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Russia offers quick citizenship in Ukraine's separatist area

Apr. 24, 2019 8:45 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to expedite applications for Russian citizenship by Ukrainians living in separatist-held areas. The decree published on the Kremlin's website Wednesday says that people living in the parts of Ukraine's Donetsk and Luhansk regions under...

With limos and private train, Kim Jong Un travels in style

Apr. 24, 2019 7:49 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — It's a short hop from Pyongyang to Vladivostok by plane. There's even a semi-regular flight. But for his first summit meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has once again opted to go by train. And while they aren't quite as flashy as the "Beast," which...

10 Things to Know for Today

Apr. 24, 2019 6:21 AM EDT

Your daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. SRI LANKA EASTER BOMBINGS DEATH TOLL RISES TO 359 The country's leaders vowed to overhaul the security apparatus amid a series of intelligence lapses before the attacks. 2. CRUCIAL SUMMIT IN FAR-EASTERN...

North Korea's Kim upbeat as he arrives for Putin summit

Apr. 24, 2019 5:41 AM EDT

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (AP) — Smiling and upbeat, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Wednesday stepped off his khaki-green armored train in far-eastern Russia for a much-anticipated summit with President Vladimir Putin that comes amid deadlocked diplomacy on his nuclear program. Kim, dressed in a black coat...

The Latest: North Korea's Kim arrives in Vladivostok

Apr. 24, 2019 4:45 AM EDT

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (AP) — The Latest on the summit between Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un (all times local): 6:40 p.m. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has arrived in Russia's Vladivostok for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Kim arrived on his armored train, which pulled into the station in the...

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has arrived in Russia's Vladivostok for a summit with President Vladimir Putin.

Apr. 24, 2019 4:03 AM EDT
VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has arrived in Russia's Vladivostok for a summit with President Vladimir Putin.

Key moments in Kim Jong Un's diplomatic charm offensive

Apr. 24, 2019 2:04 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin this week expands a diplomatic charm offensive that has included meetings with leaders from China, South Korea and the United States. Some key moments: Jan. 1, 2018: In his New Year's address, Kim calls...

Kim looks to Russia as sanctions bite North Korea's economy

Apr. 23, 2019 10:43 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Two months after he failed to win a badly needed easing of sanctions from President Donald Trump, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is traveling to Russia in a possible attempt to win its help as the U.S.-led trade sanctions hurt his country's already-struggling economy. There are...

North Korea's Kim will go into Putin summit needing a win

Apr. 23, 2019 10:36 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — When North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin for their first one-on-one meeting, he will have a long wish list and a strong desire to notch a win after the failure of his second summit with President Donald Trump. But it's not entirely clear how much Putin...

The Comey firing, as retold by the Mueller report

Apr. 23, 2019 10:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was seething. The FBI director, James Comey, had privately reassured him that he was not personally under investigation. But on May 3, 2017, when Comey was summoned to Capitol Hill to explain his handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, he denied the...