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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy pays his respects to victims of a deadly helicopter crash during a farewell ceremony

Ukraine's Zelenskyy honors those killed in helicopter crash

A helicopter carrying Ukraine's interior minister and other top officials slammed into a kindergarten building, killing him and about a dozen others.

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A Stryker combat tank.

Defense leaders meet amid dissent over tanks for Ukraine

Nearly 11 months into the Russian invasion, Ukraine's Zelenskyy has expressed frustration about not obtaining enough weaponry from Western allies.

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some actresses at the theatre

Ukrainian theater lives on in a bunker

The Mykolaiv Art Drama Theatre was nearly destroyed by a Russian strike. Now, audiences fill seats in the bunker below.

 | Jason Bellini

Soldiers fire the Patriot weapons system.

Ukrainian troops are getting air defense training in the US

In Fort Sill, Oklahoma, Ukrainian solders are training on an advanced air defense platform called the Patriot missile system.

 | Scripps News Staff

Demonstrators from unions hold a banner reading in French "Withdrawal of this unfair pension reform" during a demonstration.

Strikes, protests test French plan to raise retirement age

French workers would have to work longer before receiving a pension under the new rules — with the retirement age rising from 62 to 64.

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A serviceman stands by workstations inside a NATO AWACS aircraft.

NATO warns of Russia's long war in Ukraine, vows to be ready

NATO chiefs are expected to discuss how allies can expand the delivery of weapons, training and support to Ukraine in the coming months.

 | AP and Rosie Birchard

Workers pass the scene where a helicopter crashed on civil infrastructure.

Ukraine interior minister, others killed in helicopter crash

There was no immediate word on whether the morning crash was an accident or related to the war, but authorities have opened an investigation.

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Police officers carry Swedish activist Greta Thunberg away.

Greta Thunberg carried away by police at German mine protest

Thunberg was among hundreds of people protesting coal mining at multiple locations in the western German state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

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Mafia boss Matteo Messina Denaro, right, is seen in a car with Italian Carabinieri officers

Italy arrests No. 1 fugitive Mafia boss, 30 years on the run

Matteo Messina Denaro was the last of three longtime fugitive top-level Mafia bosses in Italy who had eluded capture for decades.

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A Ukrainian State Emergency Service firefighter carries a wounded woman out of the rubble

Final toll in Russian strike: 44 dead, including 5 children

The missile strike Saturday hit an apartment building in Dnipro, Ukraine.

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Smoke rises after a Russian rocket hit a multistory building leaving many people under debris in Dnipro, Ukraine.

Russian missiles hit across Ukraine; UK to supply tanks to Ukraine

Photos showed a large gap in the nine-story building. Infrastructure facilities were also hit in the western Lviv region and northeastern Kharkiv.

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Police officers patrol at the Gare du Nord train station

6 stabbed in Paris train station, attacker shot by police

The suspect attacked several people, including a police officer, with a "bladed weapon" during morning rush hour in the Gare du Nord train station.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Igor Gusev with a piece of his art

Ukraine’s art of war: 'There’s always fresh blood'

Igor Gusev, a noted Ukrainian artist from Odesa, changed course after Russia’s invasion.

 | Jason Bellini

Britain's Prince Harry

U.K. Palace Allies Push Back Against Prince Harry's Claims

Prince Harry says people who accuse him of invading his family's privacy "don't want to believe that my family have been briefing the press."

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Russian President Vladimir Putin on the phone

Putin Orders 36-Hour Weekend Cease-Fire In Ukraine

The head of the Russian Orthodox Church proposed the cease-fire to observe the Christmas holiday, which is celebrated Jan. 7.

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A student at a drone school in Ukraine

Ukraine's Drone Pilot Schools Scramble To Train Combat Flyers

Ukraine can't train drone pilots fast enough to keep up with the front-line demand for their skills.

 | Jason Bellini

European Parliament President Roberta Metsola speaks with the media.

EU Parliament Starts Process To Lift 2 Lawmakers' Immunity

Parliament is investigating a scandal allegedly involving Qatari and Moroccan officials influencing politics with gifts and money.

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A view of Kyiv, Ukraine

Moscow Says Ukrainian Rocket Strike Kills 63 Russian Troops

This is one of the deadliest attacks on the Kremlin’s forces since the war began more than 10 months ago.

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Ukrainians flee homes destroyed by Russian shelling.

Russia Presses Ukraine, Firing 40 Drones At Kyiv

Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said Monday that 40 drones "headed for Kyiv" overnight. All of them were destroyed, according to air defense forces.

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Emergency workers arrive at a residential area hit during a Russian attack in Kyiv, Ukraine.

Russian Strikes Intensify As Ukrainians Return For Holiday

Officials say at least one person has been killed and 14 others hospitalized after 20 Russia launched 20 missiles over Ukraine Saturday.

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Olena Balai holds a photo of her only son, Viktor Balai, a 28-year-old veteran of the war, in Zdvyzhivka, Ukraine

Evidence Of Russian Crimes Mounts As War In Ukraine Drags On

Evidence shows Russia has waged total war, with disregard for international laws governing the treatment of civilians and conduct on the battlefield.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping via a video confer

Putin, Xi Vow Closer Ties As Russia Bombards Ukraine Again

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese leader Xi Jinping hailed strengthening ties between Moscow and Beijing during a virtual meeting Friday.

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People sit in the subway station being used as a bomb shelter during a rocket attack in Kyiv, Ukraine.

Russia Launches Massive Missile Barrage Across Ukraine

Russia dispatched explosive drones to selected regions overnight before broadening the barrage with air- and sea-based cruise missiles.

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Nataliia Pavliuk, right, and her daughter Yustyna, third from right, st.and with children and their artwork

Ukrainian Kids Express Horrors Of War Through Art Therapy

A mother and daughter, who are art teachers from Lviv, Ukraine, opened a new exhibition called "Children of War" at a Chicago Ukrainian museum.

 | Ben Schamisso

Ukrainian soldiers watch drone feeds from an underground command center in Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine

Minister: Ukraine Aims To Develop Air-To-Air Combat Drones

The Ukrainian government minister in charge of technology says his country is developing combat drones to attack the ones Russia has used.

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Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

Vatican Says Health Of Retired Pope Benedict XVI 'Worsening'

Pope Francis has asked the faithful to pray for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI as he is "constantly monitored" by doctors.

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Kurdish activist and anti-racism group stage a protest holding Kurdistan Workers Party.

Prosecutors: Paris Shooting Suspect Wanted To Kill Migrants

The shooting in a bustling Parisian neighborhood shook and angered the Kurdish community, and stirred up concerns about hate crimes.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Putin Claims Moscow Ready For Ukraine Talks As Attacks Go On

A country-wide air raid alert was announced twice on Sunday and three missiles in the afternoon hit the city of Kramatorsk.

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A Ukrainian soldier decorates a frontline position during fights with Russian forces near Maryinka, Donetsk region.

Shells Pummel Ukraine's Kherson; 10 Dead, 55 Wounded

Shelling has been especially intense in Kherson since Russian forces withdrew and Ukraine's army reclaimed the southern city in November.

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Zelenskyy Back In Kyiv After U.S. Visit; Russia Keeps Up Attacks

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy sounded another defiant note on his return to his nation's capital following his wartime visit to the U.S.

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