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No. 2 Medvedev back on ATP tour after Wimbledon ban

May. 15, 2022 15:24 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Watching the recent news from Ukraine is “very upsetting," No. 2-ranked tennis player Daniil Medvedev said Sunday of the war that led Wimbledon organizers to ban him and other Russians from their tournament. The U.S. Open champion spoke at the Geneva Open where he...

Egg-sized diamond fetches over $21M with fees at Geneva sale

May. 11, 2022 16:00 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Christie's says “The Rock,” an egg-sized white diamond billed as the largest of its kind to go up for auction, sold Wednesday for more than 21.6 million Swiss francs ($21.75 million), including fees — though at the low end of the expected range. The 228-carat...

Live updates | Russia-Ukraine War

May. 10, 2022 22:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House emphatically approved a fresh $40 billion Ukraine aid package Tuesday as lawmakers beefed up President Joe Biden’s initial request, signaling a magnified, bipartisan commitment to thwart Russian President Vladimir Putin’s bloody three-month-old invasion. ...

Ukrainian troops unlikely to get easy exit from steel mill

May. 05, 2022 16:42 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Following the evacuation of some civilians from a steel mill besieged by Russian forces in the port of Mariupol, attention is turning to the fate of hundreds of Ukrainian troops still inside after weeks in the plant's warren of underground tunnels and bunkers. Their...

UN invites Syrian opponents to constitution talks on May 28

Apr. 27, 2022 03:41 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Syria announced Tuesday that he has sent invitations to the Syrian government and the opposition for an eighth round of talks starting in late May, aimed at revising the constitution of the conflict-torn country. Geir Pedersen told...

World's biggest particle collider restarts after long break

Apr. 22, 2022 10:43 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The world's biggest particle accelerator restarted on Friday after a break of more than three years for upgrading and maintenance work. The 27-kilometer (17-mile) Large Hadron Collider, located under a Swiss-French border area near Geneva, is perhaps best known for...

UN to vote Thursday on suspending Russia from rights council

Apr. 06, 2022 21:04 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly will vote Thursday on whether to suspend Russia from the U.N.’s premier human rights body. The move was initiated by the United States in response to the discovery of hundreds of bodies after Russian troops withdrew from towns near the Ukrainian...

Live updates | Russia-Ukraine War

Apr. 04, 2022 23:51 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS — A top official in the global campaign against the use of land mines is urging Russia to halt the use in Ukraine of these weapons that too often kill and maim civilians. Alicia Arango Olmos, Colombia’s ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva and this year’s...

US to seek Russia's suspension from Human Rights Council

Apr. 04, 2022 20:36 PM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The United States plans to seek a vote this week to suspend Russia from its seat on the U.N.’s top human rights body, pointing to increasing signs that Russian troops may have committed war crimes in Ukraine, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Monday. ...

Live updates | Zelenskyy won't discuss fuel depot attack

Apr. 02, 2022 00:07 AM EDT

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy declined to comment on whether he ordered an attack on a Russian fuel depot. In an interview with FOX News, Zelenskyy said he does not discuss any orders he issues as commander in chief. Earlier, the secretary of Ukraine's...