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Ukraine's prosecutor hailed by Trump achieved little

MOSCOW (AP) — President Donald Trump has accused Joe Biden of shutting down a "very good" Ukrainian prosecutor to stop a corruption investigation, but the prosecutor in question had a less than stella...

Ukraine entangled yet again in American political storm

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's withholding of military aid from Ukraine and his calls for the country's new president to investigate the family of a political rival have thrust the East Eu...

Furor over Trump puts Ukraine's leader in a tough spot

MOSCOW (AP) — Volodymyr Zelenskiy, the comedian elected Ukraine's leader in April, took office pledging to focus on ending the separatist fighting in the country's east, fomented by Russia. But now, b...

Russian complaint against AP to be heard by media council

NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press has agreed to accept the jurisdiction of Russia's press council in a dispute between the news agency and the head of the country's elections commission. ...

Moscow couple shaken but defiant after police crackdown

MOSCOW (AP) — The young woman screamed as her boyfriend lay atop her, absorbing the blows of a helmeted riot policeman. It's one of the indelible images of the violent police respons...

Outrage in Russia as abused teen sisters charged with murder

MOSCOW (AP) — One evening last summer, Mikhail Khachaturyan decided that his living room wasn't tidy enough, so he summoned his three teenage daughters one by one and doused each with pepper spray. ...

Putin backs Moldova's new government amid political turmoil

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has given his strong support to Moldova's new coalition government, which has been locked in a power struggle with a rival group. ...

Islamic State expands reach in Afghanistan, threatening West

JALALABAD, Afghanistan (AP) — The Islamic State group has lost its caliphate in Syria and Iraq, but in the forbidding mountains of northeastern Afghanistan the group is expanding its footprint, recrui...

Sudanese vow to keep up protests after crackdown

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's pro-democracy movement vowed Thursday to press its campaign of civil disobedience until the ruling military council is ousted and killers of protesters are brought to ju...

Arms control a top issue at Russia-US talks Tuesday in Sochi

MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's first trip to Russia is scheduled to start Tuesday in the Black Sea coastal city of Sochi, where he and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov are s...

Parents sue tycoon's firm over dysentery outbreak in Moscow

MOSCOW (AP) — Natalya Konkova got a call from her 5-year-old son's day care center at School No. 1357, asking her to pick up Yaroslav because he was running a fever and having trouble walking. ...

Arms control a top issue at Russia-US talks Tuesday in Sochi

MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's first trip to Russia is scheduled to start Tuesday in Black Sea coastal city of Sochi, where he and Russian Foreign Minister are sitting down for ta...

Venezuela's political crisis exposes policy divisions in EU

MADRID (AP) — European countries urged restraint in Venezuela on Tuesday and called for new elections as a way to settle the political crisis in the South American country, but there wasn't a unified ...

New Ukrainian leader's campaign had pages from sitcom script

MOSCOW (AP) — The president-elect of Ukraine does not have a political record that foreign governments and companies can search for clues. For now, a 51-episode TV sitcom might offer the clearest view...

A look at Russians who became mixed up in Trump probe

MOSCOW (AP) — An investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller into an elaborate Russian operation that sought to meddle in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and try to help Donald Trump win the W...