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Putin signs bill punishing those who insult the state
MOSCOW (AP) Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed bills restricting online media and making a criminal of anyone who insults the state laws that critics see as part of Kremlin efforts to stifle criticism and tighten media control.
Mar 18 2:41PM AP

US, Russia to hold talks on Venezuela in Rome
ROME (AP) U.S. and Russian officials are meeting in Rome this week to discuss the crisis in Venezuela.
Mar 18 2:06PM AP

Portuguese hacker to be quizzed over Belgian Football Leaks
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) The Portuguese hacker awaiting extradition to his homeland from Hungary is expected to be questioned as a witness over Football Leaks revelations being investigated in Belgium.
Mar 18 1:25PM AP

EU welcomes Azerbaijan's amnesty for 400 political activists
BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) The European Union has welcomed Azerbaijan's decision to give amnesty to a number of political activists and journalists.
Mar 18 11:27AM AP

Verdict due in rights activist's case in Russia's Chechnya
KURCHALOY, Russia (AP) A court in Russia's Chechnya is due to issue its verdict Monday in the case of a prominent rights activist.
Mar 18 7:26AM AP

Serbia president vows to defend law and order amid protests
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) Serbia's president pledged on Sunday to defend the country's law and order a day after opposition supporters stormed the national TV station protesting what they said is his autocratic rule and firm control of the media.
Mar 17 2:43PM AP

Where the investigations related to President Trump stand
WASHINGTON (AP) A look at where the investigations related to President Donald Trump stand and what may lie ahead for him:
Mar 17 4:19AM AP

The Latest: 2 favorites make Slovak presidential runoff
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) The Latest on Slovakia's presidential election: (All times local).
Mar 17 12:25AM AP

Police in North Macedonia arrest man smuggling 5 migrants
SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) Police in North Macedonia say they have arrested a man suspected of smuggling five migrants from Greece, headed north toward Serbia.
Mar 16 8:17PM AP

Report: Ex-Putin adviser who died in US had broken neck
WASHINGTON (AP) Newly released documents show that a former adviser to Russia's president had a complete fracture of his neck "at or near the time of his death" in a Washington hotel room in 2015.
Mar 16 7:28PM AP

Azerbaijan: Ex-minister among hundreds pardoned by president
BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) A former health minister of Azerbaijan who has been imprisoned for 12 years has been pardoned by the country's president.
Mar 16 6:05PM AP

US hoops draws Turkey, Czech Republic, Japan in World Cup
USA Basketball still doesn't know which players will be wearing the red, white and blue this summer in China.
Mar 16 4:09PM AP

Albanian anti-government protesters try to storm parliament
TIRANA, Albania (AP) Albanian opposition supporters clashed with police while trying to storm the parliament building Saturday in a protest against the government which they accuse of being corrupt and linked to organized crime.
Mar 16 2:30PM AP

Poland's ruling chief speaks strongly against LGBT rights
WARSAW, Poland (AP) The leader of Poland's right-wing ruling party has used hostile language while speaking against rights for LGBT persons, a subject that has risen to prominence in his political campaign ahead of crucial elections in Poland this year.
Mar 16 1:57PM AP

Russian oligarch sues US Treasury over sanctions
WASHINGTON (AP) Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska filed a lawsuit Friday against the U.S. Treasury Department, saying the sanctions against him have caused a "wholesale devastation" of his wealth and reputation.
Mar 15 7:08PM AP

Russian doping officers accused of warning athletes
MOSCOW (AP) Russian anti-doping inspectors have again been accused of giving athletes advanced warning of what are meant to be surprise drug tests.
Mar 15 5:43PM AP

Belarusian FM lashes out at Russian ambassador
MINSK, Belarus (AP) The Belarusian Foreign Ministry has lashed out at Russia's ambassador, accusing him of showing disrespect for the country the latest sign of tensions between the two neighbors and allies.
Mar 15 4:20PM AP

Experts object to power concentration in new Hungary courts
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) The Council of Europe's constitutional experts say Hungary's budding system of administrative courts gives too much power to leading officials, with "no effective checks and balances."
Mar 15 3:02PM AP

Russia's doping ban from Paralympics ends, with conditions
MOSCOW (AP) Russia's 2??-year suspension from the Paralympics was lifted Friday, though the country's athletes face extra doping tests ahead of next year's games in Tokyo.
Mar 15 2:45PM AP

Czech police: ring smuggling migrants from Asia broken up
PRAGUE (AP) Czech police say they have broken up an international ring smuggling migrants from southeast Asia to western Europe.
Mar 15 2:22PM AP