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Live updates | Russia-Ukraine War

May. 24, 2022 21:50 PM EDT

The Russian parliament gave preliminary approval Tuesday to a bill that would allow the government to appoint new management of foreign companies that pulled out of Russia after its invasion of Ukraine. According to the state news agency Tass, the new law would transfer control over...

New French govt pledges 'zero tolerance' for sexual abuse

May. 23, 2022 08:49 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — There will be “zero tolerance” for sexual misconduct by members of French President Emmanuel Macron's new government, but the judiciary, not the press, will decide the truth, a government spokeswoman said after press coverage of Monday's first Cabinet meeting focused on a...

France's Macron appoints new government for 2nd term

May. 20, 2022 12:13 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron announced a new-look Cabinet on Friday, with a new foreign minister part of the reshuffled line-up behind France’s first female prime minister in 30 years. Three senior ministers — Gérald Darmanin at the interior ministry, Bruno Le...

Live updates |Congress approves $40B aid package to Ukraine

May. 19, 2022 19:07 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy thanked the United States for the $40 billion aid package, which got final congressional approval on Thursday. “This is a demonstration of strong leadership and a necessary contribution to our common defense of freedom,”...

Live updates | Brink confirmed as US ambassador to Ukraine.

May. 18, 2022 22:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — The Senate confirmed Bridget Brink late Wednesday as U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, filling the post as officials plan to return American diplomats to Kyiv during the nation’s continuing battle against the Russian invasion. The veteran foreign service officer, who has...

Live updates | UN Chief: War in Ukraine driving world hunger

May. 18, 2022 18:04 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS -- The United Nations chief said Wednesday he is in “intense contacts” with Russia and other countries to stop escalating global hunger exacerbated by the war in Ukraine by allowing the export of grain stored in Ukrainian ports and ensuring Russian food and fertilizers have...

Live updates | Russia-Ukraine War

May. 17, 2022 20:42 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine — Ukraine’s human rights ombudsman said the Russian military was holding more than 3,000 civilians from Mariupol at another former penal colony near Olenivka in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine. Seven buses carrying an unknown number of Ukrainian soldiers...

Israeli PM welcomes expansion of West Bank settlements

May. 17, 2022 11:11 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Tuesday welcomed a recent decision to expand Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank that the Palestinians and most of the international community view as illegal. During a visit to the settlement of Elkana, he cast...

Mali government says it has thwarted countercoup attempt

May. 16, 2022 18:18 PM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — The Malian government headed by a two-time coup leader announced late Monday that security forces had thwarted a countercoup attempt that it said was supported by an unnamed Western government. The announcement was the latest turmoil to unfold in Mali, where...

Macron names Elisabeth Borne as France's new prime minister

May. 16, 2022 15:10 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Centrist politician Elisabeth Borne was appointed France’s new prime minister on Monday, becoming only the second woman in history to hold the post. Borne, 61, the labor minister in French President Emmanuel Macron's previous government, succeeds Jean Castex, whose...