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Leaders of Russia, Estonia sit down for talks

Apr. 18, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The presidents of Russia and Estonia have sat down for talks at the Kremlin for the first time in nearly a decade. Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid arrived in Moscow on Thursday to hold talks with President Vladimir Putin. Putin told Kaljulaid in opening remarks that the lack of high-level...

Full text of Mueller's questions and Trump's answers

Apr. 18, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Mueller's 448-page investigative report into allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election includes 23 unredacted pages of Mueller's written questions and Donald Trump's written responses, the only direct exchange between the special counsel's office and the...

Ukraine's presidential candidate pledges NATO referendum

Apr. 18, 2019 11:50 AM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The comedian who is odds-on favorite in Ukraine's presidential election promised Thursday to hold a nationwide referendum on joining NATO only after building a national consensus on the issue. Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a popular comic actor who's leading in the polls far ahead of President...

Ukraine reverses nationalization of tycoon's bank

Apr. 18, 2019 11:00 AM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A Ukrainian court on Thursday ruled that the 2016 nationalization of a major bank owned by a tycoon was illegal, sending shockwaves through the country's financial community. Privatbank, Ukraine's biggest lender, was nationalized in 2016 after authorities discovered a capital shortfall...

Ukraine election: The president vs. guy who plays one on TV

Apr. 18, 2019 10:52 AM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's presidential runoff Sunday is a battle between a billionaire tycoon who rode anti-Russian protests to the nation's top office five years ago and a comedian who plays a president in a TV sitcom. Improbably, the actor appears poised to win. Comic actor Volodymyr Zelenskiy's...

Ukrainian arrests 7 Russians for plotting attacks

Apr. 17, 2019 10:54 AM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The Ukrainian Security Service says that it has arrested seven Russian nationals who it says have been plotting attacks in Ukraine. Ukraine's intelligence agency, which is also known as the SBU, said Wednesday that two of the seven men claim to work for Russian intelligence but offered...

US-Russia chill stirs worry about stumbling into conflict

Apr. 14, 2019 1:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It has the makings of a new Cold War, or worse. The deep chill in U.S.-Russian relations is stirring concern in some quarters that Washington and Moscow are in danger of stumbling into an armed confrontation that, by mistake or miscalculation, could lead to nuclear war. American and...

Ukraine president holds 1-man 'debate' before runoff vote

Apr. 14, 2019 12:05 PM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko stood next to an empty lectern bearing his election rival's name and used a solo appearance at Ukraine's largest sports stadium Sunday to lash out at the race's inexperienced front-runner as a "virtual candidate." While Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a...

UK police say man held in hospital after embassy car-ramming

Apr. 14, 2019 10:32 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British police say a man suspected of purposefully driving into parked cars in front of the Ukrainian Embassy in London has been hospitalized for mental health treatment. London's Metropolitan Police force said officers fired at the 40-year-old driver's vehicle and took him into custody...

Ukraine ambassador's car rammed in London; Police fire shots

Apr. 13, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British police fired shots Saturday at a car outside the Ukrainian Embassy in London after it rammed other cars parked in front of the embassy. London's Metropolitan Police said firearms and stun guns were used to stop and detain a suspect who drove a vehicle at a police car when police...