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Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Warns G7 of Threat to Western Democracy from Russia
Apr23

Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Warns G7 of Threat to Western Democracy from Russia

TORONTO, Canada – Russia is using Ukraine as a test ground for its information war against Western democracy, Ukraine’s foreign minister told G7 ministers meeting here on Sunday. Foreign Affairs Minister Chystia Freeland wants the disruptive influence of Russia on the West to be a top agenda item, and she set the table — literally — for...

US, Russia trade rhetoric, edge toward showdown over Syria
Apr12

US, Russia trade rhetoric, edge toward showdown over Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses newly-arrived foreign ambassadors during a ceremony in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, April 11. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)Moscow (AP) — When the U.S. fired Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian airfield a year ago after a chemical weapons attack, the Pentagon gave Moscow...

StopFake.org — Ukrainian site fights fake news on the front line
Apr11

StopFake.org — Ukrainian site fights fake news on the front line

VANCOUVER – Olga Yurkova has spent years fighting fake news on the front line. …read more Source: Bangkok...

Putin overwhelmingly wins another 6 years as Russian leader
Mar19

Putin overwhelmingly wins another 6 years as Russian leader

Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures during a news conference after meeting with his staff at the campaign headquarters in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, March 18. (Sergei Chirikov/Pool photo via AP)Moscow (AP) — Vladimir Putin rolled to a crushing re-election victory Sunday for six more years as Russia’s president, and he told cheering...

Russia calls poisoning accusations by Britain ‘nonsense’
Mar14

Russia calls poisoning accusations by Britain ‘nonsense’

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov gestures during a meeting at the Russian foreign ministry in Moscow, Tuesday March 13. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool)London (AP) — Russia on Tuesday dismissed accusations of any involvement in the poisoning of an ex-spy and his daughter as “nonsense,” saying it will only cooperate with a British...

China Accelerates Arms Race as it Beefs Up Defense Spending
Mar06

China Accelerates Arms Race as it Beefs Up Defense Spending

At a major Communist Party congress in October, Xi vowed to build a “world-class” fighting force by 2050. Photo Ng Han Guan – BEIJING – China announced on Monday an 8.1 percent defense budget increase for 2018, giving a boost to the modernization of the world’s largest military after spending slowed in the previous two years. Beijing will...

Russian airliner crashes moments after takeoff, killing 71
Feb12

Russian airliner crashes moments after takeoff, killing 71

In this screen grab provided by the Life.ru, the wreckage of a AN-148 plane is seen in Stepanovskoye village, about 40 kilometers from the Domodedovo airport, Russia, Sunday, Feb. 11. (Life.ru via AP)Moscow (AP) — A Russian airliner that had just taken off from the country’s second-busiest airport crashed Sunday, killing all 71 people...

Iran Deploys Revolutionary Guards to Quell “The New Sedition” in Anti-Government Protest
Jan04

Iran Deploys Revolutionary Guards to Quell “The New Sedition” in Anti-Government Protest

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard dispatched forces to Hamadan, Isfahan and Lorestan provinces to tackle “the new sedition.” – TEHRAN – Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards have deployed forces to three provinces to put down anti-government unrest after six days of protests that have rattled the clerical leadership and left 21 people dead. The...

Putin vows to modernize Russia, challengers prepare for race
Dec24

Putin vows to modernize Russia, challengers prepare for race

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev smile during the United Russia party congress in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Dec. 23. (Maxim Shipenkov/Pool Photo via AP)Moscow (AP) — President Vladimir Putin presented his vision for modernizing Russia on Saturday, while some of his challengers in next March’s...

US agrees to send lethal weapons to Ukraine, angering Russia
Dec24

US agrees to send lethal weapons to Ukraine, angering Russia

This Aug. 24, 2017, file photo shows Ukrainian soldiers marching along main Khreshchatyk Street during a military parade to celebrate Independence Day in Kiev, Ukraine. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)Washington (AP) — The Trump administration has approved a plan to provide lethal weapons to Ukraine, a long-awaited move that deepens America’s...

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