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Al-Qaida chief in 9/11 speech calls for attacks on West

Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri called Wednesday on Muslims to attack U.S., European, Israeli and Russian targets in a speech on the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 2, 2019

Russian crackdown on protesters seen as intimidation tactic

MOSCOW – In just a few days, Sergei Abanichev was arrested, thrown in jail and charged with a crime that could keep him behind bars for up to eight years …


Russian firm sues Boeing over Max jet, says defects hidden

A Russian aircraft leasing company that ordered 35 Boeing Max jets is suing the U.S. aircraft maker, accusing it of hiding defects in the plane that has been grounded after …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 27, 2019

Macron’s G-7 performance arms him for likely troubles ahead

French President Emmanuel Macron used the three-day summit of G-7 leaders he hosted in southwest France to showcase his political talents.


Turkey’s Erdogan visits Russian air show as Putin’s guest

In a show of burgeoning security ties between Russia and Turkey, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attended the opening of an annual Russian air show as a guest of President …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 27, 2019

Trump portrays G-7 as a lovefest, papering over differences

Never mind his differences with world leaders on China, trade, Russia, Iran and more. President Donald Trump’s takeaway message from the Group of Seven summit in France was “unity.” In …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 23, 2019

Vladimir Putin orders Russia to respond after U.S. missile test

President Vladimir Putin ordered the Russian military on Friday to work out a quid pro quo response after the test of a new U.S. missile banned under a now-defunct arms …


Two victims of mysterious Russian missile blast died of radiation sickness, report says

Two of the Russian specialists killed in the explosion at a White Sea missile testing range died not of traumatic injuries from the blast itself but of radiation sickness before …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019

Trump says would be ‘appropriate’ for Russia to rejoin G-7

President Donald Trump says it would be appropriate for Russia to be readmitted to a group of the world’s major industrial nations.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019

Russia restarts sharing radiation data, big questions linger

Russia has resumed sharing data from radiation monitoring stations in Siberia after some were taken offline following a deadly explosion at a missile range, an nuclear weapons watchdog said Tuesday, …


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. 13, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.