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NATO and Russia: Maneuvers and countermaneuvers in the Baltic Sea

NATO is again running Baltic Sea drills — but now, the exercise is headed by the US Navy's 2nd Fleet, a key force during the Cold War era. Fleet commander Vice Adm. Andre...

NATO and Russia: Maneuvers and countermaneuvers in the Baltic Sea

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NATO and Russia: Maneuvers and countermaneuvers on the Baltic Sea NATO is practicing in the Baltic Sea these days, as it's done before. What's new: The exercise is headed by the US Navy's 2nd Fleet command, a key force during the Cold War era. Russia is running a countermaneuver....
09:00, 06/14/2019

Russia says it intercepted U.S., Swedish reconnaissance planes over Baltic Sea A Russian fighter plane intercepted U.S. and Swedish reconnaissance planes over the Baltic Sea near the Russian border, the Russian Defense Ministry said....
00:34, 06/13/2019

Russia warns NATO over US-Poland move Russia has warned NATO that US President Donald Trump's pledge to send 1,000 US troops to Poland will "destabilize" Europe. NATO forces in member Poland already include a rotating pool of 4,500 US soldiers....
02:17, 06/14/2019

Russia warns NATO over US-Poland troop move Russia has warned NATO that US President Donald Trump's pledge to send 1,000 US troops to Poland will "destabilize" Europe. NATO forces in member Poland already include a rotating pool of 4,500 US soldiers....
07:00, 06/14/2019

UK Had Warned 16 NATO Allies Of Russia Hacking Attempts: Foreign Minister Britain has shared with 16 NATO allies details of malicious Russian cyber activity in their countries over the last 18 months, foreign minister Jeremy Hunt was to say on Thursday....
08:00, 05/23/2019

Georgian leader sees NATO future, seeks tough line on Russia Georgia's president is calling on Western allies to do more to face up to Russia and the "very heavy pressure" she says Moscow has put on her Caucasus nation....
01:00, 06/11/2019

Near-collision between U.S. and Russian warships in Pacific requires emergency maneuvers The U.S. Navy accused the Russian destroyer of “unsafe and unprofessional” conduct after the incident involving the USS Chancellorsville. The Russian Pacific Fleet countered that it was the U.S. vessel that had engaged in dangerous maneuvering, Russi...
03:51, 06/08/2019

No time to waste in the Baltic Sea The EU says it wants to push ahead with a circular economy in the Baltic Sea region. But without concrete incentives and funding, the project may lack muscles, an EU conference in Gdansk heard....
11:51, 06/13/2019

Russian oil quality back to normal at Baltic port after contamination Russia has begun shipping clean oil via the Baltic after a contamination problem disrupted flows for three weeks and it is working to resume supplies by a pipeline to Europe although traders said this might take several more weeks to fix....
16:00, 05/13/2019

Former NATO head says US is in ‘dangerous’ position with Iran A former Supreme Allied Commander at NATO said the US is in a “dangerous” position in its standoff with Iran but believes ultimately the Islamic Republic will not go to war. “We’re in a kind of dangerous place right now, because of ...
06:17, 05/20/2019

Is NATO's future at risk over US-Turkey rift? No one is arguing against Turkey's right to buy an air defense system anywhere it wants. But the price of the Russian S-400 may be higher than Ankara anticipated — and could cost all NATO allies. Teri Schultz reports....
21:17, 06/14/2019

US military build-up in Gulf 'concerning', says NATO boss The NATO secretary general has said he is "concerned" about a build-up of US forces in the the Gulf and warned it could lead to an accidental conflict....
02:00, 05/15/2019

New Ukraine president commits to NATO, EU membership BRUSSELS (AP) — Ukraine’s new president says his country still hopes to become a member of the NATO military alliance and the European Union but he is open to peace talks with neighboring Russia. Standing beside NATO Secretary-General Jens Stol...
19:34, 06/04/2019

Ukraine's new president commits to EU, NATO membership Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy intends to keep Ukraine "on the path of European and Euro-Atlantic integration." He also said he is ready to negotiate with Russia to end the war in Eastern Ukraine....
03:00, 06/05/2019

U.S., NATO Moves in Baltics Raise Russian Fears The U.S. and its NATO allies flexed their muscles along Russia’s western border this week with military exercises and a pledge of new troops that have deepened Moscow’s fears of U.S. intentions in the region....
02:00, 06/15/2019

US Air Force General Tod Wolters sworn in as NATO commander BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. Air Force General Tod D. Wolters has been sworn in as the top military officer of the 29-nation NATO military alliance. The former pilot, who has served in Afghanistan and Iraq, became Supreme Allied Commander Europe at a ceremon...
13:00, 05/03/2019

NATO secretary-general in North Macedonia for 2-day visit NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has arrived for a two-day visit to North Macedonia before this tiny Balkan country officially becomes the alliance's 30th member by the end of the year....
21:00, 06/02/2019

Angela Merkel inspects NATO troops in Germany The German military has put on a major display for the chancellor to show off its NATO commitment. Speaking to soldiers, Angela Merkel underlined the importance of showing the alliance was ready to defend its territory....
22:00, 05/20/2019

New US commander in Europe amid NATO worries and tensions The United States is installing new military leadership in Europe at a moment of heightened worries about Russian aggression, doubts about the future of arms control and tensions among NATO allies....
20:34, 05/01/2019

U.S., Turkey remain in dialogue over S-400, F-35 dispute - top NATO general U.S. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan and his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar remain in contact about Ankara's plans to buy a Russian air defence system, and may meet during NATO meetings in Brussels next week, NATO's commander told Reuters....
12:00, 06/18/2019

Trump designates Brazil a major non-NATO U.S. ally Ahead of a U.S. visit by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonro next week, President Donald Trump has designated the South American nation a mayor non-NATO ally....
15:51, 05/09/2019

US threatens to impose sanctions on NATO ally Turkey The US has issued an ultimatum to Turkey: If the country buys the S-400 missile defense system from Russia, sanctions will be imposed. The dispute goes beyond the weaponry. Differences on Syria and Iran are at play....
02:00, 05/25/2019

U.S., Turkey remain in dialogue over S-400, F-35 dispute: top NATO general U.S. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan and his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar remain in contact about Ankara's plans to buy a Russian air defence system, and may meet during NATO meetings in Brussels next week, NATO's commander told Reuters....
13:00, 06/18/2019

Trump seems to make up a quote by NATO’s secretary general Trump claims NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said, "Without Donald Trump, maybe there would be no NATO." Stoltenberg appears to have said nothing of the sort....
19:00, 06/07/2019

Trump misses the real NATO success story By almost every measure, the 70-year-old North Atlantic Treaty Organization has grown significantly stronger in the two years President Trump has been in office....
09:00, 06/14/2019

NATO member Estonian reports alleged Russian air violation The Baltic region's main news agency says a Russian military aircraft briefly violated the airspace of NATO member Estonia, near the Baltic Sea island of Vaindloo, and Moscow's ambassador to the Baltic country has been summoned over the incident....
17:00, 05/20/2019

U.S., NATO allies start Formidable Shield exercise in Scotland Nine nations, led by the U.S. 6th Fleet, on Tuesday began Formidable Shield, a live-fire integrated air and missile defense exercise in Scotland through May 19....
22:51, 05/07/2019

US NATO ambassador says Turkey must back down on Russian missile purchase Turkey has to decide whether to complete a complex arms deal with the U.S. which allows access to the F-35 jet or risk penalties by buying a Russian missile system....
21:51, 06/04/2019

NATO faces big bill if it does not pick AWACS successor soon - officials NATO faces significant costs if it does not act soon to choose a successor for its ageing fleet of 14 Boeing E-3A Airborne Warning & Control System (AWACS) surveillance aircraft, often called the alliance's "eyes in the sky", senior officials said....
19:17, 06/15/2019

Rising NATO superstar Poland to host more American troops, buy US F-35s When President Trump meets Poland’s President Andrzej Duda at the White House Wednesday, the president will have what one senior administration official called “a significant announcement” on a “new facet in the military-to-military relationship” bet...
23:17, 06/11/2019

Kosovo Albanians welcome Clinton, Albright 20 years after NATO intervention Thousands of Kosovo Albanians turned out on Wednesday to welcome back former U.S. president Bill Clinton and his ex-top diplomat Madeleine Albright 20 years after they helped engineer the NATO air war that ousted Serbian forces....
18:17, 06/12/2019

NATO faces big bill if it does not pick AWACS successor soon: officials NATO faces significant costs if it does not act soon to choose a successor for its ageing fleet of 14 Boeing E-3A Airborne Warning & Control System (AWACS) surveillance aircraft, often called the alliance's "eyes in the sky", senior officials said....
18:00, 06/15/2019

Turkey not distancing itself from NATO with Russian missiles deal: minister Turkey is not distancing itself from the NATO alliance by buying Russian S-400 missile defense systems, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Friday, adding that Ankara should not be excluded from the F-35 jet project over the purchases....
12:51, 05/03/2019

Albanian soldier killed, 2 injured at Latvia's NATO base The Albanian army has reported that one of its soldiers was killed at a military base in Latvia during training exercises for a NATO mission in eastern Europe....
17:51, 05/06/2019

There is no choice but to spend more on defense, Trump tells NATO allies U.S. President Donald Trump said NATO allies had no choice but to increase their military spending, repeating his demand that all those in the alliance meet the target of spending 2% of GDP a year on defense....
17:51, 06/04/2019

UPDATE 1-U.S. and Turkey in close touch on S-400/F-35 dispute -NATO commander Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan and his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar are in contact about Ankara's plans to buy a Russian air defence system, and may meet during NATO meetings in Brussels next week, NATO's commander said....
19:00, 06/18/2019

Germany Investigates Chinese Reporters It Says Were Snooping Around NATO Base Germany’s military is investigating what information three Chinese reporters collected while Chancellor Angela Merkel visited a NATO unit, signaling heightened mistrust of the state-run Xinhua news agency. The Xinhua reporters raised suspicion ...
21:51, 05/25/2019

How Russia (yes, Russia) plans to land cosmonauts on the Moon by 2030 Rockets for the Moon: developmental new vehicles (payload capacity to LEO in metric tons), including various Angara rockets, the Soyuz 5 booster, and Super Thrust Block 1 and Super Thrust Block 2. [credit: ...
00:51, 05/29/2019

NATO still hasn't picked a successor to its 'eyes in the sky,' and that could cost the alliance big-time Reuters NATO's fleet of early-warning and surveillance aircraft, often called its "eyes in the sky," are aging, and the alliance has yet to choose a replacement. That delay could soon become costly, as the lack of a successor would require NATO to p...
00:17, 06/16/2019

Germany informs NATO of huge defense budget increase: report Germany is set to significantly raise its defense spending, according to a news report. It would be the biggest increase since the end of the Cold War....
15:34, 05/17/2019

Greek fighter jets overfly North Macedonia under NATO tests North Macedonia says fighter jets from neighboring Greece have carried out NATO-linked test overflights of its territory as part of the country's process of joining the alliance....
21:34, 05/21/2019

Pope to visit North Macedonia as EU, NATO hopes rise on vote SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — North Macedonia’s leaders are hoping Pope Francis will strongly encourage greater integration in European institutions following the resolution of a decades-long name dispute with Greece and the election of a pro-...
09:51, 05/07/2019

UPDATE 2-Turkey not distancing itself from NATO with Russian missiles deal -minister Turkey is not distancing itself from the NATO alliance by buying Russian S-400 missile defence systems, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said on Friday, adding that Ankara should not be excluded from the F-35 jet project over the purchases....
23:17, 05/03/2019

Ex-NATO commander warns we're 'very close' to naval collision or 'inadvertent shootdown' of Russian aircraft A retired NATO commander dubbed Friday's near-collision of a Russian and American ship "shocking" and argued that it demonstrates the potential for a far more serious incident in the future. ...
22:34, 06/07/2019

Germany 'hypocritical' on NATO: US envoy to Germany Richard Grenell US President Donald Trump's top diplomat in Berlin said German politicians were not committed enough to the alliance's defense spending target. He also said the country should have learned a better lesson from WWII....
07:34, 05/09/2019

US and Russia blame each other after nearly colliding at sea The U.S. and Russia each accused the other of unsafe actions after naval ships from each came within 165 feet of each other off the coast of China.        ...
12:51, 06/08/2019

What Zelensky's win will mean for relations with Russia Ukrainians overwhelmingly threw their support behind a political newcomer, actor and comedian Volodymyr Zelensky, to become the country's next President. After popping the champagne, he faces some serious tasks....
18:17, 04/28/2019

Pompeo in Russia: US does not want 'war with Iran' Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said the US is not seeking conflict in Iran, after high-level talks in Russia. Meeting with President Vladimir Putin and top officials, he also discussed ways to mend US-Russia ties....
03:00, 05/15/2019

Google and VPN services could be fined $77k by Russia As Russia looks to tighten its grip on the content its citizens can access online, a new bill could affect how Google and other search engines, VPN services and web resources operate in the country.Just as China's Great Firewall does, Russia too...
11:51, 06/14/2019

Belarus Seeks to Distance Itself From Russia As rivalries among the world’s great powers intensify, this nation of 9.5 million people at the crossroads of Eurasia is turning into the newest arena of competition among Russia, the West and China....
12:51, 06/14/2019

Belarus' Belneftekhim: no clean oil from Russia yet Belarus state oil company Belneftekhim said on Monday that clean oil from Russia has not reached Belarus yet after Moscow said on Friday that supplies of clean oil to Belarus would resume by Monday....
12:17, 04/29/2019

The Quick Read About… Russia’s New Internet Law What Happened This Week: Last week, Russia’s parliament approved a law that might allow the country to cordon off its internet from the rest of the world, creating an unprecedented “sovereign” internet. Russian President Vladimir Pu...
23:17, 04/28/2019

