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Protesters besiege the offices of Abkhazia President Raul Khadzhimba in the city of Sukhumi, in Georgia's breakaway province of Abkhazia, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020.  The demonstrators are demanding the resignation of Raul Khadzhimba, who was re-elected Abkhazia's president in September 2019, and some demonstrators scuffled with guards as they tried to break into the presidential administration building. (AP Photo)

Leader of Georgia's breakaway province of Abkhazia resigns

Jan. 13, 2020 5:47 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Legislators in Georgia's breakaway province of Abkhazia on Monday accepted the resignation of the region's leader, who stepped down under pressure from the opposition. Opposition protesters seized the presidential office last week and demanded Raul Khadzhimba's resignation over alleged...

Protesters besiege the offices of Abkhazia President Raul Khadzhimba in the city of Sukhumi, in Georgia's breakaway province of Abkhazia, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020.  The demonstrators are demanding the resignation of Raul Khadzhimba, who was re-elected Abkhazia's president in September 2019, and some demonstrators scuffled with guards as they tried to break into the presidential administration building. (AP Photo)

Hundreds rally to demand resignation of Abkhazia's leader

Jan. 9, 2020 10:31 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Hundreds of protesters in Georgia's breakaway province of Abkhazia besieged the regional leader's office Thursday to demand his resignation. The demonstrators claim there were widespread irregularities in the re-election of Raul Khadzhimba for a second 5-year term as Abkhazia's president in...

2 die, 8 injured in bus crash in Russia

Dec. 26, 2019 2:20 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A bus crash in southwestern Russia killed two people and injured eight others Thursday, authorities said. The crash occurred near the village of Yarkino in the Lipetsk region, about 320 kilometers (200 miles) south of Moscow, Russia's Emergencies Ministry said. The bus was driving from Moscow...

FILE - This July 9, 2019, file photo shows pedestrians walking across the street from the Twitter office building in San Francisco. Twitter says it has removed nearly 6,000 accounts it has deemed tied to a state-backed information operation in Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Twitter, Facebook ban fake users; some had AI-created photos

Dec. 20, 2019 8:19 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter has identified and removed nearly 6,000 accounts that it said were part of a coordinated effort by Saudi government agencies and individuals to advance the country's geopolitical interests. Separately, Facebook said it removed hundreds of Facebook accounts, groups and pages linked...