Russia-Ukraine war

Ukraine says 3 civilians were killed in a daylight Russian cluster bomb attack

A Kyiv official says a Russian attack using cluster munitions has killed three people in a suburb of Ukraine’s southern city of Kherson.

The White House is concerned Iran may provide ballistic missiles to Russia for use against Ukraine

The White House says it’s very concerned that Iran may provide ballistic missiles to Russia for use in the war against Ukraine.

Poland set to get more than 5 billion euros in EU money after commission approves recovery plan

Poland is expected to receive more than 5 billion euros ($5.5 billion) in EU funds after the European Commission gave a positive assessment of the country’s revised plan for green reforms and investments.

Germany’s defense minister unveils more help for Ukraine’s fight against Russia’s invasion

German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius is vowing to keep supporting Ukraine’s efforts to win its war against Russia, pledging further military aid worth 1.3 billion euros ($1.4 billion).

10 years later, a war-weary Ukraine reflects on events that began its collision course with Russia

Ten years ago, Ukrainians took to the streets to protest a decision by their Moscow-friendly president to move the country away from the European Union and toward Russia.

Defending champ Italy qualifies for Euro 2024 after tense draw with Ukraine

Italy will defend its European Championship title next year in Germany after a 0-0 draw with Ukraine is enough to secure its place.

US Defense Secretary Austin meets with Zelenskyy in Kyiv to show steadfast support for Ukraine

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has made an unannounced visit to Ukraine, traveling to Kyiv by train from Poland.

An orphaned teenager who was taken to Russia early in the Ukraine war is back home with relatives

An orphaned Ukrainian teenager who was taken to Russia last year during the war in his country returned home on his 18th birthday.

Russian doctors call for release of imprisoned artist who protested Ukraine war

More than 100 Russian doctors have signed an open letter demanding the immediate release of an artist and musician who was sentenced to seven years in prison for swapping supermarket price tags with antiwar messages.

Estonia’s Kallas is reelected to lead party despite a scandal over husband’s Russia business ties

Estonia’s ruling Reform Party has reelected Prime Minister Kaja Kallas as its chairperson and confirmed her staying on as the Baltic nation’s leader.

Ukraine’s troops work to advance on Russian-held side of key river after gaining footholds

Ukraine’s military says its troops are working to push back Russian forces positioned on the east bank of the Dnieper River.

The world’s attention is on Gaza, and Ukrainians worry war fatigue will hurt their cause

With the onset of the war between Israel and Hamas, the world’s attention has swung away from the nearly 2-year-old conflict in Ukraine.

More than 2,400 Ukrainian children taken to Belarus, a Yale study finds

More than 2,400 Ukrainian children aged 6-17 have been taken to Belarus from four regions of Ukraine that are partially occupied by Russian forces, a study by Yale University has found.

Ukrainian marines claim multiple bridgeheads across a key Russian strategic barrier

Ukraine’s marine corps says it has secured multiple bridgeheads on the eastern bank of the Dnieper River in the Kherson region in fighting it described as having caused thousands of Russian casualties and destroyed dozens of ammunition warehouses, armored vehicles and other weaponry.

DeSantis, Haley and Ramaswamy get personal and friendly during ‘family discussion’ in Iowa

The Republicans battling to be their party’s alternative to Donald Trump have brought personal and at times emotional stories to what an influential Iowa Christian organization billed as a friendly conversation.

In Russia, more Kremlin critics are being imprisoned as intolerance of dissent grows

Russia under President Vladimir Putin has been closing in on those who challenge the Kremlin. Protesters and activists have been arrested or imprisoned, independent news outlets have been silenced, and various groups have been added to registers of “foreign agents” and “undesirable organizations.”

Russian artist who protested Ukraine war gets 7 years in prison in latest crackdown on free speech

A Russian court has convicted an artist and musician for replacing supermarket price tags with antiwar slogans and sentenced her to seven years in prison.

David Cameron visits the Ukrainian port of Odesa, his first overseas trip as the UK’s top diplomat

David Cameron has traveled to the Ukrainian port of Odesa in his first overseas trip as Britain’s new foreign minister.

A record Russian budget will boost defense spending, shoring up Putin’s support ahead of election

Russia’s State Duma passed a record federal budget in its second reading which aims to increase spending by around 25% in 2024, with record amounts going on defense.

EU moves closer to imposing a new set of sanctions on Russia for its war on Ukraine

The European Union’s executive has proposed to the member states a new package of sanctions targeting Russia.

Ukraine says it now has a foothold on the eastern bank of the Dnieper River near Kherson city

A top Ukrainian official says its troops have established a beachhead on the eastern bank of the Dnieper River near Kherson, an important advance in overcoming one of Russia’s most significant strategic barriers in the war.

Economy has lost momentum during a tough year, EU commission says and warns of risk from Mideast

The European Union’s executive commission has lowered growth its expectations for this year and next, saying the economy “has lost momentum” as inflation discourages consumers and higher interest rates deter borrowing for purchases and investment.

UAE president visits Dubai Air Show as Russian arms company shows attack helicopter used in Ukraine

The leader of the United Arab Emirates has toured the Dubai Air Show as a sanctioned arms supplier displayed an attack helicopter used in Russia’s war on Ukraine.

A man convicted in the 2006 killing of a Russian journalist wins a pardon after serving in Ukraine

A lawyer for a man convicted in the 2006 killing of Russian investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya received a presidential pardon after a stint fighting in Ukraine.

UK cybersecurity center says ‘deepfakes’ and other AI tools pose a threat to the next election

Britain’s cybersecurity agency says artificial intelligence poses a threat to the country’s next national election.

South Korea’s Yoon will warn APEC leaders about the risks of a Russia-North Korea arms deal

South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol says he will discuss international response to the purported North Korean-Russian weapons deal during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in San Francisco this week.

Russian UN envoys shoot back at Western criticism of its Ukraine war and crackdown on dissidents

Western countries are calling on Russia to end domestic repression of dissident voices and to end its war in Ukraine, as Russia came under a regular review at the U.N.’s top human rights body.

The APEC summit is happening this week in San Francisco. What is APEC, anyway?

The United States is hosting the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation conference this week for the first time since 2011.

Military training efforts for Ukraine hit major milestones even as attention shifts to Gaza

The Associated Press was granted access to a training base in rural France where instructors put Ukrainians through their paces at the tail-end of a four-week training course.

Latvia’s president says West must arm Ukraine to keep Russia from future global adventures

Latvia’s president says Russia is planning for a long war in Ukraine and he warns that countries need to keep supplying weapons to Kyiv to discourage Moscow from threatening other nations in the future.