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US urges Russia to release political and religious prisoners

Jun. 18, 2018 4:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration urged Russia on Monday to release what it called a growing number of political and religious prisoners, warning that President Vladimir Putin's government was turning to "old Soviet practices" to deny rights to detainees. The condemnation came as President Donald...

EU extends restrictions on business in Crimean Peninsula

Jun. 18, 2018 12:23 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union said Monday it has extended restrictions on doing business with companies or officials in Ukraine's Crimea region and the city of Sevastopol for a year over Russia's annexation of the peninsula. EU headquarters said in a statement that the measures, which include bans on...

Thousands hold gay pride march in Ukrainian capital of Kiev

Jun. 17, 2018 6:40 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Several thousand gay pride supporters have held a march in Ukraine's capital that lasted about 20 minutes despite opponents' attempts to block them. About 5,000 were on hand for the march, whose size was estimated at 2,000 by Ukraine's Interior Ministry and up to 6,000 by organizers. The...

Ex-Trump campaign chairman Manafort jailed ahead of trial

Jun. 16, 2018 9:42 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Onetime Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been sent to jail after a federal judge revoked his house arrest over allegations of witness tampering in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. The order Friday by U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson adds to the...

Judge jails ex-Trump campaign chair Manafort ahead of trial

Jun. 15, 2018 7:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was jailed Friday after a federal judge revoked his house arrest over allegations of witness tampering in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. The order by U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson adds to the already intense pressure...

Trump confounds allies, facts with stance on Russia

Jun. 15, 2018 2:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is almost certainly correct that better relations between the United States and Russia would be a good thing, but his belief that Russia should be immediately reinstated into the club of the world's major industrial democracies has confounded U.S. allies. And, his...

2nd suspect charged in Ukraine journalist murder plot

Jun. 15, 2018 10:50 AM EDT

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Ukrainian authorities have charged a second suspect for allegedly organizing a murder plot against a Russian journalist whose killing was faked last month. Ukrainian police last month said journalist Arkady Babchenko, a strong critic of the Kremlin, had been shot to death in his...

UN report: Debris from missiles that hit Saudis from Iran

Jun. 15, 2018 12:31 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations has determined that debris from five ballistic missiles launched from Yemen into Saudi Arabia since July 2017 contained components manufactured in Iran and shared key design features with an Iranian missile, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a new report....

Column: Putin gets luck of the draw at World Cup opener

Jun. 14, 2018 8:02 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — When Yuri Gazinsky headed in the first goal of the 2018 World Cup, giving host Russia early joy in what developed into a 5-0 thumping of Saudi Arabia, Russian President Vladimir Putin leaned across to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman with his hand outstretched. No hard feelings, the...

Russia, Ukraine talk peace in meeting with Germany, France

Jun. 11, 2018 5:36 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The foreign ministers of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany met in Berlin on Monday for talks on bringing an end to the fighting between Ukrainian troops and Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. The focus of the meeting was implementing an unfulfilled peace accord reached in the...