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Ukraine uncovers ring that hacked banks in US, Europe

Jan. 27, 2021 12:55 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian authorities said Wednesday they have uncovered a group of hackers who stole data from banks in the United States and several European countries causing an estimated $2.5 billion in damage. The prosecutor-general’s office said the hackers were based in Kharkiv,...

Hungarian FM in Ukraine to push for ethnic minority rights

Jan. 27, 2021 12:14 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Hungary's top diplomat visited Kyiv Wednesday to try and defuse a rift over the rights of Ukraine's Hungarian minority, which has clouded bilateral relations for years. Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto suggested that the two countries set up a working group to solve a dispute over...

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks to participants of the the World Economic Forum via a video link in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. Putin warned of rising global tensions and growing risks of new conflicts and called for broader international cooperation to tackle new challenges. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Russia's Putin warns of worsening global instability

Jan. 27, 2021 10:54 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Wednesday that the world risks sliding deeper into instability as the coronavirus pandemic combines with global rivalries and other international tensions. Speaking by video link during a virtual meeting of the World Economic Forum, Putin pointed at...

FILE - In this March 10, 2011, file photo, then-Vice President Joe Biden, left, shakes hands with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in Moscow, Russia.  President Joe Biden has been thrown into a high-wire act with Russia as he seeks to toughen his administration's stance against Putin while preserving room for diplomacy in a post-Donald Trump era. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)

First Biden-Putin call shows both cautious on big concerns

Jan. 26, 2021 10:10 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian leader Vladimir Putin held their first conversation as counterparts Tuesday in a phone call that underscored troubled relations and the delicate balance between the former Cold War foes. According to the White House, Biden raised concerns about the...

15 die in Ukraine nursing home fire

Jan. 21, 2021 11:59 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A fire at a private nursing home in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv killed 15 people and injured five others Thursday, officials said. The cause of the blaze in the two-story building was under investigation. News reports said the building originally was a residence but had been converted into...

In this Jan. 6, 2021, photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., walks from the Senate floor to his office on Capitol Hill in Washington. Now that the House has impeached President Donald Trump for the second time, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi must figure out the best strategy for arguing the case before the Senate. Senate rules say the trial must start soon after the chamber receives the article of impeachment, which cites “incitement of insurrection” after an angry mob of Trump’s supporters invaded the Capitol last week. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

EXPLAINER: What's next after House impeachment vote

Jan. 15, 2021 2:24 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Now that the House has impeached President Donald Trump for the second time, Speaker Nancy Pelosi must figure out the best strategy for arguing the case before the Senate. Senate rules say the trial must start soon after the chamber receives the article of impeachment, which charges...

In this Jan. 6, 2021, photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., walks from the Senate floor to his office on Capitol Hill in Washington. Now that the House has impeached President Donald Trump for the second time, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi must figure out the best strategy for arguing the case before the Senate. Senate rules say the trial must start soon after the chamber receives the article of impeachment, which cites “incitement of insurrection” after an angry mob of Trump’s supporters invaded the Capitol last week. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

EXPLAINER: What's next after House impeachment vote

Jan. 14, 2021 7:03 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Now that the House has impeached President Donald Trump for the second time, Speaker Nancy Pelosi must figure out the best strategy for arguing the case before the Senate. Senate rules say the trial must start soon after the chamber receives the article of impeachment, which charges...

FILE - In this Saturday, March 1, 2014 file photo, a Ukrainian man stands in protest in front of gunmen in unmarked uniforms as they stand guard in balaklava, on the outskirts of Sevastopol, Crimea. The European Court of Human Rights decided Thursday Jan. 14, 2021, to start considering Ukraine's complaint against alleged human rights violations in the Russia-annexed Crimea. (AP Photo/Andrew Lubimov, File)

Europe's rights court accepts Ukraine case against Russia

Jan. 14, 2021 7:37 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Europe’s top human rights court agreed Thursday to look into Ukraine’s complaint against alleged human rights violations in the Russia-annexed Crimean Peninsula. The Strasbourg-based European Court of Human Rights, or ECHR, concluded that Ukraine's case against Russia is backed...

Today in History

Jan. 14, 2021 12:00 AM EST

Today in History Today is Thursday, Jan. 14, the 14th day of 2021. There are 351 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 14, 1943, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and French General Charles de Gaulle opened a wartime conference in Casablanca....

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., holds a news conference on the day after violent protesters loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Congress, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

EXPLAINER: What's next after House impeachment vote

Jan. 13, 2021 9:16 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has been impeached by the House days before leaving office, becoming the first American president to be impeached twice. The previous three impeachments — those of Presidents Andrew Johnson, Bill Clinton and Trump — took months before a final vote,...