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Russian forces keep up pressure as Ukraine anniversary nears

Feb. 06, 2023 10:31 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces are keeping Ukrainian troops tied down with attacks in the eastern Donbas region as Moscow assembles additional combat power there for an expected offensive in the coming weeks, Ukrainian officials said Monday. Intense fighting that has been...

Russia sentences popular cookbook author over Ukraine posts

Feb. 06, 2023 10:29 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A Moscow court on Monday sentenced a popular cookbook author and blogger to nine years in prison after convicting her in absentia of spreading false information about the country’s military. The trial was part of the Kremlin’s sweeping, months-long crackdown on dissent. ...

In pro-Putin Serbia, liberal-minded Russians seek a home

Feb. 06, 2023 02:25 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — At a central square in Serbia's capital of Belgrade, dozens of Russians gathered recently to denounce President Vladimir Putin's war in Ukraine, holding up photos of political prisoners from their homeland. Across the plaza, a billboard touts the Russian...

North Korea party meeting set to discuss 'urgent' food issue

Feb. 06, 2023 01:29 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has scheduled a major political conference to discuss the “urgent task” of improving its agricultural sector, a possible sign of worsening food insecurity as the country's economic isolation deepens amid a defiant nuclear weapons push. ...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Feb. 06, 2023 00:23 AM EST

Cleveland Plain Dealer. February 3, 2023. Editorial: Full hearings needed on marijuana driving-under-the-influence bill A Greater Cleveland legislator’s bill would give people arrested for driving or boating under the influence of marijuana a chance to produce...

Former Israeli PM: Putin promised not to kill Zelenskyy

Feb. 05, 2023 14:47 PM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — A former Israeli prime minister who served briefly as a mediator at the start of Russia's war with Ukraine says he drew a promise from the Russian president not to kill his Ukrainian counterpart. Former Prime Minister Naftali Bennett emerged as an unlikely...

Ukraine defense minister expects help from West on warplanes

Feb. 05, 2023 14:13 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's defense minister expressed confidence Sunday that Western allies would agree to the country's latest weapons request — warplanes to fight off Russian forces that invaded nearly a year ago. Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov told a news conference in...

How will EU ban and West's price cap on Russian diesel work?

Feb. 05, 2023 08:19 AM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Union is taking another big step toward cutting its energy ties with Russia. The 27-nation bloc is banning Russian refined oil products like diesel fuel and joining the U.S. and other allies in imposing a price cap on sales to non-Western countries. ...

Gary Bettman defends NHL handling of Pride night situations

Feb. 04, 2023 16:17 PM EST

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman at his state of the game news conference Saturday at All-Star Weekend defended the way the league and two teams handled situations that arose regarding Pride night celebrations. Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Ivan Provorov did not...

Funeral held for Belarusian activist killed in Ukraine

Feb. 04, 2023 13:03 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A funeral for a Belarusian military volunteer and activist who died fighting on the frontlines in eastern Ukraine was held in Kyiv on Saturday. Eduard Lobau was killed in fierce artillery battles in Vuhledar against Russian troops as part of a small but...