TOPNEWSBYUSA.COM: Top News and Analysis 2019-07-14 14:51

Georgia's President Salome Zurabishvili: 'We are used to tension with Russia'

In a DW interview, Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili spoke about tension with Russia caused by protests on the streets of Tbilisi, and her country's wish to put the ...

Georgia's President Salome Zurabishvili: 'We are used to tension with Russia'

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Chinese President Xi to visit North Korea amid Hong Kong protests, tension with US Chinese President Xi Jinping will be traveling to North Korea for a state visit – the first in 14 years by a Chinese leader, state media said Monday....
2019-06-17 16:17

Georgia president: 'Russia is our enemy' The president of Georgia has accused Russia of meddling in its internal affairs and stirring anger that led to protesters attempting to storm the Georgian parliament on Thursday....
2019-06-22 00:34

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....
2019-06-05 18:51

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....
2019-05-30 22:00

American Charged With Spying in Russia Appeals to President Trump to Help Him (MOSCOW) — An American man kept behind bars in Russia on spying charges on Thursday appealed to U.S. President Donald Trump for help. Paul Whelan was arrested in a hotel room in Moscow at the end of December and charged with espionage, which ca...
2019-06-20 18:34

Ukraine's president says ready to meet Russia's Putin in Minsk Ukraine's new president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, said on Monday he was ready to meet Russian leader Vladimir Putin in Minsk for talks that he said should also involve Germany, Britain, the United States and France....
2019-07-08 15:34

President Trump Tweets That Russia Helped Him Get Elected, Then Quickly Backtracks (WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump blasted special counsel Robert Mueller on Thursday, calling him a “never Trumper” who led a biased investigation on Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and failed to investigate his...
2019-05-30 17:17

President Trump Responds to President Carter’s Attacks on His Legitimacy: ‘He Was a Terrible President’ WASHINGTON — Donald Trump on Saturday dismissed former President Jimmy Carter’s swipe at the legitimacy of his presidency, calling it nothing more than a “Democrat talking point,” while offering his own digs at the 94-year-old...
2019-06-29 17:00

UK says it does not want to increase tension with Iran Britain is not seeking to escalate the situation with Iran, foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said on Friday, as tensions continue between London and Tehran over a seized Iranian tanker and the passage of vessels through the Strait of Hormuz....
2019-07-12 14:34

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: ...
2019-05-29 00:00

Russia to suspend Georgian airlines flights to Russia from July 8 Russia will suspend passenger flights of Georgian airlines to Russia, the Transport Ministry said on Saturday following an outbreak of unrest in Tbilisi triggered by the visit of a Russian lawmaker....
2019-06-22 18:51

Tension flares between Roma, extremists in Hungary Several hundred radical nationalists, including hard-line extremists, protested in a small town in eastern Hungary on Tuesday against what they call “Roma crime”....
2019-05-22 05:17

Oil jumps 5% on Iran tension, potential U.S. fed rate cut Oil soared more than 5% on Thursday after Iran shot down a U.S. military drone, raising fears of a military confrontation between Tehran and Washington....
2019-06-21 00:51

Why US-Iran tension won’t spoil summer jaunts If you don’t think the oil and gasoline industry has changed dramatically, consider this. Tensions in the Middle East have risen sharply in recent months to a point where the US and Iran are continually threatening each other. Iran shoots down a US d...
2019-07-05 08:34

Japan’s Abe heads to Iran in hopes to help ease tension TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has headed to Iran on a closely watched trip, saying he hoped to help ease tension in the Middle East. Abe told reporters Wednesday that he wants to do as much as he could to secure peace and stabi...
2019-06-12 09:17

METALS-Copper falls further as trade tension flares Copper prices in both London and Shanghai fell on Thursday on fears of a prolonged Sino-U.S. trade dispute, despite signs of demand picking up in China and a possible supply disruption....
2019-05-30 10:17

Japan PM to visit Iran in effort to mediate tension with US TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s government spokesman says Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Iran in an effort to reduce tensions between Tehran and Washington. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Thursday that Abe’s trip will be the first...
2019-06-06 16:51

Iran, U.S. tension is a "clash of wills": Guards commander The standoff between Iran and the United States is a "clash of wills", a senior commander of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guards said on Thursday, suggesting any enemy "adventurism" would meet a crushing response, Fars news agency reported. ...
2019-05-23 14:51

Gold Hits Three-Month High on Trade Tension Gold prices climbed to the highest level in more than three months on Monday, lifted by ongoing trade tensions and concerns about the global economy....
2019-06-03 20:17

US may deploy thousands more troops amid Iran tension The Pentagon is considering a request to send thousands more troops to the Middle East as relations worsen, unnamed officials say. Meanwhile, Iran's supreme leader said he foresaw the demise of American civilization....
2019-05-23 06:17

UPDATE 1-China says will respond if U.S. escalates trade tension China will respond firmly if the United States insists on escalating trade tensions, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump said further tariffs were ready to kick in if no deal was reached at June's G20 summit....
2019-06-11 10:34

Germany calls for de-escalation of 'explosive' Iran-U.S. tension Confrontation between Washington and Tehran is now "explosive" and could lead to military escalation, Germany's foreign minister said on Monday, becoming the most senior Western official to visit Iran since a war of words erupted last month....
2019-06-10 14:51

Tension in Hong Kong on eve of anniversary of China handover Pro- and anti-government demonstrators rally, with mass protest planned on MondayThousands of pro-government protesters have rallied outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong as tensions rose on the eve of what is expected to be Hong Kong’s fo...
2019-06-30 20:34

Iran says it will respond firmly to any U.S. threat as tension spikes Iran said on Saturday it would respond firmly to any U.S. threat against it, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported, amid escalating tension between Tehran and Washington over the shooting down of an unmanned U.S. drone by the Islamic Republic...
2019-06-22 16:17

Tension developing in Aretha Franklin's will dispute: report A fight is emerging over whether a son of Aretha Franklin could be put in charge of the late singer's estate after a 2014 handwritten will was found under cushions in her suburban Detroit home....
2019-06-18 16:17

Japan’s PM warns ‘accidental conflict’ is possible amid U.S., Iran tension Abe’s trip is the highest-level effort yet to de-escalate the crisis as Tehran appears poised to break the 2015 nuclear deal it struck with world powers, an accord that the Trump administration pulled out of last year....
2019-06-13 05:00

James Harden-Chris Paul tension is good for Rockets: GM The ongoing tension between Houston Rockets stars Chris Paul and James Harden is apparently of no concern to general manager Daryl Morey. While speaking in an interview with ESPN Radio’s Golic & Wingo on Monday after ESPN posted a scathing article th...
2019-06-18 02:34

Tension between Iran, U.S. has implications for Canadian troops in Iraq: analysts The escalating tensions in the Persian Gulf between Iran and the United States have implications for the future safety of Canadian troops in Iraq, analysts suggested Monday....
2019-07-09 02:51

Trade Tension Deals Tractor Makers a Fresh Blow U.S. farm-equipment makers already contending with a five-year downturn in the agricultural economy face new threats from the U.S. trade spat with China and higher costs for steel and components used to build their machines because of tariffs....
2019-05-27 21:51

Tehran, US Tension A "Clash Of Wills", Says Iran Guard Official The standoff between Iran and the United States is a "clash of wills", a senior commander of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guards said on Thursday, suggesting any enemy "adventurism" would meet a......
2019-05-23 15:51

Iran gears up for high-stakes diplomacy amid tension with US ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As its nuclear deal with world powers unravels amid heightened tensions with the U.S., Iran will see a week of high-stakes diplomacy capped by the first visit of a Japanese prime minister to Tehran since the 197...
2019-06-09 18:00

China detains another Canadian citizen amid diplomatic tension A Canadian citizen has been detained in China, Canada's government has said. It comes amid a period of tense diplomatic relations between the two countries after the arrest last year of a Hauwei executive in Vancouver....
2019-07-14 02:34

Pompeo likely to calm tension with India before expected Trump-Modi talks U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will try to soothe increasing friction with India over trade, data flows and arms from Russia during a visit next week and instead focus on strategic ties between the two big democracies, officials said....
2019-06-21 19:00

The Latest: Acting Defense boss steps down amid Iran tension WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan’s decision to step down (all times local): 8 p.m. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan is citing a “painful” family situation as he steps down from the p...
2019-06-19 02:51

U.S. to deploy 1,000 additional troops to Middle East as tension with Iran escalates Fears of a confrontation between Iran and the United States have mounted since last Thursday when two oil tankers were attacked, more than a year after President Donald Trump announced Washington was withdrawing from a 2015 nuclear deal....
2019-06-18 03:34

