Angela Charlton, The Associated Press

  • President Donald Trump meets with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy at the InterContinental Barclay New York hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, in New York. (Evan Vucci/AP)
    Ukrainian president: Trump didn’t use US military aid as lever

    Ukraine’s president said Tuesday that no one explained to him why millions of dollars in U.S. military aid to his country was delayed, dismissing suggestions that President Donald Trump froze the funding to pressure Ukraine to investigate Democratic rival Joe Biden.

  • In this Aug. 29, 1944 file photo, U.S. soldiers of Pennsylvania's 28th Infantry Division march along the Champs Elysees, with the Arc de Triomphe in the background, four days after the liberation of Paris, France. The fighting for the liberation of Paris took place from Aug. 19 to Aug. 25, 1944. (Peter J. Carroll, AP)
    75 years later, World War II veterans go back to Paris

    World War II veterans are taking part in ceremonies Saturday and Sunday marking the 75th anniversary of the military operation that liberated Paris from Nazi occupation.

  • Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, right, and Ambassador to the United Nations Vassily Nebenzia, center, listen as American President Donald Trump addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 25, 2018, at U.N. headquarters. (Mary Altaffer/AP)
    Russia puts deep roots in Syria, warns West against meddling

    The same day that Russian diplomats struck a deal with Turkey over a demilitarized zone in Syria’s last rebel-run region, dozens of Russian businessmen were flying home from Damascus, contracts in hand for trade with a postwar Syria.

  • A close up shot shows an empty rocket reportedly fired by regime forces on the rebel-held besieged town of Douma in the eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus on Jan. 22, 2018. (Hasan Mohamed/AFP/Getty Images)
    US: Russia ultimately to blame for Syrian chemical attacks

    Russia is ultimately to blame for any use of chemical weapons in Syria, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday amid reports of a suspected chemical attack this week near the capital, Damascus.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting with Russian journalists in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
    Russia dismisses Democratic US Senate report as unfounded

    The 200-page report is the first from Congress to detail alleged Russian efforts to undermine democracies since the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said “the accusations of alleged meddling leveled against our country are absolutely unfounded.”