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 breakthrough comparable to the 1957 Soviet launch of the first ...

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 warring factions as it jockeys with Washington for influence in ...

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 by the Gazeta Polska weekly suggest that his party's wariness ...

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 nine "yes" votes in the 15-member council to hold the ...

CSKA Moscow beats Efes Istanbul 91-83 in Euroleague final

Soccer 05/19/19, 17:23

Americans Will Clyburn and Cory Higgins scored 20 points each to lead CSKA Moscow to the Euroleague title in a 91-83 win over Efes Istanbul in Sunday's final.It was the eighth European title for the Russian team, leaving it two short of the record held by Real Madrid.Clyburn and Higgins ...

Report: Brakes unused on fiery Russian plane that killed 41

Europe 05/17/19, 13:12

A Russian state news agency says a report from the country's civil aviation authority indicates that the crew of an airliner that caught fire while making an emergency landing, killing 41 people, had not deployed the plane's air brakes.The report Friday indicated that human error could be an important factor ...

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 Putin any reassurances or ease Moscow's concerns over the ongoing ...

Arms control a top issue at Russia-US talks Tuesday in Sochi

Europe 05/14/19, 04:41

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's first trip to Russia is scheduled to start Tuesday, May 14, in the Black Sea coastal city of Sochi, where he and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov are sitting down for talks and then having a joint meeting with President Vladimir Putin. A look ...

Parents sue tycoon’s firm over dysentery outbreak in Moscow

Europe 05/14/19, 01:32

Natalya Konkova got a call from her 5-year-old son's day care center at School No. 1357, asking her to pick up Yaroslav because he was running a fever and having trouble walking.He got worse over the next 24 hours, with severe diarrhea and vomiting, before an ambulance took him to ...

Arms control a top issue at Russia-US talks Tuesday in Sochi

World 05/13/19, 13:47

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's first trip to Russia is scheduled to start Tuesday in Black Sea coastal city of Sochi, where he and Russian Foreign Minister are sitting down for talks and then having a joint meeting with President Vladimir Putin. A look at the top issues Pompeo ...

Pompeo skips Moscow to meet with European officials on Iran

Europe 05/12/19, 22:47

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has changed the schedule for his latest trip to Europe, substituting a stop in Brussels for one in Moscow to discuss Iran and other issues with European officials.A State Department official says Pompeo, who departed Sunday night, is still expected to meet Tuesday in Sochi ...

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 rupture. Earlier, media reports said Dorenko lost consciousness while riding ...

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 the fighting ended 74 years ago, widespread commemorations keep the ...

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 the plane to ignite in a fireball upon landing. A ...

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 of the 78 people aboard.A day after Sunday's horrifying accident ...

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 Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft of Aeroflot Airlines is covered in ...

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 the SSJ100 and the Russian company that built it, ...

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 board when it touched down and sped down a runway ...

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 on the Twitter feed of Mikhail Norenko, shows smoke from ...

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