- Putin, Xi, Rouhani to address annual UN high-level meeting Updated: Jul-27-15 10:35 am
UNITED NATIONS - The presidents of China, Russia, Iran and the United States are scheduled to speak at the 70th annual U.N. General Assembly of world leaders in September - a rare appearance for Russian President Vladimir Putin and the first for Chinese President Xi Jinping.
- Putin OKs maritime code calling for strong Atlantic presence Updated: Jul-26-15 1:14 pm
MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin has approved a new version of the country's maritime doctrine that calls for maintaining a strong Russian presence in the Atlantic Ocean amid concerns about NATO expansion.
- Russia getting on with World Cup job as FIFA fights scandal Updated: Jul-26-15 7:30 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - As he shared the stage with FIFA's departing president Sepp Blatter, Russian President Vladimir Putin's message was simple. FIFA may be in chaos, but Russia is getting on with the job.
- The Latest: Conte says facing Spain 'very stimulating' Updated: Jul-25-15 5:51 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - The latest on Saturday's 2018 World Cup qualifying draw (times are local):
- FIFA, Blatter get back to World Cup business at Putin home Updated: Jul-25-15 5:16 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - FIFA and Sepp Blatter put their corruption crisis aside and got back to World Cup business at the 2018 tournament qualifying draw hosted by Vladimir Putin at a Russian state residence on Saturday.
- World Cup at center of Gazprom's sponsorship empire Updated: Jul-25-15 8:11 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - As FIFA descends on St. Petersburg for the World Cup preliminary draw Saturday, it is entering the capital of a sponsorship empire.
- Berlusconi says just a joke, no plans to be Russian minister Updated: Jul-24-15 6:05 am
ROME - Did Russian President Vladimir Putin offer former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi a job as economy minister? Berlusconi says it was just a joke and Putin says any support was "metaphorical."
- Blatter heads to Russia for first foreign trip since crisis Updated: Jul-22-15 2:17 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - FIFA President Sepp Blatter is due in Russia on Thursday for his first overseas trip since the arrests of fellow soccer executives in May left him unwilling to leave the safety of Switzerland.
- American NGO MacArthur Foundation says it's leaving Russia Updated: Jul-22-15 5:43 am
MOSCOW - The MacArthur Foundation, a prominent American non-governmental organization that has operated in Russia for more than two decades, announced Wednesday it was leaving Russia because of the government's crackdown on foreign groups.
- Putin to attend World Cup draw in St. Petersburg Updated: Jul-21-15 2:03 pm
MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman says he will attend the World Cup 2018 preliminary draw on Saturday and will meet with FIFA President Sepp Blatter.
- Russian ex-PM's daughter under fire for leaving for Ukraine Updated: Jul-20-15 8:16 am
MOSCOW - The daughter of a former Russian prime minister has accepted the job of deputy governor in a Ukrainian region, a decision that has sparked criticism in both Russia and Ukraine.
- Russian scientists squeezed by sanctions, Kremlin policies Updated: Jul-20-15 7:19 am
NOVOSIBIRSK, Russia - Hundreds of Russian scientists say companies abroad are refusing to sell them scientific equipment they need to do their work and Western publications are curtly turning down their research papers.
- US, Iran roll the dice diplomatically and get a nuclear deal Updated: Jul-18-15 12:46 am
WASHINGTON - The talks themselves were a groundbreaking and risky proposition when U.S. and Iranian officials met secretly in the sleepy Arab kingdom of Oman, archenemies feinting for a diplomatic opening. The opposing sides had barely spoken to one another in three-plus decades.
- The Latest: Obama: Unlikely that deal benefits militants Updated: Jul-15-15 2:55 pm
WASHINGTON - Here are the latest developments involving the agreement between the United States, Iran and world powers to limit the Islamic Republic's nuclear program (all times EDT):
- Russian bomber crashes in the Far East, kills 2 Updated: Jul-14-15 9:30 am
MOSCOW - A Russian strategic bomber crashed in the Far East of the country Tuesday, killing two of the seven crewmembers.
- Ukraine PM says reforms continue despite 'lunatic' lawmakers Updated: Jul-13-15 7:50 pm
WASHINGTON - Ukraine's prime minister pushed back Monday against a pair of forces threatening to undermine his fragile government, likening members of Ukraine's parliament to "lunatics" while defending a nationalist militia that is locked in a standoff with police.
- 23 dead, 19 injured in military barracks collapse in Russia Updated: Jul-13-15 4:35 am
MOSCOW - The ceiling of a Russian military barracks collapsed in Siberia Monday, causing four stories to crumble and killing 23 young men trapped inside.
- India, Pakistan to join security group led by Russia, China Updated: Jul-10-15 8:22 am
UFA, Russia - President Vladimir Putin announced Friday that India and Pakistan will join the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, a group dominated by Russia and China and also including former Soviet republics in Central Asia.
- Putin, Rouhani discuss nuclear and security cooperation Updated: Jul-09-15 11:50 am
MOSCOW - The presidents of Russia and Iran have held talks that Vladimir Putin's spokesman says covered military and nuclear cooperation, as well as the fight against the Islamic State group.
- Putin: Russia and China can overcome any difficulty together Updated: Jul-08-15 2:17 pm
UFA, Russia - Welcoming China's leader to two summits in a Russian city, President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that Russia and China can overcome their countries' difficulties by working together.
- Correction: Russia-Ukraine-Gas story Updated: Jul-06-15 2:54 pm
MOSCOW - In a story July 1 about Gazprom halting gas supplies to Ukraine, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Russia offered Ukraine a price of $247 per cubic meter. The price offered was per thousand cubic meters.
- Russian bomber crashes in Pacific region, both pilots killed Updated: Jul-06-15 1:31 pm
MOSCOW - A Russian military aircraft crashed Monday while taking off on a nighttime training flight and both pilots were killed, the Defense Ministry said.
- Russia mulls new selective sanctions against Western nations Updated: Jul-03-15 3:53 pm
MOSCOW - Russia will consider new selective retaliatory measures against some specific Western countries, the nation's security chief said Friday, pointing at Finland as a possible target.
- Analysis: Root of tattered US-Russia ties date back decades Updated: Jul-03-15 3:09 am
WASHINGTON - The stumbles, blunders, and policy chaos that have sent increasingly frosty U.S.-Russia relations into what many now call a new Cold War might have been inevitable.
- French minister: No new target date for Iran nuclear talks Updated: Jun-29-15 11:08 am
UNITED NATIONS - Negotiators trying to rein in Iran's nuclear program have decided not to set a new target date to conclude talks, France's foreign minister said Monday, and he warned that if an agreement isn't "very robust" other countries in the Middle East will seek to develop nuclear weapons.