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Media in Russia's south protest journalist's arrest

Jun. 19, 2019 12:58 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Journalists in southern Russia are protesting the arrest of a newspaper editor on charges of terrorism widely seen as trumped up. Abdulmumin Gadzhiev, the religious affairs editor of the independent weekly Chernovik, was arrested Friday in the Caspian Sea province of Dagestan. He was accused...

4 charged in downing of Malaysian airliner over Ukraine

Jun. 19, 2019 12:06 PM EDT

NIEUWEGEIN, Netherlands (AP) — International prosecutors announced murder charges Wednesday against four men — three of them Russians with military or intelligence backgrounds — in the missile attack that blew a Malaysia Airlines jet out of the sky over Ukraine five years ago, killing all 298...

Moscow's Pushkin Museum presents Modernist art treasures

Jun. 19, 2019 10:32 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Iconic art works by Claude Monet, Paul Cézanne, Paul Gaugin, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso went on show Wednesday in a major exhibition at Moscow's Pushkin Museum. The treasures hail from the early 20th century collection of Russian businessman Sergei Shchukin, whose collection was...

Russia moves closer to pulling out of arms treaty with US

Jun. 18, 2019 6:04 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has moved closer to suspending its participation in a key nuclear arms treaty. The State Duma on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly to support President Vladimir Putin's decree to suspend Russia's obligations under the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty with the United States. The...

Roma leave 2 Russian villages after fatal brawl

Jun. 17, 2019 4:35 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian officials say all the Roma families in two villages have left after a large brawl that left one person dead. Police said 28 people were detained in connection with the fight in the village of Chemodanovka, which is about 550 kilometers (330 miles) southeast of Moscow. The cause of the...

Russians keep heat on police after reporter's case closed

Jun. 16, 2019 11:47 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — About 1,500 people in Moscow have demonstrated against police abuse of power in the wake of a prominent Russian journalist's arrest on drug-dealing charges that the government admitted days later had no basis. Organizers had official permission for Sunday's protest rally, unlike one...

The Latest: Arab League chief tells Iranians to 'be careful'

Jun. 15, 2019 3:21 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on Mideast developments amid rising tensions in the Persian Gulf region (all times local): 11:45 p.m. The head of the Arab League is calling on the Iranians to "be careful and reverse course." Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit noted after meeting with U.N....

Probe shows that Russian jet had excessive landing speed

Jun. 14, 2019 11:43 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A preliminary probe into last month's crash of a Russian passenger jet that left 41 dead has found the plane was going at an excessive speed when it made an emergency landing. The report released Friday by the Moscow-based Interstate Aviation Committee that investigates crashes in Russia and...

A year after World Cup, Russia toasts big soccer crowds

Jun. 14, 2019 2:27 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A year after hosting the World Cup, Russia is boasting the biggest club soccer crowds since Soviet days and participation at the amateur level is on the rise. Still, there are signs of trouble for the sport. Fans are concerned about efforts to bring tight World Cup security measures to...

Putin fires police officers involved in journalist's case

Jun. 13, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday dismissed two senior police officers involved in the arrest of an investigative journalist on drug charges that were later dropped for lack of evidence, in a case that provoked national outrage. The firings, which came a day after massive arrests...