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G-7 leaders united behind Ukraine, aim at Kremlin oil money

G-7 leaders united behind Ukraine, aim at Kremlin oil money

Zeke Miller and Geir Moulson, Associated Press  |  Updated June 28 - 10:55 a.m.

Leaders of the world's wealthiest democracies have struck a united stance to support Ukraine for "as long as it takes" as Russia's invasion grinds on.
46 dead, 16 hospitalized after trailer full of migrants found in San Antonio

46 dead, 16 hospitalized after trailer full of migrants found in San Antonio

Eric Gay and Elliot Spagat, Associated Press  |  Updated June 27 - 10:33 p.m.

Forty-six people were found dead in and near a tractor-trailer and 16 others were taken to hospitals in a presumed migrant smuggling attempt into the United States, officials in San Antonio said.
Officials: Russian missile strike hits crowded shopping mall

Officials: Russian missile strike hits crowded shopping mall

Yuras Karmanau And Francesca Ebel, Associated Press  |  Posted June 27 - 2:11 p.m.

Ukrainian officials say scores of civilians are feared killed or injured after a Russian missile strike hit a crowded shopping mall in the central city of Kremenchuk.
G-7 leaders confer with Zelenskyy, prep new aid for Ukraine

G-7 leaders confer with Zelenskyy, prep new aid for Ukraine

Zeke Miller, Darlene Superville And Geir Moulson, Associated Press  |  Posted June 27 - 6:59 a.m.

Leading economic powers conferred by video link with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy as they underscored their commitment to Ukraine for the long haul.
Asian stocks buoyed by Wall Street gains as easing oil cools inflation fears

Asian stocks buoyed by Wall Street gains as easing oil cools inflation fears

Kevin Buckland and Sam Byford, Reuters  |  Posted June 26 - 9:28 p.m.

Stocks gained in Asia on Monday amid improved risk sentiment after Wall Street rebounded strongly at the end of last week as oil prices eased, tempering fears of prolonged inflation and the accompanying aggressive Federal Reserve tightening.
Biden urges Western unity on Ukraine amid war fatigue

Biden urges Western unity on Ukraine amid war fatigue

Zeke Miller, Darlene Superville and Geir Moulson, Associated Press  |  Posted June 26 - 9:05 p.m.

President Joe Biden is praising the global alliance confronting Russia over its war in Ukraine. Biden says the coalition of countries must 'stay together.' He says Russian President Vladimir Putin had thought he could play the countries off of one another and break down their resolve.
Destruction everywhere, help scarce after Afghanistan quake

Destruction everywhere, help scarce after Afghanistan quake

Ebrahim Noroozi And Rahim Faiez, Associated Press  |  Posted June 26 - 6:10 p.m.

Villagers see destruction everywhere and help in short supply days after an earthquake devastated a remote region of southeast Afghanistan and killed at least 1,150 people by authorities' estimates.
At least 4 dead, 30 seriously injured after collapse at stadium in Colombia

At least 4 dead, 30 seriously injured after collapse at stadium in Colombia

Stefano Pozzebon, CNN  |  Posted June 26 - 5:49 p.m.

At least four people were killed and about 30 seriously injured after part of a stadium in El Espinal in Colombia's western state of Tolima collapsed during a bullfight Sunday, the state's governor said.
Horror on Oslo Pride day as gunman goes on deadly rampage at gay bar

Horror on Oslo Pride day as gunman goes on deadly rampage at gay bar

Terje Solsvik and Gwladys Fouche, Reuters  |  Posted June 26 - 11:50 a.m.

A gunman went on the rampage Oslo, Norway, killing two people and injuring 21 on the day the city was due to celebrate its annual Pride parade.
Afghans bury dead, dig for survivors of devastating quake

Afghans bury dead, dig for survivors of devastating quake

Ebrahim Noroozi, Associated Press  |  Posted June 24 - 9:58 a.m.

Villagers rushed to bury the dead and dug by hand through the rubble of their homes in search of survivors of a powerful earthquake in eastern Afghanistan.
Why Italian leaders say there's 'no money' for the 2026 Winter Games

Why Italian leaders say there's 'no money' for the 2026 Winter Games

Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News  |  Posted June 23 - 4:46 p.m.

Italian government officials are sounding the alarm about the finances of the 2026 Winter Games in Milan and Cortina, warning organizers are in the red after raising only around half of the expected revenues from selling sponsorships.
WHO considers declaring monkeypox a global health emergency

WHO considers declaring monkeypox a global health emergency

Maria Cheng, Associated Press  |  Posted June 23 - 4:25 p.m.

