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Russia fires missiles across Ukraine, cements gains in east

Jun. 25, 2022 17:39 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces were seeking to swallow up the last remaining Ukrainian stronghold in the eastern Luhansk region, while pressing their momentum following the withdrawal of Ukrainian troops from the charred ruins of Sievierodonetsk. The military said Saturday that Moscow-backed...

Italy pips US men to relay gold in swimming worlds finale

Jun. 25, 2022 17:37 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Canadian 15-year-old Summer McIntosh won another gold medal and Italy pipped the United States to the men’s 4x100 medley relay title on the last night of racing at the world swimming championships. The American women clinched the Unites States’ record...

Russian military says separatist fighters in full control of Sievierodonetsk chemical plant, last Ukrainian holdout

Jun. 25, 2022 17:35 PM EDT
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian military says separatist fighters in full control of Sievierodonetsk chemical plant, last Ukrainian holdout.

Mercury, Charles agree to part ways after 18 games

Jun. 25, 2022 17:26 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Tina Charles' stint in the desert was a short one. The Phoenix Mercury announced Saturday they agreed to terms on a contract divorce with Charles after 18 games. “After discussions with Tina and her agent, it was best for both parties to go our...

Biden's mission in Europe: Shore up alliance against Russia

Jun. 25, 2022 17:18 PM EDT

MUNICH (AP) — President Joe Biden is out to sustain the global alliance punishing Russia for its invasion of Ukraine as he embarks on a five-day trip to Europe as the 4-month-old war shows no sign of abating and its aftershocks to global food and energy supplies are deepening. ...

US swimmer Ress endures elation, shock, relief at worlds

Jun. 25, 2022 16:49 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Elation, devastation, relief and shock. United States swimmer Justin Ress went through all the emotions after winning his first individual gold medal on the last day of racing at the world swimming championships on Saturday. As quick as he...

Biden arrives in Europe for pair of summits meant to shore up alliances against Russia, address food, energy prices

Jun. 25, 2022 16:34 PM EDT
MUNICH (AP) — Biden arrives in Europe for pair of summits meant to shore up alliances against Russia, address food, energy prices.

With war, Kyiv pride parade becomes a peace march in Warsaw

Jun. 25, 2022 15:10 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Ukraine's largest LGBTQ rights event, KyivPride, went ahead Saturday, although not on its native streets or as a celebration. Due to Russia's war in Ukraine, the event normally held in Kyiv took place in conjunction with Warsaw's yearly Equality Parade, the...

Spain unveils emergency actions to curb soaring living costs

Jun. 25, 2022 14:59 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The Spanish government has approved a package of emergency economic measures worth more than 9 billion euros ($9.5 billion) to try to temper the economic fallout from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez said Saturday. “This war, and its...

Its Olympic future in doubt, weightlifting names new leader

Jun. 25, 2022 12:37 PM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Iraqi official Mohammed Jalood was elected president of the International Weightlifting Federation in chaotic scenes on Saturday. In an election more than a year overdue, more controversy and confusion was stirred up when nine of the 11 candidates for...