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Finland downs Latvia, Germany tops Slovakia at hockey worlds

May. 14, 2022 16:31 PM EDT

TAMPERE, Finland (AP) — Host Finland recovered from a first period scare to beat Latvia 2-1 for a second victory in two games at the ice hockey world championship on Saturday. Mikael Granlund scored the winner on a power play with 2:52 to go in the final period of the Group B game...

Defending champ Canada, US win openers at ice hockey worlds

May. 13, 2022 16:51 PM EDT

HELSINKI, Finland (AP) — Pierre-Luc Dubois scored twice and led defending champion Canada to a 5-3 victory over Germany in their opening game at the world ice hockey championship on Friday. Cole Sillinger and Dubois scored from the slot in the first period of the Group A game in...

Live updates | US official: Ukraine resistance slows Russia

Apr. 29, 2022 22:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON -- A senior U.S. defense official said Friday the Russian offensive is going much slower than planned in part because of the strength of the Ukrainian resistance. “We also assess that because of this slow and uneven progress, again, without perfect knowledge of every...

Live updates | Ukraine says it hit Russian command post

Apr. 24, 2022 00:05 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine — The Ukrainian military said Saturday it destroyed a Russian command post in Kherson, a southern city that fell to Russian forces early in the war. The Ukrainian military intelligence agency posted a statement saying the command post was hit on Friday and two...

Live updates | Russia-Ukraine War

Apr. 21, 2022 21:59 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine — Satellite images released Thursday showed what appeared to be mass graves near Mariupol, and local officials accused Russia of burying up to 9,000 Ukrainian civilians there in an effort to conceal the slaughter taking place in the siege of the port city. Satellite...

Presidents from countries on Russia's doorstep visit Ukraine

Apr. 13, 2022 22:32 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The presidents of four countries on Russia’s doorstep visited Ukraine on Wednesday and underscored their support for the embattled country, where they saw heavily damaged buildings and demanded accountability for what they called war crimes carried out by Russian forces. ...

Live Updates | Russia-Ukraine War

Apr. 13, 2022 21:00 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS— A U.N. task force is warning in a new report that Russia’s war against Ukraine threatens to devastate the economies of many developing countries that are now facing even higher food and energy costs and increasingly difficult financial conditions. U.N....

Live Updates | Russia-Ukraine War

Apr. 12, 2022 22:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — The United States and its allies are pushing ahead with sanctions aimed at forcing Vladimir Putin to spend Russia’s money propping up its economy rather than sustaining its “war machine” for the fight in Ukraine, a top Treasury Department official said Tuesday. ...

Live Updates | Russia-Ukraine War

Apr. 11, 2022 21:57 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS — Nearly two-thirds of all Ukrainian children have fled their homes in the six weeks since Russia’s invasion and the United Nations has verified the deaths of 142 youngsters although the number is almost certainly much higher, the U.N. children’s agency said Monday. ...

Lithuania cuts off Russian gas imports, urges EU to do same

Apr. 03, 2022 09:12 AM EDT

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Lithuania says it has cut itself off entirely of gas imports from Russia, apparently becoming the first of the European Union's 27 nations using Russian gas to break its energy dependence upon Moscow. “Seeking full energy independence from Russian gas,...