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Russia takes small cities, aims to widen east Ukraine battle

KRAMATORSK, Ukraine (AP) — Russia claimed to have overrun a key rail hub while its troops fought Ukrainian defenders in the streets of another city in eastern Ukraine. The Russian De...

Russia takes small cities, aims to widen east Ukraine battle

KRAMATORSK, Ukraine (AP) — As Russia asserted progress in its goal of seizing the entirety of contested eastern Ukraine, President Vladimir Putin tried Saturday to shake European resolve to punish his...

Iran disperses crowd angry over building collapse killing 29

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian riot police fired tear gas and shot into the air to disperse an angry crowd of hundreds of people near the site of a building collapse in the southwestern ci...

Sri Lanka: Police and protesters clash again as Russian oil docks

Thousands of Sri Lankans took to the streets of the capital on Saturday, on their 50th day of demonstrations demanding that President Gotabaya Rajapaksa step down. Police used tear gas and water can...

Chelsea FC reaches final agreement for sale to Boehly consortium

Chelsea Football Club said on Saturday that a "final and definitive" deal has been reached for the consortium fronted by Los Angeles Dodgers part owner Todd Boehly to buy the business. Russ...

Iran seizes 2 Greek tankers in Persian Gulf as tensions rise

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard seized two Greek oil tankers Friday in helicopter-launched raids in the Persian Gulf, officials said. The action appeared to ...

DW fact check: Is hunger being used as a weapon in the Ukraine war?

Are food exports being misused as a "quiet weapon" in Russia's war against Ukraine? Claim: Russia is weaponizing food supplies in its war against Ukraine. "There is no question tha...

China, Russia reportedly block UN statement on Myanmar crisis

China and Russia blocked the UN Security Council from issuing a statement on the crisis in Myanmar on Friday, according to diplomats familiar with the talks. The statement, expressing concern at the ...

Business Highlights: Inflation gauge, summer travel costs

___ Key inflation gauge slowed to still-high 6.3% over past year WASHINGTON (AP) — An inflation gauge closely tracked by the Federal Reserve rose 6.3% in April from...

US: Turkey's NATO issues with Sweden, Finland will be fixed

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Friday he’s confident Turkey’s objections to Finland and Sweden joining NATO can be overcome swiftly, possibly in time f...

Biden renews sanctions license for Chevron in Venezuela

MIAMI (AP) — The Biden administration has renewed a license partially exempting Chevron from sanctions on Venezuela so it can keep operating in the oil-rich, socialist-run nation. Th...

Live updates | Putin calls on Ukraine to remove sea mines

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin says that Ukraine should remove sea mines from areas near its ports to allow safe shipping. Putin made the statement in Friday’s call with A...

US levels new sanctions after North Korea missile launches

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. targeted two Russian banks Friday as part of new sanctions over alleged support for North Korea and its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. The sanctio...

Iran lodges protest over ship seized in Greek waters

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian state media reported Friday that Tehran has demanded the release of a ship seized by Greek authorities in their waters allegedly under pressure by Washington last month. ...

Short-term choices and long-term consequences at a serious Davos

This was always going to be a Davos with a difference, but there has been an unusually pensive atmosphere in the Swiss Alps this week at an equally unusual World Economic Forum. Volodymyr Zelensky&...