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Feds seek return of 'Amorous Couple' art looted by Nazis

Mar. 21, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. government says it wants to return a painting to its true owner that was looted from a museum in Nazi-controlled Ukraine near World War II's end. Manhattan prosecutors said Thursday that "An Amorous Couple," by Pierre Louis Goudreaux, was stolen from the Bohdan and Varvara Khanenko...

Ukraine, US bicker over corruption fight ahead of election

Mar. 21, 2019 1:09 PM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine and the United States are having a diplomatic spat after Washington criticized the Ukrainian government's anti-corruption efforts ahead of the nation's March 31 presidential election. Ukraine's Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko claimed in an interview with The Hill TV aired...

Poland snubs Russia before World War II commemoration

Mar. 21, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish authorities have refused to invite a Russian delegation to a commemoration ceremony marking the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II. Krzysztof Szczerski, an aide to the Polish president, said Wednesday in comments carried by the Polish news agency PAP that Russia...

Ukraine introduces new sanctions against Russia

Mar. 20, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president has ordered new sanctions against Russian companies and individuals involved in construction and other activities in Crimea. Top Russian lawmakers are among the people potentially affected by the decree President Petro Poroshenko's signed on Wednesday. It targeted...

Putin visits Crimea to mark 5th anniversary of annexation

Mar. 18, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin led thousands to chant "Russia!" on a visit Monday to Crimea marking the fifth anniversary of the Black Sea peninsula's annexation from Ukraine, as NATO and the European Union once again strongly condemned the land grab by Russia. Speaking at an outdoor concert in...

NATO, EU condemn Russia's 2014 seizure of Crimea

Mar. 18, 2019 7:39 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO and the European Union are condemning Russia's 2014 annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula five years after Moscow declared the region Russian territory. NATO allies said in a statement Monday that "we strongly condemn this act, which we do not and will not recognize." They also...

Today in History

Mar. 18, 2019 12:03 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, March 18, the 77th day of 2019. There are 288 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 18, 1965, the first spacewalk took place as Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Leonov went outside his Voskhod 2 capsule, secured by a tether. On this date: In 1766, Britain repealed...

Today in History

Mar. 18, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, March 18, the 77th day of 2019. There are 288 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 18, 1965, the first spacewalk took place as Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Leonov went outside his Voskhod 2 capsule, secured by a tether. On this date: In 1766, Britain repealed...

10 arrested in nationalist protest against Ukraine's leader

Mar. 16, 2019 11:23 AM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Police in the Ukrainian city of Poltava have arrested 10 people as nationalist demonstrators attempted to interrupt a campaign appearance by President Petro Poroshenko. Police said the demonstrators aggressively tried to provoke a conflict with officers at the event Saturday in the...

Court filing: Ex-Trump aide Gates continues to cooperate

Mar. 15, 2019 12:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rick Gates, a former Trump campaign aide and key cooperator in the special counsel's Russia probe, is not ready to be sentenced because he continues to help with "several ongoing investigations," prosecutors said in a court filing Friday. Gates is a central figure in special counsel...