Russia halts participation in grain deal

The first UN-chartered vessel MV Brave Commander loads more than 23,000 tonnes of grain to export to Ethiopia, in Yuzhne, east of Odessa on the Black Sea coast, on Aug 14, 2022. (OLEKSANDR GIMANOV / AFP) Russia has suspended its participation in a landmark agreement that allowed grain exports from...

Defense chief: 1 million people defending Ukraine

A cleanup crew prepares to work at the site of an explosion in Kyiv, Ukraine, on April 29. (EMILIO MORENATTI / AP) KYIV - Ukraine's Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov said Friday that about 1 million people are participating in defending Ukraine, the government-run Ukrinform news agency reported. Some 700,000 soldiers...