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Biden's withdrawal injects uncertainty into wars, trade disputes and other foreign policy challenges

Jul. 21, 2024 22:53 PM EDT

Joe Biden's withdrawal from the U.S. presidential race injects greater uncertainty into the world at a time when Western leaders are grappling with wars in Ukraine and Gaza, a more assertive China in Asia and the rise of the far-right in Europe. During a five-decade career in...

Civilians killed and wounded as Russia and Ukraine trade attacks. Russia claims gains in the east

Jul. 21, 2024 16:25 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia and Ukraine exchanged drone, missile and shelling attacks on Sunday. At least two people were killed in Ukrainian strikes on the partly Russian-occupied Donetsk region, Russian state media said, while Ukrainian officials said Russian strikes wounded at least five...

Blinken points to wider pledges to support Ukraine in case US backs away under Trump

Jul. 20, 2024 11:49 AM EDT

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Ukraine is on its way to being able to “stand on its own feet” militarily, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Friday, noting that more than 20 other countries have pledged to maintain their own military and financial aid to the country even if the U.S. were to withdraw...

Ukrainian former lawmaker killed in suspected assassination as civilians die in Russian airstrikes

Jul. 20, 2024 09:35 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A Ukrainian former lawmaker best known for her crusade to promote the Ukrainian language has died after being shot in the street by an unknown assailant. Iryna Farion, 60, initially survived the assault in the western city of Lviv on Friday, but later died from...

Blinken points to wider pledges to support Ukraine in case US backs away under Trump

Jul. 19, 2024 20:03 PM EDT

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Ukraine is on its way to being able to “stand on its own feet” militarily, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Friday, noting that more than 20 other countries have pledged to maintain their own military and financial aid to the country even if the U.S. were to withdraw...

Ukraine's Zelenskyy urges Britain to help it strike deeper inside Russia as he addresses UK Cabinet

Jul. 19, 2024 07:23 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — President Volodymyr Zelenskyy urged Britain’s new government to help Ukrainian forces attack deeper inside Russia to stop deadly missile strikes on his country, as he gave a rare address by a foreign leader to a U.K. Cabinet meeting. Zelenskyy said “long-range...

Hungary's Orbán releases letter to EU leaders detailing his maligned Ukraine 'peace mission'

Jul. 18, 2024 14:31 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on Thursday released a letter he addressed to the heads of European Union countries where he presented his impressions from a recent series of visits with some of the bloc's biggest adversaries that angered many of his allies. ...

The Ukrainian army pulls out from another eastern village as Russia smashes defensive positions

Jul. 18, 2024 12:05 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s army has pulled out from the village of Urozhaine in the eastern Donetsk region, an official said Thursday, surrendering another front-line position as Russian forces blast Ukrainian defenses in a relentless onslaught. The village was reduced to...

Ukraine defense chief says his nation will find a way no matter who wins US election

Jul. 17, 2024 22:37 PM EDT

ASPEN, Colorado (AP) — Ukraine will find a way to deal with whatever comes if former President Donald Trump wins a second term, throwing into doubt vital U.S. support for its defense against Russia's invading forces, Ukraine’s defense minister said Wednesday. In carefully framed...

Russia and Ukraine swap 95 prisoners of war each in their latest exchange

Jul. 17, 2024 08:53 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine and Russia exchanged 95 prisoners of war each, officials in both countries said Wednesday, three weeks after their last swap and as part of what have been occasional agreements to send captured troops home. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and...