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Putin: Russia may halt energy exports if West caps prices

Sep. 07, 2022 12:43 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday threatened to completely cut energy supplies to the West if it tries to cap prices of Russian exports. He also vowed to press on with Moscow's military action in Ukraine until it achieves its goals. Speaking at an annual...

Russia revokes media license of top independent newspaper

Sep. 05, 2022 06:46 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A court in Moscow on Monday upheld a motion from Russian authorities to revoke the license of a top independent newspaper that for years has been critical of the Kremlin, the latest move in a months-long crackdown on independent media, opposition activists and human rights groups. ...

Gorbachev's marriage, like his politics, broke the mold

Sep. 03, 2022 23:40 PM EDT

Mikhail Gorbachev was laid to rest Saturday in Moscow's Novodevichy Cemetery next to his wife, Raisa, with whom he shared the world stage in a visibly close and loving marriage that was unprecedented for a Soviet leader. “They were a true pair. She was a part of him, almost always...

Gorbachev buried in Moscow in funeral snubbed by Putin

Sep. 03, 2022 11:27 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russians who came for a last look at former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev on Saturday mourned both the man and his policies that gave them hope. President Vladimir Putin claimed to be too busy to attend. Gorbachev, who died Tuesday at age 91, launched drastic...

Kremlin offers mixed view of Gorbachev's historic role

Aug. 31, 2022 15:04 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin treaded carefully Wednesday reacting to Mikhail Gorbachev's death, praising his prominent role in reshaping 20th-century history but noting his “romantic” view of the West. The Kremlin’s ambivalence was reflected in the uncertainty about funeral...

Russian journalist detained, charged over war criticism

Aug. 10, 2022 18:47 PM EDT

Russian authorities detained a former state TV journalist who quit after staging an on-air protest against Moscow’s war in Ukraine and charged her Wednesday with spreading false information about Russia’s armed forces, according to her lawyer. Marina Ovsyannikova was charged over...

Russian lawmakers approve bill on banning foreign media

Jun. 30, 2022 07:28 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The lower house of Russia’s parliament gave final approval Thursday to a bill that would allow the banning of foreign news media in response to other countries' actions against Russian news outlets. The Kremlin-controlled State Duma approved the bill on its final,...

Duma moves forward on proposed law on banning foreign media

Jun. 29, 2022 12:07 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The lower house of Russia's parliament on Wednesday approved the critical second reading of a proposed law that would allow the banning of foreign news media in response to other countries taking actions against Russian news outlets. The proposal must still pass a...

Ressa says Philippine courts to decide Rappler closure order

Jun. 29, 2022 04:18 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Nobel Peace Prize laureate Maria Ressa said her Rappler news website was operating “business as usual” Wednesday and would let Philippine courts decide on a government order to close the outlet critical of the outgoing Duterte administration and its deadly drug...

Maria Ressa: Philippines affirms news site shutdown order

Jun. 28, 2022 23:54 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Filipino journalist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Maria Ressa announced in a speech in Hawaii Tuesday that the Philippine government is affirming a previous order to shut down Rappler, the news website she co-founded, which has gained notoriety for its reporting of President...