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Eight Prominent Russians Dead in Five Months
Mar26

Eight Prominent Russians Dead in Five Months

People place flowers at the site of the assassination of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov after a rally to mark the anniversary of his murder in Moscow, Russia, – ATLANTA – The brazen daytime slaying of a Russian politician outside a Ukrainian hotel this week brings to eight the number of high-profile Russians who have died over the past five months...

Eleven Naked Protesters Arrested Outside Former German Nazi Death Camp of Auschwitz
Mar26

Eleven Naked Protesters Arrested Outside Former German Nazi Death Camp of Auschwitz

After killing the lamb, the seven men and four women, all aged between 20 and 27, draped a white banner with “love” written in red over the infamous gate, removed their clothes and chained themselves together. – WARSAW – Polish prosecutors Saturday said they had pressed charges against 11 people who slaughtered a lamb and then stripped naked at...

Coincidences Mount, as Another Putin Critic is Gunned Down in Kiev
Mar25

Coincidences Mount, as Another Putin Critic is Gunned Down in Kiev

Ukrainian police experts examine the body of former Russian MP Denis Voronenkov after he was shot dead in the center of Kiev. – KIEV – An outspoken critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin was shot dead in broad daylight in Kiev Thursday, just two days after a lawyer for the family of a slain Russian whistleblower was injured in a mysterious...

Japan and Russia hold talks on security, territorial dispute
Mar20

Japan and Russia hold talks on security, territorial dispute

TOKYO (AP) The foreign and defense ministers from Japan and Russia met in Tokyo on Monday for the first “two-plus-two” talks since Russia’s annexation of Ukraine. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, left, shakes hands with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida at the start of their meeting as a part of Japan-Russia foreign and defence...

Police arrest Ukrainian in fake card scam
Feb17

Police arrest Ukrainian in fake card scam

A Ukrainian man has been arrested in connection with a transnational fake credit card scam which involves acquiring cash by launching attacks on ATMs in Thailand. …read more Source: Bangkok...

President Vladimir Putin Eases Penalties for Domestic Abuse in Russia
Feb08

President Vladimir Putin Eases Penalties for Domestic Abuse in Russia

Under the new law, domestic violence that results in “minor harm,” will be punishable by a fine of up to $500 or up to 15 days in jail. . . MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed off on a law that partially decriminalizes domestic abuse, a measure that sailed easily through the country’s socially conservative legislature...

Trump: Allow those into US who ‘want to love our country’
Feb07

Trump: Allow those into US who ‘want to love our country’

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump vowed Monday to allow only people who “want to love our country” into the United States, defending his immigration and refugee restrictions as he made his first visit to the headquarters for U.S. Central Command. President Donald Trump speaks to troops while visiting U.S. Central Command...

Putin Checkmates Obama after Symbolic Sanctions Manoeuvre
Dec31

Putin Checkmates Obama after Symbolic Sanctions Manoeuvre

Putin’s response to U.S. President Barack Obama’s latest sanctions is ‘an incredible chess move,’ says analyst Lauren Goodrich. . . MOSCOW – It was one of the most brilliant geopolitical chess moves in over a decade, and it involved doing nothing, according to Eurasia senior analyst Lauren Goodrich. An expert on Russian politics...

US punishes Russia for hacking presidential campaign
Dec30

US punishes Russia for hacking presidential campaign

HONOLULU (AP) — The United States struck back Thursday at Russia for hacking the U.S. presidential campaign with a sweeping set of punishments targeting Russia’s spy agencies and diplomats. The U.S. said Russia must bear costs for its actions, but Moscow called the Obama administration “losers” and threatened retaliation. A month after an...

Russia examines all possible reasons for Black Sea jet crash
Dec26

Russia examines all possible reasons for Black Sea jet crash

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Backed by ships, helicopters and drones, Russian rescue teams searched Sunday for victims after a Russian plane carrying 92 people to Syria crashed into the Black Sea shortly after takeoff. Investigators said they were looking into every possible cause for the crash, including a terror attack. Candles are placed around a...

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