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At least 12 children injured after strong wind in Russia’s Krasnodar blew off a school's roof

May. 25, 2024 05:36 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Strong wind blew off the roof of a school in Russia’s southern Krasnodar region on Saturday morning, injuring at least 12 children, local officials said. A warning was issued across the region on Friday for hurricane-force winds, Russian state news agency Ria...

Case dismissed against Maryland couple accused of patient privacy violations to help Russia

May. 24, 2024 15:44 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A federal judge has tossed a case against a Maryland couple accused of divulging patients' medical records as part of a conspiracy to aid Russia after its invasion of Ukraine. U.S. District Court Judge Stephanie Gallagher on Wednesday said the government...

Blinken will head to eastern Europe as concerns mount about Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia

May. 24, 2024 13:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to eastern Europe next week as concerns mount about Russia’s advances in Ukraine, potential Russian interference in neighboring Moldova and pro-Moscow legislation being promoted in the former Soviet republic of Georgia, the State...

On a visit to his Belarusian ally, Putin questions Zelenskyy's legitimacy as Ukraine's leader

May. 24, 2024 12:43 PM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin visited his Belarusian counterpart and close ally for talks Friday in Minsk, after which he questioned whether Volodymyr Zelenskyy has the legitimacy to negotiate on Ukraine's behalf. Russia is willing to hold talks about...

European Union criticizes Russia for removing Estonian buoys, demand an explanation from Moscow

May. 24, 2024 10:31 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell on Friday called the removal of Estonian buoys by Russian border guards on a river separating the Baltic country from Russia “unacceptable,” and demanded an explanation from Moscow and the immediate return of the orange floats....

Russia smashes train tracks in a battered Ukrainian border region where children are being evacuated

May. 24, 2024 07:40 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A nighttime Russian attack destroyed train tracks and rolling stock in Ukraine’s northeastern Kharkiv region, officials said Friday, and authorities organized the evacuation of children from the area that is being pummeled by the Kremlin’s forces in a powerful new...

American soldier arrested in Russia over an alleged theft will remain in custody, state media report

May. 24, 2024 08:26 AM EDT

An American soldier arrested in Russia's far eastern city of Vladivostok on charges of stealing lost an appeal against his detention and will remain in custody, Russian state news agency RIA Novosti reported Friday, citing court officials. The soldier, identified by court officials...

In message to Russia, Chilean lawmakers meet in Antarctica to underline territorial claims

May. 23, 2024 19:08 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Defense officials from Chile convened a meeting at the bottom of the planet on Thursday in a bid to bolster their territorial claims in Antarctica as tensions escalate over Russia's maneuvers in the polar region. Lawmakers from Chile's parliamentary defense...

Putin arrives in neighboring Belarus for a two-day visit with a key ally

May. 23, 2024 18:43 PM EDT

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived Thursday in Belarus for a two-day visit as part of several foreign tours to kick off his fifth term in office, underscoring close ties with a neighboring ally that has been instrumental in Russia's war effort in Ukraine. Putin traveled to...

Deputy Russian military chief of staff jailed for bribery in latest arrest of high defense official

May. 23, 2024 14:29 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A deputy chief of the Russian military general staff has been arrested on charges of large-scale bribery, Russian news reports said Thursday, the latest in a series of bribery arrests of high-ranking military officials. The arrest of Lt. Gen. Vadim Shamarin followed...