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 helps China build missile warning system

World 10/04/19, 10:25

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced Thursday that Moscow is helping China build a ballistic missile launch warning system. During a conference at the Valdai Club of foreign policy experts in Sochi, Russia, Putin said the Kremlin is helping the Chinese Communist ...

Key Mueller witness against Trump faces child porn charge

New York 06/03/19, 18:38

A Lebanese-American businessman who worked to advance Saudi Arabia's agenda to the Trump administration and who later provided grand jury testimony to special counsel Robert Mueller about his efforts to connect a Russian banker to members of Trump's transition team ...

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 ...

Lithuania presidential hopefuls: tone down Russia rhetoric

Europe 05/26/19, 01:55

Lithuanians are choosing a new president in a runoff vote between two candidates who both say they want to maintain a strict tone toward neighboring Russia while easing sometimes harsh rhetoric.Gitanas Nauseda, a prominent economist, and Ingrida Simonyte, a former ...

Putin awards medal to FIFA president Infantino

Sports 05/23/19, 10:38

Vladimir Putin has given FIFA president Gianni Infantino a medal.The Russian president awarded Infantino the Order of Friendship at the Kremlin on Thursday.Infantino has often said last year's World Cup in Russia, where the host nation surprisingly reached the quarterfinals, ...

Russian opposition leader’s associate jailed for 20 days

World 05/22/19, 15:36

A top associate of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been sentenced to 20 days in jail in connection with an unsanctioned protest rally last year.Leonid Volkov was sentenced late Wednesday on charges of violating the rules for holding a ...

Russian city cancels cathedral construction after protests

Europe 05/22/19, 12:26

The governor of Russia's Urals region said Wednesday that a plan to build a Russian Orthodox cathedral in a popular park will be cancelled after protests that drew nationwide attention. A new site will be chosen.Unsanctioned demonstrations in the Ural ...

Russia: Spy arrests reflect anti-corruption fight

Europe 05/20/19, 08:55

The Kremlin says the arrest of three senior officers of Russia's top spy agency reflects a no-holds-barred fight against corruption.Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Monday when asked about the arrests that the Kremlin has coordinated anti-corruption efforts ...

Putin hails new Russian laser weapons

Europe 05/17/19, 11:26

President Vladimir Putin says that new types of laser weapons developed in Russia will significantly enhance the nation's military capability.Speaking during Friday's meeting with top officials, Putin specifically mentioned the Peresvet, the military's first laser weapon that entered service last ...

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 ...

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