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Putin: Russia has enough missiles without violating treaty

Dec. 18, 2018 10:33 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday rejected the U.S. claim that Russia developed a new cruise missile in violation of a key nuclear treaty, arguing that Russia has no need for such a land-based weapon because it already has similar missiles on its ships and aircraft. Washington warned this...

Kremlin denies roiling US politics through social media

Dec. 18, 2018 4:45 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin has rejected as baseless reports about a Russian political disinformation campaign on U.S. social media. Reports released by the Senate intelligence committee Monday suggested that Moscow's efforts to help Donald Trump in his 2016 presidential campaign through social media were...

Kremlin hails go-ahead for oligarchs to attend Davos forum

Dec. 17, 2018 4:22 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin said Monday that three high-profile Russian tycoons who are facing U.S. sanctions have been cleared to return to the World Economic Forum in Davos, following reports that they had been disinvited. WEF organizers had reportedly shunned billionaires Oleg Deripaska and Viktor...

New Ukrainian Orthodox leader gives 1st liturgy, urges unity

Dec. 16, 2018 1:24 PM EST

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — In his first liturgy as head of the freshly christened Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Metropolitan Epiphanius called Sunday for Ukrainians to unite under the new church and pray for peace in Ukraine. Speaking the day after Ukrainian bishops approved the charter for a religious authority...

Moscow police arrest least 5 protesters near security office

Dec. 16, 2018 9:04 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A human rights activist says Moscow police have arrested at least five protesters at an unsanctioned rally outside the headquarters of the Federal Security Service (FSB), the successor agency to the KGB. Oleg Yelanchik told the Interfax news agency that five people were arrested outside the...

Putin says rap should be controlled in Russia, not banned

Dec. 15, 2018 2:31 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Alarmed by the growing popularity of rap among Russian youth, President Vladimir Putin wants cultural leaders to devise a means of controlling, rather than banning, the popular music. Putin says "if it is impossible to stop, then we must lead it and direct it." But Putin said at a St....

Ukraine Orthodox leaders approve break with Russian church

Dec. 15, 2018 2:03 PM EST

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian Orthodox leaders on Saturday approved the creation of a unified church independent of the Moscow Patriarchate and elected a leader to head that new church — a move that could exponentially raise tensions with neighboring Russia. The vote, held at a closed-door synod in...

The Latest: Ukraine Orthodox OKs break with Russian church

Dec. 15, 2018 11:29 AM EST

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The Latest on the split between Orthodox Churches in Ukraine and Russia (all times local): 6:25 p.m. Ukrainian Orthodox leaders say they have approved the creation of a unified church independent of the Moscow Patriarchate and elected a leader to head the new church. The leader of the...

Ukrainian Orthodox leaders have approved the creation of a unified Church independent of the Moscow Patriarchate

Dec. 15, 2018 11:23 AM EST
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian Orthodox leaders have approved the creation of a unified Church independent of the Moscow Patriarchate .

Russian policeman injured after discovering WWII land mine

Dec. 15, 2018 7:56 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow police say an off-duty Russian police lieutenant has been hospitalized after a World War II-era land mine exploded on the side of a highway. Police say the officer found the mine alongside the highway and sustained injuries after it exploded. A passerby on the highway saw the injured...