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Ransomware gang says it targeted National Rifle Association

Oct. 27, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A ransomware gang believed to operate out of Russia says it hacked the National Rifle Association, the most powerful gun-rights group in the United States. The gang, which calls itself Grief, published a handful of what appear to be the NRA files on...

Erdogan, Biden to discuss Turkey's F-35 ouster in Glasgow

Oct. 27, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday that he expects to meet with U.S. President Joe Biden on the sidelines of a climate summit in Glasgow, during which he would take up Turkey’s ouster from the U.S.-led F-35 stealth fighter jet program. ...

Moldova turns to Poland for gas amid tensions with Russia

Oct. 27, 2021 14:07 PM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Moldova has turned to a non-Russian natural gas supplier for the first time as the former Soviet republic seeks to avert a looming gas shortage this winter after failing to renew a long-term supply contract with Moscow. On Tuesday, Moldova...

Moscow-bound EgyptAir flight returns after threat message

Oct. 27, 2021 12:01 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A Moscow-bound EgyptAir flight returned to the Egyptian capital shortly after takeoff Wednesday after a threatening message was found onboard, authorities said. A statement by Egypt’s flagship airline said flight MS79 had returned safely to Cairo...

Russia marks another daily coronavirus death high

Oct. 27, 2021 06:41 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia hit another record for daily COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday as authorities across the country moved to keep most people off work in line with a Kremlin order aimed at stemming the spread. The government coronavirus task force registered 1,123 deaths...

Italy hosts a climate-focused G20 as geopolitics shift

Oct. 27, 2021 06:21 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — The leaders of Russia and China aren’t coming. Turkey nearly set off a diplomatic incident on the eve of the meeting. And the United States, Australia and France will be at the same table for the first time since Washington pulled the rug out from under Paris’ $66 billion...

'Home' race just like Formula One season for Haas: A clunker

Oct. 27, 2021 00:34 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — As home races go, the U.S. Grand Prix was just like the rest of the season for Haas F1. A clunker. The American-owned Formula One team finished last again. Its two cars, driven by rookies Mick Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin, were...

Russia, Ukraine see record daily deaths, low vaccinations

Oct. 26, 2021 15:26 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The daily number of COVID-19 deaths in Russia hit another high Tuesday amid a surge in infections that has forced the Kremlin to order most Russians to stay off work starting this week. Sluggish vaccination rates have allowed the virus to spread quickly...

France's Le Pen visits Hungary in bid for nationalist allies

Oct. 26, 2021 12:06 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — French far-right leader Marine Le Pen held talks Tuesday with populist Hungarian Prime Minster Viktor Orban in Budapest, a meeting the two politicians said advanced the cooperation of Europe's nationalist forces. At a news conference in...

EU ministers debate how to tackle rising energy costs

Oct. 26, 2021 08:36 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union ministers on Tuesday held emergency talks focused on energy that did not produce immediate results amid deep divergences between the 27 member countries on how to tackle a crunch that has seen consumers' bills skyrocket this year. The wave...