12 crew members are missing, 1 dead after a cargo ship sinks off a Greek island in stormy seas

A cargo ship sank off the Greek island of Lesbos in stormy seas early Sunday, leaving one crew member dead, 12 missing and one rescued, authorities said.

Dead, wounded or AWOL: The voices of desperate Russian soldiers trying to get out of the Ukraine war

As the war grinds into its second winter, a growing number of Russian soldiers want out, as suggested in secret recordings obtained by The Associated Press of Russian soldiers calling home from the battlefields in Ukraine.

Russia says it downed dozens of Ukrainian drones headed for Moscow, following a mass strike on Kyiv

Russian authorities claimed Ukraine tried to attack Moscow with dozens of drones overnight.

With antisemitism rising as the Israel-Hamas war rages, Europe’s Jews worry

What most chills many Jews interviewed is what they see as the lack of empathy for the Israelis killed during the early morning massacre and for the relatives of the hostages.

Ukrainian teens held captive by Russia could testify against Putin

Accounts from teenagers contradict the Russian narrative that Ukrainian children are finding safety and happiness in Russia. They also pose an immense legal and political threat to Putin, Lvova-Belova and other Russian officials.

US official to visit Turkey to discuss Russia sanctions, Hamas

A top U.S. Treasury official is set to visit Turkey next week for talks on American sanctions against Russian entities and the illicit activities of Palestinian militant group Hamas, according to people familiar with the discussions.

Irish prime minister says Dublin rioters bring ‘shame on Ireland’

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said rioters who burned cars and looted shops in central Dublin in response to a knife attack outside a school had “brought shame on Ireland.”

Defeated rival offers hesitant embrace of Wilders, would-be Dutch prime minister

Geert Wilders edged a step closer to securing the majority he needs to form a working government after a center-right rival said it is prepared to lend him its parliamentary support.

Music composed by Auschwitz prisoners to debut next week after near-decade of restoration

Music composed by Auschwitz prisoners during the Holocaust will finally see the light of day. “Orchestras of Auschwitz” will feature four of the more than 200 pieces discovered in 2015 by conductor-composer Leo Geyer when he visited the death camp in formerly Nazi Germany-occupied Poland.

Ukraine says Poland doing nothing as trucks pile up at border

A senior Ukrainian official accused Polish authorities of inaction as blockades staged by protesting truckers at the border cause traffic chaos in which two drivers have died.

Ukraine’s military says Russia has launched its largest drone attack since the start of the invasion

Russia on Saturday morning launched its most intense drone attack on Ukraine since the beginning of its full-scale invasion in 2022, targeting the Ukrainian capital, military officials said.

Germany’s chancellor seeks to calm fears over fallout from budget ruling

In a video statement published Friday in Berlin, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz promised that financial aid to ease the burden from high energy prices was not under threat and said a court judgment left the door open for such emergency assistance to continue.

NATO member N Macedonia to briefly lift flight ban in case Russia’s Lavrov wants to attend meeting

NATO member North Macedonia said Friday it would briefly lift a ban on flights from Russia next week, which would enable Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to attend an international conference in the country should he accept the invitation.

Putin’s first prime minister and later his opponent has been added to Russia’s ‘foreign agent’ list

Russia’s Justice Ministry on Friday added Mikhail Kasyanov, who was President Vladimir Putin’s first prime minister but then became one of his opponents, to its register of “foreign agents.”

Binance lapses let Hamas, ISIS, al-Qaida make Bitcoin trades

Binance Holdings Ltd. had such lax controls over cryptocurrency transactions on its exchange that terrorists, hackers and sanctions violators used it for years to move billions of dollars, US prosecutors said.

Ukraine’s struggle for arms and attention gives Putin an opening

Off the battlefield, some in the U.S. and Europe are starting to ask questions about whether they can continue throwing already stretched resources at what Ukraine’s top general admits is a stalemate.

Sunak will pledge UK support for new climate damage fund at COP28

he UK plans to announce its support for a new fund that helps vulnerable countries cope with the impact of rising temperatures at global climate talks next week, according to people familiar with the matter.

OPEC+ watchers see increased chance of deeper oil supply cuts

Saudi Arabia and Russia - leaders of the OPEC+ coalition - are still largely expected to extend output curbs of just over 1 million barrels a day through the first quarter to shore up prices, according to a Bloomberg survey of traders and analysts.

Activists call on France to endorse a consent-based rape definition across the entire European Union

Activists wearing masks depicting President Emmanuel Macron urged France on Thursday to change its position and endorse a law proposed by the European Union that would define rape as sex without consent in the bloc’s 27 countries.