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Jury in Manafort fraud trial sends note to judge

Aug. 21, 2018 11:19 AM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The jury in the financial fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has sent a note to the judge on the fourth day of deliberations. Jurors resumed deliberating Tuesday morning and sent a note to the judge about 90 minutes later. The content of the message wasn't...

The Latest: US sanctions more Russians

Aug. 21, 2018 11:17 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Russia sanctions (all times local): 10:30 a.m. The Treasury Department is going after two companies and two Russians suspected of trying to circumvent U.S. sanctions imposed in June in response to cyberattacks and other malicious activities run by Moscow's military and spy...

Microsoft uncovers more Russian hacking ahead of midterms

Aug. 21, 2018 11:10 AM EDT

Microsoft has uncovered new Russian hacking efforts targeting U.S. political groups ahead of the midterm elections. The company said Tuesday that a group tied to the Russian government created fake websites that appeared to spoof two American conservative organizations: the Hudson Institute and the International...

Russia displays its latest weapons at military show

Aug. 21, 2018 10:55 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has displayed its latest weapons at a military show aimed at attracting more foreign customers. President Vladimir Putin said in an address to the Army 2018 show that opened Tuesday that it reflects the "huge potential" of Russian military industries and will serve as a platform for...

Russia says Taliban have accepted invitation to talks

Aug. 21, 2018 10:28 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's foreign minister says the Taliban have accepted an invitation to attend talks on Afghanistan in Moscow. Sergey Lavrov said Tuesday that Russia has invited the Taliban to the Sept. 4 talks and received a positive response, voicing hope for "productive" negotiations. Lavrov reaffirmed...

Russia denies hunger-striking Ukrainian critically ill

Aug. 21, 2018 9:43 AM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The family of an imprisoned Ukrainian filmmaker who has been on a hunger strike for 100 days said on Tuesday he is in critical condition, a claim that a Russian official quickly denied. Oleg Sentsov, a native of the Russia-annexed Crimea Peninsula, was sentenced to 20 years in prison...

Correction: Russia Sanctions story

Aug. 21, 2018 9:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Aug. 20 about a speech by British foreign secretary, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Britain was asking the United States to impose further sanctions on Russia. According to excerpts of a prepared speech in Washington, Jeremy Hunt said the European Union should...

States move quickly to tap into money for election security

Aug. 21, 2018 9:25 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Racing to shore up their election systems before November, states are using millions of dollars from the federal government to tighten cybersecurity, safeguard their voter registration rolls and improve communication between county and state election officers. The U.S. Election Assistance...

Serbia takes delivery of 2 Russian fighter jets

Aug. 21, 2018 8:45 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's air force on Tuesday took the delivery of two Russian MiG-29 fighter jets, part of an arms purchase that could heighten tensions in the Balkans and increase Moscow's influence in the region. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic attended the ceremony at a military airport...

IS claims responsibility for deadly attack in Chechnya

Aug. 21, 2018 8:43 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a series of attacks on Chechen police in Russia's Northern Caucasus. The attacks Monday in three locations in Russia's predominantly Muslim Chechnya left several policemen injured. Five militants, aged between 11 and 16, were killed. IS...