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Russia smuggling Ukrainian grain to help pay for Putin's war

Oct. 03, 2022 08:38 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — When the bulk cargo ship Laodicea docked in Lebanon last summer, Ukrainian diplomats said the vessel was carrying grain stolen by Russia and urged Lebanese officials to impound the ship. Moscow called the allegation “false and baseless,” and Lebanon’s...

Ukraine’s Mariupol defenders, Putin ally in prisoner swap

Sep. 22, 2022 16:57 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine announced a high-profile prisoner swap early Thursday that was the culmination of months of efforts to free many of the Ukrainian fighters who defended a steel plant in Mariupol during a long Russian siege. In exchange, Ukraine gave up a prominent ally of Russian...

Steel plant defenders, Putin ally exchanged in prisoner swap

Sep. 21, 2022 20:57 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine announced a high-profile prisoner swap early Thursday that culminated months of efforts to free many of the Ukrainian fighters who defended a steel plant in Mariupol during a long Russian siege. In exchange, Ukraine gave up an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin....

Steelworker dies after industrial accident at Indiana mill

Sep. 19, 2022 11:26 AM EDT

EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) — A steelworker who was injured last week in an industrial accident at a northwest Indiana steel mill has died at a Chicago hospital, officials said. Michael Osika, 44, of Schererville died Saturday after being injured Thursday at the Cleveland-Cliffs...

GM plans $491M Indiana plant upgrade to help support EVs

Sep. 15, 2022 12:49 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors said Thursday it will spend $491 million to expand and upgrade an Indiana metal stamping plant for production of steel and aluminum stamped parts for “future vehicles," including electric vehicles. The automaker said it would install two new press...

Electric-motor watercrafts maker to open plant in WVa

Sep. 01, 2022 04:01 AM EDT

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Pure Watercraft will manufacture electric-motor pontoon boats in West Virginia, Gov. Jim Justice announced. The Seattle-based company will invest at least $5 million in a former steel plant in the Northern Panhandle community of Beech Bottom and...

Russia's war at 6 months: A global economy in growing danger

Aug. 21, 2022 02:36 AM EDT

MECKENHEIM, Germany (AP) — Martin Kopf needs natural gas to run his family's company, Zinkpower GmbH, which rustproofs steel components in western Germany. Zinkpower's facility outside Bonn uses gas to keep 600 tons of zinc worth 2.5 million euros ($2.5 million) in a molten state...

Relatives of POWs call on Red Cross to help find loved ones

Aug. 05, 2022 14:20 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Relatives of prisoners of war captured by the Russians following the fall of Mariupol gathered in central Kyiv Thursday demanding information about their husbands, fathers and sons following a strike on a prison housing POWs in a separatist region of eastern Ukraine last week...

Russia brands Ukrainian steel plant defenders terrorists

Aug. 02, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia’s Supreme Court declared Ukraine’s Azov Regiment a terrorist organization Tuesday, a move that could lead to terror charges against some of the captured fighters who made their last stand inside Mariupol's shattered steel plant. Russia and its...

Bravery of Azovstal defenders recalled at Kyiv funeral

Jul. 22, 2022 18:27 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — When he gave himself up to Russian forces in May at the pulverized Azovstal steel mill in Mariupol, the wounded Ukrainian soldier could not say a proper goodbye to his slain friend, whose body had to be left behind with hundreds of other dead. The former...