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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Apr. 22, 2022 10:32 AM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Posts spread fictional tale of...

Australia accelerates missile upgrade due to growing threats

Apr. 05, 2022 01:09 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia has accelerated plans to buy long-range strike missiles years ahead of schedule because of growing threats posed by Russia and China. Defense Minister Peter Dutton said Tuesday the accelerated rearming of fighter jets and warships would cost 3.5...

The Latest: EU ministers to decide on Russian sanctions

Feb. 22, 2022 03:59 AM EST

The Latest on the Russia-Ukraine crisis (all times local): ___ BRUSSELS — European Union foreign ministers will meet Tuesday to decide what sanctions to impose over Russia’s decision to recognize two separatist regions in southeast Ukraine, the EU’s top diplomat...