3 Elephants Die After Touching High-Tension Electric Wire In West Bengal Three elephants died after coming in contact with a sagging high-tension electric wire in West Bengal's Jhargram district early Wednesday, a forest department official said....
2019-07-10 15:51

| Taiwan and US officials hold rare meeting amid China tension Senior national security officials from the United States and Taiwan have held their first meeting in four decades this month, with the aim of deepening cooperation, the government in Taipei has said....
2019-05-28 03:17

Oil rises to $69 as Mideast tension and supply cuts offset trade concerns Oil rose to about $69 a barrel on Monday, supported by Middle East tensions and OPEC-led supply cuts, though concern over the U.S.-China trade dispute and global economy capped gains....
2019-05-27 19:00

Iranian hackers wage cyber campaign against U.S. amid ongoing tension Tensions spiked this past week after Iran shot down an unmanned U.S. drone -- an incident that nearly led to a U.S. military strike against Iran Thursday evening....
2019-06-22 19:17

Turkey sees political tension after Erdogan's opposition wins in Istanbul The opposition candidate for mayor of Istanbul celebrated a landmark win Sunday in a closely watched repeat election that ended weeks of political tension and broke the long hold President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s party had on leading Turkey’s largest ...
2019-06-24 03:51

Japan's Abe warns of armed conflict amid soaring U.S.-Iran tension Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe warned of unintended clashes in the crisis-hit Middle East after meeting the Iranian president in Tehran on Wednesday, amid a brewing confrontation between Iran and the United States....
2019-06-12 23:17

Taiwan and U.S. security officials hold rare meeting amid China tension Senior national security officials from the United States and Taiwan have met to deepen cooperation, the government in Taipei said, the first such meeting in four decades that came amid tense relations between the United States and China....
2019-05-27 08:17

Pete Buttigieg returns to South Bend amid tension over police shooting Mayor will attend peace walk and event for Eric LoganDemocratic candidate faces questions over race relationsPete Buttigieg returned to South Bend on Saturday to attend events in memory of Eric Logan, an African American man shot dead by a white poli...
2019-06-29 21:34

| Tension in Tiananmen Square | Trump in UK: WATCH the top World news videos for today Heavy security for flag-raising ceremony in Tiananmen Square | Donald Trump UK state visit: Day one round-up; here are the top World news videos for today. WATCH....
2019-06-04 06:51

Canadian navy ships sailed through Taiwan strait amid tension with China China's Defence Ministry said on Thursday that Canadian navy ships sailed through the Strait of Taiwan, which separates self-ruled Taiwan from China, an act that could inflame already bad bilateral relations....
2019-06-28 00:34

Iran's Elite Defense Force Finds New Funding Sources as Tension Rises With U.S. Iran’s top paramilitary force is maintaining support for armed groups in the Middle East and finding new sources of funding, defying U.S. efforts to curb its activities abroad as tensions between Washington and Tehran soar following fresh attacks in ...
2019-06-17 08:17

Pentagon briefing drought nears 1-year mark amid Iran tension Celebrities such as Gene Simmons and Gerard Butler have showed up in the briefing room, but Pentagon spokespeople haven't briefed on camera since May 2018....
2019-05-29 14:34

Trade tension: Apple warns Chinese tariffs would reduce its contribution to U.S. economy In a letter to the U.S. Trade Representative, Apple said proposed Chinese tariffs would impact all the major products it sells, from iPhones to Macs.       ...
2019-06-20 19:17

Soldier killed as Syria, Israel exchange fire amid heightened regional tension Israel, in a rare statement acknowledging firing into Syria, said it was responding to an anti-aircraft fire from Syria against one of its combat planes....
2019-05-28 04:17

Navy Officers Board Indian Crude Oil Carriers Amid Persian Gulf Tension With the distinct possibility of a military conflict between the United States and Iran, the Indian Navy is set to embark officers and sailors onboard Indian crude oil carriers which enter and exit......
2019-06-21 15:17

Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez’s ‘tension’ may prevent the couple ‘from ever making it down the aisle’: source Trouble may be brewing in Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez’s relationship and it seems the A-list couple has a chink in their armor that may prevent them from ever tying the knot, Fox News has learned....
2019-07-03 14:51

Amid Gulf Tension, Navy Deploys Warship To Ensure Indian Vessels' Safety Amid rising tensions between the US and Iran as well as recent incidents related to maritime security, the Navy has deployed its warships in the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf to reassure the......
2019-06-20 23:51

Amidst ‘high political tension’, UN chief appeals to G20 leaders for stronger commitment to climate action, economic cooperation  The annual G20 summit of leaders from the largest and fastest-growing economies, got underway on Friday in Osaka, Japan, against a backdrop of what UN Secretary-General António Guterres described as “a moment of high political tension”....
2019-06-28 18:17

Mark Levin: President Trump 'the most abused president in American history' "Life, Liberty & Levin" host Mark Levin unloaded on Democrats Wednesday night and called President Trump the "most abused president in American history."...
2019-05-23 09:51

French President Macron Gave President Trump a ‘Friendship Tree’ Last Year. It Is Now Dead French President Emmanuel Macron has confirmed the “friendship tree” he presented as a gift to the White House last year has died, and that a replacement is on the way. President Donald Trump and Macron originally planted the European ses...
2019-06-13 02:17

President Trump Says He’ll Raise China Tariffs If President Xi Won’t Meet at G-20 President Donald Trump threatened to raise tariffs on China again if President Xi Jinping doesn’t meet with him at the upcoming Group of 20 summit in Japan. Trump told reporters at the White House on Monday that he could impose tariffs of 25%, ...
2019-06-11 03:34

'I'll knock you the (expletive) out, bro!' Mets' Jason Vargas charges reporter as tension mounts Things got heated between Mets manager Mickey Callaway and a reporter. A charging Jason Vargas - held back by teammates - escalated the situation.       ...
2019-06-24 01:51

Russia's Ozon may consider IPO in two years - CEO Russian online retailer Ozon may consider an initial public offering (IPO) in two years once it has increased its share of the Russian e-commerce market, boosted sales growth and improved infrastructure, its chief executive said....
2019-06-06 19:51

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.        ...
2019-06-08 05:00

Russia Fast Facts See CNN's Russia Fast Facts for a look at the Russian Federation, which is the largest country in the world, covering more than one-ninth of the earth's land area....
2019-07-15 21:01

Will Russia splash rainy day cash? The Russian economy is crawling along at a low rate of growth, with oil prices insufficient to boost state revenues. But, an oil price rise raises the prospect of Moscow delving into its oil funds to boost growth....
2019-07-01 11:00

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....
2019-06-07 13:00

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...
2019-06-06 14:00

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....
2019-06-08 05:51

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....
2019-06-14 21:51

Russia cut oil output by 278,000 bpd in June: Ifax Russia cut its oil output in June by an average of 278,000 barrels per day from levels seen last October, Interfax news agency cited Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak as saying on Monday....
2019-07-01 16:51

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 ...
2019-06-07 16:17

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...
2019-06-14 10:34

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....
2019-06-14 07:51

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 ...
2019-06-07 22:51

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....
2019-06-16 12:34

Russia’s Wealth of Archaeological Wonders The treasures and ancient mysteries of Russia provide evidence of vital stages in not only human evolution, but the very origins of life on planet earth. ...
2019-07-13 04:00

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....
2019-06-09 21:51

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)        ...
2019-06-03 23:34

| Russia launches space telescope Russia has launched a space telescope from the cosmodrome in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, a joint project with Germany intended to replace one it lost in January....
2019-07-14 09:34

Putin says Russia, US looking into new nuclear talks American and Russian diplomats are preparing the ground for possible nuclear disarmament talks, Russia's Vladimir Putin has said at a G20 summit in Osaka. The two sides suspended the key INF treaty earlier this year....
2019-06-30 00:34

Russia Says It Won't Increase Presence in Venezuela Russia said it had rotated a group of weapons specialists in Venezuela and emphasized that it didn’t intend to increase its military presence in the country....
2019-06-27 23:51

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,...
2019-05-31 19:51

Putin says Russia will do all it can to improve ties with U.S. Russia's president said on Saturday that Moscow would do all it could to improve relations with the United States that have been strained by years of diplomatic conflicts over Ukraine and alleged Russian meddling in U.S. elections....
2019-06-29 12:00

NATO and Russia: Maneuvers and countermaneuvers on 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. Andrew Lewis spoke to DW about NATO's objectives....
2019-06-14 17:17

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....
2019-05-25 00:34

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...
2019-06-06 05:34

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....
2019-06-14 20:17

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. Andrew Lewis spoke to DW about NATO's objectives....
2019-06-14 20:17

Venezuela says Russia debt restructuring not on the agenda - RIA Venezuela's oil minister said on Thursday that the restructuring of his country's debt to Russia was not on the agenda, the RIA news agency reported....
2019-06-06 13:51

