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Russia presses Donbas offensive as Polish leader visits Kyiv

May. 22, 2022 07:24 AM EDT

POKROVSK, Ukraine (AP) — Russia pressed its offensive in Ukraine's eastern Donbas region Sunday as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said the outcome of the grueling conflict would determine whether his country's fate lies with the West or under Moscow's domination. After...

Belarusians join war seeking to free Ukraine and themselves

May. 22, 2022 06:08 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — One is a restaurateur who fled Belarus when he learned he was about to be arrested for criticizing President Alexander Lukashenko. Another was given the choice of either denouncing fellow opposition activists or being jailed. And one is certain his brother was killed by the...

Biden pushes economic, security aims as he ends SKorea visit

May. 22, 2022 06:27 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Joe Biden tended to both business and security interests Sunday as he wrapped up a three-day trip to South Korea, first showcasing Hyundai's pledge to invest at least $10 billion in the United States and later mingling with troops at a nearby military base. ...

Albanese elected Australia's leader in complex poll result

May. 22, 2022 04:25 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Australians awoke on Sunday to a new prime minister in Anthony Albanese, the center-left Labor Party leader whose ascension to the nation’s top job from being raised in social housing by a single mother on a disability pension was said to reflect the country's changed fabric. ...

Vatican airs dirty laundry in trial over London property

May. 22, 2022 03:44 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican’s sprawling financial trial may not have produced any convictions yet or any new smoking guns as prosecutors work through a first round of questioning of the 10 suspects accused of fleecing the Holy See of tens of millions of euros. But testimony...

Texas race tests abortion's resonance with Democratic voters

May. 22, 2022 08:08 AM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — By the time Dr. Hector Gonzalez arrived in Laredo, Texas, in 2001, the last abortion clinic had already closed. He spent the next 20 years experiencing firsthand where the largely Hispanic and heavily Catholic community along the border with Mexico usually sided. ...

Arkansas governor is odd man out in his own state's primary

May. 22, 2022 07:39 AM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Based on the barrage of television ads and mailers leading up to Tuesday's primary election in Arkansas, it's obvious who the most influential Republicans in the state are. Tom Cotton's making the case for fellow Sen. John Boozman, talking up his...

Biden says monkeypox cases something to 'be concerned about'

May. 22, 2022 04:27 AM EDT

PYEONGTAEK, South Korea (AP) — President Joe Biden said Sunday that recent cases of monkeypox that have been identified in Europe and the United States were something “to be concerned about.” In his first public comments on the disease, Biden added: “It is a concern in that...

Late spring Colorado snowstorm knocks out power for 210,000

May. 21, 2022 22:07 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A late spring Colorado snowstorm dumped several inches in the Denver metro area Saturday and knocked out electricity for about 210,000 customers, officials said. The wet snow weighed down tree branches and sent them toppling onto power lines, the KUSA television...

Kate McKinnon, Pete Davidson departing from 'SNL'

May. 22, 2022 08:03 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kate McKinnon and Pete Davidson are among those departing from “Saturday Night Live," leaving the sketch institution without arguably its two most famous names after Saturday's 47th season finale. Aidy Bryant and Kyle Mooney will also leave the cast after the...

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DAVOS DIARY: Train instead of plane —scenery, carbon cutting

May. 22, 2022 08:15 AM EDT

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — If you’re coming to Davos this year, try to take the train instead of flying, organizers of the World Economic Forum said. So I did. That meant a 12-hour journey from London to the exclusive gathering in the Swiss Alps, which I'm helping...

Texas race tests abortion's resonance with Democratic voters

May. 22, 2022 08:08 AM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — By the time Dr. Hector Gonzalez arrived in Laredo, Texas, in 2001, the last abortion clinic had already closed. He spent the next 20 years experiencing firsthand where the largely Hispanic and heavily Catholic community along the border with Mexico usually sided. ...

Kate McKinnon, Pete Davidson departing from 'SNL'

May. 22, 2022 08:03 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kate McKinnon and Pete Davidson are among those departing from “Saturday Night Live," leaving the sketch institution without arguably its two most famous names after Saturday's 47th season finale. Aidy Bryant and Kyle Mooney will also leave the cast after the...

Taliban enforcing face-cover order for female TV anchors

May. 22, 2022 08:02 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers on Sunday began enforcing an order requiring all female TV news anchors in the country to cover their faces while on-air. The move is part of a hard-line shift drawing condemnation from rights activists. After the order was announced...

Oman drops all remaining coronavirus restrictions

May. 22, 2022 07:55 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The sultanate of Oman announced on Sunday an end to its mask mandate and remaining coronavirus curbs after over two years of pandemic restrictions. Due to the country's steady decline in coronavirus infections and hospitalizations, the government...

Swimmer Ariarne Titmus sets 400-meter freestyle world record

May. 22, 2022 07:48 AM EDT

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Olympic gold medalist Ariarne Titmus has broken the women’s 400-meter freestyle world record at the Australian swimming championships. Titmus finished in 3 minutes, 56.40 seconds in Sunday night’s final at the South Australian Aquatic Centre to...

Russia presses Donbas offensive as Polish leader visits Kyiv

May. 22, 2022 07:24 AM EDT

POKROVSK, Ukraine (AP) — Russia pressed its offensive in Ukraine's eastern Donbas region Sunday as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said the outcome of the grueling conflict would determine whether his country's fate lies with the West or under Moscow's domination. After...

Iraqi court postpones smuggling case against Briton, German

May. 22, 2022 07:12 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — An Iraqi court Sunday postponed the trial of two European tourists charged with antiquities smuggling after their lawyers argued more information was needed about the ancient shards found in their possession. The defense team for German national Volker Waldman filed...

Taiwan not included in launch of new Biden Indo-Pacific pact

May. 22, 2022 06:56 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — President Joe Biden is expected to unveil a list of nations on Monday who will be joining a long anticipated Indo-Pacific trade pact, but Taiwan won't be among them. White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan confirmed that Taiwan isn't among the governments...

Biden pushes economic, security aims as he ends SKorea visit

May. 22, 2022 06:27 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Joe Biden tended to both business and security interests Sunday as he wrapped up a three-day trip to South Korea, first showcasing Hyundai's pledge to invest at least $10 billion in the United States and later mingling with troops at a nearby military base. ...