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Russia says warning shots deter UK warship; London denies it

Jun. 23, 2021 10:03 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military said one of its warships in the Black Sea fired warning shots and a warplane dropped bombs Wednesday to force a British destroyer away from an area near Crimea that Moscow claims as its territorial waters, but Britain denied that account and insisted its...

Russian gas pipeline vexes U.S. charm offensive in Germany

Jun. 23, 2021 08:07 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The United States and Germany struggled Wednesday to resolve a major dispute over a Russian gas pipeline even as the Biden administration seeks to improve relations with Western Europe that had been strained during Donald Trump’s presidency. U.S....

Garland: More "depth" needed to protect against cyberattacks

Jun. 22, 2021 22:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Merrick Garland said Tuesday that private industry needs better safeguards to avoid calamitous consequences in the event of cyberattacks like the ones that have targeted American infrastructure and corporations. “You have to have a...

Putin hails WWII heroes, warns of degrading Europe security

Jun. 22, 2021 11:25 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday marked the 80th anniversary of the Nazi attack on the Soviet Union by hailing the country's World War II heroes and calling for efforts to strengthen European security. The Nazis invaded the Soviet Union on June...

Ransomware gangs get paid off as officials struggle for fix

Jun. 21, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — If your business falls victim to ransomware and you want simple advice on whether to pay the criminals, don't expect much help from the U.S. government. The answer is apt to be: It depends. “It is the position of the U.S. government that we strongly...

Russia's ambassador, recalled over spat, returns to US

Jun. 20, 2021 20:14 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s ambassador has returned to the United States three months after being recalled as tensions rose between Moscow and Washington, according to a tweet from the Russian Embassy on Sunday. Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Joe Biden...

Putin names Lavrov, Shoigu to United Russia elections list

Jun. 19, 2021 11:40 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday said his foreign minister and his defense minister will head the candidates’ list for the dominant United Russia party in September’s parliamentary election. By placing Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and...

AP FACT CHECK: Putin's twisted tale on rival; Biden GOP jab

Jun. 19, 2021 08:43 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin faulted his imprisoned political rival for leaving Russia without legal permission, omitting the vital detail that the departure was, literally, an unconscious decision: Alexei Navalny was in a coma. After meeting...

Editorial Roundup: Idaho

Jun. 18, 2021 12:40 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Idaho newspapers: Cheers & Jeers: Irony is dead June 18 The Lewiston Tribune JEERS ... to U.S. Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho. Now that Joe Biden is president, Risch...

AP Week in Pictures: Europe and Africa

Jun. 18, 2021 04:44 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — June 9 – June 16, 2021 A busy week in the region sees photos from the European soccer championships taking place across the continent, along with the Group of Seven summit meetings in Cornwall, England; President Joe Biden’s historic meeting with...