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Ukraine will need a 'Marshall Plan' for reconstruction — live updates

Microsoft says Russia conducting 'sophisticated and widespread' hacking attack Finland says its military is structured 'precisely' to counter strategies used in Ukraine Kremlin anger...

Camino pilgrims help rural Spain’s emptying villages survive

TERRADILLOS DE LOS TEMPLARIOS, Spain (AP) — Amid the vast grain fields of Spain, a medieval church stands guard over the handful of adobe homes where some 50 people live — and twice as many travelers ...

Cyprus eyes rebound from loss of Russian, Ukrainian tourists

KYKKOS MONASTERY, Cyprus (AP) — Archimandrite Agathonikos bows before the silver-covered icon of the Virgin Mary to offer prayers for an end to the war between “peoples of the same religion” in Ukrain...

Today in History: June 12, Pulse nightclub shooting

Today in History Today is Sunday, June 12, the 163rd day of 2022. There are 202 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 12...

Venezuelan leader, barred from US summit, arrives in Turkey

ISTANBUL (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was welcomed in the Turkish capital on Wednesday just as the foreign minister of Russia, a key ally of the ostracized Latin American regime, was als...

Taiwan 2023 calendar lists 10 days off for Lunar New Year, 7 long weekends

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Workers in Taiwan will be able to enjoy a 10-day Lunar New Year holiday and seven long weekends in 2023, the Directorate-General of Personnel Administration (DGPA) announc...

Today in History: June 7, court rejects contraceptive ban

Today in History Today is Tuesday, June 7, the 158th day of 2022. There are 207 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 7,...

Pope Francis fuels new speculation on future of pontificate

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis added fuel to rumors about the future of his pontificate by announcing he would visit the central Italian city of L'Aquila in August for a feast initiated by Pope Celestine V,...

A long-dead Muslim emperor vexes India’s Hindu nationalists

NEW DELHI (AP) — Narendra Modi rose from his chair and walked briskly towards the podium to deliver another nighttime address to the nation. It was expected the speech would include a rare message of ...

Award-winning 'Tomb of Sand' to be published in US in 2023

NEW YORK (AP) — This year's winner of the International Booker Prize, Geetanjali Shree's novel “Tomb of Sand,” will be released in the U.S. this winter by an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. ...

France to give queen Republican Guard horse for her jubilee

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday said his country would make a present of a horse to Queen Elizabeth II, to mark the celebrations of her 70 years on the throne. ...

Chinese foreign minister's Pacific tour continues in Vanuatu

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi arrived in Vanuatu on Wednesday for talks as he continued his regional island-hopping tour two days after failing to ink an ambitious de...

China's foreign minister arrives in Tonga on Pacific tour

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi arrived in Tonga on Tuesday as he continued his regional island-hopping tour a day after failing to ink an ambitious deal with 10 South ...

Biden sees chance of 'rational' Republican approach on guns

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Monday that the “Second Amendment was never absolute” and that, after the Texas elementary school shooting, there may be some bipartisan support to tighten r...

Today in History: May 30, Joan of Arc burned at the stake

Today in History Today is Monday, May 30, the 150th day of 2022. There are 215 days left in the year. This is Memorial Day. Today’s Highlight in History: ...