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West works to deepen sanctions after Putin heightens threats

Sep. 24, 2022 14:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — How do American leaders and their allies intend to respond if President Vladimir Putin seeks to escalate his way out of a bad situation on Ukraine’s battlefields, and makes good on renewed threats of annexing territory or even using nuclear weapons? At least to...

EU talks up Russia sanctions but consensus may prove elusive

Sep. 22, 2022 06:47 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union appears determined to respond to new Russian attempts to annex parts of Ukraine with more sanctions, but finding a consensus among member countries is becoming increasingly difficult as measures meant to punish Moscow bite into their own economies. ...

Gates Foundation prods UN, honors inspiration as Goalkeepers

Sep. 21, 2022 19:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates combined characteristic optimism with sobering questions about persistent gender inequality and hunger at an event focused on reaching global development goals that the Gateses' foundation convened on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly. ...

At UN, Biden, Truss seek to smooth over N Ireland divide

Sep. 21, 2022 18:56 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden and U.K. Prime Minister Liz Truss declared themselves staunch allies Wednesday as they tried to patch up a divide over Brexit’s impact on peace in Northern Ireland. The leaders met at the United Nations two days after they attended...

Live updates: Will and Kate's older kids attending funeral

Sep. 18, 2022 18:47 PM EDT

LONDON — Prince William and his wife Catherine’s 9-year-old son Prince George and 7-year-old daughter Princess Charlotte will attend Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral. George, who is now second in line to the throne, and his sister will walk through Westminster Abbey with the...

Ukrainian president: Mass grave found near recaptured city

Sep. 16, 2022 02:15 AM EDT

IZIUM, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian authorities found a mass burial site near a recaptured northeastern city previously occupied by Russian forces, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced Thursday night. The grave was discovered close to Izium in the Kharkiv region. "The...

Energy crisis: EU chief wants to tap excess producer profits

Sep. 14, 2022 09:11 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — A top European Union official unveiled a plan Wednesday to cap the revenue of electricity producers that are making extraordinary profits because of the effects of Russia's war in Ukraine and climate change, saying the proposal could raise $140 billion to help people hit by...

EU chief Von der Leyen to visit Ukraine to stress support

Sep. 14, 2022 03:54 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union Commission Chief Ursula von der Leyen announced a visit to Kyiv later Wednesday to show the bloc’s support for Ukraine as it fights back against the Russian invasion. Dressed in the colors of Ukraine, von der Leyen said in her State of the European...

EU Commission Chief Ursula von der Leyen announces she will visit Kyiv later Wednesday.

Sep. 14, 2022 03:24 AM EDT
STRASBOURG, France (AP) — EU Commission Chief Ursula von der Leyen announces she will visit Kyiv later Wednesday.

EU nations struggle to find joint approach on energy prices

Sep. 09, 2022 12:05 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union nations struggled to find full consensus Friday on ways to shield the population from dramatically increasing energy prices that threaten to plunge millions into cold and poverty over the winter as Russia chokes off natural gas supplies. As tensions...