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Ukraine utility crews adapt, overcome after Russian strikes

Dec. 10, 2022 04:00 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Over the grinding wail of a chainsaw pruning trees, Oleh Braharnyk recalls how his crew sprang into action in Kyiv a week earlier to repair power lines downed by Russian missiles and keep electricity flowing to his beleaguered fellow Ukrainians. Braharnyk, an...

Ukrainian youth choir defies war with messages of freedom

Dec. 10, 2022 02:33 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — From a dank Kyiv bomb shelter to the bright stage lights of Europe's theaters, a Ukrainian youth choir's hymns in praise of freedom offer a kind of healing balm to its war-scarred members. The Shchedryk ensemble, described as Kyiv’s oldest professional...

67 journalists, media workers killed on the job this year

Dec. 09, 2022 16:51 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Russia’s war in Ukraine, chaos in Haiti and rising violence by criminal groups in Mexico contributed to a sharp spike in the number of journalists killed doing their work in 2022, according to a new report released Friday. The International Federation of...

EU-Med countries seek more flexible gas price cap mechanism

Dec. 09, 2022 16:11 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Leaders and representatives of nine Mediterranean and Southern European countries on Friday called on the European Union to come up with a more flexible gas price cap mechanism than the recently proposed cap of 220 euros ($232) per megawatt hour. The call made at a...

NATO chief fears Ukraine war could become a wider conflict

Dec. 09, 2022 15:42 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The head of NATO expressed worry that the fighting in Ukraine could spin out of control and become a war between Russia and NATO, according to an interview released Friday. “If things go wrong, they can go horribly wrong,” NATO Secretary-General Jens...

Griner's home, but WNBA players still competing overseas

Dec. 09, 2022 15:09 PM EST

Brittney Griner is back in the United States after an arduous 10-month saga in Russia. Yet nearly half of her WNBA peers opted to compete abroad this winter to supplement their incomes. None are playing in Russia, for obvious reasons — Griner's ordeal and the country's ongoing war...

Helping Ukraine is 'self-preservation,' finance chief says

Dec. 09, 2022 13:19 PM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Ukraine's finance minister says crucial Western financial support is “not charity” but “self-preservation” in the fight to defend democracy as his country deals with growing costs to repair electrical and heating infrastructure wrecked by Russian attacks. ...

Russian politician sentenced for Ukraine action criticism

Dec. 09, 2022 12:51 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A prominent Russian opposition figure was on Friday sentenced to 8 1/2 years in prison after being convicted on charges stemming from his criticism of the Kremlin’s action in Ukraine. The sentence handed to Ilya Yashin, one of the few Kremlin critics to have stayed...

Bulgarian parliament approves military aid to Ukraine

Dec. 09, 2022 12:21 PM EST

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgarian lawmakers on Friday approved the country’s first military assistance package to Ukraine involving a classified list of weapons prepared by the government. The National Assembly voted 148-46 with one abstention in favor of the weapons to Kyiv...

Ukrainian Nobel Prize winner says Putin must face tribunal

Dec. 09, 2022 11:53 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A representative of one of the organizations sharing this year's Nobel Peace Prize said Friday that Russian President Vladimir Putin should face an international tribunal for the fighting in Ukraine. Oleksandra Matviychuk of Ukraine's Center for Civil Liberties told a...