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Ukraine condemns planned Russian presidential election in occupied territory

Dec. 09, 2023 09:40 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine on Saturday strongly condemned Russia’s plans to hold presidential elections on occupied Ukrainian territory in the spring. Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry called the planned elections “null and void” and pledged that any international observers...

New US aid for Ukraine by year-end seems increasingly of out reach as GOP ties it to border security

Dec. 09, 2023 08:51 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A deal to provide further U.S. assistance to Ukraine by year-end appears to be increasingly out of reach for President Joe Biden. The impasse is deepening in Congress despite dire warnings from the White House about the consequences of inaction as Republicans insist on pairing...

US, South Korea and Japan urge a stronger international push to curb North Korea's nuclear program

Dec. 09, 2023 03:27 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The national security advisers of the United States, South Korea and Japan on Saturday called for a stronger international push to suppress North Korea’s development of nuclear weapons and missiles, its cybertheft activities and alleged arms transfers to Russia. ...

With Putin's reelection all but assured, Russia's opposition still vows to undermine his image

Dec. 09, 2023 00:11 AM EST

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Behind bars in penal colonies or in self-exile abroad, Russian opposition figures vow they will still put up a fight against President Vladimir Putin as he seeks yet another term in office in an election in March. Although they believe Putin will be declared...

Ukraine's human rights envoy calls for a faster way to bring back children deported by Russia

Dec. 08, 2023 16:29 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s human rights ombudsman voiced hope Friday that a coalition of countries formed to facilitate the return of Ukrainian children illegally deported by Russia will be able to come up with a faster mechanism to repatriate them. Over 19,000 children are still believed...

Russia puts prominent Russian-US journalist Masha Gessen on wanted list for criminal charges

Dec. 08, 2023 15:37 PM EST

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Russian police have put prominent Russian-American journalist and author Masha Gessen on a wanted list after opening a criminal case against them on charges of spreading false information about the Russian army. It is the latest step in an unrelenting...

Putin will seek another term as Russian president, aiming to extend his rule of over two decades

Dec. 08, 2023 15:10 PM EST

Vladimir Putin on Friday moved to prolong his repressive and unyielding grip on Russia for at least another six years, announcing his candidacy in the presidential election next March that he is all but certain to win. Putin still commands wide support after nearly a quarter-century...

The year in review: Influential people who died in 2023

Dec. 08, 2023 12:37 PM EST

Yevgeny Prigozhin rose from being an ex-con and hot dog vendor to winning lucrative Kremlin contracts and heading a formidable mercenary army. But it all came to a sudden end when the private plane carrying him and others mysteriously exploded over Russia. Prigozhin's Aug. 23 death...

Key events in Vladimir Putin's more than two decades in power in Russia

Dec. 08, 2023 06:44 AM EST

Significant dates in Vladimir Putin’s 24 years in power in Russia: Dec. 31, 1999 — In a surprise address to the nation, President Boris Yeltsin announces his resignation and makes Putin, the prime minister he appointed four months earlier, the acting president. May...

Putin to seek another presidential term in Russia, extending his rule of over two decades, state media say

Dec. 08, 2023 06:13 AM EST
MOSCOW (AP) — Putin to seek another presidential term in Russia, extending his rule of over two decades, state media say.