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Civilians killed and wounded as Russia and Ukraine trade attacks. Russia claims gains in the east

Jul. 21, 2024 16:25 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia and Ukraine exchanged drone, missile and shelling attacks on Sunday. At least two people were killed in Ukrainian strikes on the partly Russian-occupied Donetsk region, Russian state media said, while Ukrainian officials said Russian strikes wounded at least five...

Russia says it scrambled fighter jets to intercept U.S. bomber planes over Barents Sea

Jul. 21, 2024 08:28 AM EDT

Russia said Sunday it scrambled fighter jets to intercept two U.S. military long-range bomber aircraft that approached the Russian border over the Barents Sea in the Arctic. “The crews of the Russian fighters identified the aerial target as a pair of U.S. Air Force B-52H strategic...

As Georgia presses on with 'Russia-style' laws, its citizens describe a country on the brink

Jul. 21, 2024 00:09 AM EDT

Eka Gigauri is used to harsh words from officials about the anti-corruption work she does in Georgia. But seeing her face on posters, accusing her of being an agent of foreign influence, a traitor and a spy, rattled her. Gigauri, who leads one of Georgia’s main anti-corruption...

Ukrainian former lawmaker killed in suspected assassination as civilians die in Russian airstrikes

Jul. 20, 2024 09:35 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A Ukrainian former lawmaker best known for her crusade to promote the Ukrainian language has died after being shot in the street by an unknown assailant. Iryna Farion, 60, initially survived the assault in the western city of Lviv on Friday, but later died from...

Who are some of the Americans behind bars in Russia, and what are the prospects for their release?

Jul. 20, 2024 00:04 AM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Arrests of Americans in Russia have become increasingly common with relations sinking to Cold War lows. U.S. citizens jailed on various charges in the country include a vacationing corporate security executive and a dual national visiting her family in...

How Russia’s espionage case against Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich unfolded

Jul. 19, 2024 13:00 PM EDT

Here are key developments in Russia’s case against Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich, who was convicted on Friday of espionage charges in an unusually rapid trial in the country's highly politicized legal system. He was sentenced to 16 years in a maximum-security prison. ...

Russia convicts US journalist of spying in a trial widely seen as politically motivated

Jul. 19, 2024 12:14 PM EDT

YEKATERINBURG, Russia (AP) — Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich was convicted Friday of espionage and sentenced to 16 years in a maximum-security prison on charges that his employer and the U.S. government have rejected as fabricated. The swift conclusion of the...

What to know about Evan Gershkovich's conviction for espionage in Russia

Jul. 19, 2024 11:45 AM EDT

The trial of Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich ended Friday with his conviction on espionage charges that he, his employer and the U.S. government have dismissed as fabricated. He was sentenced to 16 years in prison. Here’s what we know about the secretive process. ...

Long before his arrest, US reporter lamented that many friends in Russia were being locked up

Jul. 19, 2024 10:16 AM EDT

In early 2022, Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich wrote on social media that “reporting on Russia is now also a regular practice of watching people you know get locked away for years.” A year later, he was the one locked up — arrested in March 2023 on charges of...

Russia convicts US reporter Evan Gershkovich of espionage after a brief trial his employer and the US rejected as a sham

Jul. 19, 2024 08:14 AM EDT
YEKATERINBURG, Russia (AP) — Russia convicts US reporter Evan Gershkovich of espionage after a brief trial his employer and the US rejected as a sham.