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Russia: Student gunman kills 17, wounds 40 in Crimea

Oct. 17, 2018 11:43 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian officials said a 18-year student attacked his vocational school Wednesday in Crimea, going on a rampage that killed 17 students and left more than 40 people wounded before killing himself. One student said the shooting went on for at least 15 minutes. Russia's Investigative Committee,...

Russian and Egyptian presidents sign partnership treaty

Oct. 17, 2018 9:57 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin and Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi signed a strategic cooperation treaty Wednesday that is intended to bolster trade and other ties between the two nations. The treaty capped a three-day visit to Russia by the Egyptian leader. During his talks with...

The Latest: Russian investigators identify Crimea gunman

Oct. 17, 2018 8:50 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the deadly explosion at a college in Crimea (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Russia's top investigative body says it has identified the man who opened fire in a college in a Crimean town, killing 18 people and wounding more than 40. The Investigative Committee said an 18-year old...

Egyptian president urges Russia to resume flights to resorts

Oct. 16, 2018 3:58 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Egypt's president urged Russia on Tuesday to resume direct flights to Egyptian resorts as he discussed ways to bolster ties with Russian officials and lawmakers. Moscow suspended the flights after a bomb planted by the Islamic State group brought a Russian passenger plane down over Sinai in...

Kremlin: No plans for Putin-Trump meeting in Paris

Oct. 16, 2018 10:24 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin says Russian President Vladimir Putin will travel to Paris for an event that President Donald Trump is also set to attend, but a meeting between them isn't planned. Putin's foreign affairs adviser, Yuri Ushakov, said Tuesday that Putin will visit Paris on Nov. 11 to attend events...

Serb official denounces US ambassador over Kosovo

Oct. 15, 2018 6:12 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's pro-Russia defense minister denounced the U.S. ambassador to Serbia and suggested he should be thrown out of the country Monday for calling the former Serbian province of Kosovo a sovereign state. Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin said in a statement that U.S. Ambassador...

Syria reopens vital crossing with Jordan, UN post with Golan

Oct. 15, 2018 10:51 AM EDT

QUNEITRA, Syria (AP) — President Bashar Assad's government received a major boost Monday as Syria's commercial gateway with Jordan and a crossing with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights manned by U.N peacekeepers were reopened years after the war disrupted their operations. The simultaneous reopening of...

The Latest: Israeli military welcomes reopening of crossing

Oct. 15, 2018 7:33 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 2:30 p.m. An Israeli military official says the opening of a crossing between the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights and Syria "re-empowers" the United Nations after being driven out of the area by Syrian rebels. Maj. Nehemia Berki spoke on...

Military intelligence offers career path in today's Russia

Oct. 12, 2018 4:14 AM EDT

LOYGA, Russia (AP) — "First time here?" the conductor on the train that stops at the logging outpost of Loyga asks some departing passengers. "My condolences — there isn't even cell phone connection." This desolate village, deep in the far northern Arkhangelsk region, is the hometown of one of the...

Russia conducts massive exercise of its nuclear forces

Oct. 11, 2018 1:20 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military says it has conducted a massive test of the nation's strategic nuclear forces involving multiple missile launches. The Russian Defense Ministry said Thursday's maneuvers featured launches of ballistic missiles by the navy's nuclear submarines from the Barents Sea and the...