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Russia stresses right to deploy missiles after US does same

Mar. 6, 2019 1:41 PM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says his country reserves the right to deploy missiles prohibited by a nuclear arms treaty that the Trump administration withdrew from. Lavrov says if U.S. withdrawal from the treaty gives it a free hand to begin deploying such...

Prominent French jihadis killed in IS-held area in Syria

Mar. 5, 2019 1:52 PM EST

OUTSIDE BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — A prominent French militant who joined the Islamic State group, Jean-Michel Clain, was killed in a mortar strike over the weekend as he struggled with wounds suffered in an earlier airstrike that killed his jihadi brother, his wife said Tuesday after emerging from the group's...

Venezuelan vice president visits Moscow to rally support

Mar. 1, 2019 6:53 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Venezuela's vice president is visiting Russia, voicing hope for stronger ties with Moscow amid the U.S. pressure. Delcy Rodriguez said after Friday's talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov that Venezuela will rely on supplies of food and medicines from Russia as it faces a U.S.-led...

Russia: US asks for advice on North Korea talks

Feb. 25, 2019 5:12 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says the United States has asked Moscow's advice in dealing with North Korea before a summit between President Donald Trump and the North Korean leader. Trump and Kim Jong Un are expected to meet on Wednesday and Thursday in Vietnam's capital. Their...

Aid wars: US-Russia vie to ease Venezuelan crisis

Feb. 20, 2019 6:34 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Call it the aid wars. The Trump administration is accusing President Nicolas Maduro of starving Venezuelans by blocking tons of American-supplied humanitarian aid stored next door in Colombia. In Russia, the Kremlin sees the opposition's plan to ram the aid across the border as a reckless...

The Latest: Russian envoy lashes out a UK defense minister

Feb. 16, 2019 1:33 PM EST

MUNICH (AP) — The Latest on the international security conference taking place in Munich (all times local): 7 p.m. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has fired back at British Defense Minister Gavin Williamson, calling him the "minister of war." Lavrov's comments Saturday came the day after Williamson...

Trump pans Venezuelan leader's refusal of humanitarian aid

Feb. 13, 2019 4:42 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday called Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's refusal to accept humanitarian aid a "terrible mistake" and the decision an example of what can happen when the wrong government holds power. Trump seemed also to hint at future action by the U.S. and its...

NATO chief says allies keen to avoid arms race with Russia

Feb. 13, 2019 10:52 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Taking aim at Russia, NATO's civilian chief said Wednesday the alliance is studying a range of options to counter Moscow's alleged missile treaty violations, and America's top diplomat accused the Russians of having "grand designs" to dominate Europe. In remarks at the outset of a NATO...

Japan's Abe vows to resolve territorial dispute with Russia

Feb. 7, 2019 1:57 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowed Thursday to take a "step-by-step" approach in resolving a territorial dispute with Russia left over from World War II. Abe told a rally of former residents of four islands seized by Russia in the war's final days and their supporters Thursday that...

The Latest: US formally suspends INF arms treaty with Russia

Feb. 2, 2019 1:58 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the Russia-U.S. dispute over a nuclear arms treaty (all times local): 9:55 p.m. The top American diplomat says the United States has formally suspended its obligations under a Cold War-arms treaty with Russia. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the Trump administration has...