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AP Exclusive: Venezuela jails 3 Americans amid US outreach

AP Exclusive: Venezuela jails 3 Americans amid US outreach

CLEVELAND, AP — Three Americans were quietly jailed in Venezuela earlier this year for allegedly trying to enter the country illegally and now face long prison sentences in the politically turbulent nation. Two of the men — a lawyer from California and a computer programmer from Texas — were arrested in late March, just days …

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Famous Ukrainian medic describes 'hell' of Russian captivity

Famous Ukrainian medic describes ‘hell’ of Russian captivity

By LORI HINNANT and VASILISA STEPANENKO July 11, 2022 GMT https://apnews.com/article/ukraine-medic-yuliia-paievska-describes-captivity-5b6f6e727a0a1a2b90101640055c6b4b KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The captive Ukrainian medic’s eyeglasses had long since been taken away, and the face of the Russian man walking past her was a blur. Yuliia Paievska knew only that her life was being traded for his, and that she was …

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Putin expands fast-track Russian citizenship to all Ukraine

Putin expands fast-track Russian citizenship to all Ukraine

KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — As Russian missiles struck a key Ukrainian city, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree Monday expanding a fast-track procedure to make Russian citizenship available to all Ukrainians, yet another effort to expand Moscow’s influence in war-torn Ukraine. Until recently, only residents of Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk and Luhansk regions, as well …

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G-20 diplomats fail on unity over Ukraine, war's impact

G-20 diplomats fail on unity over Ukraine, war’s impact

NUSA DUA, Indonesia (AP) — Deeply divided top diplomats from the world’s richest and largest developing nations failed to find common ground Friday over Russia’s war in Ukraine and how to deal with its global impacts, leaving prospects for future cooperation in the forum uncertain. At talks that were were knocked off balance by two …

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World leaders react to shocking attack on Shinzo Abe

World leaders react to shocking attack on Shinzo Abe

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Friday’s shocking assassination of Japan’s former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in one of the world’s safest countries stunned leaders and drew condemnation, with Iran calling it an “act of terrorism” while Spain slammed the “cowardly attack.” Abe, 67, was shot from behind in Nara in western Japan while giving a …

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Live Updates: Shinzo Abe, Japan's former prime minister, critically injured after shooting

Live Updates: Shinzo Abe, Japan’s former prime minister, critically injured after shooting

NARA, Japan (AP) — Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, a divisive arch-conservative and one of his nation’s most powerful and influential figures, has died after being shot during a campaign speech Friday in western Japan, hospital officials said. Abe, 67, was shot from behind minutes after he started his speech in Nara. He was …

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G-20 meeting may lead to wider divisions over war in Ukraine

G-20 meeting may lead to wider divisions over war in Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — Foreign ministers from the world’s largest nations are looking to address Russia’s war in Ukraine and its impact on global energy and food security when they meet in Indonesia this week. Yet instead of providing unity, the talks may well exacerbate existing divides over the Ukraine conflict. US Secretary of State Antony …

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