Stories tagged: Russia
UPDATED: Sat., April 22, 2017, 10:13 a.m.
U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan: Russian election meddling probe will help US allies
U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan says one of the reasons the U.S. Congress has launched a thorough investigation into Russia’s alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S. election is to “prevent …
Sat., April 22, 2017, midnight
Charles Krauthammer: U.S. has cards to play in North Korea
Our objective should be clear. At a minimum, a testing freeze. At the maximum, regime change.
UPDATED: Fri., April 21, 2017, 4:25 p.m.
Russian man in Seattle sentenced to 27 years in hacking case
The son of a member of the Russian Parliament was sentenced Friday to 27 years in prison and ordered to pay nearly $170 million after being convicted in Seattle of …
UPDATED: Fri., April 21, 2017, 8:58 a.m.
Imprisoned Russian pedophile appears to be linked to hack of Democrats’ computers
A twice-convicted Russian pedophile imprisoned in a heavily forested gulag some 500 miles from Moscow appears to be the man a controversial dossier says helped hack into Democratic National Committee …
Fri., April 21, 2017, 8:30 a.m.
Russia denies it is moving troops close to North Korea
Russian authorities are denying reports that they are moving troops to the border with North Korea over growing tensions in the Korean peninsula.
UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017, 10:43 p.m.
Feds seek 30-year sentence for Russian hacker convicted in credit card theft scheme
In Russian cybercrime mastermind Roman Seleznev, the Department of Justice is boasting it finally caught and convicted a big fish in the often impenetrable world of global computer theft – …
UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017, 11:31 a.m.
Putin quietly detaches Ukraine’s rebel zones as U.S. waffles
Vladimir Putin is seizing on mixed signals from the U.S. to quietly tighten Russia’s grip on two rebel regions of Ukraine, burying hopes for a European-brokered peace deal and relief …
UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017, 10:45 p.m.
Spokane-area Jehovah’s Witnesses decry Russian court’s ban on religion
Spokane-area Jehovah’s Witnesses decried the Russian Supreme Court’s decision Thursday to ban the religion from operating anywhere in the country, after the court accepted a request from the justice ministry …
Wed., April 19, 2017, 7:55 a.m.
Russian journalist dies after attack in St. Petersburg
A prominent Russian journalist has died of his injuries six weeks after being attacked in St. Petersburg.
Tue., April 18, 2017, 11:17 a.m.
U.S. intercepts 2 Russian bombers off Alaska’s coast
The U.S. military says it intercepted two Russian bombers in international airspace off Alaska’s coast.
Mon., April 17, 2017, 11:09 a.m.
Russia reports arrest of suspected subway bomb organizer
Russia’s Federal Security Service says it has arrested a suspected organizer of the suicide bombing in the St. Petersburg subway that killed 14 passengers.
Mon., April 17, 2017, 7:51 a.m.
Russia, Google reach $7.8 million settlement on Android case
Russian officials and Google have reached an agreement to settle a two-year-old case against Google for requiring the pre-installation of some of its apps on mobile devices using the Android …
Fri., April 14, 2017, 1:24 p.m.
Russia, Iran and Syria warn U.S. to halt bombings
Russia, Syria and Iran strongly warned the United States Friday against launching new strikes on Syria and called for an international investigation of the chemical weapons attack there that killed …
Fri., April 14, 2017, 10:14 a.m.
Democrats ask FBI to suspend Kushner’s security clearance
A group of House Democrats is asking the FBI to suspend White House senior adviser Jared Kushner’s security clearance.
Fri., April 14, 2017, 4:59 a.m.
FBI director: Public should be aware agenda-driven fake news
FBI Director James Comey said Americans should be aware of foreign efforts to undermine confidence in U.S. elections and mindful of the possibility that what they’re reading might be part …
Fri., April 14, 2017, 4:52 a.m.
Russia asked to end alleged killings of gays in Chechnya
International organizations on Thursday urged the Russian government to investigate the reported abuse and killings of gay men in Russia’s southern republic of Chechnya.
Thu., April 13, 2017, 12:55 p.m.
U.S. berates Syria on Syrian chemical attack
Syrian authorities – “abetted by Russia’s continuing efforts to bury the truth” – still possess and use chemical weapons, an American diplomat told the international chemical weapons watchdog on Thursday.
Thu., April 13, 2017, 9:12 a.m.
Assad calls Syria chemical attack a ‘fabrication,’ dismisses evidence
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has broken his silence over a deadly chemical weapons attack that killed scores of civilians, describing it as a “fabrication” to justify American military action.
UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 3:32 p.m.
Polish leader welcomes NATO troops, hails ‘historic moment’
Polish leaders have welcomed a new multinational NATO battalion to Poland, with the president calling it “a historic moment for my country.”
Thu., April 13, 2017, 8:11 a.m.
Police raid home of Russian nationalist leader, question him
Russian police have stormed into the home of nationalist leader Vyacheslav Maltsev and taken him to Moscow for questioning.
Thu., April 13, 2017, 8:05 a.m.
Russia blocks app used to organize protests
Russia has banned the use on its territory of a smartphone app widely used like a walkie-talkie to organize demonstrations and other gatherings.
UPDATED: Wed., April 12, 2017, 8:55 p.m.
Trump warms to China, NATO as his foreign policy campaign pledges fall
Nearly three months into office, President Donald Trump has dropped much of his unorthodox campaign rhetoric on foreign policy and embraced a much more establishment view that in many ways …
UPDATED: Wed., April 12, 2017, 9:24 p.m.
Russia vetoes U.N. resolution to condemn Syria chemical attack
Russia vetoed a Western-backed U.N. resolution Wednesday that would have condemned the reported use of chemical weapons in a town in northern Syria and demanded a speedy investigation into the …
UPDATED: Wed., April 12, 2017, 8:39 p.m.
Former Trump campaign chairman Manafort to register as foreign agent
President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort will register with the Justice Department as a foreign agent for lobbying work he did on behalf of political interests in Ukraine, …
UPDATED: Wed., April 12, 2017, 8:27 p.m.
Is Bannon in peril? Trump’s comments worry his populist base
President Donald Trump has declared: “I am my own strategist.” That would seem to bode poorly for his actual strategist, Steve Bannon. And Trump now appears to have begun publicly …
Wed., April 12, 2017, 12:23 p.m.
Trump’s ex-campaign boss Paul Manafort’s firm received Ukraine ledger payout
Last August, a handwritten ledger surfaced in Ukraine with dollar amounts and dates next to the name of Paul Manafort, who was then Donald Trump’s campaign chairman.
UPDATED: Wed., April 12, 2017, 5:08 p.m.
Trump declares U.S.-Russia relations may be at ‘all-time low’
Laying bare deep and dangerous divisions on Syria and other issues, President Donald Trump declared Wednesday that U.S. relations with Russia “may be at an all-time low.” His top diplomat …
Wed., April 12, 2017, midnight
Trudy Rubin: Trump must keep pressure on Syria, Russia
The strike gives Trump new leverage to jolt a dying Syrian peace process back to life. But that would require him to play a global role he has previously disdained.
UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 6:18 p.m.
Court let FBI monitor Carter Page, an adviser to Trump
The FBI obtained a secret court order last summer to monitor the communications of an adviser to presidential candidate Donald Trump, part of an investigation into possible links between Russia …
UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 10:20 p.m.
Trump administration: Evidence discredits Russia’s claims on chemical attack
The Trump administration broadened its assault on Russia’s military involvement in Syria on Tuesday, offering new evidence that U.S. officials said showed that Moscow’s explanation for a deadly April 4 …