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Reports: US student found killed in Russia, suspect arrested

Jun. 19, 2021 13:01 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian news reports said searchers on Saturday found the body of an American student who went missing several days earlier and that a man has been arrested on suspicion of murder. The body of Catherine Serou, 34, was found in a wooded area near the city...

The Latest: Daily infections soar in Russia; Moscow hard hit

Jun. 19, 2021 12:10 PM EDT

MOSCOW — Russia’s national coronavirus taskforce on Saturday reported 17,906 new infections, more than double the daily tally from early June. More than half of the new infections are in Moscow, where cases have tripled this month. The soaring case count has caused...

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...

Polarized by war, Armenia votes Sunday in an early election

Jun. 19, 2021 02:56 AM EDT

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia's leader is facing a tough challenge at the polls after a humiliating defeat for Armenian forces in last year's fighting with Azerbaijan over the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh. Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan called the early...

Portugal mayor: Protesters' details were given to embassies

Jun. 18, 2021 13:17 PM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The city council of Lisbon has for years provided foreign embassies with personal information about protesters who organize demonstrations outside their premises, the Portuguese capital’s mayor said Friday. The practice continued even after a...

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...

Sweden beats Slovakia 1-0, closes in on last 16 at Euro 2020

Jun. 18, 2021 11:08 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — It always felt like a set piece would settle a tough-to-watch European Championship match between Sweden and Slovakia, and Emil Forsberg duly delivered. The Sweden midfielder converted a 77th-minute penalty Friday to give his team a 1-0...

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...

Back home: Biden has daunting to-do list after European tour

Jun. 18, 2021 00:39 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is facing a formidable to-do list now that he’s back from his summit-filled trip to Europe, with pressing legislative challenges, foreign policy follow-up and a need to steer the country’s reopening as the coronavirus threat recedes. ...