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Republicans join Democrats in backing NATO expansion despite rising nationalism

Republicans join Democrats in backing NATO expansion despite rising nationalism

Patricia Zengerle, Reuters  |  Posted May 23 - 4:20 p.m.

Democratic and Republican U.S. Senate leaders introduced a resolution on Monday backing Sweden and Finland's bids to join NATO, underscoring support for expanding the alliance despite growing nationalism in the Republican party.
Russian sentenced to life in Ukraine's 1st war crimes trial

Russian sentenced to life in Ukraine's 1st war crimes trial

Elena Becatoros, Oleksandr Stashevskyi And Ricardo Mazalan, Associated Press  |  Updated May 23 - 1:43 p.m.

A Ukrainian court has sentenced a 21-year-old Russian soldier to life in prison for killing a Ukrainian civilian. It is the first conviction for war crimes since Russia's invasion three months ago.
Mitt Romney: US should prepare for Russian nuclear strike in Ukraine

Mitt Romney: US should prepare for Russian nuclear strike in Ukraine

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted May 23 - 12:58 p.m.

The United States and NATO should prepare for a Russian nuclear strike if Vladimir Putin should turn to those weapons in the war in Ukraine, Sen. Mitt Romney says.
Ukraine reveals 87 killed in strike on barracks, worst military loss of war

Ukraine reveals 87 killed in strike on barracks, worst military loss of war

Pavel Polityuk and Natalia Zinets, Reuters  |  Posted May 23 - 11:58 a.m.

Kyiv revealed its worst military losses from a single attack of the Ukraine war on Monday, saying 87 people had been killed last week when Russian forces struck a barracks housing troops at a training base in the north.
Theories emerge for mysterious liver illnesses in children

Theories emerge for mysterious liver illnesses in children

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23 - 8:36 a.m.

Health officials remain perplexed by mysterious cases of severe liver damage in hundreds of young children around the world. The best available evidence points to a fairly common stomach bug.
Biden: US would intervene with military to defend Taiwan

Biden: US would intervene with military to defend Taiwan

Josh Boak, Aamer Madhani And Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23 - 6:50 a.m.

President Joe Biden says the U.S. would intervene militarily if China were to invade Taiwan.
Stories from Ukraine

Stories from Ukraine

Kyle Dunphey, Deseret News  |  Posted May 23 - 6:16 a.m.

Over 6.3 million people have fled Ukraine since Russia invaded, in what is quickly becoming the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II.
Explainer: How concerned should we be about monkeypox?

Explainer: How concerned should we be about monkeypox?

Michael Erman, Reuters  |  Posted May 22 - 1:11 p.m.

Global health officials have sounded the alarm over rising cases in Europe and elsewhere of monkeypox, a type of viral infection more common to west and central Africa.
Adoptions are another facet of life halted by war in Ukraine

Adoptions are another facet of life halted by war in Ukraine

Patrick Whittle, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21 - 8:22 p.m.

The ripple effects of Russia's invasion of Ukraine have been devastating for families of all kinds, including those who have seen their prospective adoptions put on hold.
Russia's claim of Mariupol's capture fuels concern for POWs

Russia's claim of Mariupol's capture fuels concern for POWs

Elena Becatoros, Oleksandr Stashevskyi and Ciaran Mcquillan, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21 - 6:18 p.m.

Concern is mounting over the fate of Ukrainian fighters in Mariupol who have become Moscow's prisoners as Russia claimed seizure of the port city's steel plant.
Russia cuts off gas exports to Finland in symbolic move

Russia cuts off gas exports to Finland in symbolic move

Jari Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21 - 11:50 a.m.

Russia has halted natural gas exports to neighboring Finland. The highly symbolic move that came early Saturday marks a likely end to nearly 50 years of natural gas import from Moscow to Helsinki.
Russia claims to have taken full control of Mariupol

Russia claims to have taken full control of Mariupol

Elena Becatoros, Associated Press  |  Updated May 20 - 2:20 p.m.

Russia claims to have captured Mariupol in what would be its biggest victory yet in its war with Ukraine, following a nearly three-month siege that reduced much of the strategic port city to a smoking ruin, with over 20,000 civilians feared dead. There is no immediate confirmation from Ukraine.
Explainer: What is monkeypox and where is it spreading?

Explainer: What is monkeypox and where is it spreading?

Maria Cheng, Associated Press  |  Updated May 20 - 8:41 a.m.

