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Recent articles by John:

Lights out: Europe saves energy as Russian gas wanes

It's one small but symbolic step in a giant leap of energy saving that Europe is trying to make as it rushes to wean itself off natural gas and oil from Russia. → Read More

Cold showers, no lights: Europe saves as Russian gas wanes

Energy saving is all the rage in Europe as the continent rushes to wean itself off natural gas and oil from Russia. → Read More

Europe broils in heat wave that fuels fires in France, Spain

A heat wave broiling Europe spilled northward to Britain, where authorities warned of possible record temperatures, and fueled ferocious wildfires in France. → Read More

Europe broils in heat wave that fuels fires in France, Spain

A heat wave broiling Europe spilled northward to Britain and fueled ferocious wildfires in France → Read More

Russia fires missiles across Ukraine, cements gains in east

Russian forces are seeking to swallow up the last remaining Ukrainian stronghold in the eastern Luhansk region while pressing their momentum following the withdrawal of Ukrainian troops from the charred ruins of Sievierodonetsk → Read More

Russians try to cement gains in eastern Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces are trying to cut off the strategic city of Lysychansk in eastern Ukraine, the Luhansk regional governor said Sat → Read More

Ukrainian army leaving battered city for fortified positions

Ukrainian officials said their country's forces are withdrawing from a besieged eastern city to move to stronger positions → Read More

Ukrainians cheer nation's EU candidacy as Russia's war wages on

The European Union's decision to make Ukraine a candidate for EU membership offered war-weary Ukrainians a morale boost and hope of a more secure future Friday → Read More

Ukrainian army to leave battered city to avoid encirclement

A regional governor in eastern Ukraine says that the country's troops will retreat from a besieged city to avoid encirclement. → Read More

Russians advance on war’s front line in eastern Ukraine

Britain’s defense ministry said that Ukrainian forces had withdrawn from some areas near the city of Lysychansk, the latest major battlefield. → Read More

Russians advance on war’s front line in eastern Ukraine

Britain’s defense ministry said that Ukrainian forces had withdrawn from some areas near the city of Lysychansk, the latest major battlefield. → Read More

Russians advance on war’s front line in eastern Ukraine

Britain’s defense ministry said that Ukrainian forces had withdrawn from some areas near the city of Lysychansk, the latest major battlefield. → Read More

Russians focus firepower to seize 2 villages in east Ukraine

Ukrainian authorities say Russia's military captured two villages in eastern Ukraine and were vying for control of a key highway in a continued offensive on the frontline → Read More

Ukraine expects EU-wide support for candidacy to join bloc

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A Ukrainian deputy prime minister overseeing the country’s push to join the European Union said Wednesday that she’s “100%” certain all 27 EU nations will approve making Ukraine a candidate for membership in the bloc during a summit this week. → Read More

Ukraine expects EU-wide support for candidacy to join bloc

A Ukrainian deputy prime overseeing the country’s push to join the European Union says she’s “100%” certain all 27 EU nations will approve making Ukraine a candidate for membership in the bloc. → Read More

'Everything is on fire': Ukraine region weathers bombardment

Russian attacks are laying down a curtain of fire across areas of eastern Ukraine where pockets of resistance are denying Moscow full military control of the region → Read More

'It's just hell there': Russia still pounds eastern Ukraine

Russia’s military machine is persevering in its ferocious effort to grind down Ukraine’s defenses → Read More

‘It’s just hell there’: Russia still pounds eastern Ukraine

In Ukraine’s eastern Luhansk region, which in recent weeks has become the focal point of Moscow’s attempt to impose its will on its neighbor, battles raged for the control of multiple villages, the local governor said. → Read More

'It's just hell there': Russia ferociously pounds eastern Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia's military machine persevered in its ferocious effort to grind down Ukraine's defenses Monday, as the war's consequences for food and fuel supplies increasingly weighed on minds around the globe after warnings that the fighting could go on for years. In Ukraine's eastern Luhansk region, which in recent weeks has become the focal point of Moscow's attempt to impose its… → Read More

In Ukraine, funeral for activist killed and mourned in war

Hundreds of mourners have gathered in Ukraine's capital for a well-known Kyiv activist who took up arms against Russia's invasion and was killed → Read More