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The next senior World Cup is in France, not Qatar

Jul. 16, 2018 10:05 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The "next" World Cup got plenty of hype in Russia. A massive cube was alight with video images of "Qatar 2022" in Gorky Park, while the ground floor of the high-end shopping mall at Red Square was devoted to displays touting the event. But apart from a social media campaign, there was little...

Sheriff's captain guilty of helping 'Codfather' smuggle cash

Jul. 16, 2018 9:48 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts sheriff's office captain has been convicted of helping a fishing magnate known as "The Codfather" smuggle profits of an illegal fishing scheme to Portugal. The U.S. attorney's office says Jamie Melo was convicted Monday of conspiracy to commit offenses against the United...

Trump embraces longtime US foe Putin, doubting own intel

Jul. 16, 2018 9:39 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — In an extraordinary embrace of a longtime U.S. enemy, President Donald Trump on Monday openly questioned his own intelligence agencies' firm finding that Russia meddled in the 2016 U.S. election to his benefit, seeming to accept Russian President Vladimir Putin's insistence that Moscow's...

The Latest: Trump dismisses idea of compromising intel

Jul. 16, 2018 9:25 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local): 4:20 a.m. President Donald Trump is dismissing suggestions that Russia has compromising intelligence about him after a news conference in which Trump declined to criticize President...

CNN's Cooper calls Trump's summit performance 'disgraceful'

Jul. 16, 2018 9:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Seconds after President Donald Trump's news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin ended Monday, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper called the American leader's performance "disgraceful." It was the most startling of several strong media reactions to the session, televised live by the...

The Latest: Former deputy AG says Trump chose 'tyrant'

Jul. 16, 2018 8:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on reaction to President Donald Trump's news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local): 7:55 p.m. Former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates says President Donald Trump "not only chose a tyrant over his own Intel community, he chose Russia's interests...

US arrests, accuses woman of acting as Russian agent

Jul. 16, 2018 7:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A 29-year-old gun-rights activist served as a covert Russian agent while living in Washington, gathering intelligence on American officials and political organizations and working to establish back-channel lines of communications for the Kremlin, federal prosecutors charged Monday. The...

Procession marks 100th anniversary of czar's execution

Jul. 16, 2018 7:28 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Thousands of pilgrims have begun a procession marking the 100th anniversary of the execution of Czar Nicholas II and his family. Russia's last czar, his wife and five children were executed by Bolshevik soldiers in Yekaterinburg 18 months after Nicholas abdicated in the February 1917...

The Latest: Putin again denies interference in US election

Jul. 16, 2018 7:11 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local): 2 a.m. Russian President Vladimir Putin says his summit with U.S. President Donald Trump is the beginning of Russia's path back from Western isolation. Putin spoke to Fox News after his...

Ex-Venezuelan energy official pleads guilty in graft case

Jul. 16, 2018 6:47 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A former official at a state-run electric company in Caracas, Venezuela, pleaded guilty Monday to money laundering conspiracy relating to an alleged multibillion-dollar graft scheme in the Venezuelan oil industry. Luis Carlos de Leon-Perez, a 42-year-old dual citizen of the United States and...