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A Ukrainian serviceman inspects a site after an airstrike by Russian forces in Bahmut, Ukraine, Tuesday, May 10, 2022. Photo: Evgeniy Maloletka / AP

Ukrainians Make Gains in East, Hold On at Mariupol Mill

ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's natural gas pipeline operator said Wednesday it would stop Russian shipments through a key hub in the east of the country, while its president, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, said Kyiv's military had made small gains, pushing Russian forces out of four villages near Kharkiv.
FILE - Presidential hopeful, former senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr., the son of the late dictator, gestures as he greets the crowd during a campaign rally in Quezon City, Philippines on April 13, 2022. Photo: Aaron Favila / AP File

Marcos Presidency Complicates US Efforts to Counter China

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Ferdinand Marcos Jr.'s apparent landslide victory in the Philippine presidential election is raising immediate concerns about a further erosion of democracy in Asia and could complicate American efforts to blunt growing Chinese influence and power in the Pacific.
Supporters flash signs as they arrive at the headquarters of Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos, Jr. in Mandaluyong, Philippines late Monday, May 9, 2022. Photo: Aaron Favila / AP

Marcos Jr. Won Philippine Presidency, Unofficial Count Shows

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The namesake son of late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos appeared to have been elected Philippine president by a landslide in an astonishing reversal of the 1986 “People Power” pro-democracy revolt that booted his father into global infamy.
Voters cast their ballots on Monday, May 9, 2022, in Quezon City, Philippines. Photo: Aaron Favila / AP

Dictator’s Son a Front-runner as Filipinos Elect Next Leader

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Filipinos were voting for a new president Monday, with the son of an ousted dictator and a champion of reforms and human rights as top contenders in a tenuous moment in a deeply divided Asian democracy.
A woman who fled from the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol waits in a bus to be processed upon her arrival to a reception center for displaced people in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine, Sunday, May 8, 2022. Photo: Francisco Seco / AP

“Everything Shook”: Last Civilians Leave Ukraine Steel Mill

ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine (AP) — Pale and drawn, the last civilians sheltering in bunkers beneath a sprawling steel mill in the decimated Ukrainian port city of Mariupol arrived late Sunday night in Zaporizhzhia, the first major Ukrainian city beyond the frontlines.
Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. gestures as he greets the crowd during a campaign rally in Quezon City, Philippines on April 13, 2022. Photo: Aaron Favila / AP

Marcos Redux? Dictator’s Son May Win Philippine Presidency

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Sara Duterte smile and chat of their love of burgers and mango shakes on the election trail in a carefree YouTube video before breaking into a short rap penned for their campaign for president and vice president of the Philippines by a popular singer.
Municipal workers clean and paint a Soviet style torpedo boat preparing to celebrate 77 years of the victory in WWII in Mariupol, in territory under the government of the Donetsk People's Republic, eastern Ukraine, Thursday, May 5, 2022. Photo: AP

Official: US Gave Intel Before Ukraine Sank Russian Warship

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. says it shared intelligence with Ukraine about the location of the Russian missile cruiser Moskva prior to the strike that sank the warship, an incident that was a high-profile failure for Russia's military.
In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, rescue workers evacuate the 10th survivor pulled alive after being trapped 132 hours from the debris of a self-built residential structure that collapsed in Changsha in central China's Hunan Province on Thursday May 5, 2022. Photo: Shen Hong / Xinhua via AP

Survivor Found Almost 6 Days After China Building Collapse

BEIJING (AP) — Rescuers in central China have pulled a woman alive from the rubble of a building that partially collapsed almost six days earlier, state media reported Thursday.
FILE - People walk past the Donetsk Academic Regional Drama Theatre in Mariupol, Ukraine, following a March 16, 2022, bombing of the theater, which was used as a shelter, in an area now controlled by Russian forces on Monday, April 4. Photo: Alexei Alexandrov / AP File

Russian Strikes Try To Disrupt Delivery of Western Weapons

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia moved to obstruct the flow of Western weapons to Ukraine by bombarding rail stations and other supply-line targets across the country while the European Union weighed whether to further punish Moscow with a ban on oil imports.
People with Ukrainian flags walk towards Russian army trucks during a rally against the Russian occupation in Kherson, Ukraine, Sunday, March 20, 2022. Photo: Olexandr Chornyi / AP

Occupied Ukrainian City Fears Sham Russian Referendum Plans

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ever since Russian forces took the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson in early March, residents sensed the occupiers had a special plan for their town. Now, amid a crescendo of warnings from Ukraine that Russia plans to stage a sham referendum to transform the territory into a pro-Moscow “people's republic,” it appears locals guessed right.

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