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....
2019-05-29 23:34

UK's May tells Putin that Russia must end 'irresponsible activity' British Prime Minister Theresa May told Vladimir Putin on Friday Russia must end its "irresponsible and destabilizing activity" if relations between the two countries, soured the poisoning of a former Russian spy on British soil, were to improve....
2019-06-28 17:17

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....
2019-06-13 23:51

Israel says Russia behind GPS failures at Ben Gurion Airport Israeli officials on Thursday accused Russia of being behind mysterious GPS disruptions affecting flights around Ben Gurion Airport, according to reports. The GPS signal used by pilots to navigate the airspace around the airport near Tel Aviv has bee...
2019-06-27 21:34

Russia frees first captive whales after outcry Russia released two killer whales and six beluga whales back into the wild on Thursday, the first group of almost 100 whales whose capture in the Far East last year caused an international outcry....
2019-06-27 22:00

Russia to free captive whales from 'jail' Russia is to begin freeing a small group of beluga whales and orcas held in a cramped pen, which some have dubbed "whale jail," in the country's far eastern coast....
2019-06-21 17:34

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...
2019-05-30 06:17

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....
2019-06-06 18:34

Japan, Russia accuse each other of military buildups TOKYO (AP) — 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. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a jo...
2019-05-30 16:01

Swalwell: 'We're breaking up with Russia and making up with NATO' Rep. Eric Swalwell said if he becomes president, his first act for his foreign policy would be to cut ties with Russia and to come back into the fold with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization....
2019-06-28 08:17

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...
2019-06-02 13:34

Aunt detained over beating of girl in Russia A seven-year-old has been flown to Moscow for emergency surgery after authorities in the Caucasus found serious injuries on the girl's body. Officials suspect the child's aunt of beating the girl in her care....
2019-07-06 15:51

Russia to release 100 illegally captured whales Russian officials have launched an operation to release nearly 100 illegally captured whales whose confinement in Russia’s far east has become a rallying cry for environmentalists...
2019-06-20 14:00

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...
2019-06-04 02:00

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....
2019-06-17 19:17

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...
2019-05-27 17:17

Russia proposes prisoner swap with U.S.: Ifax Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov called on the United States on Monday to free Russian pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko and exchange him for any American national held in Russia, Interfax news agency reported....
2019-07-01 15:51

Opec weighs up the risks if Russia goes it alone on prices Vladimir Putin may relish his place at the table in Vienna but he will be tempted to cash in on rising pricesThe Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) will meet this week in Vienna under a familiar pretext: to act as stewards of oil ma...
2019-06-30 19:34

Russia’s Sovereign Internet Bill explained Imagine if the internet as you knew it disappeared overnight? How would people react if all their favorite sites and services were suddenly inaccessible? While this may be a bit of an over exaggeration, Russia’s Sovereign Internet Bill could p...
2019-06-04 18:51

New OPEC-Russia Pact on Oil Cuts Could Last Well Into 2020 OPEC and its Russia-led allies are likely to extend their deal to cut output by nine months, Saudi’s energy minister said, a sign that some major crude-producing countries are concerned about the possibility of shrinking demand....
2019-07-01 10:17

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....
2019-06-18 16:17

| 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....
2019-06-03 23:51

British PM May could meet Russia's Putin at G20: The Times Prime Minister Theresa May is considering a face-to-face meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at this month's G20 summit in Japan in an effort to begin a thaw in relations before a new British leader comes to power, The Times newspaper repor...
2019-06-17 08:51

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....
2019-05-29 12:34

Chinese leader arrives in Russia for talks MOSCOW (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping has arrived in Russia for talks with President Vladimir Putin. Xi arrived in Moscow on Wednesday morning for a visit affirming the increasingly close relationship between the two former Cold War communist ri...
2019-06-05 14:51

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....
2019-05-29 16:17

Vladimir Putin Says Russia Will Do All It Can To Improve Ties With US Russia's president said on Saturday that Moscow would do all it could to improve relations with the United States that have been strained by years of diplomatic conflicts over Ukraine and accusations......
2019-06-29 15:00

Russia's MTS and China's Huawei sign agreement on 5G Russia's top mobile phone operator MTS and China's Huawei signed an agreement on Wednesday to develop 5G technology in Russia and to hold test launches this year and in 2020....
2019-06-05 17:34

Trump Admits to Russia ‘Helping Me to 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....
2019-05-30 15:51

OPEC, Russia Formalize Cooperation Pact OPEC sealed a long-term cooperation pact with Russia, extending a partnership set up two years ago to fight a surge of U.S. oil that has upset the cartel’s pricing power, OPEC officials said....
2019-07-02 15:00

Russia's Siberia hit by worst flooding in a century Heavy rainfall has flooded dozens of villages in Russia's southeastern Siberia, leaving at least 14 people dead and 13 missing. Homes and livestock have been lost in the summer floods....
2019-07-02 12:17

Russia’s opposition leader Navalny gets 10-day sentence Russia’s opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been sentenced to 10 days in jail on charges of taking part in an unsanctioned rally. A court in Moscow on Monday found Navalny guilty of violating rules for holding a rally last month...
2019-07-01 19:51

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....
2019-06-04 19:17

Opinion: Russia frozen on climate change Vladimir Putin has talked about global warming's toll as Siberia's Irkutsk region struggles to recover from floods. But there's a simple reason why Russia won't get behind climate protection policies, says Andrey Gurkov....
2019-07-06 19:17

Russia launches German satellite to map cosmos Roskosmos has launched a German-made satellite to replace Russia's "Hubble" space telescope. It will allow scientists to trace the structure of the universe....
2019-07-13 17:00

Prominent investigative journalist detained in Russia MOSCOW (AP) — Russian police say a prominent investigative journalist is facing charges of drug dealing. Police said on Friday that Ivan Golunov, who works for the independent website Meduza, was detained on Thursday with four grams of methylephedrin...
2019-06-07 12:17

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....
2019-06-13 08:34

American Commandos Gear Up for New Shadow War With Russia Even as President Trump courts Russia, Special Operations forces are teaming up with partners on Europe’s eastern flank to counter a mix of subterfuge, cyberattacks and disinformation....
2019-07-12 13:00

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....
2019-05-23 17:17

Tensions between Russia and Georgia are on the rise again: Here's why it matters Tensions between Russia and its neighbor Georgia have been mounting in recent weeks amid a series of spats and sometimes violent anti-Russian protests in the capital Tbilisi....
2019-07-11 12:00

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)    &...
2019-05-22 18:34

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...
2019-06-13 21:00

Russia delivers more air defense equipment to Turkey Russia flew a fresh shipment of advanced air defense equipment to Turkey on Saturday, the Turkish Defence Ministry said, continuing to implement a deal that is likely to trigger U.S. sanctions against a NATO ally....
2019-07-13 15:17

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....
2019-06-13 13:51

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...
2019-06-13 14:51

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....
2019-06-13 13:51

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 ...
2019-05-21 16:17

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....
2019-06-07 14:51

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....
2019-06-09 04:34

Turkey receives first S-400 missile delivery from Russia First components of Russian-made S-400 missile system have arrived in Ankara, Turkish officials said. The US had threatened sanctions, sparking a row within NATO, which Turkey is a member of....
2019-07-12 12:34

Russia Launches Major New Telescope Into Space MOSCOW — A Russian Proton-M rocket successfully delivered a cutting-edge space telescope into orbit Saturday after days of launch delays, Russia’s space agency said. Roscosmos said the telescope, named Spektr-RG, was delivered into a park...
2019-07-13 20:17

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....
2019-06-13 17:34

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 ...
2019-05-21 14:32

Putin says he does not want Russia to impose sanctions on Georgia Russian President Vladimir Putin said in televised comments on Tuesday that he did not support a parliamentary call to impose tough economic sanctions on Georgia....
2019-07-09 15:34

| 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....
2019-06-10 19:51

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....
2019-06-12 20:34

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....
2019-06-10 20:00

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....
2019-06-07 14:51

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....
2019-05-22 03:17

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....
2019-05-21 20:17

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....
2019-06-07 15:17

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....
2019-06-07 20:34

The Last Czars: the historical drama that the whole of Russia is laughing at This bizarre Netflix show about the Romanovs seems to have been made for people who have never heard of Russia. How do you spell disaster in Cyrillic?Forgive the makers of this series, for they know not what they do. All you need to know to understan...
2019-07-11 20:34

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....
2019-06-13 03:51

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....
2019-06-13 19:34

Putin says informed Trump about Russia's actions in Syria Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday he had informed U.S. President Donald Trump about Russia's actions in Syria, adding that the two countries had maintained contacts about the Middle East nation....
2019-06-29 12:00

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....
2019-05-29 16:17

| 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....
2019-06-19 15:17

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...
2019-05-29 19:51

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...
2019-05-29 19:51

American Accused of Spying in Russia Pleads for Help from Trump A corporate security officer and former Marine, charged with espionage in Russia, called on President Trump and other leaders to free him from a “political kidnapping.”...
2019-06-20 18:00