The World Health Organization convenes its emergency committee to consider if the spiraling outbreak of monkeypox warrants being declared a global emergency.
Ukraine takes tentative step toward EU membership as Donbas battles reach 'fearsome climax'

Ukraine takes tentative step toward EU membership as Donbas battles reach 'fearsome climax'

Pavel Polityuk and Vitalii Hnidyi, Reuters  |  Posted June 23 - 8:31 a.m.

Ukraine will be accepted as a candidate to join the European Union on Thursday, a move that will boost the country's morale as the battle with Russian troops for two cities in the east reached what one official called a "fierce climax."
Afghanistan quake kills 1,000 people, deadliest in decades

Afghanistan quake kills 1,000 people, deadliest in decades

Fazel Rahman Faizi, Associated Press  |  Updated June 22 - 10:27 p.m.

Afghanistan's state-run news agency reported a powerful earthquake struck a rural, mountainous region of the country's east Wednesday, killing 1,000 people and injuring 1,500 more.
'Everything is on fire': Ukraine region weathers Russian bombardment

'Everything is on fire': Ukraine region weathers Russian bombardment

Yuras Karmanau, John Leicester and David Keyton, Associated Press  |  Updated June 21 - 7:25 p.m.

Russian attacks laid down a curtain of fire Tuesday across areas of eastern Ukraine where pockets of resistance are denying Moscow full military control of the region.
Nobel sold for Ukrainian kids shatters record at $103.5M

Nobel sold for Ukrainian kids shatters record at $103.5M

Bobby Caina Calvan, Associated Press  |  Posted June 20 - 9:59 p.m.

Nobel Peace laureate Dmitry Muratov says he was not expecting the medal he was auctioning off to help Ukrainian child refugees to sell for the record amount of $103.5 million.
World swimming bans transgender athletes from women's events

World swimming bans transgender athletes from women's events

Ciaran Fahey, Associated Press  |  Posted June 19 - 9:44 p.m.

World swimming's governing body has effectively banned transgender women from competing in women's events.
As battles in Ukraine's east grind on, NATO warns of long war

As battles in Ukraine's east grind on, NATO warns of long war

Natalia Zinets and Max Hunder, Reuters  |  Posted June 19 - 5:02 p.m.

The war in Ukraine could last for years, the head of NATO said on Sunday, calling for steadfast support from Ukraine's allies as Russian forces battle for territory in the country's east.
Study: Air pollution cuts global life expectancy by more than smoking or terrorism

Study: Air pollution cuts global life expectancy by more than smoking or terrorism

David Stanway, Reuters  |  Posted June 18 - 9:16 a.m.

Chronic air pollution cuts average global life expectancy by more than two years per person, a study published on Tuesday showed, an impact comparable to that of smoking and far worse than HIV/AIDS or terrorism.
Did US drone sale to Ukraine hit a snag?

Did US drone sale to Ukraine hit a snag?

Mike Stone, Reuters  |  Updated June 17 - 10:02 p.m.

The Biden administration's plan to sell four large, armable drones to Ukraine has been paused on the fear its sophisticated surveillance equipment might fall into enemy hands, according to two people familiar with the matter.
Ukraine, Moldova recommended as candidates for the European Union

Ukraine, Moldova recommended as candidates for the European Union

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, Deseret News  |  Posted June 17 - 5:28 p.m.

The European Commission recommended that Ukraine and Moldova be granted status as candidates to join the European Union on Friday, the first official step in the process of joining the bloc of nations.
UK gives go-ahead to US extradition of WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange

UK gives go-ahead to US extradition of WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange

Michael Holden, Reuters  |  Posted June 17 - 8:23 a.m.

British Home Secretary Priti Patel on Friday approved the extradition of WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange to the United States to face criminal charges, bringing his long-running legal saga closer to a conclusion.
Ancient DNA solves mystery over origin of medieval Black Death

Ancient DNA solves mystery over origin of medieval Black Death

Will Dunham, Reuters  |  Posted June 16 - 8:03 a.m.

Ancient DNA from bubonic plague victims buried in cemeteries on the old Silk Road trade route in Central Asia has helped solve an enduring mystery, pinpointing an area in northern Kyrgyzstan as the launching point for the Black Death that killed tens of millions of people in the mid-14th century.
Biden announces new $1B in weapons for Ukraine, Kyiv seeks more heavy arms

Biden announces new $1B in weapons for Ukraine, Kyiv seeks more heavy arms

Mike Stone, Patricia Zengerle and Humeyra Pamuk, Reuters  |  Posted June 15 - 4:41 p.m.

