Lawyers appeal Russian prison sentence of U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner

Brittney Griner, background centre, listens to the verdict in a courtroom in Khimki just outside Moscow, Russia, on Aug. 4, 2022. (Evgenia Novozhenina / Pool Photo via AP) Brittney Griner, background centre, listens to the verdict in a courtroom in Khimki just outside Moscow, Russia, on Aug. 4, 2022. (Evgenia Novozhenina / Pool Photo via AP)

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Russia's call-up splits EU; Ukraine says it shows weakness

Russia's rush to mobilize hundreds of thousands of recruits to staunch stinging losses in Ukraine is a tacit acknowledgement that its 'army is not able to fight,' Ukraine's president said Sunday, as splits sharpened in Europe over whether to welcome or turn away Russians fleeing the call-up.

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