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Live Updates: Russia-Ukraine War

Sep. 28, 2022 15:26 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — KYIV, Ukraine — The governor of Ukraine's Luhansk region says the number of local voters cited by pro-Russia officials as having participated in a “referendum” on living under Russian rule is inconsistent with the number of people residing in the area after seven months...

Prosecutors raid headquarters of German far-right party

Sep. 28, 2022 08:55 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The national headquarters of the far-right Alternative for Germany, or AfD, party in Berlin were searched by officials with the city's prosecutor's office on Wednesday. Six other locations in the German capital and the states of Baden-Wuerttemberg, Bavaria and North...

Blasts precede Baltic pipeline leaks, sabotage seen likely

Sep. 27, 2022 22:23 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Denmark believes “deliberate actions” caused big leaks in two natural gas pipelines running under the Baltic Sea from Russia to Germany, and seismologists said powerful explosions preceded the leaks. European leaders and experts pointed to possible...

Live Updates: Russia-Ukraine War

Sep. 27, 2022 15:05 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine — Pro-Moscow officials say residents in one of the four occupied areas of Ukraine voted to join Russia in Kremlin-orchestrated referendums. According to Russia-installed election officials in Zaporizhzhia, 93.11% of the ballots cast in the vote were in support of the...

German chancellor Scholz tests positive for coronavirus

Sep. 26, 2022 06:08 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has tested positive for the coronavirus, his spokesman told the news agency dpa on Monday. Government spokesman Steffen Hebestreit said Scholz has mild symptoms and immediately entered isolation. He has canceled all public appearances...

Germany secures more gas shipments as Scholz visits Gulf

Sep. 25, 2022 11:27 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz planted a tree at a mangrove park in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday, a token nod to environmentalism during a two-day visit to the Gulf region focused mainly on securing new fossil fuel supplies and forging fresh alliances against Russia. ...

German leader seeks energy deals, alliances on Gulf trip

Sep. 24, 2022 10:26 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz arrived Saturday in Saudi Arabia for the first stop of a two-day, three-country visit to the Middle East aimed at striking new energy deals and forging fresh alliances amid the economic and geopolitical turmoil resulting from Russia’s invasion of...

Germany nationalizes country's biggest gas importer Uniper

Sep. 21, 2022 07:23 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German government said Wednesday that it has agreed to nationalize the country's biggest natural gas importer, Uniper, expanding state intervention in the industry to prevent an energy shortage resulting from Russia's war in Ukraine. The deal with Uniper builds on...

Germany in deal for Slovenia to send tanks to Ukraine

Sep. 20, 2022 12:45 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany and Slovenia have sealed a deal that will see Slovenia send 28 tanks of Soviet-era design to Ukraine and get 40 modern military trucks from Germany, the German Defense Ministry said Tuesday. Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht agreed to sign a letter of...

Nuclear plant leak pressures German govt to decide extension

Sep. 19, 2022 13:51 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The operator of one of Germany's three remaining nuclear power stations said Monday that it has detected a leak that will require the plant to shut down for several days of maintenance next month if it is to keep going beyond the end of the year. The announcement by...