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Live updates | 50 protesters let within sight of G-7 venue

Jun. 27, 2022 09:29 AM EDT

ELMAU, Germany (AP) — The Latest on the G-7 summit, the annual meeting of the leading democratic economies, which this year is being held in the Bavarian Alps in Germany; and on the summit of NATO leaders that will start on Tuesday in Madrid: ___ A small group of...

NATO to boost rapid reaction force, Ukraine military support

Jun. 27, 2022 10:19 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO will increase the strength of its rapid reaction force nearly eightfold to 300,000 troops as part of its response to an “era of strategic competition," the military alliance's secretary-general said Monday. The NATO reaction force currently numbers around...

Russian weapons wrecked in Ukraine war on display in Poland

Jun. 27, 2022 10:06 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A display of war-damaged Russian weapons in downtown Warsaw serves as a reminder of the horrors of the war in Ukraine but also that Russia's aggression can be defeated, officials said Monday. Ukraine's Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Maliar and the head of...

Zelenskyy tells G-7 summit Ukraine forces face urgent moment

Jun. 27, 2022 10:03 AM EDT

ELMAU, Germany (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Monday underscored the urgency of helping his country’s military improve its position against Russia in a video meeting with leading economic powers, who in turn pledged to support Ukraine “for as long as it takes.” ...

Cyberattack hits Lithuania after sanctions feud with Russia

Jun. 27, 2022 09:58 AM EDT

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — A cyberattack temporarily knocked out public and private websites in Lithuania, the country's Defense Minister said Monday, with a pro-Moscow hacker group reportedly claiming responsibility. A distributed-denial-of-service (DDOS) attack targeted a secure...

US basketball star Griner appears in Russian court

Jun. 27, 2022 09:52 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — More than four months after she was arrested at a Moscow airport for cannabis possession, a Russian court has set the start date of the criminal trial of U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner for July 1. The Phoenix Mercury star was also ordered to remain in custody...

Stocks open slightly lower on Wall Street after winning week

Jun. 27, 2022 09:45 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are drifting mostly lower in early trading on Wall Street Monday as the market cools off following a rare winning week and the best daily gain for the S&P 500 in two years. The benchmark index gave up an early gain and was off 0.1% in the early going, while the...

Russian court sets July 1 as start date for trial of U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner

Jun. 27, 2022 09:33 AM EDT
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian court sets July 1 as start date for trial of U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner.

EXPLAINER: What's the impact of a Russian debt default?

Jun. 27, 2022 09:23 AM EDT

Russia is poised to default on its foreign debt for the first time since the Bolshevik Revolution more than a century ago, further alienating the country from the global financial system following sanctions imposed over its war in Ukraine. A 30-day grace period on interest payments...

4 injured as apartment building roof collapses in Budapest

Jun. 27, 2022 08:42 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The roof and part of the front of an apartment building in the Hungarian capital collapsed Monday, injuring four pedestrians and flattening a number of parked cars. Budapest police said in a statement that the search of the rubble and the building itself...