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Death toll rises from Russian drone strike on Ukrainian port city, as China's envoy tours Moscow

Mar. 03, 2024 12:25 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The death toll rose to 11 on Sunday from a Russian drone strike that destroyed an apartment block in Ukraine’s southern port city of Odesa the previous day when a local official reported the bodies of two more children and a young mother were pulled from the rubble. ...

German defense minister said leaked audio is part of Russia's 'information war' against West

Mar. 03, 2024 11:53 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Germany's defense minister on Sunday described Russia's leak of a conversation by ranking German military officers to be part of Russia's “information war” against the West, and that the aim was to create discord within Germany. In the audio recording...

Russian drone strike on the Ukrainian port city of Odesa kills 7

Mar. 02, 2024 12:26 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Seven people were killed when debris from a Russian drone hit an apartment block in the southern Ukrainian port city of Odesa overnight, Ukraine's State Emergency Service said Saturday. A 3-month-old baby was among the dead. A further eight people were injured,...

Ukraine's troops are rationing ammunition. Yet House Republicans plan to take weeks to mull more aid

Mar. 02, 2024 07:51 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ukrainian drones fly without ammunition. Russian artillery unleash deadly volleys from safe positions beyond the range of Kyiv's troops. Shortages of ammo and supplies are resulting in lost ground to Moscow, U.S. congressional leaders warn, yet the Republican-controlled House...

Ukraine official says Russia massing forces around a key city in the country's east

Mar. 01, 2024 14:09 PM EST

KYIV (AP) — Russia is accumulating large forces around Chasiv Yar in eastern Ukraine as it seeks to make a breakthrough in the Donetsk region, a Ukrainian official said Friday. Illia Yevlash, spokesperson for the operational group overseeing the eastern front line, told Radio Free...

Russian onslaught targets more Ukrainian towns and villages as Ukraine says it shot down 3 warplanes

Feb. 29, 2024 12:48 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces are pushing hard against more Ukrainian towns and villages in eastern and southeastern Ukraine as Moscow tries to press its current advantage in weapons and troops, Kyiv officials said Thursday. Despite Russia’s apparent offensive momentum on...

From nuclear risk to helping young families: Things to know about Putin's state-of-the-nation speech

Feb. 29, 2024 11:19 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday delivered a blunt message to the West, warning that it risks provoking a global nuclear war if it expands its involvement in the fighting in Ukraine. At the same time, Putin focused his 2-hour state-of-the-nation address...

Putin warns that sending Western troops to Ukraine risks a global nuclear war

Feb. 29, 2024 10:04 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin vowed Thursday to fulfill Moscow’s goals in Ukraine and sternly warned the West against deeper involvement in the fighting, saying that such a move is fraught with the risk of a global nuclear conflict. Putin's blunt warning came in...

US adults fracture along party lines in support for Ukraine military funding, AP-NORC poll finds

Feb. 29, 2024 08:19 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Russia makes battlefield advances and Ukrainian soldiers run short on ammunition, U.S. adults have become fractured along party lines in their support for sending military aid to Kyiv, according to a poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. ...

McConnell's exit as Senate leader means new uncertainty as GOP falls in line with Trump

Feb. 28, 2024 22:34 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long before Sen. Mitch McConnell surprised colleagues Wednesday announcing he would step down as the Republican leader this fall, he knew the time had come. Hard-right Republican senators aligned with Donald Trump wanted to oust him. Trump was easily becoming the...