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Swiss detail extra security measures for Biden-Putin summit

Jun. 11, 2021 15:20 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss authorities plan to temporarily restrict airspace over the city of Geneva and to deploy up to 3,000 troops and police officers as part of extra security for the summit between Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Joe Biden next week. ...

18th-century villa in Geneva park to host Biden-Putin summit

Jun. 10, 2021 10:18 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — An 18th-century manor house in the middle of a public park with lakeside views will host the summit between U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva next week, the Swiss Foreign Ministry said Thursday. Geneva’s Parc de la...

Russian court outlaws opposition leader Navalny's groups

Jun. 09, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Moscow court on Wednesday night outlawed the organizations founded by Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny by labeling them extremist, the latest move in a campaign to silence dissent and bar Kremlin critics from running for parliament in September. ...

Navalny daughter accepts human rights award on his behalf

Jun. 08, 2021 12:24 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The daughter of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny accepted a human rights award on her father's behalf on Tuesday for his courage in facing down President Vladimir Putin’s government. Daria Navalnaya, a 20-year-old student at Stanford...

The Latest: Hawaii's eviction moratorium extended 60 days

Jun. 07, 2021 22:27 PM EDT

HONOLULU — Hawaii’s governor is extending for two more months an eviction moratorium that he implemented during the coronavirus pandemic, but says he doesn’t expect to keep it longer than that. The existing emergency order instituting a pause on evictions was due...

Biden invites Ukrainian president to White House this summer

Jun. 07, 2021 17:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has invited Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy for a White House visit this summer. National security adviser Jake Sullivan said Biden extended the invitation during a phone call on Monday with Zelenskyy, who has publicly...

Putin chafes at US, criticizes response to Capitol attack

Jun. 04, 2021 19:09 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday set a tough tone for his upcoming summit with U.S. President Joe Biden, accusing Washington of trying to contain Russia and citing its response to the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol as a manifestation of the West's double...

China showcases Xinjiang's economy to fight rights criticism

Jun. 02, 2021 09:50 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China is showcasing economic development in its northwestern Xinjiang region to fight allegations of human rights abuses there. The region’s government organized an international Zoom call featuring numerous testimonials from Muslim ethnic minorities...

German minister laments choice of Syria for WHO board seat

Jun. 01, 2021 07:36 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s health minister says he is “anything but happy” that Syria’s government — which has waged a devastating, deadly decade-long war against dissenters — has been selected for a seat on the World Health Organization’s executive board. ...

Russia's security strategy envisages 'forceful methods'

May. 31, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A revised version of Russia's national security strategy says that it may use forceful methods to respond to unfriendly actions by foreign countries, a top Kremlin official said in remarks published Monday, Nikolai Patrushev, the secretary of the...