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Belarus opposition leader seeks new US, European sanctions

Jul. 29, 2021 06:39 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The leader of Belarus’ embattled opposition hopes the United States and Europe will impose new sanctions on money-making government enterprises that will lead to the collapse of President Alexander Lukashenko’s regime and a peaceful transition that pro-democracy...

Press secretary liked DeSantis so much, she asked for a job

Jul. 28, 2021 11:21 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — On March 19, Christina Pushaw wrote an email to Gov. Ron DeSantis’ then-press secretary. She was ready to make a move. Pushaw, 30, a Washington, D.C., communications professional, was an admirer of DeSantis — and the way he dealt with...

Ukraine's president replaces general commanding armed forces

Jul. 27, 2021 16:30 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — President Volodymyr Zelenskyy replaced the commander of Ukraine's armed forces Tuesday, his official website announced, with his spokesman citing conflicts between the military and the Defense Ministry. The president signed a decree dismissing Col....

Bayreuth's Wagner festival opens with 1st female conductor

Jul. 26, 2021 03:32 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The annual Bayreuth opera festival has returned after a one-year break forced by the coronavirus pandemic, with a woman conducting for the first time in the 145-year history of the event. Oksana Lyniv won enthusiastic applause after conducting Richard...

Russia marks Navy's 325th anniversary, Iranian ship joins in

Jul. 25, 2021 11:40 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia marked the 325th anniversary of the founding of its navy with ship parades at major ports on Sunday. Russian President Vladimir Putin attended the main parade of more than 50 vessels in St. Petersburg, which included ships from the navies of Iran,...

Today in History

Jul. 25, 2021 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, July 25, the 206th day of 2021. There are 159 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 25, 2000, a New York-bound Air France Concorde crashed outside Paris shortly after...

The Latest: Osaka lights cauldron at Tokyo opening ceremony

Jul. 23, 2021 11:15 AM EDT

The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ Tennis star Naomi Osaka has lit the cauldron at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Games, ending the...

Germany's Merkel says pipeline deal with US good for Ukraine

Jul. 22, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday that a compromise deal that will allow the completion of a Russian gas pipeline to Europe without the imposition of further U.S. sanctions is “good for Ukraine.” The United States and Germany announced the...

US, Germany seal deal on contentious Russian gas pipeline

Jul. 22, 2021 07:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Germany have announced a deal to allow the completion of a controversial Russian gas pipeline to Europe without the imposition of further U.S. sanctions. The agreement aims to stanch fears about European dependence on Russian energy, but it was...

Ukraine's president finally gets date for White House visit

Jul. 21, 2021 15:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, whose hopes for a White House meeting played a central part in former President Donald Trump's first impeachment, will finally get his chance for an Oval Office sit down late next month. The White House...