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FILE - In this Friday, May 10, 2019 file photo, Chechnya's regional leader Ramzan Kadyrov speaks during a meeting in Grozny, Russia. Ramzan Kadyrov claimed on his blog Thursday, July 9, 2020 that the ethnic Chechen who was shot dead in a Vienna suburb over the weekend fell victim to “special services working against Russia and myself.” He rejected the allegations of his involvement in the killing, saying that the killing in Vienna and earlier slayings of ethnic Chechens in Europe were performed by foreign secret agents to compromise him and tarnish Russia’s image. (AP Photo/Musa Sadulayev, file)

Chechen leader blames foreign spies for slaying his critics

Jul. 9, 2020 10:21 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The regional strongman leader of Russia's province of Chechnya on Thursday blamed unidentified foreign spy agencies for the recent killing in Austria of a Chechen man who criticized him. Ramzan Kadyrov claimed on his blog that the ethnic Chechen who was shot dead in a Vienna suburb over the...

FILE - San Francisco Police Auxiliary Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT) volunteer David Flynn offers face masks to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus at Dolores Park in San Francisco, Sunday, May 24, 2020. California is creating roving

The Latest: New Zealand to charge patient who went shopping

Jul. 7, 2020 10:21 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand authorities say they will press charges against a coronavirus patient who escaped quarantine in Auckland and went shopping at a supermarket. Air Commodore Darryn Webb, the head of managed isolation and quarantine, said the 32-year-old man escaped through a fence at...

A general view of the scene where a man was shot dead on Saturday, in Gerasdorf, Austria, Sunday, July 5, 2020. Police in Austria say they have detained a 47-year-old Russian man after a 43-year-old compatriot was shot dead near Vienna late Saturday. Austrian media report the killing is being investigated as a possible political assassination. Austrian news agency APA reported the victim was an ethnic Chechen who had lived in Austria for more than a decade. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

Russian man killed in Austria had declined police protection

Jul. 6, 2020 6:05 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A Russian man shot dead near Vienna over the weekend had declined police protection before the killing, Austrian police said Monday. Austrian media have reported that the killing of the 43-year-old, an ethnic Chechen who had lived in Austria for more than a decade, is being considered as a...

A general view of the scene where a man was shot dead on Saturday, in Gerasdorf, Austria, Sunday, July 5, 2020. Police in Austria say they have detained a 47-year-old Russian man after a 43-year-old compatriot was shot dead near Vienna late Saturday. Austrian media report the killing is being investigated as a possible political assassination. Austrian news agency APA reported the victim was an ethnic Chechen who had lived in Austria for more than a decade. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

Russian shot dead in Austria, police probe political motive

Jul. 5, 2020 1:52 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Police in Austria say they have detained a Russian man after one of his compatriots was shot dead near Vienna late Saturday in what Austrian media report is being considered a possible political assassination. Austrian news agency APA reported that the 43-year-old victim was an ethnic Chechen...

Vienna police brace for violence after Kurdish demo attacked

Jun. 26, 2020 9:05 AM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Police in Vienna are bracing for possible violence at a protest by Kurdish groups Friday after Turkish nationalists attacked two previous rallies in the Austrian capital this week. Vienna police said stones, bottles and fireworks were thrown during confrontations between the two groups...

Marshal Billingslea, U.S. President Donald Trump's special envoy for arms control on talks with Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov on nuclear arms control, informs the press in Vienna, Austria, Tuesday, June 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

US, Russia hold new nuclear arms talks, but without China

Jun. 23, 2020 9:20 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — American and Russian negotiators have concluded a round of nuclear arms control talks in Vienna, aimed at producing a new agreement to replace the New START treaty that expires in February — the last remaining pact constraining the arsenals of the world's two major nuclear powers. U.S....

Austria breaks ground on Holocaust memorial in Vienna

Jun. 22, 2020 10:36 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Austria broke ground Monday on a new memorial to the country's 65,000 Jews killed during the Nazi era. “The Memorial to the Jewish Children, Women and Men of Austria who were Murdered in the Shoah” being erected in Vienna's central Ostarrichi Park will consist of large slabs set...

Austria: man fined for farting 'with full intent' at police

Jun. 16, 2020 10:53 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A man in Vienna has been fined 500 euros ($565) for breaking wind loudly in front of police — a move that the Austrian capital's police force was at pains to defend on Tuesday. The Oesterreich newspaper reported that the fine stemmed from an incident on June 5 and that the offender was...

FILE - In this April 3, 2019, file photo, Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa arrives at the Court of Tax Appeals in metropolitan Manila, Philippines. Ressa, who has aggressively covered Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration, is bracing for a verdict in a libel case and says she sees the upcoming decision as “an existential moment” for democracy in the Philippines. A Manila court is expected to rule in the case Monday, June 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)

Filipina journalist braces for verdict in 'cyber libel' case

Jun. 10, 2020 5:16 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — An award-winning journalist who has aggressively covered Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration is bracing for a verdict in a libel case and says she sees the upcoming decision as “an existential moment" for democracy in the Philippines. Maria Ressa, the head of...

FILE - This May 12, 2020 file photo shows David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center, closed during COVID-19 lockdown, in New York. The New York Philharmonic canceled its fall season because of the coronavirus pandemic and has moved up the start of Geffen Hall’s reconstruction to take advantage of the orchestra’s absence. Philharmonic President Deborah Borda said Wednesday she hopes to resume performances on Jan. 6. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

NY Philharmonic cancels fall season, moves up Geffen rebuild

Jun. 10, 2020 1:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Philharmonic canceled its fall season because of the coronavirus pandemic and has moved up the start of Geffen Hall’s reconstruction to take advantage of the orchestra’s absence. Philharmonic President Deborah Borda said Wednesday that she hopes to resume...