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Russians fight to encircle Ukraine's last eastern stronghold

Jun. 29, 2022 11:02 AM EDT

KREMENCHUK, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces battled Wednesday to surround the Ukrainian military’s last stronghold in a long-contested eastern province, as shock reverberated from a Russian airstrike on a shopping mall that killed at least 18 in the center of the country two days earlier. ...

Live updates | Italy sees no NATO military escalation

Jun. 29, 2022 11:01 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the NATO summit in Madrid: ___ Italian Premier Mario Draghi says plans for an increased U.S. military presence in Europe don’t amount to a military escalation within NATO. Draghi says the increase announced Wednesday by...

Ben & Jerry's Israel business sold; sales to resume

Jun. 29, 2022 11:01 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Unilever said Wednesday that it has reached a new business arrangement in Israel that will effectively end Ben & Jerry's policy of not selling ice cream in annexed east Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank. Israel hailed the move as a victory in its ongoing...

Iran report says nuclear talks in Qatar to end without deal

Jun. 29, 2022 10:41 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Indirect negotiations between Iran and the U.S. over Tehran's tattered nuclear deal with world powers will end Wednesday in Qatar, authorities in Tehran said. A semiofficial news agency reported the talks wouldn't break a diplomatic deadlock over the accord. ...

NATO calls Russia its 'most significant and direct threat'

Jun. 29, 2022 08:55 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — NATO declared Russia the “most significant and direct threat” to its members’ peace and security, as the military alliance met Wednesday to confront what NATO’s chief called the biggest security crisis since World War II. It also promised to “step up...

EXPLAINER: How was Turkey’s veto of Nordic NATO bid avoided?

Jun. 29, 2022 10:37 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — When the leaders of Finland, Sweden and Turkey met with NATO’s chief Tuesday, the potential for progress was hard to predict. Some remained pessimistic the meeting would lessen Turkey’s objections to the Nordic pair’s historic request to join NATO. The...

US to boost military presence in Europe for Russia threat

Jun. 29, 2022 10:04 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — President Joe Biden said Wednesday that the U.S. will significantly increase its military presence in Europe for the long haul, including by establishing its first permanent presence in Poland, to bolster regional security after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Meeting...

Pelosi receives Communion in Vatican amid abortion debate

Jun. 29, 2022 09:24 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi met with Pope Francis on Wednesday and received Communion during a papal Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, witnesses said, despite her position in support of abortion rights. Pelosi attended the morning Mass marking the feasts of St. Peter...

In summit declaration, NATO calls Russia 'most significant and direct threat' to Euro-Atlantic peace and stability

Jun. 29, 2022 08:45 AM EDT
MADRID (AP) — In summit declaration, NATO calls Russia 'most significant and direct threat' to Euro-Atlantic peace and stability.

Germany's Scholz: No apology for reporter snubbed at G7

Jun. 29, 2022 07:24 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A spokeswoman for Olaf Scholz says the German Chancellor doesn't feel the need to apologize to a reporter for curtly dismissing her question at the end of the Group of Seven summit he hosted this week, prompting widespread criticism. Rosalia Romaniec, a Polish-born...