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5 Ukrainian civilians killed as warring sides mull next move

Jan. 30, 2023 14:58 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Fighting remained largely deadlocked Monday in eastern Ukraine where Russian shelling killed five civilians over the past day, according to Ukrainian officials, as the warring sides sized up their needs for renewed military pushes expected in coming weeks. The...

UK's Sunak defends handling of ethics breaches in government

Jan. 30, 2023 08:48 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak defended his record on integrity and decisiveness Monday, amid criticism of the way he has handled ethics scandals involving senior Conservatives. Sunak said he acted “pretty decisively” to fire party Chairman Nadhim Zahawi on...

Boris Johnson says Putin said he could hit him with missile

Jan. 30, 2023 05:35 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Former U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that President Vladimir Putin didn’t seem serious about avoiding war in the days before Russia invaded Ukraine — and at one point told the British leader it would be easy to kill him with a missile. The Kremlin denied...

Friends mourn volunteer killed helping civilians in Ukraine

Jan. 30, 2023 00:24 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Friends and volunteers gathered Sunday at Kyiv's St Sophia’s Cathedral to say goodbye to Andrew Bagshaw, a New Zealand scientist who was killed in Ukraine with another volunteer while they were trying to evacuate people from a front-line town. Bagshaw, 48, a...

UK leader fires party chairman over tax bill allegations

Jan. 29, 2023 06:54 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak fired the chairman of the governing Conservative Party on Sunday for a “serious breach” of ethics rules in failing to come clean about a tax dispute. Sunak had faced days of pressure to sack Nadhim Zahawi amid allegations he...

UK prime minister fires his party chairman, accused of settling settled an unpaid tax bill while he was Treasury chief

Jan. 29, 2023 04:22 AM EST
LONDON (AP) — UK prime minister fires his party chairman, accused of settling settled an unpaid tax bill while he was Treasury chief.

Flights canceled as UK airline Flybe sinks into bankruptcy

Jan. 28, 2023 05:48 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Struggling U.K. regional airline Flybe collapsed for the second time in three years Saturday, putting jobs on the line and leaving passengers stranded. The airline initially slumped into bankruptcy in March 2020, shedding 2,400 jobs, as coronavirus restrictions...

Sylvia Syms, 'Ice Cold in Alex,' and 'The Queen' star, dies

Jan. 27, 2023 12:16 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Actress Sylvia Syms, who starred in classic British films including “Ice Cold in Alex” and “Victim,” has died, her family said Friday. She was 89. Syms’ children said she “died peacefully” on Friday at Denville Hall, a London retirement home for actors...

FBI: 'American Taliban' Lindh meets with released extremist

Jan. 26, 2023 17:06 PM EST

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A northern Virginia man convicted nearly a decade ago of supporting the Islamic State group as a teenager has now been accused of violating his terms of release by meeting with convicted Taliban supporter John Walker Lindh. According to court documents, the...

US, Germany to send advanced tanks to aid Ukraine war effort

Jan. 25, 2023 16:42 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany and the United States announced Wednesday that they will send advanced battle tanks to Ukraine, offering what one expert called an “armored punching force” to help Kyiv break combat stalemates as the Russian invasion enters its 12th month. The announcement...