President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced a fresh U.S. infusion of $1 billion in weapons for Ukraine that includes anti-ship rocket systems, artillery rockets, howitzers and ammunition.
Ikea puts Russian factories up for sale, plans job cuts

Ikea puts Russian factories up for sale, plans job cuts

Anna Ringstrom, Reuters  |  Posted June 15 - 8:40 a.m.

Ikea said on Wednesday it would sell factories, close offices and reduce its nearly 28,000-strong workforce in Russia, the latest move by the world's biggest furniture brand to cut its operations there following Moscow's invasion of Ukraine.
The battle of Donbas could prove decisive in Ukraine war

The battle of Donbas could prove decisive in Ukraine war

The Associated Press  |  Posted June 13 - 2:32 p.m.

Day after day, Russia is pounding the Donbas region of Ukraine with relentless artillery and air raids, making slow but steady progress to seize the industrial heartland of its neighbor.
Ukraine hails teen drone operator who spied Russian armor

Ukraine hails teen drone operator who spied Russian armor

Hanna Arhirova, Associated Press  |  Posted June 13 - 6:50 a.m.

A 15-year-old boy is being hailed in Ukraine for stealthy aerial reconnaissance work he did with his father when Russia invaded their country.
Video: Ukrainian teens return to bombed out school in prom dresses, tuxedos

Video: Ukrainian teens return to bombed out school in prom dresses, tuxedos

Kyle Dunphey, Deseret News  |  Posted June 12 - 7:49 p.m.

Though their classrooms lie in ruins in the shelled Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, students from School No. 134 celebrated their graduation in style over the weekend.
Russia says it destroyed depot containing Western weapons in Ukraine

Russia says it destroyed depot containing Western weapons in Ukraine

Natalia Zinets and Max Hunder, Reuters  |  Posted June 12 - 4:12 p.m.

Russian forces fired cruise missiles to destroy a large depot containing U.S. and European weapons in western Ukraine's Ternopil region, Interfax reported on Sunday, as street fighting raged in the eastern city of Sievierodonetsk.
Biden unveils migration plan at Americas summit roiled by division

Biden unveils migration plan at Americas summit roiled by division

Trevor Hunnicutt, Dave Graham and Matt Spetalnick, Reuters  |  Updated June 10 - 8:37 p.m.

President Joe Biden and fellow leaders from the Western Hemisphere on Friday rolled out a new set of measures to confront the regional migration crisis, seeking to salvage an Americas summit roiled by division.
Biden seeks unity, finds discord at Summit of the Americas

Biden seeks unity, finds discord at Summit of the Americas

Chris Megerian and Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted June 9 - 8:46 p.m.

President Joe Biden tried to present a unifying vision for the Western Hemisphere on Thursday but the Summit of the Americas quickly spilled into open discord.
Here's how the US is 'redefining the whole state of the bilateral relationship' with China

Here's how the US is 'redefining the whole state of the bilateral relationship' with China

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted June 9 - 5:54 p.m.

Foreign affairs experts and national security policy professionals convened Thursday to discuss strategic insights and tactical advice for how the U.S. can work with China.
China offers $15K cash — or a 'spiritual reward' — for national security tip-offs

China offers $15K cash — or a 'spiritual reward' — for national security tip-offs

Nectar Gan, CNN  |  Posted June 9 - 9:37 a.m.

China is offering its citizens cash rewards of up to and above 100,000 yuan ($15,000) for tip-offs about people who endanger national security, as authorities intensify a years-long campaign to weed out what they see as growing threats from foreign espionage and "hostile forces."
Harvey Weinstein faces new criminal charges in the UK for indecent assault

Harvey Weinstein faces new criminal charges in the UK for indecent assault

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, Deseret News  |  Updated June 8 - 5:54 p.m.

Harvey Weinstein is likely going to be charged with two counts of indecent assault against a woman in London in 1996, according to the United Kingdom's Crown Prosecution Service.
US wins case to seize Russian superyacht in Fiji, sails away

US wins case to seize Russian superyacht in Fiji, sails away

Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted June 7 - 7:20 a.m.

