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Live Updates: Russia-Ukraine War

Sep. 29, 2022 06:16 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — MOSCOW — The Kremlin says the four regions of Ukraine that held referendums on joining Russia will be incorporated into the country on Friday. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Russian President Vladimir Putin will attend a ceremony at the Kremlin...

Kremlin says 4 Russian-controlled regions of Ukraine will be folded into Russia on Friday following referendums

Sep. 29, 2022 06:15 AM EDT
MOSCOW (AP) — Kremlin says 4 Russian-controlled regions of Ukraine will be folded into Russia on Friday following referendums.

Kremlin: 4 regions of Ukraine to be folded in Russia Friday

Sep. 29, 2022 06:06 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin says that the four regions of Ukraine that held referendums on joining Russia will be incorporated into the country on Friday. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Russian President Vladimir Putin will attend a ceremony in the Kremlin at which they...

US candidate to lead UN telecoms agency after US-Russia race

Sep. 29, 2022 05:30 AM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Doreen Bogdan-Martin of the United States was elected Thursday to head the U.N.’s telecommunications agency, winning a U.S.-Russia face-off for the leadership of a key global agency that sets guideposts for radio, internet and television communications — ending a...

4th leak reported on Nord Stream pipelines in Baltic Sea

Sep. 29, 2022 05:26 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A fourth leak on the Nord Stream pipelines has been reported off southern Sweden, the Swedish coast guard said Thursday. “We have leakage at two positions” off Sweden, coast guard spokesperson Mattias Lindholm. There are two more off Denmark, he said. ...

Agency: joining NATO makes Finland target for Russian ops

Sep. 29, 2022 05:12 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland’s future NATO membership will make the Nordic country a more interesting target for Russian intelligence and influencing operations, and Moscow may seek to acquire NATO-related intelligence through its neighbor, the Finnish Security and Intelligence Service said on...

Thomas helps US top Serbia 88-55, advance to World Cup semis

Sep. 29, 2022 03:39 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Alyssa Thomas and her United States teammates were tested for the first time in the World Cup by a physical Serbia team. After a slow start, the Americans used a dominant run spanning the half to take control of the game and reach the semifinals again. ...

Ukrainian activist among winners of ‘Alternative Nobel’

Sep. 29, 2022 02:54 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Right Livelihood Award — known as the “Alternative Nobel” — was awarded Thursday to community activists and organizations working on three continents, including a Ukrainian civil rights activist. Oleksandra Matviichuk and the Center for Civil Liberties...

Welfare group reports severe breaches on Romanian fur farms

Sep. 29, 2022 02:19 AM EDT

SIGHISOARA, Romania (AP) — In a dingy basement, chinchillas bred to provide the fashion industry with their fur bite the wire of cages that are stacked floor-to-ceiling with no natural light, as their babies struggle across the wire-mesh floors. The scene captured on video is...

US: Focus new Russia sanctions on oil revenue, arms supplies

Sep. 28, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Future sanctions over President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine must focus on depriving Putin of what he needs to fund and fight the war: revenue from Russia’s oil and gas sales and access to global supply networks to replenish his military, two architects of the Biden...