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Trial for WNBA star Brittney Griner opens in Russian court

Jul. 01, 2022 12:45 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — American basketball star Brittney Griner went on trial Friday, 4 1/2 months after her arrest on charges of possessing cannabis oil while returning to play for a Russian team, in a case that has unfolded amid tense relations between Moscow and Washington. The initial...

New Zealand leader makes 1st trip to UK since trade deal

Jul. 01, 2022 11:49 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Friday made her first visit to the U.K. since both countries signed a free trade agreement, meeting with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to boost bilateral ties and discuss Russia's war in Ukraine. The trip came after...

Russian missiles kill at least 21 in Ukraine's Odesa region

Jul. 01, 2022 11:09 AM EDT

POKROVSK, Ukraine (AP) — Russian missile attacks on residential areas killed at least 21 people early Friday near the Ukrainian port of Odesa, authorities reported, a day after the withdrawal of Moscow's forces from an island in the Black Sea seemed to ease the threat to the city. ...

Russia seizes control of partly foreign-owned energy project

Jul. 01, 2022 09:13 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has handed full control over a major oil and natural gas project partly owned by Shell and two Japanese companies to a newly created Russian firm, a bold move amid spiraling tensions with the West over Moscow's military action in Ukraine. ...

Ukraine protests Russian film screening at Czech film fest

Jul. 01, 2022 07:41 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — An international film festival in the Czech spa town of Karlovy Vary kicked off Friday amid controversy following a protest by Ukraine over the screening of a Russian film alongside Ukrainian-made movies. Prior to the start of the 56th edition of the festival,...

Inflation hits record 8.6% for 19 countries using the euro

Jul. 01, 2022 07:02 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Inflation in countries using the euro set another eye-watering record, pushed higher by a huge increase in energy costs fueled partly by Russia’s war in Ukraine. Annual inflation in the eurozone's 19 countries hit 8.6% in June, surging past the 8.1% recorded in May,...

Inflation in the 19 countries using the euro hits record 8.6% as energy costs keep surging amid Russia's war in Ukraine

Jul. 01, 2022 05:04 AM EDT
BRUSSELS (AP) — Inflation in the 19 countries using the euro hits record 8.6% as energy costs keep surging amid Russia's war in Ukraine.

International Criminal Court marks 20th anniversary

Jul. 01, 2022 04:30 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court marked the 20th anniversary of its establishment Friday as its prosecutors probed war crimes in countries around the world, including what one expert called a “make or break” investigation in Ukraine. The court,...

Putin's week: Facing NATO expansion, West's unity on Ukraine

Jul. 01, 2022 02:20 AM EDT

It has not been an easy week for Russian President Vladimir Putin. He took his first foreign trip since the invasion of Ukraine to shore up relations with troublesome Central Asian allies. He watched as NATO declared Moscow its main enemy and invited Russia's neighbors Sweden and...

Ukrainian emergency services: Deaths reported after missile attacks hit residential buildings in Odesa region

Jul. 01, 2022 01:39 AM EDT
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian emergency services: Deaths reported after missile attacks hit residential buildings in Odesa region.