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 fall.Peresvet is a high-energy laser, whose specific data and purpose ...

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

U.S. 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 ...

Update: Trump threatens more action in China trade fight

Business 05/13/19, 18:35

The Latest on the tariffs battle between China and the United States (all times local): 2:35 p.m. President Donald Trump says he's going to take further action to help the nation's farmers in the midst of an escalating trade war with China. In this May 9, 2019, photo a General Electric washing machine ...

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 ...

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 ...

Pompeo going to Russia amid disputes over Venezuela, Arctic

Politics 05/10/19, 10:13

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will head to Russia to hold talks with President Vladimir Putin amid disputes over Venezuela's political turmoil and other issues. Pompeo will arrive in Moscow on Monday and then travel to Sochi on Tuesday to see Putin and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. The State Department ...

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 ...

Putin on Victory Day: Russian military to be strengthened

Europe 05/09/19, 03:52

Russian President Vladimir Putin has told the annual military Victory Day parade in Red Square that the country will continue to strengthen its armed forces.The parade on Thursday marked the 74th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany. It included about 13,000 servicemen and 130 pieces of military equipment, ranging ...

Herzog says Gorbachev documentary has a ‘subversive message’

Entertainment 05/04/19, 14:47

Werner Herzog says there's a "subversive message" to his new documentary "Meeting Gorbachev": Talk to your geopolitical enemies.Herzog interviewed former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev three times in a six-month span to make the new film. He highlights Gorbachev's leadership during the reunification of Herzog's native Germany as well as ...

US still pondering military options in Venezuela

Politics 05/04/19, 02:36

The Trump administration ended a week of pointed but vague threats of a military response to the Venezuelan political crisis with a meeting at the Pentagon to consider its options, though there was still no sign any action was on the horizon. Shortly after acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan and other ...

Update: President Trump tweets he, Putin discussed ‘Russian Hoax’

Politics 05/03/19, 12:31

The Latest on President Donald Trump and Russia President Vladimir Putin (all times local): 1:25 p.m. President Donald Trump says the "Russian Hoax" was one of the topics he discussed with Russian's Vladimir Putin (POO'-tihn) during a "Very productive talk!" White House press secretary Sarah Sanders speaks with reporters outside the White House, ...

Trump, Putin discuss nuclear weapons, Mueller report

Politics 05/03/19, 11:40

President Donald Trump spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin for more than an hour Friday about nuclear weapons agreements, the conflict in Venezuela, North Korea and also briefly about special counsel Robert Mueller's just completed report on Moscow's interference in the 2016 election. The President tweeted: "Had a long and very ...

Venezuela thrust to forefront of US-Russia clashes

America 05/02/19, 14:23

The crisis in Venezuela has been thrust to the top of a list of long-simmering spats between the United States and Russia, with both sides entrenched in diametrically opposed positions from which they are unwilling to retreat. Russia's support for embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, who is refusing to cede power ...

US official: Trump wants solo, not multi-party talks with NK

Politics 04/28/19, 11:09

The U.S. has little interest in joining other countries in a multi-nation effort to get North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons, President Donald Trump's national security adviser said Sunday. The United States is not trying to exclude other nations from nuclear talks with Pyongyang, John Bolton told "Fox News ...

Putin raises possibility of meeting Ukraine leader

Europe 04/27/19, 05:06

Russian President Vladimir Putin has raised the possibility of meeting Ukraine's president-elect in a sign Moscow might want to improve relations that soured after its 2014 annexation of Crimea.Putin said Saturday if they meet, he and Volodymyr Zelenskiy should discuss how to end Ukraine's conflict with Russian-backed separatists in its ...

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