West mulls having Russian oligarchs buy way out of sanctions

BERLIN (AP) — Western allies are considering whether to allow Russian oligarchs to buy their way out of sanctions and using the money to rebuild Ukraine, according to government officials familiar with the matter.

Texas shooting is new test for Biden’s long battle over guns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden, then the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, surveyed the collection of black, military-style rifles on display in the middle of the room as he denounced the sale of guns whose “only real function is

Senate GOP blocks domestic terrorism bill, gun policy debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats’ first attempt at responding to the back-to-back mass shootings in Buffalo and Uvalde, Texas, failed in the Senate Thursday as Republicans blocked a domestic terrorism bill that would have opened debate on difficult question...

Prague strips Soviet WWII commander of honorary citizenship

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech capital stripped a Soviet World War II commander of his honorary Prague citizenship Thursday. The Prague City Council ’s approved Mayor Zdenek

Justices to rule in gun case with US raw from mass shootings

WASHINGTON (AP) — With mass shootings in Texas, New York and California fresh in Americans’ mind, the Supreme Court will soon issue its biggest gun ruling in more than a decade, one expected to make it easier to carry guns

Quebec drops section of assisted-death bill to ensure it gets adopted quickly

QUEBEC — The Quebec government is removing a section of its end-of-life care bill that would have allowed quadriplegics and people with cerebral palsy to receive an assisted death. Health Minister Christian Dubé told reporters today he is making the ch...

K-pop band BTS and Biden to meet to discuss Asian inclusion

WASHINGTON (AP) — BTS, the Grammy-nominated South Korean boy band, will join President Joe Biden next week to talk about “Asian inclusion and representation” and to address hate crimes and discrimination against Asians, the White House announced Thursd...

Worry about stagflation, a flashback to ’70s, begins to grow

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stagflation. It was the dreaded “S word” of the 1970s. For Americans of a certain age, it conjures memories of painfully long lines

Moldova’s ex-president placed under 30-day house arrest

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A court in Moldova placed former President Igor Dodon under 30-day house arrest on Thursday as he faces an investigation into suspected treason, corruption, illicit enrichment and illegal party financing.

Decade since NC governor win, McCrory trounced in Senate bid

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A decade ago, Pat McCrory was king in North Carolina's Republican Party. The former Charlotte mayor became the first GOP governor in two decades when he won in 2012 by 11 percentage points.