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Zelenskyy pushes for Ukraine support at European leaders' summit in Moldova

Jun. 01, 2023 21:56 PM EDT

BULBOACA, Moldova (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's unrelenting quest for more political support and security backing from NATO got a warm welcome but no concrete commitments Thursday during a sprawling summit where nearly every European leader had assembled to condemn non-invitees...

US retaliates for Russia's suspension of New START treaty by revoking visas of nuclear inspectors

Jun. 01, 2023 18:07 PM EDT

OSLO, Norway (AP) — The Biden administration is retaliating for Russia’s suspension of the New START nuclear treaty, announcing Thursday it is revoking the visas of Russian nuclear inspectors, denying pending applications for new monitors and canceling standard clearances for Russian aircraft...

Russian minister attends meeting of developing economies as bloc discusses adding Saudi Arabia, Iran

Jun. 01, 2023 17:13 PM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met Thursday with China's deputy foreign minister and other top diplomats from the BRICS bloc of developing economies for discussions that included the group's possible expansion to include the major oil-producing nations of...

Russian bombardment of Ukrainian capital kills at least 3, including child

Jun. 01, 2023 15:07 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia launched a pre-dawn missile barrage at the Ukrainian capital Thursday, killing three people, including a 9-year-old and her mother, and damaging apartment buildings, schools and a children’s hospital, officials said. It was the highest toll from a single attack on...

Europe sees inflation drop to 6.1%, but real relief for consumers will take months

Jun. 01, 2023 05:04 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Europe's inflation took a positive turn with a significant drop to 6.1%, but prices are still posing a pinch to shoppers who are yet to see real relief in what they pay for food and other necessities. The annual figure in May eased from 7% in April for the...

Russian court prepares way for new trial against jailed Kremlin foe Navalny

May. 31, 2023 23:20 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Moscow court on Wednesday set a new date for a hearing paving the way for another trial of imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny that could keep him in prison for decades. The Moscow City Court initially scheduled for Wednesday a preliminary hearing to...

EU aspirant Moldova prepares to host major international summit

May. 31, 2023 11:12 AM EDT

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — European leaders started gathering in Moldova Wednesday on the eve of a sprawling summit aiming to show a united front in the face of Russia's war in Ukraine and underscore support for the Eastern European country’s ambitions to draw closer to the West and keep Moscow...

Germany orders Russia to close 4 out of its 5 consulates in tit-for-tat move

May. 31, 2023 09:26 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German government said Wednesday that it has told Russia to close four out of its five consulates general in Germany in a tit-for-tat move after Moscow set a limit for the number of staff at the German Embassy and related bodies in Russia. Foreign Ministry...

German government orders closure of four out of five Russian consulates in Germany in tit-for-tat move

May. 31, 2023 07:19 AM EDT
BERLIN (AP) — German government orders closure of four out of five Russian consulates in Germany in tit-for-tat move.

Why do Kosovo-Serbia tensions persist?

May. 31, 2023 04:28 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Tensions between Serbia and Kosovo flared anew this week after Kosovo’s police raided Serb-dominated areas in the region’s north and seized local municipality buildings. There have been violent clashes between Kosovo’s police and NATO-led peacekeepers...