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MOSCOW | Russia dismisses reports of prisoner swap with US

MOSCOW—Jan 11, 2019—Russia’s Foreign Ministry on Friday dismissed suggestions that an American arrested in Moscow on suspicion of spying could be used in a prisoner swap for a Russian held in the United States. Paul Whelan, a former U.S. Marine, was arrested in Moscow last month on suspicion of espionage. Whelan’s arrest raised speculation that … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russia dismisses reports of prisoner swap with US

MOSCOW | Infant pulled alive from Russian apartment collapse

MOSCOW — Jan 01, 2019— Rescuers on Tuesday pulled an infant girl alive from the rubble of an apartment building, some 35 hours after a collapse that killed at least seven people and left dozens missing. They found the baby after hearing cries amid the debris. A section of the 10-story building in the city … Continue reading MOSCOW | Infant pulled alive from Russian apartment collapse

HOUSTON | The Latest: Gorbachev offers ‘deep condolences’

HOUSTON — The Latest on the death of former President George H.W. Bush (all times local): 3:49 a.m. Former Soviet premier Mikhail Gorbachev has expressed his “deep condolences” to the family of former U.S President George H.W. Bush and all Americans following his death. Gorbachev worked closely with Bush to bring an end to the … Continue reading HOUSTON | The Latest: Gorbachev offers ‘deep condolences’

WASHINGTON | US envoy for NKorea to hold talks in Russia, France, Belgium

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration’s envoy for North Korea is traveling to Russia, France and Belgium for talks with counterparts there as the U.S. prepares for a second leadership summit with the North. The State Department says envoy Stephen Biegun will hold “working level” meetings in Moscow, Paris and Brussels. It provided no further details … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US envoy for NKorea to hold talks in Russia, France, Belgium

MOSCOW | The Latest: Peruvian fans OK after flight drama at World Cup

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Saturday at the World Cup (all times local): 4:20 p.m. The cabin of a plane carrying Peruvian soccer fans at the World Cup filled with smoke as the aircraft prepared for landing in a Siberian city. The Interfax news agency says the incident occurred as the plane was coming … Continue reading MOSCOW | The Latest: Peruvian fans OK after flight drama at World Cup