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No olives? Putin pokes fun at US seal amid arms pact dispute

Oct. 23, 2018 3:32 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin poked fun at the official seal of the United States while hosting U.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser Tuesday, saying he wondered if the American eagle had plucked all the olives from the branch in its talon. While sitting down with John...

Russia challenges US compliance with nuclear arms treaty

Oct. 8, 2018 2:18 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Monday challenged the U.S. claim that it has fulfilled its obligations under a pivotal nuclear arms deal, a new argument that could further fuel tensions between Moscow and Washington. The Russian Foreign Ministry said it "can't confirm" the latest U.S. State Department data...

Young Russians taking the lead in anti-Putin protests

Sep. 14, 2018 5:08 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — When almost all the protesters at recent anti-government rallies across Russia went home, teenagers and young adults were the only ones left on the streets. "In my circle, more and more people are getting protest-minded," said 20-year-old theater student Andrei Zabara, one of about two dozen...

Today in History

Sep. 14, 2018 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, Sept. 14, the 257th day of 2018. There are 108 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 14, 1901, President William McKinley died in Buffalo, New York, of gunshot wounds inflicted by an assassin; Vice President Theodore Roosevelt succeeded him. On this date:...

Misfire: Maria Butina's strange route from Russia to US jail

Sep. 10, 2018 6:59 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — When Maria Butina arrived in Moscow from Siberia in 2011 to launch a Russian version of the National Rifle Association, her shooting range coach said she didn't even know how to fire a weapon. She learned fast, but her far-fetched bid to liberalize gun rights in Russia flamed out. By the time...

Russian pension reform hits vulnerable age group of over-50s

Sep. 7, 2018 7:16 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — When 52-year old accountant Marina Grigoryeva was laid off this year, she figured that at least she would be eligible for a state pension in three years' time. But measures announced by President Vladimir Putin last week mean that Grigoryeva, who has been looking for a job for over six...