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The Latest: Russia releases video of new underwater drone

Feb. 20, 2019 10:16 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Putin's state-of-the-nation speech (all times local): 6:10 p.m. The Russian Defense Ministry has released a video showing a test of a new nuclear-powered underwater drone. The brief video showing the Poseidon's test launch was released Wednesday shortly after President Vladimir...

Putin asks FIFA for support on World Cup legacy

Feb. 20, 2019 9:33 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says he wants FIFA to help ensure last year's World Cup has an effective legacy. At a meeting with FIFA president Gianni Infantino, Putin says "ahead of us we now have a different task, to use everything that was done for the World Cup, to use it effectively,...

Cyprus Orthodox Church backs Ukrainian church's independence

Feb. 20, 2019 8:52 AM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus' Orthodox Church says it supports the Ukrainian Orthodox Church's right to independence that was granted by the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople last month, aiming to heal its divisions. The Holy Synod also said Wednesday, however, that Patriarch Bartholomew should take...

Putin sternly warns US against putting missiles in Europe

Feb. 20, 2019 8:30 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin sternly warned the United States against deploying new missiles in Europe, saying Wednesday that Russia will retaliate by fielding new weapons that will take just as little time to reach their targets. While the Russian leader didn't say what specific new...

Reports: Russian medical aid arrives in Venezuela

Feb. 20, 2019 8:17 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian news agencies say a shipment of Russian medicine and medical equipment has arrived in Venezuela. The reports on state news agencies RIA-Novosti and Tass did not give the overall size of the shipment or the specifics of what it contained. RIA-Novosti cited a diplomatic source as saying...

US steps up winter-warfare training as global threat shifts

Feb. 20, 2019 8:17 AM EST

MARINE MOUNTAIN WARFARE TRAINING CENTER, Calif. (AP) — Hunkered down behind a wall of snow, two U.S. Marines melt slush to make drinking water after spending the night digging out a defensive position high in the Sierra Nevada. Their laminated targeting map is wedged into the ice just below the machine...

Thais give Russia, US right to extradite hacking suspect

Feb. 20, 2019 8:00 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court has accepted a U.S. request that a Russian man who allegedly was in a gang that stole millions of dollars online from bank accounts be extradited to the United States, but the suspect could end up in Russia anyway. A Bangkok court ruled Wednesday that Dmitry Ukrainsky be...

Israeli official: Netanyahu-Putin meeting in Moscow delayed

Feb. 20, 2019 7:58 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli government official says a planned meeting in Moscow between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin has been postponed. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity Wednesday because of the sensitivity of the matter, says the meeting was...

Artist probes Russia's toxic legacy through family history

Feb. 20, 2019 7:29 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Pavel Otdelnov recalls how as a child he saw his mother boil his parents' bedding every day. His father worked in the factories of Dzerzhinsk, the center of Soviet chemical manufacturing, and the chlorine and phosgene that yellowed the sheets seeped through protective gear into his skin. "Dad...

President Vladimir Putin says Russia will commission new hypersonic missile for its navy

Feb. 20, 2019 5:43 AM EST
MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin says Russia will commission new hypersonic missile for its navy.