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Putin signs decree allowing seizure of Americans' assets if US confiscates Russian holdings

May. 23, 2024 10:23 AM EDT

President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree allowing Russia to confiscate assets of U.S. companies and individuals to compensate for any Russian assets confiscated in the United States. The decree was published on the Russian government's legal portal on Thursday as top finance...

Deputy Russian military chief of staff jailed for bribery in latest arrest of high defense official

May. 23, 2024 08:12 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A deputy chief of the Russian military general staff has been arrested on charges of large-scale bribery, Russian news reports said Thursday, the latest in a series of bribery arrests of high-ranking military officials. The arrest of Lt. Gen. Vadim Shamarin followed...

Russia is waging a shadow war on the West that needs a collective response, Estonian leader says

May. 22, 2024 08:15 AM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Perched on the open ramp at the rear of a British Chinook helicopter, Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas flew home from the annual Spring Storm military exercises, pleased to see NATO allies cooperating. But she later said that other types of warfare were on her mind. ...

Russian general who criticized equipment shortages in Ukraine is arrested on bribery charges

May. 21, 2024 11:03 AM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — A Russian general who was relieved of duty last year after complaining about problems faced by his troops in Ukraine has been arrested on charges of widescale bribery, Russian news reports said Tuesday. The arrest of Maj. Gen. Ivan Popov, who had commanded...

Israeli and Hamas leaders join list of people accused by leading war crimes court

May. 20, 2024 20:17 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — By accusing the heads of Israel and Hamas of war crimes, the International Criminal Court’s top prosecutor placed them among world leaders infamous for heinous acts against humanity. The chief prosecutor, Karim Khan, announced arrest warrants Monday against two...

Putin says Russia wants a buffer zone in Ukraine's Kharkiv but has no plans to capture the city

May. 17, 2024 17:54 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday during a visit to China that Moscow’s offensive in Ukraine’s northeastern Kharkiv region aims to create a buffer zone but that there are no plans to capture the city. The remarks were Putin’s first on the...

Putin concludes a trip to China by emphasizing its strategic and personal ties to Russia

May. 17, 2024 17:04 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin concluded a two-day visit to China on Friday, emphasizing the countries’ burgeoning strategic ties as well as his own personal relationship with Chinese leader Xi Jinping as they sought to present an alternative to U.S. global influence. ...

Taiwan’s foreign minister says China and Russia are supporting each other's ‘expansionism’

May. 17, 2024 07:57 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Russia and China are helping each other expand their territorial reach, and democracies must push back against authoritarian states that threaten their rights and sovereignty, Taiwan’s outgoing foreign minister, Joseph Wu, said in an interview with The Associated Press. ...

Putin says Russian offensive in Ukraine's Kharkiv region aims to create buffer zone but no plans to capture city

May. 17, 2024 06:39 AM EDT
MOSCOW (AP) — Putin says Russian offensive in Ukraine's Kharkiv region aims to create buffer zone but no plans to capture city.

AP Week in Pictures: Asia

May. 16, 2024 22:53 PM EDT

May 10-16, 2024 Russian President Vladimir Putin met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing during his two-day state visit to one of his strongest allies and trading partners. Flash flooding and torrents of cold lava and mud flowing down a volcano’s slopes on Indonesia’s...