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Former host Russia frozen out as World Cup begins in Qatar

Nov. 14, 2022 11:14 AM EST

Four years after Vladimir Putin hosted the World Cup party, Russia is off the guest list. While the soccer world focuses on the opening game of the World Cup in Qatar on Sunday, Russia will be playing a friendly game in Uzbekistan. Russia was kicked out of World Cup...

China's Xi reappears on state TV amid rumors over absence

Sep. 27, 2022 10:57 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping reappeared on state television Tuesday after a several-day absence from public view that sparked rumors about the 69-year-old leader’s political fortunes. Xi was shown visiting a display at the Beijing Exhibition Hall on the theme of...

Russia seeks closer security ties with China as key goal

Sep. 19, 2022 12:25 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A top Russian security official declared Monday on a visit to China that the Kremlin considers beefing up ties with Beijing as a top policy goal. Nikolai Patrushev, secretary of the national Security Council chaired by Russian President Vladimir Putin, described the...

For Russia's Putin, military and diplomatic pressures mount

Sep. 17, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin mounted on the battlefield and in the halls of global power as Ukrainian troops pushed their counteroffensive Saturday to advance farther into Ukraine's partly recaptured northeast. Western officials and analysts...

Putin vows to press attack on Ukraine; courts India, China

Sep. 16, 2022 22:38 PM EDT

SAMARKAND, Uzbekistan (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin vowed Friday to press his attack on Ukraine despite Ukraine's latest counteroffensive and warned that Moscow could ramp up its strikes on the country's vital infrastructure if Ukrainian forces target facilities in Russia. ...

24 killed, scores wounded in clashes on Kyrgyz-Tajik border

Sep. 16, 2022 18:40 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan traded blame for fighting on the border Friday that killed at least 24 people, wounded dozens and prompted a mass evacuation. Kyrgyzstan's Health Ministry said early Saturday that 24 bodies had been delivered to hospitals in the Batken...

President Vladimir Putin says Russia will press on with its offensive in Ukraine despite Ukrainian counteroffensive

Sep. 16, 2022 12:17 PM EDT
SAMARKAND, Uzbekistan (AP) — President Vladimir Putin says Russia will press on with its offensive in Ukraine despite Ukrainian counteroffensive.

Putin thanks China's Xi for his 'balanced' stand on Ukraine

Sep. 15, 2022 22:02 PM EDT

SAMARKAND, Uzbekistan (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin thanked Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Thursday for his “balanced” approach to the Ukrainian crisis and blasted Washington's “ugly" policies at a meeting that followed a major setback for Moscow on the battlefield. ...

Pakistan reopens highway to speed up aid to flood victims

Sep. 15, 2022 09:46 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani engineers and soldiers cleared a key highway on Thursday to enable aid workers to speed up supplies to survivors of devastating floods that have left hundreds of thousands homeless and killed 1,508 people, the majority of them women and children. Traffic...

Kremlin hails importance of Putin-Xi meeting in Samarkand

Sep. 13, 2022 11:32 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin on Tuesday hailed the significance of Russian President Vladimir Putin's planned meeting with Chinese leader Xi Jinping this week, noting that it's particularly important amid tensions with the West. Putin's foreign affairs adviser Yuri Ushakov said the...