Stories tagged: Russia
Thu., April 14, 2016, 1:46 p.m.
Russia’s defense ministry has rejected complaints by U.S. officials who said Russian attack planes buzzed dangerously close to a U.S. Navy destroyer in the Baltic Sea this week.
Wed., April 13, 2016, 12:25 p.m.
Russian attack planes buzzed a U.S. Navy destroyer in the Baltic Sea multiple times on Monday and Tuesday, at one point coming so close – an estimated 30 feet – …
Wed., April 6, 2016, 12:48 p.m.
Poverty is rising in Russia at the fastest pace since the dark days of financial and political crisis in the 1990s, the World Bank warned Wednesday.
Mon., April 4, 2016, 10:36 a.m.
President Barack Obama says NATO continues to be the cornerstone of collective defense for the U.S. and Europe.
Sat., April 2, 2016, 7:05 p.m.
Syria’s partial cease-fire appeared to be unraveling Saturday as fierce fighting between government forces and opposition fighters erupted outside the country’s second largest city of Aleppo and other parts in …
Thu., March 31, 2016, 2:44 p.m.
Airstrikes hit near a school and a hospital east of the Syrian capital of Damascus on Wednesday, killing at least 23 people in one of the deadliest incidents involving civilians …
Wed., March 30, 2016, 1:06 p.m.
The Pentagon plans to deploy an armored brigade combat team to Eastern Europe next February as part of the ongoing effort to rotate troops in and out of the region …
Tue., March 29, 2016
Syrian Kurds are the only fighters willing and able to retake Raqqa from the Islamic State. The United States should work to clear the political obstacles that prevent this.
Thu., March 24, 2016, 1:45 p.m.
The U.N.’s Syria envoy on Thursday set April 9 as a “target date” for indirect peace talks to resume in Geneva, saying he is encouraged by the fact that “no …
Thu., March 24, 2016, 10:47 a.m.
Backed by Russian airstrikes, Syrian government forces on Thursday pushed into the ancient town of Palmyra that has been held by the Islamic State group since May, state TV reported, …
Sat., March 19, 2016, 11:39 a.m.
MOSCOW – Winds were gusting before dawn Saturday over the airport in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don when a plane carrying 62 people from a favorite Russian holiday destination …
Fri., March 18, 2016, 11:15 a.m.
Federal prosecutors are challenging claims by a Russian man charged with hacking into U.S. businesses that U.S. Secret Service agents mishandled his laptop, seized when he was arrested.
Tue., March 15, 2016, 8:14 a.m.
Britain’s foreign minister says he is skeptical about Russia’s announced military withdrawal from Syria.
Mon., March 14, 2016, 10:24 a.m.
Europe and Russia have launched a joint mission to explore the atmosphere of Mars and hunt for signs of life on the red planet.
Mon., March 14, 2016, 7:24 a.m.
Russian energy minister says Gazprom, Russia’s state gas monopoly, has put forward proposals for the development of oil fields in Iran.
Fri., March 11, 2016, 4:23 p.m.
The foreign ministers of China and Russia are opposing the possible deployment of an advanced American missile-defense system in South Korea.
Tue., March 8, 2016, 4:55 p.m.
Russia and the West overcame differences to strike a landmark nuclear deal with Iran but are now divided on how well the U.N. atomic agency is reporting on whether Tehran …
Tue., March 8, 2016, 11:03 a.m.
Three of Maria Sharapova’s major sponsors are cutting ties with the Russian tennis star after she acknowledged failing a doping test at the Australian Open.
Thu., March 3, 2016, 10:49 a.m.
A U.S.-Russia-brokered cease-fire in Syria, now in its sixth day, is largely holding despite sporadic clashes in some areas, a U.N. envoy said Thursday, raising expectations ahead of next week’s …
Tue., March 1, 2016, 10:15 a.m.
Russia says it is close to an international deal with OPEC countries to cap oil production, and that a final decision will be made at a meeting this month.
Tue., March 1, 2016, 8:55 a.m.
A U.N. Security Council vote on the toughest sanctions on North Korea in two decades has been postponed until Wednesday morning at Russia’s request, France said Tuesday.
Mon., Feb. 29, 2016, 9:11 a.m.
Russian police on Monday arrested a woman who was seen waving the severed head of a small child outside a Moscow subway station. She is suspected of killing the child …
Mon., Feb. 29, 2016, 8:01 a.m.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Monday that a shaky cease-fire in Syria is holding “by and large” despite sporadic fighting that continued across Syria and growing accusations of violations that …
Sat., Feb. 27, 2016, 8:15 a.m.
Russia has grounded its warplanes in Syria to help secure a cease-fire brokered by Moscow and Washington that entered into force Saturday, a top military official said.
Sat., Feb. 27, 2016
The barbarians are at the gates and pushing hard knowing they will enjoy but 11 more months of minimal American resistance.
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016, 2:46 p.m.
A cease-fire brokered by the United States and Russia came into effect across Syria on Saturday, marking the biggest international push to reduce violence in the country’s devastating conflict, but …
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016, 9:34 a.m.
The leader of al-Qaida’s branch in Syria has rejected a U.S.-Russian sponsored truce, saying the real negotiations are on the battle field.
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016, 7:12 a.m.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has a chance to cash in on his gains in Syria by scaling down his bombing blitz when a cease-fire takes effect Friday night so he …
Tue., Feb. 23, 2016, 9:07 a.m.
DAMASCUS, Syria – The Syrian government and the main umbrella for Syrian opposition and rebel groups announced on Tuesday they both conditionally accept a proposed U.S.-Russian cease fire that the …
Mon., Feb. 22, 2016, 2:43 p.m.
In a swipe at the U.S., Russia and their allies, the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria said the international powers and regional countries ostensibly pushing for a peaceful …