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In this image made from UNTV video, Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks in a pre-recorded message which was played during the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, at U.N. headquarters in New York. The U.N.'s first virtual meeting of world leaders started Tuesday with pre-recorded speeches from some of the planet's biggest powers, kept at home by the coronavirus pandemic that will likely be a dominant theme at their video gathering this year. (UNTV via AP)

Russia's Putin urges end to sanctions to boost world economy

Sep. 22, 2020 1:36 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin argued Tuesday that ending “illegitimate sanctions” against countries like his could boost the coronavirus-hit global economy and create jobs, using his annual speech at the U.N. General Assembly to stress the need for multilateral cooperation...

Kazakhstan's Alexey Lutsenko rests after winning the sixth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 191 kilometers from Le Teil to Mt. Aigoual Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. (Sebastien Nogier, Pool via AP)

Lutsenko claims 1st Tour de France victory on Stage 6

Sep. 3, 2020 12:09 PM EDT

MONT AIGOUAL, France (AP) — Kazakh rider Alexey Lutsenko earned his first stage victory in his fifth Tour de France with a solo effort up Mont Aigoual on Thursday, and Adam Yates of Britain kept the overall race lead. Yates and the Tour’s top contenders were still racing far behind the 27-year-old...

Police use truncheons on protesters during a mass protest following presidential election in Minsk, Belarus, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. Thousands of people have protested in Belarus for a second straight night after official results from weekend elections gave an overwhelming victory to authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko, extending his 26-year rule. A heavy police contingent blocked central squares and avenues, moving quickly to disperse protesters and detained dozens. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

Protester dies in clashes after disputed Belarus vote

Aug. 11, 2020 1:50 AM EDT

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — A protester died amid clashes between police and thousands of people gathered for a second straight night Monday in Belarus after official results from weekend elections — dismissed by the opposition as a sham — gave an overwhelming victory to authoritarian President...