- Poland charges Russian-born lawyer with spying for Moscow Updated: May-05-16 5:27 am
WARSAW, Poland - A prosecutor says Poland has charged a lawyer with dual Polish and Russian citizenship with spying for Russian military intelligence.
- Max Verstappen replaces demoted Daniil Kvyat at Red Bull Updated: May-05-16 4:46 am
MILTON KEYNES, England - Red Bull has demoted Russian driver Daniil Kvyat and replaced him with Max Verstappen for the rest of the Formula One season, starting from next week's Spanish Grand Prix.
- US announces extension of Syria truce to Aleppo Updated: May-04-16 4:16 pm
WASHINGTON - The United States and Russia have persuaded Syria's government and moderate rebels to extend the country's fragile truce to the northern city of Aleppo, the State Department said Wednesday, although sporadic clashes continue.
- Mercedes F1 team pens open letter to reassure doubtful fans Updated: May-04-16 1:28 pm
PARIS - The Mercedes Formula One team published an open letter to fans on Wednesday to counter speculation on social media following the Russian Grand Prix that it favors Nico Rosberg over teammate Lewis Hamilton.
- Russia claims arrest of group planning holiday attacks Updated: May-04-16 1:15 pm
MOSCOW - Russia's Federal Security Service says a group of Central Asian citizens have been arrested on suspicion on planning attacks in the Moscow region and that explosives and weapons have been seized.
- European police say Russian mafia infiltrating soccer clubs Updated: May-04-16 11:03 am
LISBON, Portugal - Portuguese and European police say they have broken up a cell of an important Russian mafia group that allegedly laundered money through European football clubs.
- Russia to boost troops levels along borders to counter NATO Updated: May-04-16 7:31 am
MOSCOW - Russia says it will form new military divisions to be stationed along the country's borders with Europe to counter a planned NATO buildup.
- Syria's volunteer sappers improvise mine-clearing methods Updated: May-04-16 2:10 am
BEIRUT - Volunteers in opposition-held areas of Syria are forced to improvise as they carry out one of the world's most dangerous tasks: dismantling cluster munitions, land mines and explosive booby-traps as they work to make battle-torn areas safe for civilians to return.
- The Latest: UN Security Council to hold meeting on Aleppo Updated: May-03-16 10:02 pm
BEIRUT - The Latest on Syria's civil war and the escalating violence in the contested northern city of Aleppo (all times local):
- Russian man dies at San Diego immigration detention center Updated: May-03-16 4:37 pm
SAN DIEGO - Authorities say a Russian man has died at a San Diego immigration detention center. The cause of death is undetermined.
- Kerry warns Assad to start transition by Aug. 1 - or else Updated: May-03-16 4:08 pm
WASHINGTON - Secretary of State John Kerry warned Syria's government and its backers in Moscow and Tehran on Tuesday that they face an August deadline for starting a political transition to move President Bashar Assad out, or they risk the consequences of a new U.S. approach toward ending the 5-year-old civil war.
- US defense secretary says Russia is 'nuclear saber-rattling' Updated: May-03-16 2:20 pm
STUTTGART, Germany - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter blasted what the U.S. and its allies see as Russian aggression in Europe, saying Tuesday that Moscow is "going backward in time" with warlike actions that compel an American military buildup on NATO's eastern flank.
- AP Interview: Fasel worried NHL players will skip 2018 Games Updated: May-03-16 2:12 pm
SOCHI, Russia - The head of ice hockey's international body says there is a strong possibility that NHL players won't be competing at the next Winter Olympics.
- Violence in Syria's Aleppo kills more than a dozen people Updated: May-03-16 11:35 am
BEIRUT - Syrian opposition fighters on Tuesday shelled government-held parts of Aleppo, killing at least 12 people, as the army claimed it was repelling a wide offensive by the rebels in the country's largest city. Activists, meanwhile, said government forces were also shelling rebel-held parts of the city, killing two people and wounding several.
- NATO alliance getting new supreme commander Updated: May-03-16 9:40 am
BRUSSELS - The NATO alliance this week is getting a new supreme commander, a former top-ranking U.S. military officer in Korea hailed Tuesday by Defense Secretary Ash Carter as a proven warrior-diplomat and "a soldiers' general."
- US defense chief: NATO ponders ground force in Baltics Updated: May-02-16 4:43 pm
STUTTGART, Germany - The NATO alliance is considering establishing a rotational ground force in the Baltic states and possibly Poland, reflecting deepening worry about Russian military assertiveness, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Monday.
- Ukrainian city marks 2nd anniversary of fire that killed 43 Updated: May-02-16 2:55 pm
MOSCOW - Demonstrators have gathered in the Ukrainian city of Odessa to mark the second anniversary of the street clashes that culminated in a fire that killed 43 people as they took shelter from opponents.
- Navy boss: Russian jets should stop buzzing US planes, ship Updated: May-02-16 2:08 pm
WASHINGTON - Russian jets buzzing a U.S. military ship and planes in the Baltics are escalating tension between the two nations, the chief of naval operations said Monday.
- Hulk scores 2 as Zenit beats CSKA 4-1 to win Russian Cup Updated: May-02-16 12:04 pm
KAZAN, Russia - Brazil striker Hulk scored two penalties as Zenit St. Petersburg beat CSKA Moscow 4-1 on Monday to win the Russian Cup for the first time since 2010.
- Kerry seeks path to calm in Syria, holds talks in Geneva Updated: May-02-16 10:32 am
GENEVA - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday said "several proposals" aimed at finding a way to restore at least a partial truce in Syria are being discussed, amid continuing attacks in the city of Aleppo.
- Trade unions hold rallies to mark May Day; clashes Updated: May-01-16 6:19 pm
Trade unions and other groups are staging rallies around the world to mark International Workers Day. A look at some May Day events:
- US once again forced to turn to Russia for help on Syria Updated: May-01-16 4:15 pm
GENEVA - Scrambling to resuscitate a nearly dead truce in Syria, the Obama administration has again been forced to turn to Russia for help, with little hope for the desired U.S. outcome.
- Rostov's Russian title charge suffers heavy blow with defeat Updated: May-01-16 12:14 pm
MOSCOW - FC Rostov's unlikely charge for the Russian Premier League title seemed to be running out of steam Sunday as a 2-1 loss to last-placed Mordovia Saransk cost it the chance to return to the top spot.
- Poland blocks entry to 7 bikers with pro-Kremlin group Updated: May-01-16 12:01 pm
WARSAW, Poland - Polish border police say they have prevented seven members of a pro-Kremlin motorcycle club from entering Poland.
- 'Holy Fire,' fireworks: Orthodox Christians celebrate Easter Updated: May-01-16 11:59 am
ATHENS, Greece - With "Holy Fire," fireworks and solemn Masses, Orthodox Christians around the world celebrated Easter on Sunday, commemorating the day followers believe that Jesus was resurrected more than 2,000 years ago.