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Ukrainian troops pull back again as Russia's onslaught pushes ahead in eastern Ukraine
Ukrainian troops pull back again as Russia's onslaught pushes ahead in eastern Ukraine

A Ukrainian army spokesman says Kyiv's troops have withdrawn from a village in the east of the country, as Russian forces make their advantages in manpower and ammunition tell on the battlefield at the start of the war's third year.

Hungary's parliament ratifies Sweden's NATO bid, clearing the final obstacle to membership

Hungary's parliament ratifies Sweden's NATO bid, clearing the final obstacle to membership

Hungary's parliament has ratified Sweden's bid to join NATO, ending more than 18 months of delays that frustrated the alliance as it sought to expand in response to Russia's war in Ukraine.

Netanyahu seeks open-ended control over security and civilian affairs in Gaza in new postwar plan

Netanyahu seeks open-ended control over security and civilian affairs in Gaza in new postwar plan

Israel seeks open-ended control over security and civilian affairs in the Gaza Strip, according to a long-awaited postwar plan by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Zelenskyy says foreign aid delays are making life 'very difficult'

Zelenskyy says foreign aid delays are making life 'very difficult'

Delays in weapons deliveries from Western allies to Ukraine are opening a door for Russian battlefield advances, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says, making the fight “very difficult” along parts of the front line.

U.S. circulates rival U.N. resolution for temporary Gaza cease-fire after rejecting Arab proposal

U.S. circulates rival U.N. resolution for temporary Gaza cease-fire after rejecting Arab proposal

The United States has circulated a rival U.N. Security Council resolution that would support a temporary cease-fire in Gaza after rejecting an Arab-backed resolution.

Palestinian diplomat accuses Israel of apartheid and asks U.N. court to declare its occupation illegal

Palestinian diplomat accuses Israel of apartheid and asks U.N. court to declare its occupation illegal

The Palestinians say any hope for a two-state future will die if this continues. The allegation came at the start on Monday of historic hearings into the legality of Israel's 57-year occupation of lands sought for a Palestinian state.

Houthi rebels' attack severely damages a Belize-flagged ship in key strait leading to the Red Sea

Houthi rebels' attack severely damages a Belize-flagged ship in key strait leading to the Red Sea

A missile attack by Yemen's Houthi rebels damaged a Belize-flagged ship traveling through the Bab el-Mandeb Strait that connects the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, forcing the crew to abandon the ship.

Alexei Navalny, galvanizing opposition leader and Putin's fiercest foe, died in prison, Russia says

Alexei Navalny, galvanizing opposition leader and Putin's fiercest foe, died in prison, Russia says

Alexei Navalny, who crusaded against official corruption and staged massive anti-Kremlin protests as President Vladimir Putin's fiercest foe, has died in the Arctic penal colony where he was serving a 19-year sentence.

Israel's defense chief says military 'thoroughly planning' offensive in crowded Gaza border town

Israel's defense chief says military 'thoroughly planning' offensive in crowded Gaza border town

That signaled a determination to move ahead despite growing international concerns about the safety of the large Palestinian civilian population huddled there.

On the USS Eisenhower, 4 months of combat at sea facing Houthi missiles and a new sea threat

On the USS Eisenhower, 4 months of combat at sea facing Houthi missiles and a new sea threat

Sailors aboard the U.S. aircraft carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower and its accompanying warships have spent four months straight at sea defending against ballistic missiles and flying attack drones fired by Iranian-backed Houthis.

Israel and Hamas are making progress in cease-fire and hostage-release talks, officials say

Israel and Hamas are making progress in cease-fire and hostage-release talks, officials say

Key meetings continued on Tuesday between the sides in the Egyptian capital of Cairo. The talks are moving forward even after Israel intensified its offensive in the southern Gaza city of Rafah.

