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Russians enter North Korea as first post-COVID tour group

Almost 100 Russian tourists arrived at Pyongyang International Airport in North Korea on Friday to enjoy a private skiing and sightseeing tour. The visitors are the first tourists to be allowed into ...

Thailand-Russia relations remain strong, but at what cost?

Despite the West's best efforts to isolate Russia on the international stage following its full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Moscow still enjoys warm relations with countries in Asia — Thailan...

Anger grows in Ukraine's port city of Odesa after Russian bombardment hits beloved historic sites

ODESA, Ukraine (AP) — Tetiana Khlapova's hand trembled as she recorded the wreckage of Odesa’s devastated Transfiguration Cathedral on her cellphone and cursed Russia, her native land. K...

By pulling out of the Ukrainian grain deal, Russia risks alienating its few remaining partners

By pulling out of a landmark deal that allowed Ukrainian grain exports through the Black Sea, Russian President Vladimir Putin is taking a gamble that could badly damage Moscow’s relations with many o...

Ukraine updates: Russia halts grain deal after Crimea attack

Russia says US and Britain may have colluded with Ukraine in Crimea bridge incident Russian authorities say two people die in what they call a 'terror attack' on Crimea bridge The Black Sea ...

Georgia risks EU candidacy by restoring Russia flights

Last week, Vladimir Putin signed decrees on the introduction of a visa-free regime for Georgian nationals and the restoration of direct flights with Georgia. Direct air travel between the two countrie...

Russian foreign minister visits Cuba, condemns US sanctions

HAVANA (AP) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov condemned U.S. sanctions on Cuba on Thursday as he visited the island and met with top leaders, including newly re-elected President Miguel Díaz-Ca...

Turkey's weak lira affects the tourism industry

In the Istanbul neighborhood of Kadikoy, even a tourist can't help but notice the price of a cappuccino has gone up 25% from one early November morning to the next due to the country's high in...

APEC: Russia-Ukraine tensions spill over to Thailand

"We go to Phuket every year or two, so why should it be different this year?" asked Yulia, a Russian national arriving in Bangkok. The Thai government reckons that 1 million Russian tourists...

Blast on bridge to Crimea hurts Russian supply lines, pride

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — An explosion Saturday caused the partial collapse of a bridge linking the Crimean Peninsula with Russia, damaging an important supply artery for the Kremlin's faltering war effort...

Finnish border closed to Russians with tourist visas

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Finland's border with Russia was closed to Russians with tourist visas Friday, curtailing one of the last easily accessible routes to Europe for Russians trying to flee a mi...

Finland bans entry to Russian tourists starting at midnight

HELSINKI, Finland (AP) — Finland announced it would ban Russian citizens with tourist visas from entering the country starting Friday, curtailing one of the last easily accessible routes to Europe for...

Live Updates: Russia-Ukraine War

KIYV, Ukraine (AP) — WASHINGTON - The U.S. top diplomat says Washington will never recognize Russia's planned annexation of Ukrainian territory or the legitimacy of the Moscow-orchestrated referendums...

Finland says it will ban most Russian tourists from entering the country, starting Friday

HELSINKI, Finland (AP) — Finland says it will ban most Russian tourists from entering the country, starting Friday.

Live Updates: Russia-Ukraine War

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — KYIV, Ukraine — The governor of Ukraine's Luhansk region says the number of local voters cited by pro-Russia officials as having participated in a “referendum” on living under Rus...