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Kane and Ronaldo help England and Portugal stay perfect

Mar. 26, 2023 18:04 PM EDT

England and Portugal made it two wins out of two at the start of European Championship qualifying, helped by their star players continuing their record-breaking streaks. Harry Kane struck a record-extending 55th goal for his country to help England beat Ukraine 2-0, while Cristiano...

Kane extends England goals record in 2-0 win against Ukraine

Mar. 26, 2023 16:12 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Presented with a golden boot before kickoff, Harry Kane's golden touch continued for England on Sunday as he struck a record-extending 55th goal for his country. The Tottenham striker had already surpassed Wayne Rooney as the Three Lions' outright leading scorer with...

Ukraine demands emergency UN meeting over Putin nuclear plan

Mar. 26, 2023 14:56 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's government on Sunday called for an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council to “counter the Kremlin's nuclear blackmail” after Russian President Vladimir Putin revealed plans to station tactical atomic weapons in Belarus. One Ukrainian...

Russian authorities say a drone caused an explosion that injured three people far from Ukraine border; no word on origin

Mar. 26, 2023 10:37 AM EDT
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities say a drone caused an explosion that injured three people far from Ukraine border; no word on origin.

Tensions on the rise at revered Kyiv monastery complex

Mar. 26, 2023 03:15 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The courtyards of the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra have been busy with more than just the usual worshippers, going to and from its churches in the sprawling monastic complex that is Ukraine’s most revered Orthodox site. Also busy Friday were people in civilian...

New Russian campaign tries to entice men to fight in Ukraine

Mar. 26, 2023 02:36 AM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Advertisements promise cash bonuses and enticing benefits. Recruiters are making cold calls to eligible men. Enlistment offices are working with universities and social service agencies to lure students and the unemployed. A new campaign is underway this...

Putin says Russia will station tactical nukes in Belarus

Mar. 25, 2023 17:44 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin announced plans on Saturday to station tactical nuclear weapons in neighboring Belarus, a warning to the West as it steps up military support for Ukraine. Putin said the move was triggered by Britain’s decision this past week to...

Russia 'largely stalled' in Bakhmut, shifting focus, UK says

Mar. 25, 2023 13:24 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The top commander of Ukraine's military said Saturday that his forces were pushing back against Russian troops in the long and grinding battle for the town of Bakhmut, and British military intelligence says Russia appears to be moving to a defensive strategy in eastern...

New Zealand tells China its concern on lethal aid to Russia

Mar. 25, 2023 06:32 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — New Zealand Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta has expressed concern to China over any provision of lethal aid to support Russia in its war against Ukraine during a meeting with her Chinese counterpart. Her press office on Saturday detailed Mahuta's cautionary remarks...

Unwelcome spotlight falls on NHL team Pride night events

Mar. 24, 2023 15:03 PM EDT

Pride nights, held annually for several years by National Hockey League teams to show support for the LGBTQ+ community, are in the spotlight following several high-profile incidents this season. A handful of players have objected to participating in pregame warmups that included...