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AP source: Manafort to remain in federal custody

Jun. 18, 2019 1:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been transferred to a correctional facility in New York but will remain in federal custody while he faces state fraud charges, a Justice Department official said Tuesday. Manafort, who is serving a federal prison sentence, is waiting to be...

AP Interview: Russia's MiG sees drones as fighter jet future

Jun. 18, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

LE BOURGET, France (AP) — The head of Russia's MiG warplane manufacturer says his company is entering the drone market, and sees pilotless fighter jets as the future. Ilya Tarasenko said in an interview Tuesday at the Paris Air Show that "we have several options that we are preparing for the market" and...

Camera captures bear's rub on tree at Russian nature reserve

Jun. 18, 2019 11:58 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — An Asian black bear in Russia has been captured on video enjoying a backrub against a tree — before trying to eat a surveillance camera. The video, posted recently by the Land of the Leopard national park in Russia's Far East, showed the bear approaching a tree, then rearing up to...

Russia moves closer to pulling out of arms treaty with US

Jun. 18, 2019 6:04 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has moved closer to suspending its participation in a key nuclear arms treaty. The State Duma on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly to support President Vladimir Putin's decree to suspend Russia's obligations under the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty with the United States. The...

The Latest: Saudi Arabia say it intercepted 2 Houthi drones

Jun. 17, 2019 11:31 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region amid rising tensions between Iran and the U.S. (all times local): 7 a.m. A Saudi military spokesman says the kingdom has intercepted two bomb-laden drones launched by Yemen's Iranian-backed Houthi rebels. Col. Turki al-Maliki made...

China's Xi to visit North Korea as US nuke diplomacy stalls

Jun. 17, 2019 9:01 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping will make a state visit to North Korea this week, state media announced Monday, as U.S. talks with North Korea on its nuclear program are at an apparent standstill. Xi will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during the visit on Thursday and Friday, Chinese...

Roma leave 2 Russian villages after fatal brawl

Jun. 17, 2019 4:35 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian officials say all the Roma families in two villages have left after a large brawl that left one person dead. Police said 28 people were detained in connection with the fight in the village of Chemodanovka, which is about 550 kilometers (330 miles) southeast of Moscow. The cause of the...

Supreme Court upholds rule allowing state, federal charges

Jun. 17, 2019 2:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is upholding a constitutional rule that allows state and federal governments to prosecute someone for the same crime, a closely watched case because of its potential implications for people prosecuted in the Russia investigation. The court's 7-2 decision Monday preserves...

British air force jets in Estonia intercept Russian jets

Jun. 17, 2019 1:59 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Royal Air Force said Monday that two of its jets deployed in Estonia have been scrambled twice in recent days to intercept Russian aircraft. The RAF said the incidents brought the number of intercepts of Russian planes to eight since taking over the Baltic Air Policing mission in...

France vows to help Ukraine peace efforts

Jun. 17, 2019 1:13 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron vowed to help Ukraine's new president in his efforts to bring peace in the east of the country and in talking to Russia. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said during a visit to Paris on Monday that the only way to solve the conflict is the diplomatic way...