Russia's TCS co-owner to Yandex: let's integrate Oleg Tinkov, the main owner of Russia's TCS group, told Russian Internet giant Yandex's chief executive on Friday that their companies together would be worth more than $20 billion and suggested that they integrate....
14:34, 06/07/2019

US, Russia blame each other as warships nearly collide The US and Russia are blaming each other in a near-collision of naval ships in the East China Sea on Friday. Both countries claim the near miss forced them to perform emergency maneuvers. Russia’s Pacific Fleet accused the USS Chancellorsville ...
17:17, 06/07/2019

The Latest: Russia says at least 40 dead on burning jet Russian officials are giving out conflicting numbers on a fiery airliner accident at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport, but they indicate at least 40 people died...
01:17, 05/06/2019

US and Russia blame each other after warships nearly collide American guided-missile cruiser and Russian destroyer came within 165ft of each other in the East China SeaThe US and Russia have accused each other of unsafe actions after an American guided-missile cruiser and a Russian destroyer came within 165ft ...
18:51, 06/07/2019

US, Russia blame each other in naval near-collision Washington and Moscow have accused each other of dangerous maneuvers after two warships came within meters of a collision in East Asia. The near miss took place just days after a similar close call between planes....
00:17, 06/08/2019

Looking for Free Speech in Russia? Try YouTube The online video site has become a primary information source for tens of millions in a country where television avoids topics uncongenial to the government....
18:17, 06/09/2019

On Politics: Trump Would Accept Russia’s Help The president said taking campaign help from Russia would be no different than meeting with the queen of England. Republicans joined Democrats in condemning him....
10:34, 06/14/2019

Family of American man held in Russia wants more aid from US WASHINGTON (AP) — The arrest of a Michigan corporate security executive on espionage allegations in Russia seemed to his family like a horrible mistake, a misunderstanding that could quickly be resolved with help from the U.S. government. But it hasn...
22:17, 06/03/2019

France's Le Pen put on spot over Russia while rallying right French far-right leader Marine Le Pen says media reports indicating her party has links to the Kremlin are "insulting" and the suggestion that National Rally accepted Russian money is a "lie."...
20:51, 05/14/2019

U.S., Russia Commit to Repairing Ties Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Russian President Vladimir Putin signaled a willingness to mend relations between the two countries, even as they remained deeply at odds on crises in Ukraine, Venezuela, Iran and North Korea....
23:00, 05/14/2019

NYT: US ramps up cyber attacks on Russia The US is escalating cyber attacks on Russia's electric power grid and has placed potentially crippling malware inside the Russian system, The New York Times reported Saturday....
10:00, 06/16/2019

US to EU: Our liquefied natural gas is more reliable than Russia's US Energy Secretary Rick Perry has encouraged the EU to buy liquefied natural gas from the US instead of Russia. US exports of LNG surged following a meeting between Donald Trump and Jean-Claude Juncker in July 2018....
16:00, 05/02/2019

The U.S. Claims Russia Is Testing Nukes Again The United States government today claimed Russia is “probably not” adhering to a global ban on nuclear weapons testing and is likely testing nuclear weapons in secret. The explosive accusation was made by the head of the Defense Intelligence Agency,...
18:51, 05/31/2019

Procter & Gamble keeps spending in Russia Procter & Gamble is to invest 2.4 billion rubles ($37 million) in its Russian operations this year to expand its distribution center, modernize some manufacturing and localize more product production....
08:34, 06/06/2019

Council of Europe to allow Russia to vote again The Council of Europe adopted a declaration Friday that allows Russia to start voting again at the continent’s main human rights body following a spat related to its annexation of the Crimea peninsula from Ukraine in 2014...
14:51, 05/17/2019

Kushner won't say if he would call FBI on Russia President Donald Trump's adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner won't say if he would call the FBI if Russia tried to contact the campaign by email. (June 3)        ...
23:00, 06/03/2019

Russia on top of WADA agenda but maybe not much longer Russia will again be at the top of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) agenda when the Foundation board meets on Thursday but maybe not for much longer....
23:17, 05/15/2019

Here's why Russia and the US might do a deal over Venezuela's Maduro As unrest continues in Venezuela, questions continue over whether beleaguered President Nicolas Maduro really has the support and backing of Russia, or not....
15:51, 05/01/2019

China’s Huawei to develop 5G with Russia’s MTS BEIJING — Huawei Technologies has signed an agreement with the Russian telecom company MTS to develop next-generation “5G” networks. The deal was signed Wednesday in Moscow, as Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Russian counterpart Vlad...
13:17, 06/06/2019

In Sochi, red lines remain between US and Russia Pompeo had flown to Sochi today after a surprise detour to Brussels, where he had tried to persuade European leaders to stand with Washington in an escalating confrontation with Iran. It was his second Iran-related change of plans in a week. After th...
00:00, 05/15/2019

Private collectors key to boosting Russia’s art market MOSCOW (AP) — Private collectors have become key players in Russia’s art market, at a time when sanctions and economic woes have pushed culture down the Kremlin’s agenda. Wealthy individuals like Roman Babichev are filling the gap by brin...
13:00, 06/02/2019

Russia Is Targeting Europe’s Elections. So Are Far-Right Copycats. Digital fingerprints link pro-Russian and anti-European websites, part of an online ecosystem that is sowing discord ahead of European elections this month....
10:34, 05/12/2019

With an Eye on China, Russia's Putin Blasts U.S. Dominance Russian President Vladimir Putin attacked the Trump administration for its use of tariffs and sanctions, putting Moscow firmly in China’s corner in its standoff with the U.S....
00:51, 06/08/2019

Moldova: Pro-EU, pro-Russia parties form government The pro-European ACUM alliance and the pro-Russia Socialist Party want to keep the party of a powerful oligarch out of government. A general election in February resulted in a hung parliament....
07:00, 06/09/2019

Trump says Russia has pulled ‘most of their people’ from Venezuela ​President Trump said in a tweet that Russia has pulled “most of their people from Venezuela,” where President Nicolas Maduro continues to cling to power despite an ongoing humanitarian crisis and turmoil. ​Russia, which has energy invest...
23:34, 06/03/2019

US official: Russia ‘probably’ not adhering to nuke test ban WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. intelligence official says Russia “probably” is not adhering to a moratorium on nuclear weapons testing. The statement was made Wednesday by the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley....
00:34, 05/30/2019

Butina saw US political analysis as ‘valuable’ to Russia WASHINGTON (AP) — A Russian gun rights activist who admitted being a secret agent for the Kremlin says she believed Russian officials would consider her notes and analysis to be “valuable” as she tried to infiltrate conservative U.S. poli...
13:00, 05/10/2019

Palestinians: EU, Russia and UN should counter US peace plan The Palestinian U.N. ambassador says the European Union, Russia and the United Nations should act to save a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict if the long-awaited U.S. peace plan doesn’t lead to two independent nations...
19:17, 05/07/2019

Greenpeace to receive $3 million in settlement with Russia Greenpeace will receive 2.7 million euros ($3 million) from Russia under a settlement reached between the Dutch state and Moscow, the environmental group said on Friday....
22:51, 05/17/2019

Russia to consider extending oil output cut with OPEC: deputy PM Russia will carefully consider extending its oil output reduction agreement with the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and other producers, Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Anton Siluanov told Reuters on Wednesday....
09:51, 05/29/2019

Three missing after blast on oil tanker in Russia's Makhachkala Three people were missing and two injured on Tuesday after a blast on an oil tanker caused a fire while it was pumping oil in the southern Russian port of Makhachkala, Russia's Transport Ministry said....
10:00, 06/11/2019

U.S. Says Russia Is Likely Defying Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Russia has likely been carrying out low-yield nuclear tests to upgrade its nuclear arsenal, according to a new U.S. intelligence assessment, challenging Moscow’s claims that it is adhering to an international treaty....
16:34, 05/29/2019

| Trump: Russia says has removed 'most' personnel from Venezuela Russia has told the US that it has withdrawn most of its personnel from Venezuela, US President Donald Trump says, two months after telling Moscow to "get out" of the crisis-plagued Latin American nation....
02:51, 06/04/2019

US lawmaker: east Med cooperation to counter Russia NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A senior U.S. lawmaker says the U.S. wants to work with Cyprus and ally Israel to buttress peace in the eastern Mediterranean and to head off Russian influence over the region’s energy reserves. Eliot Engel, chairman of t...
17:34, 05/27/2019

| Russia 'regrets' IAAF doping ban vote The Russian Olympic Committee has insisted his country had fulfilled conditions set by the IAAF after the federation voted to maintain its track and field doping ban....
17:51, 06/10/2019

Trump said Russia was getting out of Venezuela. The Kremlin says that’s not true. The Kremlin contradicted Trump’s tweet that Russian personnel have departed Venezuela. Moscow is a primary backer of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro....
05:00, 06/05/2019

Any interference in Russia probe is something public has 'right to know about': GOP lawmaker The American people "have every right to know" if political interference took place at the Justice Department regarding the Russia investigation, Greg Steube said....
00:17, 05/25/2019

The Latest: US secretary of state arrives in Russia MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the visit to Russia by U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo (all times local): 2:25 p.m. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has arrived in the Black Sea resort of Sochi for rare talks with Russian leaders. Pompeo landed in Soch...
14:00, 05/14/2019

Russia calls U.S. nuclear accusation 'smear' Russia rebuffed as a baseless smear on Thursday a U.S. allegation that Moscow may be conducting low-level nuclear tests in violation of a moratorium....
17:00, 05/30/2019

Putin's Russia 'is not an empire' despite Crimea annexation Historian Martin Aust sat down with DW to discuss Russia's imperial heritage and the annexation of Crimea. He also offered predictions about life in the country if and when President Vladimir Putin ultimately steps down....
00:00, 06/13/2019

Turkey says no delay in delivery of S-400s from Russia The delivery schedule for Russia's S-400 missile defense systems to Turkey is continuing as planned, Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy said on Friday, dismissing reports that Ankara was evaluating a delay in response to U.S. concerns....
15:17, 05/31/2019

Turkey says no delays in delivery of S-400s from Russia The delivery schedule for Russia's S-400 missile defense systems to Turkey is continuing as planned, Turkish Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hami Aksoy said on Friday, dismissing reports of delay....
11:17, 05/31/2019

Japan, Russia accuse each other of military buildups Russia and Japan have accused each other of military buildups as their foreign and defense ministers met in Tokyo for talks that failed to make progress on decades-long island disputes....
17:34, 05/30/2019

Russia hates HBO’s ‘Chernobyl’ so much that it’s making its own series HBO’s recently-ended Chernobyl mini-series is easily one of the best shows of the year — and so much better than Game of Thrones season 8, by the way. The show tells the real story of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster as experienced by the ones...
10:34, 06/06/2019

Austria's far-right FPÖ party under scrutiny for ties to Russia The Austrian government has collapsed over a scandal involving the alleged niece of a Russian oligarch. The far-right FPÖ party's unquestioning proximity to the Kremlin has become their undoing....
04:34, 05/22/2019

Schiff says DOJ will turn over Russia probe docs The chairman of the House intel committee postponed a meeting to enforce a subpoena against the Justice Dept. after the it agreed to turn over a cache of documents related to special counsel Robert Mueller's report. (May 22)    &...
19:00, 05/22/2019

UPDATE 1-Russia's TCS co-owner to Yandex: let's integrate Oleg Tinkov, the founder and key shareholder in Russia's TCS Group, said on Friday that if his bank were to merge assets with Russian Internet giant Yandex, the united company would be worth over $20 billion....
15:17, 06/07/2019

Russia lost most men in WW2. So why wasn't Putin at D-Day commemoration? Among the world leaders who joined Queen Elizabeth II and other heads of state to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day, one was conspicuously absent: Russian President Vladimir Putin....
15:17, 06/07/2019

NYT: Russia is attacking 5G with health disinformation campaigns An explosive report suggests that Russia is behind a series of media attacks on 5G, stirring health doubts in an effort to delay rollouts by foreign rivals.Read More...
21:00, 05/13/2019

Prominent investigative journalist detained in Russia MOSCOW — A prominent Russian investigative journalist has been charged with drug dealing after four grams of a synthetic drug called mephedrone were found in his backpack, Moscow police said Friday. Ivan Golunov, who works for the independent website...
22:34, 06/07/2019

Russia prepares ‘crushing’ offensive in Syria Russian forces are preparing a military operation to help Syrian dictator Bashar Assad reclaim the last major cities held by rebel forces and terrorists, according to Moscow’s top diplomat....
20:17, 06/10/2019

Mueller: No exoneration for Trump after Russia investigation WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller’s first public comments on the Russia probe report have renewed the heated back-and-forth over what the investigation found and didn’t find. In his remarks Wednesday, Mueller said federal r...
09:00, 05/30/2019

Turkey to produce new S-500 missile system with Russia The Turkish president has described plans to help Russia build its next generation missile defense system. The move is likely to further strain Turkey's relations with the United States....
09:17, 05/19/2019

Russia's MTS weighs possible impact from U.S. move against Huawei Russia's biggest mobile phone operator MTS is evaluating the possible impact of U.S. sanctions against China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, Chief Executive Officer Alexei Kornya said on Thursday....
16:51, 05/23/2019

Donald Trump Says "It Makes Sense" For US To Get Along With Russia It makes sense for the United States to get along with Russia, US President Donald Trump said Monday on the eve of the meeting between Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Russian President Vladimir......
05:51, 05/14/2019

U.S. and Russia blame each other for near collision in East China Sea Russia and the United States blamed each other for a near collision between their warships in the East China Sea on Friday with both countries accusing one another of dangerous and unprofessional behavior....
16:17, 06/07/2019

Bentley Continental GT Gets Modified Into A Tank In Russia Russian car builders, AcademeG, have converted a Bentley Continental GT into an Ultratank by replacing the wheels with a custom set of heavy duty tracks....
11:17, 05/14/2019

