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Bolton faces tense talks with Russia over nuclear treaty

Oct. 21, 2018 12:11 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton faces two days of high-tension talks in Moscow beginning Monday after President Donald Trump announced his intention to withdraw from a landmark nuclear weapons treaty. Trump's announcement that the United States would leave the Intermediate-Range...

The Latest: Mixed reaction in Congress to Trump treaty move

Oct. 21, 2018 10:45 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's decision to pull the U.S. from an arms control agreement with Russia (all times local): 10:45 a.m. There doesn't seem to be a consensus in Congress about whether President Donald Trump is making the right move when he says he will withdraw the United...

Russian deputy foreign minister denounces US trolling case

Oct. 20, 2018 12:22 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A top Russian diplomat says the U.S. allegation that a Russian woman helped oversee a social media effort to influence the 2018 U.S. midterm elections is shameful. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov made the comments in a statement Saturday, a day after U.S. prosecutors filed a criminal...

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...

Putin's ex-bodyguard rejects TV debate after duel challenge

Oct. 19, 2018 5:38 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin's former bodyguard has rejected an opposition leader's invitation for a television debate after challenging him to a duel. Gen. Viktor Zolotov, chief of Russia's National Guard and Putin's long-time bodyguard, recorded a rare video address to opposition leader Alexei...

The Latest: UN expert: Government abductions are new worry

Oct. 18, 2018 9:21 PM EDT

The Latest on the disappearance of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist who went missing after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul earlier this month (all times Eastern Daylight Time): 9:15 p.m. A U.N. expert says the world is witnessing "a new and very worrisome practice" of governments...

Putin says IS seized 700 hostages in Syria, executing some

Oct. 18, 2018 7:06 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says Islamic State militants in Syria have recently seized some 700 people as hostages and are carrying out executions. At an international policy forum in Sochi on Thursday, Putin said "they have been recently expanding their area and took about 130 families...

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...

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....