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Russian deputy foreign minister denounces US trolling case

Oct. 20, 2018 6:13 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A top Russian diplomat says that the U.S. allegation that a Russian woman helped oversee a social media effort to influence the American midterm elections is shameful. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov made the comments in a statement Saturday, a day after U.S. prosecutors filed a...

Trump's national security adviser heads to Moscow

Oct. 19, 2018 10:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's national security adviser will raise thorny subjects with his counterparts when he visits Moscow to help craft a script for another high-level meeting between Trump and Russia President Vladimir Putin. John Bolton leaves Saturday on a trip to Russia, Azerbaijan,...

Russia to build two-reactor nuclear plant in Uzbekistan

Oct. 19, 2018 7:55 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin and the president of Uzbekistan have agreed that Russia will build the ex-Soviet republic's first nuclear power plant. During Putin's visit to the Uzbek capital of Tashkent on Friday, he and President Shavkat Mirziyoyev ordered the start of preliminary work at...

Crimean city turns to mourning 20 victims of school attack

Oct. 18, 2018 5:31 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — While Crimean authorities searched for clues that might help explain why a teenager gunned down 20 people at his vocational school before killing himself, the stunned city of Kerch prepared to say farewell to the victims. Thousands of residents were expected to attend the funerals of most of...

Sevastova beats Zvonareva in 3 sets at Kremlin Cup

Oct. 18, 2018 5:26 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Anastasija Sevastova reached the Kremlin Cup semifinals by beating Russian veteran Vera Zvonareva 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 on Thursday. The Latvian player said she was lucky not to lose the match after Zvonareva — once ranked second in the world but in her first tour quarterfinal since 2012...

Putin: Russia 'ahead of competition' with latest weapons

Oct. 18, 2018 1:10 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin hailed new missiles in Russia's military arsenals but emphasized Thursday that the country would only use its nuclear weapons in response to an incoming missile attack. He voiced confidence that Russia could resist Western pressure and expressed hope that U.S....

The Latest: Putin: Iran pullout contingent on Syria security

Oct. 18, 2018 11:09 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Russia President Vladimir Putin's comments (all times local): 6:00 p.m. Russian President Vladimir Putin says any talks about the withdrawal of Iranian forces from Syria would be contingent on providing security guarantees for Syria. Putin said Thursday that Russia helped...

Newly published files confirm plan to move Assange to Russia

Oct. 17, 2018 1:13 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Julian Assange: Hacker. Journalist. Diplomat? Newly released Ecuadorean government documents have laid bare an unorthodox attempt to extricate the WikiLeaks founder from his embassy hideaway in London by naming him as a political counselor to the country's embassy in Moscow. But the...

Russian and Egyptian presidents sign partnership treaty

Oct. 17, 2018 9:57 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin and Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi signed a strategic cooperation treaty Wednesday that is intended to bolster trade and other ties between the two nations. The treaty capped a three-day visit to Russia by the Egyptian leader. During his talks with...

Highlights of AP's interview with President Donald Trump

Oct. 17, 2018 12:55 AM EDT

Highlights of an Oval Office interview Tuesday with President Donald Trump by AP White House reporters. ___ On the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi: "Well, I think we have to find out what happened first. You know, here we go again with, you know, you're guilty until proven innocent. I don't like...