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Ukraine accuses Russia of renewing nuclear power plant shelling

The plant in Russian-controlled territory was also shelled Friday. Moscow blames Ukrainian forces for the strikes.
A Russian serviceman guards in an area of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Station, the largest nuclear power plant in Europe, in territory under Russian military control, southeastern Ukraine, on May 1, 2022.
A Russian serviceman guards in an area of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Station, the largest nuclear power plant in Europe, in territory under Russian military control, southeastern Ukraine, on May 1, 2022.

Four more grain ships depart Ukraine, officials say

The bulk carriers were loaded with more than 160,000 tons of corn and other produce.
Image: Grain Harvest Continues In Ukraine After Export Deal
Image: Grain Harvest Continues In Ukraine After Export Deal

Ukraine ordered them to evacuate. As Russia advances and the toll mounts, some are heeding the warning.

“It was becoming impossible to stay because of heavy shelling,” Lyudmyla Bogomolova said, her voice filled with sadness and worry. “The deep fear just didn’t go away.”
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Three more ships with grain depart Ukrainian ports after Russian blockade

The departure of the ships comes after the first grain ship since the start of the war left Ukraine earlier this week under a United Nations deal.
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Russia says it's ready to discuss prisoner swap with U.S. after Griner gets 9 years in prison

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov warned Washington against “public diplomacy” and making “loud announcements,” suggesting it could imperil efforts to secure a swap.
Image: RUSSIA-US-DIPLOMACY-BASKET-COURT
Image: RUSSIA-US-DIPLOMACY-BASKET-COURT

Russia is working to frame Kyiv for attack that killed POWs, U.S. and Ukraine warn

“It was an internal detonation inside one building where our prisoners of war were moved,” an adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy told NBC News.
The destroyed barrack at a prison in Olenivka, eastern Ukraine, on July 29, 2022.
The destroyed barrack at a prison in Olenivka, eastern Ukraine, on July 29, 2022.

Brittney Griner sentenced to 9 years in Russian prison on drug charges

Prosecutors had asked for a 9 1/2-year sentence for the WNBA star. After Thursday's verdict, attention will turn to the potential for a prisoner swap between the United States and Russia.
Brittney Griner
Brittney Griner
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Trump fans need to keep Brittney Griner's name out of their mouths

Republicans, like Russia, seek to capitalize on the suffering of minorities for political gain.
Image: Brittney Griner warms up at Feld Entertainment Center on August 10, 2020 in Palmetto, Fla.
Image: Brittney Griner warms up at Feld Entertainment Center on August 10, 2020 in Palmetto, Fla.

Senate backs Finland and Sweden joining NATO

The two European countries are seeking to join the alliance, which would end their long-standing military neutrality, in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Joe Biden,Magdalena Andersson,Sauli Niinisto
Joe Biden,Magdalena Andersson,Sauli Niinisto

U.N. nuclear chief: Ukraine nuclear plant is 'out of control'

The director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency said the situation is getting more perilous every day at the Zaporizhzhia plant in Enerhodar, which Russian troops seized in early March.
The second reactor at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant
The second reactor at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant

First grain ship to depart Ukraine cleared to travel to Lebanon

More ships from Ukraine are expected to set out in the coming days, raising hope that world food shortages can be alleviated.
A television crew tapes the Sierra Leone-flagged cargo ship Razoni that left the port of Odesa with the first grain shipment for export since the start of the war in Ukraine while moored in Turkish waters on Aug. 3, 2022, in Istanbul.
A television crew tapes the Sierra Leone-flagged cargo ship Razoni that left the port of Odesa with the first grain shipment for export since the start of the war in Ukraine while moored in Turkish waters on Aug. 3, 2022, in Istanbul.