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How is an ex-FBI informant charged with lying about Bidens allegedly linked to Russian intelligence?

Feb. 21, 2024 20:09 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The explosive allegations at the center of an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden were false, federal prosecutors said, and came from an ex-FBI informant who said he was in touch with Russian intelligence. The informant, Alexander Smirnov, is “actively...

A Los Angeles woman was arrested in Russia on charges of treason. Here's what we know

Feb. 21, 2024 19:50 PM EST

Russia's main domestic intelligence agency has arrested a woman with dual U.S. and Russian citizenship on charges of treason, accusing her of collecting money for the Ukrainian military. The Federal Security Service said in a statement early Tuesday that the Los Angeles resident was...

James Biden tells GOP lawmakers that Joe Biden had no involvement in the family's business dealings

Feb. 21, 2024 19:04 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden “never had any involvement” in the business dealings of other members of his family, his brother James Biden testified Wednesday when he appeared for a voluntary private interview on Capitol Hill as part of House Republicans' impeachment inquiry. ...

Russian court rejects liberal politician's appeal contesting his removal from presidential race

Feb. 21, 2024 13:31 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A liberal Russian politician on Wednesday lost another appeal against election officials' decision to bar him from running in next month’s presidential vote in which President Vladimir Putin is all but certain to win another six-year term. Boris Nadezhdin had made a...

Zelenskyy invites Poland's leaders to border to resolve farmers' protest affecting flow of weapons

Feb. 21, 2024 12:24 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Ukraine's president on Wednesday invited Polish leaders to meet him at their shared border to resolve a blockade by Polish farmers protesting Ukrainian food imports, saying it's hampering the shipment of weapons to Ukrainian soldiers. Meanwhile, Polish...

Germany says Europe's largest economy is in 'troubled waters' and cuts its growth forecast

Feb. 21, 2024 11:31 AM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The German government said Europe's largest economy was in “troubled waters” and slashed its growth forecast for this year as it struggles with a lack of skilled labor, excessive bureaucracy, high interest rates and lagging investment in new projects — while a...

EU agrees on new sanctions against Russia days before the second anniversary of the war in Ukraine

Feb. 21, 2024 09:45 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union countries on Wednesday agreed on a new package of sanctions against Russia to target individuals and businesses suspected of assisting Moscow in its war against Ukraine, including Chinese companies. The decision coincides with the second anniversary...

Thousands of farmers advance on Madrid for a major tractor protest over EU policies

Feb. 21, 2024 07:28 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Hundreds of farmers drove their tractors into central Madrid on Wednesday as part of ongoing protests against European Union and local farming policies and to demand measures to alleviate production cost hikes. The protest, the biggest to take place in the Spanish...

Biden wants people to know most of the money he's seeking for Ukraine would be spent in the US

Feb. 20, 2024 21:51 PM EST

MESQUITE, Texas (AP) — At a bustling construction site outside of Dallas, there are hopes that Congress can finally pass nearly $95 billion in foreign aid including funding for Ukraine — because factory jobs in the United States depend on that money. Aerospace and defense company...

Putin says Russia has no intention of putting nuclear weapons in space, denying US claims

Feb. 20, 2024 21:50 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin declared Tuesday that Moscow has no intention of deploying nuclear weapons in space, claiming that the country has only developed space capabilities similar to those of the U.S. Putin's statement follows the White House confirmation...