Russia needs to change its behavior for better relations: UK PM May's spokeswoman Britain's relationship with Russia can only change when Moscow changes its behavior, Prime Minister Theresa May's spokeswoman said on Thursday, after President Vladimir Putin said he hoped for better relations under her successor....
17:51, 06/06/2019

Turkey won't bow to US 'ultimatums' on Russia missile system Turkey's foreign minister says his country won't bow to "ultimatums" after the United States warned Turkey it was excluding it from the F-35 fighter jet program overs its deal with Russia to purchase its S-400 missile defense system....
16:17, 06/13/2019

Why the World Worries About Russia’s Natural Gas Pipeline A new natural gas pipeline into Europe from Russia is shaking up geopolitics. Nord Stream 2, as it’s called, worries leaders in Eastern Europe, has put German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the hot seat and has stirred the ire of U.S. President Donald T...
22:17, 06/13/2019

Russia, Venezuela seek strategy to sideline US Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is meeting his Venezuelan counterpart for talks in Moscow. Russia has doubled down on its support for Venezuela's President Nicola Maduro, who the US says should stand down....
16:34, 05/05/2019

Russia & China Flex Military Muscle: Why Now? Vostok-2018 is the largest ever joint military exercise between Russia and China. ElliottWaveTV's Vadim Pokhlebkin asked our Global Market Perspective contributor, Mark Galasiewski, if the timing of Vostok-2018 came as a surprise. (Spoiler alert: It ...
17:00, 05/01/2019

INSIGHT-How Russia contaminated $2.7 bln of oil exports to Europe It was a quiet Easter holiday at the offices of major European oil companies and refiners when an email in Russian landed. "What the hell does it say?" one manager recalled thinking as he sent it to his Moscow office for translation....
23:00, 04/30/2019

Russia’s great firewall: is it meant to keep information in – or out? Vladimir Putin will soon sign the ‘sovereign internet’ bill to allow greater monitoring of traffic. But what are its other consequences?Earlier this year, US officials briefed reporters on an extraordinary operation: they claimed to have launched an ...
18:00, 05/01/2019

Russia says don't use tanker attacks to pressure Iran: RIA Russia on Thursday warned against rushing to attribute blame for a suspected attack on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, and said the incident should not be used to stoke tensions with Tehran, Russia's RIA news agency reported....
16:17, 06/13/2019

GOP congressman claims Russia has nukes in Venezuela Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart says if the Maduro regime survives, it could be an open door for the Russians and Chinese to affect U.S. national security.        ...
21:00, 05/01/2019

Trump Says ‘I’d Take It’ if Russia Again Offered Dirt on Opponent The president slapped back at his own F.B.I. director, Christopher Wray, who has said candidates contacted by foreign governments seeking to influence an election should call his bureau....
09:51, 06/13/2019

Pompeo warns Russia against 'messing around with Venezuela' Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had strict words on Sunday for Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov regarding Venezuela – a day before the two are scheduled to meet to discuss, among other things, the continuing political crisis in the South America...
23:51, 05/05/2019

Russia says concerned about U.S. deployment of spy drones in Poland: RIA MOSCOW, June 13 (Reuters) - Russia is concerned about a U.S. plan to deploy spy drones in Poland, RIA news agency cited a Russian deputy foreign minister as saying on Thursday....
14:34, 06/13/2019

Turkey won’t bow to US ‘ultimatums’ on Russia missile system Turkey’s foreign minister says his country won’t bow to “ultimatums” after the United States warned Turkey it is excluding it from the F-35 fighter jet program overs its deal with Russia to purchase its S-400 missile defense system...
14:51, 06/13/2019

Kremlin: Cyber warfare between U.S., Russia a 'possibility' The Russian government said Monday its electrical grid is safe but constantly under attack from enemies abroad -- including, Kremlin officials say, the United States....
20:17, 06/17/2019

Russia says it will respond defensively to U.S. deployment in Poland The Kremlin said on Thursday the Russian military was closely tracking U.S. plans to beef up its forces in Poland and taking steps to ensure Russia's national security was not threatened by what Moscow regards as a betrayal of trust....
19:17, 06/13/2019

RPT-INSIGHT-How Russia contaminated $2.7 bln of oil exports to Europe It was a quiet Easter holiday at the offices of major European oil companies and refiners when an email in Russian landed. "What the hell does it say?" one manager recalled thinking as he sent it to his Moscow office for translation....
08:17, 05/01/2019

How Russia contaminated $2.7 billion of oil exports to Europe It was a quiet Easter holiday at the offices of major European oil companies and refiners when an email in Russian landed. "What the hell does it say?" one manager recalled thinking as he sent it to his Moscow office for translation....
18:17, 04/30/2019

Russia will respond to new U.S. deployment in Poland: lawmakers Russian lawmakers said on Thursday that a new U.S. military deployment to Poland announced by President Donald Trump would force Moscow to take retaliatory steps, with one saying it would make Poland a target in the event of a conflict....
14:34, 06/13/2019

Pompeo: Trump ‘very clear’ that he wants Russia out of Venezuela WASHINGTON – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said President Trump has been “very clear” about wanting the Russians out of Venezuela, despite Trump downplaying Moscow’s role in the crisis on the heels of his Friday phone call with President Vladi...
00:17, 05/06/2019

Streetkid visions: Russia's Instagram star Former opioid addict Dmitry Markov posts evocative images of everyday Russian life on Instagram. Addiction, he says, ‘might be very useful for a photographer’ Continue reading......
15:00, 05/01/2019

Facebook deletes more accounts linked to Russia Facebook Inc said on Monday it had removed multiple pages, groups and accounts linked mostly to Russia that were used to spread misleading information on the social network and its Instagram service....
21:17, 05/06/2019

EU: Russia spread disinformation ahead of EU elections The European Commission presented a report detailling "continued and sustained" disinformation coming from Russia. The campaign promoted fake news stories to possibly euroskeptic demographics....
20:17, 06/14/2019

New law allows Russia to build separate Internet, unplug from WWW Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a controversial new law that allows the country to launch its own Internet -- separate from the World Wide Web -- and possibly disconnect globally....
19:17, 05/02/2019

The Latest: Russia’s Lavrov says US claims are ‘untrue’ CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 10:55 a.m. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has characterized a phone call with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about the crisis in Venezuela as ha...
17:17, 05/02/2019

Ex-FBI officials warn that Russia will continue to try to meddle Two former FBI officials warned Congress on Wednesday that Russia meddled in U.S. elections before 2016 and will continue to try in future elections....
21:00, 06/12/2019

Iran, Russia accuse U.S. of bullying, pushing war The United States faced criticism from Russian and Iran Tuesday after the Pentagon announced it was sending 1,000 more troops to the Middle East after oil tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman last week....
16:34, 06/18/2019

IEA doubts Russia’s commitment to OPEC accord The Paris-based International Energy Agency on Friday cast doubt on whether Russia would meet its agreement with OPEC to cut crude oil output to support prices....
20:51, 04/28/2019

UN urges Russia and Ukraine to step away from further confrontation at sea An “immediate de-escalation” of tensions is needed in the Sea of Azov and the Black Sea, the United Nations top political official has said, underlining the importance of “earnest attempts” to find a peaceful resolution to years of simmering conflict...
19:51, 04/28/2019

Tension grows between U.S. and Russia over Venezuela standoff The United States and Russia traded warnings against interfering in Venezuela on Wednesday, a day after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Moscow of stopping President Nicolas Maduro from leaving the country....
22:17, 05/01/2019

Barr seeks answers in origins of Russia probe Attorney General William Barr told a network television interviewer that he wants answers on how the probe began into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. (May 17)        ...
18:17, 05/17/2019

Several people detained in waste dump protest in Russia Activists say Russian police have detained several environmentalists who were protesting against the construction of a waste dump in the country’s northwest...
15:00, 06/05/2019

We're Finally Going to Know What the Hell Trump Team Told Russia A federal judge on Thursday ordered the release of materials obtained during the course of Robert Mueller’s investigation which seems to point heavily at efforts by the Trump administration and its allies to obstruct justice in the case of admitted f...
18:51, 05/17/2019

US, Russia Spar Over 'Unsafe' Spy Plane Intercept Near Syria A Russian fighter jet made a dangerous high-speed pass that put a US Navy surveillance aircraft at risk during an intercept over the Mediterranean Sea on Tuesday, the US Sixth Fleet said, but Moscow......
15:17, 06/05/2019

Russia dismisses accusations of meddling in EU elections: newspaper An official from Russia's security council described as absurd accusations that Moscow used disinformation to sway voters towards right-wing parties in last month's European Union elections, Rossiyskaya Gazeta newspaper reported on Sunday....
19:17, 06/16/2019

How the oil industry and Russia trivialize the Druzhba pipeline disaster The Russian government and European oil refineries have reported only sparsely and misleadingly about a big pipeline disaster that has sent customers scrambling for alternative supplies and led to refinery outages....
18:17, 06/03/2019

Russia Rolls Out Red Carpet for Xi Amid Tensions With the West Russia’s alienation from the West has put China center stage at the country’s flagship annual investment forum this week, as Moscow and Beijing cement their political, economic and military ties....
15:17, 06/05/2019

Trump: Russia told U.S. 'most of their people' have left Venezuela President Donald Trump said on Monday that Russia told the United States it had removed "most of their people" from Venezuela, where Moscow has maintained military and economic ties with socialist President Nicolas Maduro....
02:00, 06/04/2019

Matthew Continetti: 'Russia is clearly trying to overthrow the Monroe Doctrine' Matthew Continetti, editor in chief of the Washington Free Beacon, said on Tuesday that Russia was the "key player" in the Venezuelan crisis and that it showed no interest in following the 19th-century U.S. doctrine discouraging interference in Weste...
05:00, 05/01/2019

EU says Russia conducted 'sustained' election interference campaign The European Union already suspected that Russia was trying to disrupt its parliamentary elections through hacks and other online interference, and now it's directly pointing a finger at the country. EU officials have published a report accusin...
02:17, 06/17/2019

Russia says it’s working with probe of doping forgery claims MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian track and field federation says it’s cooperating with an investigation into allegations its officials submitted forged paperwork in a doping case. British newspaper The Sunday Times reports that documents from a fake c...
13:00, 06/02/2019

Russia to West: D-Day wasn't decisive in ending World War Two Russia told the West on Wednesday the Normandy landings on D-Day in 1944 did not play a decisive role in ending World War Two and that the Allied war effort should not be exaggerated....
19:00, 06/05/2019

Russia and China want situation in Venezuela to stabilize: Putin Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday after talks in Moscow with Chinese leader Xi Jinping that Moscow and Beijing wanted the situation in Venezuela to stabilize....
19:00, 06/05/2019

Top GOP lawmaker calls for focus on Russia’s meddling, not Trump The top Republican on a key House committee probing President Trump called on the panel to focus on ongoing Russian interference in US elections — arguing that the meddling was a far more urgent issue than the possible impeachment of the commander-in...
00:51, 06/05/2019

Vladimir Putin Says Wants To "Fully Restore" Russia-US Ties Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday said he wanted to "fully restore" strained ties between Washington and Moscow, during a visit by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo....
10:00, 05/15/2019

U.S. and Russia spar over 'unsafe' spy plane intercept near Syria A Russian fighter jet made a dangerous high-speed pass that put a U.S. Navy surveillance aircraft at risk during an intercept over the Mediterranean Sea on Tuesday, the U.S. Sixth Fleet said, but Moscow said its pilot had behaved responsibly....
13:17, 06/05/2019

GOP sees end of Russia probe after Don Jr. subpoena fight fizzles Senate Republicans can finally see the finish line on the Russia investigations. With Donald Trump Jr. agreeing to an interview with the Senate Intelligence Committee after a brief but explosive fight over Chairman Richard Burr’s subpoena, Republic...
09:00, 05/16/2019

The US planted offensive malware in Russia's power grid The US appears to be acting on its promise to aggressively respond to cyberwarfare threats. New York Times sources say Cyber Command has planted offensive malware in Russia's electrical grid, not just reconnaissance as has been the case since "...
22:00, 06/15/2019

REFILE-Russia's bad asset bank Trust needs extra $6 bln Russia's Trust Bank, set up to take over bad assets from lenders rescued by the state, needs to add more than $6 billion to its reserves to meet the central bank's requirements, Trust's earning report showed....
15:51, 06/04/2019

Russia will respond to U.S. human rights sanctions: embassy The Russian Embassy in Washington said on Thursday that U.S. sanctions against a Chechen group and five individuals, including at least three Russians, for alleged human rights violations will be met with "reciprocal measures."...
05:17, 05/17/2019

Merkel: Europe must unite to stand up to China, Russia and US German chancellor also shares views on Brexit and climate crisis in interviewEurope must reposition itself to stand up to the challenges posed by its three big global rivals, China, Russia and the US, Angela Merkel has said before her final European ...
00:34, 05/16/2019

U.S. House members criticize Turkey over Russia ties Senior Democrats and Republicans in the House of Representatives called on Turkey on Wednesday to cancel its planned acquisition of a Russian S-400 missile defense system, the latest effort by U.S. lawmakers to discourage Ankara from pursuing the dea...
00:34, 05/16/2019

Russia orders Tinder to turn over user data Personal user data from the popular dating app Tinder can now be monitored by Russian intelligence agencies after it was added to a special data storage register. Tinder could be banned in Russia if it fails to comply....
02:00, 06/04/2019

| Russia says doping cover-up report is part of 'information war' Russia authorities say that they were victims of an "information war" following reports that sparked the investigation of high-jump world championship runner up Danil Lysenko....
00:17, 06/04/2019

IMF: Mozambique debt talks with Russia's VTB on MAM loan "almost finalized" Mozambique's restructuring discussions with Russian lender VTB over a loan to the state-owned Mozambique Asset Management (MAM) are in the final stretch, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said in its latest country report....
12:34, 05/17/2019