American charged with spying in Russia appeals to Trump MOSCOW (AP) — An American man kept behind bars in Russia on spying charges has appealed to U.S. President Donald Trump for help. Paul Whelan, who also holds British, Irish and Canadian citizenship, appealed to Trump in a Moscow court on Thursday to i...
2019-06-20 13:00

EU to extend sanctions against Russia by six months over Crimea annexation European Union leaders are likely to extend sanctions against Russia over the annexation of Crimea by another 6 months on Thursday, senior EU official said....
2019-06-19 18:51

Mueller to make 1st public statement on Russia probe WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller will make his first public statement on the results of his nearly two-year long Russia investigation on Wednesday. That’s according to the Justice Department, which said he would speak at 11 a.m....
2019-05-29 16:34

Mueller To Make 1st Public Statement On Russia Investigation WASHINGTON (AP) – Special counsel Robert Mueller is set to make his first public statement on the Russia investigation Wednesday, the Justice Department said. Mueller will speak at the Justice Department at 11 a.m. and won’t take any ques...
2019-05-29 16:34

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....
2019-05-29 16:17

Lebanon to attend Russia-backed talks on Syria Lebanon’s president says his country is eager to take part in Russia-backed political meetings on the Syrian war because it wants to monitor efforts that may accelerate the return of hundreds of thousands of refugees living here...
2019-06-19 16:34

Vladimir Putin: Sanctions hurt Europe more than Russia President Vladimir Putin has fielded a string of complaints from Russian citizens during his annual televised call-in show. Western sanctions and falling incomes have seen the Russian leader's popularity slide....
2019-06-20 18:34

| 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....
2019-06-03 23:17

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....
2019-05-28 20:34

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....
2019-05-28 20:34

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....
2019-06-04 06:51

Investigation: Possible scheme between Russia and Italian political party Prosecutors in Milan have opened an investigation into possible charges of international corruption, amid fresh claims that representatives from Matteo Salvini's League party discussed a funding scheme with Russia to plug a black hole in the League's...
2019-07-12 04:00

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....
2019-06-04 06:51

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....
2019-06-13 02:17

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...
2019-06-10 08:34

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...
2019-05-29 00:00

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....
2019-06-18 17:51

Council of Europe Restores Russia’s Voting Rights Ukraine and other former Soviet states opposed ending the suspension, which began with the annexation of Crimea. Russia had threatened to quit the group if it were not reinstated....
2019-06-27 21:00

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...
2019-06-18 19:34

Recording raises questions about ties between Italy’s far right and Russia Matteo Salvini’s party’s ties to Russia have come under renewed scrutiny because of a leaked recording from a Moscow hotel lobby in which one of his allies is alleged to be discussing how to funnel Russian funds into the coffers of the far-right Leag...
2019-07-12 10:01

AP Interview: Russia’s MiG sees drones as fighter jet future LE BOURGET, France (AP) — The head of Russia’s MiG warplane manufacturer says his company is entering the drone market, and sees pilotless fighter jets as the future. Ilya Tarasenko said in an interview Tuesday at the Paris Air Show that “...
2019-06-18 19:51

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....
2019-06-13 00:00

Russia, China block UN from saying NKorea violated sanctions 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....
2019-06-19 07:00

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....
2019-06-04 06:51

The S-400, Russia's High-Tech Air Defence System Sent To Turkey Turkey on Friday received the first deliveries of Russia's S-400 missile defence systems despite Washington threatening the NATO member with sanctions over the controversial deal....
2019-07-12 13:00

| 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....
2019-06-08 20:51

Robert Mueller speaks, declares end to Russia investigation 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 at the Justice Department....
2019-05-29 17:34

Senate's Russia reports to start publishing in July Final versions of the Senate's five-part report on Russian interference in the 2016 election will be released in stages starting in July, the panel chairman, Sen. Richard Burr, told POLITICO on Thursday.“It will start right after we come back from th...
2019-06-27 22:34

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."...
2019-05-21 15:51

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...
2019-06-10 11:51

Putin: Skripal attack should not affect UK-Russia relations Russian president says the Salisbury poisonings are not worth ‘all this fuss’Vladimir Putin has said ahead of his meeting with Theresa May at the G20 summit in Japan that relations between Britain and Russia should not suffer because of last year’s n...
2019-06-28 01:34

Emaciated polar bear found in Russia taken for treatment MOSCOW (AP) — An emaciated polar bear seen roaming around an industrial city in Russia far south of its normal sea ice hunting grounds is being transported to a zoo for examination and treatment. The bear was spotted earlier this week in Norilsk, a c...
2019-06-21 19:17

Russia launches cutting-edge telescope into orbit If all goes well, the telescope will arrive at its designated position in three months, becoming the first Russian spacecraft to operate beyond Earth's orbit since the Soviet era....
2019-07-14 18:17

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 &...
2019-05-30 17:34

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....
2019-06-11 17:17

Anti-Russia protests turn violent in Georgia Georgian opposition leaders said they would hold mass protests until parliament was dissolved. Moscow condemned the rallies as "russophobic provocation" as a Russian delegation paid a visit....
2019-06-21 17:51

SEE IT: Russia launches major new telescope into space after delays A Russian Proton-M rocket successfully delivered a cutting-edge space telescope into orbit Saturday after days of launch delays, Russia’s space agency said....
2019-07-15 09:51

European nations, Russia back new government in Moldova 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 control....
2019-06-11 05:34

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....
2019-05-31 01:51

Georgia Stages Protests While Its Relations With Russia Are in a Tailspin The latest demonstrations followed a decision by President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia to cancel all flights from Russia to Georgia starting on July 8....
2019-06-23 03:34

Russia says an end to fighting in Syria's Idlib is Turkey's responsibility 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....
2019-05-31 19:34

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....
2019-06-10 20:00

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....
2019-05-31 14:34

There’s a slight problem with Russia’s proposed Federation spacecraft Enlarge / A mock-up of the next-generation manned spacecraft Federation (Federatsia, Federatsiya) at the offices of Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation in 2017. (credit: Anton NovoderezhkinTASS via Getty Images) It has been more than half a centur...
2019-07-16 00:17

Georgia's Russia protests benefit Mikheil Saakashvili A visit by Russian parliamentarians to Georgia has sparked mass protests, injuring hundreds. Relations between the countries have been tense since before the 2008 war — and now old wounds are being reopened....
2019-06-22 09:34

Russia releases first batch of captive whales after outcry Russia released two killer whales and six beluga whales back into the wild on Thursday, the first group of almost 100 whales whose detention in the Far East since last year caused an international outcry....
2019-06-27 18:34

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....
2019-06-01 06:00

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....
2019-05-31 05:17

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...
2019-05-30 16:01

The Latest: Trump muddles waters over Russia election help WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the special counsel’s Russia investigation (all times local): 8:37 a.m. President Donald Trump is muddying the waters over Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election. Trump tweeted early Thursday that “...
2019-05-30 16:01

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...
2019-06-07 20:34

Belarus to press Russia for compensation for lost oil profits Belarus will take Russia to court if Moscow refuses to compensate Minsk for profits it lost due to a major Russian oil contamination earlier this year, Deputy Prime Minister Igor Lyashenko said on Friday....
2019-06-28 12:00

Russia criticised as first batch of trapped whales are released Greenpeace criticises long-awaited operation, saying it risked trauma or death for the animalsRussia’s long-awaited operation to release the first batch of whales held in cramped enclosures in the country’s far-east region was dangerously flawed, env...
2019-06-28 15:17

Russia Must End "Irresponsible Activity": Theresa May To Vladimir Putin British Prime Minister Theresa May told Vladimir Putin on Friday Russia must end its "irresponsible and destabilising activity" if relations between the two countries, soured the poisoning of a former......
2019-06-28 16:17

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)     &...
2019-05-30 01:17

Russia launches German space telescope to map cosmos Roskosmos has launched a German-Russian space telescope to replace Moscow's Hubble-like Spektr-R. The telescope will allow scientists to observe more than 100,000 galaxy clusters, marking "the beginning of a new era."...
2019-07-13 20:00

Russia accused of ‘backsliding’ on doping reforms in track MONACO (AP) — Russia’s ban from international track and field has been extended over concerns it’s “backsliding” on doping reforms. Track’s world governing body, the IAAF, refused to lift the ban at a council meeting thi...
2019-06-09 16:51

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?...
2019-05-21 18:17

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....
2019-05-29 23:34

Jimmy Carter: Russia won Trump the White House Former President Jimmy Carter said Friday he believes President Donald Trump actually lost the 2016 election and is only in the White House "because the Russians interfered on his behalf." (June 28)        ...
2019-06-29 02:34

