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Russia says it pushed US destroyer from area near its waters

Oct. 15, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s Defense Ministry said a Russian warship on Friday prevented a U.S. Navy destroyer from what it described as an attempt to intrude into Russia’s territorial waters in the Sea of Japan. Hours later, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command called the Russian...

Russia struggles to meet global orders for Sputnik V vaccine

Oct. 15, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Esperita García de Perez got her first vaccination against COVID-19 in May. That, along with her Catholic faith, made her feel better protected against the virus, and she had hoped to get her second shot of the Russian-developed Sputnik V vaccine a few weeks...

Russian Defense Ministry: Russian warship pushed U.S. destroyer from an area near Russia's waters in the Sea of Japan

Oct. 15, 2021 10:12 AM EDT
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian Defense Ministry: Russian warship pushed U.S. destroyer from an area near Russia's waters in the Sea of Japan.

Putin: No rush in officially recognizing Taliban's rule

Oct. 15, 2021 08:53 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday there must be no rush in officially recognizing the Taliban as the new rulers of Afghanistan, but emphasized the need to engage in talks with them. Speaking during a video call with leaders of other ex-Soviet...

Russian minister visits Belarus, discusses media conditions

Oct. 14, 2021 11:03 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia's foreign minister said he discussed the Russian media situation in Belarus during a visit to the country on Thursday following the arrest of a journalist who worked for a top Russian newspaper. Hienadz Mazheyka, a Belarusian reporter for...

Russia marks pandemic high of infections, deaths

Oct. 14, 2021 08:56 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Thursday recorded the highest daily numbers of coronavirus infections and deaths since the start of the pandemic, a rapidly surging toll that has severely strained the nation's health care system. The government's coronavirus task force reported...

Russia, WHO differ on when approval will come for Sputnik V

Oct. 13, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia is ready to provide up to 300 million doses of its Sputnik V vaccine to the U.N.-backed COVAX initiative, a top Russian official promoting the shot says, even though the World Health Organization hasn’t yet signed off on it and production issues have fanned customers'...

Putin says relations with Biden "working and stable"

Oct. 13, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that the Kremlin has “constructive” relations with Washington and voiced hope that mutual interests would eventually help normalize U.S.-Russia ties. Putin, speaking during a panel discussion at an...

Turkey: Russia, US failed to restrain Syrian Kurdish militia

Oct. 13, 2021 08:21 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's foreign minister Wednesday accused Russia and the United States of failing to keep to their promise to restrain Syrian Kurdish militia from attacking Turkey. He said Ankara is forced to act to eliminate the threat as a result. Mevlut...

Israel's new PM to meet with Putin in Sochi, Russia

Oct. 12, 2021 09:23 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett will for the first time as premier meet Russian President Vladimir Putin later this month, with Iran at the top of the agenda. Bennett will travel Oct. 22 to meet Putin in the seaside resort city of Sochi,...