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Norway slams Afghan Taliban edict demanding women cover up

May. 09, 2022 05:07 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway has slammed the latest Afghan Taliban edict demanding women cover up head to toe in public and warned that Afghanistan's new rulers are “steering the country toward a humanitarian, economic and human rights catastrophe.” The Taliban decree,...

Live updates | UN chief 'appalled' at reported school attack

May. 08, 2022 20:06 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS -- The United Nations chief says he is “appalled” at the reported attack on a school in the Ukrainian town of Bilohorivka, where many people were apparently seeking shelter from fighting. A U.N. spokesman said Sunday that Secretary-General Antonio Guterres...

Live Updates | Explosions in Ukrainian city of Kherson

Apr. 27, 2022 23:36 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine — In the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson, a series of explosions boomed near the television tower late Wednesday and at least temporarily knocked Russian channels off the air, Ukrainian and Russian news organizations reported. The Russian state news agency RIA...

Live updates | Russia-Ukraine War

Apr. 25, 2022 21:35 PM EDT

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned Monday that Ukraine risks provoking World War III and said the threat of a nuclear conflict “should not be underestimated.” In an in-depth Russian TV interview, Lavrov blamed Ukraine for stalled talks between the two countries, and...

Live updates | US set to send more military aid to Ukraine

Apr. 21, 2022 14:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is set to announce plans Thursday to send additional military aid to help Ukraine fight back against the Russian invasion, according to a U.S. official. The official, who was not authorized to comment publicly and spoke on the condition of...

Live Updates | Russia-Ukraine War

Apr. 06, 2022 23:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate will take up legislation Thursday to end normal trade relations with Russia and to ban the importation of its oil. Both bills have been bogged down in the Senate, frustrating lawmakers who want to ratchet up the U.S. response to Russia’s war with...

Live updates | Zelenskyy won't discuss fuel depot attack

Apr. 02, 2022 00:07 AM EDT

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy declined to comment on whether he ordered an attack on a Russian fuel depot. In an interview with FOX News, Zelenskyy said he does not discuss any orders he issues as commander in chief. Earlier, the secretary of Ukraine's...

Egypt, Norway to work together on clean energy projects

Mar. 31, 2022 12:14 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt and Norway on Thursday signed an agreement for several projects to enhance their cooperation in developing renewable energy. Egypt has been racing to launch environment-friendly projects in the lead-up to the 27th U.N. Climate Change Conference in the Red Sea...

NATO extends Stoltenberg term for a year due to Russia's war

Mar. 24, 2022 12:00 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — With the threat of wider conflict hanging over Europe, NATO opted for stability on Thursday by extending Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg’s term in office for an extra year to help steer the 30-nation military alliance through the security crisis sparked by Russia’s war on...

Live updates: 20 babies from surrogate moms in bomb shelter

Mar. 20, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine -- In peacetime, Ukraine has a thriving surrogate industry, one of the few countries where foreigners can get Ukrainian women to carry their pregnancies. Now at least 20 of those babies are stuck in a makeshift bomb shelter in Ukraine’s capital, waiting for parents to travel into...