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Live updates: Putin hails his troops for Ukraine offensive

The latest on the Russia-Ukraine crisis: MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin has hailed his troops for their courage as they press their offensive across Ukraine and bear down ...

Eyewitness accounts: In Kyiv, as Russia invades

Shortly after Kyiv residents recovered from the shock of hearing explosions in their city in the very early on Thursday, some began packing their cars. They took only the bare necessities and headed o...

Honduras high court rejects house arrest for ex-president

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Honduras' Supreme Court of Justice on Thursday denied the appeal of former President Juan Orlando Hernández to be held under house arrest during his extradition process. ...

West trains Africa forces as coastal nations fret attacks

JACQUEVILLE, Ivory Coast (AP) — While patrolling a mock village to train in fighting extremists, a Ghanaian soldier wondered how he would cope if one day the drill became real. The 24-year-old special...

Ukraine latest: Russia faces sanctions after Putin orders in troops

Russia has recognized and ordered troops into the breakaway regions of Donetsk and Luhansk Germany says approval of Nord Stream 2 cannot go forward The EU is set to impose fresh sanctions on Russia ...

Taiwan Army deploys 5 new ATVs for disaster prevention, rescue missions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Army Aviation and Special Forces Command has deployed its five all-terrain vehicles (ATV) to two different bases. Two vehicles are stationed at the Liyang barracks ...

Taiwan Army Special Forces plan to go on 457 km drill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Army’s Special Forces will march and ride over 457 kilometers for 18 days of war games beginning March 15, reports said Saturday (Feb. 19). It has not yet bee...

Greece: 2 trapped in burning ferry, 11 others missing

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Firefighters and rescuers raced to free two truck drivers still trapped in a burning ferry off northwestern Greece Friday after most of the nearly 300 people on board were evacua...

France and EU to withdraw troops from Mali, remain in region

PARIS (AP) — France announced Thursday that it will no longer have troops in Mali by the summer amid tensions with the country's ruling military junta, although Paris intends to maintain a military pr...

Uncertainty looms in Mali as France announces troop pullout

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — France’s announcement Thursday that it will withdraw its troops from Mali was anticipated by many in this West African nation where Malians have protested the presence of soldiers...

US asks Honduras to arrest, extradite ex-President Hernández

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — The United States formally requested the arrest and extradition of former President Juan Orlando Hernández less than three weeks after he left office, after years of specu...

US asks Honduras to arrest, extradite ex-President Hernández

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — The United States has asked Honduras to arrest former President Juan Orlando Hernández for his eventual extradition to the U.S., officials confirmed Monday. ...

Key US-Canada bridge reopens as Ottawa protest persists

WINDSOR, Ontario (AP) — The busiest U.S.-Canada border crossing was open Monday after protesters demonstrating against COVID-19 measures blocked it for nearly a week, but a larger protest in the capit...

Police clear way to key US-Canada bridge, but still closed

WINDSOR, Ontario (AP) — Police moved in to clear and arrest the remaining protesters near the busiest U.S.-Canadian border crossing Sunday, ending a demonstration against COVID-19 restrictions that ha...

Ugandan author flees after alleged torture, says lawyer

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A prominent writer and government critic who accused Uganda's security forces of torture has gone into exile ahead of a looming criminal trial, his attorney said Wednesday. ...