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US firm tried to enlist ambassadors to help Russian company

Jul. 16, 2018 12:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. lobbying firm sought to recruit the ambassadors of France, Germany and several other countries to demonstrate international support for severing Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska's control of Rusal, the aluminum manufacturing giant sanctioned by Washington. Documents made public by...

Lobbying firm sought envoys help to salvage Russian company

Jul. 14, 2018 7:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. lobbying firm sought to recruit the ambassadors of France, Germany and several other countries to demonstrate international support for severing Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska's control of Rusal, the aluminum manufacturing giant sanctioned by Washington. Documents made public by...

Trump, Putin to meet at 19th-century presidential palace

Jul. 14, 2018 10:35 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin will meet Monday at Finnish presidential palace in Helsinki that overlooks the Baltic Sea — the same venue where two of their predecessors met in 1990. Finnish President Sauli Niinisto's office said the American and Russian leaders will hold their...

Finland: Trump-Putin summit to be at presidential palace

Jul. 13, 2018 4:43 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — The summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will be held at one of the Finnish president's official residences in Helsinki, a palace that overlooks the Baltic Sea where the presidents' predecessors have met, officials in Finland said Friday. The...

The Latest: Croatia defender demands respect at World Cup

Jul. 11, 2018 7:43 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Wednesday at the World Cup (all times local): 2 a.m. Croatia defender Dejan Lovren says people should show him more respect now he's going to play in a World Cup final. Lovren says "I deserve this" after Croatia's 2-1 extra-time win over England, and used an expletive to...

White nationalist says he was blocked from entering Europe

Jul. 6, 2018 1:59 PM EDT

A leading figure in the U.S. white nationalist movement said Friday that he was briefly detained in Iceland this week and had to return home before he could speak at a conference in Sweden. Richard Spencer told The Associated Press that he was traveling from Maryland to Sweden on Tuesday when Iceland authorities...

Granqvist welcomes baby, preps for England at World Cup

Jul. 6, 2018 10:30 AM EDT

SAMARA, Russia (AP) — Even though Andreas Granqvist has a lot going on right now, he claims he's not overwhelmed. The Sweden captain welcomed his baby daughter from afar early Friday while his team gets ready for its World Cup quarterfinal match against England on Saturday. "I just try to enjoy it," he...

Fontaine's safe, but Kane can catch Lato _ and maybe Mueller

Jul. 6, 2018 6:26 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Harry Kane can forget about Just Fontaine. Sixty years on, Fontaine's record of 13 goals in a single World Cup still looks unbeatable. But at least England striker Kane has a golden chance to move high up on the list of all-time scorers, with potentially three games left to...

Southgate picked England's path but now praises Sweden

Jul. 5, 2018 8:32 AM EDT

SAMARA, Russia (AP) — Having intentionally steered England into what's widely considered the weaker half of the World Cup's knockout bracket, coach Gareth Southgate is now casting the upcoming quarterfinal against Sweden as "bloody difficult." Southgate sent out a crew of reserves who lost 1-0 to Belgium...

The Latest: Fan detained after "England" inscribed on statue

Jul. 3, 2018 6:46 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday at the World Cup (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Moscow police say they have detained a person after a statue was vandalized with an "England" inscription at the stadium where England played Colombia in the World Cup. Russian social media users posted a picture of the...