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Drone attack hits Ukraine; US vows 'consequences' over nukes

Sep. 26, 2022 06:55 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — An overnight drone strike near the Ukrainian port of Odesa sparked a massive fire and explosion, the military said Monday, as Russia's leadership faced growing resistance to its efforts to call up hundreds of thousands of men to fight in Ukraine. The airstrike...

Japan bans export of chemical weapons goods to Russia

Sep. 26, 2022 02:41 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan expressed grave concern about Russia’s possible use of nuclear weapons against Ukraine as the top government spokesman on Monday announced an additional ban on exports of chemical weapons-related goods to Russia. “As the world’s only country to have...

US carrier, S. Korea ships launch drills amid North's threat

Sep. 25, 2022 23:29 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A U.S. aircraft carrier and its battle group launched drills with South Korean warships off the Korean Peninsula’s east coast on Monday in their first such training in five years, a day after North Korea test-fired a short-range ballistic missile in a possible response...

South Korea says North Korea test-fired missile toward sea

Sep. 24, 2022 23:39 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile Sunday toward its eastern seas, extending a provocative streak in weapons testing as a U.S. aircraft carrier visits South Korea for joint military exercises in response to the North’s growing nuclear threat. ...

West works to deepen sanctions after Putin heightens threats

Sep. 24, 2022 14:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — How do American leaders and their allies intend to respond if President Vladimir Putin seeks to escalate his way out of a bad situation on Ukraine’s battlefields, and makes good on renewed threats of annexing territory or even using nuclear weapons? At least to...

US aircraft carrier arrives in South Korea for joint drills

Sep. 23, 2022 01:09 AM EDT

BUSAN, South Korea (AP) — The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan arrived in the South Korean port of Busan on Friday ahead of the two countries' joint military exercise that aims to show their strength against growing North Korean threats. The joint drills will be...

EXPLAINER: What's behind referendums in occupied Ukraine?

Sep. 22, 2022 15:37 PM EDT

Four occupied regions in Ukraine are set to start voting Friday in Kremlin-engineered referendums on whether to become part of Russia, setting the stage for Moscow to annex the areas in a sharp escalation of the nearly seven-month war. Ukraine and its Western allies have rejected the...

Live updates: U.N. General Assembly

Sep. 21, 2022 22:49 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly: European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell is promising new sanctions against Russia after an escalation of its war in Ukraine. Following an emergency meeting of EU foreign ministers Wednesday...

Putin orders partial military call-up, sparking protests

Sep. 21, 2022 22:25 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a partial mobilization of reservists Wednesday to bolster his forces in Ukraine, a deeply unpopular move that sparked rare protests across the country and led to almost 1,200 arrests. The risky order follows humiliating...

Biden: Russia's Ukraine abuses 'make your blood run cold'

Sep. 21, 2022 22:09 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Joe Biden declared at the United Nations on Wednesday that Russia has “shamelessly violated the core tenets” of the international body with its war in Ukraine as he summoned nations around the globe to stand firm in backing the Ukrainian resistance. ...