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Putin encourages BRICS to collaborate on anti-virus programs

Nov. 13, 2019 7:01 PM EST

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin told fellow leaders of the BRICS group of emerging economy nations Wednesday that he supports more cooperation in information and computing. “We would like the other countries to look at our advances in those areas to participate with us,...

Clinton: UK voters must see Russian influence report

Nov. 12, 2019 12:30 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Hillary Clinton says she's "dumbfounded" that the U.K. government has failed to release a report on Russian influence in British politics before the country holds a national election next month. The former U.S. presidential candidate told British media that the public needs to know what is in...

Moldova's government falls after losing no-confidence vote

Nov. 12, 2019 10:31 AM EST

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Moldova's government coalition between a pro-European group and a Russian-backed party collapsed Tuesday after losing a no-confidence vote in parliament. Prime Minister Maia Sandu's five-month-old government lost the vote as 63 of 101 lawmakers supported the no-confidence motion...

Kazakhstan offers to host Russia-Ukraine meeting

Nov. 12, 2019 8:10 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Kazakhstan's ex-president said Tuesday he offered to host the leaders of Russia and Ukraine for talks on settling the conflict in eastern Ukraine, but the Kremlin was noncommittal about such an encounter. The fighting between Russia-backed separatist rebels and Ukrainian troops in Ukraine's...

The Latest: EU asks UK to name commissioner even temporarily

Nov. 12, 2019 7:27 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's Dec. 12 election and the country's impending departure from the European Union (all times local): 12:25 p.m. Even though the British government desperately wants to leave the EU, the bloc itself desperately wants a new U.K. Commissioner on its executive team, even if...

Lavrov: Armenia to grant Russia access to biological labs

Nov. 11, 2019 1:11 PM EST

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says Russia and Armenia have finalized talks on cooperation in biological security. Russia long has pushed for access to three biological labs in Armenia, which have been sponsored by the United States. Some Russian media have alleged that the...

Ukraine, rebels say pullback in the east is completed

Nov. 11, 2019 12:22 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The Ukrainian military and Russia-backed separatist rebels have completed a pullback of troops and weapons from an area in eastern Ukraine embroiled in a conflict that has killed more than 13,000 people, officials said Monday. The disengagement near Petrivske that began Saturday...

Putin bemoans continued corruption at space base

Nov. 11, 2019 7:10 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin is complaining to his cabinet that widescale corruption at Russia's new space launch facility is continuing. The facility in the Far East, named Vostochny, is intended to reduce Russia's reliance on the Baikonur launchpads in Kazakhstan, from which all manned...

US mulling sanctions against Serbia over Russia arms deals

Nov. 8, 2019 1:09 PM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Declaring they had "nothing to hide," Serbian officials expressed hope on Friday that the U.S. wouldn't punish the Balkan country with sanctions that it levies on states which buy weapons from Russia. Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic made his remarks after talks in Belgrade with...

Turkish patrol kills Syrian protester amid shaky truce

Nov. 8, 2019 1:09 PM EST

IDIL, Turkey (AP) — A Syrian protester was killed after a Turkish military vehicle ran him over on Friday as it drove through an angry crowd protesting a joint Turkish-Russian patrol in northeastern Syria, Kurdish forces and a Syria war monitoring group said. The fatal incident reflects the increasingly...