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UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 7:53 p.m.

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. 13, 2019, 5:18 p.m.

Russian military orders village evacuation, then cancels it

The Russian military on Tuesday told residents of a village near a navy testing range to evacuate, but cancelled the order hours later, adding to the uncertainty and confusion fueled …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 11:18 a.m.

Analysis shows 12% could vote without paper backup in 2020

More than one in 10 voters could cast ballots on paperless voting machines in the 2020 general election, according to a new analysis, leaving their ballots more vulnerable to hacking.


1 killed, 13 injured by blasts at Russian military depot

Russian authorities say powerful explosions that started at a military depot in Siberia two days ago left one person dead and 13 people injured.


Meteorologist: Russia wildfires linked to climate change

The head of Russia’s meteorological service says he sees global climate change as a factor behind the wildfires blazing throughout Siberia and the country’s Far East.


U.S. will test new missile technology after Russia treaty ends

The U.S. is planning to conduct tests soon on new missile technology that would have violated a treaty with Russia that expired Friday, senior administration officials said.


Syria says it agrees to cease-fire in rebel stronghold

Syria’s government said it has agreed to a conditional cease-fire starting late Thursday in northwestern Syria, according to state media. Government troops and allied Russia warplanes have been carrying out …


Russian spaceship brings 3 tons of supplies to space station

An unmanned Russian spaceship carrying tons of supplies to the International Space Station has docked with the orbiting laboratory.


UPDATED: Sat., July 27, 2019, 7:35 p.m.

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: Thu., July 25, 2019, 8:11 p.m.

Ukraine seizes Russian tanker in Black Sea

The Ukrainian Security Service said Thursday it had seized a Russian tanker in a Black Sea port, a move that could undermine an anticipated prisoner swap between the two countries.


UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019, 8:15 p.m.

South Korea, Russia differ over warning shots fired at jets

South Korean air force jets fired 360 rounds of warning shots Tuesday after a Russian military plane twice violated South Korea’s airspace off the country’s eastern coast, Seoul officials said …


Turkey calls on US to reverse decision on F-35 exclusion

The U.S. decision to exclude Turkey from an American-led fighter jet program goes against the “spirit of alliance,” the Turkish government said Thursday, and called on its NATO ally to …


Trump says US won’t sell fighter jets to Turkey

President Donald Trump says the U.S. is not going to sell F-35 fighter jets to Turkey after Ankara decided to buy a missile defense system from Russia.


UPDATED: Mon., July 15, 2019, 11:14 a.m.

Russian planes continue to deliver S-400 parts to Turkey

Turkey hopes to co-produce high-tech weaponry systems with Russia in the future, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, further defying its NATO ally the United States, which has warned the …


UPDATED: Sat., July 13, 2019, 9:59 p.m.

Russia launches major new telescope after decades of 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.


UPDATED: Sat., July 13, 2019, 4:16 p.m.

Stalled Idlib campaign shows limits of Syrian, Russian power

The stalled campaign by government forces and their Russian allies to retake Syria’s Idlib province from jihadi rebels has stalled out after two months of hard fighting


UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019, 6:03 p.m.

U.S. deciding how to punish ally Turkey over Russian arms deal

The United States is edging closer to crisis with NATO ally Turkey, now that it has started receiving components of a Russian-made air defense system in defiance of Trump administration …


Putin and Ukraine’s new leader discuss east Ukraine conflict

Russian President Vladimir Putin had his first phone call with Ukraine’s new president on Thursday and discussions centered on the conflict in eastern Ukraine that has bitterly blighted relations between …


UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019, 1:47 p.m.

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, …


Putin signs bill suspending participation in nuclear treaty

President Vladimir Putin has signed a bill suspending Russia’s participation in a pivotal nuclear arms treaty.


UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019, 5:28 p.m.

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.


UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019, 5:03 p.m.

Fire kills 14 sailors aboard Russian submarine

A fire on one of the Russian navy’s deep-sea submersibles killed 14 sailors, the Russian Defense Ministry said Tuesday without giving the cause of the blaze or saying if there …


G-20 leaders clash over values, face calls to protect growth

World leaders attending a Group of 20 summit in Japan that began Friday are clashing over values that have served for decades as the foundation of their cooperation as they …


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 12:51 p.m.

Jimmy Carter claims Russia won Trump the White House

Former President Jimmy Carter said Friday he believes President Donald Trump actually lost the 2016 election and is president only because of Russian interference.


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 11 a.m.

Iran sees some progress on nuclear deal, but not enough

A meeting of the remaining partners in the Iranian nuclear deal produced some progress but not enough to satisfy Tehran’s demands, a senior Iranian official said Friday, offering little prospect …


Kremlin confirms Trump-Putin meeting at G-20

Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with U.S. President Donald Trump on the sidelines of an international summit in Japan, the Kremlin said Wednesday, in talks that come amid bitter …


NATO to endorse measures against Russia over missile treaty

NATO defense ministers are set to endorse a list of measures that could be used against Russia should it refuse to comply with a major Cold War-era missile treaty, the …


US issues Turkey new warning over Russian missile purchase

The U.S. envoy to NATO said Tuesday that Turkey will be axed from the high-tech F-35 fighter jet program if it goes ahead with plans to buy Russian S-400 air …


UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019, 9:04 p.m.

Putin open for talks with Trump, warns against force on Iran

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that he’s open for a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump but doesn’t expect quick progress on easing tensions with Washington.


Media in Russia’s south protest journalist’s arrest

Journalists in southern Russia are protesting the arrest of a newspaper editor on charges of terrorism widely seen as trumped up.