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Russian woman charged in first 2018 election meddling case

Oct. 20, 2018 1:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. accused a Russian woman on Friday of helping oversee the finances of a sweeping, secretive effort to sway American public opinion through social media in the first federal case alleging foreign interference in the 2018 midterm elections. The criminal complaint against Elena...

Russian woman charged in first 2018 election meddling case

Oct. 19, 2018 11:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. accused a Russian woman on Friday of helping oversee the finances of a sweeping, secretive effort to sway American public opinion through social media in the first federal case alleging foreign interference in the 2018 midterm elections. The criminal complaint against Elena...

The Latest: Russian woman charged with US election-meddling

Oct. 19, 2018 9:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S. election security (all times local): 2:30 p.m. A Russian woman has been charged with interfering in American elections, including next month's midterms, through a vast social media effort aimed at trying to sway American public opinion. It's believed to be the first...

European, Asian leaders want free trade, push back at Trump

Oct. 19, 2018 2:22 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Europe and Asia presented a united front Friday in support of free trade based on international rules and cooperation, starkly underscoring their differences with U.S. President Donald Trump's "America First" policy. That support for free trade "is the most important signal from this...

US intelligence officials express concern about efforts by Russia, China, Iran to influence American voters, policy

Oct. 19, 2018 1:56 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — US intelligence officials express concern about efforts by Russia, China, Iran to influence American voters, policy.

Report: Crew of Iranian cargo ship poisoned, 3 seamen die

Oct. 19, 2018 9:52 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's official IRNA news agency says three seamen have died from an unspecified toxic substance that poisoned all 11 crew members of an Iranian cargo ship on the Caspian Sea. Friday's report says the crew of the vessel, Nazmehr, was transferred to a hospital in Baku, Azerbaijan, but...

3 crewmembers die on board Iranian ship, 8 hospitalized

Oct. 19, 2018 9:23 AM EDT

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Azerbaijani health officials say three members of an Iranian ship crew have died from acute poisoning and another eight have been hospitalized. The ship contacted Azerbaijani authorities to request assistance while approaching its destination, the port of Baku. An Azerbaijani coast...

Global government body warns Iran on terrorism financing

Oct. 19, 2018 9:05 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A global financial watchdog Force has given Iran until February to crack down on terrorism funding or risk deeper economic isolation. The Financial Action Task Force said Friday it would effectively blacklist Iran if it doesn't fulfill 10 promises made to pass and enforce laws against...

EU, Asia leaders underline support for Iran nuclear deal

Oct. 19, 2018 8:59 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European and Asian leaders are giving their backing to the Iran nuclear deal, saying the pact is good for global security and that it's important to respect international agreements. At a summit in Brussels on Friday, the leaders underlined their "collective support" for the 2015 deal...

Pakistan launches search for 11 abducted Iranian guards

Oct. 18, 2018 12:45 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has told Tehran that its security forces are trying to trace 11 members of Iran's border force who were abducted by militants this week. Qureshi gave this assurance to Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, who spoke with him by phone a day...