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World Opinion Shifts Against Russia As Ukraine Worries Grow

NEW YORK (AP) — The tide of international opinion appears to have turned decisively against Russia, as a number of non-aligned countries joined the United States and its allies in condemning the war. of Russia in Ukraine and its threats to the principles of international rules-based order. In what many saw earlier this year as Western wishful thinking, much of the international community spoke out against the conflict in rare shows of unity at the often fractured United Nations. The coalescing condemnation grew when Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the mobilization of 300,000 more troops in Ukraine, signaling the unlikelihood of a quick end to the war and suggesting that nuclear weapons could be an option.

Russian men join exodus, fearful of being called up to fight in Ukraine

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ISTANBUL (AP) — Men of military age have joined an exodus from Russia on the second full day of a partial military mobilization. They filled planes and caused traffic jams at land borders in a desperate attempt to avoid being arrested for fighting in Ukraine. A 10-kilometre (6-mile) traffic jam has formed on a road in southern Russia leading to the land border with Georgia. This is according to Yandex Maps, a Russian online mapping service. Lines of cars at the border with Kazakhstan were so long that some people abandoned their vehicles and walked towards the border. Meanwhile, dozens of flights from Russia carried men to Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Serbia, among other destinations.

Dow plunges to 2022 low as recession fears rock global markets

Markets around the world sold off on growing signs of a weakening global economy, as central banks increased the pressure further with further interest rate hikes. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at its lowest level since 2020 on Friday. The S&P 500 fell 1.7%, close to its 2022 low. Energy prices also closed sharply lower as traders worried about a possible recession. Treasury yields, which affect rates on mortgages and other types of loans, have held at multi-year highs. Yields on UK government bonds rose after the country’s new government announced a sweeping tax cut plan.

Amended autopsy: Black man died from sedation and restraint

DENVER (AP) — A black man died after an encounter with police in a suburb of Denver in 2019 because he was injected with a powerful sedative after being forcibly restrained. According to an amended autopsy report released Friday, Elijah McClain’s death is still listed as undetermined. The 23-year-old massage therapist was put in a neck hold and injected with ketamine after being arrested in Aurora for ‘suspicion’. The case gained renewed attention after the 2020 killing of George Floyd, leading to the indictment last year of three officers and two paramedics for manslaughter and reckless homicide in McClain’s death.

Fiona is rolling over northeastern Canada as a big, powerful storm

CAGUAS, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Fiona has developed into a post-tropical cyclone, but the meteorologist warns it could still bring hurricane-force winds, heavy rains and large waves to the region of Canada Atlantic. They say it has the potential to be one of the strongest storms in Canadian history. Fiona is expected to make landfall in Nova Scotia early Saturday. The Canadian Hurricane Center has issued a hurricane watch for large stretches of coastline in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Fiona is expected to reach the region as a “large, powerful post-tropical cyclone with hurricane-force winds.” Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says it’s going to be bad.

Cards’ Pujols hits 700th career home run, 4th to reach mark

LOS ANGELES (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols hit his 700th career home run, becoming the fourth player to hit the milestone in major league history. Pujols hit his second home run of the game, a three-run drive off Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Phil Bickford in the fourth inning. The ball landed in the front rows of the left-field clubhouse, the same spot homer No. 699 – a two-run shot – landed in the third inning against southpaw Andrew Heaney. Pujols has been in all five Cardinals runs and they lead the Dodgers 5-0.

Arizona judge: State can enforce near-total abortion ban

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona judge has ruled the state can enforce a near-total ban on abortions that have been stalled for nearly 50 years. Friday’s decision by a Tucson judge came after the state’s Republican attorney general sought an order lifting an injunction issued shortly after the 1973 Roe v. Wade. Roe was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court in June. Friday’s decision means clinics in Arizona will likely stop offering abortions. The law was first enacted decades before Arizona became a state in 1912. The only exception is if the mother’s life is in danger. Another law that bans abortions after 15 weeks goes into effect on Saturday.

Pro-government rallies held in Iran amid mass protests

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian counter-protesters have rallied across the country to show support for the authorities after nearly a week of protests and anti-government unrest. Thousands of people attended a rally in Tehran, where they waved Iranian flags, and similar demonstrations took place in other cities. Authorities say the gatherings are spontaneous. State television, meanwhile, suggested late Friday that the death toll from this week’s protests and clashes with security forces, sparked by the death of a young woman in the custody of vice police, could reaching 35. It’s the worst trouble in years, and internet access has been down for days. Many demonstrators call for the fall of the Islamic Republic.

Ohio Republican remains campaigning amid service scrutiny

HOLLAND, Ohio (AP) — Republican JR Majewski insisted Friday that he would stay in the running for a competitive congressional seat in northwest Ohio after The Associated Press reported earlier this week that he misrepresented key elements of his Air Force service. “I have often flown in combat zones, particularly in Afghanistan, and I have served my country with pride,” Majewski told a press conference. The comments came amid growing fallout for Majewski, who has repeatedly said he deployed to Afghanistan after the September 11 attacks but instead served six months loading and unloading planes while that he was based in Qatar, according to records obtained by the AP via an audience. request for records.

Roger Federer retires after teaming up with Nadal in last game

LONDON (AP) — Roger Federer ended his standout professional tennis career at age 41 with a doubles loss to longtime rival Rafael Nadal at the Laver Cup. Federer and Nadal teamed up for Team Europe and were beaten by Frances Tiafoe and Jack Sock of Team World 4-6, 7-6(2), 11-9 in London on Friday night. Federer is a 20-time Grand Slam champion who announced last week that this team event founded by his management company would be his last event before retirement. Then he clarified that Friday’s doubles outing would be his last match. He hadn’t competed anywhere since a quarter-final loss at Wimbledon in July 2021. Shortly after, the Swiss star underwent third surgery on his right knee.

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