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Section: US & Canada

    The Rise of the Generals
    Apr28

    The Rise of the Generals

    Has President Donald Trump outsourced foreign policy to the generals? So it would seem. Candidate Trump held out his hand to Vladimir Putin. He rejected further U.S. intervention in Syria other than to smash ISIS. He spoke of getting out and staying out of the misbegotten Middle East wars into which Presidents Bush II and Obama had plunged the...

    Russian intelligence ship sinks after collision with freighter
    Apr28

    Russian intelligence ship sinks after collision with freighter

    The crew of the freighter, a Togo-flagged ship traveling from Romania to Jordan and carrying 8,800 sheep, was unharmed and the ship suffered slight damage to its bow, according to local media reports. The Russian state-run Sputnik news agency reported in 2016 that the Liman had been deployed in the Black Sea to monitor the joint Sea Breeze naval...

    Russia-West Tensions Exposed at Moscow Security Conference
    Apr27

    Russia-West Tensions Exposed at Moscow Security Conference

    Tensions between Russia and the West over security in Europe, the Middle East and Asia have surfaced at an annual defense conference in Moscow. Major flashpoints include the situation in Syria and NATO expansion. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov gave a stark warning about the expanding threat of terrorism and conflict across the globe at...

    Following the Trail of Dead Russians
    Apr27

    Following the Trail of Dead Russians

    Former FBI special agent Clint Watts, testifying at the Senate Intelligence Committee’s hearing on Russian meddling in last year’s elections, had an arresting message for his interlocutors: “Follow the trail of dead Russians”, he said. Watts, who admits to not being much of a Russia expert, was probably referring specifically to the...

    Russian Protesters Get Smartphone Support From New App
    Apr27

    Russian Protesters Get Smartphone Support From New App

    Russian antigovernment protesters are planning more mass demonstrations this weekend, after hundreds were arrested in rallies at the end of March. One activist has created a new smartphone app aiming to keep protesters connected if they are detained — with one touch of the “Red Button.” (Reuters, RFE/RL’s Russian Service,...

    Russia Accuses Macron Campaign Of Discriminating Against Its Media
    Apr27

    Russia Accuses Macron Campaign Of Discriminating Against Its Media

    Russia accused French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron’s campaign team of discriminating against its media on Thursday, saying it had trampled on the freedom of the press by banning Russian news outlets from its events.The Kremlin has been irritated by accusations from the Macron camp that its campaign’s networks, databases and...

    Russian Navy Ship Sinks in Black Sea, No Casualties
    Apr27

    Russian Navy Ship Sinks in Black Sea, No Casualties

    A Russian naval reconnaissance ship sank in the Black Sea on Thursday after colliding with a freighter. All 78 crew members of the Russian ship were rescued and there were no injuries on the freighter from Togo either, the Associated Press reported. The ship, the frigate Liman, had a hole punctured in its hull and a Turkish rescue ship brought...

    Gazprom Gloats Over Its European Dominance
    Apr27

    Gazprom Gloats Over Its European Dominance

    Fresh off the news this week that Gazprom’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline secured 50 percent of its funding through loans from five European companies, the CEO of the Russian state-owned natural gas firm was positively glowing. “Today, in 2017, we are beating our 2016 record highs by around 10 percent. So we can expect new records this year and...

    A Russian spy ship sunk near Turkey after colliding with a freighter carrying livestock
    Apr27

    A Russian spy ship sunk near Turkey after colliding with a freighter carrying livestock

    A Russian navy intelligence ship sunk Thursday morning off the coast of Turkey, after colliding with a freighter carrying livestock. All 78 crew members were rescued and uninjured. The Liman, which is part of the Kremlin’s Black Sea Fleet, was hit by the Togo-flagged Youzarsif-H cargo ship, according to Turkey’s coastal safety...

    Russian Navy Ship Sinks After Colliding with a Freighter in the Black Sea
    Apr27

    Russian Navy Ship Sinks After Colliding with a Freighter in the Black Sea

    (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...