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Climate to conflict, Davos' post-COVID return has full plate

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Davos — the hub of an elite annual gathering in the Swiss Alps — is back, more than two years after the coronavirus pandemic kept its business gurus, political leaders and hi...

Opinion: Russia must be held accountable for Ukraine's reconstruction

Finland did not make a "mistake" by applying for NATO membership, as Russian President Vladimir Putin has claimed. Rather, it was his mistake to attack Ukraine. That is the only reason why ...

US President Biden, South Korea’s Yoon underline essential role of Taiwan Strait peace

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — American President Joe Biden and South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol emphasized the importance of peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait in a joint statement after meet...

Prisoners of war from Azov: Do the fighters face the death penalty in Russia?

More than 1,700 Ukrainian soldiers defending the Azov steel plant in Mariupol have been taken into Russian custody since May 16, according to the Russian Defense Ministry. Wounded soldiers were among ...

As Biden visits Asia, China launches South China Sea drills

BEIJING (AP) — China is holding military exercises in the disputed South China Sea coinciding with U.S. President Joe Biden’s visits to South Korea and Japan that are largely focused on countering the...

Britain, Rwanda defend asylum-seekers plan at UN agencies

GENEVA (AP) — Britain and Rwanda on Thursday faced down two United Nations agencies that have sharply criticized their controversial plan in which Britain expects to send some asylum-seekers from the ...

EXPLAINER: What might happen to 100s of Ukrainian POWs?

GENEVA (AP) — Breaking its recent silence on prisoners of war, the Red Cross said Thursday it has registered “hundreds” of Ukrainian prisoners of war who left the giant Azovstal steel plant in the sou...

Russian soldier pleads guilty at Ukraine war crimes trial

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A 21-year-old Russian soldier facing the first war crimes trial since Moscow invaded Ukraine pleaded guilty Wednesday to killing an unarmed civilian. Sgt. Vadim ...

China blasts US, Japan rhetoric ahead of Quad summit

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi criticized on Wednesday what he called negative moves by Washington and Tokyo against Beijing ahead of a meeting in Tokyo next week of the leaders of th...

Greek leader tells Congress democracy is tested by Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis told the U.S. Congress on Tuesday their shared belief in “freedom over tyranny, in democracy over authoritarianism” is being tested as he foc...

UK raises stakes in EU feud with threat to break Brexit deal

LONDON (AP) — The British government dramatically escalated a fight with the European Union on Tuesday by saying it will pass a law to scrap parts of the trade treaty signed by the two sides less than...

EU vows response if UK scraps Northern Ireland Brexit rules

The European Union says it will respond with all measures at its disposal if Britain pushes ahead with unilateral changes to the Brexit deal on Northern Ireland. The UK says it wants to change the le...

UK PM Johnson visits Northern Ireland amid Brexit-based deadlock

Boris Johnson traveled to Belfast on Monday, trying to convince local politicians to form a government in the wake of recent elections. Not for the first time in the past seven years or so, Johnson...

Small wins buoy Ukraine; West says Russians losing momentum

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Almost three months after Russia shocked the world by invading Ukraine, its military faces a bogged-down war, the prospect of a bigger NATO and an opponent buoyed Sunday by wins o...

Did US intelligence-sharing with Ukraine cross a line?

Over two months into Russia's brutal invasion, Ukraine has continuously defied expectations while fending off a nuclear superpower that has tenfold its military budget. It is no secret that the ...