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World: Feared Russian bike gang comes to Bosnia. Bosnia shrugs
Apr01

World: Feared Russian bike gang comes to Bosnia. Bosnia shrugs

The Night Wolves, a Russian motorcycle gang known as “Putin’s Angels” and widely feared as agents of meddling and mayhem beyond Russia’s borders, provoked more bemusement and giggles than awe on their latest outing. Instead of roaring into town amid throbbing engines and clouds of smoke, the tattooed, potbellied bikers arrived by car...

Politics: There’s a huge caveat in the US’ expulsion of 60 Russian diplomats
Mar31

Politics: There’s a huge caveat in the US’ expulsion of 60 Russian diplomats

Russia can send new diplomats to replace the ones who have been kicked out. The US’ expulsion of 60 Russian diplomats in response to a chemical attack on a former Russian spy in the UK, announced earlier this week, has a huge loophole. A State Department official confirmed that the US will not require Russia to reduce the number of staff in...

Russia says Britain must cut over 50 diplomats as spy crisis deepens
Mar31

Russia says Britain must cut over 50 diplomats as spy crisis deepens

Russia said on Saturday that Britain had to reduce its diplomatic staff by more than 50 more people as a crisis in ties between Moscow and the West escalated over the nerve agent attack on a former spy. The new measures came after 23 British diplomats left Russia earlier this month and are seen as Moscow’s punishment after Britain’s...

Russia Tells UK, It Must Send Home ‘Just Over 50’ of Its Diplomats – Zakharova
Mar31

Russia Tells UK, It Must Send Home ‘Just Over 50’ of Its Diplomats – Zakharova

“We asked for parity. The Brits have 50 diplomats more than the Russians,” said Zakharova. Over the past few days, more than 25 countries, including numerous EU member states, the United States, Canada, Albania, Norway and Ukraine, have announced their decisions to collectively expel over 150 Russian diplomats as a sign of solidarity with London...

US Urges Ukraine to Abolish Declaration of Assets for Civil Activists
Mar31

US Urges Ukraine to Abolish Declaration of Assets for Civil Activists

“The United States strongly encourages the government of Ukraine to repeal legislation that requires the asset declarations from civil society and international members of state-owned-enterprise supervisory boards,” Nauert said. “Ukraine’s asset declaration system should hold public officials accountable and not place unnecessary burdens or...

Western diplomats expelled from Russia in tit-for-tat retaliation
Mar30

Western diplomats expelled from Russia in tit-for-tat retaliation

Moscow – Russia retaliated on Friday against a wave of expulsions of Russian diplomats from Western countries by expelling the same number of diplomats from those countries. Numerous ambassadors were summoned to appear at Russia’s Foreign Ministry to receive the order for expulsions from the country, amid a dispute that has devastated...

Russia Expels Diplomats From 23 Countries As Spy Crisis Escalates
Mar30

Russia Expels Diplomats From 23 Countries As Spy Crisis Escalates

Russian President Vladimir Putin Photo: Alexey NIKOLSKY / SPUTNIK / AFP Russia expelled diplomats from 23 countries on Friday in retaliation against the West in a spy row, in the biggest wave of tit-for-tat expulsions in recent memory. The Russian foreign ministry said it had summoned the heads of missions from 23 countries — almost all of them...

Kremlin: Most of ‘Fake Reports’ on Russian Mall Fire Come From Ukraine, Turkey
Mar30

Kremlin: Most of ‘Fake Reports’ on Russian Mall Fire Come From Ukraine, Turkey

“It was not without the so-called well-wishers: those who knowingly distributed such [false] information. We have established the origin of fake reports, they mainly came from two countries: Ukraine and Turkey. It is another question why [it came] from these countries but information about 300-400-500 dead originated this way,” Peskov said...

Kiev Appeals Court Rules to Remand Rada Lawmaker Savchenko in Custody
Mar30

Kiev Appeals Court Rules to Remand Rada Lawmaker Savchenko in Custody

KIEV (Sputnik) — The Kiev Appeals Court decided on Thursday to remand Verkhovna Rada lawmaker Nadezhda Savchenko in custody, a Sputnik correspondent reported from the courtroom. “Leave appeals of defenders in the interest of Savchenko without satisfaction,” the presiding judge announced. According to the Prosecutor General’s Office of...

Politics: ‘I’ll win’: Trump reportedly told Putin he would beat him in a nuclear arms race
Mar30

Politics: ‘I’ll win’: Trump reportedly told Putin he would beat him in a nuclear arms race

Russian President Vladimir Putin has previously boasted about the size and capability of his country's nuclear weapons. President Donald Trump was apparently incensed by Russia touting its nuclear arsenal, and told the Russian president Vladimir Putin the US would beat in an arms race. Putin has boasted about Russia’s new generation of...

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