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 ...

Donald Trump scores wins over Russia on economy, national security

Europe 10/23/18, 23:45

President Trump's often-criticized effort to forge better relations with Russia has morphed into a confrontational stance that this week scored economic and national security wins. German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced that her government is backing construction of a shipping depot for importing liquefied natural gas from the U.S., bowing to Mr. ...

Litvinenko widow says Saudi death should be a wake-up call

Europe 10/23/18, 15:23

The widow of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko, who was killed by radioactive poison in 2006, said Tuesday that the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi should be a wake-up call to the world about the deadly behavior of authoritarian states.Speaking at an event at the British Parliament, Marina Litvinenko ...

Russian paper: Indicted Prigozhin ordered beatings, killing

Europe 10/22/18, 00:56

A security aide to Yevgeny Prigozhin, a Russian businessman who has been indicted by American investigators for allegedly trying to interfere with the 2016 U.S. election, says the mogul has been involved in attacks on several people and at least one killing, an independent Russian newspaper reported Monday.Prigozhin has been ...

Biden rallies union for Democrats in tight Nevada races

Politics 10/20/18, 14:28

Former Vice President Joe Biden spoke of working class struggles and said President Donald Trump is shredding American values as the Democrat rallied union members in Las Vegas to support Jacky Rosen and other Nevada Democrats.Rosen, a freshman congresswoman from the Las Vegas-area, is challenging incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Dean ...

Putin says IS seized 700 hostages in Syria; executing some

Europe 10/18/18, 18:05

Russian President Vladimir Putin says Islamic State militants in Syria have recently seized some 700 people as hostages and are carrying out executions. At an international policy forum in Sochi on Thursday, Putin said "they have been recently expanding their area and took about 130 families hostage, which accounts for about ...

Putin: Trumps wants better relations with Russia

Europe 10/18/18, 09:52

The Latest on Russia President Vladimir Putin's comments (all times local):4:40 p.m.Russian President Vladimir Putin says he believes that President Donald Trump would like to improve relations with Russia.Putin said Trump aims at "some sort of stabilization and improvement of U.S.-Russian ties," adding that Moscow is ready for that "at ...

Putin: Russia would only use its nuclear arms in retaliation

Europe 10/18/18, 09:35

President Vladimir Putin says Russia would only use its nuclear weapons in response to an incoming missile attack.Putin said Thursday Russia's military doctrine doesn't envisage a preventative nuclear strike. He noted that Russia would only launch a nuclear strike if its early warning systems spot missiles heading toward its territory, ...

Russian and Egyptian presidents meet to boost trade

Europe 10/17/18, 07:03

Russian President Vladimir Putin is hosting his Egyptian counterpart Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi for talks focusing on ways to boost trade between the two nations.Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, greets Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi, during their meeting on embankment of the Olympic Park in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, Tuesday, ...

Kremlin working on plans to host Kim in Russia

World 10/17/18, 04:50

The Kremlin says it's discussing a possible visit by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un this year. Russian President Vladimir Putin's foreign affairs adviser, Yuri Ushakov, says Moscow and Pyongyang are discussing the timing and venue for the visit, and no agreement has been reached yet. Ushakov's statement comes as the Trump ...

Russia: 13 dead, 50 wounded in Crimea explosion

Europe 10/17/18, 02:55

The Latest on the deadly explosion at a college in Crimea (all times local):2:55 p.m.Russia's top investigative agency says an explosive device rigged with metal fragments has killed 13 people at a college in Crimea.The Russian Investigative Committee's spokeswoman, Svetlana Petrenko, said the device went off Wednesday in the canteen ...

Egyptian president urges Russia to resume flights to resorts

Europe 10/16/18, 13:37

Egypt's president urged Russia on Tuesday to resume direct flights to Egyptian resorts as he discussed ways to bolster ties with Russian officials and lawmakers.Moscow suspended the flights after a bomb planted by the Islamic State group brought a Russian passenger plane down over Sinai in October 2015, killing all ...

Kremlin: No plans for Putin-Trump meeting in Paris

Europe 10/16/18, 10:29

The Kremlin says Russian President Vladimir Putin will travel to Paris for an event that President Donald Trump is also set to attend, but a meeting between them isn't planned.Putin's foreign affairs adviser, Yuri Ushakov, said Tuesday that Putin will visit Paris on Nov. 11 to attend events marking 100 ...

Russian opposition leader Navalny free after 50 days in jail

Europe 10/14/18, 06:37

Kremlin opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been released from jail after serving 50 days on two consecutive sentences for organizing unsanctioned protests.Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny leaves a detention center in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)Navalny, President Vladimir Putin's most prominent foe, had been sentenced to ...

Russian influence rising in Balkans, Baltics, Central Europe

Europe 10/09/18, 09:57

A week before a crucial election, Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik traveled to Russia for a Formula One race — not because he's a big fan but for yet another meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.Footage from the race in Sochi showed Putin wishing Dodik "great success" in the Bosnian ...

A look at suspected Russian plots abroad _ and the plotters

Europe 10/09/18, 09:45

Hacking computer networks, poisoning, election meddling: It's hard to keep track of all the Russian spies and agents suspected of committing crimes abroad lately on the Kremlin's behalf.The latest development: Investigative group Bellingcat has revealed new information about a Russian doctor accused of the nerve agent poisoning in Britain in ...

Update: Kremlin refuses to comment on Bellingcat report

Europe 10/09/18, 08:34

The Latest on the Russian suspects in ex-spy's poisoning (all times local):1:15 p.m.The Kremlin has refused to comment on the claim by investigative group Bellingcat that one of the two suspects in the poisoning of an ex-spy in England is a doctor who works for Russian military intelligence.Russian President Vladimir ...

UK group Bellingcat: Putin honored poisoning suspect in 2014

Europe 10/09/18, 08:18

The investigative group Bellingcat says one of the two suspects in the poisoning of a Russian ex-spy in Britain had been made a Hero of the Russian Federation by President Vladimir Putin four years earlier.The group identified the suspect in the March nerve agent attack on Sergei Skripal and his ...

Kremlin is working on plans to host Kim Jong Un in Russia

Europe 10/08/18, 06:32

The Kremlin says it is working on plans to host North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Moscow.Dmitry Peskov, spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin, said Monday that Putin extended an invitation to Kim last month to visit Russia, and that Moscow is working on the details of where and ...

Column: Fight poses a question: Is this UFC or WWE?

Sports 10/07/18, 17:21

Khabib Nurmagomedov apologized, though it was clear he wasn't sorry about much.Not after putting a beating on Conor McGregor in their highly anticipated fight. Not after leaping out of the octagon to settle another score while a couple of his thugs jumped in to deliver a few more blows to ...

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