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Gorbachev: Putin, Trump should focus on arms control

Jun. 22, 2018 10:43 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev says if Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump hold a summit, they should focus on curbing the U.S.-Russia arms race and ensuring strategic stability. Gorbachev's comments Friday to the Interfax news agency comes amid speculation that the U.S. and Russian...

South Korean president in Russia to boost economic ties

Jun. 22, 2018 10:20 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in visited Moscow Friday on a trip intended to boost bilateral economic ties. Following Moon's talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin, officials from the two countries signed agreements on cooperation in various economic projects, energy,...

The Latest: Argentina collapses vs. Croatia, could go home

Jun. 21, 2018 4:05 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Thursday at the World Cup (all times local): 11 p.m. Croatia has stunned Argentina 3-0 to advance to the group stage of the World Cup and leave Lionel Messi and his teammates needing help to stay alive. The humiliating loss for one of soccer's most storied nations began to take...

Courting Putin, Trump jolts the West with a nationalist bent

Jun. 21, 2018 1:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Donald Trump presses ahead with plans for a summer summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin, the U.S. president is jolting relationships with some of America's longest and strongest allies. Amid concerns over Trump's apparent desire to be cozy with the Russian leader, he is pursuing...

Trump's adviser to visit Moscow to discuss US-Russian summit

Jun. 21, 2018 12:43 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser is heading to Moscow to pave the way for a possible U.S.-Russian summit, a spokesman said Thursday. National Security Adviser John Bolton plans to travel to Moscow next week to discuss a potential meeting between Trump and Russian...

Former FIFA boss Blatter revels in visit to Putin, World Cup

Jun. 21, 2018 11:25 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Sepp Blatter came to Moscow and saw Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin, defying FIFA's wish that its suspended former president's visit to the World Cup would attract little attention.   Blatter says he went to see Russia's president after watching Portugal's 1-0 win over Morocco in...

Estonia says Russian government aircraft violated airspace

Jun. 21, 2018 6:43 AM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Estonia says a Russian government aircraft has violated its airspace near the island of Vaindloo in the Gulf of Finland — the second such violation this year. The Baltic country's military says the Tupolev154M plane belonging to Russia's interior ministry spent about a minute...

Putin and UN leader Guterres show mutual respect in Moscow

Jun. 20, 2018 3:26 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The United Nations' secretary-general has told Russian President Vladimir Putin that he regards Russia as "an irreplaceable element" in international diplomacy. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said while meeting with Putin on Wednesday in Moscow: "Of course, we consider Russia as one...

Russia defense chief: Weapons in Crimea can repel any attack

Jun. 20, 2018 9:22 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Amid tensions between Russia and the West, the Russian defense minister has warned that weapons deployed to Crimea are capable of fending off any attack. Speaking at a meeting with top military officers in Crimea, Sergei Shoigu said "the high-tech weapons systems don't leave a single chance...

The Latest: Salah scores, but Russia beats Egypt for 2nd win

Jun. 19, 2018 3:59 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday at the World Cup (all times local): 10:55 p.m. Russia scored three goals in 15 minutes early in the second half to set up a 3-1 win over Egypt that moved the host nation to the brink of the World Cup's knockout stage on Tuesday. Mohamed Salah won and converted a penalty...