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Orban says Hungary will stick to veto of EU-Ukraine aid plan

Dec. 02, 2022 06:14 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's prime minister said Friday that he will continue to oppose a European Union plan to provide an 18-billion-euro ($19-billion) aid package to Ukraine in 2023, a position that promises sustained tensions as the bloc and the nationalist Hungarian government wrangle...

Official says over 10,000 Ukrainian troops killed in war

Dec. 02, 2022 05:44 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A top adviser to Ukraine's president has cited military chiefs as saying 10,000 to 13,000 Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in the country's nine-month struggle against Russia's invasion, a rare comment on such figures and far below estimates of Ukrainian casualties from...

EXPLAINER: What's the effect of Russian oil price cap, ban?

Dec. 02, 2022 04:37 AM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Western governments are aiming to cap the price of Russia's oil exports in an attempt to limit the fossil fuel earnings that support Moscow's budget, its military and the invasion of Ukraine. The cap is supposed to take effect Monday, the same day the...

Asian shares sink on revived worries over recession, China

Dec. 02, 2022 04:16 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares retreated in Europe and Asia on Friday ahead of the release of U.S. jobs data. Optimism over moves by China to ease strict pandemic controls appeared to have faded, replaced by worries over indications recession may be looming. Oil prices fell...

Messi, Argentina try to avoid World Cup upset vs. Australia

Dec. 02, 2022 03:18 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Australia’s players speak in glowing, almost reverential terms about Lionel Messi. “He just does things that, you know, no one else can do,” forward Mathew Leckie said. Milos Degenek went even further. “Probably,” the Socceroos defender...

Hungarian filling stations running out of price-capped fuel

Dec. 02, 2022 02:38 AM EST

MARTONVASAR, Hungary (AP) — Drivers in Hungary are increasingly running into gas and diesel shortages at filling stations as a government-imposed price cap squeezes the operators of independent stations and leaves the state energy company struggling to keep up with demand. At...

AP PHOTOS: Propaganda billboards embodied Russian occupation

Dec. 02, 2022 02:23 AM EST

KHERSON, Ukraine (AP) — In the liberated city of Kherson, Ukrainians have been tearing down a glaring symbol of occupation -- billboards spreading Russian propaganda. Throughout the southern city that was under Russian occupation for nearly nine months, the Russians had put up...

Ukrainian engineers scramble to keep mobile phones working

Dec. 02, 2022 02:12 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — With Ukraine scrambling to keep communication lines open during the war, an army of engineers from the country’s phone companies has mobilized to help the public and policymakers stay in touch during repeated Russian missile and drone strikes. The engineers,...

Finnish PM warns Russian win would empower aggressors

Dec. 02, 2022 01:01 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Finland’s Prime Minister Sanna Marin warned an Australian audience Friday that a Russian victory over Ukraine would empower other aggressors and urged democracies against forming “critical dependencies” on authoritarian states such as China. Marin...

Seoul places new sanctions on North Korea over arms buildup

Dec. 01, 2022 23:31 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Friday sanctioned eight people and seven companies suspected of engaging in illicit activities to finance North Korea’s growing nuclear weapons and missile programs. The move, which prohibits South Koreans from conducting any type of...