Russia's Putin gives China's Xi ice cream on his 66th birthday Chinese President Xi Jinping celebrated his 66th birthday on Saturday with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who Xi considers a close friend and who gave Xi ice cream as a present, Chinese state media reported....
15:17, 06/15/2019

Council of Europe to discuss Russia's voting rights The Council of Europe has gathered for a ministerial meeting that could restore Russia's voting rights in the continent's main human rights watchdog....
13:00, 05/17/2019

The US Has Allegedly Placed Malware Deep in Russia's Power Grid The U.S. has deployed “American computer code” into Russian systems operating the nation’s power grid, the New York Times reported on Saturday, as part of the Donald Trump administration’s efforts to “deploy cybertools more aggressively.”Read more......
00:17, 06/16/2019

Council of Europe and Russia reach tentative compromise Russia said it had no desire to leave the Council of Europe and was ready to pay its dues following an apparent breakthrough between Moscow and Western nations. Russia's delegation had faced sanctions over Crimea....
15:34, 05/17/2019

U.S. Escalates Online Attacks on Russia’s Power Grid The Trump administration is using new authority to take more aggressive digital action in a warning to Moscow and in a demonstration of its abilities....
12:17, 06/15/2019

Congress has no right to 'do-over' of Russia probe: White House counsel Congress has no right to conduct a "do-over" of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe, the White House said in a letter blasting House Democrats' "sweeping" requests for documents as an effort to harass political opponents....
21:17, 05/15/2019

Russia shrugs off Trump claims of 'butchery' in Syria The Kremlin said Russian forces were working to "neutralize" terrorists after the US president issued a warning over airstrikes on Idlib. Syrian forces are continuing their attacks on the enclave....
18:17, 06/03/2019

Elton John speaks out against ‘Rocketman’ censorship in Russia John and the makers of Rocketman issued a statement after Russian media reported that scenes involving gay sex and drug taking had been cut from a screening in Russia....
09:00, 06/02/2019

Rep. Gaetz: Americans on the 'superhighway' to truth about Russia probe Are the American people on the verge of knowing the truth about the Russia probe’s origins and the Obama administration’s role? Rep. Matt Gaetz believes we are on “the superhighway” to getting that information and talked to Fox News Radio’s “Todd Sta...
00:00, 05/29/2019

The Latest: Warnings about Trump actions on Russia probe WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Trump and the Russia investigation (all times local): 3:40 p.m. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats says the nation’s spy agencies will provide the Justice Department all appropriate information...
12:34, 05/25/2019

Russia 'probably' violating nuclear test ban treaty, top US official says Claim by Lt Gen Robert Ashley drew scepticism as nuclear test watchdog says monitoring system has detected nothing unusualThe head of the US defence intelligence agency has claimed that Russia has “probably” been violating the nuclear test ban treaty...
00:17, 05/30/2019

Russia warns the US not to provoke a war with Iran and 'show restraint' Russian officials have rounded on Washington's plans to send an extra 1,000 troops to the Middle East amid rising tensions with Iran, local news agencies reported said....
14:34, 06/18/2019

Barr Got More Power to Review the Russia Inquiry. Here’s What We Know About Its Origins. The attorney general has the power to declassify intelligence agencies’ secrets as he examines the investigation into Russia’s election interference and ties to Trump associates....
23:51, 05/24/2019

Robert Mueller: Russia probe did not exonerate Trump Special counsel Robert Mueller said Wednesday he believed he was constitutionally barred from charging President Donald Trump with a crime but pointedly emphasized his Russia report did not exonerate the president. (May 29)     &...
01:00, 05/30/2019

Bronze Age Bird Beak Burials Found In Russia The bizarre find of a skeleton with what seems to have been a collar or armor constructed from birds beaks has Russian archaeologists scratching their heads as to the function and meaning of the attire. ...
04:00, 05/30/2019

Russia could take new U.S. troop deployment to U.N. security council: lawmaker Russia could raise the topic of a new U.S. troop deployment in the Middle East at the U.N. Security Council, lawmaker Vladimir Dzhabarov, deputy head of parliament's foreign affairs committee, said on Friday, RIA news agency reported....
19:51, 05/24/2019

Russia, China block UN from saying NKorea violated sanctions UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. diplomats say Russia and China have blocked the U.N. Security Council committee monitoring sanctions against North Korea from declaring that Pyongyang breached the annual limit for importing refined petroleum products. Two ...
05:34, 06/19/2019

Russia to host 2023 hockey worlds in St. Petersburg BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — The International Ice Hockey Federation has picked the Russian city of St. Petersburg to host the 2023 world championships. Russia plans to build a 23,000-seat arena in central St. Petersburg for the event, and also use th...
14:17, 05/24/2019

Russia hosts feuding Afghan factions for talks MOSCOW (AP) — The Taliban and other Afghan factions have wrapped another round of talks in Moscow to discuss peace settlement. The negotiations followed a previous round of consultations in February. Russia has sought to play power broker in Afghanis...
14:00, 05/30/2019

Lithuania presidential hopefuls: tone down Russia rhetoric VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — The two contestants in Lithuania’s runoff election for a new president say they want to maintain the strict tone toward neighboring Russia, while easing sometimes harsh rhetoric. Gitanas Nauseda, a prominent economist,...
12:34, 05/25/2019

U.S. Believes Russia Has Restarted Low-Yield Nuclear Tests If true, the finding could eventually prompt the Trump administration to begin its own testing. But some experts said the accusations were nothing new....
23:34, 05/29/2019

Russia 'revolted' by Kosovan raid on Serbian region An armed police raid saw tensions flare between Serbia and Kosovo, where a fragile peace has repeatedly come under strain since Kosovo declared independence....
22:00, 05/28/2019

Russia summons Spanish ambassador over 'old enemy' comment Russia summoned Spain's ambassador to Moscow on Tuesday after acting Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell referred to the country as an "old enemy", the Russian foreign ministry said on Tuesday....
20:51, 05/28/2019

US, Russia Finland in same group at 2020 hockey worlds ZURICH (AP) — The United States, Russia and defending champion Finland will join host Switzerland in an eight-team group based in Zurich at the 2020 hockey world championships. The International Ice Hockey Federation announced the groups Tuesday, two...
16:00, 05/28/2019

Russia accuses Kosovo of 'provocation' over Serb detentions Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday accused Kosovo of provocation after its police detained what Moscow said were 13 Serbians in Serb-populated municipalities in Kosovo's north....
14:00, 05/28/2019

Merkel backs Ukraine's Zelenskiy in Russia dispute The Ukrainian president has vowed to push his country towards EU and NATO accession. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has backed his calls for maintaining sanctions against Russia....
22:00, 06/18/2019

U.S. Special Counsel Mueller to speak on Russia probe at 11 a.m. ET U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller will make a statement at 11 a.m. (1500 GMT) for his first public comments on his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the Justice Department said on Wednesday....
17:00, 05/29/2019

Russia's Kremlev offers to settle AIBA debt Russian boxing official Umar Kremlev has reiterated his offer to clear debts of the governing body of amateur boxing (AIBA) to protect the interests of boxers and preserve the organization....
18:00, 05/29/2019

Russia, China Vie for Influence as U.S. Plans Afghan Exit As the U.S. seeks an exit from the Afghan war, Central Asia is on the cusp of a new era, with Russia and China vying for influence in a region that will no longer be dominated by America’s post-9/11 undertaking to bring peace and stability to Afghani...
17:34, 06/18/2019

U.S. Special Counsel Mueller's statement on Russia probe The following is the full text of a statement on Wednesday by U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller on his investigation into Russia interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. "Two years ago, the Acting Attorney General asked me to serve as S...
21:00, 05/29/2019

Mueller says charging Trump was never an option for Russia probe U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller, in his first public comments on his investigation, said on Wednesday that charging President Donald Trump was never an option for his team of prosecutors, citing Justice Department guidelines that prohibit chargin...
21:00, 05/29/2019

Russia rebuffs Japan's military buildup warning: RIA Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Thursday that Russia was only operating on its own territory after Japan accused Moscow of a military buildup on a chain of islands in the Pacific, RIA news agency reported....
15:17, 05/30/2019

Russia, Canada reach semis as Sweden crash out Ice hockey heavyweights Russia and Canada reached the world championship semi-finals after thrilling wins while holders Sweden crashed out after a 5-4 sudden-death overtime defeat by traditional rivals Finland on Thursday....
01:51, 05/24/2019

Japan and Russia accuse one another of dangerous military buildup The accusations have been leveled at a meeting between foreign and defense ministers in Tokyo. At dispute are islands both countries claim as their own, and a new US missile defense system....
02:51, 05/31/2019

Hannity: Secret FBI transcripts from Russia probe 'must be made available' Fox News' host Sean Hannity told his audience Monday that a barrage of news information will be released in the coming days and weeks that will prove that  "Trump-Russia collusion" was a "hoax from the get-go" and called for secret FBI transcripts to...
08:00, 05/21/2019

UPDATE 1-Turkey says no delay in delivery of S-400s from Russia The delivery schedule for Russia's S-400 missile defence systems to Turkey is continuing as planned, Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy said on Friday, dismissing reports that Ankara was evaluating a delay in response to U.S. concerns....
12:34, 05/31/2019

Russia accuses Venezuelan opposition of resorting to violence Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday accused the opposition in Venezuela of resorting to violence in what it said was a brazen attempt to draw the country's armed forces into clashes....
19:17, 04/30/2019

Ukraine President Takes Office With Vow to End Russia Conflict Ukraine’s new leader launched his presidency with a vow to end a five-year conflict with Russia on Ukraine’s terms and a move to dissolve parliament....
03:34, 05/21/2019

Russia, Turkey call for ceasefire in Libya: Kremlin Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan, in a phone call on Tuesday, called for a ceasefire in Libya and renewal of a political process under the aegis of the United Nations, the Kremlin said in a statement....
19:34, 04/30/2019

Rep. Meadows: Declassification of key Russia probe documents 'right around the corner' House Oversight Committee member Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., said Monday he believes the declassification of key documents tied to the Russia probe is "right around the corner" and says he agrees with former chair Trey Gowdy that the FBI withheld pote...
18:34, 05/20/2019

UPDATE 2-Turkey says no delay in delivery of S-400s from Russia The delivery schedule for Russia's S-400 missile defence systems to Turkey is continuing as planned, Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy said on Friday, dismissing reports that Ankara was evaluating a delay in response to U.S. concerns....
15:34, 05/31/2019

Trump Finally Sorta Comes Clean on Russia Helping Him Win Donald Trump admitted on Thursday that, yes, Russia did in fact help him get elected president of the United States in 2016—although he maintained he had “nothing to do with” their efforts to aid his campaign....
22:34, 05/30/2019

Russia says it repelled an attack on its main Syrian air base: RIA Russia's Ministry of Defence said on Monday that it had repelled a drone and missile attack on its main air base in Syria over the weekend and accused former Nusra Front militants of being behind the assault, the RIA news agency reported....
13:00, 05/20/2019

Answers to Readers’ Questions on Our Coverage of the Russia Investigation Our deputy managing editor who oversees The Times’s investigative and enterprise journalism answers readers’ questions on our coverage of the Mueller report....
23:00, 05/30/2019

Venezuela’s Collapse Frays Its Economic Ties With Russia Russia has been a bulwark of support for Venezuela. But as that country’s economy crumbles, Russian state-owned businesses are pulling back to protect their bottom line....
06:34, 06/18/2019

Russia 'targeted 2014 European Parliament election' Evidence of Kremlin efforts to use social media to target the 2014 European Parliament elections have been uncovered by researchers at Cardiff University....
01:00, 05/24/2019

Trump rails against Russia probe after Mueller won’t clear him President Trump continued to rail against the Russia investigation Thursday, claiming that there were no charges to bring against him even though special counsel Robert Mueller said charging the president was “not an option” because of Ju...
17:00, 05/30/2019

Russia, Canada reach world championship semis Ice hockey heavyweights Russia and Canada reached the world championship semi-finals on Thursday after thrilling wins, with holders Sweden in action later on Thursday....
20:51, 05/23/2019

Russia moves closer to pulling out of arms treaty with US MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has moved closer to suspending its participation in a key nuclear arms treaty. The State Duma on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly to support President Vladimir Putin’s decree to suspend Russia’s obligations under the 1987...
13:00, 06/18/2019

Can Russia’s rouble swim against the falling tide of EM currencies? With new US sanctions looming over Russia and the effects of higher oil prices largely already priced in, will the Russian rouble sink or swim as we approach the end of 2018?...
22:51, 04/28/2019

Belarus vice PM to meet Russia's Kozak on Thursday: RIA Belarusian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Lyashenko who oversees oil and gas will meet Russian counterpart Dmitry Kozak in Moscow on Thursday, RIA news agency cited the Belarusian government as saying....
10:00, 05/23/2019

U.S. tops world in defense spending; Russia falls out of top 5 The United States spent more than any other country on defense in 2018, but Russia fell out of the top five for the first time in nearly 15 years, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute said....
15:17, 04/29/2019

Spy games? Russia could be using beluga whales for military purposes A whale has been discovered in waters near Norway with tight harnesses on it, which could have been attached by the Russian military.        ...
23:17, 04/29/2019

Russia rejects US claim of violation of nuke test ban MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Foreign Ministry has angrily rejected a U.S. claim of Moscow’s possible violation of a global nuclear test ban. Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley, the director of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency, said Wednesday that Russia &...
17:51, 05/30/2019

The Latest: Trump muddles waters over Russia election help WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the special counsel’s Russia investigation (all times local): 8:40 a.m. President Donald Trump is muddying the waters over Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election. Trump tweeted early Thursday that “...
19:51, 05/30/2019

Russia's Putin renames airports after famous Russians Poet Alexander Pushkin and Empress Elizabeth Petrovna are among the famous Russians to have airports named after them. The names were chosen by the public, who were able to nominate and vote for their preferred icons....
03:17, 06/01/2019

