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Live updates | Russia tells Ukraine to accept real situation

May. 26, 2022 07:00 AM EDT

MOSCOW — The Kremlin says it expects Ukraine to recognize the existing situation and accept Moscow’s demands. Asked Thursday if Russia expects Ukraine to make territorial concessions, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that “Moscow expects the acceptance of its demands and...

UK govt touts financial aid as it aims to banish 'partygate'

May. 26, 2022 07:20 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government was unveiling a package of help on Thursday to ease a severe cost-of-living squeeze, a day after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson vowed to “move on” from months of scandal over parties in government buildings during COVID-19 lockdowns. ...

World stocks lower after Fed confirms rate hike plans

May. 26, 2022 05:47 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Major global stock markets were mostly lower Thursday after notes from the Federal Reserve's latest meeting confirmed expectations of more interest rate hikes but held no surprises to rattle investors. London, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney declined. Frankfurt and...

UK foreign secretary visits Bosnia to pledge support

May. 26, 2022 03:18 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss is visiting Sarajevo on Thursday to reaffirm the U.K.'s commitment to peace and stability in Bosnia amid growing fears of malign influence from Russia in the ethnically-divided Balkan country. During her...

Live updates | Russia-Ukraine War

May. 25, 2022 21:21 PM EDT

The Russian Defense Ministry is promising to open a safe corridor to allow foreign ships to leave Black Sea ports. A separate corridor will be open to allow ships to leave Mariupol by sailing from the port on the Sea of Azov port to the Black Sea. Mikhail Mizintsev, who heads the...

Triple killing trial is underway in Belfast, Maine

May. 25, 2022 17:18 PM EDT

BELFAST, Maine (AP) — A Maine man on trial in the killings of three people delivered his own opening statement Wednesday, calling the victims “drug addicts" and describing the deaths as “accidents” and “self defense.” A prosecutor described a calculated plan in which...

Weather should be factor again for low scoring at Senior PGA

May. 25, 2022 17:12 PM EDT

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Count Colin Montgomerie among those who aren’t surprised by the low winning scores in the Senior PGA Championship during its previous four visits to the Jack Nicklaus-designed Harbor Shores. “I love the course,” said the veteran from Scotland, who...

UK's Prince Charles visits Ukrainian refugees in Romania

May. 25, 2022 14:16 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Britain's Prince Charles traveled to Romania's capital Wednesday to visit refugees, mostly women and children, from Russia’s war in Ukraine who have found safety in the neighboring Eastern European country. The Prince of Wales visited the Romexpo Donation...

Davos gathering overshadowed by global economic worries

May. 25, 2022 14:07 PM EDT

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Soaring inflation. Russia’s war in Ukraine. Squeezed supply chains. The threat of food insecurity around the world. The lingering COVID-19 pandemic. The risks to the global economy are many, leading to an increasingly gloomy view of the months ahead for...

UK's Johnson faulted for lockdown parties but won't quit

May. 25, 2022 13:43 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — An investigative report released Wednesday blamed British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and other senior leaders for allowing boozy government parties that broke the U.K.’s COVID-19 lockdown rules, and while Johnson said he took “full responsibility” for the breaches, he...