The United States has won a legal battle to seize a Russian-owned superyacht in Fiji and wasted no time in taking command of the vessel and sailing it away from the South Pacific nation.
Weakened UK leader Boris Johnson survives no-confidence vote

Weakened UK leader Boris Johnson survives no-confidence vote

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Updated June 6 - 7:11 p.m.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson survived a no-confidence vote on Monday, securing enough support from his Conservative Party to remain in office despite a substantial rebellion that leaves him a weakened leader with an uncertain future.
Crowds honor WWII veterans at Normandy D-Day celebrations

Crowds honor WWII veterans at Normandy D-Day celebrations

Sylvie Corbet And Jeff Schaeffer, Associated Press  |  Posted June 6 - 10:14 a.m.

When D-Day veterans set foot on the Normandy beaches and other World War II sites, they express a mix of joy and sadness. Joy at seeing the gratitude and friendliness of the French toward those who landed on June 6, 1944. Sadness as they think of their fallen comrades and of another battle now being waged in Europe: the war in Ukraine.
Russia hits Kyiv with missiles; Putin warns West on arms

Russia hits Kyiv with missiles; Putin warns West on arms

John Leicester, Associated Press  |  Updated June 5 - 6:34 p.m.

Russia took aim at Western military supplies for Ukraine by launching airstrikes on Kyiv that it claimed destroyed tanks donated from abroad.
Pope Francis fuels new speculation on future of pontificate

Pope Francis fuels new speculation on future of pontificate

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted June 5 - 12:36 p.m.

Pope Francis has added fuel to rumors about the future of his pontificate. The Vatican announced Saturday he would visit the central Italian city of L'Aquila in August for a feast initiated by Pope Celestine V, one of the few pontiffs who resigned before Pope Benedict XVI stepped down in 2013.
American spy agencies review their misses on underestimating Ukraine, overestimating Russia

American spy agencies review their misses on underestimating Ukraine, overestimating Russia

Nomaan Merchant And Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted June 5 - 9:01 a.m.

U.S. intelligence agencies have begun a review of how they judge the will and ability of foreign governments to fight. American spy services underestimated Ukraine's will to fight while overestimating Russia's ability to overrun its neighbor.
Biden affirms human rights commitment as he considers trip to Saudi Arabia

Biden affirms human rights commitment as he considers trip to Saudi Arabia

Aamer Madhani and Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted June 4 - 1:21 p.m.

President Joe Biden says he has not changed his views on human rights despite his administration's praise of Saudi Arabia for getting key oil producers to step up production.
Deadly secret: Electronic warfare shapes Russia-Ukraine war

Deadly secret: Electronic warfare shapes Russia-Ukraine war

Oleksandr Stashevskyi and Frank Bajak, Associated Press  |  Posted June 4 - 9:26 a.m.

Electronic warfare is a vital, mostly invisible element in Russia's war on Ukraine. The Kremlin barely tapped its advantage in the domain early in the war. But that edge could be more decisive now.
Clean, green superhero dog fights garbage in Chile

Clean, green superhero dog fights garbage in Chile

Rodrigo Gutierrez, Reuters  |  Updated June 3 - 8:27 p.m.

Sam, the four-legged superhero, works to keep a park in Chile's capital clean and green. The dog's superpower? Collecting garbage as a role model for visitors.
Queen Elizabeth II skips Platinum Jubilee church service

Queen Elizabeth II skips Platinum Jubilee church service

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted June 3 - 12:16 p.m.

Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, have joined other members of Britain's royal family for a church service honoring Queen Elizabeth II's 70 years on the throne. The queen skipped Friday's event at St. Paul's Cathedral in London.
EU's ban on Russian oil set to drive further price increases in the US

EU's ban on Russian oil set to drive further price increases in the US

Art Raymond, Deseret News  |  Posted June 3 - 10:06 a.m.

The European Union has approved a ban that will reduce its Russian oil imports by some 90% by the end of the year in a move that will cost Russia billions of dollars and drive up already record-high fuel prices across Europe and the U.S.
Queen Elizabeth II will skip Friday events due to 'discomfort'

Queen Elizabeth II will skip Friday events due to 'discomfort'

Danica Kirka And Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Updated June 2 - 1:31 p.m.

Buckingham Palace says Queen Elizabeth II will not attend a church service to mark her Platinum Jubilee after experiencing "discomfort" at events on Thursday.
West promises Ukraine more, better arms to fend off Russia

West promises Ukraine more, better arms to fend off Russia

John Leicester and Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted June 1 - 9:28 a.m.

Western nations promised more and more advanced arms to bolster Ukraine's defense as its troops battled a grinding Russian offensive that was closing in on capturing a key city in the east.
Why monkeypox now a 'moderate' risk to the world's health

Why monkeypox now a 'moderate' risk to the world's health

Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News  |  Posted May 31 - 9:33 p.m.

