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The daredevils feeding a dangerous Russian craze
Mar25

The daredevils feeding a dangerous Russian craze

A number of young Russians are making names for themselves by posting videos of life-threatening stunts online. What drives these extreme selfie daredevils? He’s got a camera strapped to his head and he teeters on the edge of the roof in a nine story apartment block in Siberia. “Are you filming?” he asks, as a friend hands him a...

Politics: A trio of key Trump associates have taken a big step forward in the Russia investigation
Mar25

Politics: A trio of key Trump associates have taken a big step forward in the Russia investigation

While Stone, Manafort, and Page — Trump's former campaign adviser, chairman, and foreign policy adviser, respectively — all have ties to Russia, they have all denied that they helped facilitate any collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow during the election. Page, who traveled to Moscow last July while he was still working with the...

Rex Tillerson: US Secretary of State to meet NATO members next week: official
Mar25

Rex Tillerson: US Secretary of State to meet NATO members next week: official

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will meet with members of the NATO alliance next week, after initially planning to skip ministerial talks, a spokesman said Friday. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will meet with members of the NATO alliance next week, after initially planning to skip ministerial talks, a spokesman said Friday.The State...

Putin Meets Le Pen, Denies French Election Interference
Mar24

Putin Meets Le Pen, Denies French Election Interference

MOSCOW – President Vladimir Putin held a surprise meeting Friday with France’s far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, yet dismissed suggestions that Russia aims to influence the election in her favor. Le Pen met Putin hours after a previously announced visit to the lower house of Russia’s parliament. In the meeting with...

Ukraine: Russian Agent Killed Kremlin Critic Voronenkov
Mar24

Ukraine: Russian Agent Killed Kremlin Critic Voronenkov

MOSCOW — A senior Ukrainian official says the killer of Kremlin critic Denis Voronenkov, who was gunned down in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev, was a Russian agent. Anton Gerashchenko, an adviser to Ukraine’s interior minister, identified the man who shot Voronenkov on Thursday as 28-year-old Pavel Parshov and said he had been trained in...

French Elections: Russia does not want to interfere in election
Mar24

French Elections: Russia does not want to interfere in election

Russian President Vladimir Putin met with French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen in Moscow on Friday and said his government does not want to interfere in the April 23 election.US authorities have accused the Russian government of using cyberattacks to meddle its presidential election last year.The Kremlin has adamantly denied those...

In Ukraine: One dead after blasts at arms depot
Mar24

In Ukraine: One dead after blasts at arms depot

The fire erupted at the munitions depot in the town of Balakliya in the Kiev-controlled part of eastern Ukraine. Ukraine on Friday said that one person has died as a result of a fire that broke out at an arms depot in the country’s east, sparking explosions and forcing a mass evacuation.Ukrainian authorities have blamed the fire, which...

Marine Le Pen: French presidential candidate urges cooperation with Russia against ‘terrorism’
Mar24

Marine Le Pen: French presidential candidate urges cooperation with Russia against ‘terrorism’

She is among the European politicians who have called for closer ties with Russian President Vladimir Putin. French far-right leader and presidential candidate Marine Le Pen called for a rapprochement with Russia in the fight against terrorism during a meeting with Russian lawmakers in Moscow on Friday.”I am in favour of developing...

France’s Marine Le Pen urges end to Russia sanctions
Mar24

France’s Marine Le Pen urges end to Russia sanctions

France’s far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has called for the lifting of EU sanctions on Russia, during a visit to Moscow., The National Front (FN) leader called for closer French-Russian ties at a meeting in Russia’s lower house of parliament, the Duma. She told its speaker sanctions over Russia’s annexation of...

In Ukraine: Govt struggles to contain arms depot fire, blames ‘sabotage’
Mar24

In Ukraine: Govt struggles to contain arms depot fire, blames ‘sabotage’

As of Thursday afternoon 20,000 people living within a 10-kilometre (six-mile) radius of the depot had been evacuated. Ukraine said Thursday that a fire raging at a munitions depot in the country’s east, which the military blamed on an “act of sabotage”, could continue for up to a week.As of Thursday afternoon 20,000 people...

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