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Moldova's new PM vows to boost EU ties, bring justice

Jun. 15, 2019 8:44 AM EDT

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Moldova's new prime minister vowed Saturday to advance relations with the European Union and bring to justice all those responsible for abuse of power, including the most powerful oligarch in the ex-Soviet republic. Maia Sandu spoke after the first formal meeting of her coalition...

The Latest: Arab League chief tells Iranians to 'be careful'

Jun. 15, 2019 3:21 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on Mideast developments amid rising tensions in the Persian Gulf region (all times local): 11:45 p.m. The head of the Arab League is calling on the Iranians to "be careful and reverse course." Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit noted after meeting with U.N....

Dems accelerate election security push after Trump comments

Jun. 14, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alarmed by President Donald Trump's willingness to accept foreign dirt on a political opponent, House Democrats are accelerating their efforts to strengthen election security ahead of the 2020 campaign. Lawmakers had already been compiling a fresh package of bills in the aftermath of...

Trump says he'd 'of course' tell FBI if he gets foreign dirt

Jun. 14, 2019 4:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump shifted gears Friday on election interference, saying "of course" he would go to the FBI or the attorney general if a foreign power offered him dirt about an opponent. Trump's new stance was a walk back — to a degree — after he set off a Washington...

North Carolina wants to know who owns voting-machine makers

Jun. 14, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina won't clear voting-machine makers to sell their systems to county elections boards until it learns more about who owns them, the state's elections board chairman said Friday. The decision comes amid worries of foreign election interference that have grown since special...

Moldova caretaker govt to resign but demands an early vote

Jun. 14, 2019 1:23 PM EDT

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — A caretaker government in Moldova on Friday announced its resignation in order to end a power struggle that has heightened political tensions in the impoverished ex-Soviet republic. But the administration dominated by the Democratic Party, which is led by the powerful oligarch...

Russian fire teams save 300 cats from burning animal shelter

Jun. 14, 2019 12:44 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Russian emergency workers have rescued hundreds of cats and several dogs from a fire that engulfed an animal shelter. The Emergencies Ministry said its team quickly responded to Friday's fire on St. Petersburg's Vasilyevsky Island, evacuating 300 cats and seven dogs from the...

Russian track and field faces wave of disciplinary cases

Jun. 14, 2019 11:55 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's second most powerful track official stepped down Friday amid a doping case, while seven other athletes are accused of training in secret with a banned coach. The cases come as Russia tries to have its ban from international track competitions, in place since 2015, lifted in time for...

Probe shows that Russian jet had excessive landing speed

Jun. 14, 2019 11:43 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A preliminary probe into last month's crash of a Russian passenger jet that left 41 dead has found the plane was going at an excessive speed when it made an emergency landing. The report released Friday by the Moscow-based Interstate Aviation Committee that investigates crashes in Russia and...

Turkey to retaliate against any US sanctions over S-400 deal

Jun. 14, 2019 7:00 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's foreign minister says his country will retaliate against any possible U.S. sanctions over its deal with Russia for the purchase of the S-400 missile defense system. Defending Ankara's purchase, Mevlut Cavusoglu told state-run Anadolu Agency on Friday that Turkey can choose...