Russia puts leader of NATO member Estonia on a wanted list over removal of Soviet-era monuments

Russia puts leader of NATO member Estonia on a wanted list over removal of Soviet-era monuments

Officials say Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas has been put on a wanted list in Russia because of her efforts to remove Soviet-era World War II monuments in the Baltic nation.

The head of U.N.'s nuclear watchdog warns Iran is 'not entirely transparent' on its atomic program

The head of U.N.'s nuclear watchdog warns Iran is 'not entirely transparent' on its atomic program

Rafael Mariano Grossi, the director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, said that 'there's loose talk about nuclear weapons more and more, including in Iran recently.'

Israeli forces rescue 2 hostages in dramatic Gaza raid that killed at least 67 Palestinians

Israeli forces rescue 2 hostages in dramatic Gaza raid that killed at least 67 Palestinians

Israeli forces rescued two hostages after storming a heavily guarded apartment in a densely packed town in the Gaza Strip and extracting them under fire.

How Trump urging Russia to invade 'delinquent' NATO members distorts how the alliance works

How Trump urging Russia to invade 'delinquent' NATO members distorts how the alliance works

Donald Trump says he once warned that he would allow Russia to do whatever it wants to NATO member nations that are 'delinquent' in devoting 2% of their gross domestic product to defense.

Poland, France and Germany vow to make Europe stronger as fears grow over Russia and Trump

Poland, France and Germany vow to make Europe stronger as fears grow over Russia and Trump

The governments of Poland, France and Germany are vowing to make Europe a security and defense power with a greater ability to back Ukraine.

Rio's Carnival parade makes urgent plea to stop illegal mining in Indigenous lands

Rio's Carnival parade makes urgent plea to stop illegal mining in Indigenous lands

Carnival dancers have taken the biggest stage in Rio de Janeiro to pay tribute to Brazil's largest Indigenous group and pressure President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva to deliver on promises to eradicate illegal mining.

Blinken says a Hamas-Israel deal is still possible even though the sides remain far apart

Blinken says a Hamas-Israel deal is still possible even though the sides remain far apart

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken says a cease-fire and hostage-release agreement between Israel and Hamas is still possible despite the sides remaining far apart on the main terms for a deal.

Qatar gets 'positive' response from Hamas on cease-fire plan as group reiterates its broader demands

Qatar gets 'positive' response from Hamas on cease-fire plan as group reiterates its broader demands

Key mediator Qatar says Hamas' response to the latest plan for a cease-fire in Gaza and the release of hostages was 'generally positive.'

Suspected drones used by Yemen's Houthi rebels attack 2 more ships in Mideast waters

Suspected drones used by Yemen's Houthi rebels attack 2 more ships in Mideast waters

Tuesday's attacks are the latest in the Iranian-backed fighters' campaign of targeting vessels over Israel's war on Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

Co-founder of U.S. white supremacist group arrested in Romania

Co-founder of U.S. white supremacist group arrested in Romania

Robert Rundo, a co-founder of the now defunct Rise Above Movement, was arrested on Friday.

Iran now says 'unintentionally' shot down jetliner

Iran now says 'unintentionally' shot down jetliner

Iranian state TV, citing a military statement, says the country ‘unintentionally’ shot down a Ukrainian jetliner, killing all 176 aboard. 

Former UVA student returns to Germany after release from prison

Former UVA student returns to Germany after release from prison

Former University of Virginia student Jens Soering was released from prison after 33-years for the murder of his girlfriend's parents in 1985. He is now back in Germany.

Boris Johnson’s Conservatives win majority in UK election

Boris Johnson’s Conservatives win majority in UK election

Boris Johnson’s Conservatives win majority in UK election

New Zealand volcano vents steam, death toll now at 16

New Zealand volcano vents steam, death toll now at 16

New Zealand volcano vents steam, death toll now at 16

Saudi Aramco starts trading, gaining 10% and reaching $1.8T

Saudi Aramco starts trading, gaining 10% and reaching $1.8T

Saudi Aramco starts trading, gaining 10% and reaching $1.8T