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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...

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. ...

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...

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...

Women recall the 'hell' of Soviet war in Afghanistan

MOSCOW (AP) — Sitting in her living room, 65-year-old Tatyana Rybalchenko goes through a stack of black-and-white photos from more than 30 years ago. In one of them, she is dressed in a nurse's coat a...

Venezuela crisis: Familiar geopolitical sides take shape

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia, China, Iran, Syria and Cuba have come down on one side. The United States, Canada, and countries in Western Europe are on the other. As the crisis in Venezuela ...

Russian teenagers use social media to rebel against teachers

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — The principal of a prestigious school near St. Petersburg summoned 16-year-old Leonid Shaidurov and 14-year-old Maxim Dautov in for a chat. Then he threatened them with e...

Border village grinds to a halt amid Ukraine-Russia tensions

CHERTKOVO, Russia/ MELOVE, Ukraine (AP) — On the map, Chertkovo and Melove is one village, crossed by railroad tracks and a main road called the Friendship of Peoples Street. That slogan still rings t...

Military intelligence offers career path in today's Russia

LOYGA, Russia (AP) — "First time here?" the conductor on the train that stops at the logging outpost of Loyga asks some departing passengers. "My condolences — there isn't even cell phone connection."...