European and American health authorities have identified a number of monkeypox cases in recent days, mostly in young men. It's a surprising outbreak of disease that rarely appears outside Africa.
US aims to arm Ukraine with advanced anti-ship missiles to fight Russian blockade

US aims to arm Ukraine with advanced anti-ship missiles to fight Russian blockade

Mike Stone, Reuters  |  Posted May 20 - 8:06 a.m.

The White House is working to put advanced anti-ship missiles in the hands of Ukrainian fighters to help defeat Russia's naval blockade, officials said, amid concerns more powerful weapons that could sink Russian warships would intensify the conflict.
Biden has an eye on China as he heads to South Korea, Japan

Biden has an eye on China as he heads to South Korea, Japan

Aamer Madhani And Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted May 19 - 9:37 a.m.

President Joe Biden departs on a six-day trip to South Korea and Japan aiming to build rapport with the two nations' leaders while also sending an unmistakable message to China: Russia's faltering invasion of Ukraine should give Beijing pause about its own saber-rattling in the Pacific.
US reopens Kyiv embassy after 3-month closure

US reopens Kyiv embassy after 3-month closure

Max Hunder, Reuters  |  Posted May 18 - 8:32 p.m.

The U.S. embassy in Kyiv reopened on Wednesday after a three-month closure due to Russia's Feb. 24 invasion of Ukraine.
Europe plans to spend $221 billion to ditch Russia's energy

Europe plans to spend $221 billion to ditch Russia's energy

Anna Cooban, CNN Business  |  Posted May 18 - 3:26 p.m.

The European Union has unveiled a $221 billion plan to wean itself off Russian oil and gas.
US, global banks, unveil plan to ease food crisis from Russia's war

US, global banks, unveil plan to ease food crisis from Russia's war

Fatima Hussein, Associated Press  |  Posted May 18 - 11:56 a.m.

The U.S. Treasury, several global development banks and other groups have unveiled a multi-billion-dollar plan meant to address a worldwide food security crisis exacerbated by Russia's war in Ukraine.
Russian soldier pleads guilty in Ukraine war crimes trial

Russian soldier pleads guilty in Ukraine war crimes trial

Associated Press  |  Posted May 18 - 8:06 a.m.

A 21-year-old Russian soldier facing the first war crimes trial since Moscow invaded Ukraine has pleaded guilty to killing an unarmed civilian. Sgt. Vadim Shishimarin could get life in prison for shooting a a 62-year-old Ukrainian man in the head through an open car window on Feb. 28.
NATO chief hails 'historic moment' as Finland, Sweden apply

NATO chief hails 'historic moment' as Finland, Sweden apply

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted May 18 - 7:21 a.m.

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says that Finland and Sweden have applied for membership amid concerns over Russia's war on Ukraine. Stoltenberg says NATO allies agree "that this is an historic moment which we must seize."
Largest aircraft owner lost 113 planes to Russia due to sanctions

Largest aircraft owner lost 113 planes to Russia due to sanctions

Chris Isidore, CNN Business  |  Posted May 17 - 1:28 p.m.

AerCap Holdings, the aircraft leasing giant that is the world's largest owner of jets, lost 113 planes when Russia seized them in response to sanctions triggered by the war in Ukraine.
US revises Cuba policy, eases restrictions on remittances, travel

US revises Cuba policy, eases restrictions on remittances, travel

Daphne Psaledakis, Matt Spetalnick and Humeyra Pamuk, Reuters  |  Posted May 16 - 5:16 p.m.

The United States on Monday announced a series of steps to revise its policy toward Cuba, including easing some Trump-era restrictions on family remittances and travel to the island and sharply increasing the processing of U.S. visas for Cubans.
Russia runs into more obstacles in Ukraine, on global front

Russia runs into more obstacles in Ukraine, on global front

Oleksandr Stashevskyi and Ciaran Mcquillan, Associated Press  |  Posted May 16 - 3:01 p.m.

Europe is pushing to toughen its response to Moscow's invasion of Ukraine. Ukrainian troops repulsed Russia's attempted advances and even rolled back the front lines in places
Sweden ends neutrality, joins Finland in seeking NATO berth

Sweden ends neutrality, joins Finland in seeking NATO berth

Karl Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted May 16 - 10:06 a.m.

