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    US, Russia Edge Toward Showdown Over Syria
    Apr12

    US, Russia Edge Toward Showdown Over Syria

    When the U.S. fired Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian airfield a year ago after a chemical weapons attack, the Pentagon gave Moscow advance warning to get its personnel out of harm’s way. Since then, U.S.-Russian relations have soured, and the two nuclear powers have raised the ante, getting dangerously close to a potential military clash in...

    New Thai Charges Filed Against Russian Sex Guru, Woman
    Apr11

    New Thai Charges Filed Against Russian Sex Guru, Woman

    Police in Thailand have filed new charges against a self-described Russian sex guru and a woman who claims to have evidence of Russian ties to President Donald Trump’s election campaign. The woman, Anastasia Vashukevich, also known as Nastya Rybka, has attracted widespread attention for claiming to have recordings of Russian oligarch Oleg...

    Gazprom Says Gas Transit via Ukraine to Europe May Fall to 10-15 bcm per Year
    Apr10

    Gazprom Says Gas Transit via Ukraine to Europe May Fall to 10-15 bcm per Year

    Future Russian gas transit flows through Ukraine to Europe may be between 10 and 15 billion cubic metres per year, Alexei Miller, head of Russian gas giant Gazprom, said on Tuesday, which is a significant decline from current levels. Miller issued his comments after German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that the planned new Nord Stream 2 pipeline...

    Greek Town Ritually Burns Judas as Orthodox Celebrate Easter
    Apr09

    Greek Town Ritually Burns Judas as Orthodox Celebrate Easter

    As Orthodox Christians around the world celebrated Easter on Sunday, a town on Greece’s Peloponnese peninsula observed the holy day by burning an effigy of Judas at sea. The ritual burning of Judas is a custom also observed by Roman Catholics in parts of Latin America as a symbolic punishment for Judas’ betrayal of Christ for a...

    Workshop Teaches Ukrainian Art of Dyeing Easter Eggs
    Apr07

    Workshop Teaches Ukrainian Art of Dyeing Easter Eggs

    The Catholic Easter custom of hunting brightly colored eggs and chocolate bunnies may be over now, but in the Orthodox world, Easter comes one week later. And it brings with it, its own unique traditions. One of them is the centuries-old practice of drawing elaborate patterns on Easter eggs decorated and painted using hot wax. Mariia Prus and...

    US Raises the Stakes with Tough Sanctions on Russian Oligarchs
    Apr07

    US Raises the Stakes with Tough Sanctions on Russian Oligarchs

    The White House has announced sanctions against 38 Russian individuals and companies, saying it is standing up to ongoing “malign activity” by the Russian government against Western democracies in Crimea, Ukraine, Syria and around the world. Russia denies any wrongdoing. VOA Diplomatic Correspondent Cindy Saine reports from Washington...

    Prominent Russian Businessmen, Officials on New US Sanctions List
    Apr07

    Prominent Russian Businessmen, Officials on New US Sanctions List

    The United States imposed sanctions on Friday against Russian businessmen, companies and government officials. Below are the names of the most prominent businessmen targeted along with their main assets/connections and extracts from the U.S. Treasury statement. Designated Russian oligarchs OLEG DERIPASKA, main owner of En+, co-owner of Rusal and...

    US Raises Stakes with Tough Sanctions on Russian Oligarchs
    Apr07

    US Raises Stakes with Tough Sanctions on Russian Oligarchs

    The White House has announced sanctions against 38 Russian individuals and companies, saying the United States is standing up to ongoing “malign activity” by the Russian government against Western democracies and around the world. At Friday’s White House briefing, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the U.S. still wants...

    US Sanctions Russian Oligarchs
    Apr06

    US Sanctions Russian Oligarchs

    The Trump administration on Friday announced wide-ranging sanctions against 38 Russian individuals and companies, part of what senior administration officials billed as a response “to address Russia’s pattern of malign activities” around the world. The sanctions will be imposed on seven Russian oligarchs — including Oleg...

    British Left to Defend Poison Allegations After Missteps
    Apr05

    British Left to Defend Poison Allegations After Missteps

    Sixty U.S. diplomats expelled by the Kremlin in the escalating dispute over the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in Britain were seen leaving the U.S. embassy in Moscow Thursday. Their departure from the Russian capital came as British ministers faced awkward questions about whether they had blundered by over-stating their case...

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