MOSCOW (AP) — Russia is set to tighten its ban on food imports from Europe by restricting re-exports of fruit and vegetables through European countries.
The deputy head of Russia's agricultural regulator, Yulia Shvabauskene, says Russia has already stopped re-exports through Bulgaria because it suspects companies there of using false documents to get around Russia's import ban, marking European produce as coming from countries unaffected by the ban.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's president has accepted the resignation of her prime minister because of a bribery scandal.
Prime Minster Lee Wan Koo offered to quit last week, two months after taking the country's No. 2 post. He was at the heart of a corruption scandal involving a dead businessman and other high-profile figures.
Businessman Sung Wan-jong said before committing suicide this month that he gave 30 million won ($27,390) to Lee in...
TERESPOL, Poland (AP) — Polish border guards say they have blocked entry into Poland for 10 Russian bikers who said they were following a path commemorating the Red Army victory's over Nazi Germany 70 years ago.
Dariusz Sienicki, a spokesman for the border guards, announced the move Monday after members of the Night Wolves, a nationalistic Russian group loyal to President Vladimir Putin, approached the border and tried to enter Poland.
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's Election Commission says President Omar al-Bashir has won re-election with 94 percent of the vote, extending his 25-year rule despite war crimes charges and multiple insurgencies.
The Election Commission puts turnout at 46.4 percent and denies widespread reports of low participation. Mokhtar al-Assam, the head of the commission, announced the results on Monday, saying reports of low turnout were "not accurate."
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The head of Iran's Revolutionary Guard has accused Saudi Arabia of treachery against the Islamic world and compared the kingdom to Israel.
The official IRNA news agency quotes Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari as saying Riyadh is "following in Israel's footsteps" and "shamelessly and disgracefully bombing and killing a nation," apparently referring to Yemen, where a Saudi-led coalition has been waging a monthlong air campaign against Iran-supported rebels,...