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Kremlin confirms Trump-Putin meeting at G-20

Jun. 26, 2019 12:42 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with U.S. President Donald Trump on the sidelines of an international summit in Japan, the Kremlin said Wednesday, in talks that come amid bitter differences between Moscow and Washington. Trump has said he plans to meet with Putin during the Group...

UK jets in Estonia scrambled to intercept Russian planes

Jun. 26, 2019 12:42 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's defense ministry says Royal Air Force jets deployed in Estonia have been scrambled twice in a single day to intercept Russian aircraft. The ministry said Wednesday that the missions brought the number of incidents involving Russian planes to 11 since taking over the Baltic Air...

The Latest: France's Macron warns against rising tensions

Jun. 25, 2019 3:04 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions between the U.S. and Iran and in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 9:55 p.m. France's President Emmanuel Macron has spoken by phone with his Iranian counterpart in what his office says is an effort to avoid a "dangerous escalation" of tensions in...

Ukraine recalls Council of Europe envoy over Russia vote

Jun. 25, 2019 1:29 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine's foreign minister has recalled the country's permanent representative to the Council of Europe after the human rights organization's assembly approved a resolution to restore Russia's participation. The parliamentary assembly stripped the Russian delegation of voting rights in 2014...

NATO to endorse measures against Russia over missile treaty

Jun. 25, 2019 9:29 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO defense ministers are set to endorse a list of measures that could be used against Russia should it refuse to comply with a major Cold War-era missile treaty, the military alliance's secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg, said Tuesday. In February, the United States began the 6-month...

Helsinki, Mueller shadowing upcoming Trump, Putin meeting

Jun. 24, 2019 10:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The shadow of Helsinki lingers. Uncertainties about Russia's past and future election interference continue. And tensions are high over hot spots from Iran to Venezuela. When President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet this week on the sidelines of an international...

What's an advanced Russian warship doing in Havana harbor?

Jun. 24, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — One of the Russian navy's most advanced warships entered Havana's harbor Monday and docked at the port used until this month by U.S. cruise lines. Here are some questions and answers about the Admiral Gorshkov's travels through the Caribbean. ___ WHAT IS THE ADMIRAL GORSHKOV? The Admiral...

Serbia's defense chief crows about Russian military allies

Jun. 24, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Live-ammunition drills the Serbian military is holding with Russian and Belarusian troops show Belgrade has allies in any future war in the Balkans, Serbia's defense minister said Monday. Aleksandar Vulin said the joint Slavic Brotherhood military maneuvers Serbia is hosting this...

The Latest: Pompeo talks to UAE leader about countering Iran

Jun. 24, 2019 2:40 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions between the U.S. and Iran and in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 10:40 p.m. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has met with Abu Dhabi's influential crown prince to sell the Trump administration's idea for maritime security in the Persian Gulf,...

Russia starts army drills to respond to Central Asia threats

Jun. 24, 2019 10:56 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military launched a massive exercise Monday to simulate a response to possible security threats in Central Asia. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said the five-day drills will "check the armed forces' ability to ensure security in the Central Asian region that faces serious...