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Russian minister says US 'isn't helping' by bringing up prisoner swap talks on reporter Gershkovich

Jul. 18, 2024 15:53 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia’s foreign minister blamed “the Americans” for publicly bringing up a possible prisoner exchange involving imprisoned Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich, which he said “isn’t helping.” A day before Gershkovich appeared in court on...

Closing arguments in espionage trial of Wall Street Journal reporter will be Friday, court says

Jul. 18, 2024 14:32 PM EDT

YEKATERINBURG, Russia (AP) — Closing arguments in the espionage trial of U.S. journalist Evan Gershkovich will be held Friday, a court said, as the proceedings in Russia's highly politicized legal system picked up speed in a case that has seen the reporter held behind bars for over a year. ...

2024 Election Latest: Biden contracts COVID-19, Vance speaks at RNC

Jul. 17, 2024 23:35 PM EDT

The third day of the Republican National Convention shifted its focus to issues of national security and foreign policy. Republicans are focusing on Democratic President Joe Biden’s handling of the ongoing crises in Europe and the Middle East. Former Trump administration officials...

The Latest | Israeli delegation arrives in Cairo for Gaza cease-fire talks

Jul. 17, 2024 19:28 PM EDT

An Israeli delegation has arrived in Egypt to press ahead with cease-fire talks, as Israel and Hamas consider the latest proposal. That’s according to three Egyptian airport officials who did not provide further details. International mediators are pushing Israel and Hamas toward a phased deal...

US tells Russian minister Putin should release detained Americans including Gershkovich and Whelan

Jul. 16, 2024 19:38 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations told Russia’s foreign minister on Tuesday that President Vladimir Putin should release detained Americans, singling out journalist Evan Gershkovich and ex-Marine Paul Whelan, and accused the Russian leader of treating “human...

Russia holds a UN meeting about global cooperation. US calls it 'hypocrisy' after Ukraine invasion

Jul. 16, 2024 17:03 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia’s foreign minister accused the United States on Tuesday of holding the entire West “at gunpoint” and impeding international cooperation, a claim the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations denounced as “hypocrisy” by a country that invaded neighboring Ukraine....

Russian warships reach Cuban waters ahead of military exercises in the Caribbean

Jun. 12, 2024 17:43 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — A fleet of Russian warships reached Cuban waters on Wednesday ahead of planned military exercises in the Caribbean that some see as a projection of strength as tensions grow over Western support for Ukraine. The fleet, made up of a frigate, a nuclear-powered...

What to know about Russia's growing footprint in Africa

Jun. 06, 2024 12:31 PM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Russia's top diplomat pledged help and military assistance while on a whirlwind tour of several countries in Africa's sub-Saharan region of Sahel this week, as Moscow seeks to grow its influence in the restive, mineral-rich section of the continent. Russia is...

Russia's top diplomat promises more military support for Burkina Faso as he tours West Africa

Jun. 05, 2024 19:14 PM EDT

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Russia's foreign minister on Wednesday pledged more support to Burkina Faso in fighting militant groups as he pressed his whirlwind tour of West Africa in an attempt to fill a vacuum left by the region's traditional Western partners. Sergey Lavrov...

Any French military in Ukraine would be a 'legitimate target' for Russian forces, Lavrov says

Jun. 04, 2024 17:36 PM EDT

OYO, Republic of Congo (AP) — Any French military instructors in Ukraine would be a “legitimate target” for Russian armed forces, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Tuesday during a tour of Africa, where frustration with the West has swayed several countries toward Moscow. ...