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Czechs expel more Russians, escalating spat over 2014 blast

Apr. 22, 2021 09:46 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic on Thursday ordered more Russian diplomats to leave the country, further escalating a fierce tug-of-war between the two nations over the alleged involvement of Russian spies in a massive ammunition depot explosion in 2014. Foreign...

Czechs to Russia: Let our diplomats back or more of yours go

Apr. 21, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic demanded on Wednesday that Russia should allow its expelled diplomats to return to Moscow, threatening that otherwise more Russian diplomats would be asked to leave Prague. The Czech request looks set to further escalate a diplomatic...

Envoy: China not discriminating against foreign journalists

Apr. 21, 2021 03:30 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — China continued to welcome foreign journalists and discriminated against none, a Chinese envoy said on Wednesday, contradicting an Australian reporter's opinion that they were “barely tolerated.” Wang Xining, the Chinese Embassy in...

Suspected Chinese hackers spied on US, European targets

Apr. 20, 2021 18:15 PM EDT

Suspected state-backed Chinese hackers exploited widely used networking devices to spy for months on dozens of high-value government, defense industry and financial sector targets in the U.S. and Europe, according to FireEye, a prominent cybersecurity firm. FireEye said...

US ambassador in Moscow heads home for consultations

Apr. 20, 2021 16:28 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Russia said Tuesday he will head home for consultations — a move that comes after the Kremlin prodded him to take a break as Washington and Moscow traded sanctions. The Kremlin emphasized that it couldn't order Ambassador John...

Louisiana soccer team sues US after coach is denied entry

Apr. 20, 2021 14:41 PM EDT

A youth soccer club hoping to welcome its new coach from the United Kingdom to the U.S. has been caught up in a morass of bureaucracy deeper than any Louisiana bayou, according to a federal lawsuit recently filed by the team. The case involves a Louisiana soccer team, the...

Russia expels 2 Bulgarian diplomats in tit-for-tat move

Apr. 20, 2021 10:04 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Tuesday ordered two Bulgarian diplomats to leave the country within 72 hours, a move that comes a month after Bulgaria expelled two Russian diplomats over espionage accusations. Russia's Foreign Ministry summoned Bulgarian Ambassador Atanas...

Russia expels Czech diplomats, says Prague took hostile step

Apr. 18, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Sunday ordered 20 Czech diplomats to leave the country within a day in response to the Czech government's expulsion of 18 Russian diplomats it identified as spies for a military intelligence agency that Prague claims was involved in a 2014 ammunition depot explosion....

Chad army claims it has stopped rebel drive toward capital

Apr. 18, 2021 12:38 PM EDT

N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — The Chadian military said it had halted an advance by rebels coming from neighboring Libya, but the rebel group said Sunday that it was pressing ahead after the American and British embassies warned of a possible assault on the capital in the coming days. ...

US orders diplomats to leave Chad as rebels near capital

Apr. 17, 2021 18:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department on Saturday ordered non-essential diplomats at the U.S. Embassy in Chad to leave the African nation due to potential insurgent attacks on the capital. In addition to non-essential embassy staff, the department also ordered the...