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Brutality of Russia's Wagner gives it lead in Ukraine war

Jan. 27, 2023 12:42 PM EST

Fierce battles in eastern Ukraine have thrown a new spotlight on Russia's Wagner Group, a private military company led by a rogue millionaire with longtime links to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Wagner has spearheaded the push to jump-start Russia's stalemated offensive in...

Several questioned in Croatia over oligarch's missing yacht

Jan. 27, 2023 11:18 AM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatian police on Friday brought in for questioning several people over the October disappearance of a luxury yacht from an Adriatic Sea marina where it was held under international sanctions connected to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The disappearance...

Auschwitz anniversary marked as peace again shattered by war

Jan. 27, 2023 10:19 AM EST

OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — Auschwitz-Birkenau survivors and other mourners commemorated the 78th anniversary Friday of the Nazi German death camp's liberation, some expressing horror that war has again shattered peace in Europe and the lesson of Never Again is being forgotten. The...

Ukrainian presidency: 10 killed in latest Russian shelling

Jan. 27, 2023 10:14 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A new barrage of Russian shelling killed at least 10 Ukrainian civilians and wounded 20 others in a day, the office of Ukraine's president said Friday as the country worked to recover from an earlier wave of Russian missile strikes and drone attacks. Regional...

Hungary's Orban: Ukraine's backers have 'drifted' into war

Jan. 27, 2023 05:33 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Western countries that are providing weapons and money to assist Ukraine in its war with Russia have already “drifted” into becoming active participants in the conflict, Hungary's prime minister said on Friday. In an interview with Hungarian state...

EU official: Russia shifts war focus to 'NATO and the West'

Jan. 27, 2023 02:21 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — A senior EU official said Friday that Russia has taken its war against Ukraine to a “a different stage” by making indiscriminate attacks on civilians and non-military targets, while criticizing Moscow for triggering recent moves by Germany and the United States to send advanced...

House GOP seeks new restrictions on use of US oil stockpile

Jan. 27, 2023 00:11 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the second time this month, House Republicans are seeking to restrict presidential use of the nation’s emergency oil stockpile — a proposal that has already drawn a White House veto threat. A GOP bill set for a vote Friday would require the government to...

New barrage of Russian strikes in Ukraine kills at least 11

Jan. 26, 2023 16:27 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia fired more missiles and self-exploding drones at nearly a dozen Ukrainian provinces early Thursday, causing the first war-related death in Kyiv this year and killing at least 11 people overall, according to Ukrainian authorities. The attacks adhered to...

Russia outlaws top independent news site in latest crackdown

Jan. 26, 2023 14:41 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — An independent news website that has been critical of Russia's military action in Ukraine was declared “undesirable” by the government Thursday, effectively outlawing its operation within the country as part of the Kremlin's latest crackdown on dissent. Founded in...

Yellen says Africa to shape world economy as US reengages

Jan. 26, 2023 13:33 PM EST

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen watched Ford cars and pickup trucks being assembled at a plant in South Africa on Thursday, citing it as an example of cooperation between Washington and Africa as she begins the Biden administration's big push to reengage with a...