Nataliya Vasilyeva, The Associated Press

  • People stand in front of damaged buildings, in the town of Douma, the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack, near Damascus, Syria, Monday, April 16, 2018. (Hassan Ammar/AP)
    Chemical weapons team kept from alleged attack site in Syria

    Independent investigators were prevented by Syrian and Russian authorities Monday from reaching the scene of an alleged chemical attack near the Syrian capital, an official said, days after the U.S., France and Britain bombarded sites they said were linked to Syria’s chemical weapons program.

  • Journalist Michael Weiss works on his laptop in his apartment on New York's Upper West Side, Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. (Richard Drew/AP)
    Russian hackers targeted more than 200 journalists globally

    The AP identified journalists as the third-largest group on a hacking hit list obtained from cybersecurity firm Secureworks, after diplomatic personnel and U.S. Democrats.

  • Russia fires missiles from Mediterranean at ISIS in Syria

    Russia has fired cruise missiles from the Mediterranean Sea on positions of the Islamic State group in Syria, the Defense Ministry said on Friday, Moscow's latest show of strength in the conflict wracking the Mideast country.

  • France says analysis shows Syrian regime behind sarin attack

    France's foreign minister said on Wednesday that the chemical analysis of samples taken from a deadly sarin gas attack in Syria earlier this month "bears the signature" of President Bashar Assad's government and shows it was responsible for the deadly assault.

  • Kremlin, Russian lawmakers play down Flynn's resignation

    The Kremlin on Tuesday played down the resignation of U.S. National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, a sign that Russia is already looking ahead to talks with the U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to improve the nations' strained ties.

  • Moscow: 'No illusions' about quickly restoring ties with U.S.

    Moscow has "no illusions" about a quick thaw under President Donald Trump, but is ready to take its share of efforts needed to improve the strained ties with the United States, Russia's foreign minister said Wednesday.