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Russia fires missiles across Ukraine, cements gains in east

Russia fires missiles across Ukraine, cements gains in east

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces sought to engulf the last remaining Ukrainian stronghold in the eastern Lugansk region, building on their momentum after taking full control Saturday of Sievierodonetsk’s charred ruins and chemical plant where hundreds of soldiers and Ukrainian civilians had been in hiding. Russia has also launched dozens of missiles in various …

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Defiant Johnson says he won’t change despite election woes

Defiant Johnson says he won’t change despite election woes

LONDON (AP) — A defiant British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, was in a dogged showdown with his frustrated Conservative Party on Saturday after two resounding special election defeats. renewed calls for a major change in government direction. Johnson dismissed the losses as predictable mid-term blues, saying people expecting “some kind of psychological transformation” from him …

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Gunman kills 2 during Oslo Pride festival; terror suspected

Gunman kills 2 during Oslo Pride festival; terror suspected

OSLO, Norway (AP) — A gunman opened fire in Oslo’s nightlife district early Saturday, killing two people and wounding more than 20 in what the Norwegian security service called an “Islamist terrorist act.” during the capital’s annual LGBTQ Pride festival. Investigators said the suspect, identified as a 42-year-old Norwegian citizen originally from Iran, was arrested …

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Russians try to block city, cement gains in eastern Ukraine

Russians try to block city, cement gains in eastern Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces are trying to isolate the strategic city of Lysychansk in eastern Ukraine, the Lugansk regional governor said Saturday, after a relentless assault on nearby Sievierodonetsk forced Ukrainian troops to withdraw. Russia also launched missile strikes in areas far from the heart of the eastern battles. Serhiy Haidai, the governor …

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'Total bloodbath': Witnesses describe Ethiopia ethnic attack

‘Total bloodbath’: Witnesses describe Ethiopia ethnic attack

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Heavily armed men appeared on the outskirts of a small farming village in Ethiopia’s Oromia region, scaring residents already on edge after recent clashes between government troops and rebels. “The militants assured us that they will not touch us. They said they are not persecuting us,” resident Nur Hussein Abdi told …

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Ukrainian army leaving battered city for fortified positions

Ukrainian army leaving battered city for fortified positions

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — After weeks of fierce fightingUkrainian forces have begun withdrawing from a besieged city in the country’s east to move into stronger positions, a regional official said on Friday, marking four months into Russia’s invasion. The planned withdrawal from Sievierodonetsk, the administrative center of the Lugansk region, comes after relentless Russian bombardment …

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UK Conservatives lose 2 elections in blow to Boris Johnson

UK Conservatives lose 2 elections in blow to Boris Johnson

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered a double whammy when voters rejected his Conservative Party in two special parliamentary elections dominated by questions about his leadership and ethics.. He was further hurt when the party chairman resigned after the results were released early Friday, saying the Conservatives “can’t carry on with business …

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COVID vaccines saved 20M lives in 1st year, scientists say

COVID vaccines saved 20M lives in 1st year, scientists say

COVID-19 vaccines saved nearly 20 million lives in their first year, but even more deaths could have been prevented if international targets for injections had been met, researchers reported Thursday. On December 8, 2020, a retired shop clerk in England was first shot in what would become a global vaccination campaign. Over the next 12 …

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Russians advance on war's front line in eastern Ukraine

Russians advance on war’s front line in eastern Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The Russian military has expanded its control over territory in eastern Ukraine. as it seeks to cut off supply lines and encircle frontline Ukrainian forces, while the Ukrainian military on Thursday announced the arrival of powerful multiple launch rocket systems from the US that it hopes will deliver an advantage on …

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The AP Interview: Estonian PM says Russia not weary of war

The AP Interview: Estonian PM says Russia not weary of war

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — The West should not underestimate Russia’s military capabilities in Ukraine, Estonia’s leader told The Associated Press, saying that now that the war enters its fifth month, Moscow’s forces are in it to long term. Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas said in an interview on Wednesday that Europe must ensure that those …

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