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Live updates | Russia accused of spreading disinformation

May. 23, 2022 22:13 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS — The United States and Britain are accusing Russia of spreading disinformation online and manipulating public opinion about the war in Ukraine and vehemently rejecting Russian claims that the West is aiming to control all information flows and define what is true or not true. ...

Today in History: May 23, Bonnie and Clyde shot to death

May. 23, 2022 12:17 PM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, May 23, the 143rd day of 2022. There are 222 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 23, 1984, Surgeon General C. Everett Koop issued a report saying there was “very solid” evidence linking...

'A long journey': Volunteers from Belarus fight for Ukraine

May. 22, 2022 14:55 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — One is a restaurateur who fled Belarus when he learned he was about to be arrested for criticizing President Alexander Lukashenko. Another was given the choice of either denouncing fellow opposition activists or being jailed. And one is certain his brother was killed by the...

Belarus expands death penalty law, ups threat to opposition

May. 18, 2022 15:10 PM EDT

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — Belarus on Wednesday expanded the death penalty law to include “attempted terrorism,” in a move that could radically ramp up the government's pressure on the country's beleaguered opposition. Authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko signed a law...

Live updates | Russia-Ukraine War

May. 16, 2022 22:49 PM EDT

LVIV, Ukraine — The western Ukrainian city of Lviv has been rocked by number of very loud explosions. An Associated Press team in the city witnessed the glare of bright explosions which lit up the night sky to the west of the city shortly after midnight local time. Witnesses...

AP-Week in Pictures-Global

May. 07, 2022 07:46 AM EDT

April 30 - May 6, 2022 From Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko in an interview with The Associated Press at the Independence Palace in Minsk, Belarus, to Britain’s Emma Raducanu powerfully returning the ball against Marta Kostyuk of Ukraine during their match at the Mutua...

Woman forced to land in Belarus gets 6 years in prison

May. 06, 2022 08:01 AM EDT

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — A woman who ran a Belarusian opposition messaging app channel and was arrested along with her activist boyfriend when an airliner they were on was forced to land in Belarus was convicted Friday of charges that included inciting social hatred. Following her...

'Seemed like goodbye': Mariupol defenders make their stand

May. 05, 2022 22:06 PM EDT

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian fighters in the tunnels underneath Mariupol’s pulverized steel plant held out against Russian troops Thursday in an increasingly desperate and perhaps doomed effort to deny Moscow what would be its biggest success of the war yet: the complete capture of the...

The AP Interview: Belarus admits Russia's war 'drags on'

May. 05, 2022 13:01 PM EDT

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Belarus’ authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko defended Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in an interview Thursday with The Associated Press, but he said he didn’t expect the 10-week-old conflict to “drag on this way.” He also spoke out against ...

Stanislav Shushkevich, post-Soviet leader of Belarus, dies

May. 04, 2022 12:54 PM EDT

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — Stanislav Shushkevich, who steered Belarus to independence, served as its first leader and is reported to have taught Russian to John F. Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald in the 1960s, has died. He was 87. Shushkevich died early Wednesday, according to his...