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Russian men join exodus, fearing call-up to fight in Ukraine

Sep. 23, 2022 16:17 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Military-aged men fled Russia in droves Friday, filling planes and causing traffic jams at border crossings to avoid being rounded up to fight in Ukraine following the Kremlin's partial military mobilization. Queues stretching for 10 kilometers (6 miles) formed on a...

Japan to loosen travel restrictions imposed during pandemic

Sep. 22, 2022 14:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Japan’s strict border restrictions will be loosened next month, the prime minister announced Thursday, allowing tourists to easily enter for the first time since the start of the pandemic. In a news conference at the foot of Central Park in New York, Prime...

Baltic nations close borders to Russians over Ukraine war

Sep. 19, 2022 13:43 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania closed their borders Monday to most Russian citizens in response to the wide domestic support in Russia for the war in Ukraine. Under the coordinated travel ban, Russians wishing to travel to the Baltic countries as tourists or...

4 nations bordering Russia to restrict Russian tourists

Sep. 08, 2022 11:00 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Four European countries that border Russia will take regional steps this month to limit people from Russia from entering Europe’s visa-free zone by land because they “are increasingly concerned about the substantial and growing influx of Russian citizens.” ...

China locks down 65 million, discourages holiday travel

Sep. 05, 2022 07:51 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China has locked down 65 million of its citizens under tough COVID-19 restrictions and is discouraging domestic travel during upcoming national holidays. Across the country, 33 cities including seven provincial capitals are under full or partial lockdown covering...

Finland drastically cuts tourist visas for Russians

Sep. 01, 2022 09:22 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland on Thursday slashed the number of visas issued to Russian citizens to a tenth of the regular amount in a move seen as a show of solidarity with Ukraine. Finland, which shares the longest border with Russia of all European Union member countries, announced...

EU to tighten travel rules for Russians, but no visa ban

Aug. 31, 2022 11:32 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — European Union countries agreed Wednesday to make it harder for Russian citizens to enter the 27-nation bloc, but they failed to find a consensus on imposing an outright tourist ban in response to Russia’s war on Ukraine. At talks in the Czech Republic, EU foreign...

EU split over Russia visa ban, weighs Ukraine army training

Aug. 30, 2022 11:59 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — European Union nations were divided Tuesday over whether to slap a broad visa ban on Russian citizens, torn between a desire to ramp up pressure on President Vladimir Putin and concern about punishing people who may not even support his war on Ukraine. The 27-nation...

Hawaii wins Little League title, beating Curacao 13-3

Aug. 29, 2022 02:28 AM EDT

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — For a week and a half at the Little League World Series, no team came close to Hawaii. The championship Sunday was no different. Hawaii got back-to-back homers from Kekoa Payanal and Kama Angell in the first inning, sparking a 13-3 win in just four...

Curacao shuts out Taiwan 1-0 to move to LLWS championship

Aug. 27, 2022 17:51 PM EDT

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Curacao didn’t do much at the plate Saturday, knocking out just three hits. But behind 4 2/3 innings of shutout ball from Reangelo Decaster, a few defensive gems and Jaydion Louisa’s pinch-hit dribbler, the Caribbean team beat Taiwan 1-0 to move...