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Live updates | Ukraine president rebuffs calls to cede land

May. 25, 2022 19:29 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Wednesday strongly rebuffed those in the West who have suggested Ukraine cede control of areas occupied by Russian forces for the sake of reaching a peace agreement. Those “great geopoliticians” who suggest this are...

Russia takes steps to bolster army, tighten grip on Ukraine

May. 25, 2022 18:22 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin issued an order Wednesday to fast track Russian citizenship for residents of parts of southern Ukraine largely held by his forces, while lawmakers in Moscow passed a bill to strengthen the stretched Russian army. Putin’s...

Defiant Pakistani ex-PM Khan urges followers to banned rally

May. 25, 2022 17:16 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani police have fired tear gas and scuffled with stone-throwing supporters of ousted Prime Minister Imran Khan ahead of planned marches Wednesday toward central Islamabad. The defiant former premier had called followers to rally outside Parliament to bring down the...

Envoy: Iran nuclear deal looks 'tenuous' but worth seeking

May. 25, 2022 16:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States' top negotiator for Iran nuclear talks made the case to lawmakers Wednesday for sticking with what may be a last try for a deal reimposing limits on Iran’s nuclear development, despite Iran closing in on completing a bomb-capable nuclear program. ...

Blast in Kabul mosque, IS bombs in north Afghanistan kill 14

May. 25, 2022 15:41 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A series of explosions shook Afghanistan on Wednesday, the Taliban said, including a blast inside a mosque in the capital of Kabul that killed at least five worshippers and three bombings of minivans in the country's north that killed nine passengers. The Islamic...

Albania police deport dozens of soccer fans after clashes

May. 25, 2022 15:29 PM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Dozens of soccer fans have been deported back to Italy following violent clashes in Tirana ahead of Wednesday’s Europa Conference League final, Albania’s deputy head of police said. Italian club Roma will face Dutch team Feyenoord in the match at the...

War Crimes Watch: Hard path to justice in Bucha atrocities

May. 25, 2022 15:13 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The horrific images and stories tumbling out of Ukrainian towns like Bucha in the wake of the withdrawal of Russian troops bear witness to depravity on a scale recalling the barbarities of Cambodia, the Balkans, World War II. The question now: What to do with this...

Scars of war seem to be everywhere in Ukraine after 3 months

May. 25, 2022 14:36 PM EDT

KRAMATORSK, Ukraine (AP) — Piano music wafted from an apartment block on a recent spring evening in Kramatorsk, blending with distant artillery fire for a surreal soundtrack to a bomb-scarred neighborhood in the eastern Ukrainian city. Everywhere in Ukraine, the 3-month-old war...

UN says Yemen warring sides meet on reopening Taiz roads

May. 25, 2022 14:11 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen’s warring sides began talks Wednesday on reopening roads in Taiz and other provinces as the United Nations pushes to extend a two-month cease-fire ahead of a looming deadline, the U.N. mission said. The discussions between representatives from Yemen's...

Davos updates | VW: Supply chain woes ease; orders backed up

May. 25, 2022 14:01 PM EDT

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Executives with German automaker Volkswagen say at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos that supply chain problems exacerbated by the Russia-Ukraine war are easing but they’re dealing with a huge backlog of orders. Audi board member Hildegard...