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US announces new military aid, drones for Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. for the first time Friday said it will give Ukraine Scan Eagle surveillance drones, mine-resistant vehicles, anti-armor rounds and howitzer weapons to help Ukrainian forces ...

2 Russian villages evacuated after fire at munitions depot

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A fire at a munitions depot near the Russian village of Timonovo has led to the evacuation of two villages in Russia's Belgorod region on Ukraine’s northeastern border, an officia...

Ukraine appears to prepare counteroffensive against Russia

Ben Hodges, a former general in the US army and commander-in-chief of US forces in Europe, told DW that there are signs that Russia's army is weakening following explosions at Russia's airfiel...

Leaders of Ukraine, U.N. seek to secure Russian-held nuclear plant

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said he, Guterres and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy discussed building on a recent positive atmosphere to revive peace negotiations with Russia that took pla...

Xi, Putin to attend G20 summit in Indonesia's Bali this November

Chinese and Russian leaders Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin will attend the G20 summit on the resort island ofBali this November, a longtime adviser to the Indonesian president said on Friday. Andi W...

Nord Stream 2: FDP lawmaker slammed for suggestion to open pipeline

Wolfgang Kubicki, deputy chairman of Germany's Free Democrats (FDP), faced severe criticism on Friday after suggesting that Germany should allow gas to flow through the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline....

Estonian minister defends visa ban against Russian tourists

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Estonia’s foreign minister on Thursday defended his country’s decision to bar Russian tourists, saying they are shirking their “moral responsibility” to stand up to Russian Pre...

Ship that Ukraine alleges has stolen wheat likely off Syria

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Russian cargo ship that Ukraine alleges holds stolen wheat from territory seized by Moscow appears to have reached the Syrian port of Tartus, according to satellit...

Zelenskyy to host Lviv talks with UN chief, Turkish leader

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — As a potential power broker, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will use his first visit to Ukraine since the war started nearly six months ago to seek ways to expand the expo...

Ukraine: Attacks on nuclear plants not banned by international law

Since March, the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine has been under Russian occupation. Since late July, the largest nuclear plant in Europe has been shelled repeatedly, with Kyiv and...

China, Japan officials meet amid Taiwan tensions

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese and Japanese officials have met in northern China amid renewed tensions over Beijing's military threats against Taiwan and after Tokyo protested China's firing of missiles into ...

Russia mulls dissolving Israeli emigration agency

The relationship between Russia and Israel has rarely been so tense. Despite high-level phone calls, the Russian arm of the Jewish Agency for Israel faces forced closure. There has been speculation i...

EU to host Serbia-Kosovo talks in Brussels amid tensions

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Wartime rivals Serbia and Kosovo are holding high-level crisis talks on Thursday which European Union mediators hope will de-escalate growing tensions in the Balkans, where Rus...

Sweden presents plan to tackle high winter power bills

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's government said Wednesday it wants to pass legislation forcing the country's public power transmission network operator to help reduce household and business electricity bill...

Today in History: August 17, Fulton steamboat on the Hudson

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Aug. 17, the 229th day of 2022. There are 136 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Aug. 17...