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Ukraine candidates: Experience vs image

Apr. 19, 2019 6:21 AM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's presidential election on Sunday will pit image against experience, with polls suggesting TV comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy heading for an overwhelming victory against President Petro Poroshenko. Poroshenko has held the office for nearly five years — while Zelenskiy has...

Presidents of Russia, Estonia meet after nearly a decade

Apr. 18, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The presidents of Russia and Estonia held talks at the Kremlin for the first time in nearly a decade Thursday, a step toward reversing an absence of high-level contacts that Russian President Vladimir Putin described as "not a normal situation." In his opening remarks, Putin told Estonian...

Full text of Mueller's questions and Trump's answers

Apr. 18, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Mueller's 448-page investigative report into allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election includes 23 unredacted pages of Mueller's written questions and Donald Trump's written responses, the only direct exchange between the special counsel's office and the...

Ukraine's presidential candidate pledges NATO referendum

Apr. 18, 2019 11:50 AM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The comedian who is odds-on favorite in Ukraine's presidential election promised Thursday to hold a nationwide referendum on joining NATO only after building a national consensus on the issue. Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a popular comic actor who's leading in the polls far ahead of President...

Ukraine election: The president vs. guy who plays one on TV

Apr. 18, 2019 10:52 AM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's presidential runoff Sunday is a battle between a billionaire tycoon who rode anti-Russian protests to the nation's top office five years ago and a comedian who plays a president in a TV sitcom. Improbably, the actor appears poised to win. Comic actor Volodymyr Zelenskiy's...

US-Russia chill stirs worry about stumbling into conflict

Apr. 14, 2019 1:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It has the makings of a new Cold War, or worse. The deep chill in U.S.-Russian relations is stirring concern in some quarters that Washington and Moscow are in danger of stumbling into an armed confrontation that, by mistake or miscalculation, could lead to nuclear war. American and...

Ukraine campaign heats up with new court, truck video

Apr. 11, 2019 2:47 PM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president on Thursday ordered the creation of a special anti-corruption court in an apparent attempt to catch up with his challenger, who has taken a commanding lead in the presidential runoff race. A poll conducted by the Reiting survey group found comic actor Volodymyr...

Putin outlines ambitious Arctic expansion program

Apr. 9, 2019 12:53 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday put forward an ambitious program to secure Russia's foothold in the Arctic, including efforts to build new ports and other infrastructure facilities and expand an icebreaker fleet. Speaking at the Arctic forum in St. Petersburg attended by...

Russia puppet rumors, dubious donors plague German far right

Apr. 7, 2019 11:34 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A series of potential scandals is plaguing the far-right Alternative for Germany party, overshadowing the launch of its campaign for next month's elections for the European Union's legislature. Germany's biggest opposition party, which swept into the national parliament two years ago after...

Today in History

Apr. 7, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, April 7, the 97th day of 2019. There are 268 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 7, 1927, the image and voice of Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover were transmitted live from Washington to New York in the first successful long-distance demonstration of...