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Putin and Abe discuss Kuril Islands, WWII peace treaty

May. 26, 2018 3:07 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met in Moscow on Saturday for talks that included resolving a dispute over four Pacific islands and eventually signing a peace treaty. Abe has been pushing for a way forward in the dispute that centers on the four most...

US still preparing for Trump-Kim summit should it take place

May. 26, 2018 1:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House team is heading to Singapore this weekend as previously planned to prepare for a possible summit between President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader, a further sign that the meeting Trump called off might get back on track. Trump on Friday welcomed the North's...

The Latest: South Korea relieved about revived US-NK talks

May. 25, 2018 9:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and North Korea (all times local): 9 p.m. South Korea says it feels relieved about the revived talks for a summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un over the future of Kim's nuclear weapons program. The statement by...

Korea summit after all? Trump says 'everybody plays games'

May. 25, 2018 9:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — "Everybody plays games," President Donald Trump declared Friday as he suggested the potentially historic North Korean summit he had suddenly called off might be getting back on track. His sights set on a meeting that has raised hopes for a halt in North Korea's nuclear weapons...

Putin: We're held hostage to political strife around Trump

May. 25, 2018 4:31 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday bemoaned troubled relations with the United States, saying Russia wants to improve them but is effectively held hostage by the disputes surrounding President Donald Trump. Putin's comments in a meeting with top editors of...

AP Source: Trump lawyer met Russian oligarch at Trump Tower

May. 25, 2018 2:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, met with a Russian oligarch and discussed U.S.-Russia relations just 11 days before Trump was inaugurated as president, according to a person familiar with the meeting. A firm connected to the oligarch, billionaire Viktor Vekselberg, later...

The Latest: Putin says NKorea sovereignty should be ensured

May. 25, 2018 2:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and North Korea (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Vladimir Putin says finding a solution to the North Korea nuclear tensions is of great importance to Russia and says North Korea's sovereignty should be guaranteed. The Russian president said Friday that "a...

Netherlands, Australia hold Russia liable for downing MH17

May. 25, 2018 11:53 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A day after international prosecutors said they had unequivocal evidence of Russian involvement in the downing of a Malaysian passenger jet over Ukraine nearly four years ago, the Netherlands and Australia on Friday announced they were holding Moscow legally responsible for...

The Latest: Putin denies Russia responsible for MH17 downing

May. 25, 2018 11:14 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on the international reaction to a report on the downing of MH17 in 2014 (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Russian President Vladimir Putin has strongly rejected claims from the Netherlands, Australia and others blaming Russia for the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight...

The Latest: S. Korea PM sad that Trump-Kim summit canceled

May. 25, 2018 7:28 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump canceling his planned summit with North Korea (all times local): 8 p.m. The prime minister of South Korea has expressed sadness that the planned summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been canceled....