EU agrees to extend economic sanctions on Russia until 2020 European Union leaders agreed on Thursday to prolong until the end of January 2020 economic sanctions against Russia over the turmoil in Ukraine, a spokesman for the bloc said....
2019-06-21 02:34

Russia 'probably' violating nuclear test ban treaty, top US official says Claim by Lt Gen Robert Ashley draws 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 treat...
2019-05-30 02:17

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. ...
2019-05-30 03:00

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....
2019-05-30 14:51

Russia's Putin says Trump meeting will help continue dialogue Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that his face-to-face meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump in Osaka would be a good opportunity to continue dialogue between the leaders following their summit in Helsinki last year....
2019-06-28 08:17

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....
2019-06-11 20:00

China's Huawei to start talks with Russia on using Avrora OS: RIA Chinese technology giant Huawei will start talks with officials at Russia's communications ministry this summer on the possibility of using Russia's Avrova operating system, the RIA news agency on Friday cited a Russian deputy communications minister...
2019-06-21 12:51

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....
2019-06-02 08:34

China's Huawei to start talks with Russia on using Avrora OS -RIA Chinese technology giant Huawei will start talks with officials at Russia's communications ministry this summer on the possibility of using Russia's Avrova operating system, the RIA news agency on Friday cited a Russian deputy communications minister...
2019-06-21 11:34

Russia launches major new telescope into space after delays Russia’s space agency says a Russian Proton-M rocket has successfully delivered a cutting-edge space telescope into orbit after days of launch delays...
2019-07-13 21:34

Russia accuses U.S. of pushing Iran situation to brink of war: RIA Russia accused the United States on Friday of deliberately stoking dangerous tensions around Iran and pushing the situation to the brink of war, the RIA news agency reported....
2019-06-21 11:34

Rep. Swalwell: Russia investigation 'larger issue than Watergate' Democratic presidential candidate Eric Swalwell says the Russia investigation is a "larger issue than Watergate" after Special Counsel Robert Mueller's press conference Wednesday breathed new life into the much debated report....
2019-05-30 03:17

Russia to Release First Whales Held in ‘Jail’ for Months After intervention by President Vladimir V. Putin, nearly 100 orcas and belugas will be released where they were caught with the intention of being sold to theme parks....
2019-06-20 20:17

Russia's Ural Airlines plans to get 1st Boeing-737 MAX in Dec - Interfax Russian airline Ural Airlines plans to receive the first of 14 previously ordered Boeing-737 MAX aircraft for leasing in December, Interfax news agency reported, citing its chief executive Sergei Skuratov....
2019-07-09 01:34

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....
2019-06-15 12:17

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....
2019-06-07 17:51

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....
2019-06-15 13:01

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...
2019-05-24 14:51

Several people detained in waste dump protest in Russia MOSCOW (AP) — Activists say Russian police have detained several environmentalists who were protesting against the construction of a waste dump in the country’s northwest. Nearly 100 protesters on Tuesday blocked the entrance to the constructio...
2019-06-05 14:51

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 "...
2019-06-16 04:51

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......
2019-06-16 05:00

Russia's Putin orders inquiry into accident with submarine Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered an inquiry into an accident with a submarine, he told a meeting with his defense minister Sergei Shoigu on Tuesday....
2019-07-02 21:17

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....
2019-05-23 10:51

The other 'special relationship'? Xi heads to Russia for three-day state visit Russia and China appear to be intent on strengthening their alliance and fostering deeper cooperation in the face of increased political and economic hostility from the U.S....
2019-06-05 10:51

Russia's Vladimir Putin rejects sanctions on Georgia Russian President Vladimir Putin said he is against imposing sanctions on Georgia despite an escalating row. A prominent Georgian journalist recently went on an expletive-filled tirade against Putin while live on air....
2019-07-09 16:34

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....
2019-06-06 18:34

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...
2019-06-06 20:17

No breakthrough with Russia on INF treaty dispute: NATO's Stoltenberg NATO and Russia did not make significant progress on saving the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) in talks at the alliance headquarters on Friday, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said....
2019-07-05 14:34

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....
2019-05-24 05:00

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....
2019-06-05 18:34

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...
2019-06-06 16:51

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....
2019-06-13 19:34

Russia To Go Ahead With Release Of More Captive Whales Despite Outcry Russian research scientists defended the way they released eight whales back into the wild last week and said on Thursday they would release scores more of the captive animals in the same way despite......
2019-07-05 00:17

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...
2019-06-07 18:51

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....
2019-05-25 02:34

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....
2019-06-06 02:34

Russia, after three days, says submarine hit by fire was nuclear-powered Russian President Vladimir Putin disclosed on Thursday for the first time that a top-secret military submarine hit by a fatal fire three days ago was nuclear-powered, prompting Russia's defense minister to assure him that its nuclear reactor had been...
2019-07-04 10:00

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...
2019-05-25 08:51

China's CNPC to develop partnership with Russia's Rosneft China National Petroleum Corp will further develop its partnership with Russian oil producer Rosneft, CNPC's chairman said on Thursday at an economic forum in St Petersburg. (Reporting by Dmitry Zhdannikov; writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by Jane M...
2019-06-06 13:51

Russia Says Details Of Submarine Fire "State Secret" The Kremlin on Wednesday refused to reveal the full story of a fire that killed 14 officers on what was reportedly a nuclear-powered mini-submarine, saying the details of the tragedy were a "state......
2019-07-04 02:17

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...
2019-06-15 03:00

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,...
2019-05-25 12:00

Russia accused of cover-up over lethal submarine fire Russian officials faced accusations of trying to cover up the full details of an accident on board a military submarine that killed 14 sailors, but the Kremlin on Wednesday defended its record....
2019-07-03 22:00

Russia says submersible fire tragedy is 'state secret' The Kremlin has brushed aside questions about a fire on a deepwater submersible that left 14 Russian sailors dead, telling reporters Wednesday that key information about the incident was a "state secret."...
2019-07-03 20:17

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......
2019-06-05 20:51

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....
2019-06-06 14:34

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....
2019-06-16 19:34

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...
2019-06-02 13:34

Russia cut June oil output by more than required in global pact Russia reduced oil production in June by more than the amount agreed in a global deal to cut output, the energy minister and industry sources said on Monday, as the sector still felt the impact of a contaminated crude crisis that crippled exports....
2019-07-01 16:51

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......
2019-06-14 08:17

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...
2019-06-06 22:34

Russia to Trump: Our military personnel are still in Venezuela - Ifax A statement by U.S. President Donald Trump asserting that Russia had removed "most of their people" from Venezuela does not correspond to reality and military cooperation continues, Interfax news agency cited a source as saying on Tuesday....
2019-06-04 11:34

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....
2019-06-14 06:17

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....
2019-05-23 21:17

Russia Blames US Over British Oil Tanker Incident In Gulf Russia on Thursday blamed Washington for the escalation in tensions with Tehran after Britain said Iranian ships had attempted to impede a British oil tanker in Gulf waters....
2019-07-11 13:17

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....
2019-06-18 07:34

Rep. Peter King: ‘Severe, serious abuses’ by FBI, CIA in Russia probe ‘going to come out’ Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., said he is “confident” that when Attorney General Bill Barr concludes his investigation of the origins of the investigation of President Trump’s 2016 campaign, the American people will learn that the FBI and CIA under the Oba...
2019-07-07 20:01

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......
2019-06-13 04:00

China, Russia and the US are all racing to produce hypersonic weapons Countries are racing to make hypersonic weapons, which fly at over five times the speed of sound. The technology could raise instability around the world...
2019-07-06 12:17

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....
2019-05-24 04:34

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....
2019-06-18 13:51

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....
2019-05-28 14:34

| 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....
2019-06-08 16:17

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...
2019-06-07 01:51

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...
2019-06-14 01:17

Russia says it will give soldiers bomb-carrying drones Never mind using small drones for battlefield recon -- if Russia has its way, they'll be another part of the arsenal. The country's Defense Ministry recently told Izvestia that it's not only outfitting platoons with small drones, but w...
2019-07-08 06:51

Barr offers yet another slanted quote about the Russia investigation “What we’re looking at is: What was the predicate for conducting a counterintelligence investigation on the Trump campaign?” Barr said. “How did the bogus narrative begin that Trump was essentially in cahoots with Russia to interfere with the U.S. el...
2019-07-09 18:00

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...
2019-06-16 21:17

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 ...
2019-06-07 03:34

Russia Sanctions Froze His Fortune. Can the 4th Amendment Unlock It? A Manhattan investor and Trump donor with business ties to the heirs of Prince can’t get access to his money. A lawsuit says it amounts to an unreasonable seizure of property....
2019-07-01 23:34

