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In this photo taken from video, Alexei Navalny kisses his wife Yulia as he is detained by police at the passport control after arriving at Sheremetyevo airport, outside Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. Russia's prison service says opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been detained at a Moscow airport after returning from Germany. (AP)

Kremlin critic Navalny detained after landing in Moscow

Jan. 17, 2021 7:20 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was arrested Sunday at a Moscow airport as he tried to enter the country from Germany, where he had spent five months recovering from nerve agent poisoning that he blames on the Kremlin. Navalny's detention at passport control in Moscow’s...

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, left, greets International Ice Hockey Federation President Rene Fasel during their meeting in Minsk, Belarus, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. (Nikolai Petrov/BelTA Pool Photo via AP)

Decision on Belarus hockey worlds near amid sponsor pressure

Jan. 17, 2021 2:28 PM EST

DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — The International Ice Hockey Federation will make a decision in the coming days on whether to pull its world championship from Belarus as pressure increases from sponsors over a crackdown on opposition groups in the country. German motor oil manufacturer Liqui Moly said...

FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2020 file photo, released by the official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, President Hassan Rouhani, right, welcomes Director General of International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, Rafael Mariano Grossi for their meeting in Tehran, Iran. Iran urged the United Nations' nuclear watchdog to avoid publishing “unnecessary” details on Tehran’s nuclear program, state TV reported Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, a day after Germany, France and Britain said Tehran has “no credible civilian use” for its development of uranium metal. (Iranian Presidency Office via AP, File)

Iran asks watchdog not to publish 'unnecessary' nuke details

Jan. 17, 2021 10:07 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran urged the United Nations' nuclear watchdog to avoid publishing “unnecessary” details on Tehran’s nuclear program, state TV reported Sunday, a day after Germany, France and Britain said Tehran has “no credible civilian use” for its development of...

Leading Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has left Berlin on a flight bound for Moscow despite threat of arrest

Jan. 17, 2021 9:20 AM EST
BERLIN (AP) — Leading Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has left Berlin on a flight bound for Moscow despite threat of arrest.

Germany: Buried barrel may be linked to far-left group

Jan. 17, 2021 4:55 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities say forestry workers have unearthed a barrel containing material that may be related to the far-left Red Army Faction group. The plastic barrel was found Friday during tree-pruning work in the Seevetal area, near Hamburg, the state criminal police office in Lower Saxony...

In this aerial photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, workers build a large centralized quarantine facility capable of holding several thousand people in Shijiazhuang in northern China's Hebei Province, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. China on Saturday finished building a 1,500-room hospital for COVID-19 patients in Nangong, south of Beijing in Hebei Province, to fight a surge in infections the government said are harder to contain and that it blamed on infected people or goods from abroad. (Yang Shiyao/Xinhua via AP)

The Latest: China reports a few new cases of COVID-19

Jan. 16, 2021 9:41 PM EST

BEIJING — China on Sunday reported 109 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, two-thirds of them in a northern province that abuts Beijing, and no deaths. There were 72 new cases in Hebei province, where the government is building isolation hospitals with a total of 9,500 rooms to combat an upsurge in infections,...

North Rhine-Westphalia's Governor and candidate as leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) Armin Laschet shows a luck coin offered to him by his father as he delivers his speech on the second day of the party's 33rd congress held online because of the coronavirus pandemic, in Berlin on January 16, 2021. German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party is choosing a new leader on Saturday, eight months before voters decide who will succeed Merkel in a national election. (Odd Andersen/Pool via AP)

Germany: Merkel's party elects pragmatic Laschet as leader

Jan. 16, 2021 1:50 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel’s center-right party chose Armin Laschet, the pragmatic governor of Germany’s most populous state, as its new leader Saturday. The choice sent a signal of continuity months before an election in which voters will decide who becomes the new chancellor....

The podium with second placed Laura Nolte of Germany, winner Kaillie Humphries of USA and third placed Martina Fontanive of Switzerland, from left, after the women's monobob World Series in St. Moritz, Switzerland, on Saturday, January 16, 2021. (Gian Ehrenzeller/Keystone via AP)

Humphries wins monobob debut, Friedrich sets wins record

Jan. 16, 2021 11:04 AM EST

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (AP) — History for Kaillie Humphries. History for Francesco Friedrich. For a pair of bobsledders who have dominated their eras, Saturday’s victories will stand out. Humphries won her debut race in the Women’s Monobob World Series, while Friedrich won the 47th World Cup...

Michael Kemple, 93 poses for a portrait at his home Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Elizabeth, Pa.  Kemple served in the United States Merchant Marines from 1944 to 1945. During his tour, he served aboard a ship that transported supplies to the Russian port city of Murmansk. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)

Russia honoring remaining WWII Merchant Marine Vets Honored

Jan. 16, 2021 9:17 AM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Winston Churchill described it as the “worst journey in the world,” and two local Merchant Marine veterans in their 90s are among the last left in the U.S. to have endured it. These were the World War II Arctic convoys to the Russian ports of Murmansk and Archangel to supply...

European powers press Iran to back off latest nuclear move

Jan. 16, 2021 7:33 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany, France and Britain pressed Iran on Saturday to back off the latest planned violation of its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, saying that Tehran has “no credible civilian use” for uranium metal. The International Atomic Energy Agency said Thursday Iran had informed...