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Ukrainian servicemen carry the coffin with the remains of Army Col. Oleksander Makhachek during a f...
Associated Press

As Ukraine loses troops, how long can it keep up the fight?

ZHYTOMYR (AP) — As soon as they had finished burying a veteran colonel killed by Russian shelling, the cemetery workers readied the next hole. Inevitably, given how quickly death is felling Ukrainian troops on the front lines, the empty grave won’t stay that way for long. Col. Oleksandr Makhachek left behind a widow, Elena, and […]
26 days ago
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Arizona realtor announces new listing on ‘the top-floor’ of Mount Everest

Arizona realtor Clayton Wolfe scaled the treacherous 29,035-foot heights of Mount Everest in Nepal and announced a new listing at the summit.
27 days ago
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‘Tiger King’ star ‘Doc’ Antle arrested for money laundering charges

“Tiger King” star “Doc” Antle was arrested by the FBI and expected to appear in court Monday to face federal money laundering charges.
27 days ago
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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey in Israel for talks with political and business leaders

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is in Israel for five days of talks with political and business leaders of the Middle Eastern country.
1 month ago
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Russia takes steps to bolster army, tighten grip on Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin issued an order Wednesday to fast track Russian citizenship for residents of parts of southern Ukraine largely held by his forces, while lawmakers in Moscow passed a bill to strengthen the stretched Russian army. Putin’s decree applying to the Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions could allow Russia to […]
1 month ago
FILE - McDonald's restaurant is seen in the center of Dmitrov, a Russian town 75 km., (47 miles) no...
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De-Arching: McDonald’s to sell Russia business, exit country

McDonald’s is closing its doors in Russia, ending an era of optimism and increasing the country’s isolation over its war in Ukraine. The Chicago burger giant confirmed Monday that it is selling its 850 restaurants in Russia. McDonald’s said it will seek a buyer who will employ its 62,000 workers in Russia, and will continue […]
2 months ago
Patrick Michael Jones, 34, a volunteer from Houston, U.S. helps Ukrainian women Vera, 59, left, and...
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Live updates | Biden: US sending another $150M in assistance

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Friday authorized the shipment of another $150 million in military assistance for Ukraine for artillery rounds and radar systems in its fight against Russia’s invading forces. Biden said the latest spending means his administration has “nearly exhausted” what Congress authorized for Ukraine in March and called on lawmakers to […]
2 months ago
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WHO says global COVID cases, deaths declined again last week

BERLIN (AP) — The World Health Organization says that the number of reported new COVID-19 cases worldwide decreased by nearly a quarter last week, continuing a decline since the end of March. The Geneva-based U.N. health agency said in a weekly report that nearly 5.59 million cases were reported between April 11 and 17, 24% […]
2 months ago
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WHO: COVID cases and deaths continue to fall globally

GENEVA (AP) — The number of coronavirus cases reported globally has dropped for a second consecutive week and confirmed COVID-19 deaths also fell last week, according to a World Health Organization report issued Wednesday. In its latest pandemic report, WHO said 9 million cases were reported, a 16% weekly decline, and more than 26,000 new […]
3 months ago
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Will Smith resigns from film academy after Oscars slap incident

Will Smith resigned from the motion picture academy following his Oscars slap of Chris Rock and said he would accept further punishments.
3 months ago
A burned Ukranian army vehicle stands on a street leading to the airport of the city of Mykolaiv, U...
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Live updates: New phase of Ukraine war? Russia shifts focus

Russian forces in Ukraine appear to have shifted their focus from a ground offensive aimed at Kyiv to instead prioritizing what Moscow calls the liberation of the contested Donbas region, suggesting a new phase of the war. It appears too early to know whether this means President Vladimir Putin has scaled back his ambitions in […]
3 months ago
People stand around a giant peace sign with the message 'Stop Putin's Oil', put up by demonstrators...
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Ukraine thwarts Russian advances; fight rages for Mariupol

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian forces battled continuing Russian efforts to occupy Mariupol and claimed to have retaken a strategic suburb of Kyiv on Tuesday, mounting a defense so dogged that it is stoking fears Russia’s Vladimir Putin will escalate the war to new heights. “Putin’s back is against the wall,” said U.S. President Joe […]
3 months ago
In this image from video provided by the Ukrainian Presidential Press Office, Ukrainian President V...
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Live updates: Zelenskyy says Ukraine ready to discuss deal

KYIV, Ukraine — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said late Monday he was prepared to discuss a commitment from Ukraine not to seek NATO membership in exchange for a cease-fire, the withdrawal of Russian troops and a guarantee of Ukraine’s security. “It’s a compromise for everyone: for the West, which doesn’t know what to do with […]
3 months ago
Damaged buildings are seen as evacuation of civilians from secure corridors continues in Mariupol, ...
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Ukraine police officer asks for more help from Joe Biden, French president

A police officer in Mariupol pleaded with the presidents of the United States and France to provide Ukraine with a modern air defense system.
3 months ago
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Osprey crash causes 4 US Marine deaths during drill in Norway

Four U.S. Marines were killed when their Osprey aircraft crashed in a Norwegian town in the Arctic Circle during a NATO exercise unrelated to Russia's war in Ukraine, authorities said Saturday.
3 months ago
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Russia continues attacks in Ukraine’s capital Kyiv and port city Mariupol

Russia pounded the Ukrainian city of Mariupol on Saturday as well as in the outskirts of the capital, Kyiv.
4 months ago
A member of a Territorial Defence unit guards a barricade on the outskirts of eastern Kyiv on March...
Kevin Stone

Rep. Ruben Gallego of Arizona: ‘In the end, Ukraine will be free’

U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego of Arizona said Monday he thinks the Russian invasion of Ukraine is destined to fail, but it won’t end anytime soon.
4 months ago
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Arizona ammunition company offers to donate 1M bullets to Ukrainian military

An Arizona-based ammunition company is offering to donate 1 million bullets to Ukraine's military amid Russia's invasion.
4 months ago
Ukrainian volunteers tear cloth into strips to make camouflage nets in Lviv, western Ukraine, Monda...
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Russia-Ukraine War: What to know as Russians advance on Kyiv

A Russian military convoy threatening Kyiv is far bigger than initially thought, with satellite images from Monday showing it occupying much of a 40-mile (64-kilometer) stretch of road north of the Ukrainian capital. Explosions and gunfire were heard in embattled cities in eastern Ukraine as Russia’s invasion met unexpectedly stiff resistance. The Russian military assault […]
4 months ago
Ukrainian Ambassador to the United Nations Sergiy Kyslytsya holds a brief period of silence during ...
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Street fighting begins in Kyiv; people urged to seek shelter

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian troops stormed toward Ukraine’s capital Saturday, and street fighting broke out as city officials urged residents to take shelter. The country’s president refused an American offer to evacuate, insisting that he would stay. “The fight is here,” he said. As dawn broke in Kyiv, it was not immediately clear how […]
4 months ago
President Joe Biden speaks about the Russian invasion of Ukraine in the East Room of the White Hous...
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Biden hits Russia with sanctions, shifts troops to Germany

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden hit back Thursday against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, unleashing robust new sanctions, ordering the deployment of thousands of additional troops to NATO ally Germany and declaring that America would stand up to Russia’s Vladimir Putin. He also acknowledged that the invasion — and efforts to thwart Putin — will […]
4 months ago
U.S. Ruben Gallego of Arizona and an image of damage caused by a rocket on Feb. 24, 2022, in Kyiv, ...
Kevin Stone

Rep. Ruben Gallego wants to help Ukraine fend off Russia, but not with US troops

U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego of Arizona said Thursday the U.S. has “a moral obligation” to help Ukraine defend itself against Russia’s invasion, but not with American troops.
4 months ago
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Russia presses invasion to outskirts of Ukrainian capital

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia pressed its invasion of Ukraine to the outskirts of the capital Friday after unleashing airstrikes on cities and military bases and sending in troops and tanks from three sides in an attack that could rewrite the global post-Cold War security order. Explosions sounded before dawn in Kyiv as Western leaders […]
4 months ago
In this image taken from UN video, Russia's ambassador to the U.N., Vassily Nebenzia, speaks during...
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Russia-Ukraine: What to know as explosions boom over Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Associated Press journalists in the cities of Odesa and Kharkiv were hearing explosions Thursday morning after Russian President Vladimir Putin defiantly announced he was launching a military operation in Ukraine. Putin is warning other countries that any attempt to interfere with the Russian action would “lead to the consequences you have […]
4 months ago