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NATO chief wants more 'friends' as Russia, China move closer

Feb. 01, 2023 10:53 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — China's growing assertiveness and collaboration with Russia poses a challenge not only to Asia but also to Europe, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday as he sought stronger cooperation and more “friends” for NATO in the Indo-Pacific region. ...

College Board revises AP Black history class after criticism

Feb. 01, 2023 10:40 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The official curriculum for a new Advanced Placement course on African American studies that was released on Wednesday downplays some components that drew criticism from conservatives including Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who had threatened to ban the class in his state. ...

Latvia threatens Olympic boycott if Russians compete

Feb. 01, 2023 10:29 AM EST

RIGA, Latvia (AP) — Latvia has threatened to boycott next year's Paris Olympics if Russian athletes are allowed to take part during the war in Ukraine and is calling on other countries to form a coalition to pressure international sports bodies. The Latvian Olympic Committee is the...

War's longest battle exacts high price in 'heart of Ukraine'

Feb. 01, 2023 09:58 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Visitors used to browse through Bakhmut’s late 19th century buildings, enjoy walks in its rose-lined lakeside park and revel in the sparkling wines produced in historic underground caves. That was when the city in eastern Ukraine was a popular tourist destination. ...

Russia said eyeing eastern Ukraine push; Kyiv targets graft

Feb. 01, 2023 09:45 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia is mustering its military might in the Luhansk region of Ukraine, local officials said Wednesday, in what Kyiv suspects is preparation for an offensive in the eastern area in coming weeks as the anniversary of Moscow’s invasion approaches. Also...

Russian journalist sentenced for speaking out on Ukraine

Feb. 01, 2023 07:29 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A court in Moscow on Wednesday sentenced a Russian journalist in absentia to eight years in prison on charges of disparaging the military, the latest move in the authorities' relentless crackdown on dissent. Alexander Nevzorov, a television journalist and former...

Polish leader donates to Ukraine army to end defamation case

Feb. 01, 2023 06:36 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Polish ruling party leader, Jarosław Kaczyński, has paid 50,000 zlotys ($11,500) for the needs of the Ukrainian army to settle a defamation case with a political rival. Kaczyński was ordered by a court in December to pay Radek Sikorski more than 700,000...

Austria's far-right Freedom Party regains national momentum

Feb. 01, 2023 04:32 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Nearly four years ago, Austria’s populist far-right Freedom Party was ousted from the national coalition government over a major corruption scandal, and voters punished it at the ballot box. But the party’s nearly double-digit gains in Sunday’s regional election...

Today in History: FEB 1, Space shuttle Columbia breaks up

Feb. 01, 2023 00:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Feb. 1, the 32nd day of 2023. There are 333 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: In Feb. 1, 2003, the space shuttle Columbia broke up during re-entry, killing all seven of its crew members:...

South Korea logs record trade deficit as tech demand falls

Jan. 31, 2023 23:41 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea logged its biggest monthly trade deficit ever, at $12.7 billion in January, as exports of computer chips and other high-tech items sank and costs for importing oil and gas surged, the trade ministry said Wednesday. The growing shortfall...