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The Latest: Putin: Kim conditionally ready to denuclearize

Apr. 25, 2019 12:40 PM EDT

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (AP) — The Latest on the summit between Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (all times local): 8:40 p.m. South Korea's president says he believes the Russia-North Korean summit will have a "constructive role" in efforts to achieve complete...

Trump Tower meeting emails 'really bad,' aide told Trump

Apr. 25, 2019 11:37 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The president's communications director didn't sugarcoat it: The emails, Hope Hicks told Donald Trump, were "really bad." They concerned an as-yet unpublicized meeting in Trump Tower a year earlier involving Donald Trump Jr., his brother-in-law, Jared Kushner, and former campaign chairman...

Putin: NKorea's Kim ready to denuclearize _ with conditions

Apr. 25, 2019 11:35 AM EDT

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un confirmed during their first summit Thursday that he is willing to give up his nuclear weapons — but only if he gets an ironclad security guarantee first. The Russian president stressed that Moscow and...

EU slams Russia citizenship move as new attack on Ukraine

Apr. 25, 2019 9:38 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union hit out Thursday against Russia's move to fast-track citizenship applications from people living in conflict areas in eastern Ukraine, slamming it as an attack on Ukraine's sovereignty that would undermine an already-fragile peace agreement. Russian President Vladimir...

Cyprus: New bond issues help repay Russian loan faster

Apr. 25, 2019 8:53 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus' finance minister says new bond issues will save the country money by helping to pay off the remainder of a 2.5 billion-euro ($2.8 billion) Russian loan more quickly. Harris Georgiades told state radio Thursday the combined interest rate from the five-year bond issue and...

Ukraine's parliament adopts controversial language bill

Apr. 25, 2019 8:39 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Ukrainian lawmakers have approved a language law that seeks to increase the use of Ukrainian in a country where Russian is also widely used. The Supreme Rada on Thursday voted overwhelmingly to support the bill which will force increased use of Ukrainian in the media and in public...

High-level Russian delegation in Iraq to discuss trade ties

Apr. 25, 2019 8:04 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — A high-level Russian delegation is visiting Iraq to discuss trade and economic cooperation between the two countries. The delegation, headed by Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov, met with Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohammed Alhakim on Thursday. Borisov said the two sides discussed trade in...

At Kim-Putin summit, hearty handshakes and manspreading

Apr. 25, 2019 6:04 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The ambiance was friendly. Nice, comfy seats. An exchange of polite welcomes. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un even managed to match Russian President Vladimir Putin's manspreading — the two sat with knees spread wide apart as they chatted before the start of their first summit, which...

President Vladimir Putin says Russia and US both want North Korea to abandon nuclear weapons

Apr. 25, 2019 5:55 AM EDT
VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (AP) — President Vladimir Putin says Russia and US both want North Korea to abandon nuclear weapons.

Putin says he is ready to tell Trump about his talks with Kim, says 'there are no secrets'

Apr. 25, 2019 5:54 AM EDT
VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (AP) — Putin says he is ready to tell Trump about his talks with Kim, says 'there are no secrets'