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Russia's economy gets boost from wartime grain shipments

With much fanfare, ship after ship loaded with grain has sailed from Ukraine after being stuck in the country's Black Sea ports for nearly six months. More quietly, a parallel wartime deal met Moscow’...

Russia-Ukraine updates: Moscow rejects demand to hand over Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant

Leading Russian politicians are rejecting the G7's demand that Moscow hand control of the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant, which has been occupied by Russian troops since March, back to Ukraine. ...

Estonia to ban Russians with tourist visas from entering

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Estonia decided Thursday to bar people from neigboring Russia with tourist visas from entering the northernmost Baltic country as a consequence of the war in Ukraine. ...

What's next for Alex Jones after $49M Sandy Hook verdict?

DALLAS (AP) — The nearly $50 million defamation verdict against Alex Jones for his years of lies about the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre is far from a final reckoning. Jones'...

Turkey to pay for some Russian gas in rubles

Turkey will switch part of its payments for Russian gas to rubles and plans to deepen ties with Russia by extending the use of Russia's Mir payment system, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Satu...

Prosecutors await forensic analysis in Alec Baldwin shooting

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The investigation into the fatal film-set shooting of a cinematographer by actor Alec Baldwin is ongoing, and the New Mexico prosecutor overseeing the case says authorities are a...

Russia-Ukraine updates: Istanbul inspectors clear grain ship headed for Lebanon

The first grain ship to leave Ukraine since the war began passed inspection and was heading through the Bosporus en route to Lebanon on Wednesday. Last month, Turkey and the United Nations brokered a...

Weekend Sports In Brief

NBA BOSTON (AP) — NBA Hall-of-Famer Bill Russell died Sunday at the age of 88, with his wife, Jeannine, at his side, his family said in a statement posted on social media. No cause ...

Jake Paul match at MSG off over Rahman's weight issues

NEW YORK (AP) — Jake Paul's boxing match at Madison Square Garden next week has been canceled after his promotional team said opponent Hasim Rahman Jr. did not intend to honor the contracted weight li...

Biden, Xi holding talks as concerns over Pelosi visiting Taiwan grow

Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Joe Biden are holding the fifth phone-call of their presidencies on Thursday against the backdrop of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi potentially planning a ...

Analysts weigh outcomes of potential Taiwan Strait conflict at Ketegalan Forum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Analysts on Tuesday (July 26) assessed the consequences of a potential Chinese attack on Taiwan following the Russia-Ukraine war during the Ketagalan Forum—2022 Indo...

Defense seeks sanctions against state in Flint water case

DETROIT (AP) — Lawyers for Michigan's former health director asked a judge Monday to sanction prosecutors who are trying to instantly turn invalid indictments into a fresh round of charges in the Flin...

Russia-Ukraine updates: UK says Wagner mercenaries fighting at front lines

Russia has been employing mercenaries from the private military contractor Wagner to reinforce its regular troops fighting on the front line in Ukraine, according to the British Defense Ministry. In ...

Hungary: Is this the beginning of the end of Orban's model?

For more than a decade, Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban has proved to be a major headache to the EU. Brussels has failed to find a way to effectively sanction his anti-democratic transformat...

EU seeks to ban Russian gold in seventh sanctions package

The European Commission is set to propose its seventh package of sanctions against Russia on Friday in light of its monthslong war against Ukraine. The sanctions are expected to target Russian gold i...