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Shooting at Russian university leaves 6 dead, 28 hurt

Sep. 20, 2021 16:03 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A student opened fire Monday at a university in Russia, leaving six people dead and 28 hurt before being shot by police and detained, officials said. Other students and staff locked themselves in rooms during the attack and video on Russian news sites showed some students...

Thousands march in Ukraine for LGBT rights, safety

Sep. 19, 2021 08:52 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Some 7,000 people gathered in Ukrainian capital on Sunday for the annual March for Equality to support the rights of the country's LGBT community. Equipped with colorful costumes and rainbow flags, the crowd marched down the central streets of...

Man imprisoned in Giuliani-related fraud case seeks release

Sep. 15, 2021 16:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Florida businessman who admitted that his fraud-busting business was a fraud is citing the coronavirus threat in prisons as he asks a judge to release him early from his one-year prison term. David Correia, 46, made the request in court papers filed...

Giuliani associate pleads guilty in campaign donation case

Sep. 10, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Florida businessman who gained notoriety for helping Rudy Giuliani seek damaging information on Joe Biden in Ukraine pleaded guilty Friday to a charge alleging he facilitated illegal foreign campaign contributions in an effort to build a marijuana business in the U.S. ...

Russia says construction of Nord Stream 2 completed

Sep. 10, 2021 04:30 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's state-controlled gas giant said Friday it has completed the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to Germany, a contentious project that Ukraine and the United States have strongly opposed. Gazprom said in a statement on the messaging...

Belarus court gives opposition activists lengthy sentences

Sep. 06, 2021 15:01 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A court in Belarus on Monday sentenced two leading opposition activists to lengthy prison terms, the latest move in the relentless crackdown that Belarusian authorities have unleashed on dissent in the wake of last year’s anti-government protests. ...

Plea and a trial loom in next month for Giuliani associates

Sep. 06, 2021 13:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The October illegal campaign contribution trial of an associate of Rudy Giuliani — and a guilty plea set to occur this week by a second associate — puts a spotlight on Giuliani as a criminal probe of the former mayor and his dealings with Ukraine move closer to a...

"A childless father": MH-17 families speak of deep trauma

Sep. 06, 2021 11:05 AM EDT

SCHIPHOL, Netherlands (AP) — Since her father and stepmother died in the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH-17, Ria van der Steen has been dealing with feelings of hate, revenge, anger and fear. She is not alone. Seven years later, Sander Essers still feels...

Ukraine says Russia has detained over 50 Crimean Tatars

Sep. 04, 2021 15:21 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — More than 50 Crimean Tatars have been detained by Russian law enforcement officers in Crimea, Ukrainian officials said Saturday. Ukraine's human rights ombudswoman Lyudmyla Denisova said Russia’s Federal Security Service, the FSB, detained five...

Polish authorities probe police role in deaths of 2 men

Sep. 02, 2021 09:26 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish authorities are investigating the recent deaths of two men after alleged mistreatment by police in two separate cases in southwestern Poland. Four officers have been suspended after a 25-year-old Ukrainian man died in July at a center that...