Here’s What to Know About Russia’s SSJ100, the Airliner That Caught Fire and Killed 41 (FRANKFURT, Germany) — The Aeroflot-operated SSJ100 passenger jet that caught fire during an emergency landing in Moscow is part of Russia’s efforts to maintain a presence in civil aviation in a market dominated by companies like Boeing, ...
00:51, 05/07/2019

| Russia again in spotlight as IAAF wrestles with Semenya case Doping-tainted Russia will learn this weekend whether it has met the criteria set by athletics' governing body the IAAF to be reintegrated in world track and field....
19:34, 06/08/2019

Study: Most Americans have positive view of FBI after Russia saga After the two-year Russia investigation and its continuing fallout, most Americans still approve of the way the Federal Bureau of Investigation handles its job, a new survey said Friday....
20:34, 05/10/2019

Pompeo going to Russia amid disputes over Venezuela, Arctic WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (pahm-PAY’-oh) will head to Russia to hold talks with President Vladimir Putin amid disputes over Venezuela’s political turmoil and other issues. Pompeo will arrive in Moscow on Monday and ...
17:17, 05/10/2019

| IAAF maintain ban on doping-tainted Russia - source Russia's participation at the Doha world championships remains on tenterhooks after the IAAF voted to maintain its ban on the track and field giants over doping....
23:34, 06/08/2019

US warns China, Russia against aggression in Arctic region Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the U.S. will compete for influence in the Arctic and will counter attempts to make the Arctic the strategic preserve of any one or two nations...
18:17, 05/06/2019

Russia Targets Tinder as a Warning to Facebook and Twitter Tinder last week agreed to store data in Russia and comply with government information requests. Analysts say the regime was sending a message to other online players....
14:17, 06/13/2019

North Korea’s New Missiles Look an Awful Lot Like Russia’s, Experts Say (TOKYO) — The three new missiles North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has tested over the past week are eerily familiar to military experts: They look just like a controversial and widely copied missile the Russian military has deployed to Syria and...
13:34, 05/10/2019

Justice Dept. Seeks to Question C.I.A. in Its Own Russia Investigation The interview plans suggest a focus in part on the intelligence agencies’ conclusion that President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia intervened in 2016 on behalf of the Trump campaign....
09:51, 06/13/2019

Russia to create its own Chernobyl series that blames CIA for disaster Russian TV is offering its own patriotic take on the 1986 Chernobyl disaster — one that features a heroic effort to thwart an American spy who has infiltrated the doomed nuke plant. The Russian spin comes in response to HBO’s well-received mini...
09:51, 06/08/2019

Pompeo warns about Russia, China activities in Arctic U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday expressed concern over Chinese and Russian investments in the Arctic and called on both countries to act responsibly in the region....
17:00, 05/06/2019

Former Rep. Issa: Schiff knows he's been 'disingenuous' about Trump-Russia claims Former Rep. Darrell Issa said Monday on "Outnumbered Overtime" that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff "knows" that he was "disingenuous" when he claimed he had evidence that President Trump colluded with Russia....
00:34, 05/14/2019

| Russia, China warn US over sending 1 000 new troops to the Gulf The US is "pumping up tensions" and could open "Pandora's box" in the Middle East after announcing it will deploy 1 000 more troops to the already volatile region, Russia and China have said....
09:17, 06/19/2019

Russia Says Won't Ground Sukhoi Jet Despite Crash-Landing That Killed 41 Russia sees no reason to ground its domestically-produced Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft despite one of the planes bursting into flames during a crash-landing and killing 41 people, the country's......
14:00, 05/06/2019

Mike Pompeo talks Iran, oil, Russia and China U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sits down with CNBC's Hadley Gamble to discuss some of the most pressing geopolitical matters for the United States today....
17:34, 05/12/2019

Mike Pompeo discusses Iran, oil, Russia and China U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sits down with CNBC's Hadley Gamble for a wide-ranging interview about some of the most pressing geopolitical matters for the United States today....
07:34, 05/12/2019

It's 'crazy talk' to say the US isn't tough on Russia: Mike Pompeo The Trump administration has "put real money into our Defense Department," Pompeo says. "Vladimir Putin can't possibly think that's a good thing for him."...
04:51, 05/12/2019

The GOP’s increasing embrace of Trump’s Russia conspiracy theory When Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) first raised questions about the process of obtaining warrants using the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, GOP leaders cautioned it should not be used to undermine the Mueller investigation. That's exactly how it...
00:51, 05/12/2019

Trump’s tweeting about Russia probe, China trade STERLING, Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump is taking jabs at Democrats for pursuing the Russia probe. Before heading to his golf club in Virginia, he re-tweeted 60 comments siding with him on that and other issues. He mused on rocky trade talks with...
20:17, 05/11/2019

RPT-Cashing out in Uber's IPO: China, Russia and the Middle East In 2015, Uber Technologies Inc went on a fundraising spree in China, tapping venture capitalists and state-backed corporations for cash and connections to try and navigate the Chinese regulatory environment....
12:34, 05/10/2019

Democrats launch a series of hearings on Russia probe WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Democratic leaders may be in no rush to launch an impeachment inquiry but the party is launching a series of hearings this week on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report. The slate of hearings on the Russia probe means la...
06:51, 06/10/2019

European nations, Russia back new government in Moldova CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Five European nations have joined NATO in appealing for “calm and restraint” in Moldova, where a court installed an interim president who immediately dissolved parliament and rival governments are fighting for con...
01:00, 06/11/2019

Ukraine says panel has jurisdiction to hear Russia case Ukraine has accused Russia of "wholesale violations" of its mineral resources and fishing rights in the Black Sea and other waters bordered by the two countries as Kiev urges international arbitrators to hear a case about alleged Russian breaches of ...
13:51, 06/11/2019

Russia suspends police officers over detention of journalist Russian Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev said on Tuesday that an internal inquiry into the detention last week of investigative journalist Ivan Golunov was underway and that he had suspended the police officers involved....
17:34, 06/11/2019

Russia drops charges against investigative reporter after backlash Russian authorities have dropped a criminal case against investigative reporter Ivan Golunov, after a fierce backlash that appeared to catch the Kremlin off guard....
20:00, 06/11/2019

Russia and Turkey landgrab 'behind fresh Syria bombardment' Twelve healthcare centres destroyed in bombardment of Idlib provinceRenewed bombardment in north-west Syria that has displaced 200,000 people and destroyed 12 healthcare centres could have been sparked by Russia and Turkish moves to entrench their zo...
07:34, 05/08/2019

22-Year-Old American Among Those Killed in Russia Plane Fire (SANTA FE, N.M.) — A recent college graduate from New Mexico who had just landed his dream job as a fishing guide in Russia was among those killed when an airliner burst into flames during an emergency landing in Moscow. Jeremy Brooks, 22, of S...
04:00, 05/07/2019

Russia Police Detain More Than 400 At Moscow Journalist Protest Russian police detained more than 400 people, including opposition politician Alexei Navalny, at a protest in Moscow on Wednesday calling for punishment for police officers involved in the alleged......
17:17, 06/12/2019

Facebook, Instagram delete more accounts linked to Russia Facebook said on Monday it had removed multiple pages, groups and accounts linked mostly to Russia that were used to spread misleading information on the social network and its Instagram service. The company deleted 97 accounts from Russia that focus...
21:00, 05/07/2019

Montenegro jails 14 over alleged pro-Russia coup plot Opposition leaders among 14 people given jail sentences over alleged plotA court in Montenegro has handed jail sentences to 14 people, including two opposition politicians, over an alleged plot to overthrow the government with Russian help in 2016.Th...
13:18, 05/09/2019

OPEC in the dark on oil supply as Russia, Iran cut exports OPEC is in the dark on the oil supply outlook for the second half of this year, with Iranian and Russian outages looking increasingly significant but Saudi Arabia reluctant to pump more due to fears of a price crash, sources in the organization said....
16:17, 05/09/2019

Experts see Russia fingerprints on North Korea's new missile The three new missiles North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has tested over the past week are eerily familiar to military experts: They look just like a widely copied missile the Russian military has been actively trying to sell abroad for years....
10:51, 05/10/2019

Experts see Russia fingerprints on North Korea’s new missile TOKYO (AP) — The three new missiles North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has tested over the past week are eerily familiar to military experts: They look just like a widely copied missile the Russian military has been actively trying to sell abroad for ye...
10:17, 05/10/2019

Cashing out in Uber's IPO: China, Russia and the Middle East In 2015, Uber Technologies Inc went on a fundraising spree in China, tapping venture capitalists and state-backed corporations for cash and connections to try and navigate the Chinese regulatory environment....
07:51, 05/10/2019

Rooms 50% off and ads in Russia: Sri Lanka woos tourists after attacks Sri Lanka's battered tourism industry is trying to woo visitors back to beaches deserted after deadly Easter bombings, slashing hotel rates and pushing promotions in key markets like Russia....
08:34, 06/10/2019

Former canoe world champion from Russia banned for 4 years LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Canoe Federation says former world champion Oleg Zhestkov of Russia has been banned for four years for doping. The ICF says Zhestkov, who competed at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, tes...
12:51, 06/10/2019

Pompeo Issues Warning to China, Russia on Arctic The U.S. warned against encroachment in the Arctic by China and Russia, as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on nations with Arctic territory to guard against aggressive action in an area that has attracted global competition....
21:00, 05/06/2019

AP PHOTOS: Russia celebrates 74th end of WWII in Europe Across Russia, millions of people came out for military parades and civilian processions to mark Victory Day, the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II...
19:51, 05/09/2019

Reporter’s Arrest Sets Off Widespread Protests in Russia The sense that the police manufactured drug charges against a muckraking journalist, Ivan Golunov, has drawn rebukes from activists, celebrities and citizens....
18:17, 06/10/2019

Putin says Russia didn’t meddle in US vote, despite evidence Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday reaffirmed his staunch denial of meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election despite the extensive evidence to the contrary, saying that Moscow has no intention to interfere in any other votes...
19:51, 06/06/2019

Trump says had 'long and very good' talk with Russia's Putin U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he had a "very productive" call with Russian President Vladimir Putin on issues ranging from North Korea, Ukraine and Venezuela to trade and nuclear weapons....
19:51, 05/03/2019

The Communists Of Russia call for Chernobyl ban, lawsuit against creators Hot on the heels of the Russian government rebuking HBO’s Chernobyl and announcing it was developing its own series about the disaster, the Communists Of Russia, a Marxist-Leninist political party separate from the larger Communist Party Of The Russi...
02:34, 06/15/2019

Russia uncovers 40,000 year-old wolf head, preserved in ice About 40,000 years ago, a wolf died in what we know as Siberia. Now its severed head has been found, and because of the freezing conditions, it is so well preserved that its fur, teeth, brain and......
23:17, 06/13/2019

Russia denies unsafe encounter with U.S. military plane The Russian Defense Ministry on Wednesday denied U.S. accusations that one of its jets flew unsafely near an American plane over the Mediterranean Sea....
03:51, 06/06/2019

Woman sentenced for taking child from Kansas to Russia WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Russian woman has been sentenced to seven years in prison for taking a child she had with a Kansas man to her native country and demanding money before she would allow the father to talk to his daughter. Bogdana Alexandrovna Mo...
02:00, 06/07/2019

China's Huawei Signs Deal to Develop 5G in Russia Huawei, considered a security threat in the US, on Wednesday signed a deal with Russian telecom company MTS to develop a 5G network in the country over the next year,...
13:00, 06/06/2019

US envoy says Russia still stands with Maduro, contradicting Trump Elliott Abrams says Russians ‘have not abandoned’ Nicolas Maduro despite US president’s tweetThe US special envoy for Venezuela has said that Moscow has “not abandoned” the regime of Nicolás Maduro and that the Russian presence in the South American ...
23:51, 06/06/2019

Pompeo tells Russia: Don't meddle in next U.S. presidential election U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Russia on Tuesday that Washington would brook no interference in the 2020 U.S. presidential election and wanted Moscow to take action to show there would be no repeat of its suspected 2016 meddling....
00:51, 05/15/2019

Russia confirms Lavrov-Pompeo meeting next week MOSCOW (AP) — A senior Russian diplomat is confirming that Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will meet U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meet next week in Finland at a time of simmering tensions between the two countries over the crisis in Venezuela. ...
13:00, 05/03/2019

Pompeo tells Russia: Don't meddle in next U.S. presidential vote U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Russia on Tuesday that Washington would brook no interference in the 2020 U.S. presidential election and wanted Moscow to take unspecified action to show there would be no repeat of its alleged 2016 meddling....
21:34, 05/14/2019

‘Drunk’ Japan lawmaker apologizes after urging war against Russia Friction between Japan and Russia is rising after a Japanese lawmaker urged other politicians to declare war against Russia to "regain" the Kuril Islands....
20:34, 05/14/2019

Pompeo warns Russia not to meddle in 2020 US elections Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Russia on Tuesday not to interfere in the 2020 US elections — and said Moscow must show that its purported meddling is over. If Russia meddles in next year’s election, “it would put our relationship in an e...
00:00, 05/15/2019

Trump: Ex-lawyer McGahn 'may have been confused' in Russia probe Former White House lawyer Don McGahn "may have been confused" during his testimony as part of U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, President Donald Trump said in an interview broadcast on Friday....
15:51, 06/14/2019

US, Russia seek better ties after years of diplomatic crises Senior officials have called for an overhaul of US-Russia ties, saying a more "constructive model" is necessary. Experts say attempts to normalize the often tense relationship will prove difficult, if it's even possible....
21:17, 05/14/2019

Russia and Iran Plan to Fundamentally Isolate the Internet Opinion: Russia and Iran’s decisions to build isolated, domestic internets represent a new form of internet fragmentation—one that is far more physical than what we’ve seen before....
15:17, 06/06/2019

