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Russia Accuses U.S. of Nurturing Aggressive Nuclear Strategy
Sep29

Russia Accuses U.S. of Nurturing Aggressive Nuclear Strategy

MOSCOW — Amid the widening U.S.-Russian spat over Syria, the Russian Foreign Ministry on Thursday issued a strongly-worded statement accusing the Pentagon of nurturing an aggressive nuclear strategy threatening Russia. The ministry cast a recent speech by U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter as a veiled threat to back a hypothetical attack on...

Probe: Malaysian Jet Downed by Missile Launcher from Russia
Sep28

Probe: Malaysian Jet Downed by Missile Launcher from Russia

Dutch-led criminal investigators said Wednesday they have solid evidence that a Malaysian jet was shot down in 2014 by a Buk missile that was moved into eastern Ukraine from Russia. Wilbert Paulissen, head of the Central Crime Investigation department of the Dutch National Police, said communications intercepts showed that pro-Moscow rebels had...

MH17 was shot down by Russian-made missile fired from rebel-held area: prosecutors
Sep28

MH17 was shot down by Russian-made missile fired from rebel-held area: prosecutors

A Malaysian airliner shot down in eastern Ukraine was hit by a Russian-made Buk missile launched from a village held by rebels fighting Ukrainian government forces, international prosecutors said on Wednesday. The findings challenge Moscow’s suggestion that Malaysia Airlines flight 17, en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur in July 2014,...

Dutch probe: Malaysian jet downed by launcher from Russia
Sep28

Dutch probe: Malaysian jet downed by launcher from Russia

Dutch-led criminal investigators said Wednesday they have solid evidence that a Malaysian jet was shot down by a Buk missile moved into eastern Ukraine from Russia. Wilbert Paulissen, head of the Central Crime Investigation department of the Dutch National Police, said communications intercepts showed that pro-Moscow rebels had called for...

Exclusive: How EU firms skirt sanctions to do business in Crimea
Sep21

Exclusive: How EU firms skirt sanctions to do business in Crimea

Products for sale in the Crimean stores of two European retailers are being shipped there from Russia via a ferry and port that are subject to EU sanctions, people involved in the transportation said, suggesting companies are finding ways around the punitive economic regime facing Moscow since 2014. Products carrying the brands of Germany’s...

Obama Urges Israel End Occupation and Palestinians Accept Israel
Sep21

Obama Urges Israel End Occupation and Palestinians Accept Israel

Both sides would benefit if Israel recognized it cannot permanently occupy Palestinian land and if Palestinians rejected incitement and recognized Israel’s legitimacy, U.S. President Barack Obama told the United Nations on Tuesday. Obama’s efforts to bring about an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement have failed over the nearly eight...

Pope, Refugees, Religious Leaders Pray in Assisi for World Peace
Sep20

Pope, Refugees, Religious Leaders Pray in Assisi for World Peace

ASSISI, Italy — Pope Francis met with war refugees and religious figures on Tuesday in Assisi, the hometown of the tolerance-preaching St. Francis, for a day of prayers for peace and pleas for more attention to victims of conflicts worldwide. Speaking about victims of war, Pope Francis lamented in a prayer service in St. Francis Basilica...

Pro-Kremlin Party Wins Big Majority in Russian Parliament
Sep20

Pro-Kremlin Party Wins Big Majority in Russian Parliament

MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin sees the governing party’s huge gain in parliamentary elections as a vote of confidence in his government, despite a low voter turnout which suggests broad public apathy and dismay with the political process. United Russia, the main party supporting Putin, expanded its grip on parliament, winning...

Early Results: Ruling Party Winning Russian Parliament Vote
Sep18

Early Results: Ruling Party Winning Russian Parliament Vote

Early results on Sunday showed Russia’s ruling United Russia party winning in the parliamentary election amid reports of election violations and visible voter apathy in the country’s two largest cities. With more than 10 percent of the ballots counted, United Russia was recording 46 percent of the vote for party-list seats and far...

Pro-Putin party seen winning even greater sway in Russia’s parliament
Sep18

Pro-Putin party seen winning even greater sway in Russia’s parliament

The ruling United Russia party is expected to win even greater dominance over Russia’s lower house in a parliamentary election on Sunday, showing that support for President Vladimir Putin is holding up despite sanctions and a deep economic slowdown. The election for the Duma, or lower house, is being seen as a dry run for Putin’s...

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