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....
2019-06-14 15:17

Russia jails Kremlin critic Navalny for 10 days A Moscow court jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny for 10 days on Monday after finding him guilty of breaking the law when he took part in a street demonstration last month....
2019-07-01 19:51

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...
2019-06-05 00:00

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....
2019-06-11 17:17

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 ...
2019-06-10 11:51

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 “...
2019-05-31 20:17

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....
2019-06-01 11:17

Putin orders suspension of passenger flights from Russia to Georgia Russian President Vladimir Putin has temporarily banned passenger flights from Russia to Georgia, the Kremlin said on Friday following an outbreak of unrest in Tbilisi triggered by the visit of a Russian lawmaker....
2019-06-22 02:00

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 scenesTaron Egerton, the star of the Elton John biopic, Rocketman, has said he is dismayed that gay scenes have been cut from the film in Russia.Egerton, who has won praise...
2019-06-01 23:17

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...
2019-06-01 11:01

Georgia and Russia trade blame over unrest as crisis brews Georgia and Russia traded blame on Friday for an outbreak of unrest in Tbilisi sparked by the visit of a Russian lawmaker with the Kremlin announcing it would suspend passenger flights between the two countries to protect its citizens....
2019-06-22 02:00

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....
2019-06-06 19:51

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...
2019-06-07 10:00

De Niro, other celebs team up to accuse Trump of collusion with Russia Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report didn't conclude President Trump's campaign conspired with the Russians but, according to celebrities like Robert De Niro, it showed troubling instances of "collusion."...
2019-06-22 00:34

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....
2019-06-04 06:34

Russia's Yandex plans bold step for self-driving cars Starting in August, the tech giant intends to remove human safety drivers from five of its autonomous vehicles operating in the Russian city of Innopolis and conduct completely driverless commercial operations....
2019-06-21 21:51

Russian lawmaker says Poland could be targeted if Russia is attacked: Interfax Russian lawmaker Vladimir Dzhabarov said on Thursday that Washington's plans to deploy spy drones and send troops to Poland are a concern to Moscow, and that Poland could be hit with a retaliatory strike if Russia were attacked, Interfax reported....
2019-06-13 11:17

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....
2019-06-06 22:00

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....
2019-05-31 23:51

Russia's Putin to Britain: let's turn page on Skripal incident Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he hoped a new British prime minister would work toward improving bilateral relations, badly soured last year by the poisoning of a former Russian double agent in England that London blamed on Moscow....
2019-06-06 17:00

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....
2019-06-07 03:17

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....
2019-06-14 06:17

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...
2019-06-01 05:00

Georgia accuses Russia over unrest as political crisis brews Georgia and Russia traded blame on Friday for an outbreak of unrest in Tbilisi sparked by the visit of a Russian lawmaker as opposition parties tried to capitalize on public anger over the incident to press wider political demands....
2019-06-21 18:17

UK poised to give special forces greater Russia focus: BBC Britain's special forces are about to shift away from counter-terrorism work and instead concentrate on blocking covert operations by countries such as Russia, the BBC reported on Thursday, citing unnamed British officials and military sources....
2019-06-14 00:51

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."...
2019-06-14 17:17

Russia halts UN Security Council statement on Syria’s Idlib A diplomat at the U.N. says Russia has blocked the Security Council from issuing a statement sounding alarm about fighting in and around Syria’s Idlib province and the possibility of a humanitarian disaster...
2019-06-04 07:17

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......
2019-06-07 22:34

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....
2019-06-17 16:17

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....
2019-06-03 21:00

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...
2019-06-07 21:51

The Latest: Schiff opens hearing on Russia, Trump campaign WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on congressional investigations and special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia report (all times local): 9:30 a.m. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff says his panel is “determined to find out”...
2019-06-12 16:00

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....
2019-06-17 01:51

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....
2019-06-05 04:17

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....
2019-06-03 16:00

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...
2019-06-07 22:51

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...
2019-06-08 00:00

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....
2019-06-17 23:34

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, ...
2019-06-08 16:17

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...
2019-06-18 12:00

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....
2019-06-13 08:34

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....
2019-06-04 16:51

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....
2019-06-08 08:51

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....
2019-06-13 08:34

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...
2019-06-09 00:51

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."...
2019-06-19 03:01

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....
2019-06-12 13:51

Russia’s Putin tries softer touch as his approval rating falls. Will it last? President Vladimir Putin will be doing his annual television call-in show at a time when the Kremlin is becoming more sensitive to shifting public opinions as challenges to authority have appeared more frequently on the political landscape....
2019-06-20 03:51

Ex-US Marine held by Russia in spy case urges Trump to help him: Interfax A former U.S. Marine held in Russia on suspicion of spying called on U.S. President Donald Trump and Britain, Canada and Ireland's leaders to help him as he appeared in court on Thursday, Interfax news agency reported....
2019-06-20 11:51

Protesters attempt to storm Georgia's parliament over Russia MP's visit Thousands of angry protesters have gathered and attempted to storm Georgia's parliament in the capital of Tbilisi in revolt over a visit by a Russian lawmaker Thursday....
2019-06-21 02:00

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....
2019-06-13 17:17

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......
2019-06-05 20:51

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....
2019-06-15 07:00

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....
2019-06-11 22:17

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...
2019-06-11 21:17

Malaysia: Dutch-led MH17 probe turns Russia into scapegoat Malaysian PM Mahathir has said the MH-17 investigative panel has offered no proof that Russians were involved in the disaster. His comments are at odds with the Malaysian representative on the team....
2019-06-20 18:34

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...
2019-06-06 08:34

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....
2019-06-02 20:34

UPDATE 1-Russia's Sechin accuses U.S. of using energy as a political weapon Igor Sechin, CEO of Russian oil giant Rosneft, accused the United States of using energy as a political weapon and said on Thursday that the U.S. golden age of energy had become an "era of energy colonialism" for other countries....
2019-06-06 13:51

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....
2019-06-05 15:00

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....
2019-06-12 12:17

Malaysia's Mahathir says Russia being made a scapegoat for downing of MH17 Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Thursday Russia is being made a scapegoat for the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 and questioned the objectivity of the investigations into the 2014 disaster....
2019-06-20 11:51

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 . Telecoms oversight chief Alexander Zharov told Interfax that he expected to block nine major VPNs, including ExpressVPN and NordVPN...
2019-06-07 19:51

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...
2019-06-12 09:17

Russia's Putin says U.S. move against Huawei aims to weaken China Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that U.S moves against technology giant Huawei aimed to weaken China, while U.S. tariffs sought to hold the Chinese economy back....
2019-06-20 14:34

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....
2019-06-16 12:34

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...
2019-06-12 06:17

Russia starts freeing captive whales after outcry - state TV Russia has begun releasing a group of almost 100 captive whales into the wild whose detention in Russia's Far East since last year has caused an international outcry, state TV said on Thursday....
2019-06-20 19:01

Russia Drops Charges Against Journalist Amid Stiff Criticism Russian authorities dropped drug charges against a prominent journalist and said they would release him from house arrest, in an unusual turnaround that followed criticism from journalists, celebrities and lawmakers....
2019-06-11 19:51

Analysis: How Trump made a mockery of Russia's election interference While you were sleeping, President Donald Trump sunk to a new low when it comes to his long-held skepticism that Russia actively interfered in the 2016 election to help him and hurt Hillary Clinton....
2019-06-29 01:51

The Latest: Russia blames US for pushing Iran to break deal VIENNA (AP) — The Latest on Iran’s unraveling nuclear deal with world powers (all times local): 5:00 p.m. A senior Russian diplomat says that U.S. sanctions have provoked Iran’s move to break the limit set on its uranium stockpiles. Iran ...
2019-07-01 17:34

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....
2019-05-26 15:34

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...
2019-05-26 11:17

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....
2019-05-25 23:00

Russia delivers missile system to Turkey in challenge to NATO Russia began delivery of an advanced missile defense system to Turkey on Friday, a move expected to trigger U.S. sanctions against a NATO ally and drive a wedge into the heart of the Western military alliance....
2019-07-12 14:34

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....
2019-05-25 17:34

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....
2019-05-25 17:34

China and Russia top Apple’s list of countries demanding app takedowns Nearly a dozen countries demanded that Apple remove allegedly illicit apps from the App Store during the second half of last year, and it largely complied.Read More...
2019-07-03 19:34

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...
2019-05-25 02:34

Russia’s whale release plan called success despite criticism Russian officials say a plan to put nearly 100 illegally captured whales back in open water has been successful so far, but environmentalists claim it was poorly planned...
2019-07-05 00:51

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....
2019-05-24 19:00

Sweden to boost Gotland air defense amid Russia tensions Sweden's military said on Monday it would deploy an updated ground-to-air missile defense system on the Baltic Sea island of Gotland in another sign of tension in the region with Russia....
2019-07-01 15:51

