Iran crash and missile claims put Ukraine president in bind

MOSCOW (AP) — As allegations swirl and denials clash over what caused the fatal crash of a Ukrainian airliner in Iran this week, Ukraine's president is caught in the middle. Volodymy...

Handke takes Nobel Literature Prize amid protest

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Author Peter Handke received his Nobel Literature Prize on Tuesday amid criticism of him in Sweden and abroad as an apologist for Serb war crimes in the 1990s. Hand...

Nobel literature winner dreams of a new narrative style

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Nobel Literature Prize winner Olga Tokarczuk says she thinks a new sort of fiction may be needed to counteract the modern era's tendency to isolate and divide people. ...

Nobel science laureates stress urgency of addressing climate

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Three of this year's Nobel Prize laureates say addressing climate change is of great importance. Winners of the prizes in physics, chemistry and economics made the a...

Nobel laureate Handke strikes out at questioners

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Nobel Literature Prize laureate Peter Handke has lashed out against journalists asking about his views on the wars in former Yugoslavia. Handke has been widely criti...

Putin to visit EU nation Hungary as Russian influence grows

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to Hungary takes him to the country that is the Kremlin's strongest beachhead in the European Union and NATO, two groups that generally regard Ru...

Russia: Too early to consider exchange of US spy suspect

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's deputy foreign minister has brushed back suggestions that an American being held in Moscow on suspicion of spying could be exchanged for a Russian citizen. The...

Bolton says Russia hurt itself by meddling in US vote

MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton said Tuesday that he told Russian officials that the Kremlin has hurt itself by meddling in the U.S. election. Wrapping up tw...

What's GRU? A look at Russia's shadowy military spies

MOSCOW (AP) — GRU isn't as well-known a baleful acronym as KGB or FSB. But Russia's military intelligence service is attracting increasing attention as allegations mount of devious and deadly operatio...

Russia on a high as World Cup wraps; Putin's problems remain

MOSCOW (AP) — Despite a national wave of elation from the World Cup that bathed Russia in a rosy light, President Vladimir Putin will face some challenges in extending the post-soccer glow at home and...

As he begins a new term, Putin pushes lofty goals for Russia

MOSCOW (AP) — If Vladimir Putin fulfills the goals he's set for his new six-year term as president, Russia in 2024 will be far advanced in new technologies and artificial intelligence, many of its not...

Russia-backed TV channel RT is gone from DC-area broadcasts

The state-funded Russian TV channel RT has disappeared from broadcasts in the Washington area. The network vanished from cable channels at midnight Sunday when the station that ran t...

Vladimir Putin's power: From mean streets to Kremlin

MOSCOW (AP) — As a kid in a dismal Soviet communal apartment, Vladimir Putin was a scrapper who dreamed of being an operator — diligently training in martial arts and boldly walking into a KGB office ...

In Russia, suspicions over spy's poisoning point to Britain

MOSCOW (AP) — Since a former Russian double agent and his daughter were poisoned in Britain a week ago, suspicions about Russia's possible handiwork have run high — except in major Russian news outlet...

Putin is heir to Russia's long disinformation experience

MOSCOW (AP) — Vladimir Putin doesn't tweet and he claims he doesn't have a smartphone. At first sight, the Russian president's reluctance to adopt the hyperconnected world's technology might seem at o...