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Russia's Lavrov says he will discuss US prisoner swap offer

Jul. 29, 2022 05:32 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Friday that he's open to a call with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken to discuss a possible prisoner swap involving American basketball star Brittney Griner. Blinken said Wednesday that Washington had offered Russia a...

Uzbek president backs off proposal to prevent secession vote

Jul. 03, 2022 04:28 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The president of Uzbekistan has backed off proposed constitutional changes that would have prevented the Karakalpakstan region from holding a referendum on splitting away from the country. A large protest against the proposed changes broke out Friday in the...