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Serbia protests after Croatia's foreign minister calls Vučić a Russian 'satellite' in the Balkans

Feb. 25, 2024 12:16 PM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia on Sunday sent a protest note after Croatia’s foreign minister described President Aleksandar Vučić as a Russian “satellite” in the Balkans. It was the latest spat between the two neighbors, which have been at odds for most of the time since...

31,000 Ukrainian troops killed since the start of Russia's full-scale invasion, Zelenskyy says

Feb. 25, 2024 11:58 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Sunday that 31,000 Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in action in the two years since Russia launched its full-scale invasion. Zelenskyy said that the number was far lower than estimates given by Russian President...

Trump says his criminal indictments boosted his appeal to Black voters

Feb. 24, 2024 17:35 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump claimed Friday that his four criminal indictments have boosted his support among Black Americans because they see him as a victim of discrimination, comparing his legal jeopardy to the historic legacy of anti-Black prejudice in the U.S. legal...

The body of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been handed over to his mother, aide says

Feb. 24, 2024 15:01 PM EST

The body of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been handed over to his mother, a top aide to Navalny said Saturday on his social media account. Ivan Zhdanov, the director of Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation, made the announcement on his Telegram account and thanked...

The body of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been handed over to his mother, Navalny's aide says

Feb. 24, 2024 10:39 AM EST
MOSCOW (AP) — The body of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been handed over to his mother, Navalny's aide says.

Ukraine claims it downed another Russian early warning and control plane in a major blow to Moscow

Feb. 23, 2024 22:00 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian forces downed a Russian early warning and control aircraft Friday, the air force chief said — a major win for the country as its army fights to repel persistent Russian attacks along the front line as the war enters its third year. Gen. Mykola...

US and EU pile new sanctions on Russia for the Ukraine war's 2nd anniversary and Navalny's death

Feb. 23, 2024 21:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and European Union on Friday heaped hundreds of new sanctions on Russia in connection with the second anniversary of its invasion of Ukraine and in retaliation for the death of noted Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny last week in an Arctic penal colony. ...

Thousands of Ukrainians live in agony and uncertainty as they search for their missing loved ones

Feb. 23, 2024 16:22 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Iryna Reva stares at her phone, replaying the last video her 25-year-old son Vladyslav sent her from the front line before the volunteer soldier disappeared 19 months ago in a battle with Russian forces in Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk region. Reva is one of the...

Ally of late Kremlin critic Navalny says authorities threaten to bury him on prison grounds

Feb. 23, 2024 11:46 AM EST

An ally of the late opposition leader Alexei Navalny said Friday that Russian authorities have given his mother a deadline to agree to forgo a public funeral or else they’ll bury him on prison grounds. Investigators gave Lyudmila Navalnaya three hours to accept a proposal for a...

AP Week in Pictures: Global

Feb. 22, 2024 22:50 PM EST

Feb. 16–22, 2024 Models presented a Tom Ford collection on the runway in Milan. After Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny died in prison, his wife, Yulia Navalnaya, vowed that President Vladimir Putin and his allies would be brought to justice over his death. Director Martin...