Russia halts transit of Kazakh LPG and coal to Ukraine - document Kazakhstan's state railway company has suspended liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and coal shipments to Ukraine after transit nation Russia banned such shipments from its territory, according to a document seen by Reuters....
2019-05-27 18:01

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....
2019-05-29 22:34

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...
2019-05-29 17:51

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....
2019-05-29 17:51

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....
2019-05-29 17:17

Russia, Serbia blame NATO for Kosovo police raid BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Russia and Serbia have blamed pro-NATO and Western influences for an armed raid by Kosovo police in the Serb-dominated north of Kosovo that raised tensions in the region. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Wednesday t...
2019-05-29 16:34

BRICS considers ways to help resolve Venezuela's crisis: Russia The BRICS bloc, comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, has discussed how it might help to broker a resolution to the political crisis in Venezuela, Russian Deputy Finance Minister Sergei Storchak said on Saturday....
2019-06-29 15:34

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...
2019-05-29 07:51

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....
2019-05-29 00:00

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....
2019-05-28 14:34

Pentagon study: Russia outgunning U.S. in race for global influence A divided America is failing to counter Moscow's efforts to undermine democracy and cast doubt on U.S. alliances, says the report, which warns of a surge in 'political warfare.'...
2019-06-30 13:51

Oil jumps over 2% as Saudi Arabia, Russia back supply cuts Oil prices rose more than $1 a barrel on Monday after Saudi Arabia, Russia and Iraq backed an extension of supply cuts for another six to nine months ahead of an OPEC meeting in Vienna....
2019-07-01 09:51

Outrage in Russia as abused teen sisters charged with murder The case of three teenage sisters who were charged in Russia with premeditated murder of their father who abused them for years has provoked outrage in Russia...
2019-07-05 10:51

Russia Deploys Fighter Jet To Intercept US Plane Over Black Sea: Report The Russian Defence Ministry on Friday said that it scrambled a Sukhoi Su-27 fighter aircraft to intercept a US P-8A Poseidon reconnaissance jet heading towards the Russian airspace over the Black......
2019-07-05 12:00

Russia to help beef up Venezuela's armed forces: RIA cites official Russia plans to take steps to strengthen Venezuela's armed forces, RIA news agency cited Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov as saying on Friday....
2019-07-05 12:17

House judiciary votes to subpoena 12 linked to Russia probe The House Committee on the Judiciary voted Thursday to empower Chairman Jerrold Nadler to subpoena 12 people, including some former Trump administration officials, as part of its investigations into the president....
2019-07-11 22:51

Russia backs fresh talks on eastern Ukraine conflict Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has talked about the prospect of peace in eastern Ukraine with Vladimir Putin. The Russian leader said he was open to restarting negotiations under an international framework....
2019-07-12 02:51

Russia: Militants in Syria launch attack, have toxic agents MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military says that militants in northwestern Syria have launched an attack on Syrian government forces. Maj. Gen. Viktor Kupchishin, the head of the Russian military’s Reconciliation Center in Syria, said the al-Qaida-...
2019-05-21 22:17

Russia confirms it has started delivery of S-400 missile systems to Turkey: RIA Russia's Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation confirmed on Friday it had started delivering S-400 missile defense systems to Turkey and that the deliveries would continue as per an agreed schedule, the RIA news agency reported....
2019-07-12 12:00

Jeep sinks in river in Russia, killing 10, including six children A jeep flipped over on Friday while trying to cross the shallows of a river in the Siberian region of Tuva, killing 10 people, including six children, Russian police said....
2019-07-12 12:00

A ‘Dark Lord’ Falls in Russia’s Growing Power Struggle The arrest of a powerful law enforcement official highlights the deepening rivalries of the country’s security services as President Vladimir V. Putin approaches another term limit....
2019-07-13 13:00

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."...
2019-05-21 18:17

Russia launches X-ray telescope to find 'millions' of black holes Russia is back in the business of space observation after losing control of a radio telescope a the start of 2019. The country has successfully launched Spektr-RG, an X-ray telescope co-developed with Germany's help. The vessel will take 100 d...
2019-07-14 16:34

Ex-owner of Russia's largest independent oil refinery arrested in Moscow A former owner of the debt-laden Antipinsky refinery, Russia's largest independent oil-processing plant, was arrested in Moscow, his company said in a statement on Sunday....
2019-07-15 00:51

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...
2019-05-21 15:51

Russia's Aeroflot plans to add nine Airbus A320 Neo to fleet-documents Russia's national flag carrier Aeroflot is planning to add nine medium-haul A320 Neo Airbus planes for about $870 million to its fleet next year, procurement documents show....
2019-07-15 19:34

Outpouring of support in Russia for sisters who killed abusive father One summer night last year, sisters Krestina, Angelina and Maria Khachaturyan went into the room where their 57-year-old father Mikhail was sleeping and attacked him with pepper spray, a knife and a hammer....
2019-07-11 16:51

Remains of one of Napoleon’s 1812 generals believed found in Russia General Charles Etienne Gudin, whose name is inscribed on the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, died aged 44 on August 22, 1812, after being hit by a cannon ball during Napoleon’s unsuccessful invasion of Russia....
2019-07-11 00:17

Ex-U.S. marine held in Russia on spying charge says he's being threatened: TASS A former U.S. Marine held in Russia on suspicion of spying told a court in Moscow on Friday that an investigator in the case was subjecting him to threats and humiliation, the TASS news agency reported....
2019-05-24 11:34

Turkey's S-400s to be loaded on planes Sunday in Russia: Haberturk The first of the Russian S-400 defense systems that Ankara has purchased will be loaded on to cargo planes on Sunday and arrive in Turkey some time next week, privately-held broadcaster Haberturk reported....
2019-07-05 12:17

Russia shows no 'sign' it's willing to comply with INF nuclear treaty, NATO says There is little hope a key nuclear arms treaty can be saved, as Russia refuses to come back into compliance, says NATO's Jens Stoltenberg. He spoke after a NATO-Russia Council meeting on the INF arms control treaty....
2019-07-05 18:17

Biden claims Russia wouldn’t meddle in elections on his watch Ex-veep Joe Biden claimed Friday that Russia would never interfere in an election if he were president — even though the US intelligence community unanimously concluded they did just that when he was in the White House. “While Putin’s trying to undo ...
2019-07-05 23:00

Russia plans to make 200 more Sukhoi jets despite crash: minister Russia plans to produce at least another 200 Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft, Industry Minister Denis Manturov told Reuters, despite a fatal crash that raised questions about the future of the country's first new passenger jet since the Soviet Union....
2019-07-08 12:17

CNN's David Gregory: Russia meddling happened on Biden's watch CNN political analyst David Gregory called out presidential candidate Joe Biden on "New Day" Monday for trying to coast into the presidency, and said Russian election meddling occurred under his watch. ...
2019-07-08 23:34

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...
2019-05-23 10:51

Russia's Ural Airlines plans to get first Boeing-737 MAX in December: Interfax Russian airline Ural Airlines plans to receive the first of 14 previously ordered Boeing-737 MAX aircraft for leasing in December, Interfax news agency reported, citing its chief executive Sergei Skuratov....
2019-07-09 01:51

European Court says Russia not facing up to domestic abuse problem Russia failed to protect a woman from repeated acts of violence by her former partner, the European Court of Human Rights ruled on Tuesday, saying her case showed that Moscow was not facing up to its domestic abuse problem....
2019-07-09 18:34

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....
2019-05-22 21:34

Remains of one of Napoleon's 1812 generals believed found in Russia More than 200 years after he died of his battlefield wounds in Russia, archaeologists believe they have found the remains of one of Napoleon Bonaparte's favorite generals buried in a park beneath the......
2019-07-09 20:34

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...
2019-05-21 14:39

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......
2019-05-30 17:51

Concern deepens in Turkey over U.S. sanctions for Russia missile system The looming threat of U.S. sanctions and a wider rupture with Western allies over Turkey's purchase of Russian air defenses is raising concern in Ankara, two Turkish officials said, despite public insistence the deal will go ahead as planned....
2019-05-31 19:34

Russia to press ahead with release of captive whales despite outcry Russian research scientists defended the way they released eight whales back into the wild last week and said on Thursday they would release scores more of the captive animals in the same way despite anger from environmental groups....
2019-07-04 20:51

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...
2019-05-31 02:17

Russia says U.S. nuclear accusation is an attack on global arms control Russia's ambassador to the United States on Thursday said a U.S. allegation that Moscow may be conducting banned nuclear tests was a calculated attempt to undermine nuclear arms control, Russian state television reported....
2019-05-30 10:00

First Batch Of Captive Whales, Orcas In Russia Released After Outcry A number of whales and orcas captured to perform in aquariums and held in cramped pens have been released into the wild, but experts warned the mammals may not survive after being held in captivity......
2019-06-27 20:00

