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FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2020, file photo Attorney General William Barr speaks to reporters at the Justice Department in Washington. The House Judiciary Committee is launching a wide-ranging probe of Attorney General William Barr and the Justice Department, demanding briefings, documents and interviews with 15 officials about whether there has been improper political interference in federal law enforcement. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Dems launch Justice Department probe, seek Stone interviews

Feb. 28, 2020 10:00 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee is launching a wide-ranging probe of Attorney General William Barr and the Justice Department, demanding briefings, documents and interviews with 15 officials as it tries to determine whether there has been improper political interference in federal law...

A British and an United States soldier stand side by side after a press conference on the military exercise 'Defender 2020' in Brueck, Germany, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. The exercise with 37000 participants from a total of 18 nations will take place in Europe between January and about June 2020. (Soeren Stache/dpa via AP)

Russian military chief voices concern about NATO activities

Feb. 27, 2020 11:11 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's chief military officer met with his French counterpart Thursday and raised concern about NATO's activities near the Russian border. Russian Chief of General Staff Valery Gerasimov said Moscow has become increasingly worried about the western military alliance's moves, including...

UN disarmament chief: nuclear arms race is threatening world

Feb. 26, 2020 11:18 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. disarmament chief warned Wednesday that the specter of an unbridled nuclear arms race is threatening the world for the first time since the 1970s, the height of the Cold War between the United States and the former Soviet Union. Izumi Nakamitsu didn’t name any...

FILE In this file photo taken on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, right, speaks to Vladislav Surkov, deputy prime minister in charge of economic modernization, during a visit in Kurgan, Russia. A former senior aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that Ukraine will never be able to regain control over the separatist-controlled east. Vladislav Surkov, who lost his job as Putin's adviser on Ukraine earlier this month, said in remarks published Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 that he stepped down because of a shift in the Kremlin course on the Ukrainian conflict. (Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP, File)

Ex-Kremlin aide says Ukraine will never reclaim rebel east

Feb. 26, 2020 1:26 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A former senior aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that Ukraine will never be able to regain control over the country's separatist-controlled east, where Russia-backed rebels and Ukrainian forces have fought for almost six years. Vladislav Surkov, who lost his job as Putin's...

Former Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch speaks at Georgetown University in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. She was awarded the 2020 J. Raymond

Ex-US envoy to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch has book deal

Feb. 22, 2020 3:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine and career diplomat who during the impeachment hearings of President Donald Trump offered a chilling account of alleged threats from Trump and his allies, has a book deal. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt confirmed Friday to The Associated...

Personnel carry new beds inside the hospital of Codogno, near Lodi in Northern Italy, Friday, Feb. 21,2020. Health officials reported the country's first cases of contagion of COVID-19 in people who had not been in China. The hospital in Codogno is one of the hospitals - along with specialized Sacco Hospital in Milan - which is hosting the infected persons and the people that were in contact with them and are being isolated. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Italy reports 1st virus death, cases more than quadruple

Feb. 21, 2020 7:19 PM EST

CODOGNO, Italy (AP) — Italy reported its first death from the new virus from China early Saturday and the number of people infected more than quadrupled due to a cluster of cases that prompted officials to order schools, restaurants and businesses to close. State-run RAI television reported a 78-year-old...

A protester, who planned to stop buses carrying passengers evacuated from the Chinese city of Wuhan, kindles a fire outside Novi Sarzhany, Ukraine, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. Several hundred residents in Ukraine's Poltava region protested to stop officials from quarantining the evacuees in their village because they feared becoming infected. Demonstrators put up road blocks and burned tires, while Ukrainian media reported that there were clashes with police, and more than 10 people were detained. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

Ukrainians hurl stones at evacuees from China

Feb. 20, 2020 9:38 PM EST

NOVI SANZHARY, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's effort to quarantine more than 70 people evacuated from China over the new virus outbreak plunged into chaos Thursday as local residents opposing the move hurled stones at the evacuees and clashed with police. Officials deplored the violence and the country's health...

In this video grab provided by the RU-RTR Russian television, a woman stands next to her home, that was distroyed during cross fire between Russia-backed separatists and Ukrainian forces, in Zaitseve, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020.  Ukraine and Russia-backed separatists blamed each other for an outbreak of fighting in the country's rebel-held east on Tuesday. (RU-RTR Russian Television via AP)

Minister: Ukraine hopes for exchange of about 200 prisoners

Feb. 20, 2020 9:23 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Ukraine’s foreign minister said Thursday that Russia remains “blind and deaf” to international appeals to end its occupation of Crimea and key areas in the east of his country, but his government is hoping for another “very, very small step” of a...

Ukraine happy impeachment is over, wants to advance US ties

Feb. 20, 2020 2:29 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Ukraine is happy that impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, which the country got dragged into, are over and it now wants to “advance" relations with the United States, Ukraine's foreign minister said Thursday. Vadym Prystaiko told reporters he will be...

Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses during his meeting in the Federal Security Service (FSB) headquarters in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Putin hails US for helping prevent terror attack in Russia

Feb. 20, 2020 11:39 AM EST

Russia's President Vladimir Putin on Thursday hailed the FBI for sharing information that helped thwart a terror attack by adherents of the Islamic State group in St. Petersburg during the New Year holidays. Speaking at a meeting with senior officials of the Federal Security Service (FSB), the top KGB successor...