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Russian pollster stops publishing results on elections

Jan. 16, 2018 6:04 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's main independent polling agency has stopped publishing results of opinion polls on the upcoming presidential election, fearing legal repercussions. Levada Center was listed as a foreign agent in 2016 under a new law aimed at curbing alleged foreign influence on public life in Russia....

The Latest: Defending champion Federer wins in 1st round

Jan. 16, 2018 5:08 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday at the Australian Open (all times local): 9 p.m. Defending champion Roger Federer had an easy run in his first-round match at the Australian Open, beating Aljaz Bedene 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 as he began his quest here for his 20th Grand Slam singles title. Some of...

House panel interviewing Bannon after his fall from power

Jan. 16, 2018 1:02 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Intelligence Committee is poised to question Steve Bannon, the onetime confidant to President Donald Trump, following his spectacular fall from power after accusing the president's son and others of "treasonous" behavior for taking a meeting with Russians during the 2016...

Russian, US and other ministers expected at UN meetings

Jan. 15, 2018 7:02 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Two high-level Security Council meetings this week will focus on "confidence building" measures to deal with weapons of mass destruction where North Korea is expected to be in the spotlight and Afghanistan's partnership with Central Asia "as a model to link security and development."...

FIFA sends whistleblower questions after doping intel review

Jan. 15, 2018 4:06 PM EST

FIFA has intensified the investigation into doping in Russian soccer, disclosing on Monday it has finally sought details from the chemist who exposed the scale of state-sponsored cheating across sports. The Associated Press reported last month that Grigory Rodchenkov, the former Moscow and Sochi lab director, was...

Families of missing sub crew ask Russia to continue search

Jan. 15, 2018 3:43 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Relatives of some of the 44 crew members aboard an Argentine submarine that went missing in the South Atlantic asked Russia on Monday to carry on with the search two months after the vessel disappeared. An explosion occurred near the time and place where the ARA San Juan...

UK air force scrambles 2 fighters to intercept Russian jets

Jan. 15, 2018 2:32 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Royal Air Force scrambled two fighter jets to intercept Russian strategic bombers near U.K. airspace on Monday, in another illustration of ongoing tensions. The RAF confirmed that it sent Typhoon aircraft from the Lossiemouth base in Scotland on a "quick reaction alert" as two...

Russian officials move to shut Navalny's foundation

Jan. 15, 2018 2:28 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Justice Ministry said Monday it has filed a lawsuit to shut down a company used by opposition leader Alexei Navalny that is being used to finance his political campaigning. The Justice Ministry said it has asked a Moscow court to close the Fifth Season of the Year foundation, which...

Russian military conducts massive missile drills

Jan. 15, 2018 12:06 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military is conducting massive drills involving truck-mounted intercontinental ballistic missile launchers. The Defense Ministry said maneuvers involving Topol-M and Yars missile launchers began Monday. Those types of nuclear-tipped ICBMs are mounted on heavy all-terrain vehicles,...

Russia slams US demands for Iran; Germany seeks more detail

Jan. 15, 2018 11:18 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia spoke out strongly Monday against the U.S. push for modifying a nuclear agreement with Iran, while Germany said it would seek more detail on what the U.S. wants and analyze the situation with its European partners. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov warned that Moscow won't support...