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    AP Explains: Why China’s new aircraft carrier is significant
    Apr26

    AP Explains: Why China’s new aircraft carrier is significant

    BEIJING (AP) — China on Wednesday launched the navy’s second aircraft carrier, its first to be entirely homebuilt. While the 50,000-ton ship still needs considerable work before commissioning, analysts say its launch telegraphs China’s ambitions to become the region’s most powerful and influential country. That’s an...

    Some questions and answers about Maria Sharapova’s return
    Apr24

    Some questions and answers about Maria Sharapova’s return

    STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Even with eight of the world’s top 10 women in the Porsche Grand Prix, an unranked rival is grabbing all the headlines this week. Handed a much-debated wild card, Maria Sharapova will return to competitive tennis on Wednesday, less than 24 hours after the end of her 15-month doping suspension. The five-time Grand...

    International mission member killed in Ukraine blast
    Apr23

    International mission member killed in Ukraine blast

    MOSCOW (AP) — A member of the OSCE’s monitoring mission in eastern Ukraine has died and at least one other was injured after their vehicle was blown up by a mine in the Luhansk region. Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz, who holds the rotating chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, called for an...

    Influential Ukrainian politician detained in graft probe
    Apr21

    Influential Ukrainian politician detained in graft probe

    MOSCOW (AP) — Ukrainian investigators have detained an influential former lawmaker suspected of embezzlement. The National Anti-Corruption Bureau said late on Thursday that it is preparing to file charges against Mykola Martynenko, former chairman of the parliament’s energy and fuel committee, on suspicion of embezzling $17.3 million in...

    Central, Eastern Europe ministers meet on EU future ties
    Apr12

    Central, Eastern Europe ministers meet on EU future ties

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Foreign ministers from Central and Eastern Europe met Wednesday in Warsaw to discuss the future of the European Union’s ties with its eastern neighbors and prospects for the bloc’s enlargement. The meeting brought together ministers from the EU’s so-called Visegrad Group — Poland, Hungary, The Czech...

    AP Top International News at 5:04 a.m. EDT
    Apr12

    AP Top International News at 5:04 a.m. EDT

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    EU legislature overwhelmingly approves Ukraine visa waiver
    Apr06

    EU legislature overwhelmingly approves Ukraine visa waiver

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union legislature has overwhelmingly backed plans to allow Ukrainian citizens into the bloc for short stays without visas. The EU parliament on Thursday approved the plans by a 521-75 margin — with 36 abstentions — to allow Ukrainians who have biometric passports to enter the bloc for up to 90 days within any 180-day...

    Watchdog report: ‘Breakdown of democracy’ in Poland, Hungary
    Apr04

    Watchdog report: ‘Breakdown of democracy’ in Poland, Hungary

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — U.S.-based pro-democracy group Freedom House said Tuesday that a “spectacular breakdown of democracy” has been taking place in Poland and Hungary, two countries that stood as models of democratic change after the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe. The watchdog organization’s report said that Hungary now has the...

    UN chief urges Ukraine and separatists to honor cease-fire
    Apr01

    UN chief urges Ukraine and separatists to honor cease-fire

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is welcoming a new cease-fire agreement between Ukraine and Russian-backed separatists in the country’s east and urging all parties to honor it. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Friday that Guterres is greatly concerned about “the fate of the civilian population” and hopes...

    Fukushima 4-year-old missing in Japan thyroid-cancer records
    Mar31

    Fukushima 4-year-old missing in Japan thyroid-cancer records

    TOKYO (AP) — A child diagnosed with thyroid cancer after the Fukushima nuclear accident is missing from government checkup records, an aid group said Friday, raising questions about the thoroughness and transparency of the screenings. Japanese authorities have said that among the 184 confirmed and suspected cases of thyroid cancer in Fukushima,...

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