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Macron says Russia can't win in Ukraine after strike on mall

Jun. 28, 2022 20:55 PM EDT

KREMENCHUK, Ukraine (AP) — France's president denounced Russia’s fiery airstrike on a crowded shopping mall in Ukraine as a “new war crime” Tuesday and vowed the West's support for Kyiv would not waver, saying Moscow “cannot and should not win" the war. The strike, which...

Ukrainians cheer nation's EU candidacy amid wartime woes

Jun. 24, 2022 10:31 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The European Union's decision to make Ukraine a candidate for EU membership offered war-weary Ukrainians a morale boost and hope of a more secure future Friday as the country's military ordered its fighters to retreat from a key city in the eastern Donbas region. ...

Russia-West tensions inflame UN debate on Mali peacekeepers

Jun. 19, 2022 05:06 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Tensions between Russia and the West are aggravating talks about the future of one of the United Nations' biggest and most perilous peacekeeping operations, the force sent to help Mali resist a decade-long Islamic extremist insurgency. The U.N.'s mission in...

EXPLAINER: How did Russia-Ukraine war trigger a food crisis?

Jun. 18, 2022 04:46 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Russian hostilities in Ukraine are preventing grain from leaving the “breadbasket of the world" and making food more expensive across the globe, threatening to worsen shortages, hunger and political instability in developing countries. Together, Russia and Ukraine...

US, Germany sending weapons to Ukraine as Russia advances

Jun. 15, 2022 20:14 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The Russian military said it used long-range missiles Wednesday to destroy a depot in the western Lviv region of Ukraine where ammunition for NATO-supplied weapons was stored, and the governor of a key eastern city acknowledged Russian forces are advancing in heavy fighting....

Ireland, Norway, Turkey want UN to extend aid to Syria

Jun. 15, 2022 15:18 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The foreign ministers of Ireland, Norway and Turkey say aid deliveries from Turkey to rebel-held northwest Syria must continue, warning Wednesday of a humanitarian crisis if the only remaining border gate is closed. Russia’s deputy U.N. ambassador has told...

The battle of Donbas could prove decisive in Ukraine war

Jun. 13, 2022 13:44 PM EDT

Day after day, Russia is pounding the Donbas region of Ukraine with relentless artillery and air raids, making slow but steady progress to seize the industrial heartland of its neighbor. With the conflict now in its fourth month, it's a high-stakes campaign that could dictate the...

Live updates | Ukraine: Russia still attacking eastern city

Jun. 09, 2022 20:18 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine — The Ukrainian army says Kyiv’s forces continue to frustrate Russian attempts to take the fiercely contested eastern city of Sievierodonetsk. “The occupiers, with the help of motorized rifle units and artillery, conducted assault operations in the city of...

Long, fraught timeline of tensions over Iran nuclear program

Jun. 09, 2022 11:57 AM EDT

Iran has started removing 27 surveillance cameras installed by U.N. inspectors at nuclear sites around the country, widening a dispute over Tehran's program as it enriches uranium closer than ever to weapons-grade levels. Here’s a timeline of the major events involving Iran’s...

More bodies found in Mariupol as global food crisis looms

Jun. 08, 2022 22:08 PM EDT

BAKHMUT, Ukraine (AP) — Workers pulled scores of bodies from smashed buildings in an “endless caravan of death” inside the devastated city of Mariupol, authorities said Wednesday, while fears of a global food crisis escalated over Ukraine’s inability to export millions of tons of grain...