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    US Criticizes Russian Build-up Near Baltic States
    May10

    US Criticizes Russian Build-up Near Baltic States

    U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Tuesday criticized what he called a destabilizing Russian military build-up near Baltic states and officials suggested the United States could deploy Patriot missiles in the region for NATO exercises in the summer. U.S. allies are jittery ahead of war games by Russia and Belarus in September that could involve...

    Syria Likely to Dominate Tillerson-Lavrov Talks in Washington
    May10

    Syria Likely to Dominate Tillerson-Lavrov Talks in Washington

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is welcoming Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to the State Department Wednesday for talks expected to be dominated by the two countries’ differences over Syria and Ukraine. Later in the morning Lavrov will meet with President Donald Trump at the White House. This will be the first time Lavrov has...

    Tillerson, Lavrov to Discuss Syria and Ukraine Wednesday
    May09

    Tillerson, Lavrov to Discuss Syria and Ukraine Wednesday

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is due to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Wednesday in Washington to discuss Syria, Ukraine and other issues. “On Syria, the secretary intends to discuss efforts to de-escalate violence, provide humanitarian assistance to the Syrian people, and set the stage for a political settlement...

    Macron’s French Presidential Campaign Emails Leaked Online
    May06

    Macron’s French Presidential Campaign Emails Leaked Online

    French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron’s campaign said on Friday it had been the target of a “massive” computer hack that dumped its campaign mails online 1-1/2 days before voters go to the polls to choose between the centrist and his far-right rival Marine Le Pen. Some nine gigabytes of data were posted by a user called...

    Russian Mystery Weapon Claim Seen as Sign of Military Weakness
    May02

    Russian Mystery Weapon Claim Seen as Sign of Military Weakness

    Does Russia have a “mystery weapon” capable of threatening the entire U.S. Navy? Russian media have claimed that the Russian military has developed technology capable of neutralizing an adversary’s aircraft, ships and missiles within a 5,000-kilometer radius. The claim, first reported by Vesti News on April 14, said a Russian warplane had...

    Putin Denies Russia Meddled in US Presidential Election
    May02

    Putin Denies Russia Meddled in US Presidential Election

    Russian President Vladimir Putin denied Tuesday that Russia interfered in last year’s U.S. presidential election, saying such allegations are “simply rumors” that are being leveraged for political reasons in the United States. Putin’s denial came at a joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who met with...

    German Official Sees Promise in Expanding Russia-backed Syrian Peace Talks
    May02

    German Official Sees Promise in Expanding Russia-backed Syrian Peace Talks

    Expanding the number of countries involved in Russian-backed peace talks for Syria could offer a chance to jump-start negotiations on a political solution, Germany’s top official for Russia policy said in an interview published on Tuesday. Gernot Erler suggested that German Chancellor Angela Merkel could raise the issue with Russian...

    Showtime to Air Stone Interviews With Vladimir Putin
    May01

    Showtime to Air Stone Interviews With Vladimir Putin

    Showtime cable network is presenting four hours of director Oliver Stone interviewing Russian President Vladimir Putin on four consecutive nights in June. The network announced Monday that “The Putin Interviews” will air first on June 12 at 9 p.m. Eastern, with three additional hour-long installments on the following nights. Showtime said Stone...

    For Russia and US, Uneasy Cooperation on Cybercrime Is Now a Mess 
    Apr30

    For Russia and US, Uneasy Cooperation on Cybercrime Is Now a Mess 

    Agents from the FBI and the U.S. Secret Service showed up in Moscow in May 2009 with a specific mission: to nab one of the world’s most notorious hackers. But to do that, the Americans needed Russia’s help. They turned to the Federal Security Service (FSB), the country’s main intelligence agency, and shared operational...

    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...

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