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Biden and Italy's Meloni to hold talks at time of worries about Ukraine, political headwinds at home

Mar. 01, 2024 00:12 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is set to host Italian Premier Giorgia Meloni on Friday for talks at the White House as the Democratic administration struggles to persuade House Republicans to pass legislation that would replenish aid to Ukraine and as both leaders face political headwinds...

Russian onslaught targets more Ukrainian towns and villages as Ukraine says it shot down 3 warplanes

Feb. 29, 2024 12:48 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces are pushing hard against more Ukrainian towns and villages in eastern and southeastern Ukraine as Moscow tries to press its current advantage in weapons and troops, Kyiv officials said Thursday. Despite Russia’s apparent offensive momentum on...

From nuclear risk to helping young families: Things to know about Putin's state-of-the-nation speech

Feb. 29, 2024 11:19 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday delivered a blunt message to the West, warning that it risks provoking a global nuclear war if it expands its involvement in the fighting in Ukraine. At the same time, Putin focused his 2-hour state-of-the-nation address...

Putin warns that sending Western troops to Ukraine risks a global nuclear war

Feb. 29, 2024 10:04 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin vowed Thursday to fulfill Moscow’s goals in Ukraine and sternly warned the West against deeper involvement in the fighting, saying that such a move is fraught with the risk of a global nuclear conflict. Putin's blunt warning came in...

US adults fracture along party lines in support for Ukraine military funding, AP-NORC poll finds

Feb. 29, 2024 08:19 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Russia makes battlefield advances and Ukrainian soldiers run short on ammunition, U.S. adults have become fractured along party lines in their support for sending military aid to Kyiv, according to a poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. ...

McConnell's exit as Senate leader means new uncertainty as GOP falls in line with Trump

Feb. 28, 2024 22:34 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long before Sen. Mitch McConnell surprised colleagues Wednesday announcing he would step down as the Republican leader this fall, he knew the time had come. Hard-right Republican senators aligned with Donald Trump wanted to oust him. Trump was easily becoming the...

Ukraine's Zelenskyy pleads for more ammunition at Albania summit of southeastern European nations

Feb. 28, 2024 10:59 AM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Ukraine’s president pleaded Wednesday for more ammunition to repel Russian advances as he co-hosted a summit with Albania's government to build further support for Kyiv among southeastern European countries while signs of war fatigue grow. Ukrainian...

Today in History: February 28, Pope Benedict XVI becomes first pope in six centuries to resign

Feb. 28, 2024 00:17 AM EST

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Feb. 28, the 59th day of 2024. There are 307 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 28, 2013, Benedict XVI became the first pope in 600 years to resign, ending an eight-year pontificate....

State Dept. screens AP-PBS Ukraine war film days after 2-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion

Feb. 27, 2024 21:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. State Department on Tuesday hosted a screening of the award-winning Associated Press-PBS “Frontline” Ukraine war documentary “20 Days in Mariupol,” days after Ukraine marked the second anniversary of Russia’s full-scale invasion. Elizabeth...

Farmers march in Poland's capital, cut off roads in Spain to protest Ukraine imports and EU policies

Feb. 27, 2024 21:28 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Thousands of farmers marched in Poland's capital and Spanish farmers cut off traffic on highways near the French border on Tuesday in the latest protests against food imports from Ukraine and the European Union's agricultural policies. The actions follow...