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People enjoy the beach in the Black Sea in Odessa, Ukraine, Saturday, July 4, 2020. Tens of thousands of vacation-goers in Russia and Ukraine have descended on Black Sea beaches, paying little attention to safety measures despite levels of contagion still remaining high in both countries. (AP Photo/Sergei Poliakov)

In Russia and Ukraine, no social distance on crowded beaches

Jul. 6, 2020 12:38 PM EDT

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Tens of thousands of vacation-goers in Russia and Ukraine have descended on Black Sea beaches, paying little heed to public health measures despite the numbers of reported coronavirus cases remaining high in both countries. Desperate for a break from the confinement of months-long...

FILE - In this Thursday, June 25, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump waves as he arrives on Air Force One at Austin Straubel International Airport in Green Bay, Wis. Trump seems to rarely leave a thought unspoken. Of late, though, it is increasingly clear there are things Trump won’t say, and they are tied to the most important issues of his presidency. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Analysis: What Trump leaves unspoken carries consequences

Jul. 1, 2020 7:54 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump seems to rarely leave a thought unspoken. Of late, though, it is increasingly clear there are things Trump won’t say — and they are tied to the most important issues of his presidency. Among them: — Knock it off, Russia. — Wear a mask,...

Latvia bans Russian television channel RT

Jun. 30, 2020 3:53 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — The Baltic nation of Latvia has banned the state-controlled Russian television channel RT, saying that it is effectively controlled by a media figure who is under European Union sanctions. But the man in question, Dmitry Kiselev, mocked the move Tuesday, saying that he never was in charge...

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany speaks during a press briefing at the White House, Monday, June 29, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

GOP lawmakers urge action after Russia-Afghanistan briefing

Jun. 29, 2020 11:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight Republican lawmakers attended a White House briefing Monday about explosive allegations that Russia secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing American troops in Afghanistan — intelligence the White House insisted the president himself had not been...

President Donald Trump pumps his fist as he walks on the South Lawn after arriving on Marine One at the White House, Thursday, June 25, 2020, in Washington. Trump is returning from Wisconsin. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump denies briefing on reported bounties against US troops

Jun. 28, 2020 11:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday denied that he was made aware of U.S. intelligence officials’ conclusions that Russia secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing American troops in Afghanistan. The Trump administration was set to brief select members of...

Russian President Vladimir Putin listens to French President Emmanuel Macron during a via video conference at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia, Friday, June 26, 2020. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Putin, Macron discuss closer cooperation in video call

Jun. 26, 2020 2:52 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Emmanuel Macron discussed international crises during a video call Friday and vowed to cooperate more closely to tackle global challenges. Putin, noting that it was the 75th anniversary of the signing of the United Nations' charter, spoke...

EU extends Crimea, Sevastopol sanctions for a year

Jun. 18, 2020 10:03 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Thursday extended restrictions for another year on importing products from, or investing in, Ukraine’s Crimea region and Sevastopol, which it believes were illegally annexed by Russia. The sanctions were rolled over until June 23, 2021. They include a ban on...

European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell addresses a video press conference at EU headquarters in Brussels, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. The European Union's top diplomat Josep Borrell on Tuesday said the death of George Floyd was the result of an abuse of power and that the 27-nation bloc is

EU says Russia should not yet rejoin G7, despite Trump plan

Jun. 2, 2020 8:29 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Tuesday joined a growing chorus of members of the Group of Seven major economic powers to insist that Russia must not be allowed back into the fold, after U.S. President Donald Trump said that he plans to invite the country to a G7 summit next fall. Trump said Saturday...

Russian President Vladimir Putin, attends a meeting via teleconference at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia, Monday, June 1, 2020. Putin set a nationwide vote on constitutional amendments allowing him to extend his rule for July 1. (Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Kremlin: Trump tells Putin about idea for summit with Russia

Jun. 1, 2020 3:30 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump called Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday to tell him about his proposal to convene an international summit that would involve Russia, the Kremlin said. Trump said Saturday he will postpone until the fall a meeting of the G7 leading industrialized nations that...

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives in the foyer of the House of Commons on Parliament Hill for a meeting of the Special Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic in Ottawa, Ontario on Wednesday, May 27, 2020. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)

Trudeau says Russia won't be included in the G7

Jun. 1, 2020 2:31 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday that Russia will not be included in the Group of 7 nations, disagreeing with U.S. President Donald Trump, who said he plans to invite Russia. Trudeau noted Russia was excluded from the group after it annexed the Crimean Peninsula from...