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Russian disinformation is about immigration. The real aim is to undercut Ukraine aid

Mar. 01, 2024 17:32 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — For Vladimir Putin, victory in Ukraine may run through Texas' Rio Grande Valley. In recent weeks, Russian state media and online accounts tied to the Kremlin have spread and amplified misleading and incendiary content about U.S. immigration and border security....

AP PHOTOS: Russians say final farewell at funeral of opposition leader Alexei Navalny

Mar. 01, 2024 17:06 PM EST

Thousands of mourners gathered in Moscow to bid farewell to Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny on Friday, two weeks after his still-unexplained death in an Arctic penal colony. Crowds faced a heavy police presence as they thronged the church where Navalny’s funeral was held,...

Putin foe Alexei Navalny is buried in Moscow as thousands attend under a heavy police presence

Mar. 01, 2024 16:44 PM EST

Under a heavy police presence, thousands of people bade farewell Friday to opposition leader Alexei Navalny at his funeral in Moscow after his still-unexplained death two weeks ago in an Arctic penal colony. The crowds who thronged to honor Navalny outside a church and cemetery in a...

Protests, poisoning and prison: The life and death of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny

Mar. 01, 2024 10:14 AM EST

Alexei Navalny, Russia's top opposition leader and President Vladimir Putin's fiercest foe, was buried Friday in a Moscow suburb in a funeral that drew thousands of mourners amid a heavy police presence. Navalny, who was serving a 19-year sentence on charges of extremism, died Feb....

Allies say Alexei Navalny, galvanizing opposition leader and Putin's fiercest foe, has been buried

Mar. 01, 2024 08:16 AM EST
MOSCOW (AP) — Allies say Alexei Navalny, galvanizing opposition leader and Putin's fiercest foe, has been buried.

French president raised the prospect of Western troops in Ukraine. What was he thinking?

Mar. 01, 2024 00:32 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron appeared isolated on the European stage this week after saying the possibility of Western troops being sent to Ukraine could not be ruled out, a comment that prompted an outcry from other leaders. French officials later sought to...

From nuclear risk to helping young families: Things to know about Putin's state-of-the-nation speech

Feb. 29, 2024 11:19 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday delivered a blunt message to the West, warning that it risks provoking a global nuclear war if it expands its involvement in the fighting in Ukraine. At the same time, Putin focused his 2-hour state-of-the-nation address...

Putin warns that sending Western troops to Ukraine risks a global nuclear war

Feb. 29, 2024 10:04 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin vowed Thursday to fulfill Moscow’s goals in Ukraine and sternly warned the West against deeper involvement in the fighting, saying that such a move is fraught with the risk of a global nuclear conflict. Putin's blunt warning came in...

US adults fracture along party lines in support for Ukraine military funding, AP-NORC poll finds

Feb. 29, 2024 08:19 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Russia makes battlefield advances and Ukrainian soldiers run short on ammunition, U.S. adults have become fractured along party lines in their support for sending military aid to Kyiv, according to a poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. ...

Everything you need to know about Russia’s 2024 presidential election

Feb. 29, 2024 05:12 AM EST

Russia’s 2024 presidential election isn't expected to bring change to the Kremlin. With most opposition figures either in jail or abroad and many independent media outlets blocked, the Kremlin maintains tight control over the country's political system. March's vote is all but...