Sergei Skripal

Putin dances at Austrian minister's wedding, setting off alarm bells across Europe

Wedding invitations can be tricky at the best of times, but getting hitched while holding high office carries with it an extra burden.<p>Attention in such cases is usually focused on whether leaving the wrong guest off the list could set off a diplomatic incident. Yet Austria's foreign minister, Karin …

Europe

Russia formally protests seizure of U.S. facilities: Moscow

Russia has filed a formal complaint with the Trump administration in response to U.S. authorities seizing several of its diplomatic missions and …

Russia

Pat Buchanan: America's lengthening enemies list

Updated 3 hours ago<p>Friday, deep into the 17th year of America’s longest war, Taliban forces overran Ghazni, a provincial capital that sits on the …

Middle East

Merkel, Putin share a headache: Donald Trump

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin will have plenty to talk about when they meet …

Russia

US defense official cautions PH against acquiring Russian weapons

The acquisition of military equipment from Russia by the Philippines may hurt its long-standing alliance with the United States, according to a top …

Armed Forces

Banksy’s viral post about unauthorised Russian show is a sign of its success, organiser says

The street artist’s Instagram comment that the show has “nothing to do with me” set off an online debate about artists’ rights—which made him LOL

Streetwear

An ex-Tory Minister defied Theresa May’s World Cup boycott by jetting to the semi-final after he resigned

AN ex-Tory Minister defied Theresa May’s boycott of the World Cup by jetting to the semi-final a month after he resigned.<p>The latest register of MPs’ …

Royal Family

There is new aggression in US Congress to check Trump & Russia before election season

<b>Both parties in Washington are united against Russia after Trump administration’s failure to commit to election security measures.</b><p>It has become now …

India News

Putin to be guest at Austrian FM's wedding: Kremlin

MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin will be a guest at the wedding of Austria's foreign minister, who was nominated to the role by a far-right …

Russia

Rand Paul Rips Dems, Anti-Trump Conservatives For ‘Destroying’ Diplomatic Engagement With Russia

5:55 PM 08/14/2018<p>President Donald Trump’s domestic opponents on the left and right are exploiting the Russia issue for political gain at the expense …

Donald Trump

Bolton to meet with Russian counterpart in Switzerland next week

National security adviser John Bolton will travel to Geneva, Switzerland, next week to meet with his Russian counterpart, the White House announced …

Donald Trump

White House: Bolton to meet Russian counterpart as "follow-up" to Helsinki summit

White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders attends a press briefing at the White House in Washington D.C., the United States, Aug. 14, 2018. (Xinhua/Liu …

National Security

London police published mysterious security footage from a 5-month-old murder of a Putin critic that Russia is obsessed with

British police have released surveillance footage showing a mysterious black van driving outside the house of a prominent critic of Vladimir Putin the night before his murder.<p>Nikolai Glushkov was found killed by a "compression to the neck" in his London home on March 12. Police found no signs of …

Military

Inside the Poisoning Of Ex-Russian Double Agent That Ignited Crisis With West

How a hit on Sergei Skripal became the latest part of Putin's campaign against Britain.<p>When Sergei Skripal was a Russian double agent working for the …

Russia

Kremlin "pleased" with Helsinki summit, US and Western intelligence assesses

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Russian officials were "pleased" with the Helsinki summit between Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, US and Western intelligence agencies have found, according to two intelligence sources with knowledge of the assessments.<p>The assessments, based on a broad range of …

Russia

Amb. Pierce: Russia had means, motive for Skripal attack

Russia

Police seek van driver over murder of Russian national

Nikolay Glushkov was found to have died from compression to the neck at his home in New Malden.<p>Police investigating the murder of a Russian national …

Vladimir Putin

Nikolai Glushkov 'murder': Black van seen near Russian exile's London home is hunted by police

Detectives investigating the suspected murder of a Russian exile in London are trying to trace a black van that was seen near the businessman's …

Crime (UK)

Russia Says U.S. Demand For Chemical Inspectors 'Hypocritical'

Russia has claimed that the country finished eliminating its chemical arsenal last year, in response to a new U.S. demand that Moscow allow chemical …

Nerve Agents

Inside the Poisoning of a Russian Double Agent

How a hit on a retired spy named Sergei Skripal became the latest—and most terrifying—front in Vladimir Putin’s war with the West.<p>1. Forthwith<p>As a Russian double agent working for the British, he'd been code-named “Forthwith”—<i>quickly</i>—but this afternoon the poison in Sergei Skripal's system went …

Russia

Crazy Footage Of An Entire Cliff Face Falling Off

Stick around for the view of the landslide from across the valley (at the 40 second mark), which is quite something. The landslide was outside …

Salt Lake City

Russia's Richest Lose $3.1 Billion as Tax Plan Hits Shares

Russia’s super-rich tycoons lost more than $3 billion in one day after a top economic aide to the president proposed raising taxes on the nation’s …

Billionaires

Moscow says Washington "hypocritical" regarding elimination of chemical weapons

Picture taken on October 30, 2013 shows employees in protective gear holding a dummy grenade during a demonstration in a chemical weapons disposal …

News (China)

Russia's foreign ministry says Skripal case allegations 'groundless'

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's foreign ministry on Monday said allegations of Moscow's involvement in the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal in the English town of Salisbury - an event which led to a new round of U.S. sanctions against Russia - were groundless.<p>"We see the groundless …

Russia

Russia To Continue Slashing U.S. Bond Holdings, May Stop Payments In Dollars

Russia’s finance minister says his country will continue to reduce investments in U.S. government bonds and may stop making global payments in …

Russia

Russian foreign ministry: Poisoning accusations ‘groundless’

The Russian foreign ministry on Monday called accusations of the Kremlin’s involvement in the use of a nerve agent against a former Russian spy …

Russia

Fever Pitch

Those in the USA who have not been driven plumb insane by President Donald Trump are probably scratching their heads down to the subdural cavity this …

Russia

Kremlin to wait for details on US sanctions before retaliating: report

Russian President Vladimir Putin has yet to order retaliatory sanctions against the U.S., Reuters reported Monday.<p>Putin reportedly wants to wait and …

Russia

Russia plans to sell more US debt in response to sanctions

The Russian government might not be done selling off US debt.<p>Finance Minister Anton Siluanov told Russian state television network Russia One on Sunday that Russia will continue decreasing holdings of Treasuries in response to sanctions.<p>Between March and May, Russia's holdings plummeted by $81 …

Business

Russia reduces dependence on US dollar in response to sanctions | Financial Times

Russia is trying to reduce its dependence on the dollar by cutting US securities holdings and settling more trade payments in other currencies, …

Russia