Russia

Embarrassment as Washington Post corrects its 'scoop' about Obama, Facebook and Russia

The Washington Post has made a correction to an explosive cover story that undermines the entire premise of Monday’s front-page article headlined, "Obama sought to prod Facebook on Russia role."<p>The problem, according to a Facebook executive, is that when Obama reached out to the social media giant …

Journalism

US And Russia Quietly End Diplomatic Tailspin

A behind-the-scenes effort by US and Russian diplomats may have pre-empted a new wave of tit-for-tat retaliations.<p>After months of angry statements, diplomatic expulsions and shuttered consulates, US and Russian officials have quietly put an end to the tit-for-tat retaliations between the two sides, …

World News

U.S. to Curb Russian Military Flights Over America

WASHINGTON—U.S. officials are preparing to announce restrictions to Russian military flights over American territory under the Treaty on Open Skies in the latest sign of strain in U.S.-Russia relations.<p>The treaty, part of a suite of arms-control, transparency and confidence-building agreements that …

News (U.S.)

Russia attacks U.S. Army guide preparing troops for war with Moscow

Russian officials have criticized a U.S. military handbook preparing soldiers for a possible future conflict with Moscow and its allies.<p>Described as …

War

Investigators follow flow of money to Trump from wealthy donors with Russian ties

Three Americans with significant Russian business connections contributed almost $2 million to political funds controlled by Donald Trump, ABC News …

Donald Trump

Russian 'cannibal couple' suspected of killing up to 30 and posing with body parts

A Russian couple are suspected of dozens of cases of cannibalism after they were found with pictures of human body parts, including a cooked human head on a platter of oranges.<p>The couple, named in local media as Dmitry Baksheyev, 35, and his wife Natalya, 42, are suspected of killing as many as 30 …

Military Aircraft

In Just 5 Words, President Trump Completely Ripped the Concept of Socialism Apart — Wow

During a press conference with the Spanish president following the catastrophic damage that Hurricane Maria left behind, President Trump defended his …

Venezuela

Russia Threatens to Shut Facebook Over Local Data Storage Laws

Facebook Inc. will by shut down in Russia next year if it fails to comply with requirements to store user data locally, according to the head of …

Russian military fires intercontinental ballistic missile in tests designed to pierce defences

MOSCOW — The Russian military on Tuesday test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile and also launched drills involving missile units in Siberia.<p>…

Canadian News

Ukraine's president signs controversial education law

MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine's president has signed an education law that critics say will infringe on the rights of ethnic minorities.<p>Petro Poroshenko's office said in a statement late Monday that the law "strengthens the role of the Ukrainian language in education."<p>The bill sparked concerns in Hungary, …

World News

Russian Threatens to Block Facebook in Russia in 2018

Social network must keep user information stored in Russia, country says<p>A top Russian bureaucrat told reporters in Moscow on Tuesday that the country …

Entertainment

Hungary threatens to block Ukraine's EU progress in language row

KIEV/BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary said on Tuesday it will block its neighbour Ukraine from integrating further with the European Union in retaliation for Kiev’s decision to end teaching in minority languages including Hungarian.<p>Ukraine passed a law on Sept. 5 obliging teachers to use only Ukrainian …

Ukraine

Roger Stone’s defiant congressional testimony on Trump and Russia, annotated

<i>Infowars host Roger Stone, a former campaign adviser to President Trump who has said he still speaks with Trump "from time to time," testified on Tuesday before the House Intelligence Committee.</i><p><i>The session was held behind closed doors, so reporters could not observe questions and answers related to</i> …

Politics

Russian Forces Start Air Bombing Drill Near North Korea Border

The combat drills are underway during a tense time for the Korean Peninsula.

