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Russia accuses U.S. of nurturing aggressive nuclear strategy

Amid the widening U.S.-Russian spat over Syria, the Russian Foreign Ministry on Thursday issued a strongly-worded statement accusing the Pentagon of nurturing an aggressive nuclear strategy threatening Russia.


Philippines President Duterte to scrap future war games with U.S.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he was giving notice to the United States, his country’s long-standing ally, that joint exercises of Filipino and American troops next week will be the …


Why the fight for Aleppo is a turning point in the Syrian war

Even by the brutal benchmarks of the Syrian conflict, Russian and Syrian bombardment of rebel-held districts in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo this last week has been marked by …


Probe: Malaysian jet downed by missile launcher from Russia

NIEUWEGEIN, Netherlands – Dutch-led criminal investigators said Wednesday they have solid evidence that a Malaysian jet was shot down in 2014 by a Buk missile that was moved into eastern …


Syrian and Russian airstrikes continue major offensive to take back Aleppo

Syrian and Russian warplanes launched a fresh blitz on Aleppo on Saturday as government troops pressed a major offensive to take back the city.


Canada defeats Russia to advance to World Cup of Hockey finals

Sidney Crosby was at his best on one of hockey’s biggest stages.


Bombing campaign in Syria kills dozens, demolishes buildings

Syria’s military threatened a ground offensive in Aleppo and pounded the city’s rebel-held neighborhoods with airstrikes on Friday, killing dozens, demolishing buildings and damaging a main water station in an …


Seven firefighters missing in Moscow blaze

Emergency officials in Moscow say that seven firefighters are missing in a large blaze at a plastics warehouse.


Syria’s Assad blames U.S. for collapse of Syria truce

He’s been stigmatized internationally, a contentious figure presiding over a ruinous civil war that seems to slip into further depravity every day. But in his power base in the Syrian …


Trudy Rubin: Face dangers of Trump presidency

The Donald brags he will make America “strong again” but the policies he promotes would do exactly the opposite: emboldening our enemies, undercutting our allies and destroying America’s clout in …


Aid trucks hit, killing dozens, as Syria truce fails

A cease-fire that held in Syria for a week collapsed violently on Monday with the bombardment of rebel-held eastern Aleppo city and an attack that struck a humanitarian aid convoy.


US says its willing to extend Syria truce despite violations

The United States said Monday it is prepared to extend the window for Syria’s fractured week-old cease-fire despite numerous violations and the Syrian military’s announcement that the truce is over.


Syrian truce receives new blows with airstrikes, shelling

Syria’s fragile cease-fire started to unravel on Sunday with the first aerial attacks on rebel-held neighborhoods of Aleppo and a southern village that killed at least eight people, violations that …


Early results: Ruling party winning Russian parliament vote

Early results on Sunday showed Russia’s ruling United Russia party winning in the parliamentary election amid reports of election violations and visible voter apathy in the country’s two largest cities.


U.S. says it may have struck Syrian troops while targeting Islamic State

Syria’s military says the U.S.-led coalition carried out an airstrike on an eastern base that is surrounded by Islamic State militants, allowing the extremists to advance and potentially dealing a …


Desperate Syrians await aid during ‘positive’ cease-fire

Hundreds of thousands of Syrians living under siege are still waiting for humanitarian aid, the United Nations said, as a cease-fire brokered by Russia and the United States looked set …


As Russia reasserts itself, U.S. intelligence agencies focus anew on the Kremlin

U.S. intelligence agencies are expanding spying operations against Russia on a greater scale than at any time since the end of the Cold War, U.S. officials said.


Putin-polling is a dangerous business

Russia’s designation of its most respected polling agency as a foreign agent last week, hobbling the Yury Levada Centre, shows the extraordinary challenges pollsters face in the country.


Syrian rebels leery of cease-fire plan set to start Monday

BEIRUT – Rebel factions in Syria expressed deep reservations on Sunday about the terms of a U.S.-Russian deal that seeks to restart the peace process for the war-torn country, with …


Flawed Syria deal nonetheless offers hope for peace

Saturday’s deal to renew a nationwide truce in Syria, open aid routes and establish a U.S.-Russian military partnership may be the best hope yet to end the brutal five-year civil …


White House pressured to call out Russia over hacking actions

There is a debate within the Obama administration over whether to publicly blame Russia for the hack of the Democratic National Committee or to wait for the FBI to complete …


US, Russia agree to Syria cease-fire, new military partnership

GENEVA – The United States and Russia announced early Saturday a breakthrough agreement on Syria that foresees a nationwide cease-fire starting early next week, followed by an unlikely new military …


Russian Mideast push could hurt US influence, if talks occur

American influence over the Middle East could slip a notch after Israel and the Palestinians agreed in principle to Russian-organized talks in Moscow. That is, if the negotiations ever happen.


Dana Milbank: Trump wants you to trust him blindly

There’s one sure way to know how beholden Trump is to Putin’s regime: release his tax returns.


Ash Carter: Russia sowing seeds of global instability

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter accused Russia on Wednesday of sowing seeds of global instability and questioned whether Moscow genuinely wants a viable cease-fire in Syria.


Aleppo bombed as U.S. and Russia plan Syria talks

An airstrike near the site of a suspected gas attack in Syria killed at least 10 civilians Wednesday, as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey …


U.S. investigating potential covert Russian plan to disrupt fall elections

U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies are probing what they see as a broad covert Russian operation in the United States to sow public distrust in the upcoming presidential election …


Possible Russian covert acts to influence U.S. election being investigated

U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies are probing what they see as a broad covert Russian operation in the United States to sow public distrust in the upcoming presidential election …


U.S.-Russia trust issues hinder Syria talks, Obama says

Lack of trust between the U.S. and Russia is getting in the way of possible cooperation to stop the violence in Syria, President Barack Obama said Sunday.


Russia, Saudi Arabia pledge to stabilize oil output

The world’s two largest oil producers, Russia and Saudi Arabia, on Monday agreed to act together to stabilize global oil output, though it’s unclear what that might entail.