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Russia convicts the spokesperson for Facebook owner Meta in a swift trial in absentia

Apr. 22, 2024 14:26 PM EDT

A court in Russia on Monday convicted the spokesperson of U.S. technology company Meta, which owns Facebook and Instagram, of justifying terrorism and sentenced him to six years in prison in a swift trial in absentia, Russia's independent news site Mediazona reported. According to...

Rivers recede but flooding plagues thousands in central Russia

Apr. 22, 2024 14:11 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Water levels in some overflowing rivers in Russia were starting to drop on Monday, but flooding remains widespread, Russian state TV reports said. More than 5,000 properties in Russia’s Kurgan region, about 1,600 kilometers (1,000 miles) east of Moscow along the...

Poland's leader says his country is ready to host NATO members' nuclear weapons to counter Russia

Apr. 22, 2024 11:20 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s president says the NATO member would be ready to host the nuclear weapons of the military alliances's other members in response to Russia’s moving its nuclear weapons to neighboring Belarus. President Andrzej Duda made the comments in an interview...

Aid approval brings Ukraine closer to replenishing troops struggling to hold front lines

Apr. 22, 2024 09:28 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian commander Oleksiy Tarasenko witnessed a frightening shift last month in Russia's efforts to punch through Kyiv’s defense of the industrial region known as the Donbas. Standing against Russia’s unyielding advance in the strategic front-line town of...

Ukrainian and Western leaders laud US aid package while the Kremlin warns of 'further ruin'

Apr. 21, 2024 19:02 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian and Western leaders on Sunday welcomed a desperately needed aid package passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, as the Kremlin warned that passage of the bill would “further ruin” Ukraine and cause more deaths. Ukrainian commanders and...

Moscow says 50 Ukrainian drones shot down as attacks spark fires at Russian power stations

Apr. 20, 2024 19:30 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine launched a barrage of drones across Russia overnight, the Defense Ministry in Moscow said Saturday, in attacks that appeared to target the country’s energy infrastructure. Fifty drones were shot down by air defences over eight Russian regions,...

As Russia edges toward a possible offensive on Kharkiv, some residents flee. Others refuse to leave

Apr. 20, 2024 02:01 AM EDT

KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — A 79-year-old woman makes the sign of the cross and, gripping her cane, leaves her home in a quaint village in northeast Ukraine. Torn screens, shattered glass and scorched trees litter the yard of Olha Faichuk's apartment building in Lukiantsi, north of...

Seeking 'the right side of history,' Speaker Mike Johnson risks his job to deliver aid to Ukraine

Apr. 19, 2024 16:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Staring down a decision so consequential it could alter the course of history -- but also end his own career -- House Speaker Mike Johnson prayed for guidance. A conservative Christian, the speaker wrestled over whether to lead the House in approving $95 billion...

US intelligence finding shows China surging equipment sales to Russia to help war effort in Ukraine

Apr. 19, 2024 13:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — China has surged sales to Russia of machine tools, microelectronics and other technology that Moscow in turn is using to produce missiles, tanks, aircraft and other weaponry for use in its war against Ukraine, according to a U.S. assessment. Two senior Biden...

Ukraine claims it shot down a Russian strategic bomber as Moscow's missiles kill 8 Ukrainians

Apr. 19, 2024 12:10 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s air force claimed Friday it shot down a Russian strategic bomber, but Moscow officials said the plane crashed in a sparsely populated area due to a malfunction after a combat mission. Neither claim could be independently verified. Previous Ukrainian...