Sweden will follow neighboring Finland and apply for NATO membership because of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The move ends more than 200 years of military nonalignment in the Nordic nation.
Parishioners subdue gunman in fatal California church attack

Parishioners subdue gunman in fatal California church attack

Damian Dovarganes, Christopher Weber and Deepa Bharath, Associated Press  |  Posted May 16 - 9:30 a.m.

A man opened fire in a Southern California church, killing one person and wounding five others before worshippers detained him by hog-tying his legs with an electrical cord until authorities arrived.
As Australia votes, indigenous people call for debate on rights

As Australia votes, indigenous people call for debate on rights

Praveen Menon, Reuters  |  Posted May 15 - 8:36 p.m.

Activists at one of the world's longest-running protests for the rights of indigenous people are not pinning their hopes for change on Australia's May 21 general election.
Utah man in Ukraine helps set up ambulance service in war-torn areas

Utah man in Ukraine helps set up ambulance service in war-torn areas

Lauren Steinbrecher, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 14 - 8:28 p.m.

A Utah man is helping an organization establish a much-needed service in the hardest hit areas of Ukraine, keeping civilians and soldiers connected to medical care.
Ukraine: Russians withdraw from around Kharkiv, batter east

Ukraine: Russians withdraw from around Kharkiv, batter east

Oleksandr Stashevskyi And David Keyton, Associated Press  |  Updated May 14 - 7:46 p.m.

Ukraine says Russian forces are withdrawing from around Ukraine's second-largest city after bombarding it for weeks. Officials say Moscow's troops are pulling back from Kharkiv in the northeast while launching mortar, artillery and airstrikes in the eastern province of Donetsk.
Putin warns Finland NATO membership would harm relations

Putin warns Finland NATO membership would harm relations

Jari Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted May 14 - 7:11 p.m.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned his Finnish counterpart that relations between the two neighbors could be "negatively affected" if Finland follows through with plans to apply for NATO membership.
Longest pedestrian suspension bridge opens in Czech resort

Longest pedestrian suspension bridge opens in Czech resort

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 13 - 5:44 p.m.

A pedestrian suspension bridge that is the longest such construction in the world has opened at a mountain resort in the Czech Republic.
Study identifies potential biomarker for SIDS, but a test for it is a long way off

Study identifies potential biomarker for SIDS, but a test for it is a long way off

Katherine Dillinger and Jen Christensen, CNN  |  Posted May 13 - 1:43 p.m.

Australian researchers say they've identified one potential biomarker for sudden infant death syndrome, known as SIDS, but experts caution that it's just one piece of the puzzle.
Russia takes losses in failed river crossing, officials say

Russia takes losses in failed river crossing, officials say

Oleksandr Stashevskyi And David Keyton, Associated Press  |  Posted May 13 - 9:35 a.m.

Ukrainian and British officials say Russia suffered heavy losses when Ukrainian forces destroyed the pontoon bridge enemy troops were using to try to cross a river. That's another sign of Moscow's struggle to win decisive victories and salvage a war gone awry.
Finland moves toward joining NATO amid Russia threats

Finland moves toward joining NATO amid Russia threats

Oleksandr Stashevskyi, Associated Press  |  Posted May 12 - 9:30 a.m.

Finland's leaders have come out in favor of applying to join NATO, and Sweden could do the same within days. That would amount to a historic realignment on the continent 2 1/2 months after Russian President Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine sent a shiver of fear through Moscow's neighbors.
Crucial NATO decisions expected in Finland, Sweden this week

Crucial NATO decisions expected in Finland, Sweden this week

Karl Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted May 10 - 10:57 a.m.

The question of whether to join NATO is coming to a head this week in Finland and Sweden, where Russia's invasion of Ukraine has shattered the long-held belief that remaining outside the military alliance was the best way to avoid trouble with their giant neighbor.
As Putin marks Victory Day, his troops make little war gains

As Putin marks Victory Day, his troops make little war gains

Elena Becatoros And Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted May 9 - 2:30 p.m.

Russian President Vladimir Putin marked his country's biggest patriotic holiday without a major new battlefield success in Ukraine, and the Kremlin made little to no progress as the war ground through its 11th week on multiple fronts.
Utah veteran back from humanitarian mission in Ukraine

Utah veteran back from humanitarian mission in Ukraine

Jed Boal, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 9 - 9:03 a.m.

A U.S. Marine veteran is back home in Kaysville after a two-month humanitarian mission in Ukraine.
Russia marks WWII victory overshadowed by Ukraine

Russia marks WWII victory overshadowed by Ukraine

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 9 - 8:29 a.m.

