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Russian missiles slam into a Ukraine city and kill 17 people as the war approaches a critical stage

Apr. 17, 2024 11:01 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Three Russian missiles slammed into a downtown area of the northern Ukrainian city of Chernihiv on Wednesday, hitting an eight-floor apartment building and killing at least 17 people, authorities said. At least 61 people, including three children, were wounded...

Russia begins withdrawing peacekeeping forces from Karabakh, now under full Azerbaijan control

Apr. 17, 2024 10:58 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian forces are being withdrawn from Azerbaijan’s Karabakh region, where they have been stationed as peacekeepers since the end of a war in 2020, officials of both countries said Wednesday. In a conference call with journalists, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov...

The German chancellor presses China on Russia's invasion of Ukraine

Apr. 16, 2024 11:24 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said he asked Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Tuesday to pressure Russia to end its “insane campaign” in Ukraine, the latest in a parade of European leaders and senior officials to make such an appeal. The Chinese side gave no sign of...

Georgia lawmakers scuffle over a divisive bill that opponents say mimics Kremlin's repressive law

Apr. 15, 2024 21:12 PM EDT

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Lawmakers in Georgia's legislature scuffled on Monday as the parliament debated a divisive new law dubbed the foreign agent bill. Hours later, hundreds of people protested against the legislation outside the parliament in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi. ...

Russian soldiers who quit Putin's war get no hero’s welcome abroad as asylum claims surge

Apr. 15, 2024 18:41 PM EDT

ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) — If the choice was death or a bullet to the leg, Yevgeny would take the bullet. A decorated hero of Russia’s war in Ukraine, Yevgeny told his friend and fellow soldier to please aim carefully and avoid bone. The tourniquets were ready. The pain that...

Blinken assures US support of Black Sea allies as Ukraine urges military aid during conference

Apr. 15, 2024 10:58 AM EDT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — The U.S. secretary of state assured allies bordering the Black Sea on Monday that they could depend on his country's support to make the region more secure, prosperous and integrated. Addressing the attendees of the Second Black Sea Security Conference in...

Today in History: April 15, the Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic, more than 1,500 die

Apr. 15, 2024 00:01 AM EDT

Today is Monday, April 15, the 106th day of 2024. There are 260 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 15, 1912, the British luxury liner RMS Titanic foundered in the North Atlantic off Newfoundland more than 2 1/2 hours after hitting an...

More civilians die in Ukraine as analysts warn that delays in US aid will hamper Kyiv's forces

Apr. 14, 2024 23:32 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — More civilians died across Ukraine on Sunday as analysts warned that delays in U.S. military assistance would see Kyiv struggle to fight off Russian offensives. One man was Sunday killed after a Russian drone hit the truck he was driving in the Sumy region, the...

Today in History: April 14, Abraham Lincoln is fatally shot at Ford's Theatre

Apr. 14, 2024 00:02 AM EDT

Today is Sunday, April 14, the 105th day of 2024. There are 261 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 14, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was shot and mortally wounded by John Wilkes Booth during a performance of “Our American Cousin” at...

Ukraine's military chief warns of 'significantly' worsening battlefield situation in the east

Apr. 13, 2024 13:06 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's military chief on Saturday warned that the battlefield situation in the industrial east has “significantly worsened in recent days,” as warming weather allowed Russian forces to launch a fresh push along several stretches of the more 1,000 km-long (620-mile)...