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North Korea welcomes Russian tourists, likely first to visit the isolated country since the pandemic

Feb. 09, 2024 06:30 AM EST

A group of Russian tourists arrived in North Korea on Friday, likely the first from any country to enter the isolated state since the pandemic. The tour underscores deepening cooperation between the two countries following a meeting last September between North Korean leader Kim Jong...

Russia's top diplomat accuses US, South Korea and Japan of preparing for war with North Korea

Jan. 25, 2024 01:21 AM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia’s top diplomat accused the United States, South Korea and Japan on Wednesday of preparing for war with North Korea. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told a U.N. news conference that this new military bloc brought together by the United States is...

Live updates | Tank rounds slam into crowded Gaza shelter, killing 9, UN says

Jan. 24, 2024 18:35 PM EST

Fierce battles are tearing through the Gaza Strip’s second-largest city, Khan Younis, where United Nations officials say tank rounds hit a U.N. facility sheltering displaced Palestinians, killing at least nine people and wounded 75 others. The Israeli military said its forces were...

UN chief warns that Israel's rejection of a two-state solution threatens global peace

Jan. 23, 2024 19:34 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations chief warned Israel on Tuesday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ’s rejection of a two-state solution will indefinitely prolong a conflict that is threatening global peace and emboldening extremists everywhere. In his toughest...

Russia clashes with US and Ukraine supporters, ruling out any peace plan backed by Kyiv and the West

Jan. 22, 2024 16:44 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia’s foreign minister clashed with the United States and Ukraine’s supporters at a U.N. meeting Monday where Moscow ruled out any peace plan backed by Kyiv and the West, and China warned that further global chaos could impact the slowing global economy. ...

A Russian border city cancels Orthodox Epiphany events due to the threat of Ukrainian attacks

Jan. 18, 2024 10:57 AM EST

A Russian city near the Ukrainian border canceled its traditional Orthodox Epiphany festivities on Friday due to the threat of attacks as Kyiv’s forces pursue a new strategy with the war approaching its two-year milestone. The city of Belgorod has scrapped events in which the...

Russia's foreign minister rejects a US proposal to resume talks on nuclear arms control

Jan. 18, 2024 09:32 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s top diplomat on Thursday dismissed a U.S. proposal to resume a dialogue on nuclear arms control, saying it’s impossible while Washington offers military support to Ukraine. Speaking at his annual news conference, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov accused the...

Russia hosts North Korea's top diplomat for talks on ties amid concerns over alleged arms deal

Jan. 16, 2024 13:13 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Tuesday hosted North Korea's Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui for talks on expanding ties between the countries amid international concerns over an alleged arms cooperation deal between Pyongyang and Moscow. ...

North Korean foreign minister visits Moscow for talks as concern grows over an alleged arms deal

Jan. 15, 2024 03:53 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — North Korea's foreign minister is visiting Russia on Monday for three days of talks, as international concern grows over an alleged arms cooperation deal between the two countries. A delegation led by Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui arrived in Moscow on Sunday,...

In Moscow to meet Putin and Lavrov, India's foreign minister praises growing trade

Dec. 28, 2023 01:39 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — India's foreign minister met Wednesday with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who said relations between the countries are progressing even amid turbulent times. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar's meeting was part of a five-day visit. At the start of the meeting, Putin said he...