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US, Philippine forces hold combat drills to brace for crisis

Oct. 03, 2022 10:33 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — More than 2,500 U.S. and Philippine marines joined combat exercises Monday to respond to any sudden crisis in a region long on tenterhooks over South China Sea territorial disputes and increasing tensions over Taiwan. The annual military drills are the...

Ukraine claws back more territory in southern Kherson region

Oct. 03, 2022 09:27 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian forces have broken through Moscow’s defenses in the strategic southern Kherson region, the Russian military acknowledged Monday, an achievement that delivers a sharp blow to one of the four areas in Ukraine that Russian President Vladimir Putin annexed last week....

Live Updates: Russia-Ukraine War

Oct. 03, 2022 09:14 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The Russian military on Monday acknowledged that Kyiv’s forces have broken through Moscow’s defenses in the Kherson region. Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said in his daily briefing that “with superior tank units in the direction of Zolotaya...

Russia's lower house of parliament endorses treaties for 4 regions of Ukraine to join Russia

Oct. 03, 2022 07:37 AM EDT
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's lower house of parliament endorses treaties for 4 regions of Ukraine to join Russia.

Intl overseer changes voting rules in Bosnia

Oct. 02, 2022 15:47 PM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Shortly after polls closed in Bosnia’s general election on Sunday, the top international overseer of a 1995 peace agreement that ended the country’s inter-ethnic war in the 1990s announced that he was changing its electoral law. Christian...

Minister: Greece can defend islands despite Turkey's threats

Oct. 01, 2022 15:50 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Greece has the right to take “all defensive measures” to protect its easternmost islands amid threats by neighboring Turkey that dispute Greek sovereignty rights and raise the specter of war, the Greek defense minister said Saturday. Speaking after...

Russia blindfolds, detains Ukraine nuclear plant chief

Oct. 01, 2022 11:18 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces blindfolded and detained the head of Europe’s largest nuclear plant, Ukraine’s nuclear power provider said Saturday, reigniting long-simmering fears over the plant's security. The alleged kidnapping on Friday apparently took place shortly...

Putin illegally annexes Ukraine land; Kyiv seeks NATO entry

Sep. 30, 2022 15:40 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin signed treaties Friday to illegally annex more occupied Ukrainian territory in a sharp escalation of his war. Ukraine's president countered with a surprise application to join the NATO military alliance. Putin’s land-grab and...

Analysis: Russia's war in Ukraine reaches a critical moment

Sep. 30, 2022 15:29 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — There are moments in history that appear as critical to the world as they are terrifying. Just this century: the 9/11 attacks in 2001; the U.S. “shock-and-awe″ war on Saddam Hussein’s Iraq two years later; the coronavirus pandemic in 2020 killed millions and...

With pomp, bluster and ceremony, Putin defies West in speech

Sep. 30, 2022 14:34 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday cast his move to absorb four Ukrainian regions as part of an existential battle for Russia's very survival against an aggressive West, a blustery show of his readiness to further up the ante in the conflict in Ukraine that has now entered...