Russia hates HBO's Chernobyl, decides to make its own series We were huge fans of Chernobyl, HBO’s five-part miniseries about the 1986 nuclear reactor explosion. We weren’t alone, either; the series now has the—frankly, dubious—honor of being the highest-rated show on IMDb, having presumably bumped off The Sha...
19:00, 06/06/2019

Saudis and Russia Debate Response to Oil-Price Swoon Saudi Arabia and Russia—the world’s top crude exporters—disagree about how to halt a free fall in oil prices, and their energy ministers are set to meet in Russia in the coming days to build a consensus ahead of a key OPEC summit....
18:17, 06/06/2019

The Latest: Putin wants to turn a page on Russia-UK ties ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — The Latest on comments Thursday by Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local): 4:55 p.m. Russian President Vladimir Putin says a page should be turned on the strain in relations between Moscow and London caused b...
16:51, 06/06/2019

The Latest: Russia says 13 dead from burning plane in Moscow MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on an airplane that landed in flames at a Moscow airport (all times local): 9:40 p.m. Russia’s Investigative Committee says 13 people have died in a fire on an airplane that made an emergency landing at Moscow’s S...
23:34, 05/05/2019

Russia, other key powers discuss Venezuelan crisis in Sweden Sweden is hosting talks between major powers with stakes in dealing with Venezuela’s political turmoil, the latest effort to jumpstart flagging attempts to find a peaceful solution to the country’s deepening crisis...
00:17, 06/14/2019

New Ukraine president calls for tougher sanctions on Russia Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy is urging the European Union to step up sanctions against Russia amid continued tensions in the eastern Donbass region and Crimea....
19:17, 06/05/2019

U.S. and Russia Blame Each Other for Warships’ Near Collision in East China Sea (WASHINGTON) — The U.S. and Russia accused each other of unsafe actions on Friday after an American guided-missile cruiser and a Russian destroyer came within 165 feet (50 meters) of each other in the East China Sea. The U.S. 7th Fleet said the...
17:34, 06/07/2019

Turkey rejects U.S. ultimatums, says will not back down on Russia deal Turkey will not back down from its decision to buy Russian S-400 missile defense systems despite U.S. warnings that it will lead to Ankara's exclusion from the F-35 fighter jet program, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday....
19:17, 06/13/2019

NYT: Conspiracy theories that 5G phones cause cancer originate from Russia After so many years of talking about the miracle that 5G will be for everything tech-related, it finally happened: 5G is here. “Here” is Korea, the US, and Switzerland, for the time being, although more and more countries will be getting ...
04:17, 05/14/2019

U.S., Russia accuse each other of unsafe actions after near-collision of warships The U.S. 7th Fleet said the Russian destroyer put the safety of the USS Chancellorsville and its crew at risk, forcing it to reverse all engines at full throttle....
17:17, 06/07/2019

Prehistoric wolf head found perfectly preserved in Russia This might even be too much wolf for Jon Snow. A massive wolf’s head that’s been encased in permafrost for 40,000 years — with its fur and teeth still intact — was discovered in Russia, a report said Tuesday. People scavenging for ivory discovered th...
04:34, 06/12/2019

SEE IT: Russia claims to test fire new hypersonic interceptor missile Russia’s defense ministry on Tuesday said it had successfully test launched a new hypersonic interceptor missile system with a precision unmatched by other countries....
07:51, 06/05/2019

UPDATE 1-Russia's Lukoil says Q1 net profit up 37% y/y, helped by weaker rouble Russia's No.2 oil producer Lukoil posted a 37 percent rise in first quarter profit to 149.2 billion roubles ($2.3 billion), as a weaker rouble and higher foreign gas output offset cheaper oil prices and weak refining margins....
16:00, 05/29/2019

Russia drops drug charges against anti-corruption journalist Russian officials dropped charges against a prominent anti-corruption journalist following an outcry from domestic and international media outlets and press freedom advocates....
21:34, 06/11/2019

Russia urges arbitration panel to toss out Black Sea case THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Russia has urged an international arbitration panel to throw out a case filed by Ukraine linked to mineral and fishing rights in waters around the Crimean Peninsula. Preliminary hearings that started Monday in The Hague ...
12:51, 06/10/2019

Russia starts giving passports to Ukrainians from Donetsk, Luhansk Russian authorities have given out the first passports to residents of Ukraine's separatist regions, shrugging off international criticism. Kyiv said it would never recognize documents issued by the "aggressor country."...
20:17, 06/14/2019

UN chief urges Russia and Turkey to stabilize Syria's Idlib Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is appealing to Russia and Turkey to stabilize the situation in Syria's last rebel-held territory in the Idlib province area, where Bashar Assad's forces have launched an offensive "without delay."...
22:00, 06/18/2019

U.S. may suspend training Turkish pilots over Russia defense deal The United States is seriously considering suspending training for Turkish pilots on advanced F-35 fighter jets as Ankara moves ahead with plans to purchase a Russian missile defense system despite objections from Washington, sources told Reuters....
01:17, 05/29/2019

Trump Jr. to testify on Russia contacts before GOP-led Senate intelligence panel Donald Trump Jr. will testify before the Republican-led Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday behind closed doors, Fox News has learned, as part of what the president has called an "unfair" effort to subject his son to yet another interview on R...
05:17, 06/12/2019

Canada to fight Denmark, Russia for claims to North Pole Canada has set up a fight against Russia and Denmark for claims to vast portions of the Arctic seabed, including the North Pole - triggering potential boundary negotiations in the future....
18:17, 05/29/2019

Severed head of a giant 40,000-year-old wolf discovered in Russia Last summer, a Russian man was strolling along the shore of the local Tirekhtyakh River in Yakutia when he came upon a grisly sight: the severed head of an ancient wolf....
12:51, 06/12/2019

Turkey confirms Russia S-400 missile deal, ignores US warning Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hopes the US would not decide to scrap the F-35 fighter jet program as a result of its air defense deal with Russia. Erdogan is set to meet with President Trump later this month....
00:00, 06/13/2019

Donald Trump's Son To Testify In Russia Election Meddling Probe President Donald Trump's eldest son will testify Wednesday behind closed doors to a Republican-led Senate committee investigating Russia election meddling, a congressional source said....
23:51, 06/11/2019

U.S.-Russia Ties at Most Dangerous Point in Years, Says a Top Moscow Diplomat Relations between the U.S. and Russia are at their most dangerous point in years, said a top Russian diplomat, with the two rivals locked in a stalemate over how to revive an important Cold War-era arms treaty and President Vladimir Putin blaming Was...
22:34, 06/11/2019

Robert Mueller on Russia probe: Charging Trump 'not an option' In his first public remarks about his two-year Russia investigation, special counsel Robert Mueller said Wednesday the inquiry has been closed and he is leaving his role and returning to civilian life....
18:51, 05/29/2019

Top U.S. military intelligence official says Russia ‘probably’ not adhering to nuclear test ban Director of Defense Intelligence Agency says Russia “is not adhering to the nuclear testing moratorium in a manner consistent with the zero-yield standard.”...
20:34, 05/29/2019

Robert Mueller makes first public statement about Russia probe Special counsel Robert Mueller will make his first public comments about his report on Russian interference in the 2016 election Wednesday morning, the Department of Justice announced. Mueller is scheduled to make the statement at 11 a.m. and will no...
18:00, 05/29/2019

India, China, Russia Have No Sense Of Pollution: Donald Trump US President Donald Trump has yet again attacked other big economies over climate change, claiming countries like India, China and Russia don't have "good" air or water and they don't fulfil their......
21:00, 06/05/2019

Xi Jinping’s Visit to Russia Accents Ties in Face of Tensions with U.S. Russia’s relations with China have improved gradually since 2014, when President Vladimir V. Putin announced a pivot to Asia after the Crimea crisis....
16:34, 06/05/2019

EU calls on Russia, Turkey, Iran to protect civilians in Idlib The European Union called on Wednesday for a ceasefire in Syria's Idlib province and said Russia, Turkey, Iran and the Syrian government must protect civilians under siege....
22:51, 05/29/2019

Russia says to deliver missile defense system to Turkey in July Russia plans to deliver its S-400 missile defense systems to Turkey in July, the Kremlin said on Tuesday, amid concerns that the delivery will further harm already strained Turkish-U.S. relations....
17:34, 06/11/2019

U.S. believes Russia conducting low-level nuclear tests: official The United States believes Russia may be conducting low-level nuclear testing in violation of a moratorium on such tests, the head of the Defense Intelligence Agency said on Wednesday....
16:51, 05/29/2019

China's Huawei signs deal to develop 5G network in Russia Huawei welcomes agreement in area ‘of strategic importance’ after meeting between Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin Huawei, the Chinese technology company considered a security threat by the US, has signed a deal with Russian telecoms company MTS to deve...
10:51, 06/06/2019

Iran says it won't wage war, Russia tells U.S. to stop stoking tensions President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday Iran would not wage war against any nation, while Russia told the United States it should drop what it called provocative plans to deploy more troops to the Middle East....
18:34, 06/18/2019

Opinion: Moldovan crisis a test case for Russia-US cooperation The power struggle in Moldova continues: Two presidents and two governments, with the international community being surprisingly in agreement. It stands as a test for future developments, writes Robert Schwartz....
20:17, 06/12/2019

Ex-U.S. Marine held by Russia in spy case illegally isolated: activists A former U.S. Marine held in Russia on suspicion of spying is being illegally isolated in a Moscow pre-trial detention center and prevented from communicating with visitors, Russian rights activists and U.S. diplomats said....
13:17, 06/05/2019

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince discusses key issues with Russia's Putin Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed said he discussed regional and international issues with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a phone call on Monday....
20:34, 06/10/2019

US Believes Russia Conducting Low-Level Nuclear Tests: Official The United States believes Russia may be conducting low-level nuclear tests, a US intelligence official on Wednesday, while the head of a body monitoring a global nuclear treaty said there was no sign......
14:34, 05/30/2019

Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping talk Russia-China relations The Russian and Chinese leaders are set to once again meet at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum after having cozied up repeatedly in recent years. Miodrag Soric reports from Moscow....
03:00, 06/05/2019

Trump walks back his tweet saying Russia helped him get elected President Trump on Thursday contradicted comments he made on Twitter earlier that morning acknowledging that Russia​’s interference in the 2016 election helped him win the presidency. “No, Russia did not help me get elected,” Trump ...
17:00, 05/30/2019

Russia cuts Rocketman scenes citing 'homosexual propaganda' law Elton John biopic’s gay sex and kissing footage edited out in effort to play down singer’s sexualityA Russian media company has reportedly cut all scenes featuring gay sex and men kissing from the Elton John biopic Rocketman because of laws banning “...
15:34, 05/31/2019

Russia to deliver controversial missile system to Turkey ‘within two months’ Turkey is close to receiving the cutting-edge anti-aircraft missiles from Russia that the United States has threatened to block Turkey from getting the F-35 fighter jet over....
01:00, 06/08/2019

Russia says U.S. military curbs on space cooperation are unfair competition Russia accused the United States of trying to unfairly grab market share in the space services industry on Friday after the U.S. military imposed restrictions on space launch cooperation with Moscow....
22:00, 05/31/2019

Trump Equates Taking Dirt From Russia With Presidential Diplomacy Under fire for saying he would accept incriminating information about an opponent from foreign governments, the president said it was no different than meeting with the queen of England....
16:00, 06/13/2019

Russia’s Soyuz rocket got nailed by lightning shortly after launch When planning for a rocket launch there are many things that have to be taken into account, and one of the biggest factors is always the weather. Launches are delayed frequently due to uncooperative weather conditions such as brisk high-level winds a...
06:00, 06/01/2019

Turkey, Russia face conflicts over Syria's push into Idlib Ankara and Moscow are again facing an escalation of violence in Syria's last rebel-held territory, a development that puts their cooperation to the test even as they support opposing sides in the eight-year war that has devastated Syria....
10:00, 06/01/2019

Taron Egerton speaks out against Rocketman scene cuts in Russia Actor who stars in Elton John biopic says he is crestfallen at removal of gay scenesThe star of the film Rocketman, Taron Egerton, has said he is crestfallen that scenes featuring men kissing and having sex have been cut from the Sir Elton John biopi...
11:34, 06/01/2019

Trump Says Report On US Cyber Attacks Against Russia Is "Virtual Treason" US President Donald Trump on Saturday accused The New York Times of "a virtual act of treason," after it reported the US is stepping up digital incursions into Russia's electric power grid....
11:00, 06/16/2019

Turkey, Russia face conflicts over Syria’s push into Idlib ISTANBUL (AP) — Ankara and Moscow are again facing an escalation of violence in Syria’s last rebel-held territory, a development that puts their cooperation to the test even as they support opposing sides in the eight-year war that has devastat...
14:17, 06/01/2019

US Will Lodge Formal Protest With Russia Over Naval Encounter Near China The United States said on Friday it would lodge a formal diplomatic "demarche" protest to Russia over what it called an unsafe and unprofessional naval maneuver by one its warships in the East China......
22:51, 06/07/2019

UPDATE 1-Russia dismisses accusations of meddling in EU elections - newspaper An official from Russia's security council described as absurd accusations that Moscow used disinformation to sway voters towards right-wing parties in last month's European Union elections, Rossiyskaya Gazeta newspaper reported on Sunday....
20:34, 06/16/2019

In a Blow to Maduro, Russia Withdraws Key Defense Support to Venezuela Russia has withdrawn key defense advisers from Venezuela, an embarrassment for President Nicolás Maduro as Moscow weighs the leader’s political and economic resilience against growing U.S. pressure....
03:00, 06/03/2019

Russia rebuffs Ukraine's case over rebel support at U.N. court Russia told a hearing at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Monday that the court lacks jurisdiction in a case filed by Ukraine against Moscow over its alleged support of pro-Russian separatists in the Crimea and eastern Ukraine....
15:34, 06/03/2019

