Russian Military

Theresa May has accepted more than £200,000 in donations from former Russian defence chief since becoming PM

Theresa May has accepted more than £200,000 in donations from a former Russian defence chief since becoming PM.<p>Mrs May promised to distance herself …

UK Politics

Did U.S. and Russian Troops Fight Their Bloodiest Battle Since World War I in February?

Why did such an ill-judged attack take places at all? Some have suggested that Moscow orchestrated the assault as a test of U.S. resolve in Syria. …

Middle East

Exit poll shows Armenia's ruling party with wide lead

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenians voted Sunday in the country's first parliamentary election since the ex-Soviet nation modified its constitution to expand the powers of parliament and the prime minister.<p>An exit poll released after voting stations closed showed the Republican Party of Armenia's …

Asia

Russian Army Snipers Have Rifles and Ammo That Can Pierce U.S. Body Armor - Warrior Maven

<i>Above:</i> <i>ASVK in Syria. Photo via Armament Research</i><p><b>By Charlie Gao,</b> <b>The National Interest</b><p>The Russian involvement in Syria and Ukraine has provided a …

Military

Russian military police commander in Israel for talks

Vladimir Ivanovsky, the head of Russia’s Military Police Directorate, arrived in Israel late Friday to discuss developments in Syria with Israeli …

Israel

Ukraine, Russia parry over Russian aid convoy

KAMENSK-SHAKHTINSKY, Russia (AP) — Raising the stakes in Ukraine's conflict, a Russian aid convoy of more than 200 trucks pushed up to the border on Thursday but then stopped, provocatively poised to cross into rebel-held territory.<p>The Ukrainian government threatened to use all means available to …

Russia

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The beach shops in the resort of Adler, the town on the Black Sea near to Sochi’s Fisht Stadium, must be among the few of their kind in Europe that do not sell knock-off Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo shirts, even on Friday when the latter was playing there.<p>Instead the only unofficial …

Soccer

Manafort gets an orange jumpsuit - witness tampering in #TrumpRussia

Manafort will be jailed after being accused of witness tampering while awaiting trial on federal conspiracy and money laundering charges<p>x<p>BREAKING: …

Russia

Court rejects new hearing for ex-Russian military officer

A federal appeals court has rejected a request for a new hearing for a former Russian military officer convicted of leading a 2009 Taliban attack on …

Afghanistan

UN chief urged to raise Ukrainian prisoners in talks with Putin

UNITED NATIONS (UNITED STATES) (AFP) -<p>The United States, France, Britain and 35 other countries asked UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday to raise the case of jailed film director Oleg Sentsov and dozens of other Ukrainian prisoners during his talks with Russian President Vladimir …

Russia

Why Russia is politically and militarily strong while being an economic dwarf | VOX, CEPR Policy Portal

<b>First posted on:</b><p>Ivory Tower, 11 April 2018<p>Last week I saw a surprising statistic: the GDP of Russia is of the same order of magnitude as the combined …

Geopolitics

Russian navy put on high alert off Ukraine coast: sources

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Sources close to the Russian military said on Thursday that Russian naval forces in the Black Sea had been put on heightened alert to discourage Ukraine from trying to disrupt the soccer World Cup as the tournament got under way.<p>However, the Defence Ministry itself dismissed the …

Russia

Russia Has a Sneaky New Way To Sink a Navy Warship

Imagine this: Club-K anti-ship missiles hidden inside shipping containers. Russia’s military spending cannot match the Kremlin’s ambitions. Western …

Military

Moscow Quickly Expanding Ties to Africa

Moscow is returning to sub-Saharan Africa in a big way by exploiting ties and themes developed in Soviet times: it is talking about anti-colonialism, …

Africa

Rhian Sugden wows in Russian military uniform and lacy lingerie ahead of the World Cup

SUN stunner Rhian Sugden is ready for the World Cup to kick off today.<p>The 31-year-old cheekily posed for a Russian themed shoot, complete with full …

Saudi Arabia

Russia's New 'Terminator' Tank Might Be Able to Kill One of America's Most Deadly Weapons

Russia is developing a third generation of its BMPT-72 Terminator combat support tank.<p>The vehicle, designed to support tanks and infantry, will also …

Military

Hanoi vs. Ho Chi Minh City: In photos

Vietnam

Russia Says New NATO War Plan a Threat to Europe's Stability and Moscow's Military Is Prepared to Respond

Russian officials have said that a new plan by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to prepare for combat within a month will weaken …

Russia

Russian-Iranian Dispute, Preparation for Settlement in Syria

Russian media was preoccupied last week following the recent gap between Russia and Iran in Syria, on the backdrop of the understandings reached …

Middle East

Supporting the World Cup just plays into Putin’s hands

Andrés Martinez’s June 10 Outlook essay urging people to watch the World Cup as a “cosmopolitan antidote” to President Trump was very unfortunate [“Hello, World”]. This World Cup is being used by Russian President Vladi­mir Putin to distract the world from his crimes and make the point that …

Russia

US needs bases in Poland

WARSAW — In his opinion article “Don’t put US bases in Poland,” General Ben Hodges argues against establishing a permanent U.S. military presence in …

Geopolitics

US to double number of Marines in Norway amid Russia tensions

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The government of Norway has approved approximately 400 additional US Marines to be posted to Norway, according to the country's Ministry of Defense.<p>Currently there are approximately 300 US Marines in Norway for a rotational presence for training and exercise. The additional …

U.S. Politics

Nakhchivan Again Site of Broader and More Dangerous Geopolitical Competition

Ankara’s announcement last week (June 6) that it will begin building a railroad up to the Turkish border with Nakhchivan later this year, combined …

South Asia

World Cup 2018: England squad jet out to Russia training base

The excitement around the World Cup has been taken up a further notch after England departed for their tournament base in Russia on Tuesday.<p>The Three …

Soccer

Dutch MPs approve Ukraine treaty on MH17 trial

THE HAGUE (AFP) -<p>Dutch lawmakers Tuesday approved a treaty signed between the Netherlands and Ukraine to ease the possible prosecution of those responsible for downing flight MH17, including trying suspects through video link.<p>Former Dutch justice minister Stef Blok signed the pact with Ukranian …

Europe

U.S. Imposes New Russia Sanctions Over Cyberattacks, Threats to Undersea Internet Cables

The U.S. government on Monday sanctioned five Russian companies and three Russian nationals said to have aided Russia’s Federal Security Service …

Cybersecurity

Russia Doesn’t Solve Conflicts, It Silences Them

From 1917 until the late 1980s, Moscow’s interventions in conflicts around the world were driven by a desire to promote communist ideology. Since the …

Middle East

Stefan Drzewiecki, Submarine Tsar

<i>Postage stamps are lessons in history, politics, science, or geography packed onto a small piece of gummed paper. They’re also beautiful works of</i> …

Black Sea

“I think it’s clearly wrong to conclude that this somehow sees us realign ourselves towards Nato,” President Sauli Niinistö says to Talouselämä.

Niinistö stated to the business weekly that the statement of intent is nothing to be baffled about, reminding that both Finland and Sweden already …

Finland

On This Day: 'Jurassic Park' opens, smashes box office record

On this date in history:<p>In 1776, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Robert Livingston and Roger Sherman were appointed by the …

Jurassic Park