The World Today: Top Stories from The Associated Press
Saturday May 14, 2022
kyiv, Ukraine – Russian troops are withdrawing from Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city, after a week of heavy shelling, the Ukrainian military says. Meanwhile, the forces of kyiv and Moscow are fighting a tough battle for the east of the country. By Oleksandr Stashevskyi and David Keyton. 684 words. AP Photo. SEND.
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HELSINKI — Vladimir Putin warns Finland that its eventual entry into NATO would harm bilateral relations. Russia thus responds to the Finnish president’s statement that the Nordic country will apply to join NATO “in the next few days.” Finland is a militarily non-aligned Nordic country with a complex history and a long border with its huge neighbor to the east. Neighboring Sweden will decide its position on NATO on Sunday. By Jay Tanner. 600 words. AP Photo. SEND.
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UNITED NATIONS – The UN Security Council strongly condemns the murder of Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh and calls for “an immediate, thorough, transparent and fair and impartial investigation”. By Edith M. Lederer. 532 words. SEND
ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS: A Palestinian who was injured by rubber bullets in Jerusalem dies
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BRASILIA – More than 20 hypothetical hackers have gathered at the headquarters of Brazil’s electoral authority with a mission: to infiltrate the country’s voting system before the expected presidential elections in October. By Débora Álvares and Diana Jeantet. 936 words. AP Photo. SEND
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative Justice Clarence Thomas admits the leak earlier this month of a draft opinion on abortion changed the US Supreme Court. Thomas, who joined the court in 1991 and has long called for the landmark Roe v. Wade described the leak as an unthinkable breach of trust. The opinion pointed out that the highest court in the country was willing to annul the right to abortion recognized almost 50 years ago. By Jessica Gresko 330 words. AP Photo. SEND.
VANDENBERG SPACE FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A SpaceX rocket is launching 53 satellites from the Starlink internet constellation into orbit after lifting off from California. Starlink is a space system that SpaceX has been building for years to bring internet access to underserved parts of the world. 120 words. AP Photo. SEND.
MONTGOMERY, Alabama – A US federal judge blocks part of an Alabama law that made it a crime to prescribe puberty blockers and gender-affirming hormones to transgender minors. By Kim Chandler. 459 words. SEND
DUBAI — UAE rulers unanimously appoint Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan as president of the nation’s hereditary government, signaling both unity and stability in this key hydrocarbon-rich Arabian Peninsula country home to Western militaries . By Jon Gambrell. 480 words. AP Photo. SEND.
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SEOUL – North Korea reports 21 new deaths and 174,440 cases of people with fever symptoms, as the country tries to stop the spread of COVID-19 among its population, which is mostly unvaccinated against the coronavirus. By Kim Tong Hyung. 483 words. AP Photo. SEND
NEW DELHI (AP) — Police are arresting two company owners after a massive fire, which reportedly broke out at their office in a four-story building in the Indian capital, killed 27 people and injured 12 others. By Shonal Ganguly. 310 words. AP Photos. SEND.
NEW DELHI – India bans the export of wheat with immediate effect due to risks to its food security caused in part by the war in Ukraine. 305 words. AP Photo. SEND
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LONDON – Chelsea and Liverpool are contesting the 150th edition of the FA Cup final, the oldest domestic soccer competition in the world.
CARSON, California – The American Jermell Charlo (34-1-1 with 18 knockouts) will face the Argentine Brian Castaño (17-0-2 with 12 knockouts) in pursuit of the four main titles of the light middleweight division at the tennis stadium Carson, south of Los Angeles. Fight scheduled to start at 11 pm ET, 0300 GMT.
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