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 ...

Japan, Russia accuse each other of military buildups

Europe 05/30/19, 08:41

Russia and Japan have accused each other of military buildups as their foreign and defense ministers met in Tokyo for talks that failed to make progress on decades-long island disputes.Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a joint news conference Thursday that Russia was concerned about Japan's plan to build ...

Russia’s Putin scores 8 goals in exhibition hockey game

Hockey 05/10/19, 11:58

Russian President Vladimir Putin scored eight goals in an exhibition ice-hockey game with former NHL players.The Russian leader took to the ice on Friday in what has become an annual tradition. He played on the "Legends" team alongside Russian hockey stars such as Slava Fetisov and Pavel Bure.Putin got the ...

Update: Russia defense minister meets with Syria’s Assad

World 03/19/19, 12:50

The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local):7:45 p.m.Russia's defense minister has visited Damascus to deliver a letter from President Vladimir Putin to Syrian President Bashar Assad.This frame grab from video posted online Monday, March 18, 2019, by the Aamaq News Agency, a media arm of the Islamic State ...

Russian, Turkish defense ministers meet on Syria

Europe 02/11/19, 10:26

The Russian and Turkish defense ministers are meeting in Ankara to coordinate their next moves on Syria.Sergei Shoigu said at the start of Monday's meeting with his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar that they need to solve a few remaining issues ahead of Thursday's meeting of the presidents of Russia, Turkey ...

Russian and Turkish ministers meet for Syria talks

Europe 12/29/18, 08:23

Russian and Turkish foreign and defense ministers have met in Moscow to discuss northern Syria as U.S. forces prepare to withdraw and Turkey threatens to launch a military operation against U.S.-backed Kurdish forces controlling nearly a third of the country.Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said before the talks began Saturday ...

Putin claims Russia’s new weapons have no foreign equivalent

Europe 12/18/18, 07:59

President Vladimir Putin says Russia's new weapons have no foreign equivalents and will help ensure the country's security for decades to come.Putin, speaking during Tuesday's meeting with the top military brass in Moscow, specifically mentioned the new Kinzhal hypersonic missile and the Avangard hypersonic glide vehicle, saying they have significantly ...

Russia claims US ignoring outreach on nuclear disagreement

Europe 12/15/18, 05:16

The Russian Defense Ministry says that it wants to sit down with the Pentagon for "open and specific" talks on alleged violations of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty.The U.S. claims Russia is violating the treaty, and on Dec. 4 issued an ultimatum that Moscow come into compliance with the accord ...

Igor Korobov, head of Russia’s GRU spy agency, dies at 62

World 11/22/18, 03:12

Igor Korobov, head of the Russian military intelligence agency GRU, which has been accused of meddling in U.S. elections, has died in Moscow. He was 62.The Defense Ministry said Thursday in a statement that Korobov, who led the GRU since 2016, died Wednesday of "a lengthy and grave illness," a ...

Trump’s adviser meets Russian defense minister in Moscow

Europe 10/24/18, 03:14

U.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser is meeting with Russia's defense minister in Moscow just a few days after Trump announced that he intended to pull the United States out of a landmark nuclear weapons treaty. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu on Tuesday lauded National Security Adviser John Bolton for his ...

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