• Duterte declares martial rule in besieged south Philippines

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared the country’s south under martial rule for 60 days and cut short a visit to Moscow on Tuesday after Muslim extremists allied with the Islamic State group laid siege to a southern city.

  • A year before World Cup, Russian clubs battle financial woes

    MOSCOW (AP) — Kuban Krasnodar’s fans hoped that signing Andrei Arshavin would herald long-awaited success for their club. The local governor hoped for a pre-election boost.

  • AP Exclusive: Outgoing WHO head practiced art of appeasement

    LONDON (AP) — As the World Health Organization struggled to coordinate vaccine production during the 2009 swine flu pandemic, its director-general met with Vladimir Putin, then Russia’s prime minister, during an official visit to Moscow.

  • Russia’s Fernandes out of Confed Cup, Dzagoev doubtful

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia left injured midfielder Alan Dzagoev and defender Mario Fernandes out of its squad Monday for next month’s Confederations Cup.

  • Correction: Russia-Navalny story

    MOSCOW (AP) — In a story May 18 about Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov launching a video attack on Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Usmanov says he is not a tax resident of Russia. Usmanov was quoted in April by the business newspaper Vedomosti as saying he is a tax resident of Russia and “I pay personal taxes here.”

  • Correction: Russia-Navalny story

    MOSCOW (AP) — In a story May 18 about Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov launching a video attack on Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Usmanov says he is not a tax resident of Russia. Usmanov was quoted in April by the business newspaper Vedomosti as saying he is a tax resident of Russia and “I pay personal taxes here.”