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Russian men join exodus, fearing call-up to fight in Ukraine

Sep. 23, 2022 16:17 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Military-aged men fled Russia in droves Friday, filling planes and causing traffic jams at border crossings to avoid being rounded up to fight in Ukraine following the Kremlin's partial military mobilization. Queues stretching for 10 kilometers (6 miles) formed on a...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Sep. 23, 2022 10:52 AM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Ad misleads on treaty regulating...

Former goalie Pekka Rinne rejoins Preds as special adviser

Sep. 22, 2022 14:54 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators have brought back former goaltender Pekka Rinne in a new role as a special alumni adviser. General manager David Poile announced the move Thursday. Rinne is the only player in franchise history whose number has been retired. ...

Crew extinguishes fire on oil tanker in Gulf of Finland

Sep. 22, 2022 08:42 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — A crude oil tanker caught fire in the Gulf of Finland but the crew was able to extinguish the flames, Finnish and Estonian rescue officials said Thursday. The fire broke out on the 250-meter (820-foot) ship Alexia, 18 kilometers (11 miles) south of the Finnish...

Germany nationalizes country's biggest gas importer Uniper

Sep. 21, 2022 07:23 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German government said Wednesday that it has agreed to nationalize the country's biggest natural gas importer, Uniper, expanding state intervention in the industry to prevent an energy shortage resulting from Russia's war in Ukraine. The deal with Uniper builds on...

Live updates: UN General Assembly

Sep. 20, 2022 20:29 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the opening day of the U.N. General Assembly's annual high-level meeting (all times EDT): 8:25 p.m. El Salvador President Nayib Bukele has told the U.N. General Assembly that wealthy countries should help — or at least not block...

Germany close to deal on nationalizing gas company Uniper

Sep. 20, 2022 12:06 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Natural gas supplier Uniper said Tuesday that it’s in “final discussions” for Germany to nationalize the company, ramping up the government’s intervention in the gas and oil industry as Russia's war in Ukraine provokes an energy crisis. The expansion of...

Brad Pitt, Nick Cave make surprise art debut in Finland

Sep. 20, 2022 10:56 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Hollywood's Brad Pitt and Australian musician Nick Cave have debuted as artists in an exhibition in Finland that displays sculptures and ceramics created by the movie star and the singer-songwriter. The Sara Hilden Art Museum, located in the southern Finnish city of...

Finland: Real estate may no longer secure visas for Russians

Sep. 15, 2022 10:45 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland's president said Thursday that he wants to make it harder for Russians to use owning real estate in the Nordic nation - usually apartments or summer cottages - as justification for obtaining travel visas. “Getting a visa to a country is not a subjective...

Switzerland to extend $4B credit line to energy company Axpo

Sep. 06, 2022 05:46 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The Swiss government said Tuesday that it has agreed to give an urgent credit line of 4 billion Swiss francs ($4.1 billion) to power plant operator Axpo Holding as energy prices soar in Europe and could “endanger Switzerland's energy supply.” Axpo, which has 30...