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday sought to cast Moscow's military action in Ukraine as a forced response to Western policies and a necessary move to ward off a potential aggression.
Western officials visit Ukraine after deadly school bombing

Western officials visit Ukraine after deadly school bombing

Elena Becatoros And Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted May 8 - 12:22 p.m.

Dozens of Ukrainians are feared dead after a Russian bomb destroyed a school sheltering about 90 people in eastern Ukraine. The governor of Luhansk province said Sunday that 30 people were rescued from the rubble of the school in the village of Bilohorivka but the rest probably didn't survive.
Jill Biden hears heartbreak of Ukrainian moms now in Romania

Jill Biden hears heartbreak of Ukrainian moms now in Romania

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted May 7 - 9:49 p.m.

Jill Biden heard heartbreaking stories Saturday from Ukrainian women and children who fled Russia's war and found safe haven in Romania, with one mother telling the U.S. first lady of a harrowing escape after being holed up in a cramped, cold basement with her traumatized 8-year-old daughter.
Ukraine braces for escalated attacks ahead of Russia's V-Day

Ukraine braces for escalated attacks ahead of Russia's V-Day

Elena Becatoros and Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted May 7 - 2:17 p.m.

The war in Ukraine has wracked the country's southern coast as Russian forces fired cruise missiles at the city of Odesa and bombarded a steel mill in the port of Mariupol housing Ukrainian civilians and fighters. The Russians hope to complete their conquest of Mariupol in time for Victory Day celebrations on Monday.
Afghanistan's Taliban order women to cover up head to toe

Afghanistan's Taliban order women to cover up head to toe

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 7 - 1:22 p.m.

Afghanistan's Taliban leadership has ordered all Afghan women to wear all-covering clothing in public. The decree Saturday evoked similar restrictions on women during the Taliban's previous hard-line rule between 1996 and 2001.
While US hits new job quitting record, Brazilian man set his own record — 84 years at the same company

While US hits new job quitting record, Brazilian man set his own record — 84 years at the same company

Art Raymond, Deseret News  |  Posted May 6 - 10:29 p.m.

What's going on now in the world of employment makes 100-year-old Walter Orthmann's world-record tenure at a single Brazilian textile company even more astounding.
Shipping delays are back as China's lockdowns ripple around the world

Shipping delays are back as China's lockdowns ripple around the world

Laura He, CNN Business  |  Posted May 6 - 6:26 p.m.

Global shipping was just starting to recover from the chaos of the pandemic. Now port congestion and delays are back and could be around for a while.
50 more civilians rescued from besieged Mariupol steel plant

50 more civilians rescued from besieged Mariupol steel plant

Elena Becatoros and Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted May 6 - 3:57 p.m.

Russian and Ukrainian government officials say 50 more civilians have been rescued from the tunnels under a besieged steel plant in Mariupol where Ukrainian fighters have been making their last stand to prevent Moscow's complete takeover of the port city.
Powerful blast at Havana hotel kills at least 9, injures 40

Powerful blast at Havana hotel kills at least 9, injures 40

Andrea RodrÍguez, Associated Press  |  Posted May 6 - 3:46 p.m.

A powerful explosion apparently caused by a natural gas leak has blown away outer walls from a five-star hotel in the heart of Cuba's capital, killing at least nine people and injuring 40.
Official: US gave intel before Ukraine sank Russian warship

Official: US gave intel before Ukraine sank Russian warship

Aamer Madhani, Nomaan Merchant and Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Updated May 6 - 12:09 p.m.

The U.S. says it shared intelligence with Ukraine about the location of the Russian missile cruiser Moskva before the strike that sank the warship. The incident was a high-profile failure for Russia's military.
Cardinal: Pope OK'd spending 1M euros to free kidnapped nun

Cardinal: Pope OK'd spending 1M euros to free kidnapped nun

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted May 5 - 2:23 p.m.

A cardinal testified that Pope Francis authorized spending up to 1 million euros to free a Colombian nun kidnapped by al-Qaida-linked militants in Mali. The spending included hiring a British security firm to find the nun and secure her freedom.
COVID led to 15 million deaths globally, not the 5 million reported, WHO says

COVID led to 15 million deaths globally, not the 5 million reported, WHO says

Jennifer Rigby, Reuters  |  Updated May 5 - 12:40 p.m.

