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MOSCOW | Russia toughens its stance in islands dispute with Japan

MOSCOW — Jan 14, 2019— Russia‘s top diplomat on Monday threw cold water on Tokyo’s hopes for a quick return of disputed islands in the Pacific, warning Japan that it must recognize them as part of Russia’s territory as a starting point for talks. The stern statement from Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, which followed the … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russia toughens its stance in islands dispute with Japan

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Officials wish Trump denial was more forceful

WASHINGTON — January 13, 2019—  The Latest on President Donald Trump and the Russia investigation (all times local): 8:10 p.m. Officials are expressing regret that President Donald Trump didn’t more clearly and forcefully deny working on behalf of Russia when asked during a Fox News interview. That’s according to aides and Republicans close to the White … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Officials wish Trump denial was more forceful

MOSCOW | Moscow says it’s open to having a Putin-Trump summit

MOSCOW — A senior Russian diplomat says Moscow is open to having a summit between Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said in remarks carried Monday by the Interfax news agency that it’s important to have a meeting between the two world leaders. They were going to … Continue reading MOSCOW | Moscow says it’s open to having a Putin-Trump summit

MOSCOW | The Latest: Putin welcomes announced US departure from Syria

MOSCOW — The Latest on Russian President Vladimir Putin‘s annual news conference (all times local): 2:10 p.m. President Vladimir Putin says that a Russian woman in custody in the United States who has pleaded guilty to acting as a covert agent of the Russian government hasn’t carried out any government missions. Earlier this month, Maria … Continue reading MOSCOW | The Latest: Putin welcomes announced US departure from Syria

MOSCOW | The Latest: Putin warns of growing threat of nuclear war

MOSCOW — The Latest on Russian President Vladimir Putin‘s annual news conference (all times local): 12:55 p.m. Russian President Vladimir Putin is warning about the rising threat of a nuclear war. Speaking at his annual news conference Thursday, Putin pointed at the U.S. intention to withdraw from the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. He … Continue reading MOSCOW | The Latest: Putin warns of growing threat of nuclear war

HELSINKI | 10 detained in Estonia over massive money laundering

HELSINKI— Ten former employees of the Estonian branch of Danske Bank have been detained in connection with a probe into a major money laundering scandal that allegedly involved money from Russia and former Soviet states. Estonia’s Prosecutor General Lavly Perling said Wednesday the employees were mainly Danske Bank client managers suspected of knowingly assisting large-scale … Continue reading HELSINKI | 10 detained in Estonia over massive money laundering

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina | The Latest: G20 leaders attend show in Argentine opera house

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — The latest on the Group of 20 summit (all times local): 8 p.m. G-20 leaders are attending a cultural show at the Colon Theater, the landmark in the Argentine capital that is one of the world’s great opera houses. U.S. President Donald Trump, Germany’s Angela Merkel, and Russian President Vladimir Putin … Continue reading BUENOS AIRES, Argentina | The Latest: G20 leaders attend show in Argentine opera house

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina | The Latest: Gasoline bombs found near summit protest site

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina  — The Latest on the Group of 20 summit (all times local): 1:50 p.m. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman have shared a smiley, enthusiastic greeting as the Group of 20 summit opened in Argentina’s capital. The two men beamed widely and clasped hands in something of … Continue reading BUENOS AIRES, Argentina | The Latest: Gasoline bombs found near summit protest site