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Ship that Ukraine alleges has stolen grain likely off Syria

Aug. 18, 2022 06:22 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Russian cargo ship that Ukraine alleges holds stolen grain from territory seized by Moscow appears to have reached the Syrian port of Tartus, according to satellite images analyzed Thursday by The Associated Press. The arrival of the SV...

Zelenskyy to host Lviv talks with UN chief, Turkish leader

Aug. 18, 2022 06:05 AM EDT

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — As a potential power broker, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will use his first visit to Ukraine since the war started nearly six months ago to seek ways to expand the export of grain from Europe's breadbasket to the world's needy while U.N. Secretary-General António...

China, Japan officials meet amid Taiwan tensions

Aug. 18, 2022 02:19 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese and Japanese officials have met in northern China amid renewed tensions over Beijing's military threats against Taiwan and after Tokyo protested China's firing of missiles into Japan's exclusive economic zone during recent military drills. The meeting...

Ukrainians flee grim life in Russian-occupied Kherson

Aug. 18, 2022 01:03 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — It was early one morning when life under Russian occupation became too much for Volodymyr Zhdanov: Rocket fire aimed at Ukrainian forces struck near his home in the city of Kherson, terrifying one of his two children. His 8-year-old daughter “ran in panic to...

Blasts in Crimea underscore Russian forces' vulnerability

Aug. 17, 2022 17:15 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A spate of explosions and fires has turned Russian-occupied Crimea from a secure rear base into a new battleground in the war, demonstrating both the Russians' vulnerability and the Ukrainians' capacity to strike deep behind enemy lines. Nine Russian warplanes...

EU to host Serbia-Kosovo talks in Brussels amid tensions

Aug. 17, 2022 15:00 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Wartime rivals Serbia and Kosovo are holding high-level crisis talks on Thursday which European Union mediators hope will de-escalate growing tensions in the Balkans, where Russia has tried to further increase its influence amid the war in Ukraine. Hopes...

Sweden presents plan to tackle high winter power bills

Aug. 17, 2022 14:42 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's government said Wednesday it wants to pass legislation forcing the country's public power transmission network operator to help reduce household and business electricity bills this winter. Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson, whose Social Democratic...

Egypt's central bank governor resigns as economic woes mount

Aug. 17, 2022 13:22 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s central bank governor resigned Wednesday as the Middle East's most populous nation struggles to curb inflation triggered by Russia's war in Ukraine, high oil prices and a drop in tourism. President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi accepted the resignation of Tarek Amer...

EXPLAINER: Dueling views remain a year after Afghan pullout

Aug. 17, 2022 06:25 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A year after America's tumultuous and deadly withdrawal from Afghanistan, assessments of its impact are divided — and largely along partisan lines. Critics slam the August 2021 evacuation of more than 120,000 American citizens, Afghans and others as poorly...

Dubai sees air travel surge, expects FIFA World Cup boost

Aug. 17, 2022 06:06 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai International Airport saw a surge in passengers over the first half of 2022 as pandemic restrictions eased and the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Qatar will further boost traffic to the city-state’s second airfield, its chief executive said Wednesday. ...