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Swiatek plans charity tennis event for Ukrainian children

Jun. 29, 2022 08:46 AM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Top-ranked Iga Swiatek will host a charity tennis event next month in her home country of Poland to raise funds for children and teenagers impacted by the war in Ukraine. The event in Krakow on July 23 will feature a mixed doubles exhibition match and...

Ukraine to start electricity trading with EU neighbors

Jun. 28, 2022 09:53 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Ukraine will start trading electricity with neighboring European countries later this week as it continues to move away from Russia's sphere of influence, the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E) said on Tuesday. The...

No sign of reprieve for 3 condemned by Ukraine separatists

Jun. 27, 2022 15:41 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Less than two weeks remain for two Britons and a Moroccan to appeal the death sentences imposed by separatist forces that captured them during fighting in eastern Ukraine. With no obvious progress, or even signs of official contacts, the likelihood is growing that...

Russia strikes Kyiv as Western leaders meet in Europe

Jun. 26, 2022 17:01 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia shattered weeks of relative calm in the Ukrainian capital with long-range missiles fired toward Kyiv early Sunday, an apparent Kremlin show-of-force as Western leaders meet in Europe to strengthen their military and economic support of Ukraine. Kyiv...

WIMBLEDON 2022: No Russians, no rankings, but Serena’s back

Jun. 26, 2022 08:57 AM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — At least at the outset, before a tennis ball is struck, this edition of Wimbledon is as much about who — and what — is missing as who’s here. And that’s even taking this into account: It is no small matter that the grass-court Grand Slam tournament...

Russia fires missiles across Ukraine, cements gains in east

Jun. 25, 2022 20:33 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces were seeking to swallow up the last remaining Ukrainian stronghold in the eastern Luhansk region, pressing their momentum after taking full control Saturday of the charred ruins of Sievierodonetsk and the chemical plant where hundreds of Ukrainian troops and...

Maryland professor observes elections up close

Jun. 25, 2022 09:04 AM EDT

SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — When Ukrainians went to the polls in 2019 and elected President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, a Maryland election judge was there to observe the democratic process play out. Todd Becker has observed foreign elections for decades with the Organization for Security and...

Editorial Roundup:

Jun. 22, 2022 13:30 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: June 21 The Washington Post says it is crucial the White House stick up for what would be the FDA’s most assertive antismoking policy ever. The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday...

Wimbledon player avoids Russia ban with Georgian nationality

Jun. 19, 2022 17:57 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A women’s doubles player who was born in Moscow will be able to get around the ban on Russians at Wimbledon this year because she now represents the country of Georgia. Natela Dzalamidze, a 29-year-old who is currently 44th in the doubles rankings, is listed as...

Gennady Burbulis, top Yeltsin aide and official, dies at 76

Jun. 19, 2022 15:01 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Gennady Burbulis, a top aide to Russian President Boris Yeltsin who helped prepare and sign the 1991 pact that led to the formal breakup of the Soviet Union, has died. He was 76. As secretary of state and first deputy chairman of the government from 1991-1992,...