Moscow says it will help Russian despite her guilty plea

Europe 12/14/18, 05:35

Russian officials say Moscow will continue to support a Russian woman in custody in the United States who has pleaded guilty to acting as a covert agent of the Russian government, even though it rejects that claim.Maria Butina on Thursday pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge for trying to infiltrate ...

Austrian ex-officer suspected of spying for Russia since 90s

Europe 11/09/18, 10:04

Austria's government said Friday that a retired colonel in the country's military is suspected of having spied for Russia for decades, a claim swiftly dismissed by Moscow.The 70-year-old man from Salzburg, who wasn't named, allegedly provided a Russian intelligence agency with information about Austria's military and political situation, officials said."According ...

Russia hosts meeting on Afghanistan

Europe 11/09/18, 05:27

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Friday voiced hope that a conference on Afghanistan taking place in Moscow could help pave the way for peace talks."The Moscow format of talks is aimed at establishing an inclusive inter-Afghan dialogue in the interests of advancing the process of national reconciliation," Lavrov said ...

US official says Putin invited to visit Washington next year

Politics 10/27/18, 02:18

U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton said Friday that Russian President Vladimir Putin has been invited to visit Washington next year. Bolton said "we have invited President Putin to Washington after the first of the year for, basically, a full day of consultations." He said no date has been set yet. Bolton ...

Russia seeks to counter US weight as Lavrov takes UN stage

Europe 09/28/18, 11:33

Russia is framing itself as a counterweight to U.S. power around the world as the Russian foreign minister takes his turn Friday at the annual U.N. General Assembly.Russia has been maneuvering in talks at the U.N. this week to shape the future of Syria, influence nonproliferation negotiations with North Korea ...

NATO chief seek dialogue with increasingly assertive Russia

Europe 09/25/18, 16:04

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday he wants a more constructive relationship with Russia, even as the western alliance is taking measures to respond to Moscow's increasing military assertiveness.Speaking shortly before meeting Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on the sideline of the U.N. General Assembly, he cited military interference ...

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