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Live updates | Putin says sanctions triggering global crisis

By The Associated Press MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin says Western sanctions against Russia are provoking a global economic crisis. Speaking during a Thursday meeting on economic issues, Putin said Western nations were “driven by oversized political ambitions and…

Officials: Toll rises amid Russian offensive

By The Associated Press KYIV, Ukraine - Ukrainian officials were reporting more civilian deaths in various parts of eastern Ukraine as Russian forces stepped up attacks on Tuesday. Luhansk governor Serhiy Haidai said three people died after Russian shells hit…

Live Updates | US Official: Warship hit by Ukrainian missile

By The Associated Press A senior U.S. defense official says the U.S. believes the Russian guided-missile cruiser that sank Thursday in the northern Black Sea had been struck by at least one Ukrainian anti-ship missile, as claimed by the Kyiv…

Live updates: Biden to announce new sanctions against Russia

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden plans to announce new sanctions against Russia on Thursday while in Brussels for meetings with NATO and European allies, according to a top national security aide. Biden, who will take part…

The Latest: EU official accuses Russia of war crimes

By The Associated Press BRUSSELS - EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell is accusing Russia of committing war crimes in Ukraine, most notably in the besieged port city of Mariupol where hundreds of civilians have been killed. Borrell says that…

G-7 decries Russia's 'indiscriminate attacks'

BERLIN (AP) - Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven leading economies are calling on Russia to comply with the International Court of Justice's order to stop its attack on Ukraine and withdraw its military forces. In a joint statement,…

Russia keeps up attacks in Ukraine as two sides hold talks

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) - Ukrainian and Russian officials have held a a new round of talks as Moscow's troops press their assault on Kyiv and other cities. Ukrainian presidential aide Mykhailo Podolyak tweeted a photo of the two sides meeting…

The Latest: US urges Ukraine war crimes investigation

By The Associated Press The latest developments on the Russia-Ukraine war: WARSAW - U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris has embraced calls for an international war crimes investigation of Russia over its invasion of Ukraine and the bombing of civilians, including…

UN: 474 civilian deaths in Ukraine; 861 hurt

By The Associated Press The latest developments on the Russia-Ukraine war: GENEVA -- The U.N. human rights office says it has confirmed 474 civilian deaths in Ukraine since the Russian invasion began on Feb. 24. The office said Tuesday that…

The Latest: Ukraine wants special tribunal to judge Putin

By The Associated Press The latest developments on the Russia-Ukraine war: LONDON - The Ukrainian government and a former British prime minister are pushing for a special criminal tribunal to prosecute Russian President Vladimir Putin and his allies over the…

The Latest: Ukrainians in US given temporary legal status

By The Associated Press The latest developments on the Russia-Ukraine war: WASHINGTON - The Department of Homeland Security will grant temporary legal status to Ukrainians living in the U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said Thursday that Temporary Protected Status…

Russia, Belarus banned from The World Games 2022

By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyrsten Eller Athletes from Russia and Belarus will no longer be able to compete in the World Games happening in Birmingham this summer over their involvement in the invasion of Ukraine. Russia planned to send…

Live updates: Russia trying to prevent foreign divestment

By The Associated Press The latest developments on the Russia-Ukraine war: MOSCOW - Russia's Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said Tuesday the government has readied measures to temporarily restrict foreign investors from divesting Russian assets, saying the step would help them…

Ivey asks ABC to remove Russian-made liquor from its stores

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has asked the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board to remove Russian-made liquor from its shelves throughout the state in solidarity with Ukraine. “This is a small, but meaningful way to take action and show the people…