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Live updates | Turkey makes demands on Sweden, Finland

May. 25, 2022 15:23 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey — A senior Turkish official has insisted after talks with Swedish and Finnish officials that Turkey will not agree to the two Nordic countries joining NATO unless specific steps are taken to address Ankara’s objections. “We have made it very clear that if...

Live updates | Russia-Ukraine War

May. 24, 2022 21:50 PM EDT

The Russian parliament gave preliminary approval Tuesday to a bill that would allow the government to appoint new management of foreign companies that pulled out of Russia after its invasion of Ukraine. According to the state news agency Tass, the new law would transfer control over...

Poland's divisive disciplinary body restores judge to work

May. 23, 2022 17:09 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s controversial disciplinary chamber for the country's top court on Monday changed its own previous ruling and ordered an outspoken judge reinstated to work. The decision comes as Poland’s leaders are debating abolishing the Disciplinary Chamber of...

Yellen's global tax plan meets resistance abroad and at home

May. 23, 2022 14:10 PM EDT

KOENIGSWINTER, Germany (AP) — Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen celebrated a “historic day” last summer when more than 100 nations agreed to a global minimum tax deal, aimed at putting the world's countries on a more equal footing in attracting and keeping multinational companies. President Joe...

Russia presses Donbas attacks as Polish leader praises Kyiv

May. 22, 2022 22:11 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia pressed its offensive in eastern Ukraine on Sunday as Poland's president traveled to Kyiv to support the country's European Union aspirations, becoming the first foreign leader to address the Ukrainian parliament since the start of the war. Lawmakers...

'A long journey': Volunteers from Belarus fight for Ukraine

May. 22, 2022 14:55 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — One is a restaurateur who fled Belarus when he learned he was about to be arrested for criticizing President Alexander Lukashenko. Another was given the choice of either denouncing fellow opposition activists or being jailed. And one is certain his brother was killed by the...

Russia's claim of Mariupol's capture fuels concern for POWs

May. 21, 2022 22:29 PM EDT

POKROVSK, Ukraine (AP) — Concern mounted Saturday over Ukrainian fighters who became prisoners at the end of Russia's brutal three-month siege of Mariupol, as a Moscow-backed separatist leader vowed they would face tribunals. Russia claimed full control of the Azovstal steel plant,...

FRENCH OPEN: No. 1 Swiatek enters on 28-match winning streak

May. 21, 2022 10:57 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Here's one measure of just how dominant Iga Swiatek has been as the French Open begins Sunday: The 28-match winning streak accumulated by the new No. 1 in the WTA rankings has been surpassed by only three women since 2000 — Venus Williams (35 in 2000), Serena...

Love transcends borders: Marylanders adopt Ukraine-born girl

May. 21, 2022 09:06 AM EDT

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — When the airplane’s wheels touched down at Dulles International Airport on the afternoon of May 12, 6-year-old Bridget became a U.S. citizen. Her adoptive parents left Frederick County and crossed war-torn Ukraine to get to her. Bridget was...

Poles need EU funds as they help Ukrainians, ambassador says

May. 21, 2022 07:27 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Ukraine's ambassador to neighboring Poland says his nation is grateful for the welcome that Poles have given to millions of Ukrainian refugees, but he hopes the European Union will soon release billions of euros to Poland so that the assistance does not come “at the cost...