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Live updates | Ukraine official: 7 killed in Donetsk region

May. 17, 2022 15:30 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine — Seven civilians have been killed in Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk region as a result of Russian attacks, the Ukrainian regional governor says. Pavlo Kyrylenko wrote in a Telegram post that Tuesday's Russian attacks killed seven civilians of the Donbas: two in...

Scholz's party keeps Ukraine policy despite state vote loss

May. 16, 2022 08:13 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Olaf Scholz's party said Monday it sees no need for changes to the German leader's often-criticized approach to the war in Ukraine after an election in Germany's most populous state brought a clear defeat for his center-left Social Democrats. Germany's main...

Blow for Scholz as conservatives win key German state vote

May. 15, 2022 14:57 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Voters backed the incumbent conservative governor and dealt a blow to Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s Social Democrats on Sunday in Germany’s most populous state, projections based on partial counts showed. Figures published by public broadcaster WDR forecast the...

G7 warn of Ukraine grain crisis, ask China not to aid Russia

May. 14, 2022 14:27 PM EDT

WEISSENHAUS, Germany (AP) — The Group of Seven leading economies warned Saturday that the war in Ukraine is stoking a global food and energy crisis which threatens poor countries, and urgent measures are needed to unblock stores of grain that Russia is preventing from leaving Ukraine. ...

Live updates | Zelenskyy: No one can predict length of war

May. 13, 2022 23:23 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine — President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said although Ukrainians are doing everything they can to drive out the Russians, “no one today can predict how long this war will last.” “This will depend, unfortunately, not only on our people, who are already giving their...

Ukraine asks G7 to step up arms supply, pressure on Russia

May. 13, 2022 13:54 PM EDT

WEISSENHAUS, Germany (AP) — Ukraine's foreign minister said Friday that his country is willing to engage in diplomatic talks with Russia to unblock grain supplies and to achieve a political solution to the war in Ukraine but won’t accept ultimatums from Moscow. Foreign Minister...

Germany: Over 300 far-right extremists at security agencies

May. 13, 2022 09:22 AM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — The German government said Friday that it has identified more than 300 employees of national and state military, police and security agencies with links to far-right extremists or similar movements. The Federal Ministry of the Interior analyzed 860 cases of possible...

G7 seeks more ways to help Ukraine, unblock grain supplies

May. 12, 2022 17:32 PM EDT

WEISSENHAUS, Germany (AP) — Top diplomats from the Group of Seven wealthy nations gathered Thursday in northern Germany for a three-day meeting centered on Russia's war against Ukraine and the wider impact it is having around the world, particularly on food and energy prices. ...

Live updates | Russia-Ukraine War

May. 11, 2022 20:38 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine — An adviser to the Mariupol mayor said Wednesday that Russian forces have blocked all evacuation routes out of the city. The adviser, Petro Andriushchenko, said there were few apartment buildings fit to live in after the weeks of bombardment and very little food or...

Germany shifts focus of military missions in West Africa

May. 11, 2022 07:54 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German government backed a change to two of the country's military deployments in West Africa, moving hundreds of soldiers from Mali to neighboring Niger and shifting its emphasis in Mali from a European to a United Nations mission. Government spokeswoman...