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Russian disinformation is about immigration. The real aim is to undercut Ukraine aid

Mar. 01, 2024 17:32 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — For Vladimir Putin, victory in Ukraine may run through Texas' Rio Grande Valley. In recent weeks, Russian state media and online accounts tied to the Kremlin have spread and amplified misleading and incendiary content about U.S. immigration and border security....

AP PHOTOS: Russians say final farewell at funeral of opposition leader Alexei Navalny

Mar. 01, 2024 17:06 PM EST

Thousands of mourners gathered in Moscow to bid farewell to Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny on Friday, two weeks after his still-unexplained death in an Arctic penal colony. Crowds faced a heavy police presence as they thronged the church where Navalny’s funeral was held,...

Putin foe Alexei Navalny is buried in Moscow as thousands attend under a heavy police presence

Mar. 01, 2024 16:44 PM EST

Under a heavy police presence, thousands of people bade farewell Friday to opposition leader Alexei Navalny at his funeral in Moscow after his still-unexplained death two weeks ago in an Arctic penal colony. The crowds who thronged to honor Navalny outside a church and cemetery in a...

Russians embrace hope amid despair as Alexei Navalny says his final goodbye

Mar. 01, 2024 15:34 PM EST

Russians have seen many images of Alexei Navalny — a firebrand protest leader with a bullhorn. A government critic whose face was splashed with green dye by an attacker, which he joked turned him into the Hulk. A smiling political prisoner making a heart with his hands as he gestured to his wife...

Ukraine official says Russia massing forces around a key city in the country's east

Mar. 01, 2024 14:09 PM EST

KYIV (AP) — Russia is accumulating large forces around Chasiv Yar in eastern Ukraine as it seeks to make a breakthrough in the Donetsk region, a Ukrainian official said Friday. Illia Yevlash, spokesperson for the operational group overseeing the eastern front line, told Radio Free...

Protests, poisoning and prison: The life and death of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny

Mar. 01, 2024 10:14 AM EST

Alexei Navalny, Russia's top opposition leader and President Vladimir Putin's fiercest foe, was buried Friday in a Moscow suburb in a funeral that drew thousands of mourners amid a heavy police presence. Navalny, who was serving a 19-year sentence on charges of extremism, died Feb....

Alexei Navalny's allies say a hearse with his body arrived at a Moscow church for the Kremlin foe's funeral

Mar. 01, 2024 05:57 AM EST
MOSCOW (AP) — Alexei Navalny's allies say a hearse with his body arrived at a Moscow church for the Kremlin foe's funeral.

European inflation eases to 2.6% as energy prices fall and food inflation slows

Mar. 01, 2024 05:38 AM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The inflation that has ravaged the European economy eased again in February, falling to 2.6% as high interest rates, moderating oil and gas prices, and sluggish growth held back price increases in stores. February's figure for the 20 countries that use...

French president raised the prospect of Western troops in Ukraine. What was he thinking?

Mar. 01, 2024 00:32 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron appeared isolated on the European stage this week after saying the possibility of Western troops being sent to Ukraine could not be ruled out, a comment that prompted an outcry from other leaders. French officials later sought to...

The Dutch government has spent $180M dealing with the downing of a Malaysia Airlines flight in 2014

Feb. 29, 2024 19:36 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government has spent more than 166 million euros ($180 million) dealing with the aftermath of the downing of a Malaysia Airlines flight over eastern Ukraine in 2014, from repatriating victims' bodies to investigating and prosecuting some of those involved...