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Estonia detains 10 people suspected of committing sabotage on orders from Russia

Feb. 20, 2024 11:10 AM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — Estonia’s domestic security agency said on Tuesday that it had apprehended 10 people suspected of sabotage and of spreading fear and creating tension within the Baltic country in a coordinated “hybrid operation” by Russia’s special services. Among the...

Russia's Defense Ministry says its forces have taken complete control of the Ukrainian city of Avdiivka

Feb. 17, 2024 14:57 PM EST
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Defense Ministry says its forces have taken complete control of the Ukrainian city of Avdiivka.

What does it mean to claim the US is a Christian nation, and what does the Constitution say?

Feb. 17, 2024 08:11 AM EST

Many Americans believe the United States was founded as a Christian nation, and the idea is energizing some conservative and Republican activists. But the concept means different things to different people, and historians say that while the issue is complex, the founding documents prioritize...

Today in History: February 16, Fidel Castro becomes premier of Cuba

Feb. 16, 2024 00:14 AM EST

Today in History Today is Friday, Feb. 16, the 47th day of 2024. There are 319 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 16, 1959, Fidel Castro became premier of Cuba a month and a-half after the overthrow of Fulgencio Batista. ...

Biden to host Polish president and prime minister on March 12, 25 years after Poland joined NATO

Feb. 15, 2024 18:00 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden will host Poland’s President Andrzej Duda and Prime Minister Donald Tusk for a meeting in Washington on March 12, the 25th anniversary of Poland’s joining the NATO Alliance, the White House said Thursday. A statement from Press...

UN chief warns climate chaos and food crises threaten global peace: 'Empty bellies fuel unrest'

Feb. 14, 2024 13:59 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations chief warned Tuesday that climate chaos and food crises are increasing threats to global peace, telling a high-level U.N. meeting that climate disasters imperil food production and “empty bellies fuel unrest.” Secretary-General Antonio...

Are we about to find out the moon's origin? Japan's space agency says it may now have clues

Feb. 14, 2024 10:54 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — An unmanned lunar spacecraft has captured and transmitted data analyzing 10 lunar rocks, a greater-than-expected achievement that could help provide clues about the origin of the moon, a Japan space agency official said Wednesday. For four days, the Smart Lander for...

Russia and West clash over Ukraine at Security Council meeting ahead of war anniversary

Feb. 12, 2024 21:08 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia accused the West on Monday of sabotaging agreements that would have prevented the war in Ukraine – but the U.S. and its allies put the blame squarely on Moscow, saying there is no escaping that President Vladimir Putin ordered the invasion of its smaller neighbor. ...

How Trump urging Russia to invade 'delinquent' NATO members distorts how the alliance works

Feb. 12, 2024 15:17 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Donald Trump, the front-runner in the U.S. for the Republican Party's nomination this year, says he once warned that he would allow Russia to do whatever it wants to NATO member nations that are “delinquent” in devoting 2% of their gross domestic product to defense. ...

Finland extends Russia border closure until April 14 saying Moscow hasn't stopped sending migrants

Feb. 08, 2024 09:24 AM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland's government said Thursday that it would extend the closure of its long border with Russia for another two months until April 14, because it sees no signs that Moscow was stopping its “hybrid operation” of funneling migrants toward the frontier with the Nordic nation....