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Today in History

Sep. 24, 2021 00:24 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, Sept. 24, the 267th day of 2021. There are 98 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 24, 2001, President George W. Bush ordered a freeze on the assets of 27 people and...

Erdogan says course of US-Turkey ties 'does not bode well'

Sep. 23, 2021 14:49 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — The current course of U.S.-Turkey relations “does not bode well,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said before departing the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Thursday. In a wide-ranging briefing to Turkish journalists, Erdogan...

Kremlin critics to contest online voting in Duma election

Sep. 23, 2021 12:39 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Politicians and activists who lost to Kremlin-backed candidates in Russia's parliamentary election last weekend have formed a coalition to contest the results from online voting in Moscow, which they believe was rigged and blame for their defeat. ...

Apple, Google raise new concerns by yanking Russian app

Sep. 22, 2021 13:00 PM EDT

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Big Tech companies that operate around the globe have long promised to obey local laws and to protect civil rights while doing business. But when Apple and Google capitulated to Russian demands and removed a political-opposition app from their local app stores, it...

White House blacklists Russian ransomware payment 'enabler'

Sep. 21, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration sought Tuesday to choke the finances of criminal ransomware gangs, announcing sanctions against a Russia-based virtual currency brokerage that officials say helped at least eight ransomware gangs launder virtual currency. The...

Kremlin's party gets 324 of 450 seats in Russian parliament

Sep. 21, 2021 13:31 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's ruling party will get 324 of the 450 seats in the next national parliament, election authorities announced Tuesday. The number is less than the pro-Kremlin party, United Russia, won in the previous election but still an overwhelming majority. ...

Survivors of Russian university shooting airlifted to Moscow

Sep. 21, 2021 13:19 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Seven survivors of a shooting at a university in central Russia that left six people dead and 28 more wounded are to be airlifted to Moscow for medical treatment on Tuesday, according to a top education official. Minister of Science and Higher Education...

In Russian Far East city, discontent smolders amid election

Sep. 21, 2021 11:51 AM EDT

KHABAROVSK, Russia (AP) — The handful of demonstrators gathering each evening in Khabarovsk are a shadow of the masses who took part in an unusually sustained wave of protests last year in the Russian Far Eastern city, but they are a chronic reminder of the political tensions that persist....

UK police charge 3rd Russian in 2018 poisoning of ex-spy

Sep. 21, 2021 11:35 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British police said Tuesday they are charging a third Russian suspect, a member of the country's military intelligence service, in the 2018 nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy in England. Prosecutors believe there is sufficient evidence to charge...

European court: Russia responsible for Litvinenko killing

Sep. 21, 2021 09:56 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday backed the conclusion of a British inquiry that Russia was responsible for the killing of Alexander Litvinenko, a former Russian spy who died in London in 2006 after drinking tea laced with a radioactive material. ...