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US officials say foreign election hacking is inevitable

May. 22, 2019 9:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The hacking of U.S. election systems, including by foreign adversaries, is inevitable, and the real challenge is ensuring the country is resilient enough to withstand catastrophic problems from cyber breaches, government officials said Wednesday. The comments by representatives from the...

Poland's Kaczynski says Le Pen's party 'linked to Moscow'

May. 22, 2019 7:16 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's nationalist ruling party leader said political groupings in some European Union states, including Marine Le Pen's party in France, are "obviously linked to Moscow and receive its support." Jaroslaw Kaczynski's comment in the Gazeta Polska weekly that was published Wednesday...

About 1,000 commuters spend hours trapped in Moscow subway

May. 21, 2019 4:17 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — About 1,000 commuters have been trapped in a Moscow subway for several hours because of a power outage. Moscow's subway said in a statement that passengers of three subway trains have been safely evacuated and there have been no injuries. It said that Tuesday's glitch on the Solntsevo line...

Cohen claims Trump lawyer shaped false statement to Congress

May. 20, 2019 9:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former fixer, Michael Cohen, told Congress it was Trump's personal attorney, Jay Sekulow, who suggested he tell lawmakers that the negotiations for Trump Tower Moscow ended in January 2016, even though they continued for months after that. The House Intelligence...

UN council rejects Russian request for a meeting on Ukraine

May. 20, 2019 8:10 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council rejected a Russian request Monday to hold a meeting on a new language law in Ukraine, with opponents calling it an attempt by Moscow to interfere in the inauguration of Ukraine's new president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy. Russia needed nine "yes" votes in the...

The Latest: UN rejects Russian attempt to meet on Ukraine

May. 20, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The latest on Ukrainian politics (all times local): 12:25 a.m. The U.N. Security Council has rejected a Russian attempt to hold a meeting on a new Ukrainian language law, with opponents saying Moscow wanted to upstage the inauguration of Ukraine's new president. Russia got just five of...

NATO member Estonian reports alleged Russian air violation

May. 20, 2019 10:13 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Baltic region's main news agency says a Russian military aircraft briefly violated the airspace of NATO member Estonia, near the Baltic Sea island of Vaindloo, and Moscow's ambassador to the Baltic country has been summoned over the incident. The Baltic News Agency says the...

Report: Brakes unused on fiery Russian plane that killed 41

May. 17, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian state news agency says a report from the country's civil aviation authority indicates that the crew of an airliner that caught fire while making an emergency landing, killing 41 people, had not deployed the plane's air brakes. The report Friday indicated that human error could be an...

Bullying probe calls for sensitivity training for WADA

May. 16, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — The culture of bullying and harassment collided with the Olympic universe after two strong-voiced women in the World Anti-Doping Agency received back-to-back rejections over the span of 48 hours. Among conclusions from an investigation into one of those episodes was that WADA leaders need...

Putin calls for compromise over Orthodox cathedral standoff

May. 16, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin called for a compromise Thursday to ease tensions over a plan to build a Russian Orthodox cathedral in a popular park in the nation's fourth-largest city that has sparked protests and drawn nationwide attention. Unsanctioned protests in the Ural Mountains city...