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EU extends sanctions linked to interference in Ukraine

Sep. 12, 2019 8:44 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is prolonging sanctions against scores of Russian and Crimean officials as well as companies and groups accused of undermining Ukraine's sovereignty and independence. EU headquarters said in a statement Wednesday that asset freezes and travel bans against 170 people and...

Audit: Federal utility execs overspent on travel expenses

Sep. 11, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An audit has found instances in which executives for the nation's largest public utility overspent on travel. The inspector general's report Wednesday audited about $1.8 million worth of Tennessee Valley Authority executive travel expenses from October 2016 through July 2018. The...

Vermont reminds hunters of deer carcass import restrictions

Sep. 3, 2019 12:31 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife is reminding hunters who travel outside the state about restrictions on the importation of deer and elk carcasses. The restrictions are designed to stop the spread of chronic wasting disease. They are of particular importance for hunters...

Russia: US senators claiming visa ban are on blacklist

Aug. 28, 2019 12:03 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's foreign ministry says the two U.S. senators who claim that their visas applications were denied knew that they were on a list of officials barred from Russia. Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told journalists Wednesday that Sens. Ron Johnson and Chris Murphy "knew well that they are...

Sen. Chris Murphy says Russia has denied him a visa

Aug. 27, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut says the Russian government has denied him a visa to enter the country. The Democratic member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said Tuesday he had planned to be part of an upcoming bipartisan congressional delegation. Murphy has...

Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson says Russia denied him a visa

Aug. 26, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A U.S. senator from Wisconsin who has publicly criticized Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday that Russia has denied him a visa to visit as part of a congressional delegation. Ron Johnson said he had planned to speak with government officials, American businesses and others...

Hong Kong protesters form human chains to call for democracy

Aug. 23, 2019 8:35 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Supporters of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement lined the streets and part of the city's harbor front Friday, inspired by a human chain in a historic Baltic states protest against Soviet control 30 years ago. Some raised linked hands while others switched on their smartphone lights and...

Omar: Go to Israel, see 'cruel reality of the occupation'

Aug. 20, 2019 12:48 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib sharply criticized Israel on Monday for denying them entry to the country and called on fellow members of Congress to visit while they cannot. Omar, of Minnesota, suggested President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were...

The Latest: Omar calls on colleagues to visit Israel

Aug. 19, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Latest on Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib being blocked from visiting Israel (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota is calling on other members of Congress to visit Israel while she and Rep. Rashida Tlaib cannot. Israel last week blocked the two Democratic...

US extends ban on passports for North Korea travel

Aug. 19, 2019 11:39 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is extending a ban on the use of U.S. passports for travel to North Korea for another year. A State Department notice released Monday says the ban will remain in place until Aug. 31, 2020, unless revoked by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (pahm-PAY'-oh). The ban...