UPDATE 3-Turkey rejects U.S. ultimatums, says will not back down on Russia deal Turkey will not back down from its decision to buy Russian S-400 missile defence systems despite U.S. warnings that it will lead to Ankara's exclusion from the F-35 fighter jet programme, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday....
18:51, 06/13/2019

Russia to start blocking major VPNs after censorship refusal Russia's hatred for censorship-dodging VPNs is well-known, and it's now prepared to follow through on its warnings. Telecoms oversight chief Alexander Zharov told Interfax that he expected to block nine major VPNs, including ExpressVPN and ...
21:51, 06/07/2019

Get on one, comrade! The story of Russia’s post-Soviet rave scene For a brief period in the early 90s, anything seemed possible for the pioneers of a new youth culture. But as a new film reveals, things didn’t turn out quite as hopedIn 1991, the Soviet Union finally crumbled under the weight of its own contradictio...
18:51, 06/07/2019

Russia used social media to influence EU citizens' votes, report says A report from the European Commission on disinformation has said that Russian sources attempted to influence the recent European elections through social media....
20:17, 06/17/2019

Russia says it's Turkey's duty to halt fighting in Syria's Idlib The Kremlin said on Friday it was Turkey's responsibility to stop rebels in Syria's Idlib province from firing on civilian and Russian targets, signaling it would continue to back a Syrian government offensive there despite Ankara's protests....
15:17, 05/31/2019

Moldovan oligarch's party makes way for pro-Europe, pro-Russia coalition Moldova's Democratic Party, headed by a powerful oligarch, has ceded power to an unlikely coalition of pro-Russian and pro-European forces. It's an alliance even the new prime minister called unnatural....
09:51, 06/15/2019

Tinder, despite cooperation, says it hasn't shared user data with Russia yet Popular dating app Tinder said on Tuesday it had agreed to be added to a list of entities obliged to hand over user data and messages to Russian law enforcement agencies on demand, but had not divulged anyone's personal information yet....
19:51, 06/04/2019

Trump Tweets, and Then Retracts, Statement That Russia Helped Him Get Elected Amid criticism of the special counsel’s investigation, President Trump offers an extraordinary admission, that the rival country helped him win the presidency in 2016....
17:17, 05/30/2019

Russia halts UN Security Council statement on Syria's Idlib Russia blocked the U.N. Security Council on Monday from issuing a statement sounding alarm about the increasing fighting in and around Syria's Idlib province and the possibility of a humanitarian disaster, a council diplomat said....
10:34, 06/04/2019

Japan says Russia supports its plan to help ease U.S.-Iran tensions Russia expressed support for Japan's intention to play a role in helping ease tensions between Iran and the United States, an official in Tokyo said on Thursday after a meeting of Japan and Russia's foreign and defense ministers....
18:34, 05/30/2019

Russia to decide on Twitter, Facebook compliance with data law in Jan: TASS Russia's communications watchdog Roskomnadzor hopes to make a decision in January on how to force Twitter and Facebook to move its Russian user data onto servers inside the country, the TASS news agency quoted its head as saying on Thursday....
19:17, 06/06/2019

Trump: Russia Helped Elect Me President. Wayment, What I Had Meant to Say Was... President Donald Trump was on one this morning as he finally admitted that Russia’s work helped him win the White House. But after realizing that he’d let the truth slip out, Tiny Twitter Fingers immediately moonwalked that statement back....
20:51, 05/30/2019

U.S. and Russia trade blame over near collision in East Asian waters _____ MOSCOW/TOKYO (Reuters) – Russia and the United States blamed each other for a near collision between their warships in East Asian waters on Friday with both countries accusing one another of dangerous and unprofessional behavior. Acting...
22:00, 06/08/2019

U.S. military intelligence steps up accusation against Russia over nuclear testing U.S. government “has assessed that Russia conducted nuclear weapons tests that have created nuclear yield,” Defense Intelligence Agency says in statement....
02:34, 06/14/2019

Russia warns of “cyberwar” following report the US attacked its power grid Enlarge / Zapadnaya in the Moscow region. (credit: Vladimir Fedorenko / Владимир Федоренко) The Kremlin on Monday warned that reported US digital incursions into Russia's electric power grid could trigger a "cyberwar" between the two countries. Th...
02:17, 06/18/2019

Merkel party leader rejects call to end Russia sanctions BERLIN (AP) — The leader of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party is rejecting a state governor’s call for an end to sanctions against Russia. Saxony state Gov. Michael Kretschmer, a member of Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union, ...
16:17, 06/08/2019

Nuclear watchdog chief: no evidence that Russia is violating test ban US general said Moscow had ‘probably’ violated moratoriumLassina Zerbo contradicts claims of testing at remote islandThe head of the international watchdog that monitors signs of nuclear testing has said there is no evidence to support a US allegatio...
07:34, 05/31/2019

Standoff escalates between Trump administration, Turkey over deal with Russia The Trump administration is locked in an escalating standoff with Turkey over its plans to purchase an air defense system from Russia, with a deadline fast-approaching for Ankara to back down or lose out on U.S.-made F-35s – and possibly more....
21:34, 06/17/2019

China says its Russia partnership is designed to blunt US ‘strategic edge’ China and Russia are being pushed into a closer geopolitical partnership by President Trump's foreign policy decisions, a diplomat in Beijing argued Thursday....
01:00, 06/07/2019

U.S. starts 'unwinding' Turkey from F-35 program over Russia defense deal The United States on Friday raised the stakes in its standoff with Turkey over Ankara's deal to acquire a Russian air defense system, laying out a plan to remove the NATO ally from the F-35 fighter jet program that includes immediately halting any ne...
03:17, 06/08/2019

Exclusive: U.S. will not accept more Turkish F-35 pilots over Russia defenses - sources The United States has decided to stop accepting any additional Turkish pilots who planned to come to the United States to train on F-35 fighter jets, U.S. officials say, in a clear sign of the escalating dispute over Ankara's plans to purchase Russia...
05:51, 06/07/2019

The US laid out its plan to kick Turkey out of the F-35 program if it buys Russia's S-400 Reuters The US has laid out a plan to kick Turkey out of the F-35 program over Ankara's purchase of Russia's S-400 air-defense system. The US has already said it would stop accepting Turkish pilots for F-35 training, which was one of the biggest sig...
02:34, 06/08/2019

Russia wants Tinder data — but info could be used to target LGBTQ2 users This month, the Russian Communications Oversight Agency added Tinder to the list of companies required to hand over information to the country's intelligence agencies....
21:00, 06/03/2019

Robert Mueller may testify about Russia investigation on May 15: House Democrat Robert Mueller and the House Judiciary Committee have "tentatively agreed" on a date for the special counsel to testify about the Russia investigation, according to Democrat David N. Cicilline....
18:51, 05/05/2019

Fire breaks out on gas pipeline in Russia's Urals region- Interfax A fire broke out on a major gas pipeline in the Urals region of Russia, Interfax news agency reported on Monday, citing an unnamed source in the emergency services....
21:17, 05/06/2019

U.S. Democrats head toward contempt citation for Barr over Russia report Congressional Democrats moved closer on Monday to citing Attorney General William Barr for contempt of Congress over his failure to hand over an unredacted version of the Mueller report, escalating a showdown with the White House....
22:00, 05/06/2019

Russia's Novak: many options for oil deal, including production rise Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Sunday that different options were available for the OPEC and non-OPEC oil output deal, including a rise in production in the second half of the year....
17:00, 05/19/2019

Russia says Syrian government forces halt fire in Idlib MOSCOW (AP) — Russia says Syrian government forces have unilaterally ceased fire in the northern Idlib province, the last major rebel stronghold. Fighting erupted in Idlib late last month, effectively shattering a cease-fire negotiated by Russia and ...
14:34, 05/19/2019

Dems accuse Trump of flouting Russia sanctions deadline The leaders of the House Foreign Affairs and Financial Services Committees are accusing the Trump administration of violating a law requiring a report on human rights abuses in Russia.Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.), the chairman of the Foreign Affairs pan...
22:34, 05/06/2019

Pompeo says he told Russia's Lavrov election interference is inappropriate U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he discussed concerns about interference in upcoming U.S. elections with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday and told him interference was "not appropriate."...
00:34, 05/07/2019

Ukraine says Russia starting 'gas war' with controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline Two Ukrainian gas officials say Russia is trying to start a "gas war" and isolate Ukraine by pushing for a controversial pipeline that would effectively bypass the country to deliver natural gas to Europe....
06:34, 05/08/2019

Russia: Washington’s ‘irresponsible behavior’ endangering Iran deal TEHRAN, Iran — Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says the situation surrounding the fate of the 2015 Iran nuclear accord has been complicated by “irresponsible behavior” from Washington. Lavrov is meeting with his Iranian counterpart...
16:51, 05/08/2019

Army looks to missile defense to counter new threats from Russia, China The United States has not had to worry about an enemy attacking with fighter aircrafts, drones, or advanced artillery for nearly 20 years. That won't be the case in a potential fight with China or Russia....
18:34, 05/08/2019

Forest fires blaze in eastern Russia, forcing evacuations Wildfires are blazing on about 58,000 hectares (145,000 acres) throughout the eastern reaches of Russia, threatening small villages and forcing the evacuation of children and senior citizens from at least one village...
15:17, 05/09/2019

Will Jointly Produce S-500s With Russia After Purchase Of S-400s: Turkey Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that the purchase of S-400 defence systems from Russia was a done deal, adding that Ankara would also jointly produce S-500 defence systems with......
23:34, 05/19/2019

UPDATE 1-Fire breaks out on gas pipeline in Russia's Urals region A fire broke out on a major gas pipeline in the Urals region of Russia, Interfax news agency reported on Monday, citing an unnamed source in the emergency services....
21:17, 05/06/2019

Venezuela turns to Russia, Cuba, China in health crisis Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government is increasingly turning to allies Cuba, China and Russia to offset a health crisis caused by U.S. sanctions, a minister said on Wednesday....
19:34, 05/22/2019

China, climate, Russia to dominate Pompeo Europe tour WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is energizing its campaign to counter China’s growing global influence as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo heads to Europe this week on a four-nation trip. The trip will also highlight disputes with Russ...
23:34, 05/05/2019

Trump says Special Counsel Mueller should not testify on Russia probe U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller should not testify in Congress about the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, after saying on Friday it was up to the Justice Departm...
23:51, 05/05/2019

Lightning Caused Deadly Plane Landing In Russia, Says Pilot The pilot of a Russian passenger plane that erupted in a ball of fire on the runway of Moscow's busiest airport, killing 41 people, said lightning led to the emergency landing....
12:34, 05/06/2019

The Latest: Russia Recovers 41 Bodies From Moscow Plane Fire MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the deadly plane fire at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport (all times local): 12:05 p.m. Russia’s transportation minister says 41 bodies have been recovered from the burned wreckage of an Aeroflot plane at Moscow&#...
13:17, 05/06/2019

Russia says it won't ground Sukhoi plane despite fatal crash-landing Russia sees no reason to ground its domestically-produced Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft despite one of the planes bursting into flames during a crash-landing and killing 41 people, the country's transport minister said on Monday....
17:00, 05/06/2019

Gaetz says 'most compelling' evidence in the Trump-Russia probe could be days away Florida congressman Matt Gaetz revealed Monday night that "most compelling" evidence in the Trump-Russia collusion investigation is days, if not weeks away. According to Rep. Gaetz, R-Fla., secret unreleased transcripts involving former Trump aide Ge...
08:00, 05/21/2019

Mark Meadows: Declassification of Russia investigation docs ‘right around the corner’ Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., said on Monday that the declassification of key documents related to the Russia investigation is "right around the corner."...
04:34, 05/21/2019

Journalists quit Russia's leading business daily over report Leading journalists at Russia's main business daily newspaper say they have been forced to quit over an article that predicted the resignation of the speaker of the country's upper house of parliament....
17:00, 05/20/2019

Pompeo: Russia is "aggressive" in Arctic, China's work there also needs watching U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday that Russia is behaving aggressively in the Arctic and China's actions there had to be watched closely as well, amid growing divisions in the polar region over global warming and access to minerals....
18:51, 05/06/2019

Schiff subpoenas Barr for counterintelligence information from Russia probe House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff issued a subpoena Wednesday to the Justice Department for "counterintelligence and foreign intelligence" from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation....
18:17, 05/09/2019

Donald Trump "Very Surprised" After Son Called To Testify In Russia Probe US President Donald Trump rushed to his son's defence Thursday, saying he was "very surprised" by a Senate panel's order that Donald Trump Jr testify as part of its investigation into Russia election......
23:51, 05/09/2019

Russia's Covert Tactics Aim to Alienate Ukraine's Western Neighbors Russia’s efforts to keep Ukraine in its orbit have included invasions, targeted assassinations and economic coercion. Less prominently, Moscow has directed a clandestine campaign of vandalism and hate crimes aimed at spoiling Ukraine’s relations with...
18:00, 05/17/2019

Callum Johnson: ‘Yarde does have a chance of beating Kovalev in Russia’ 'All the top fighters are monsters,' Callum Johnson tells Matt Bevan as he looks for another world title shot himself The post Callum Johnson: ‘Yarde does have a chance of beating Kovalev in Russia’ appeared first on Boxing News....
16:00, 05/15/2019

Mike Pompeo Tells Russia: Don't Meddle In Next US Presidential Election U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Russia on Tuesday that Washington would brook no interference in the 2020 U.S. presidential election and wanted Moscow to take action to show there would be no......
10:00, 05/15/2019

Florida Governor Says 'NDA' Prevents Him From Naming Counties Hacked by Russia Russian hackers breached the election systems of two Florida counties back in 2016, the state’s governor, Ron DeSantis, told reporters at a press conference Tuesday. As for which counties, he wouldn’t, or couldn’t, say.Read more......
06:51, 05/15/2019

