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Give and take: West gives Ukraine weapons, bans Russian coal

Aug. 11, 2022 16:55 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — On a day of give and take, Western nations made more pledges to send arms to Ukraine while the European Union's full ban on Russian coal imports kicked in Thursday, adding to the sanctions against Moscow that intelligence claims are hurting its defense exports. ...

Russian reporter put under house arrest over war criticism

Aug. 11, 2022 12:18 PM EDT

A court in Russia on Thursday ordered a former state TV journalist placed under house arrest for nearly two months pending an investigation and potential trial on charges of spreading false information about Russia’s armed forces. Marina Ovsyannikova was charged over a street...

German reservist on trial accused of spying for Russia

Aug. 11, 2022 10:36 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A German army reservist went on trial Thursday in Duesseldorf accused of providing sensitive military information tor Russia. Prosecutors alleged that the 65-year-old lieutenant colonel of the reserve, whose was only identified as Ralph G. in line with German privacy...

Russia struggles to replenish its troops in Ukraine

Aug. 11, 2022 08:30 AM EDT

The prisoners at the penal colony in St. Petersburg were expecting a visit by officials, thinking it would be some sort of inspection. Instead, men in uniform arrived and offered them amnesty — if they agreed to fight alongside the Russian army in Ukraine. Over the following days,...

Russian journalist detained, charged over war criticism

Aug. 10, 2022 18:47 PM EDT

Russian authorities detained a former state TV journalist who quit after staging an on-air protest against Moscow’s war in Ukraine and charged her Wednesday with spreading false information about Russia’s armed forces, according to her lawyer. Marina Ovsyannikova was charged over...

EXPLAINER: Fighting in Ukraine endangers big nuclear plant

Aug. 10, 2022 08:18 AM EDT

Russia and Ukraine have accused each other of shelling Europe's largest nuclear power plant, stoking international fears of a catastrophe on the continent. A look at the plant and the situation around it: EUROPE'S BIGGEST NUCLEAR PLANT The Zaporizhzhia plant is in...

Russians buy last goods from H&M, IKEA as stores wind down

Aug. 10, 2022 07:40 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russians are snapping up Western fashion and furniture this week as H&M and IKEA sell off the last of their inventory in Russia, moving forward with their exit from the country after it sent troops into Ukraine. Sweden-based H&M and Netherlands-based IKEA had...

Large explosions rock Russian military air base in Crimea

Aug. 09, 2022 19:24 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Powerful explosions rocked a Russian air base in Crimea and sent towering clouds of smoke over the landscape Tuesday in what may mark an escalation of the war in Ukraine. At least one person was killed and several others were wounded, authorities said. ...

Russian diplomat chides US for rushing nuclear inspections

Aug. 09, 2022 15:34 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A senior Russian diplomat said Tuesday that Moscow's decision to declare a freeze on U.S. inspections of its nuclear arsenals under a key arms control treaty was triggered by Washington's push for a quick visit by inspectors. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov...

Russia extends opposition activist's detention for 2 months

Aug. 09, 2022 13:18 PM EDT

A Moscow court on Tuesday extended the detention of Vladimir Kara Murza Jr., a prominent opposition activist who has been jailed since April on charges of spreading “false information” about Russia’s military operation in Ukraine. Russia adopted a law criminalizing spreading...