Almost three times as many people have died as a result of COVID-19 as official data show, according to a new World Health Organization report, the most comprehensive look at the true global toll of the pandemic so far.
Mariupol steel mill battle rages as Ukraine repels attacks

Mariupol steel mill battle rages as Ukraine repels attacks

Jon Gambrell and Cara Anna, Associated Press  |  Updated May 5 - 11:42 a.m.

Heavy fighting is raging at the besieged steel plant in Mariupol as Russian forces attempt to finish off the city's last-ditch defenders and complete the capture of the strategically vital port.
Lehi couple sends hundreds of quilts from 32 states to Ukrainians

Lehi couple sends hundreds of quilts from 32 states to Ukrainians

Jed Boal, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 4 - 10:24 p.m.

Ukrainian refugees are feeling compassion and a human connection with Americans thanks to a Lehi couple who launched a humanitarian quilting project.
EU takes major step toward Russian oil ban, new sanctions

EU takes major step toward Russian oil ban, new sanctions

Lorne Cook and Samuel Petrequin, Associated Press  |  Updated May 4 - 9:59 p.m.

The European Union's chief executive has called on the 27-nation bloc to ban oil imports from Russia in a sixth package of sanctions over the war in Ukraine.
Russia pounds Ukraine, targeting supply of Western arms

Russia pounds Ukraine, targeting supply of Western arms

Jon Gambrell and Cara Anna, Associated Press  |  Updated May 4 - 11:37 a.m.

Russian forces pounded targets across Ukraine, taking aim at supply lines for foreign weapons in the west and intensifying an offensive in the east.
Ukraine and Russia: What you need to know right now

Ukraine and Russia: What you need to know right now

Reuters  |  Posted May 4 - 7:26 a.m.

The EU proposed its toughest sanctions yet against Russia, including a phased oil embargo, as Ukraine came under further heavy Russian bombardment and nervously monitored large-scale army drills in neighboring Belarus, a close Moscow ally.
Ukrainian fighters: Russian forces storming Mariupol plant

Ukrainian fighters: Russian forces storming Mariupol plant

Cara Anna and Yesica Fisch, Associated Press  |  Posted May 3 - 3:42 p.m.

Ukrainian fighters say Russian forces began storming a sprawling steel plant in the besieged port city of Mariupol on Tuesday. That came as a convoy carrying dozens of civilians evacuated from the facility.
Former refugee finds the mystery woman who gave her $100 on a plane decades ago

Former refugee finds the mystery woman who gave her $100 on a plane decades ago

Catherine E. Shoichet, CNN  |  Posted May 2 - 10:29 p.m.

Tracy Peck was running errands Saturday when she got a series of texts and calls that shocked her — first from her tennis coach, then from her best friend.
Civilians rescued from Mariupol steel plant head for safety

Civilians rescued from Mariupol steel plant head for safety

Cara Anna And Inna Varenytsia, Associated Press  |  Updated May 2 - 5:14 p.m.

Russia resumed pulverizing the Mariupol steel mill that has become the last stronghold of resistance in the bombed-out city, Ukrainian fighters said Monday, after a brief cease-fire over the weekend allowed the first evacuation of civilians from the plant.
Gov. Spencer Cox says admitting Ukrainian refugees is 'the right thing' to do

Gov. Spencer Cox says admitting Ukrainian refugees is 'the right thing' to do

Kyle Dunphey, Deseret News  |  Posted May 2 - 3:01 p.m.

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox says admitting refugees from Ukraine is "the right thing for our nation to do," but also pointed to lessons learned from the ongoing resettlement of nearly 76,000 Afghans.
Evacuations underway in Mariupol; Pelosi visits Ukraine

Evacuations underway in Mariupol; Pelosi visits Ukraine

Cara Anna And Yesica Fisch, Associated Press  |  Posted May 1 - 2:22 p.m.

The United Nations confirms that an operation to evacuate people from a steel plant in the Ukrainian city of Mariupol is underway.
Ukrainians plead for Mariupol rescue; Russian advance crawls

Ukrainians plead for Mariupol rescue; Russian advance crawls

Mstyslav Chernov and Yesica Fisch, Associated Press  |  Updated April 30 - 8:46 p.m.

Ukrainian forces fought village by village Saturday to hold back a Russian advance through the country's east, while the United Nations worked to broker a civilian evacuation from the last defensive stronghold in the bombed-out ruins of the port city of Mariupol.