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Estonian minister defends visa ban against Russian tourists

Aug. 18, 2022 13:40 PM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Estonia’s foreign minister on Thursday defended his country’s decision to bar Russian tourists, saying they are shirking their “moral responsibility” to stand up to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s regime and its “genocidal war” in Ukraine. ...

Egypt appoints central bank caretaker chief amid crisis

Aug. 18, 2022 12:07 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's president on Thursday appointed a caretaker governor of the central bank, the president's office said, a day after the bank's chief resigned amid a grinding economic crisis triggered by Russia's war on Ukraine. According to a statement, President Abdel Fattah...

Russia deploys hypersonic missiles to its Baltic exclave

Aug. 18, 2022 10:00 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military said Thursday that it has deployed warplanes armed with state-of-the-art hypersonic missiles to the country's westernmost Baltic region, a move that comes amid soaring tensions with the West over Moscow's action in Ukraine. Russia's Defense...

Explosions rock Crimea in suspected Ukrainian attack

Aug. 16, 2022 20:23 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Explosions and fires ripped through an ammunition depot in Russian-occupied Crimea on Tuesday in the second suspected Ukrainian attack on the peninsula in just over a week, forcing the evacuation of more than 3,000 people. Russia blamed the blasts in the...

Estonia removes Soviet-era monument, citing public order

Aug. 16, 2022 11:32 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Estonia's government started removing a Soviet World War II monument Tuesday from near a city on the Russian border as part of a wider effort, prompted by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, to dismantle remaining Soviet-era symbols. Crews removed a replica...

Ukrainian military says it repelled more than dozen attacks

Aug. 15, 2022 19:00 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The Ukrainian military said Monday that it had repelled more than a dozen Russian attacks in the country’s east and north, including attempts to advance on key cities in the eastern industrial heartland known as the Donbas. In its regular Facebook update, the...

Norway hits export record amid soaring gas prices

Aug. 15, 2022 15:23 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Norway's exports reached a record in July, driven mainly by natural gas prices that have soared since Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The Scandinavian country’s statistics agency on Monday said Norwegian exports reached 229 billion kroner ($24 billion) last month,...

Germany won't back call to end Russian tourist visas

Aug. 15, 2022 13:03 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said Monday that Berlin would not back several fellow European countries that have called for an EU-wide move to stop issuing tourist visas to Russian citizens. The nations backing such a ban say that Russians should not be...

Russian shelling heavy in east; Ukraine strikes key bridge

Aug. 13, 2022 14:31 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia's military pounded residential areas across Ukraine overnight, claiming gains, as Ukrainian forces pressed a counteroffensive to try to take back an occupied southern region, striking the last working bridge over a river in the Russian-occupied Kherson region,...

Egypt appoints 13 new ministers in Cabinet reshuffle

Aug. 13, 2022 14:54 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi of Egypt announced a Cabinet reshuffle Saturday to improve his administration’s performance as it faces towering economic challenges stemming largely from Russia’s war in Ukraine. The Cabinet shake-up, which was approved by...