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Montenegro firm on expelling Serb diplomat despite EU call

Montenegro firm on expelling Serb diplomat despite EU callMontenegro’s foreign ministry says it won’t reverse its decision to expel the Serbian ambassador despite calls from the European Union to do soBy PREDRAG MILIC Associated PressNovember 30, 2020, 4:09 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article PODGORICA, Montenegro — Montenegro will follow through …

Russia under renewed pressure to explain Navalny poisoning

Russia under renewed pressure to explain Navalny poisoningRussia has come under renewed pressure to explain the nerve agent attack on opposition figure Alexei Navalny as the annual meeting of the global chemical weapons watchdog got underwayBy MIKE CORDER Associated PressNovember 30, 2020, 11:45 AM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article3:16NOTIFIED: Nov. 30, …

Azerbaijani leader vows to revive region ceded by Armenia

Azerbaijani leader vows to revive region ceded by ArmeniaAzerbaijan’s president has vowed to rebuild and revive the Kalbajar region, which Armenian forces ceded in a truce that ended six weeks of intense fighting over Nagorno-KarabakhByThe Associated PressNovember 25, 2020, 5:10 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressIn this photo provided …

MH17 court grants some defense requests for investigations

MH17 court grants some defense requests for investigationsA Dutch court has granted several requests for information or further investigations made by defense lawyers for a Russian accused of involvement in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in 2014By MIKE CORDER Associated PressNovember 25, 2020, 3:55 PM• 3 min readThe Associated PressFILE- In this July …

Witnesses testify against Russian accused of Berlin killing

Witnesses testify against Russian accused of Berlin killingA court in Berlin heard Tuesday how witnesses alerted police after seeing a man dump a wig, clothes and a bicycle in a river last year, allowing officers to swiftly arrest the suspect in an alleged Russia-ordered political assassinationByThe Associated PressNovember 24, 2020, 1:50 PM• 2 min readShare …

US investor released after 19-month house arrest in Russia

US investor released after 19-month house arrest in RussiaRussia’s Supreme Court has ordered the release, after 19 months of house arrest, of a prominent American investor charged with alleged embezzlementByThe Associated PressNovember 12, 2020, 5:25 PM• 2 min read MOSCOW — Russia’s Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the release, after 19 months of house arrest, …

In video interview, Russian MH17 suspect denies involvement

In video interview, Russian MH17 suspect denies involvementA suspect charged with involvement in shooting down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014 has denied involvement in the attack in video interviews played in a Dutch courtroomBy MIKE CORDER Associated PressNovember 3, 2020, 1:47 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article3:54NOTIFIED: …

Trial of Russian in alleged bitcoin fraud to wrap in Paris

Trial of Russian in alleged bitcoin fraud to wrap in ParisFrench prosecutors requested on Friday a ten-year jail term and a fine of 750,000 euro ($888,634) against Russian suspect Alexander Vinnik, who is accused of using ransomware in a 135 million-euro ($160 million) fraud using the cryptocurrency bitcoinBy NICOLAS VAUX-MONTAGNY Associated PressOctober 23, 2020, 2:14 …

President Vladimir Putin says Russia and China don’t need a military alliance now but a future one can’t be ruled out

President Vladimir Putin says Russia and China don’t need a military alliance now but a future one can’t be ruled outPresident Vladimir Putin says Russia and China don’t need a military alliance now but a future one can’t be ruled outByThe Associated PressOctober 22, 2020, 5:27 PM• 1 min read MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin …

EU slaps sanctions on 2 Russians over Germany cyberattack

EU slaps sanctions on 2 Russians over Germany cyberattackThe European Union has imposed sanctions on two Russian officials and part of Russia’s GRU military intelligence agency over a cyberattack against the German parliament in 2015ByThe Associated PressOctober 22, 2020, 3:59 PM• 2 min readThe Associated PressEuropean Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell speaks during a …

Azerbaijan, Armenia trade accusations on Caucasus conflict

Azerbaijan, Armenia trade accusations on Caucasus conflictAzerbaijani authorities are accusing Armenia of expanding the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh by shelling a different region in Azerbaijan, a claim rejected by Armenian officialsBy AIDA SULTANOVA Associated PressOctober 16, 2020, 3:19 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressMen look at the damage in a …

AP Explains: What lies behind Turkish support for Azerbaijan

AP Explains: What lies behind Turkish support for AzerbaijanTurkey has firmly put its weight behind oil-rich Azerbaijan since a decades-old territorial dispute with Armenia flared anewBy SUZAN FRASER Associated PressOctober 2, 2020, 1:03 PM• 4 min readThe Associated PressA medical helicopter carrying Allan Kaval, a reporter for France’s Le Monde, takes off from a hospital …

Egyptian workers return from Libya after incendiary video

Egyptian workers return from Libya after incendiary videoEgypt's official news agency says 23 Egyptian workers who have been recently detained by militias allied with the Tripoli-based government in western Libya have returned homeBy NOHA ELHENNAWY Associated PressJune 18, 2020, 5:21 PM5 min read5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleTurkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, …

American sentenced to 16 years in Russia on spying charges

American convicted of spying in Russia, gets 16 yearsA Russian court has convicted American corporate security executive Paul Whelan of espionageBy VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated PressJune 15, 2020, 3:18 PM4 min read4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article2:55ABC News Daily: June 15, 2020Catch up on the developing stories making headlines.The Associated Press MOSCOW — …

UN chief shocked at Libya mass graves in recently freed town

UN chief shocked at Libya mass graves in recently freed townU.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is expressing shock at the discovery of mass graves in Libyan territory recently recaptured from forces commanded by Khalifa HifterBy EDITH M. LEDERER and SUZAN FRASER Associated PressJune 13, 2020, 5:45 AM5 min read5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this …

