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Russia's path to 2024 Olympics takes shape, Ukraine objects

Jan. 26, 2023 12:35 PM EST

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Russia's path to sending a team to the Paris Olympics next year became clearer on Thursday amid fierce objections from Ukraine. The International Olympic Committee indicated on Wednesday it favors officially neutral teams from Russia and its ally...

US expands sanctions on Russia's 'brutal' Wagner Group

Jan. 26, 2023 12:18 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Thursday expanded U.S. sanctions against Russia’s Wagner Group and related companies and individuals for their role in the war in Ukraine and mercenary activities, including human rights abuses, in Africa. The Treasury and State...

Controversy, frivolity mark day one of Paris Fashion Week

Jan. 26, 2023 10:24 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — The pioneering Black performer Josephine Baker — who left the United States to find global fame in Paris in the 1920s — was Dior’s muse for an old school spring couture collection of archetypal classicism. With her caressing velvets and silks, embroideries,...

Russia plays down West's move on tanks, attacks Ukraine anew

Jan. 26, 2023 09:00 AM EST

From Washington to Berlin to Kyiv, a Western decision to send battle tanks to Ukraine was hailed enthusiastically. Moscow first shrugged it off — and later launched a new barrage of attacks. The Kremlin has previously warned that such tank deliveries would be a dangerous escalation...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Jan. 25, 2023 11:07 AM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Jan. 23 The Washington Post on gun violence in the United States Gun violence is so regular an occurrence in the United States that no incident, however tragic, comes as a surprise. But...

Russian court shuts down country's oldest rights group

Jan. 25, 2023 09:57 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A court in Moscow on Wednesday ruled to shut down Russia's oldest human rights organization, in the latest move amid a months-long, relentless crackdown on independent media, rights groups and opposition activists. The Moscow City Court sustained the petition of...

Ukraine forces pull back from Donbas town after onslaught

Jan. 25, 2023 09:56 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian forces have conducted an organized retreat from a town in the eastern region of the Donbas, an official said Wednesday, in what amounted to a rare but modest battlefield triumph for Russia after a series of setbacks in its invasion that began almost 11 months ago. ...

Ukraine war moves 'Doomsday Clock' to 90 seconds to midnight

Jan. 24, 2023 13:16 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — With Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the specter of nuclear weapon use, Earth crept its closest to Armageddon, a science-oriented advocacy group said, moving its famous “Doomsday Clock” up to just 90 seconds before midnight. “We are really closer to that...

Navalny supporters put replica cell outside Russian embassy

Jan. 24, 2023 11:13 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Supporters of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny placed a replica of the tiny “punishment cell” he has repeatedly been held in outside Russia's embassy in Berlin on Tuesday, in an effort to raise awareness of his fate. About 100 people — including...

Lavrov blames West for no Ukraine talks, defends navy drills

Jan. 23, 2023 16:30 PM EST

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Russia was willing to negotiate with Ukraine in the early months of the war, but the United States and other Western nations advised Kyiv against holding talks, Moscow's top diplomat said Monday. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's remarks on a...