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AP FACT CHECK: Trump's miscues on trade and drug prices

May. 18, 2019 8:26 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump spoke this past week as if he's unaware that drug prices have gone up and tariffs came before him. His boast that the U.S. never collected a dime on goods from China until he imposed them marked a series of statements misrepresenting how trade works as the two...

Council of Europe to allow Russia to vote again

May. 17, 2019 12:34 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Council of Europe adopted a declaration Friday that allows Russia to start voting again at the continent's main human rights body despite its 2014 annexation of the Crimea Peninsula from Ukraine. Foreign ministers from the council's 47 member states voted overwhelmingly to support a...

Putin hails new Russian laser weapons

May. 17, 2019 12:26 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin says that new types of laser weapons developed in Russia will significantly enhance the nation's military capability. Speaking during Friday's meeting with top officials, Putin specifically mentioned the Peresvet, the military's first laser weapon that entered service...

Key European human rights body marks 70th birthday

May. 16, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Over 30 European foreign ministers have gathered in the Finnish capital to mark the 70th anniversary of the continent's key human rights body, the Council of Europe. The festivities were dampened somewhat by Russia's continued threat to pull out of the organization due to a long-running...

Putin calls for compromise over Orthodox cathedral standoff

May. 16, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin called for a compromise Thursday to ease tensions over a plan to build a Russian Orthodox cathedral in a popular park in the nation's fourth-largest city that has sparked protests and drawn nationwide attention. Unsanctioned protests in the Ural Mountains city...

The Latest: FM says Iran is committed to nuclear deal

May. 15, 2019 11:32 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 7 a.m. Iran's foreign minister says his country is committed to an international nuclear deal and criticized escalating...

Turkey denies delaying Russian S-400 deal

May. 15, 2019 7:47 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has denied that Turkey is delaying the purchase of S-400 missile defense systems from Russia amid tensions with the United States. Cavusoglu told reporters on Wednesday that "there is no question of any delay or of any halting at this point."...

At odds on many fronts, US and Russia hope for better ties

May. 14, 2019 7:12 PM EDT

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Russia and the United States voiced hope Tuesday that badly strained relations could begin to improve despite wide differences on multiple fronts and deep mutual suspicion deepened by Russian meddling in American elections. With tensions running high over Iran, Syria, Ukraine and...

The Latest: Kremlin open to any format for Trump meeting

May. 14, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the visit to Russia by U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo (all times local): 11:45 p.m. Russian President Vladimir Putin's foreign affairs adviser says the Kremlin is prepared to agree to any format for a meeting of Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump. Yuri Ushakov made the...

US secretary of state says he told Russian foreign minister that 'interference in American elections is unacceptable'

May. 14, 2019 12:14 PM EDT
MOSCOW (AP) — US secretary of state says he told Russian foreign minister that 'interference in American elections is unacceptable'