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US, Montenegro plot cyber warfare ahead of 2020 elections

Nov. 19, 2019 5:50 AM EST

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Deployed inside the sprawling communist-era army command headquarters in Montenegro’s capital, an elite team of U.S. military cyber experts are plotting strategy in a fight against potential Russian and other cyberattacks ahead of the 2020 American and Montenegrin...

Russia repatriates 32 children of IS members from Iraq

Nov. 19, 2019 5:15 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia says it has repatriated another 32 children of members of the Islamic State group from Iraq. Russia’s state TV on Tuesday showed footage of the children arriving at Zhukovsky airport outside Moscow. It said the children aged between one and nine will undergo extensive medical...

Russia returns 3 seized ships to Ukraine, talks about summit

Nov. 18, 2019 10:56 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Three Ukrainian naval ships that were seized by Russia nearly a year ago have been returned, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said Monday. The two gunboats and a tug were taken by the Russian coast guard on Nov. 25, 2018, as they maneuvered near the Kerch Strait that connects the Black Sea...

In the House impeachment drama, Russia still plays big role

Nov. 18, 2019 3:13 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — For all the talk about Ukraine in the House impeachment inquiry, there’s a character standing just off-stage with a dominant role in this tale of international intrigue: Russia. As has so often been the case since President Donald Trump took office, Moscow provides the mood music...

Ukraine feels abandoned amid US impeachment drama

Nov. 15, 2019 2:25 PM EST

Ukraine is at the center of today’s east-west geopolitical battle, but it’s feeling increasingly alone and abandoned by its U.S. backers amid the impeachment drama unfolding in Washington. The U.S. ambassador — who was pushed out earlier this year and testified Friday in Congress —...

Poland threatens to stop importing gas from Russia

Nov. 15, 2019 8:13 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's state gas company said Friday it will stop importing natural gas from Russia’s Gazprom when a long-term contract expires in three years, unless it can secure better commercial terms. The announcement comes as Poland has been working to reduce its dependence on Russian...

Correction: Ukraine-World War II story

Nov. 14, 2019 5:28 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — In a Nov. 13 story about Ukraine’s capital Kyiv renaming streets, The Associated Press cited a Jewish organization’s leader as saying one of the streets had been named after Ivan Pavlenko, whom the leader identified as a Nazi collaborator. The Kyiv city government says the...

MH17 probe reveals close ties between Russia, Ukraine rebels

Nov. 14, 2019 10:04 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An international team of investigators piecing together a criminal case in the July 2014 shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine said Thursday that evidence suggests links between Russia and separatists in the region were closer than previously...

Kazakhstan offers to host Russia-Ukraine meeting

Nov. 12, 2019 8:10 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Kazakhstan's ex-president said Tuesday he offered to host the leaders of Russia and Ukraine for talks on settling the conflict in eastern Ukraine, but the Kremlin was noncommittal about such an encounter. The fighting between Russia-backed separatist rebels and Ukrainian troops in Ukraine's...

Turkish patrol kills Syrian protester amid shaky truce

Nov. 8, 2019 1:09 PM EST

IDIL, Turkey (AP) — A Syrian protester was killed after a Turkish military vehicle ran him over on Friday as it drove through an angry crowd protesting a joint Turkish-Russian patrol in northeastern Syria, Kurdish forces and a Syria war monitoring group said. The fatal incident reflects the increasingly...