Latest Russia News

In Venezuela, Guaidó questions Maduro claims about US talks

Aug. 21, 2019 3:39 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó on Wednesday cast doubt on President Nicolás Maduro's claim that he is overseeing secret talks with the United States, saying it only reflects disarray within the Venezuelan government. Guaidó spoke a day after Maduro and...

Putin says mysterious explosion posed no radiation threat

Aug. 21, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin insisted Wednesday that a recent deadly explosion at a military testing site in northwestern Russia hasn't posed any radiation threat, but he remained coy about the circumstances of the mysterious incident. Speaking after talks in Helsinki with Finnish...

Putin says US missile test raises new threats to Russia

Aug. 21, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that the test of a new U.S. missile banned under a now-defunct arms treaty has raised new threats to Russia and will warrant a response. The U.S. tested a modified ground-launched version of a Navy Tomahawk cruise missile that accurately...

Venezuelan vice-president in Moscow to discuss stronger ties

Aug. 21, 2019 2:42 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's foreign minister has held talks with visiting Venezuelan vice president on ways to expand economic, military and other ties between the two nations. During Wednesday's meeting with Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodriguez, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Russia will back...

Putin says opposition protesters must abide by law

Aug. 21, 2019 12:59 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned opposition protesters that they must abide by the law or face the consequences. Speaking after Wednesday's talks with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto, Putin said "it's important that both protesters and law enforcement agencies observe Russian...

France's Macron seeks to be a mediator in G-7 hard times

Aug. 21, 2019 10:37 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron hosts the G-7 summit this weekend fresh off a meeting with Russia's Vladimir Putin, hoping to maintain his image as a global mediator at a time of deep political and economic insecurity in the world and despite President Donald Trump's open disdain for...

US to face Latvia in Fed Cup, Romania to play Russia

Aug. 21, 2019 9:40 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The United States will face Latvia for a place in next year's Fed Cup finals, the first time the "World Cup of Tennis" tournament system will be used. The draw for February's qualifying matches pits the Americans against a Latvian team that could include former French Open champion Jelena...

Germany charges Russian for violating trade embargo

Aug. 21, 2019 8:30 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's federal prosecutor has charged a Russian citizen for crimes against the foreign trade law because he allegedly exported technology and chemicals to Russia that fall under an embargo. Prosecutors in Karlsruhe said Wednesday that Vladimir D., whose full name and age were not given,...

US says it's ready to resume nuclear talks with North Korea

Aug. 21, 2019 3:01 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The United States is ready to restart nuclear negotiations with North Korea, a senior U.S. diplomat said Wednesday, a day after U.S. and South Korean militaries ended their regular drills that North Korea calls an invasion rehearsal. During the 10-day U.S.-South Korean training,...

Today in History

Aug. 21, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Aug. 21, the 233rd day of 2019. There are 132 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 21, 2000, rescue efforts to reach the sunken Russian nuclear submarine Kursk ended with divers announcing none of the 118 sailors had survived. On this date: In 1609,...