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Helsinki, Mueller shadowing upcoming Trump, Putin meeting

Jun. 24, 2019 10:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The shadow of Helsinki lingers. Uncertainties about Russia's past and future election interference continue. And tensions are high over hot spots from Iran to Venezuela. When President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet this week on the sidelines of an international...

Activist arrested for chanting 'Down with Polish fascism!'

Jun. 24, 2019 9:25 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — An activist in Poland has been arrested and charged with the crime of insulting the Polish nation for chanting "Down with Polish fascism!" in response to Polish nationalists disturbing a public event. The incident comes under a conservative nationalist government that has used police...

Ukrainian worker dies in Poland after employer abandons him

Jun. 24, 2019 8:17 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Ukrainian man who fainted on the job in Poland was found dead in a forest after his employer dropped him off there rather than call an ambulance. The man's body was discovered in western Poland by a forester on June 13, but the death of 36-year-old Vasyl Chorny was only reported...

US judge lets case against Manafort-linked oligarch stand

Jun. 23, 2019 12:26 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago federal judge has refused to dismiss bribery charges against a Ukrainian oligarch who prosecutors say had business ties to President Donald Trump's ex-campaign manager, Paul Manafort. Her 39-page weekend ruling denies a motion to toss an indictment accusing Dymitro Firtash of a...

Thousands march for LGBT rights in Ukraine's capital

Jun. 23, 2019 8:06 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Thousands of supporters of LGBT rights have marched through the center of Kiev, the Ukrainian capital, under a heavy police presence to separate them from opponents. Police said Sunday that nine people were arrested on suspicion of preparing provocations against participants in the Kiev Pride...

Airlines reroute flights after Iran downs US military drone

Jun. 21, 2019 12:53 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Airlines rerouted flights Friday to avoid airspace near the Strait of Hormuz after Iran shot down a U.S. military surveillance drone there and American aviation officials warned that commercial jetliners could be mistakenly attacked amid tensions between Tehran and...

EU leaders prolong economic sanctions against Russia

Jun. 20, 2019 3:00 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders have agreed to prolong economic sanctions against Russia for another six months over its continued destabilization of Ukraine. The measures targeting Russia's economy were due to expire next month. Preben Aamann, the European Council spokesman, tweeted: "Russia...

Ukraine high court approves president's early election order

Jun. 20, 2019 1:52 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine's constitutional court has ruled in favor of the president's order to dissolve the parliament and call snap elections. Thursday's ruling paves the way for elections to the Supreme Rada to be held on July 21, about four months ahead of schedule. President Volodymyr Zelenskiy issued the...

The Latest: Russian private military contractors in Syria

Jun. 20, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Russian President Vladimir Putin's annual call-in show (all times local): 6:55 p.m. President Vladimir Putin says that Russian private military contractors have been active in Syria, adding that they don't represent the Russian state. Asked why the government doesn't offer...

Putin open for talks with Trump, warns against force on Iran

Jun. 20, 2019 10:42 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that he's open for a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump but doesn't expect quick progress on easing tensions with Washington. The Russian leader also strongly warned the United States against using force on Iran, saying it will trigger a...