Putin attends first public event after months of lockdown

Putin attends first public event after months of lockdownRussian President Vladimir Putin has shown up at a ceremony marking the national holiday — the first big public event he has attended since the start of the coronavirus outbreakBy VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated PressJune 12, 2020, 4:09 PM3 min read3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this …

Russian plane violates airspace of NATO member Estonia

Russian plane violates airspace of NATO member EstoniaEstonia’s military says a civilian aircraft belonging to Russia has violated the airspace of the Baltic nation, a member of NATOByThe Associated PressJune 11, 2020, 1:38 PM2 min read2 min read HELSINKI — Estonia’s military says a civilian aircraft belonging to Russia has violated the airspace of the …

Siberian governor says leaked oil spilled into Arctic lake

Siberian governor says leaked oil spilled into Arctic lakeThe governor of a Siberian region says that some of the 20,000 tons of diesel oil that leaked from a power plant has seeped into a fragile Arctic lakeByThe Associated PressJune 9, 2020, 4:12 PM2 min read2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThis handout photo …

Russian journalist jailed for violating virus ban released

Russian journalist jailed for violating virus ban releasedA Russian journalist whose jailing prompted protests in which police detained demonstrators has been releasedByThe Associated PressJune 7, 2020, 11:37 AM1 min read1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article3:53Russia under surveillance ABC News Moscow reporter Patrick Reevell looks at the way Russia’s facial recognition technology is …

German lawmakers criticize reported US troop withdrawal plan

German lawmakers criticize reported US troop withdrawal planTwo conservative German lawmakers have criticized the reported U.S. decision to withdraw more than a quarter of American troops stationed in GermanyByThe Associated PressJune 6, 2020, 10:32 AM2 min read2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BERLIN — Two conservative German lawmakers have criticized the reported …

Syrian activists report Russian airstrikes on Idlib province

Syria activists: After 3 months, Russian strikes hit IdlibSyrian opposition activists say Russian warplanes have carried out airstrikes for the first time in three months on the last remaining rebel-held territory, in and near the country's northwestern Idlib provinceByThe Associated PressJune 3, 2020, 11:19 AM2 min read2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article6:30News …

Putin sets July 1 for vote to extend his rule for years

Putin sets July 1 for vote to extend his rule for yearsRussian President Vladimir Putin says a nationwide vote on constitutional amendments that could allow him to further extend his rule will be held on July 1By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated PressJune 1, 2020, 3:56 PM4 min read4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article3:53Russia …

American facing espionage charge in Russia undergoes surgery

American facing espionage charge in Russia undergoes surgeryAn American on trial for espionage in Russia has undergone emergency surgeryByThe Associated PressMay 29, 2020, 6:26 PM1 min read1 min read MOSCOW — An American on trial for alleged espionage in Russia has undergone emergency surgery. Paul Whelan, who was arrested in Moscow in December 2018, had …

Activists held in Russia for protesting journalist’s arrest

Activists held in Russia for protesting journalist's arrestThirty-five people have been detained in Moscow and St. Petersburg for protesting in violation of the city’s coronavirus restrictionsByThe Associated PressMay 29, 2020, 6:05 PM2 min read2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articlePolice detain a protester after holding a one-man protest in violation of the city's …

Turkey: Soldier killed in explosion in Syria’s Idlib

Turkey: Soldier killed in explosion in Syria's IdlibTurkey’s defense ministry has announced the death of a Turkish soldier in Idlib, the last rebel-held territory in northwest SyriaByThe Associated PressMay 27, 2020, 4:46 PM1 min read1 min read ISTANBUL — Turkey’s defense ministry has announced the death of a Turkish soldier in Idlib, the last rebel-held …

Chechen leader resurfaces after COVID-19 infection reports

Chechen leader resurfaces after COVID-19 infection reportsThe strongman leader of Russia’s province of Chechnya has gone live on Instagram to insist that he was feeling well in an apparent attempt to dispel media claims about his hospitalization with the coronavirusByThe Associated PressMay 27, 2020, 4:37 PM3 min read3 min readIn this photo taken on Saturday, …

1st Iranian ship reaches Venezuela with no sign of US threat

1st Iranian ship reaches Venezuela with no sign of US threatThe first of five tankers loaded with gasoline sent from Iran has reached Venezuelan watersBy SCOTT SMITH Associated PressMay 24, 2020, 1:23 AM5 min read5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article2:46Pompeo calls missile launch a violation of UN resolutions”Iran needs to be held …

Judge lifts stay on sale of Venezuela’s US refineries

Judge lifts stay on sale of Venezuela's US refineriesA U.S. judge has approved moving forward with the sale of Venezuela’s prized U.S.-based CITGO refineriesBy SCOTT SMITH Associated PressMay 23, 2020, 2:49 AM3 min read3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article CARACAS, Venezuela — A U.S. judge on Friday approved moving forward with the …

Chechen official denies report leader has COVID-19 symptoms

Chechen official denies report leader has COVID-19 symptomsA top official of Chechnya has denied reports in state media that the region’s authoritarian president, Ramzan Kadyrov, was hospitalized with suspected COVID-19 symptomsByThe Associated PressMay 22, 2020, 8:59 PM2 min read2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleIn this photo taken on Saturday, May 9, 2020, …

Libyan official: Tripoli forces seize another key town

Libyan official: Tripoli forces seize another key townForces allied with Libya’s U.N.-supported government say that they have wrestled another key town from their rivals who have been trying to capture the capital, Tripoli, for over a yearBy NOHA ELHENNAWY Associated PressMay 21, 2020, 4:02 PM3 min read3 min read CAIRO — Forces allied with Libya’s …