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KYIV — Ukraine’s air force said Monday it shot down more than 60 of about 70 missiles that Russia fired on in its latest barrage against Ukraine.

LONDON — Asked to sum up 2022 in a word, the public has chosen a phrase.

LONDON — Asked to sum up 2022 in a word, the public has chosen a phrase.

KYIV — Explosions rocked two air bases in Russia on Monday, Russian media reported.

KYIV — Explosions rocked two air bases in Russia on Monday, Russian media reported.

FRANKFURT — Oil prices rose Monday as the first strong measures to limit Russia's oil profits over the war in Ukraine took effect, bringing with them uncertainty about how much crude could be lost to the global economy through the new sanctions or Russian retaliation.

FRANKFURT — Oil prices rose Monday as the first strong measures to limit Russia's oil profits over the war in Ukraine took effect, bringing with them uncertainty about how much crude could be lost to the global economy through the new sanctions or Russian retaliation.

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Report: Ukraine War Ups Arms Sales but Challenges Lie Ahead

STOCKHOLM — Global arms sales increased by nearly 2% in 2021, the seventh consecutive year of increases, an international arms sales watchdog noted Monday.

STOCKHOLM — Global arms sales increased by nearly 2% in 2021, the seventh consecutive year of increases, an international arms sales watchdog noted Monday.

India Signals it Will Continue to Buy Oil from Russia

NEW DELHI — India will prioritize its own energy needs and continue to buy oil from Russia, its foreign minister signaled Monday, as Western governments press Moscow with a price cap to squeeze its earnings from oil exports.

NEW DELHI — India will prioritize its own energy needs and continue to buy oil from Russia, its foreign minister signaled Monday, as Western governments press Moscow with a price cap to squeeze its earnings from oil exports.

Vatican Vendettas: Alleged Witness Manipulation Jolts Trial

VATICAN CITY — The text message to the Vatican monsignor offered forgiveness along with a threat: "I know everything about you … and I keep it all in my archives," it read.

VATICAN CITY — The text message to the Vatican monsignor offered forgiveness along with a threat: "I know everything about you … and I keep it all in my archives," it read.

UAE Leader Makes Surprise Visit to Qatar Following Boycott

DOHA, Qatar — The leader of the United Arab Emirates made a surprise visit on Monday to Qatar as it is hosting the World Cup — his first since leading a yearslong four-nation boycott of Doha over a political dispute that poisoned regional relations.

DOHA, Qatar — The leader of the United Arab Emirates made a surprise visit on Monday to Qatar as it is hosting the World Cup — his first since leading a yearslong four-nation boycott of Doha over a political dispute that poisoned regional relations.

Turkish Inflation Eases for 1st Time in More than a Year

ANKARA — Annual inflation in Turkey slightly eased in November for the first time in more than a year, according to official figures released on Monday, although it remains close to 24-year highs.

ANKARA — Annual inflation in Turkey slightly eased in November for the first time in more than a year, according to official figures released on Monday, although it remains close to 24-year highs.

Pageant Celebrates Transgender Life in India (Photos)

GUWAHATI, India — Anilya Boro may not have won the crown at India's Miss Trans NE pageant this year, but having her parents there in support was a validation in its own right.

GUWAHATI, India — Anilya Boro may not have won the crown at India's Miss Trans NE pageant this year, but having her parents there in support was a validation in its own right.

Indonesia’s Mt. Semeru Unleashes Lava River in New Eruption

JAKARTA — Indonesia’s highest volcano on its most densely populated island released searing gas clouds and rivers of lava Sunday in its latest eruption.

JAKARTA — Indonesia’s highest volcano on its most densely populated island released searing gas clouds and rivers of lava Sunday in its latest eruption.

Flash flood Kills 9 at Church Gathering in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG — At least nine people died and eight others were missing in South Africa after a flash flood swept away members of a church congregation along the Jukskei River in Johannesburg, rescue officials said Sunday.

JOHANNESBURG — At least nine people died and eight others were missing in South Africa after a flash flood swept away members of a church congregation along the Jukskei River in Johannesburg, rescue officials said Sunday.

State News: Iran Executed 4 People it Says Spied for Israel

CAIRO — Iranian authorities executed four people Sunday accused of working for Israel's Mossad intelligence agency, the state-run IRNA news agency said.

CAIRO — Iranian authorities executed four people Sunday accused of working for Israel's Mossad intelligence agency, the state-run IRNA news agency said.

1,700 Dead Seals Found on Russia’s Caspian Coast

MOSCOW — About 1,700 seals have been found dead on the Caspian Sea coast in southern Russia, officials said Sunday.

MOSCOW — About 1,700 seals have been found dead on the Caspian Sea coast in southern Russia, officials said Sunday.

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