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Kremlin doubts ex-spy's daughter's statement on poisoning

May. 24, 2018 6:00 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin says it doubts that Yulia Skripal has issued a statement of her own free will after her recovery from poisoning that Britain blames on Russia. Skripal, who was poisoned along with her ex-spy father in a nerve agent attack, said Wednesday her recovery has been "slow and painful"...

Investigators: Russian military missile downed Flight MH17

May. 24, 2018 5:27 AM EDT

BUNNIK, Netherlands (AP) — An international team of investigators says that detailed analysis of video images has established that the Buk missile that brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 nearly four years ago came from a Russia-based military unit. Wilbert Paulissen of the Dutch National Police said...

Japan's prime minister heads to Russia for talks with Putin

May. 24, 2018 5:15 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe headed to Russia on Thursday for talks with President Vladimir Putin in hopes of making progress on joint economic projects on disputed islands as a step toward resolving the decades-old territorial row. Abe said he hoped to talk "heart-to-heart" with Putin on...

Investigators: Missile that brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine in 2014 was from Russian military

May. 24, 2018 5:15 AM EDT
BUNNIK, Netherlands (AP) — Investigators: Missile that brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine in 2014 was from Russian military.

Republicans to meet with intel officials on Russia probe

May. 24, 2018 4:51 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House and Senate lawmakers are set to meet with top intelligence officials as President Donald Trump raises new suspicions about the federal investigation into his 2016 campaign. Trump is calling his newest attempt at discrediting special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation...

Macron and Putin to discuss Iran nuclear deal, Syria

May. 24, 2018 2:38 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Having failed to persuade U.S. President Donald Trump to stay in the Iran nuclear accord, French President Emmanuel Macron is reaching out to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Macron heads to St. Petersburg on Thursday amid deep differences with Putin over Syria, Ukraine and alleged Russian...

Kushner given security clearance after background check

May. 24, 2018 12:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, has been granted a security clearance after a lengthy background check, a move that ensures the key White House adviser with a broad international portfolio can have access to some of the country's most closely held secrets. Kushner, who...

Merkel in China stresses dialogue on human rights, tech

May. 24, 2018 12:03 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday stressed the importance of dialogue with China during a visit to Beijing that comes amid shared concerns over trade with the United States and Washington's rejection of the Iran nuclear deal. Merkel held morning discussions with Chinese Premier Li...

FBI seeks to thwart major cyberattack on Ukraine

May. 23, 2018 11:25 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The FBI has put a spoke in the wheel of a major Russian digital disruption operation potentially aimed at causing havoc in Ukraine, evidence pieced together from researchers, Ukrainian officials and U.S. court documents indicates. On Wednesday, network technology company Cisco Systems and...

Seething over Russia probe, Trump tears into 'spygate'

May. 23, 2018 11:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has branded his latest attempt to discredit the special counsel's Russia investigation as "spygate," part of a newly invigorated strategy embraced by his Republican colleagues to raise suspicions about the probe that has dogged his presidency since the start. Trump...