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The Latest: Trump calls Khashoggi killing a 'total fiasco'

Oct. 23, 2018 7:14 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi (all times local): 2 a.m. U.S. President Donald Trump says he will be briefed Wednesday afternoon by U.S. officials looking into the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi Arabian agents. After tomorrow, Trump says,...

Rome escalator accident injures 20 Russian soccer fans

Oct. 23, 2018 6:34 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — At least 20 people were injured when an escalator in the Rome metropolitan system collapsed Tuesday night. A video shown on Sky TG24 shows the escalator accelerating suddenly, and the people riding down on it collapsing one onto another. The dramatic footage shows people on the parallel...

Report: Russian researcher stabs colleague in Antarctica

Oct. 23, 2018 3:40 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Interfax news agency says that a researcher at Russia's Antarctic station has stabbed and injured a colleague in an apparent emotional breakdown. The agency said Tuesday the incident occurred on Oct. 9 at the station's canteen. It added that the injured researcher has been delivered to a...

No olives? Putin pokes fun at US seal amid arms pact dispute

Oct. 23, 2018 3:32 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin poked fun at the official seal of the United States while hosting U.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser Tuesday, saying he wondered if the American eagle had plucked all the olives from the branch in its talon. While sitting down with John...

Bolton says he told officials vote meddling hurt Russia

Oct. 23, 2018 3:20 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton said Tuesday that he told Russian officials the Kremlin hurt itself by meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Wrapping up two days of talks in Moscow, Bolton said he told his Russian interlocutors that Moscow's meddling has been...

Litvinenko widow says Saudi death should be a wake-up call

Oct. 23, 2018 3:17 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The widow of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko, who was killed by radioactive poison in 2006, said Tuesday that the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi should be a wake-up call to the world about the deadly behavior of authoritarian states. Speaking at an event at the British...

The Latest: Bolton: Russia hurt itself meddling in US vote

Oct. 23, 2018 1:52 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on John Bolton's meetings in Moscow (all times local): 8:50 p.m. U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton says he raised the issue of the Russian meddling in the U.S. election during meetings in Russia, emphasizing that it has been detrimental to Moscow's own interests. Bolton,...

A glance at the 1987 nuclear arms pact Trump intends to dump

Oct. 23, 2018 1:37 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump has declared his intention to withdraw from a landmark nuclear weapons treaty, a move the Kremlin warned would "make the world a more dangerous place." Trump's National Security Adviser John Bolton has met with Russian President Vladimir Putin and his top officials...

Poland awards Ukrainian filmmaker imprisoned in Russia

Oct. 23, 2018 12:57 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland has honored a Ukrainian filmmaker imprisoned in Russia on charges of plotting acts of terrorism for his defense of Ukrainians held captive in Russia. Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said Tuesday he has bestowed the eighth annual Pro Dignitate Humana (For Human Dignity) award...

Trump presidency inspires wave of books on impeachment

Oct. 23, 2018 9:06 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 40 years after working on the impeachment of Richard Nixon, former Rep. Elizabeth Holtzman is back on the case. This time, it's with a book: "The Case for Impeaching Trump." "The book really forced me to think this through," Holtzman, a New York Democrat and member of the House...