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Russia, Cuba leaders meet in Moscow, honor rebel icon Castro

Nov. 22, 2022 12:29 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday met with his Cuban counterpart in Moscow, where the two unveiled a monument to Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro and hailed the “traditional friendship” between their sanctions-hit nations. A video published on...

Cesspool or civility? Elon Musk's Twitter at a crossroads

Nov. 06, 2022 15:49 PM EST

The discourse was never all that civil on Twitter. The loudest voices have often drowned out softer, more nuanced takes. After all, it's much easier to rage-tweet at a perceived enemy than to seek common ground, whether the argument is about transgender kids or baseball. In the...

Live updates | Russia-Ukraine War

Oct. 24, 2022 16:44 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine -- Ukraine’s president said Monday that Kyiv has been able to defend the independence of the country in the eight months of the war waged by Russia. In his nightly address, Volodymyr Zelenskyy marked the eight-month anniversary of the invasion and noted that the...

Russia's Iranian drones complicate Israel's balancing act

Oct. 19, 2022 08:41 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Iranian-made drones that Russia sent slamming into central Kyiv this week have complicated Israel's balancing act between Russia and the West. Israel has stayed largely on the sidelines since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine last February so as not to damage its...

Live Updates: Russia-Ukraine War

Oct. 10, 2022 20:14 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. General Assembly started debating Monday whether to demand that Russia reverse course on annexing four regions of Ukraine. The discussion came as Moscow’s most extensive missile strikes in months alarmed much of the international community anew. The...

9 NATO members urge support for Ukraine after annexation

Oct. 02, 2022 10:23 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — The heads of nine European NATO members on Sunday issued a joint statement backing a path to membership for Ukraine in the U.S.-led security alliance, and calling on all 30 NATO nations to ramp up military aid for Kyiv. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy made a...

Putin illegally annexes Ukraine land; Kyiv seeks NATO entry

Sep. 30, 2022 15:40 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin signed treaties Friday to illegally annex more occupied Ukrainian territory in a sharp escalation of his war. Ukraine's president countered with a surprise application to join the NATO military alliance. Putin’s land-grab and...

EXPLAINER: How real are Putin's nuclear threats in Ukraine?

Sep. 28, 2022 14:57 PM EDT

Russian President Vladimir Putin warns that he won't hesitate to use nuclear weapons to ward off Ukraine's attempt to reclaim control of Moscow-occupied areas that the Kremlin is about to annex. While the West dismisses that as a scare tactic, a top Putin lieutenant upped the ante by...

Kremlin announces vote, paves way to annex part of Ukraine

Sep. 27, 2022 18:20 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The Kremlin paved the way Tuesday to annex more of Ukraine and escalate the war by claiming that residents of a large swath overwhelmingly supported joining with Russia in stage-managed referendums the U.S. and its Western allies have dismissed as illegitimate. ...

Live Updates: Russia-Ukraine War

Sep. 27, 2022 15:05 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine — Pro-Moscow officials say residents in one of the four occupied areas of Ukraine voted to join Russia in Kremlin-orchestrated referendums. According to Russia-installed election officials in Zaporizhzhia, 93.11% of the ballots cast in the vote were in support of the...