Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin voices support for Vladimir Putin
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Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin voices support for Vladimir Putin

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin has voiced his support for Vladimir Putin ahead of the Russian presidential election. Ovechkin posted a message in Russian on his Instagram account Thursday announcing he’s starting “a social movement called Putin Team.” Ovechkin says he has never hidden his feelings about Putin and has “always supported … Continue reading

Russia’s Putin condemns Soviet-era political repressions
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Russia’s Putin condemns Soviet-era political repressions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into possible coordination between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia (all times local): 2:45 p.m. The Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is praising the Justice Department for enforcing a law that requires agents of foreign governments to register with the United States. Iowa Sen. Chuck … Continue reading

Journalists expose the riches of Putin’s distant relative
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Journalists expose the riches of Putin’s distant relative

MOSCOW (AP) — A group of journalists behind the Panama Papers offshore accounts expose published an investigation Wednesday detailing how a distant relative of Russian President Vladimir Putin has made a fortune. The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project published a piece claiming that Mikhail Shelomov, the son of Putin’s cousin, has over the years … Continue reading

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Trump administration sides with NFL in sports betting case

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Trump administration is siding with professional sports leagues in their opposition to allowing New Jersey to offer sports betting at its casinos and racetracks. The solicitor general’s office filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court supporting the leagues. The court is scheduled to hear the case in December. Republican … Continue reading

The Latest: Comey set to testify June 8 on Russia
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The Latest: Comey set to testify June 8 on Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Donald Trump and the Russia investigation (all times local): 12:15 p.m. Former FBI director James Comey is set to testify June 8 before the Senate intelligence committee investigating Russian activities during last year’s election. The committee said Thursday that Comey will testify in an open session, which will be … Continue reading

Putin calls for investigation of Russian doping allegations
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Putin calls for investigation of Russian doping allegations

MOSCOW (AP) — Facing allegations that Russia engages in extensive, state-sponsored doping, President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday called on sports officials to carry out an internal investigation – but said that clean athletes shouldn’t be punished for the actions of those who take banned drugs. Putin’s comments at a late-night meeting in Sochi, the city … Continue reading

Russia launches airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria
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Russia launches airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian military jets carried out airstrikes Wednesday against the Islamic State group in Syria for the first time — a move that came after President Vladimir Putin received parliamentary approval to send Russian troops to Syria. The airstrikes targeted positions, vehicles and warehouses that Russia believes belong to IS militants, ministry spokesman … Continue reading

Egypt turns to Russia to combat terrorism
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Egypt turns to Russia to combat terrorism

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin and Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi on Wednesday called for a coalition to combat terrorism in the Middle East. Opening a meeting with Putin in Moscow, el-Sissi said “the Egyptian people” are hoping for broader ties with Russia in all areas, particularly in fighting terrorism in the Middle East. … Continue reading

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Hungarians protest against premier’s dealings with Putin

  BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Thousands of protesters demanded the ouster of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s government Sunday, a day before a visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Around 3,000 people attended the “Spring Comes, Orban Goes” rally outside parliament. Orban’s Fidesz party easily won three elections last year but its popularity has nosedived … Continue reading