Watchdog group counts 12 arrests at Russia cathedral protest MOSCOW (AP) — A group that monitors police actions and political repression in Russia says at least 12 people have been detained in Russia’s fourth-largest city while protesting plans to start construction of a cathedral in a city park. Hundred...
01:51, 05/15/2019

Russia, Belarus, transport companies to hold talks on contaminated oil Officials from Russia, Belarus and several companies are set to hold talks on Tuesday in Bratislava to discuss what can be done to get Russian oil flowing via the Druzhba pipeline again after the contamination problems, Belarus state oil company said...
12:00, 05/14/2019

Turkey, Russia discuss reducing tension in Syria's Idlib Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar and his Russian counterpart discussed by phone developments in Syria's Idlib province and measures to reduce tension in the area, the Turkish Defense Ministry said on Tuesday....
14:17, 05/14/2019

Kremlin says Russia's Putin is open to meeting Trump at G20 if asked Russian President Vladimir Putin is open to a new meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump if Moscow receives a formal proposal for such an encounter, a Kremlin aide said on Tuesday after Putin held talks with U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo....
00:51, 05/15/2019

U.S. senators offer bill targeting Russia-Germany pipeline A group of Republican and Democratic U.S. senators introduced legislation on Tuesday seeking sanctions targeting the Nord Stream 2, a planned gas pipeline from Russia to Germany under fire from the United States and some European Union countries....
00:51, 05/15/2019

Pompeo aiming to improve Russia relations during Sochi meeting Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday in the sunny Black Sea resort of Sochi that they were prepared to improve relations and find areas of mutual cooperation. Lavrov told the top US diplomat – who als...
17:51, 05/14/2019

Trump applauds Barr’s decision to scrutinize Russia probe President Trump on Tuesday said he was in the dark about his attorney general’s appointment of a federal prosecutor to scrutinize the origins of the Justice Department’s Russia probe — but that he welcomed the news. “I didn’t ask him to do that. I di...
00:00, 05/15/2019

Anthony Yarde set for ultimate test against Sergey Kovalev in Russia 'It says a lot about Anthony Yarde,' promoter Frank Warren says. 'He’s a fighter and he’s a fighting man' The post Anthony Yarde set for ultimate test against Sergey Kovalev in Russia appeared first on Boxing News....
21:34, 05/09/2019

Arms control a top issue at Russia-US talks Tuesday in Sochi U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's first trip to Russia is scheduled to start Tuesday in Black Sea coastal city of Sochi, where he and Russian Foreign Minister are sitting down for talks and then having a joint meeting with President Vladimir Puti...
01:34, 05/14/2019

Russia, Ukraine naval dispute lands before sea tribunal in Hamburg Last November, Russia seized three Ukrainian navy ships and captured dozens of sailors, sparking outrage in Ukraine. The case is now being heard at a UN sea tribunal in Hamburg, but Russia has vowed not to show....
15:00, 05/10/2019

Council of Europe pushes to break impasse on Russia's membership Berlin, Paris and Moscow have signaled they are ready to compromise to keep Russia in the Council of Europe (CoE). Russia's voting rights in the watchdog body were suspended after the annexation of Crimea....
10:17, 05/17/2019

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo traveling to Russia next week Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin and foreign minister Sergey Lavrov next week during a trip to Sochi, Russia, the State Department announced Friday....
16:51, 05/10/2019

Russia's Putin scores eight goals in all-star hockey game Russian President Vladimir Putin hit the ice on Friday in a hockey game in which he showed off his puck-handling skills and scored eight goals -- a display that reinforced his image as a man of action....
00:17, 05/11/2019

Turkey denies scrapping Russia missile deal after US pressure Turkey has been under pressure from the United States to walk away from a deal with Russia to buy its S-400 air defense system. The US fears that the deal could undermine the NATO military alliance....
13:51, 05/11/2019

CIA and FBI helping Barr to investigate origins of Trump-Russia inquiry Trump: ‘I am so proud that he is looking into it. It’s great’Review to examine intelligence and surveillance methodsThe US attorney general is stepping up inquiries into the origins of the Russia investigation, working with intelligence chiefs to see...
05:34, 05/15/2019

Pompeo to hold talks on Iran in Brussels en route to Russia U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will cancel the Moscow leg of his Russia trip, but will meet President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in the Black Sea resort of Sochi as planned on Tuesday, a State Department official said....
07:00, 05/13/2019

Inside the Team: Russia stars at the Kazan Volleyball Centre "We take a look Inside the Team with Russia by following their stars around the Kazan Volleyball Centre. Get a feel for what it takes to play at this level."...
16:34, 05/16/2019

Organic chloride in oil at Russia's Novorossiisk is rising, within limits: sources The levels of organic chloride in oil loadings from the Black Sea port of Novorossiisk have been on the rise since early May, but stayed within the allowed limit, according to three industry sources and documents reviewed by Reuters on Monday....
19:17, 05/13/2019

Many in media wanted Trump-Russia case to be 'next Watergate': Joe Concha Many in the mainstream media wanted Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation to result in a scandal similar to Watergate, reporter Joe Concha of the Hill said Wednesday night on Fox News' "Hannity."...
05:51, 05/16/2019

Putin says he senses Trump genuinely wants to repair U.S.- Russia ties President Vladimir Putin told U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday that he sensed that U.S. President Donald Trump genuinely wanted to repair battered relations between Russia and the United States....
21:34, 05/14/2019

UN court: Russia must free 3 detained Ukraine ships, sailors A U.N. maritime tribunal has ruled that Russia must release three Ukrainian naval vessels captured by Russia in November and release 24 detained sailors...
15:34, 05/25/2019

Russia demands Kosovo release detained Russian U.N. worker: RIA Russia's embassy in Serbia on Tuesday demanded that Kosovo immediately release a detained Russian national working at a United Nations mission in Kosovo, the RIA news agency reported....
14:00, 05/28/2019

Russia put nuclear missiles in Venezuela, Rep. Diaz-Balart suggests Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., appeared on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” and made a case for backing opposition to disputed Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and suggested that Russia had installed nuclear missiles in the South American nation....
07:00, 05/01/2019

Russia's Transneft completes planned maintenance at Druzhba pipeline Russia's oil pipeline monopoly Transneft said on Tuesday it had completed the scheduled maintenance at Kuibyshev - Unecha-2 section of the Druzhba oil pipeline. (Reporting by Maria Grabar Writing by Anton Kolodyazhnyy Editing by Maria Kiselyova)...
09:00, 04/30/2019

Russia's Yandex says it's learning lessons from Lyft for its own ride-hailing IPO Russian tech giant Yandex is still planning an initial public offering for its ride-hailing business, and it's not been deterred by Lyft's struggling stock, according to a top exec....
19:34, 04/28/2019

Russian Woman Who Sought U.S.-Russia Backchannel Gets 18-Month Sentence Maria Butina, the Russian woman who used gun-rights advocacy to establish ties with the National Rifle Association and attempt to influence U.S. policy in favor of the Kremlin, was sentenced to 18 months in prison....
20:34, 04/28/2019

Russia launches new nuclear-powered icebreaker in bid to open up Arctic Russia is overhauling ports as it readies for more traffic via Northern Sea Route due to warmer climate cycles Russia launched a nuclear-powered icebreaker on Saturday, part of an ambitious programme to renew and expand its fleet of the vessels in or...
11:51, 05/26/2019

UN tribunal rules Russia must release detained Ukrainian sailors Russian authorities must release the 24 Ukrainian sailors who were captured last year after entering the Kerch Strait, a United Nations maritime tribunal has ruled....
06:00, 05/26/2019

Syrian rebels say goal of Russia's Idlib assault is to take highways Syrian rebels backed by Turkey said on Monday that Moscow and its Syrian government ally were trying to wrest control of two major highways in their last enclave in the northwest of the country in a bid to shore up Syria's sanction-hit economy....
03:51, 05/06/2019

Russia, eyeing Arctic future, launches nuclear icebreaker Russia launched a nuclear-powered icebreaker on Saturday, part of an ambitious program to renew and expand its fleet of the vessels in order to improve its ability to tap the Arctic's commercial potential....
17:17, 05/25/2019

Donald Trump declassifies docs on Russia probe origins President Trump says he will declassify "millions of pages" of documents related to the origins of the Russia investigation. Leaving Friday for Japan, Trump said the probe was a "hoax" and an "attempted coup" and he wants to know how it started. (May...
03:17, 05/25/2019

UN court: Russia must free detained Ukraine ships, sailors A U.N. maritime tribunal has ruled that Russia must release three Ukrainian naval vessels captured by Russia in November and release 24 detained sailors....
14:00, 05/25/2019

Collecting the Bizarre Homemade Cars of Russia's Soviet Past For most Soviet citizens, buying a new car was financially impossible. To put things in perspective, Alexander Petrovych (who built one of the cars you’ll see here) made a monthly salary of 140 rubles in the 1970s. At the time, a new Lada cost 6,030 ...
22:51, 04/30/2019

Russia must release detained Ukrainian sailors: maritime tribunal Moscow must release 24 sailors who were aboard three Ukrainian vessels it intercepted in November as they crossed a strait between Russian-annexed Crimea and southern Russia, an international maritime tribunal said on Saturday....
17:17, 05/25/2019

Putin says contaminated oil pipeline scandal has hurt Russia's image President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that a contaminated oil pipeline scandal had seriously damaged Russia's economic interests and image and demanded that the system regulating the quality of oil be improved....
15:51, 04/30/2019

Norway thinks it captured a Beluga whale that was spying for Russia Russia may be resorting to more unconventional methods of espionage these days, dragooning Mother Nature into helping the country extend its spying capabilities. That’s what Norway officials think, at any rate, after the capture of a Beluga wha...
12:00, 05/02/2019

Russia launches sub that will carry doomsday nuke drone torpedo SEVERODVINSK, RUSSIA - APRIL 23, 2019: The Belgorod nuclear-powered submarine (Special Project 09852), during the launching ceremony, that carries Poseidon strategic underwater drones. (Photo by Oleg Kuleshov/TASS via Getty Images) ...
14:17, 05/02/2019

Sarah Sanders: Russia investigation is over, 'time for Democrats to move on' White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders assailed Democrats on Thursday for "outrageous questioning" on Wednesday of Attorney General Wiliam Barr at a House Judiciary Committee hearing the day before....
21:34, 05/02/2019

US routs France, Russia shuts out Austria at hockey worlds KOSICE, Slovakia (AP) — The United States rebounded from an upset loss to Slovakia in the opening game at the ice hockey world championship by routing France 7-1 on Sunday. After losing 4-1 to the host, the U.S. was not ready for another upset. Alex ...
16:34, 05/12/2019

Trump appears at odds with aides over Russia’s role in Venezuela WASHINGTON – President Trump spoke by phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday and said Putin was “not looking” to get involved in Venezuela, days after America’s top diplomat blamed Russia for helping keep dictator Nicolas Maduro ...
01:51, 05/04/2019

Putin and Kim Jong Un will meet in Russia on Thursday, says state news Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will meet for the first time in Russia on Thursday, according to state news agencies in the country....
18:17, 04/28/2019

Russia-Belarus talks to prepare for PMs' meeting on oil: Kozak aide Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak will meet Belarusian counterpart Igor Lyashenko on Thursday to coordinate energy issues before their respective prime ministers meet to discuss the contaminated oil on the Druzhba pipeline, an aide for Kozak...
10:00, 05/23/2019

Discussing Three-Way Nuclear Deal With Russia, China: Donald Trump U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday following his call with Russian President Vladimir Putin that Moscow and Washington were discussing a nuclear deal that would reduce the number of weapons....
22:34, 05/03/2019

Ex-U.S. marine held by Russia on spying charge complains of threats A former U.S. Marine held in Moscow on suspicion of spying said on Friday he had been threatened by a Russian investigator and harassed in custody, accusations that added to strains in U.S.-Russian relations....
19:51, 05/24/2019

Amid growing tensions with Russia, Poland says it's going to buy 32 F-35 fighter jets U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman R. Alex Durbin Poland's defense minister says his country will buy 32 F-35A fighters to replace Soviet-era jets. Warsaw is one of a number of European countries bulking up its defenses amid heightened tensions with...
22:34, 05/28/2019

President Trump Retweets 60 Comments About Russia Probe, China Trade STERLING, Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump is taking jabs at Democrats for pursuing the Russia probe. Before heading to his golf club in Virginia, he re-tweeted 60 comments siding with him on that and other issues. He mused on rocky trade tal...
20:34, 05/11/2019

Venezuela: Competing US, Russia resolutions fail to pass in Security Council The second meeting of the week on the situation in Venezuela, took place in the UN Security Council on Thursday, during which competing resolutions produced by the United States and by Russia were presented. Neither text was adopted as the US draft w...
18:34, 04/28/2019

Coast Guard plans to add resources in Arctic to counter Russia, China The U.S. Coast Guard wants to add resources to the Arctic because "dramatic changes in the physical environment" of the region have allowed China and Russia to become more competitive there....
18:17, 04/28/2019

| Putin says Russia prepared to drop START nuclear arms treaty President Vladimir Putin says Russia was prepared to drop a nuclear weapons treaty with the US and warned of "global catastrophe" if Washington keeps dismantling an international arms control regime....
07:34, 06/07/2019

UN rights chief ‘deeply concerned’ over Jehovah’s Witness sentencing in Russia The sentencing in Russia of a Danish Jehovah’s Witness on Thursday to six years in prison on charges of “organising the activity of a banned extremist organisation” has been described as a “dangerous precedent” by the UN human rights chief....
18:17, 04/28/2019

Russia probes alleged vote-rigging on child reality show A Russian state television network has hired a cybersecurity firm to verify the integrity of votes cast during the finale of a popular children’s singing competition...
23:17, 04/29/2019