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Israeli delegation in Moscow to share data on plane downing

Sep. 20, 2018 3:37 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A high-level Israeli military delegation visited Moscow on Thursday to present detailed information related to the downing of a Russian warplane by Syrian forces that responded to an Israeli air raid. All 15 crew members on board the Russian Il-20 reconnaissance plane were killed when it was...

The Latest: Russia says 3,000 Syrians back home in last week

Sep. 20, 2018 2:59 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria related developments (all times local): 8:35 p.m. The Russian military says that over 3,000 Syrians have returned to their homes over the past week. Col. Gen. Mikhail Mizintsev said Thursday that 2,180 internally displaced people and 937 refugees have come home during the...

Russia to study Israeli data related to downed plane

Sep. 19, 2018 4:27 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has accepted Israel's offer to share detailed information on the Israeli airstrike in Syria that triggered fire by Syrian forces which downed a Russian reconnaissance plane, the Kremlin said Wednesday. Syrian forces mistook the Russian Il-20 for Israeli...

Russia's reinstatement after doping scandal goes to a vote

Sep. 19, 2018 1:07 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Should Russia be reinstated without publicly admitting wrongdoing for its state-sponsored doping scheme? That question has caused ferocious infighting at the World Anti-Doping Agency, the watchdog body tasked with stopping any repeat of the widespread drug use and cover-ups which tarnished a...

Putin says Russia perfected weapons based on Syria campaign

Sep. 19, 2018 1:04 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says that the military's combat experience gained in Syria has helped develop new weapons systems. Russia has waged a campaign in Syria since September 2015, helping turn the tide of war in favor of Syrian President Bashar Assad. The Russian military has used...

Danish bank CEO quits amid money laundering scandal

Sep. 19, 2018 8:42 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The chief executive of Denmark's largest bank resigned Wednesday after an internal report into allegations of massive money laundering via an Estonian subsidiary showed that "the vast majority" of transactions were deemed to be "suspicious." Danske Bank commissioned the probe...

Syria's government and opposition welcome Idlib deal

Sep. 18, 2018 6:32 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Both Syria's government and its opposition welcomed the Turkey-Russia deal declaring a de-militarized zone around the major rebel stronghold Idlib, saying Tuesday the agreement stemmed more bloodshed. Still, the government vowed it will keep up its campaign against "terrorism," either...

Putin seeks to defuse downing of Russian plane off Syria

Sep. 18, 2018 6:26 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian reconnaissance aircraft was shot down by Syrian forces responding to an Israeli airstrike, killing all 15 people aboard, in what President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday was "a chain of tragic accidental circumstances." The downing of the Il-20 highlighted the dangers posed by the...

The Latest: Mattis says plane downing won't affect IS fight

Sep. 18, 2018 6:20 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on a Russian military aircraft shot down over the Mediterranean Sea and other issues related to Syria (all times local): 12 p.m. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the shootdown of a Russian military aircraft by Syrian forces complicates relations between President Bashar Assad...

Russian President Vladimir Putin vows to boost security for Russian troops in Syria in the aftermath of plane crash

Sep. 18, 2018 9:15 AM EDT
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin vows to boost security for Russian troops in Syria in the aftermath of plane crash.