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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.

Ukrainian soldiers inspect an abandoned Russian tank in the recently retaken area close to Izium, Ukraine on Sept. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Oleksandr Ratushniak)

Italy voters shift sharply, reward Meloni's far-right party

Riding a meteoric rise, Giorgia Meloni with her nationalist party appeared well positioned to give Italy its first far-right-led government since the Second World War, according to projections based on a partial vote count Monday from elections for Parliament.

Far-right Brothers of Italy's leader Giorgia Meloni votes at a polling station in Rome, Sept. 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

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King Charles III places the Queen's Company Camp Colour of the Grenadier Guards on the coffin at the Committal Service for Queen Elizabeth II, held at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle, Monday Sept. 19, 2022. (Jonathan Brady/Pool Photo via AP)