Russia's Putin says liberal values are obsolete: Financial Times Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview published on Thursday that liberal values were obsolete because they had been rejected by the majority of the people in Western nations....
2019-06-27 22:17

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....
2019-06-05 15:00

Opinion: Georgia caught up in Russia's geopolitical power struggle Georgia is in turmoil. Hundreds of people were injured in protests earlier this week in Tbilisi, and the parliamentary speaker was forced to resign. A veritable political crisis might be looming, says Christian Trippe....
2019-06-23 13:51

Russia ‘probably’ not abiding by nuclear test ban, says U.S. military intelligence official Moscow’s questionable approach to nuclear testing has helped Russia enhance new warhead designs, said the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency....
2019-05-30 06:34

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....
2019-05-30 18:17

Germany faces backlash over Russia's return to European rights council Pro-democracy advocates, a former CIA officer and world chess champion Garry Kasparov have slammed the German government's response to Russia's voting rights being reinstated in the Council of Europe....
2019-06-28 07:00

Russia’s Yandex expands its Alice voice assistant to the smart home Russian internet giant Yandex has announced a big expansion for its digital assistant Alice, introducing integrations with various smart home products.Read More...
2019-05-23 15:17

Ford enjoys June sales boom in Russia despite closing car factories Ford enjoyed a sales boom in a falling Russian market in June despite closing two car plants as the automaker ends sales of passenger vehicles in the country....
2019-07-09 12:34

Russia calls tirade against Putin on Georgian TV a ploy to derail ties Russia on Monday condemned an obscenity-laden tirade against President Vladimir Putin on a Georgian TV station, calling it a shameful and unacceptable provocation by radical political forces intended to damage relations....
2019-07-08 15:34

UPDATE 1-Russia's oil production continues to fall after Druzhba contamination -sources Russia's oil production continued to fall this month, two industry sources told Reuters on Monday, under pressure from lower exports after shipments via the Druzhba pipeline to Europe were found to be contaminated in April....
2019-05-27 18:01

Russia to begin freeing captive whales from 'jail' after global outcry Russia is to begin freeing a small group of beluga whales and orcas held in a cramped pen, which some have dubbed "whale jail," in the country's far eastern coast....
2019-06-21 13:17

Russia and OPEC Draw Closer on Oil, Joining Other Producers to Manage Market Russia reached a “charter of cooperation” with Saudi Arabia and other oil-producing countries to keep prices stable. Few details of the agreement were made public....
2019-07-03 01:17

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....
2019-05-23 10:34

Russia Plans to Block Major VPNs as Next Step in Closing Up Internet Russia is getting closer to implementing the sort of internet regulations that exist under the Great Firewall of China. Earlier this year, internet providers began preparing to conduct tests to find out if Russia can build an internet disconnected fr...
2019-06-07 18:51

Private armies and secret deals: Russia's drive into Africa – podcast A cache of leaked documents appear to show how a close Putin ally is leading a push to turn Africa into a strategic hub with echoes of Soviet-era zones of influence. Luke Harding reports on the Kremlin’s drive to leave its mark on the continent. Plus...
2019-06-13 15:51

Mueller's Russia investigation should mark end of 'special' probes, Alan Dershowitz says The conclusion of Robert Mueller's Russia investigation should mark the end of special counsel- or special prosecutor-led probes, Harvard Law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz said Thursday....
2019-05-31 07:00

Russia agrees with Saudi Arabia to extend OPEC+ oil output deal Russia has agreed with Saudi Arabia to extend by six to nine months a deal with OPEC on reducing oil output, Russian President Vladimir Putin said, as oil prices come under renewed pressure from rising U.S. supplies and a slowing global economy....
2019-06-30 08:00

'Pragmatically ruthless': Russia's improbable claim it has killed no civilians in Syria Despite carrying out tens of thousands of airstrikes in Syria, the Russian government will not acknowledge a single civilian casualty, a claim which human rights groups reject as Moscow's forces assault the country's last rebel bastion....
2019-05-31 08:34

UPDATE 2-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...
2019-06-08 07:34

US must 'reassert global leadership' in nuclear energy or lose out to Russia and China If the U.S. does not reassert global leadership in this sector, others will. Russia and China today account for more than 60 percent of new nuclear plants under construction worldwide, write Sens. Mike Crappo and Sheldon Whitehouse....
2019-05-22 17:34

Russia Wanted to Start a Race War and Create the Confederate States of Wakanda Recently uncovered documents reveal that prominent Russian saboteurs seriously considered an elaborate plot to round up America’s top gang thugs, send them to Africa, arm them, take over the Southern United States and start a separate country where p...
2019-05-22 17:51

Shelling Breaks Syria Cease-Fire Negotiated by Russia and Turkey The cease-fire briefly ended more than six weeks of fighting and bombing. But bombing and shelling erupted in Idlib Province, the last piece of rebel-held territory....
2019-06-13 12:51

From gas in Russia to China-bound plastics, Austria's OMV shifts focus for growth After years of largely banking on low-cost Russia for growth, OMV is shifting attention towards the Middle East as its chemist chief executive chases his vision of making the Austrian oil and gas group a major supplier of plastics....
2019-06-18 12:17

Russia Detains Journalist on Drug Charges, Rattling Media Community The detention of a prominent Russian journalist known for investigating corruption has rattled the media community in the country and highlights the pressure faced by news outlets fighting to preserve their independence....
2019-06-09 16:00

Vladimir Putin’s Russia is rehabilitating Stalin. We must not let it happen | Irina Sherbakova An archive of artefacts from Stalin’s brutal reign should stand as evidence against Putin’s vision of a ‘heroic’ Soviet past• Irina Sherbakova was a founding member of the human rights organisation MemorialGreat expectations characterised 1989. In Ru...
2019-07-10 10:00

DOJ official Bruce Ohr awarded $28G bonus amid Russia probe, records indicate Bruce Ohr, the Justice Department official whose connection to the opposition research firm responsible for the anti-Trump “dossier” led to his eventual demotion, was awarded a $28,000 performance bonus while the Russia probe was ongoing, according t...
2019-06-07 23:17

Justice Dept. Watchdog Is Preparing to Deliver Verdict on the Russia Investigation Investigators for the inspector general recently interviewed Christopher Steele, the former British spy, as they try to determine whether the F.B.I. misstepped in the inquiry....
2019-07-09 22:34

Acting DOD chief blames Russia's 'unprofessional' behavior after near-collision with US warship "There was obviously a safety issue there. That behavior was unsafe and unprofessional. We'll have military-to-military conversations with the Russians," Shanahan told reporters outside the Pentagon....
2019-06-07 22:51

Russia's Yandex resists pressure to share encryption keys with state Russian Internet giant Yandex said on Tuesday it wanted to abide by the law but not to violate its users' privacy after a media report said security services had demanded it hand over its encryption keys....
2019-06-04 16:51

U.S. Embassy Concerned About ‘Deteriorated’ Condition of American Citizen Jailed in Russia (MOSCOW) — The U.S. Embassy in Moscow says the condition of an American man held on spying charges in Russia has worsened. The Embassy said on Twitter Monday that Russian authorities had rejected a request to send a doctor to examine Paul Whela...
2019-07-01 19:34

Report: Intelligence Officials Won’t Brief Trump on Cyberattacks Against Russia For Fear He Might Get Mad and Tell Putin Buried in a recent news report about America’s secret program of placing “digital implants” in the Russian power grid is an interesting and troublesome revelation. Namely, that senior US intelligence officials are so concerned about the president of ...
2019-06-17 02:00

Russia will only make a few units of a hypersonic weapon Putin bragged about: US intel The Kremlin is having a hard time finding a source for the critical carbon fiber components needed to produce the weapon, a hypersonic glide vehicle dubbed Avangard....
2019-07-01 21:51

Trump gives Barr power to declassify intelligence related to Russia probe In a memo issued late Thursday, the president ordered intelligence agencies to cooperate with the attorney general’s audit of surveillance surrounding Trump’s campaign....
2019-05-24 11:01

‘Russia’s Google’ Yandex hacked by Western intelligence in 2018: sources Sources told Reuters the hackers appeared to be searching for technical information that could explain how Yandex authenticates user accounts. Such information could help a spy agency impersonate a user and access their private messages....
2019-06-28 00:17

Ice Hockey: Finland stun Russia to reach world championship final Finland ground out a shock 1-0 win over tournament favorites Russia to reach the world championship final on Saturday after their captain Marko Anttila scored midway through the third period in the Ondrej Nepela Arena....
2019-05-25 20:34

Doug Collins criticizes Democrats for flip-flopping on Russia threat House Judiciary Committee ranking member Doug Collins mocked Congressional Democrats on "Fox & Friends" Tuesday, for continuing to breathe life into the Rober Mueller Russia investigation. ...
2019-06-12 09:17