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MOSCOW | Egyptian president arrives in Russia

MOSCOW — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has arrived in Russia on a visit expected to further boost ties between the two nations. Egyptian officials say the visit will enhance economic and trade ties and include discussions to advance the construction of the nuclear plant Russia is building on Egypt’s Mediterranean coast. The Kremlin says Russian … Continue reading MOSCOW | Egyptian president arrives in Russia

COPENHAGEN, Denmark | US opens criminal probe of Denmark’s top bank amid scandal

COPENHAGEN, Denmark— The United States government has opened a criminal investigation into the flow of dirty money through the Estonian branch of Denmark’s biggest bank, the lender said Thursday. Danske Bank says it is “in dialogue” with the U.S. Department of Justice, which had asked for information after an internal report at the bank detailed … Continue reading COPENHAGEN, Denmark | US opens criminal probe of Denmark’s top bank amid scandal

UNITED NATIONS | The Latest: Russia FM says relations with US at all-time low

UNITED NATIONS— The latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local): 5:05 p.m. Russia’s foreign minister is saying that U.S-Russia relations “are bad and probably at their all-time low.” Sergey Lavrov said at a news conference Friday it is apparent that those who have to implement agreements reached at “constructive” meetings between U.S. … Continue reading UNITED NATIONS | The Latest: Russia FM says relations with US at all-time low

TEHRAN, Iran | The Latest: Idlib residents protest pending Syria offensive

TEHRAN, Iran— The Latest on Syria talks in Iran (all times local): 3:40 p.m. The presidents of Iran, Russia and Turkey have begun a summit on Syria as a bloody offensive on Idlib province looms, despite warnings from the U.S. and others not to launch the attack. The summit Friday between Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, … Continue reading TEHRAN, Iran | The Latest: Idlib residents protest pending Syria offensive

MOSCOW | Kremlin denies accusations against Putin for Novichok attack

MOSCOW — The Kremlin on Thursday rejected accusations by British authorities that Russian President Vladimir Putin is ultimately responsible for poisoning a former spy in England, and said Russia is not going to investigate the suspects. Britain’s security minister on Thursday called out Putin over the nerve agent attack targeting Sergei Skripal and his daughter … Continue reading MOSCOW | Kremlin denies accusations against Putin for Novichok attack

WASHINGTON | Papadopoulos: Trump ‘nodded’ at suggestion of Putin meeting

WASHINGTON — Lawyers for former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos say Donald Trump “nodded with approval” when Papadopoulos suggested he could facilitate a meeting between the Republican candidate and Russian President Vladimir Putin. That contention is in a sentencing memorandum filed late Friday night. Defense lawyers are seeking probation for Papadopoulos, who pleaded guilty last … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Papadopoulos: Trump ‘nodded’ at suggestion of Putin meeting

GENEVA | Bolton presses Russia about meddling in US election process

GENEVA — President Donald Trump’s national security adviser said Thursday he pressed top Russian officials about meddling in the U.S. election process, while saying Russians will face no new U.S. sanctions if they stop such interference. John Bolton spoke to The Associated Press in an interview at the U.S. mission in Geneva between morning and … Continue reading GENEVA | Bolton presses Russia about meddling in US election process

Russia names action-movie star Seagal as envoy for US

MOSCOW — Russia has appointed action movie star Steven Seagal as a special envoy for humanitarian ties with the United States. The Foreign Ministry announced the move Saturday on its Facebook page, saying Seagal’s portfolio in the unpaid position would be to “facilitate relations between Russia and the United States in the humanitarian field, including … Continue reading Russia names action-movie star Seagal as envoy for US