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A Ukrainian army spokesman says Kyiv's troops have withdrawn from a village in the east of the country, as Russian forces make their advantages in manpower and ammunition tell on the battlefield at … more
Hungary's parliament is set to ratify Sweden’s bid to join NATO, likely bringing an end to more than 18 months of delays that have frustrated the alliance as it seeks to expand in response to … more
Human Rights Watch says Israel is not complying with an order issued by the United Nations’ top court because it is failing to provide urgently needed aid to desperate people in the Gaza Strip. The … more
More than 20 European heads of state and government and other Western officials are gathering in a show of unity for Ukraine, signaling to Russia that their support for Kyiv isn’t wavering as the … more
Survivors and family members of victims of a tragic shipwreck a year ago that killed 94 migrants, including 35 minors, just off Italy’s southern coast, returned for three days of commemorations, … more
Moscow ally Serbia is cracking down on anti-war Russians living in the Balkan country. Serbia opened its borders in recent years to tens of thousands of Russians fleeing the government of President … more
Tuvalu’s former attorney general Feleti Teo has been named prime minister of the tiny South Pacific nation after elections a month ago ousted the last government leader. A government official said … more
Water has long been a vulnerability for the tropical island nation of Singapore, which gained freedom from neighboring Malaysia in the 1960s. Politics with Malaysia, which still supplies some of its … more
Tens of thousands of supporters of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro have rallied in the country's biggest city to defend him against legal challenges that could put him in jail. The … more
Israel’s defense minister vowed to step up attacks on Lebanon’s Hezbollah militant group even if a cease-fire is reached with Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Defense Minister Yoav Gallant said Sunday … more
Catholic church officials in Burkina Faso say that at least 15 worshippers have been killed in a village when gunmen attacked a community as they gathered for prayers in the country’s conflict-hit … more
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says that 31,000 Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in action in the two years since Russia launched its full-scale invasion. Zelenskyy said Sunday that the … more
Ukraine's defense minister says half of promised Western military support fails to arrive on time, complicating the task of military planners and ultimately costing the lives of soldiers. Speaking at … more
Pope Francis was well enough to celebrate his weekly Angelus prayer from the Vatican window overlooking St. Peter’s Square, a day after cancelling his engagements because of a mild flu. Francis … more
The Eiffel Tower has reopened to visitors after a six-day closure because of striking employees demanding better maintenance of the historic landmark, showing traces of rust, and salary hikes. The … more
Israeli media are reporting that mediators are making progress on an agreement for a weekslong cease-fire between Israel and Hamas and the release of dozens of hostages held in Gaza as well as … more
Across the EU, those battling climate change and defending the environment feel they are ever more on the defensive. A few years ago, the 27-nation bloc agreed its Green Deal with the intention of … more
Belarusians will cast ballots Sunday in tightly controlled parliamentary and local elections that are set to cement an authoritarian leader’s rule amid opposition calls for a boycott. President … more
The Vatican says that Pope Francis has canceled an audience as a precaution after coming down with mild flu. Francis was scheduled to meet with Rome deacons on Saturday morning. Vatican spokesman … more
An official says high-ranking Israeli Cabinet members are expected to meet Saturday with a delegation that has returned from talks in Paris with negotiators from the United States, Egypt and Qatar in … more
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