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  • Russia Oct 25, 2019

    Video Shows Bear Attacking Trainer at Russian Circus Show

    Officials have opened a criminal investigation after a circus bear attacked and injured its trainer during a performance in northern Russia. Video of the Thursday attack in Olonets, a town 180 kilometers (110 miles) northeast of St. Petersburg, shows the bear pushing a wheelbarrow while walking on its hind legs, then attacking the trainer, biting him and forcing him to...

  • Donald Trump Sep 14, 2019

    Afghan Government Says Elections First, Peace Deal After

    The Afghan government will only consider making a “legitimate” peace with insurgents after national elections are held this month, an official told reporters on Saturday, despite the atmosphere of political uncertainty following the sudden halt in U.S.-Taliban peace talks. President Donald Trump abruptly called off talks to end American’s longest war last week. The Afghan government was largely shut out...

  • Russia Jan 1, 2019

    Russian Baby Rescued After Nearly 36 Hours in Frozen Rubble

    Laboring through sub-freezing temperatures, Russian rescue workers were digging into a sprawling heap of jagged rubble from a collapsed apartment building when one heard the faintest sound. It was the sound of life. On Tuesday, to everyone’s delight and surprise, they pulled a baby boy out of the rubble alive, nearly 36 hours after the disaster that blew apart his...

  • Prime Minister Apr 12, 2018

    Chemical Watchdog: Ex-Spy Poisoned by Very Pure Nerve Agent

    The international chemical weapons watchdog on Thursday confirmed Britain’s finding that a former Russian spy and his daughter were poisoned with a nerve agent, as Russia continued to deny suggestions that it was behind the attack. Investigators from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, a Nobel Peace Prize-winning group, said the nerve agent was “of high purity.” Britain...

  • Associated Press Mar 15, 2018

    Syria Marks 7 Years of War; Hundreds Leave Besieged Enclave

    Hundreds of civilians streamed out of a town in Syria’s besieged, opposition-held enclave of eastern Ghouta on Thursday, crossing on foot to government-held territory near the capital, Damascus, according to footage on state-run Syrian television. Al-Ikhbariya TV showed men, women and children walking out of the town of Hamouria, some carrying their belongings, including clothes and mattresses, over their heads....

  • Russia Mar 6, 2018

    Russian Plane Crash in Syria Kills 39 Servicemen

    A Russian military cargo plane crashed near an air base in Syria on Tuesday, killing all 39 Russian servicemen on board in a blow to Russian operations in Syria. The Russian military quickly insisted the plane was not shot down and blamed the crash on a technical error. Meanwhile, shelling near the rebel-held eastern suburbs of Damascus killed dozens of...

  • head Dec 15, 2017

    NATO Concerned Russian Missile System Breaks Cold War Pact

    NATO said Friday that it is concerned about a Russian missile system that could carry nuclear warheads, and which it says could violate a landmark Cold War arms treaty. The U.S.-led military alliance said in a statement that “allies have identified a Russian missile system that raises serious concerns.” It urged Russia “to address these concerns in a substantial and...

  • Donald Trump Jul 27, 2017

    Russia Sanctions Bill Exposes Trump’s Legislative Tug of War

    President Donald Trump is likely to sign a tough new sanctions bill that includes proposed measures targeting Russia — a remarkable concession that the president has yet to sell his party on his hopes for forging a warmer relationship with Moscow. Trump’s vow to extend a hand of cooperation to Russian President Vladimir Putin has been met with resistance as...

  • Donald Trump Jul 26, 2017

    New US Sanctions Won’t Help Mend Ties: Russian Official

    A senior Russian diplomat said Wednesday a new package of U.S. sanctions against Russia harms chances for improving the ties between the two countries, pushing them into “uncharted territory.” Russian officials welcomed Donald Trump’s presidential win last year, hoping to mend relations with the United States which reached a post-Cold War low under President Barack Obama. But six months into...

  • Attorney Apr 20, 2017

    Russian Supreme Court Bans Jehovah’s Witnesses

    Russia’s Supreme Court has banned the Jehovah’s Witnesses from operating in the country, accepting a request from the justice ministry that the religious organization be considered an extremist group. The court ordered the closure of the group’s Russia headquarters and its 395 local chapters, as well as the seizure of its property. The Interfax news agency on Thursday quoted Justice...

  • PRESIDENT Apr 4, 2017

    Russian Police Hunt Possible Accomplices of Suicide Bomber

    Investigators searched for possible accomplices of a 22-year-old native of the Central Asian country of Kyrgyzstan identified as the suicide bomber in the St. Petersburg subway, as residents came to grips Tuesday with the first major terrorist attack in Russia’s second-largest city since the Soviet collapse. The bomber, Akbarzhon Dzhalilov, had lived in St. Petersburg for several years, working as...

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