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  • Scale of racism in Cup host Russia a threat, report says

    Russian football is plagued by a racist and far-right extremist fan culture that threatens the safety of visitors to the 2018 World Cup, according to a report provided to The Associated Press. Researchers from the Moscow-based SOVA Center and the Fare...
  • Russian soccer stadiums a throwback to 1980s England

    Watching a football match in Russia often carries echoes of the grim era of hooliganism in 1980s Britain. There are crumbling stadiums, sparse crowds, clashes between hardcore fans and police, and despite a recent ban, often a pervasive smell of...
  • Fighting eases in eastern Ukraine but economic collapse now looms

    Fighting has eased between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russia separatists in recent days as both sides have begun to withdraw heavy weapons but the greater danger now confronting Ukrainians is collapse of their debt-strangled economy. The...
  • Ukraine, rebels start pulling back heavy weapons in the east

    Warring parties in Ukraine took a major stride toward quelling unrest in the country's east Thursday with the declared start of a supervised withdrawal of heavy weapons from the front line. Ukrainian and separatist officials have noted a sharp decline in...
  • Ukraine rebels seen withdrawing heavy weapons from front line

    Ukraine rebels seen withdrawing heavy weapons from front line
    Separatist fighters in east Ukraine moved rocket launchers to a location 43 miles back from the front line with government troops Friday in the first confirmed compliance with a cease-fire agreed earlier this month. Associated Press journalists in the...
  • A weak America in a dangerous world: A recipe for disaster

    The world seems to be becoming more dangerous these days. Not so coincidentally, America's military power continues to decline rapidly. Before considering how and why, here's a snapshot of what's happening around the globe: Russia has annexed Crimea, is...
  • 8 Spaniards arrested on suspicion of fighting in Ukraine

    Police on Friday arrested eight Spaniards suspected of fighting on the pro-Russian side in eastern Ukraine, the Interior Ministry said, describing it as the first operation of its kind in Europe. A ministry statement said the activities of the eight...
  • Ukraine truce holds as weapons pullback proceeds for second day

    KIEV, Ukraine The latest attempt at peace in Ukraine's easternmost regions appeared to take hold as the military withdrew heavy weapons from the front lines for a second day. The situation in the conflict zone was "relatively calm" during the night, with...
  • Congress hears testimony on Cuban criminal pipeline

    WASHINGTON — Cuba's role in enabling a criminal pipeline to Florida must be examined as the United States moves to restore relations with the Communist-led island, the leader of a key congressional panel said Thursday. Jeff Duncan, chairman of the...
  • Cyberattacks pose growing threat to U.S., intelligence chief says

    Cyberattacks pose growing threat to U.S., intelligence chief says
    Despite the danger posed by Islamic State and other extremist groups, the nation's top intelligence official warned Thursday that sophisticated cyberattacks like the recent hack of Sony Pictures posed a greater threat to the United States. The threat...
  • 2015 Ford Edge starts production; adds more plant jobs

    Ford has invested $565 million and on Thursday was set to confirm it is adding another 400 jobs on top of the 1,000 previously announced at its plant in Oakville, Ontario, to make the new 2015 Ford Edge. The midsize utility vehicle has been completely...