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Moscow bristles at US sanctions on Russian company

Aug. 16, 2018 2:58 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has warned that the latest U.S. sanctions against a Russian company accused by Washington of breaching international restrictions on North Korea could undermine denuclearization talks with Pyongyang. The U.S. Treasury Department on Wednesday imposed sanctions on three companies from...

Russian court frees from jail 2 teenagers in extremism case

Aug. 16, 2018 2:11 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A court in the Russian capital has released two teenagers jailed on extremism charges and put them under house arrest, in a case that has sparked public outrage. Thursday's ruling by Dorogomilovsky District Court comes a day after hundreds of women carried soft toys across Moscow during an...

Spacewalkers install bird trackers, send satellites flying

Aug. 15, 2018 8:19 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking cosmonauts set up an antenna for tracking birds on Earth and sent a series of tiny satellites flying from the International Space Station on Wednesday. Russian Sergey Prokopyev used his gloved right hand to fling four research satellites into space. The first mini...

Russia to help restore UN patrols near Syria-Israel frontier

Aug. 14, 2018 3:26 PM EDT

TAL KROUM, Syria (AP) — The Russian military said Tuesday that its forces in Syria will help U.N. peacekeepers fully restore patrols along the frontier with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, reflecting Moscow's deepening role in mediating between the decades-old foes. The Russian deployment in the area...

Newest US sanctions against Russia hit an economic nerve

Aug. 13, 2018 12:08 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia typically brushes off new U.S. sanctions. Not this time. The Trump administration announcement of export restrictions in response to accusations Moscow used a nerve agent to poison a former Russian spy in Britain sent the ruble tumbling to a two-year low and drew a stern warning...

New US sanctions could pitch Russia relations to new low

Aug. 11, 2018 12:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia typically brushes off new U.S. sanctions. Not this time. The Trump administration announcement of export restrictions in response to accusations Moscow used a nerve agent to poison a former Russian spy in Britain sent the ruble tumbling to a two-year low and drew a stern warning...

Russian PM strongly warns US against ramping up sanctions

Aug. 10, 2018 12:51 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's prime minister sternly warned the United States against ramping up sanctions, saying Friday that Moscow would retaliate with economic, political and unspecified "other" means. The tough message from Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev marked what the Kremlin sees as a red line, reflecting...

Greece lashes out at Russia's expulsion of Greek diplomats

Aug. 10, 2018 7:24 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece lashed out Friday at Russia's expulsion of Greek diplomats from Moscow this week, as a spat between the two traditionally friendly countries grew more acrimonious. The foreign ministry issued a statement describing the Russian move as "arbitrary and vengeful, and not based on...

Pussy Riot says member has left Russia, despite ban

Aug. 9, 2018 12:07 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Pussy Riot punk collective says one of its members has departed for Britain, despite being banned from leaving Russia. Maria Alekhina had said she was turned back by Russian border police Wednesday when she tried to leave the country for a performance at the Edinburgh Fringe festival...

New Russia sanctions over poisoning of former spy, daughter

Aug. 9, 2018 9:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — New sanctions against Russia will be imposed later this month for illegally using a chemical weapon in an attempted assassination of a former spy and his daughter in Britain earlier this year, the United States said. The penalties come despite President Donald Trump's efforts to improve...