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Russian group reports 8 arrests at Moscow human rights march

Jan. 19, 2020 9:38 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian group that monitors political repressions said eight people were detained by police Sunday at a march in Moscow commemorating a human rights lawyer and a journalist who were fatally shot 11 years ago. There was no immediate information from the OVD-Info group about charges against...

German Chancellor Angela Merkel listens to French President Emmanuel Macron, center, and Russian President Vladimir Putin during a joint press conference with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Monday Dec. 9, 2019. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy met for the first time Monday at a summit in Paris to try to end five years of war between Ukrainian troops and Russian-backed separatists. (Charles Platiau/Pool via AP)

Germany rejects Putin claim on Berlin slaying victim

Dec. 11, 2019 8:16 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany on Wednesday rejected an assertion by Russian President Vladimir Putin that it failed to comply with requests from Moscow to extradite a Georgian man who was killed in Berlin in August. German prosecutors said last week that evidence suggests the slaying was ordered either by Moscow...

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, is seated with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, right, before their meeting at the State Department, Tues. Dec. 10, 2019 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

US sanctions individuals suspected of human rights abuses

Dec. 10, 2019 1:58 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday imposed economic sanctions on more than a dozen individuals suspected of human rights violations in six countries and banned two others from entering the United States, including a former Saudi official in Turkey for his alleged role in the murder of...

FILE-In this Aug. 29, 2019 file photo people carry the body of the victim who has been identified as Zelimkhan Khangoshvili, a Georgian Muslim during the funeral in Duisi village, the Pankisi Gorge valley, in Georgia. Germany’s foreign ministry says it has expelled two Russian diplomats after prosecutors announced they suspected Moscow’s involvement in the brazen daylight slaying of a Georgian man in Berlin. (AP Photo/Zurab Tsertsvadze)

Germany: 'No understanding' for Russia outrage on expulsions

Dec. 6, 2019 6:59 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel's chief of staff is urging Russia to support the investigation of a killing prosecutors say appears to have ordered by Russian or Chechen authorities, and says he has “no understanding" for outraged reactions from Moscow. Germany expelled two Russian...

FILE-In this Aug. 29, 2019 file photo people carry the body of the victim who has been identified as Zelimkhan Khangoshvili, a Georgian Muslim during the funeral in Duisi village, the Pankisi Gorge valley, in Georgia. Germany’s foreign ministry says it has expelled two Russian diplomats after prosecutors announced they suspected Moscow’s involvement in the brazen daylight slaying of a Georgian man in Berlin. (AP Photo/Zurab Tsertsvadze)

Germany expels Russian diplomats in probe of Berlin killing

Dec. 4, 2019 1:14 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany expelled two Russian diplomats Wednesday over the brazen killing of a Georgian on the streets of Berlin in August as prosecutors said evidence suggested the slaying was ordered either by Moscow or authorities in Russia’s republic of Chechnya. The allegation by Germany’s...

Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with military officials in the Bocharov Ruchei residence in the Black Sea resort of Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. The meeting focused on modernization of the Russian navy. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

The Latest: Russia calls Germany expulsions ‘groundless’

Dec. 4, 2019 7:45 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on Germany’s investigation of the killing of a Georgian man (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Russia’s foreign ministry says the expulsion of two Russian diplomats from Germany over the August slaying of a Georgian man in Berlin is “groundless” and...