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A month after Prigozhin’s suspicious death, the Kremlin is silent on his plane crash and legacy

Sep. 23, 2023 00:06 AM EDT

Why Yevgeny Prigozhin's private jet plummeted into a field northwest of Moscow is still a mystery. The Russian military leaders he tried to oust with his armed rebellion remain in power. His mercenary army is under new management. And President Vladimir Putin, whose authority was...

Jailhouse letter adds wrinkle in case of mom accused of killing husband, then writing kids' book

Sep. 22, 2023 18:15 PM EDT

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Jailhouse writings by a Utah mother accused of killing her husband, then writing a children’s book about death, have led prosecutors to accuse her of trying to tamper with witnesses, an allegation that her attorneys say is baseless. A relative of Kouri...

Ex-FBI agent pleads guilty to concealing $225K loan from former Albanian official

Sep. 22, 2023 18:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former high-ranking FBI counterintelligence official pleaded guilty on Friday to concealing at least $225,000 in cash that he allegedly received from a former Albanian intelligence official while working for the agency. Charles McGonigal, 55, was the special...

North Korea's Kim sets forth steps to boost Russia ties as US and Seoul warn about weapons deals

Sep. 21, 2023 21:43 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered unspecified steps to further develop relations with Russia after his recent visit to the country as his foreign rivals warn that any cooperation on military weapons would be dangerous and bring consequences. Experts...

Zelenskyy to address Canadian Parliament on Friday as he seeks to shore up Western support for Ukraine's war with Russia

Sep. 21, 2023 20:38 PM EDT
TORONTO (AP) — Zelenskyy to address Canadian Parliament on Friday as he seeks to shore up Western support for Ukraine's war with Russia.

Russia calls temporary halt to gasoline, diesel fuel exports

Sep. 21, 2023 16:28 PM EDT

Russia on Thursday announced a ban on exports of gasoline and diesel fuel, aiming to stabilize rising domestic prices and improve the country’s fuel supply. The government decree said the restrictions would be temporary but did not give a date for them ending. The...

Russia strikes cities from east to west in Ukraine ahead of key Zelenskyy meetings in US

Sep. 21, 2023 11:56 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian missiles and artillery pounded cities across Ukraine early Thursday, sparking fires, killing at least five people and trapping others under the rubble of destroyed buildings, authorities said, shortly after President Volodymyr Zelenskyy denounced Russia as a...

Bulgaria expels a Russian and 2 Belarusian clerics accused of spying for Moscow

Sep. 21, 2023 11:23 AM EDT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria is expelling one Russian and two Belarusian nationals for carrying out activities against Bulgaria’s national security and interests, authorities said on Thursday. The country’s agency for national security said in a press release that the three...

Bank of England joins US Fed in keeping interest rates unchanged after inflation declines

Sep. 21, 2023 09:50 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England on Thursday joined the U.S. Federal Reserve in pausing interest rate increases after a surprising fall in U.K. inflation eased concerns about the pace of price rises. In a development that few predicted just two days ago, the central bank kept its...

UK prosecutors have charged 5 Bulgarians with spying for Russia. They are due in court next week

Sep. 21, 2023 09:41 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British authorities on Thursday charged five Bulgarians living in the U.K. with spying for Russia. The Crown Prosecution Service said it had authorized charges of conspiracy to conduct espionage against three men and two women. The five — Orlin...