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For nearly a quarter century, an AP correspondent watched the Putin era unfold in Russia

NARVA, Estonia (AP) — At the Ivangorod-Narva border crossing, the last glimpse of Russia is of a sprawling fortress and the first sight of Estonia is another fortress on the other bank of a slender ri...

Movie Review: ‘The Lesson’ provides a spicy literary thriller

The egos are as vast and thorny as the gardens on the lush estate of a prominent author in “ The Lesson,” an entertaining and erudite chamber piece about a master, a tutor and a family after loss. ...

Two-time Oscar winner Glenda Jackson, who mixed acting with politics, dies at 87

LONDON (AP) — Glenda Jackson, a two-time Academy Award-winning performer who had a second career in politics as a British lawmaker before an acclaimed late-life return to stage and screen, has died at...

IOC details advice to let Russia, Belarus athletes return

GENEVA (AP) — Some Russian athletes can soon return to international sports, although their status for next year's Paris Olympics is still up in the air. The International Olympic Commit...

Ukrainian troupe cancels Taiwan performance of Russian ballet 'Swan Lake'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The United Ukrainian Ballet will drop Russian composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet “Swan Lake” when it visits Taiwan next month for a program titl...

Taiwan cancels performance by Russian soprano Anna Netrebko

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) canceled a performance by Russian soprano Anna Yuryevna Netrebko scheduled for March 5 after controversy over her links with Russian ...

Opinion: Michail Gorbachev failed, and made the world a better place

The Communist utopia never became reality — neither through kind words and promises, nor through mass executions and gulags. In 1985, the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU) undertook on...

Paul Huang and NSO's intoxicating recital rocks TSMC art festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Award-winning violinist Paul Huang (黃俊文) performed with the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO), and conductor Lu Shao-chia (呂紹嘉), for the first time in Hsinchu on Friday (J...

Pianist, 18, from South Korea wins Van Cliburn competition

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — An 18-year-old from South Korea has won the 16th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, one of the top showcases for the world's best pianists. The com...

Exiled Russian director returns to Cannes, decries war

CANNES, France (AP) — The last two times the Russian filmmaker Kirill Serebrennikov had films playing at the Cannes Film Festival, he couldn't attend. He was under a travel ban in Russia as part of a ...

Ukrainian opera singer in Japan prays for peace in melody

TOKYO (AP) — The Ukrainian song has no words. When Oksana Stepanyuk, an award-winning soprano with The Japan Opera Foundation, performs “Melody,” composed by Myroslav Skoryk, her vo...

Today in History: April 20, Columbine High School shooting

Today in History Today is Wednesday, April 20, the 110th day of 2022. There are 255 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Apr...

75th Cannes to feature Cronenberg, Chan-wook and 'Elvis'

PARIS (AP) — Films by David Cronenberg, Park Chan-wook and Kelly Reichardt will vie for the coveted Palme d'Or at a Cannes Film Festival set to unspool against the backdrop of the war in Ukraine. ...

Russia reframes war goals as Ukrainians advance near Kyiv

BUCHA/LVIV, Ukraine, March 25 (Reuters) - Moscow signalled on Friday it was scaling back its ambitions in Ukraine to focus on territory claimed by Russian-backed separatists in the East as Ukrainian f...

Olympic athletes face many doping, virus tests in Beijing

BEIJING (AP) — Alongside the daily collection of coronavirus samples, the athletes at the Beijing Olympics also have to contend with the usual doping tests — both in and out of competition. ...