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Putin names new Cabinet as key members of Russian govt stay

Russian President Vladimir Putin formed his new Cabinet Tuesday, replacing many of its members but keeping his foreign, defense and finance ministers in place.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 20, 2020

Putin sends his constitutional proposals to Parliament

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday submitted to parliament a package of constitutional amendments widely seen as an attempt to secure his grip on power well after his current term …


Merkel to meet Putin in Moscow for talks on Mideast crises

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will travel to Moscow on Saturday to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin amid growing tensions in the Middle East and elsewhere, officials said Monday.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 27, 2019

Moscow conservation efforts paying off

Moscow Environmental Services Manager Kyle Steele said Moscow could draw less water than it did in 1989 – when about 8,000 fewer people resided in Moscow than today – with …


UI opens voluntary furlough option

Employees at the University of Idaho will have the option to take as many as five days of voluntary furlough as the university works to reduce its current budget by …


Controversial church aims to ‘make Moscow a Christian town’

An area of progressive values in a part of the state and country that is deeply red, Moscow is just about perfect for a lot of residents. But leaders of …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 8, 2019

Trump says he is weighing Putin invitation to Russian Victory Day parade

President Donald Trump says he’s weighing an invitation from Russian President Vladimir Putin to attend the May 9 Victory Day parade in Moscow.


Diana Butler Bass, ‘apostle of thanksgiving,’ to speak in Moscow from Oct. 25-27

Diana Butler Bass, a leading voice in progressive Christianity, will be in Moscow this month to lead a conference on gratitude. The author known for her texts on American religion …


Taliban in Moscow just days after Trump says talks ‘dead’

A Taliban official says the insurgent group’s negotiating team has arrived in the Russian capital just days after U.S. President Donald Trump declared a deal that had been nearly a …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019

Pilot hailed as hero after bird strike disables Russian jet

A Russian pilot was hailed as a hero Thursday for safely landing his passenger jet in a cornfield after a collision with a flock of gulls seconds after takeoff crippled …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019

Moscow student, mother killed in crash

A Moscow High School student and her mother were killed Saturday in a head-on crash involving a semitrailer on Interstate 90 near Alberton, Montana.


UPDATED: Sat., July 27, 2019

Russian police arrest more than 1,000 in Moscow protest

Russian police cracked down fiercely Saturday on demonstrators in central Moscow, beating some people and arresting more than 1,000 who were protesting the exclusion of opposition candidates from the ballot …


UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019

Top US and Russian diplomats meet, make no visible progress

Senior diplomats from the United States and Russia met in Helsinki on Wednesday to search for ways to ease tensions between Moscow and Washington, but didn’t report any immediate progress, …


Moscow property taxes expected to rise 25 percent next year

Property owners in Moscow could pay 25 percent more in taxes next year, city officials say.


UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019

Russian defense chief says there are survivors of navy fire

Some crew members have survived a fire that killed 14 sailors onboard one of the Russian navy’s deep-sea research submersibles, the nation’s defense minister said Wednesday.


Pullman-Moscow bus route pros, issues discussed

Washington State University and the University of Idaho dropped their intercampus commuter shuttle agreement with Wheatland Express in 2011, but talks of re-establishing the service between the two largest Palouse …


Putin fires police officers involved in journalist’s case

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday dismissed two senior police officers involved in the arrest of an investigative journalist on drug charges that were later dropped for lack of evidence, …


Hundreds detained in Moscow protest over journalist’s case

Hundreds of people were detained Wednesday as they marched in the Russian capital to protest what they called police fabrications in the wake of the arrest of an investigative journalist …


Second measles case confirmed in Idaho panhandle

Authorities have confirmed a second case of measles in the Idaho panhandle. The patient is a family member of a young child who was confirmed as the first case last …


Prominent investigative journalist detained in Russia

A prominent Russian investigative journalist has been charged with drug dealing after four grams of the synthetic stimulant mephedrone were found in his backpack, Moscow police said Friday.


UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019

Suspicious device reported in Moscow; Spokane bomb squad deployed for third time in a week

A Spokane bomb squad was dispatched to Moscow on Tuesday after a suspicious device was found near a hospital and a Baptist church. Experts determined the device was not an …


UPDATED: Mon., May 6, 2019

Police investigating improvised bombs and an arson fire in Pullman, Moscow

Pullman police began searching for an arsonist after a fire destroyed a laser tag arena on Sunday, the same day a device resembling a pipe bomb was discovered in a …


UPDATED: Mon., May 6, 2019

Plane was heavy with extra fuel before deadly crash landing

A Russian airliner that took off from Moscow was airborne for just 28 minutes before returning to make an emergency landing while still heavy with unburned fuel, which then ignited …


UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019

Bomb found inside Moscow home, rendered safe

A Spokane bomb squad traveled to Moscow, Idaho on Wednesday to assist in deactivating a device found inside a home.


UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019

Racist postcards distributed in Moscow

A pair of racist postcards appearing to mock a coming University of Idaho LGBTQA-hosted event and comparing the UI to Moscow, Russia, in 1912 were reportedly delivered this past week …


UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019

Moscow, Idaho, schools are full

For the third year in a row, Moscow schools are too full to allow admission of out-of-district students.


Weather Service says more rain coming to Palouse this week

City officials in Pullman say they usually have 12 to 24 hours to prepare for potential flooding.


UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019

Bud Hut robbery suspect makes first court appearance

A Moscow man arrested Monday afternoon in connection with an armed robbery at the Bud Hut marijuana dispensary on the Moscow-Pullman highway is now being held at the Latah County …


UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019

Paradise Creek floods homes on the Palouse

Paradise Creek has reached flood stage in Moscow and homes are beginning to flood.


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019

Authorities search for suspect in armed robbery at Whitman County pot shop

Authorities were searching Monday for a man who entered a marijuana shop near Pullman, pointed a handgun at an employee and escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash.