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US: NKorea missile tests are 'deeply counterproductive'

Dec. 11, 2019 8:58 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States warned North Korea Wednesday that its “deeply counterproductive” ballistic missile tests risk closing the door on prospects for negotiating peace but said it is “prepared to be flexible” and take concrete, parallel steps with Pyongyang...

Watchdog caught in political crossfire on his Russia report

Dec. 11, 2019 8:45 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department’s internal watchdog was caught in a political tug of war Wednesday as Republican and Democratic senators used his report on the origins of the Russia investigation involving Donald Trump's 2016 campaign to support their views that it was a legitimate probe or...

Democrats' impeachment charges say Trump betrayed the nation

Dec. 11, 2019 9:40 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats announced two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, declaring he “betrayed the nation” with his actions toward Ukraine as they pushed toward historic proceedings that are certain to help define his presidency and shape the 2020 election. The...

Russian boxers to boycott Olympics if sanctions not lifted

Dec. 11, 2019 9:34 AM EST

Russian boxers will only take part in the Tokyo Olympics if doping sanctions forcing them to compete as neutral athletes are overturned, the general secretary of the Russian Boxing Federation told The Associated Press on Wednesday. Umar Kremlev said he has spoken with the Olympic boxing team and they...

Germany rejects Putin claim on Berlin slaying victim

Dec. 11, 2019 8:16 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany on Wednesday rejected an assertion by Russian President Vladimir Putin that it failed to comply with requests from Moscow to extradite a Georgian man who was killed in Berlin in August. German prosecutors said last week that evidence suggests the slaying was ordered either by Moscow...

Trump mocks impeachment effort, talks up trade deal at rally

Dec. 11, 2019 3:21 AM EST

HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump mocked the Democratic impeachment effort as he sought to rally supporters Tuesday in the key swing state of Pennsylvania, calling the process “impeachment lite” and promising it would lead to his reelection in 2020. Trump's visit to Pennsylvania...

Russia angered by Prague plans to build Vlasov monument

Dec. 11, 2019 3:18 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — A Prague district has approved a plan by its mayor to build a monument to the soldiers of Gen. Andrei Vlasov's army, a move that has angered Russia. The plan approved Tuesday is meant to honor the soldiers who helped liberate Prague at the end of World War II. The role of Vlasov's Russian...

Prosecutors OK with probation for ex-Trump aide Rick Gates

Dec. 10, 2019 8:04 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department said Tuesday it is not opposing a sentence of probation for a former Trump campaign official who provided “extraordinary assistance" in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. Prosecutors said in a sentencing memorandum that Rick Gates met with...

Trump meets Russian official as impeachment charges unveiled

Dec. 10, 2019 7:18 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Oval Office meeting with President Donald Trump on Tuesday was the second for Russia's foreign minister. The president of Ukraine is still waiting for his first. Trump sat down with Sergey Lavrov at a moment of high drama in Washington — just hours after House Democrats...

UN experts: Libya is new focus of Islamic State extremists

Dec. 10, 2019 7:16 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. experts say the interference of Chadian and Sudanese fighters in Libya is “a direct threat” to the security and stability of the war-torn country, which a leader of the Islamic State extremist group has declared “one of the main axes” of its future...