North Korea

With no proof, Stone calls DNC hack inside job

Roger Stone, former adviser to President Donald Trump, appeared before the House intelligence committee and later told reporters he believes Russia was not behind the 2016 DNC hacks. No evidence has ever surfaced to support that claim, and the US intelligence community believes Russia was behind …

Justice

Mnuchin Asks Judge to Toss Exxon's Suit Over Russia Drilling

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin filed court papers in Texas denying claims by Exxon Mobil Corp. that a $2 million fine assessed against the energy …

Business

Russia says it's working behind the scenes to find a solution for North Korea

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A conflict on the Korean peninsula would have "catastrophic consequences," and Russia's foreign ministry is working "behind the scenes" on finding a political solution to the North Korea crisis, the RIA news agency cited a senior Russian diplomat as saying on Tuesday.<p>Cited by …

North Korea

GPS spoofing makes ships in Russian waters think they're on land

SAN FRANCISCO – Researchers have discovered a disturbing pattern: dozens of ships whose GPS signals tell them they’re on land — at an airport no less — even when they’re far out to sea.<p>An investigation released this week by the Washington D.C.-based Resilient Navigation and Timing Foundation and …

U.S. Coast Guard

Rob Reiner Goes After Trump With Russia Investigation Group

Rob Reiner, who rose to fame as a needling liberal on “All In The Family,” has remained true to the political allegiances of his television role over …

Jewish Culture

Roger Stones says House members spread Russia collusion lies

A defiant Roger Stone, the longtime confidant of President Trump, denied on Tuesday that he colluded with the Russians during the 2016 election and …

House Intelligence Committee

The ’60s Soviet Space Probe That Crashed Into Wisconsin

When Sputnik IV hit the streets of sleepy Manitowoc, it ushered in the age of space junk.<p>In September 1962, something fell from aloft in Manitowoc, …

Culture

Why Soviet people didn't believe Stalin was a murderer and tyrant - Russia Beyond

Despite the rumors, he was no stranger to common feelings. Joseph Stalin is smiling in this photo taken in the 1930s.<p>Not quite the usual attire of Soviet leaders. Joseph Stalin with Marshal of the Soviet Union Kliment Voroshilov (L) and Soviet Minister of Foreign Affairs Vyacheslav Molotov are …

Joseph Stalin

'Cannibal couple' in Russia admitted killing 30 - reports

<b>A couple arrested for murder in the south-west Russian city of Krasnodar have admitted killing up to 30 people, local media report.</b><p>Dmitry Baksheev, 35, and his wife Natalia, were reportedly arrested after a dismembered body was found at the military base where they lived.<p>Police confirmed a number …

Forget Venezuela, Russia Is Looking to Nicaragua

Nicaragua is proving to be a more reliable, and stable, partner than Venezuela.As the crisis in Venezuela continues, certain states that have …

Latin America

MiG-23 Flogger: One of the First Swing-Wing Fighters

Russian MiGs are often a punchline for a joke.<p>In fact, the U.S. Air Force’s 555th Fighter Squadron, now based at Aviano Air Base and part of the 31st …

Aerospace

Watch: ‘Flying motorcycle’ is put through its paces in Russia

Footage has emerged of what its makers are calling a ‘flying motorcycle’.<p>The device, unveiled by Russia’s Kalashnikov Consortium, looks more like a drone, with just its seat reminiscent of a motorbike.<p>Video was released showing the ‘flying motorcycle’ on a test flight.<p>It was done in presence of …

Drones

Romania faces a new rush of migrant boats as smugglers test new routes to Europe

During World War II, Romania’s Jewish refugees, fleeing extermination in Europe, would pay to cram aboard flimsy boats crossing the Black Sea to the Middle East. In 2017, Romania’s shores have been the recipient of migrant boats traveling the journey in reverse, as a rarely-used smuggler’s passage …

Refugees

Russia’s sordid history of exploiting anti-black racism in the U.S.

On Tuesday, the <i>Washington Post</i> confirmed what had previously been assumed about Russia’s campaign of buying Facebook ads to tilt the presidential …

Liberal View

Russia Is Threatening to Close Facebook Like it Did LinkedIn

Russia's recent legislation has placed demands on the location of servers that have already ousted LinkedIn, in what could be a precursor to bigger …

Russian airline VIM-AVIA heads for receivership

Tens of thousands of passengers were stranded Tuesday as Russian airline VIM-AVIA said it could no longer operate without state help but the …

Airlines