Monkeypox currently poses a "moderate" public health risk globally, according to a new analysis by the World Health Organization, thanks to the spread of the virus to countries such as the United States, which has reported 10 cases including two in Utah.
In big bid to punish Moscow, EU bans most Russia oil imports

In big bid to punish Moscow, EU bans most Russia oil imports

Lorne Cook And Samuel Petrequin, Associated Press  |  Updated May 31 - 9:21 a.m.

In the most significant effort yet to punish Russia for its war in Ukraine, the European Union agreed late Monday to ban the overwhelming majority of Russian oil imports.
Canada's Trudeau announces bill to cap sales, transfers, imports of all handguns

Canada's Trudeau announces bill to cap sales, transfers, imports of all handguns

Claudia Dominguez and Theresa Waldrop, CNN  |  Posted May 31 - 8:29 a.m.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday announced the introduction of a bill that would place a national freeze on handgun ownership across Canada.
EU fails to agree on Russian oil ban despite continued onslaught

EU fails to agree on Russian oil ban despite continued onslaught

Pavel Polityuk and Natalia Zinets, Reuters  |  Updated May 30 - 6:18 p.m.

EU leaders made clear they would fail to agree on a Russian oil import ban at a summit in Brussels, prompting swift criticism from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
The pets of Ukraine find a home, and a vet, in Poland

The pets of Ukraine find a home, and a vet, in Poland

Kyle Dunphey, Deseret News  |  Posted May 30 - 5:45 p.m.

The war upended life for millions of people, and their animals. It's impossible to know how many pets have escaped Ukraine alongside their owners. Sources vary, but Ukraine was home to anywhere between 5.5 to 7.5 million cats, and at least 750,000 dogs.
US, Canada investigate hepatitis A outbreak linked to organic strawberries

US, Canada investigate hepatitis A outbreak linked to organic strawberries

Doina Chiacu, Reuters  |  Posted May 30 - 12:41 p.m.

Food safety regulators in the United States and Canada are investigating a hepatitis A outbreak potentially linked to tainted organic strawberries that has sickened 17 people in the United States and 10 in Canada, the agencies said.
Man in wig throws cake at glass protecting Mona Lisa

Man in wig throws cake at glass protecting Mona Lisa

The Associated Press  |  Updated May 30 - 10:36 a.m.

A man seemingly disguised as an old woman in a wheelchair threw a piece of cake at the glass protecting the Mona Lisa at the Louvre Museum and shouted at people to "Think of the Earth."
Russia takes small cities, aims to widen east Ukraine battle

Russia takes small cities, aims to widen east Ukraine battle

Yuras Karmanau and Elena Becatoros, Associated Press  |  Posted May 28 - 7:30 p.m.

After failing to occupy Ukraine's capital, Russia set out to seize the last parts of the eastern region not controlled by Kremlin-backed separatists.
Archaeologists discover ancient Mayan city on construction site

Archaeologists discover ancient Mayan city on construction site

Lorenzo Hernandez, Reuters  |  Posted May 28 - 8:21 a.m.

Archaeologists have uncovered the ruins of an ancient Mayan city filled with palaces, pyramids and plazas on a construction site of what will become an industrial park near Merida, on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.
US general: No need to add ground forces for Sweden, Finland's push to join NATO

US general: No need to add ground forces for Sweden, Finland's push to join NATO

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Updated May 27 - 8:25 a.m.

Sweden and Finland's push to join NATO won't require adding more U.S. ground forces into either country, the U.S. general nominated to take over European Command told senators Thursday.
Stop 'playing around' with Russia and end war, Zelenskyy tells West

Stop 'playing around' with Russia and end war, Zelenskyy tells West

Pavel Polityuk and Conor Humphries, Reuters  |  Posted May 26 - 10:49 p.m.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy urged the West to stop playing around with Russia and impose tougher sanctions on Moscow to end its "senseless war" in Ukraine, adding his country would remain independent.
Russia slams sanctions, seeks to blame West for food crisis

Russia slams sanctions, seeks to blame West for food crisis

Ricardo Mazalan and Elena Becatoros, Associated Press  |  Posted May 26 - 7:33 p.m.

Russia is pressing the West to lift sanctions over the war in Ukraine, seeking to shift the blame for a growing food crisis. That crisis is worsened by Kyiv's inability to ship millions of tons of grain because of the conflict.