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China Ukraine envoy urges governments to 'stop sending weapons to the battlefield,' negotiate peace

Jun. 02, 2023 07:11 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China’s Ukraine envoy called on other governments Friday to “stop sending weapons to the battlefield” and appealed for peace talks at a time when Washington and its European allies are ramping up supplies of missiles and tanks to Ukrainian forces trying to recapture...

Blinken says no Ukraine cease-fire without a peace deal that includes Russia's withdrawal

Jun. 02, 2023 06:58 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Friday that there can be no cease-fire in the war in Ukraine unless it is part of a “just and lasting” peace deal that includes Russia’s military withdrawal. Blinken said that “a cease-fire that simply freezes...

U.S.: Tanks, F-16 jets part of long-term strategy for Ukraine, won't be ready for upcoming offensive

Jun. 02, 2023 06:53 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Training for Ukrainian forces on advanced U.S. Abrams tanks has begun, and while those systems will not be ready in time for the imminent counteroffensive, those weapons will be critical in the longer-term to Ukraine ultimately pushing Russia out of its occupied territories, Joint...

Just days to spare, Senate gives final approval to debt ceiling deal, sending it to Biden

Jun. 02, 2023 05:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fending off a U.S. default, the Senate gave final approval late Thursday to a debt ceiling and budget cuts package, grinding into the night to wrap up work on the bipartisan deal and send it to President Joe Biden's desk to become law before the fast-approaching deadline. ...

China’s Ukraine envoy calls for governments to 'stop sending weapons to the battlefield' and negotiate peace

Jun. 02, 2023 05:02 AM EDT
BEIJING (AP) — China’s Ukraine envoy calls for governments to 'stop sending weapons to the battlefield' and negotiate peace.

Top American, Chinese defense officials vie for influence in Asia-Pacific

Jun. 02, 2023 04:59 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — As the United States and China vie to establish new partnerships and expand influence with Asia-Pacific nations, the top defense officials from both countries are preparing to try to win support this weekend from their regional counterparts, diplomats and leaders at a security...

AP Week in Pictures: Europe and Africa

Jun. 02, 2023 03:18 AM EDT

May 26-June 1, 2023 From the Russia-Ukraine war, elections in Turkey and Spain, and clashes in Senegal, to the French Open tennis tournament and the Europa League soccer final, this photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published in the week by The...

Zelenskyy pushes for Ukraine support at European leaders' summit in Moldova

Jun. 01, 2023 21:56 PM EDT

BULBOACA, Moldova (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's unrelenting quest for more political support and security backing from NATO got a warm welcome but no concrete commitments Thursday during a sprawling summit where nearly every European leader had assembled to condemn non-invitees...

UN warns of new threat to global food security after Russia limits Ukraine grain shipments

Jun. 01, 2023 19:57 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Warning of a new threat to global food security, the United Nations said Thursday that Russia is limiting the number of ships allowed to pick up Ukrainian grain at Black Sea ports in its campaign to get Kyiv to open a pipeline for a key ingredient of fertilizer to get to...

Mistrial declared for doctors charged with conspiring to pass medical records to Russia

Jun. 01, 2023 19:12 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A mistrial was declared Thursday in the federal trial of two Maryland doctors charged with trying to help Russia in its war against Ukraine with medical records they believed Moscow could exploit. The Baltimore Sun reports that U.S. District Judge Stephanie...