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

Aug. 11, 2022 11:56 AM 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 amid intelligence claims that sanctions against Moscow were hurting its defense exports. Germany,...

Estonia to ban Russians with tourist visas from entering

Aug. 11, 2022 10:59 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Estonia decided Thursday to bar people from neigboring Russia with tourist visas from entering the northernmost Baltic country as a consequence of the war in Ukraine. “Russian citizens’ opportunity to visit Estonia in large numbers or to visit Europe...

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...

Latvia Parliament calls Russia a state sponsor of terrorism

Aug. 11, 2022 10:06 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Latvia’s Parliament has declared Russia a “state sponsor of terrorism” for attacks on civilians during the war in Ukraine and has urged other countries to follow suit. Lawmakers on Thursday adopted a strongly worded statement that accuses Moscow of using...

Scholz confident Germany can weather energy crisis in winter

Aug. 11, 2022 09:55 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz pledged his government won't leave citizens freezing or unable to pay their energy bills but acknowledged Thursday that his country faces considerable challenges in the coming months. Rising fuel costs sparked by Russia's war against...

Big Mac is coming back: McDonald's to reopen in Ukraine

Aug. 11, 2022 09:24 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — McDonald's will start reopening some of its restaurants in Ukraine in the coming months, a symbol of the war-torn country's return to some sense of normalcy and a show of support after the American fast-food chain pulled out of Russia. The burger giant closed its...

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,...

McDonald's says it will start reopening some restaurants in Ukraine in coming months after Russia's war spurred closures

Aug. 11, 2022 08:16 AM EDT
CHICAGO (AP) — McDonald's says it will start reopening some restaurants in Ukraine in coming months after Russia's war spurred closures.

Ukraine wants donors to give more money to 'stop Russia'

Aug. 11, 2022 07:03 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called on Western nations Thursday to provide more money to help Ukraine's military keep fighting nearly 5½ months after Russia invaded its neighbor. “The sooner we stop Russia, the sooner we can feel safe,”...

Ukraine says 9 Russian warplanes destroyed in Crimea blasts

Aug. 10, 2022 22:55 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine said Wednesday that nine Russian warplanes were destroyed in a deadly string of explosions at an air base in Crimea that appeared to be the result of a Ukrainian attack, which would represent a significant escalation in the war. Russia denied any...