New Russian weapon can travel 27 times the speed of sound

Europe 12/27/19, 04:36

A new intercontinental weapon that can fly 27 times the speed of sound became operational Friday, Russia's defense minister reported to President Vladimir Putin, bolstering the country's nuclear strike capability. Putin has described the Avangard hypersonic glide vehicle as a technological ...

Russia hosts feuding Afghan factions for talks

Europe 05/30/19, 06:50

The Taliban and other Afghan factions have wrapped another round of talks in Moscow to discuss peace settlement.The negotiations followed a previous round of consultations in February. Russia has sought to play power broker in Afghanistan, attempting to mediate between ...

Poland’s Kaczynski says Le Pen’s party ‘linked to Moscow’

Europe 05/22/19, 05:04

The powerful leader of Poland's nationalist ruling party says that political groups in some European Union states, including Marine Le Pen's party in France, are "obviously linked to Moscow and receive its support."Jaroslaw Kaczynski's comment in an interview published Wednesday ...

UN council rejects Russian request for a meeting on Ukraine

U.S. 05/20/19, 19:10

The U.N. Security Council rejected a Russian request Monday to hold a meeting on a new language law in Ukraine, with opponents calling it an attempt by Moscow to interfere in the inauguration of Ukraine's new president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy.Russia needed ...

Update: Kremlin says Pompeo didn’t ease Moscow concerns

Europe 05/15/19, 05:22

The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in Middle East amid heightened tensions between the United States and Iran (all times local): 2:20 p.m. The Kremlin's spokesman said U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo didn't offer President Vladimir ...

Prominent Russian journalist and critic of Putin dies at 59

Europe 05/10/19, 05:39

A prominent Russian journalist whose TV reports changed between acclaiming President Vladimir Putin to scathing criticism has died. He was 59.The Govorit Moskva radio station said on Friday that its editor-in-chief, Sergei Dorenko, died of internal bleeding after an aorta ...

PHOTOS: Russia celebrates 74th end of WWII in Europe

Europe 05/09/19, 12:25

Across Russia, millions of people came out for military parades and civilian processions to mark Victory Day, the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II.An estimated 26 million Soviet citizens died in the war, including 8 million soldiers. Although ...

Russian plane crash survivor recalls strong lightning strike

Europe 05/07/19, 06:05

A survivor of the Russian commercial airliner that crash-landed in Moscow on Sunday, killing 41 people, says a flash of lightning was heard moments before the plane began its emergency descent.Investigators are still working to understand what happened to cause ...

Plane was heavy with extra fuel before deadly crash landing

World 05/06/19, 19:24

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 after a rough touchdown.Flames quickly engulfed the aircraft, killing 41 ...

Update: American among those killed in Russia plane fire

World 05/06/19, 18:53

The Latest on the deadly plane fire at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport (all times local):2:35 a.m.A recent college graduate from Santa Fe, New Mexico, is among those killed when a Russian plane burst into flames during an emergency landing in Moscow.The ...

Russian plane in deadly fire found few customers worldwide

World 05/06/19, 11:03

The Aeroflot-operated SSJ100 passenger jet that caught fire during an emergency landing in Moscow is part of Russia's efforts to maintain a presence in civil aviation in a market dominated by companies like Boeing, Airbus and Embraer.Here's a quick look ...

At least 40 dead in Russian plane’s fiery emergency landing

Europe 05/05/19, 19:16

A Russian airliner burst into flames while making an emergency landing at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport Sunday evening, and at least 40 people died, officials said. The Sukhoi SSJ100 operated by national airline Aeroflot had 73 passengers and five crew members on ...

Update: Russia says 41 died on burning plane in Moscow

Europe 05/05/19, 16:44

The latest on an airplane that landed in flames at a Moscow airport (all times local): 12:45 a.m. A fiery airliner accident at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport killed 41 people, a spokeswoman for Russia's Investigative Committee says. This image taken from video and provided ...

After cover-ups, Moscow’s doping lab makes quiet return

Sports 05/03/19, 13:02

The Moscow laboratory that was shut down in 2015 following doping cover-ups has quietly become a crucial part of the world's drug-testing system once again.Under an often-overlooked provision in anti-doping rules, the lab handled 1,763 blood samples last year from ...

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