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Trump lawyer Giuliani rules out Mueller interview with Trump

Dec. 16, 2018 10:20 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a number of probes moving closer to the Oval Office, President Donald Trump and his attorney unleashed a fresh series of attacks on the investigators, questioning their integrity while categorically ruling out the possibility of a presidential interview with the special counsel....

Sudan president lands in Syria in 1st visit by Arab leader

Dec. 16, 2018 5:02 PM EST

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Sudan's president on Sunday became the first Arab League leader to visit Syria since civil war erupted there nearly eight years ago. Omar al-Bashir was greeted at the Damascus airport by Syrian President Bashar Assad before they both headed to the presidential palace, where they held...

Kremlin candidate wins Far East governorship in repeat vote

Dec. 16, 2018 1:41 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russians living in the far eastern region of Primorsky Krai elected a Kremlin-backed candidate for governor Sunday after the results from a previous election were thrown out due to alleged voting fraud. Local election officials said the acting governor of the region, Oleg Kozhemyako, won 61.8...

New Ukrainian Orthodox leader gives 1st liturgy, urges unity

Dec. 16, 2018 1:24 PM EST

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — In his first liturgy as head of the freshly christened Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Metropolitan Epiphanius called Sunday for Ukrainians to unite under the new church and pray for peace in Ukraine. Speaking the day after Ukrainian bishops approved the charter for a religious authority...

Moscow police arrest least 5 protesters near security office

Dec. 16, 2018 9:04 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A human rights activist says Moscow police have arrested at least five protesters at an unsanctioned rally outside the headquarters of the Federal Security Service (FSB), the successor agency to the KGB. Oleg Yelanchik told the Interfax news agency that five people were arrested outside the...

A look at where the investigations related to Trump stand

Dec. 16, 2018 12:52 AM EST

A look at where the investigations related to President Donald Trump stand and what may lie ahead for him: WHAT'S THIS ALL ABOUT? Trump is facing criminal investigations in Washington and New York. Special counsel Robert Mueller is looking into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia and whether the...

Putin says rap should be controlled in Russia, not banned

Dec. 15, 2018 2:31 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Alarmed by the growing popularity of rap among Russian youth, President Vladimir Putin wants cultural leaders to devise a means of controlling, rather than banning, the popular music. Putin says "if it is impossible to stop, then we must lead it and direct it." But Putin said at a St....

Repilov wins World Cup luge race in Lake Placid

Dec. 15, 2018 2:16 PM EST

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — The German doubles team of Toni Eggert and Sascha Benecken walked off the track at Mount Van Hoevenberg as World Cup race winners, again. Russia's Roman Repilov won the men's race, again. And the day's biggest cheers went to Erin Hamlin, again. Eggert and Benecken won a World Cup...

Ukraine Orthodox leaders approve break with Russian church

Dec. 15, 2018 2:03 PM EST

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian Orthodox leaders on Saturday approved the creation of a unified church independent of the Moscow Patriarchate and elected a leader to head that new church — a move that could exponentially raise tensions with neighboring Russia. The vote, held at a closed-door synod in...

The Latest: Ukraine Orthodox OKs break with Russian church

Dec. 15, 2018 11:29 AM EST

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The Latest on the split between Orthodox Churches in Ukraine and Russia (all times local): 6:25 p.m. Ukrainian Orthodox leaders say they have approved the creation of a unified church independent of the Moscow Patriarchate and elected a leader to head the new church. The leader of the...