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Rights group: Bulgaria uses police dogs in migrant pushbacks

May. 26, 2022 05:21 AM EDT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — An international rights group said Thursday that Bulgarian authorities are attacking Afghan and other asylum-seekers, using police dogs and other violence to illegally push them back over the border into Turkey. Human Rights Watch said that the migrants...

Bulgaria: Bodies found outside cemetery, funeral agent held

May. 25, 2022 06:17 AM EDT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Authorities in Bulgaria said Wednesday that the bodies of seven people were discovered outside a cemetery near the capital. Police said that according to initial data, the bodies buried in a forest without coffins belonged to older adults who had died of...

Bulgaria rejects EU pressure to allow N Macedonia to join

May. 20, 2022 14:03 PM EDT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria is sticking to its position blocking North Macedonia’s accession talks with the European Union despite growing pressures from its Western partners to lift its veto following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Hours after EU Enlargement Commissioner...

'I can’t see the light': War fuels surging prices in Europe

May. 20, 2022 06:30 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Edoardo Ronzoni inspects a construction site near Milan that he shut down in March as costs for materials skyrocketed. He can’t complete a half-built roundabout at an intersection known for fender-benders because asphalt, cast-iron pipes and concrete are too expensive — prices...

Biden praises Greece for leadership after Russia invasion

May. 16, 2022 18:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Monday thanked Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis for his country's “moral leadership” in the aftermath of Russia's invasion of Ukraine as the two held talks at the White House on Monday about the ongoing conflict. Mitsotakis was...

Live updates | Russia-Ukraine War

May. 11, 2022 20:38 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine — An adviser to the Mariupol mayor said Wednesday that Russian forces have blocked all evacuation routes out of the city. The adviser, Petro Andriushchenko, said there were few apartment buildings fit to live in after the weeks of bombardment and very little food or...

Live updates | Pentagon: most Russian forces left Mariupol

May. 05, 2022 20:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon says the majority of Russian forces that had been around the port city of Mariupol have left and headed north, leaving roughly the equivalent of two battalion tactical groups there, or about 2,000 troops. Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said Thursday that...

Europeans weigh costs of cutting Russian energy over Ukraine

May. 05, 2022 09:19 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Across Europe, rising energy prices are testing the resolve of ordinary consumers and business owners who are caught between the continent’s dependence on cheap Russian energy and its revulsion over President Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine. Governments are...

Live updates | UN: More than 300 evacuated from Mariupol

May. 04, 2022 19:21 PM EDT

The United Nations says more than 300 civilians from the besieged southeastern city of Mariupol and four other towns have been evacuated to Ukrainian-held Zaporizhzhia in a second successful operation to get civilians out of areas subject to Russian shelling and attacks. Osnat...

Slovakia, Hungary won't back EU sanctions on Russian energy

May. 03, 2022 11:21 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Slovakia and Hungary said Tuesday that they will not support sanctions against Russian energy that the European Union is preparing over the war in Ukraine, saying they are too reliant on those supplies and there are no immediate alternatives. The EU’s...