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US: Russia, Iran moving toward full defense ‘partnership’

Dec. 09, 2022 18:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is accusing Russia of moving to provide advanced military assistance to Iran, including air defense systems, helicopters and fighter jets, part of deepening cooperation between the two nations as Tehran provides drones to support Vladimir Putin's...

Brittney Griner back home in US after Russian prisoner swap

Dec. 09, 2022 15:17 PM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Brittney Griner returned to the United States early Friday, nearly 10 months after the basketball star’s detention in Russia made her the most high-profile American jailed abroad and set off a political firestorm. Griner's status as an openly gay Black woman,...

NATO chief fears Ukraine war could become a wider conflict

Dec. 09, 2022 15:42 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The head of NATO expressed worry that the fighting in Ukraine could spin out of control and become a war between Russia and NATO, according to an interview released Friday. “If things go wrong, they can go horribly wrong,” NATO Secretary-General Jens...

Putin says Russia could adopt US preemptive strike concept

Dec. 09, 2022 15:22 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday that Moscow could adopt what he described as a U.S. concept of using preemptive military strikes, noting it has the weapons to do the job, in a blunt statement amid rising Russia-NATO tensions over Ukraine. "We are just...

Putin says more US-Russian prisoner exchanges are possible

Dec. 09, 2022 13:31 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday that more U.S.-Russian prisoner exchanges are possible if Moscow and Washington find a compromise. Putin spoke a day after Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout was swapped for WNBA star and two-time Olympian Brittney Griner. ...

Russian politician sentenced for Ukraine action criticism

Dec. 09, 2022 12:51 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A prominent Russian opposition figure was on Friday sentenced to 8 1/2 years in prison after being convicted on charges stemming from his criticism of the Kremlin’s action in Ukraine. The sentence handed to Ilya Yashin, one of the few Kremlin critics to have stayed...

Ukrainian Nobel Prize winner says Putin must face tribunal

Dec. 09, 2022 11:53 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A representative of one of the organizations sharing this year's Nobel Peace Prize said Friday that Russian President Vladimir Putin should face an international tribunal for the fighting in Ukraine. Oleksandra Matviychuk of Ukraine's Center for Civil Liberties told a...

Russian President Vladimir Putin says more U.S.-Russian prisoner exchanges are possible after Griner-Bout trade

Dec. 09, 2022 09:42 AM EST
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says more U.S.-Russian prisoner exchanges are possible after Griner-Bout trade.

'Merchant of Death' Viktor Bout now part of a deal himself

Dec. 08, 2022 20:12 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, who returned home Thursday in a swap for WNBA star Brittney Griner, is widely known abroad as the “Merchant of Death” who fueled some of the world’s worst conflicts. In Russia, however, he's seen as a swashbuckling businessman...

Yellen, Malerba become 1st female pair to sign US currency

Dec. 08, 2022 16:26 PM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Thursday helped mark a milestone in U.S. history when she held up a newly minted $5 bill signed for the first time ever by two women. Yellen's signature will appear alongside that of U.S. Treasurer Lynn Malerba, the first...