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Live updates | Brink confirmed as US ambassador to Ukraine.

May. 18, 2022 22:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — The Senate confirmed Bridget Brink late Wednesday as U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, filling the post as officials plan to return American diplomats to Kyiv during the nation’s continuing battle against the Russian invasion. The veteran foreign service officer, who has...

Live updates | UN Chief: War in Ukraine driving world hunger

May. 18, 2022 18:04 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS -- The United Nations chief said Wednesday he is in “intense contacts” with Russia and other countries to stop escalating global hunger exacerbated by the war in Ukraine by allowing the export of grain stored in Ukrainian ports and ensuring Russian food and fertilizers have...

Europe's push to cut Russian gas faces a race against winter

May. 18, 2022 03:45 AM EDT

While Europeans bask in the warmth of spring, governments are in a race against winter. Europe is trying to cut use of Russian natural gas because of the war in Ukraine, but still find enough fuel to keep the lights on and homes warm before it gets cold again. That...

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...

Italian leader urges Ukraine ceasefire in visit with Biden

May. 10, 2022 17:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and Italian Premier Mario Draghi met in the Oval Office on Tuesday for a visit intended to showcase allied unity against the Russian invasion of Ukraine, but it also provided a window into divergent approaches to the conflict. Draghi said...

US, Italy united on Ukraine, with slightly different tones

May. 09, 2022 13:09 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Italian Premier Mario Draghi meets with U.S. President Joe Biden this week in Washington as Europe faces another “whatever it takes” moment with Russia's war in Ukraine raging on its eastern flank. Both Rome and Washington will emphasize their historic friendship...

Live updates | UN chief 'appalled' at reported school attack

May. 08, 2022 20:06 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS -- The United Nations chief says he is “appalled” at the reported attack on a school in the Ukrainian town of Bilohorivka, where many people were apparently seeking shelter from fighting. A U.N. spokesman said Sunday that Secretary-General Antonio Guterres...

G-7 leaders mark VE Day stressing unity, support for Ukraine

May. 08, 2022 15:08 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Leaders from the Group of Seven developed democracies pledged Sunday to phasing out or banning the import of Russian oil, as they met with Ukraine's president, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, for online talks to stress their support and to display unity among Western allies on Victory in...

Live updates | Pentagon: most Russian forces left Mariupol

May. 05, 2022 20:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon says the majority of Russian forces that had been around the port city of Mariupol have left and headed north, leaving roughly the equivalent of two battalion tactical groups there, or about 2,000 troops. Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said Thursday that...

North Korea fires ballistic missile amid rising animosities

May. 04, 2022 16:21 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea launched a ballistic missile toward its eastern waters on Wednesday, South Korean and Japanese officials said, days after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vowed to speed up the development of his nuclear weapons “at the fastest possible pace” and...