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'Navalny' aims to make noise for imprisoned Russian leader

Jan. 26, 2022 18:51 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Within hours of Russian authorities officially adding Alexei Navalny to the country’s registry of terrorists and extremists, a new documentary about the imprisoned Russian opposition leader premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. "Navalny” was dramatically...

Review: Strangers on a train in 'Compartment No. 6'

Jan. 26, 2022 17:58 PM EST

A train ride from Moscow to the arctic port city of Murmansk would not seem like the most likely setting for anything as warm as Finnish filmmaker Juho Kuosmanen's “Compartment No. 6." To Laura (Seidi Haarla), a Finnish archeology student who's reluctantly left behind her...

Canada extends, expands military training mission in Ukraine

Jan. 26, 2022 17:44 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Canada is extending its mission to train Ukrainian soldiers by three years and plans to enlarge the operation, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday. Trudeau said he has authorized the military to deploy 60 more personnel to join 200 troops already on the...

US offers no concessions in response to Russia on Ukraine

Jan. 26, 2022 17:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration and NATO told Russia on Wednesday there will be no U.S. or NATO concessions on Moscow’s main demands to resolve the crisis over Ukraine. In separate written responses delivered to the Russians, the U.S. and NATO held firm to the...

Ukraine crisis updates: What to know as tensions rise

Jan. 26, 2022 16:27 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Russia has placed more than 100,000 troops near Ukraine's border and ratcheted up war games in the region. Moscow denies it is planning an assault, but the United States and its NATO allies fear that Russia is planning for war — and are making preparations...

Ukraine's front line: Where lives turn on distant decisions

Jan. 26, 2022 16:24 PM EST

In trenches dusted with snow and tinged with soot, men search for enough cellphone signal to hear the latest from the distant capitals that will decide their fate. Moscow, Washington, London, Paris, Berlin, Vienna. Sometimes Kyiv. But only sometimes. These Ukrainians...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Jan. 26, 2022 15:44 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Jan. 25 The Washington Post on President Joe Biden’s Federal Reserve nominees: President Biden’s latest nominees to the Federal Reserve — Sarah Bloom Raskin to be vice chair for...

French president's office: Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany agree to hold new talks in two weeks on Ukraine conflict

Jan. 26, 2022 15:11 PM EST
PARIS (AP) — French president's office: Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany agree to hold new talks in two weeks on Ukraine conflict.

Norway's PM says Russia build-up is `a sign of weakness'

Jan. 26, 2022 13:25 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Norway’s prime minister, whose country borders Russia and is a founding member of NATO, said Wednesday he believes it’s “a sign of weakness” that President Vladimir Putin has to express Moscow’s political views by an “extraordinary” military buildup. ...

Blinken says US response to Russia made no concessions to main demand that Ukraine be barred from joining NATO

Jan. 26, 2022 13:08 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Blinken says US response to Russia made no concessions to main demand that Ukraine be barred from joining NATO.