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Germany's foreign minister visits Kyiv as Ukraine battles to hold off a Russian offensive

May. 21, 2024 06:06 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Germany’s foreign minister arrived in Kyiv on Tuesday in the latest public display of support for Ukraine by its Western partners, although deliveries of promised weapons and ammunition from NATO countries like Germany have been slow and have left Ukraine vulnerable to a...

Gunmen open fire and kill 4 people, including 3 Spaniards, in Afghanistan's central Bamyan province

May. 17, 2024 16:32 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Several gunmen opened fire in central Afghanistan late on Friday, killing at least four people, including three foreign nationals, a Taliban spokesman said. The Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that three Spaniards had died in the attack and...

Protests are planned in Serbia against a real estate project financed by Trump's son-in-law Kushner

May. 17, 2024 05:03 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Opposition groups in Serbia are planning protests against a real estate development project that will be financed by the firm of Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, at the site of the former Serbian army headquarters destroyed in a U.S.-led NATO bombing campaign in...

Lithuania holds a presidential vote as anxieties rise in the Baltics over Russia and war in Ukraine

May. 10, 2024 11:04 AM EDT

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Lithuania is holding a presidential election on Sunday at a time when Russian gains on the battlefield in Ukraine are fueling greater fears across all of Europe about Moscow's intentions, but particularly in the strategically important Baltic region. The...

Xi begins Serbia visit on the 25th anniversary of NATO's bombing of the Chinese Embassy

May. 07, 2024 21:26 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Chinese leader Xi Jinping's visit to European ally Serbia on Tuesday falls on a symbolic date: the 25th anniversary of the bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade during NATO's air war over Kosovo. U.S. jets dropped five bombs on the Chinese Embassy...

Biden hosts Romanian leader at the White House to celebrate NATO partnership

May. 07, 2024 15:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden hosted Klaus Iohannis, the president of Romania, on Tuesday at the White House, with the two leaders celebrating their joint cooperation on issues including international security, the economy and continued support for Ukraine. The meeting in...

Belarus launches nuclear drills a day after Russia announces them amid tensions with West

May. 07, 2024 13:52 PM EDT

Belarus on Tuesday launched drills involving missiles and warplanes capable of carrying tactical nuclear weapons, which close ally Russia has deployed there amid tensions with the West over Ukraine. The Belarusian maneuvers began a day after Russia announced plans to hold similar...

What are tactical nuclear weapons and why did Russia order drills?

May. 06, 2024 09:02 AM EDT

Russia's Defense Ministry said Monday that the military would hold drills involving tactical nuclear weapons — the first time such an exercise has been publicly announced by Moscow. A look at tactical nuclear weapons and the part they play in the Kremlin's political messaging. ...

German foreign minister says Russia will face consequences for monthslong cyber espionage

May. 03, 2024 16:27 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Germany on Friday accused Russian military agents of hacking the top echelons of Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s party and other sensitive government and industrial targets, and was joined by NATO and fellow European countries in warning that Russia’s cyberespionage would have...

The Kremlin brands comments on Ukraine by France's Macron and Britain's Cameron as 'dangerous'

May. 03, 2024 08:13 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Recent statements by France’s president and Britain’s foreign secretary about the war in Ukraine are “dangerous” and will deepen international tension around the conflict, the Kremlin’s spokesman said Friday. French President Emmanuel Macron, in an...