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Serbia's defense chief crows about Russian military allies

Jun. 24, 2019 11:30 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's defense minister says live-ammunition drills being held with Russian and Belarusian troops show that Serbia has allies in any future war in the Balkans. Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin says Monday the military maneuvers dubbed "Slavic Brotherhood" show that "we are no...

Russia starts army drills to respond to Central Asia threats

Jun. 24, 2019 10:56 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military launched a massive exercise Monday to simulate a response to possible security threats in Central Asia. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said the five-day drills will "check the armed forces' ability to ensure security in the Central Asian region that faces serious...

A brief look at the history of Russia-Georgia relations

Jun. 21, 2019 10:37 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Clashes between protesters and police in the capital of the ex-Soviet nation of Georgia have left more than 200 people injured, a bout of violence that was sparked by a Russian lawmaker taking the seat of Georgia's parliament speaker during an international meeting of lawmakers in Tbilisi....

4 charged in downing of Malaysian airliner over Ukraine

Jun. 19, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

NIEUWEGEIN, Netherlands (AP) — 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 out of the sky over Ukraine five years ago, killing all 298...

Officials: US to send about 1,000 more troops to Poland

Jun. 11, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is expected to announce Wednesday that it will send about 1,000 additional troops and a squadron of Reaper drones to Poland to beef up the nation's ability to defend itself amid worries about Russian military activity, U.S. officials said. The final details were still under...

Correction: Election Security-North Carolina story

Jun. 7, 2019 5:53 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — In a story published June 5 about a federal forensic analysis of electronic poll books in Durham County, North Carolina, The Associated Press reported erroneously that paper ballots were issued after poll books malfunctioned in the county on Election Day in 2016. In fact, paper ballots...

US, Russia blame each other in near-collision of warships

Jun. 7, 2019 10:47 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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 (50 meters) of each other in the East China Sea. The U.S. 7th Fleet said the Russian destroyer put the safety of the USS...

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

Jun. 6, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — 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 has no intention of interfering in any future votes, either....

Feds to test North Carolina election computers for hacking

Jun. 5, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — More than two years after North Carolina check-in software failed on Election Day, federal authorities will finally examine equipment from a company targeted by Russian military hackers to determine if intentional tampering aimed at disrupting voting occurred. The U.S. Department of...

Syrian troops take village in last rebel stronghold

Jun. 3, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian troops captured on Monday a village in the last rebel stronghold in the northwest province of Idlib, while a government airstrike killed at least three people, opposition activists and state media said. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an opposition war monitor,...