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  • Russia and Western nations staging rival air combat exercises

    Russia and Western nations staging rival air combat exercises
    Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered four days of air combat readiness testing on Monday, the third major military exercise staged by the Kremlin in as many months. The drills will involve 12,000 troops, 250 aircraft and nearly 700 artillery...
  • German protests Russia's decision to turn away Merkel ally

    Germany is protesting Russia's decision to turn away an ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel. Conservative lawmaker Karl-Georg Wellmann was denied entry into Russia when he arrived at Moscow airport on Sunday, and returned to Germany on Monday. Wellmann has...
  • Russia launches massive air force exercise with 250 aircraft

    The Russian military has launched a massive exercise involving 250 aircraft and other weapons. The Defense Ministry said in a statement Monday the drills will involve air force and air defense units of the Central, Western and Southern Military Districts...
  • Russia says it has no access to men detained in Ukraine

    Russia's embassy in Ukraine says it has still not been given access to two Russian citizens detained earlier this month on suspicion of fighting alongside separatists in the eastern region of Luhansk. The Russian Embassy said Monday that it filed a...
  • Putin signs Russian law to shut 'undesirable' organizations

    President Vladimir Putin signed a bill into law Saturday giving prosecutors the power to declare foreign and international organizations "undesirable" in Russia and shut them down. Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International have condemned the measure...
  • Sweden wins Eurovision Song Contest while Russia is booed

    Sweden beat Russia to win the 60th Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday, in an event described by organizers as beyond politics but marred by boos for the Russian that were apparently prompted by the Ukraine conflict and the Kremlin's anti-gay policies....
  • Russians celebrate the saints who gave them their alphabet

    Thousands of Russians have filled Red Square to join the patriarch of Russia's Orthodox Church in celebrating Slavic literature and the two ninth-century monks considered to be the creators of the Cyrillic alphabet. The religious and patriotic holiday...
  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    Protests, arrests after judge acquits Ohio officer in deaths of 2 unarmed black suspects Police in riot gear made numerous arrests overnight as protesters took to the streets after a judge found a city police officer not guilty in the deaths of two...
  • Rebel commander reported killed in east Ukraine car bombing

    Russian news agencies have reported the killing of a prominent separatist commander in eastern Ukraine when his vehicle was ripped apart by a bomb and then strafed by gunfire. The reports, citing a prosecutor in the separatist Luhansk region, said...
  • Amnesty says torture of Ukraine war prisoners is rife

    Both warring sides in eastern Ukraine are perpetrating war crimes almost daily, including torturing prisoners and summarily killing them, the Amnesty International rights group said in a report Friday. Amnesty said in a statement that it has heard from...
  • EU embrace of eastern partners turns lukewarm

    The European Union reaffirmed its partnership with six post-Soviet nations Friday but offered them no new prospects of future membership in the Western bloc at a summit overshadowed by the Ukraine crisis. The two-day meeting in Riga underlined that the...