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  • new storyPutin getting left out of G-7 meeting, but not much else 
    Updated: May-30-15 3:07 am

    WASHINGTON - When President Barack Obama and other world leaders gather in Germany next week, Russia's Vladimir Putin will be left off the guest list, part of his punishment for more than a year of alleged Kremlin-supported aggression in Ukraine.

  • What lies ahead for FIFA and Sepp Blatter in his 5th term 
    Updated: May-29-15 3:16 pm

    ZURICH - The FIFA election is won and done. Sepp Blatter's problems, however, are far from over.

  • Russia steps up propaganda push with online "Kremlin trolls" story has photos
    Updated: May-29-15 7:37 am

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - Deep inside a four-story marble building in St. Petersburg, hundreds of workers tap away at computers on the front lines of an information war, say those who have been inside. Known as "Kremlin trolls," the men and women work 12-hour shifts around the clock, flooding the Internet with propaganda aimed at stamping President Vladimir Putin's world vision on Russia, and the world.

  • Defiant soccer chief resists calls to resign amid scandal story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-28-15 3:43 pm

    ZURICH - As defiant as ever, Sepp Blatter resisted calls to resign as FIFA president Thursday and deflected blame for the massive bribery and corruption scandal engulfing soccer's world governing body.

  • Former FIFA member Blazer's plea seems key to investigation story has photos
    Updated: May-28-15 11:27 am

    NEW YORK - Former FIFA executive committee member Chuck Blazer appears to have provided key information that has been central to the Justice Department's soccer corruption investigation, linking other officials in the Americas to a series of schemes.

  • Putin accuses US of meddling into FIFA affairs story has photos
    Updated: May-28-15 10:38 am

    MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States of meddling in the affairs of soccer's governing body and hinted that its corruption investigation is part of an attempt to take the 2018 World Cup away from his country.

  • Premier: Serbia ready to reduce dependence on Russian gas story has photos
    Updated: May-28-15 4:49 am

    TIRANA, Albania - In a major policy shift, the Serbian prime minister said his country will accept U.S. calls to reduce dependency on Russian gas by adding an American-backed pipeline that would bring gas to Europe from Azerbaijan.

  • Biden defends US cooperation on Russia amid Ukraine tensions story has photos
    Updated: May-27-15 2:12 pm

    WASHINGTON - Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday defended the Obama administration's decision to cooperate with Russia on areas of "clear mutual interest," even as the West tries to punish Moscow for its actions in Ukraine.

  • Cross-dressing diva Conchita Wurst to Putin: Let's hang out 
    Updated: May-21-15 12:32 pm

    VIENNA - Conchita Wurst would like to hang out with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

  • Failed launches cast shadow over Russian space program story has photos
    Updated: May-21-15 10:25 am

    MOSCOW - Back-to-back rocket launch failures have dealt Russia one of the heaviest blows to its space industry since the Soviet collapse - with national pride and billions of dollars at stake.

  • Correction: Ukraine-Russian Soldiers story story has photos
    Updated: May-20-15 9:32 am

    KIEV, Ukraine - In a story May 19 about two men identified as Russian soldiers who were captured in Ukraine, The Associated Press gave an incorrect last name for one of them on second reference. The man's last name is Alexandrov, not Smirnov.

  • Chechen wedding scandal, leader's defiance put Putin in bind 
    Updated: May-19-15 2:53 am

    MOSCOW - The groom is approaching 50, a silver-haired boss in the Chechen strongman's feared police force. The bride is 17, a shy beauty reportedly devastated at the idea of wedding a man nearly three times her age.

  • US's Nuland meets with Russians to back Ukraine cease-fire 
    Updated: May-18-15 2:02 pm

    MOSCOW - The United States wants to help solidify a shaky cease-fire and support efforts to resolve political and humanitarian concerns in Ukraine's rebellious east, a top U.S. diplomat said Monday after meeting with Russian counterparts.

  • Russian reporter leaves Chechnya amid safety concerns 
    Updated: May-14-15 5:03 pm

    MOSCOW - Russia's leading independent newspaper has voiced concerns about the safety of one of its reporters in Chechnya and has pulled her from the region.

  • Kerry fills in NATO allies on Putin meeting 
    Updated: May-13-15 10:34 am

    ANTALYA, Turkey - A day after lengthy talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was filling in allies during a gathering of NATO foreign ministers in the southern Turkish town of Antalya.

  • No breakthrough as Kerry meets Russia's Putin story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-12-15 5:06 pm

    SOCHI, Russia - The United States and Russia emerged Tuesday from their most extensive, high-level talks in years vowing closer cooperation on Ukraine and Syria but unable to point to any breakthrough or new approach to bridge the major differences separating the two powers.

  • Kerry heads to Russia in first visit since Ukraine crisis story has photos
    Updated: May-11-15 3:52 pm

    WASHINGTON - Secretary of State John Kerry departed Monday for Russia to meet with President Vladimir Putin, on his first visit to the country since relations between Washington and Moscow plummeted to post-Cold War lows amid disagreements over Ukraine and Syria.

  • Kerry to hold talks with Russian president Putin this week 
    Updated: May-11-15 8:25 am

    WASHINGTON - Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Russia this week for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Kerry's first visit to Russia since the Ukraine crisis began, the State Department announced Monday.

  • Germany urges Russia to put more pressure on Ukraine rebels story has photos
    Updated: May-10-15 12:04 pm

    MOSCOW - Russia must do more to persuade separatists in eastern Ukraine to abide by a cease-fire that has been strained in recent weeks, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday during a visit to Moscow.

  • Putin takes swipe at US in Victory Day speech story has photos
    Updated: May-09-15 10:28 am

    MOSCOW - Russia showed off new machines of war, including a highly sophisticated tank, on Saturday in the annual Victory Day military parade through Red Square that marks the surrender of Nazi Germany and the Red Army's key role in the defeat.

  • Russia, China sign raft of economic deals, including loans story has photos
    Updated: May-08-15 2:49 pm

    MOSCOW - Russian and Chinese leaders on Friday signed a plethora of deals in Moscow, including billions in infrastructure loans for Russia.

  • Poland marks 70th anniversary of end of WWII story has photos
    Updated: May-07-15 7:23 pm

    WARSAW, Poland - Poland's president led international commemorations late Thursday and into Friday marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, a gathering meant as an alternative celebration to Moscow's Red Square parade this weekend.

  • North Korea officially squelches speculation of Kim trip story has photos
    Updated: May-04-15 5:55 am

    PYONGYANG, North Korea - North Korea announced Monday that the head of its parliament will attend this month's Victory Day celebration in Moscow, squelching speculation that supreme leader Kim Jong Un would use the event to make his international debut.

  • Russian ballerina Plisetskaya dies at 89 
    Updated: May-02-15 9:22 pm

    MOSCOW - Maya Plisetskaya, regarded as one of the greatest ballerinas of the 20th century and whose career at the Bolshoi Theater spanned more than 35 years, has died at age 89.

  • Analysis: US experts on Russia fear escalation over Ukraine 
    Updated: May-02-15 3:26 am

    WASHINGTON - U.S. experts on Russia see a growing danger the crisis in Ukraine that has already taken thousands of lives could explode, although the latest cease-fire agreement has partially held.