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Putin, Merkel Spar in Russia Over Election Meddling
May02

Putin, Merkel Spar in Russia Over Election Meddling

MOSCOW— During a tense appearance with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Russian President Vladimir Putin denied on Tuesday that Moscow ever interferes in elections in other countries. Speaking during a joint news conference following talks at his Black Sea residence, Putin said accusations of meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election were...

Russia’s Putin to talk with the leaders of the West — separately
May02

Russia’s Putin to talk with the leaders of the West — separately

Russian President Vladimir Putin was set to talk with the West’s two most powerful leaders Tuesday, with a face-to-face meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, followed by a phone call with President Trump later in the day. The talks, however, are unlikely to be the one-two punch of a unified message that a German and U.S. leader...

Germany says Reviving G-8 with Russia ‘Not Up For Debate’
Apr29

Germany says Reviving G-8 with Russia ‘Not Up For Debate’

BERLIN – The German government says there are no plans to invite Russia to return to the club of leading industrialized nations. Russia was kicked out of the G-8 after its 2014 annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea region and assistance for pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. A spokesman for Chancellor Angela Merkel says “a change to...

Libya captures two oil-smuggling tankers after firefight
Apr29

Libya captures two oil-smuggling tankers after firefight

(Reuters) Libyan naval forces captured two vessels suspected of smuggling oil from the North African country after gun battles lasting several hours west of the capital Tripoli, a spokesman for the service said on Friday. Libyan forces frequently capture vessels smuggling oil and arms off the coast and the North African state has become a haven...

Russian Navy Ship Sinks in Black Sea, all 78 Crew Rescued
Apr27

Russian Navy Ship Sinks in Black Sea, all 78 Crew Rescued

MOSCOW – A Russian naval reconnaissance ship sank Thursday after colliding with a freighter off Istanbul, but all crew members were rescued, the Defense Ministry said. Turkey’s coastal safety authority said all 78 personnel from the Russian frigate Liman were safe, as were all crew aboard the freighter, the Togo-flagged Youzarsif H. The...

Belarus March Against Nuclear Power on Chernobyl Anniversary
Apr26

Belarus March Against Nuclear Power on Chernobyl Anniversary

MINSK, Belarus – About 400 people have marched in Belarus’ capital to mark the anniversary of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster and protest the construction of a nuclear plant in the country. Wednesday was the 31st anniversary of the explosion and fire at the nuclear plant in neighboring Ukraine. The disaster spewed...

Chernobyl’s ghost town draws daring tourists — 31 years after nuclear blast
Apr26

Chernobyl’s ghost town draws daring tourists — 31 years after nuclear blast

PRIPYAT, UKRAINE—A bulletin board in the Ukrainian town of Pripyat still bears an edition of the Sovietsky Patriot newspaper, dated three days before the nuclear explosion that turned the city into one of the world’s most baleful ghost towns. Once home to some 50,000 people whose lives were connected to the Chernobyl nuclear power plant,...

China Launches its First Domestically-Made Aircraft Carrier
Apr26

China Launches its First Domestically-Made Aircraft Carrier

BEIJING – China has launched its first aircraft carrier built entirely on its own, in a demonstration of the growing technical sophistication of its defense industries and determination to safeguard its maritime territorial claims and crucial trade routes. The 50,000-ton carrier was towed from its dockyard just after 9 a.m. Wednesday following a...

Russia to Supply Power to Rebel-Controlled Eastern Ukraine
Apr25

Russia to Supply Power to Rebel-Controlled Eastern Ukraine

MOSCOW – In a move that further cements Russia’s control over parts of eastern Ukraine, Russian officials announced Tuesday they will begin supplying electricity to separatist-controlled areas in eastern Ukraine after the Ukrainian government cut off the power because of millions in unpaid bills. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov described...

American Monitor Killed in Ukraine When Mine Hits Vehicle
Apr23

American Monitor Killed in Ukraine When Mine Hits Vehicle

MOSCOW — An American member of the OSCE’s monitoring mission in eastern Ukraine died Sunday and two others were wounded when their vehicle was blown up by a mine in the separatist Luhansk region. The mission’s deputy head, Alexander Hug, said the member killed was from the U.S. and the two wounded are from Germany and the Czech...

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