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UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019

Fire kills 14 sailors aboard Russian submarine

A fire on one of the Russian navy’s deep-sea submersibles killed 14 sailors, the Russian Defense Ministry said Tuesday without giving the cause of the blaze or saying if there …


G-20 leaders clash over values, face calls to protect growth

World leaders attending a Group of 20 summit in Japan that began Friday are clashing over values that have served for decades as the foundation of their cooperation as they …


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019

Jimmy Carter claims Russia won Trump the White House

Former President Jimmy Carter said Friday he believes President Donald Trump actually lost the 2016 election and is president only because of Russian interference.


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019

Iran sees some progress on nuclear deal, but not enough

A meeting of the remaining partners in the Iranian nuclear deal produced some progress but not enough to satisfy Tehran’s demands, a senior Iranian official said Friday, offering little prospect …


Kremlin confirms Trump-Putin meeting at G-20

Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with U.S. President Donald Trump on the sidelines of an international summit in Japan, the Kremlin said Wednesday, in talks that come amid bitter …


NATO to endorse measures against Russia over missile treaty

NATO defense ministers are set to endorse a list of measures that could be used against Russia should it refuse to comply with a major Cold War-era missile treaty, the …


US issues Turkey new warning over Russian missile purchase

The U.S. envoy to NATO said Tuesday that Turkey will be axed from the high-tech F-35 fighter jet program if it goes ahead with plans to buy Russian S-400 air …


UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019

Putin open for talks with Trump, warns against force on Iran

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that he’s open for a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump but doesn’t expect quick progress on easing tensions with Washington.


Media in Russia’s south protest journalist’s arrest

Journalists in southern Russia are protesting the arrest of a newspaper editor on charges of terrorism widely seen as trumped up.


4 charged in downing of Malaysian airliner over Ukraine

International prosecutors announced murder charges Wednesday against four men – three of them Russians with military or intelligence backgrounds – in the missile attack that blew a Malaysia Airlines jet …


UPDATED: Fri., June 14, 2019

Probe shows that Russian jet had excessive landing speed

A preliminary probe into last month’s crash of a Russian passenger jet that left 41 dead has found the plane was going at an excessive speed when it made an …


UPDATED: Fri., June 14, 2019

Trump says he’d ‘of course’ tell FBI if he gets foreign dirt

President Donald Trump appears to be walking back his comments earlier this week that he might not contact law enforcement if he were to be offered


Hundreds detained in Moscow protest over journalist’s case

Hundreds of people were detained Wednesday as they marched in the Russian capital to protest what they called police fabrications in the wake of the arrest of an investigative journalist …


UPDATED: Tue., June 11, 2019

Russian journalist freed after police abruptly drop charges

In a surprising turnaround, Russia’s interior ministry dropped drug-dealing charges against a prominent investigative reporter Tuesday and promised to go after police officers who allegedly tried to frame him.


Russian newspapers show solidarity with detained journalist

In a show of rare solidarity, Russia’s three major newspapers on Monday put out nearly identical front pages to support a detained journalist.


Rights activist in Chechnya gets parole on drug sentence

A court in the Russian province of Chechnya granted parole Monday to a prominent rights activist whose conviction drew an international outcry.


Putin says US unilateralism hurts global trade, sows chaos

Russian President Vladimir Putin has criticized the United States for using pressure and sanctions to maintain its economic supremacy, saying it spawns chaos in global affairs.


Prominent investigative journalist detained in Russia

A prominent Russian investigative journalist has been charged with drug dealing after four grams of the synthetic stimulant mephedrone were found in his backpack, Moscow police said Friday.


US orders end to Turkey’s involvement in F-35 program

The Pentagon has notified Turkey that it is canceling its purchase of F-35 fighter jets if the Turkish government goes ahead with the purchase of a Russian missile defense system.


US, Russia blame each other as ships nearly collide in Asia

The U.S. and Russia accused each other of unsafe actions on Friday after an American guided-missile cruiser and a Russian destroyer came within 165 feet of each other in the …


Putin says Russia didn’t meddle in US vote, despite evidence

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday reaffirmed his staunch denial that his government meddled in the 2016 U.S. presidential election despite the extensive evidence to the contrary, and insisted Moscow …


UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019

Russian, Chinese leaders hail burgeoning ties

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday hosted Chinese leader Xi Jinping for Kremlin talks that reflected increasingly close ties between the two former Cold War-era communist rivals.


UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019

US officials warn of climate risk as Trump dismisses it

Senior U.S. officials warned Congress on Wednesday about the threat to national security from melting ice in the Arctic as Russia and other adversaries take advantage of the increasing possibilities …


UPDATED: Mon., June 3, 2019

Russia demands Tinder give user data to secret services

Russia is requiring dating app Tinder to hand over data on its users – including messages – to the national intelligence agencies, part of the country’s widening crackdown on internet …


UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019

2 Russians venture into open space from Space Station

Two Russian crewmembers on the International Space Station ventured into open space Wednesday to conduct scientific research and help maintain the orbiting outpost.


UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019

Russia, Serbia blame NATO for Kosovo tensions

Russia and its traditional ally Serbia are blaming NATO and the European Union for the recent increase in tensions in Kosovo which saw local police launch a raid in the …


Former White House lawyer won’t testify after Trump direction

President Donald Trump directed his former White House Counsel Donald McGahn to defy a congressional subpoena Monday. A lawyer for McGahn said he would follow the president’s wishes and skip …


AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s miscues on trade and drug prices

A look at the veracity of claims by political figures this week.


Council of Europe to allow Russia to vote again

The Council of Europe adopted a declaration Friday that allows Russia to start voting again at the continent’s main human rights body despite its 2014 annexation of the Crimea Peninsula …


Florida lawmakers push FBI to name counties hacked by Russia

Members of Florida’s congressional delegation said Thursday it was unacceptable that the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security will not publicly identify the two counties where Russian hackers gained …