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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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US sending $400 million more in military aid to Ukraine

US sending $400 million more in military aid to Ukraine

WASHINGTON– The Biden administration said Friday that it will send another $400 million in military equipment to Ukraine, including four more advanced rocket systems. The weapons, said a senior defense official, will bolster Ukrainian efforts to strike deeper behind Russian frontlines in the eastern Donbas region. The aid comes as Moscow this week claimed full …

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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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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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Russia taking 'operational pause' in Ukraine, analysts say

Russia taking ‘operational pause’ in Ukraine, analysts say

KYIV, Ukraine — Foreign analysts say Russia may be temporarily easing its offensive in eastern Ukraine as the Russian military attempts to reassemble its forces for a significant — and what it hopes could prove decisive — new assault on its neighbor. Russian President Vladimir Putin warned menacingly on Thursday that his forces “haven’t even …

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China lashes out at US, British intelligence services

China lashes out at US, British intelligence services

BEIJING– The United States is “the biggest threat to world peace, stability and development,” China said Thursday, continuing its sharp rhetoric in response to US accusations of Chinese spying and threats to the international order. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian’s comments came a day after the head of the FBI and the leader of Britain’s …

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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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UK government faces new boozy scandal as deputy whip quits

UK government faces new boozy scandal as deputy whip quits

LONDON– British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government is dealing with another boozy scandal after the deputy chief whip resigned from his post and then was suspended by the Conservative Party over a drunken incident in which he reportedly groped two men at an event. Chris Pincher, whose role was to maintain discipline among Tory members …

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