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US Senate passes Russia sanctions, sends bill to Trump

27 July 2017 | 0 comments

The US Senate on Thursday passed bipartisan sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea, sending the package to President Donald Trump, who must decide whether to accept the tough approach to Moscow or...

US hails indictment of Russian in Bitcoin laundering

27 July 2017 | 0 comments

US officials Thursday hailed the arrest and indictment of a Russian accused of laundering billions of dollars through a Bitcoin exchange he operated.Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said cracking down...

Firing Russia special counsel could sink Trump: Republican senator

27 July 2017 | 0 comments

If Donald Trump fires the special prosecutor investigating his team's ties to alleged Russian meddling in the US election, it could mark "the beginning of the end" of the billionaire's presidency, a senior...

Putin says Russia will respond to 'insolence' of US sanctions

27 July 2017 | 0 comments

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Moscow will ultimately have to respond to sanctions imposed by the United States that he condemned as insolent towards Russia."We are behaving in a...

Family of 'Swedish Schindler' sues Russia's security service

27 July 2017 | 0 comments

The family of Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, who saved thousands of Hungarian Jews during World War II before disappearing under Soviet rule, are suing Russia's security service for access to its...

Russia appoints new ambassador to UN

27 July 2017 | 0 comments

The Kremlin on Thursday announced the appointment of Vasily Nebenzya as Russia's ambassador to the United Nations, replacing the previous long-serving envoy Vitaly Churkin who died in February.President...

Astronauts gear up for space with tough Russian training

27 July 2017 | 0 comments

Wearing helmets weighing 100 kilos, spinning in a centrifuge and exercising while weightless:

Reviving rare Dvorak opera and finding the present

26 July 2017 | 0 comments

It was a time of chaos and intrigue in Russia, laden with questions about political legitimacy. So goes the plot of a rare Dvorak opera, which is being revived with an eye on its modern relevance."Dimitrij"...

Russia hints at speedier growth recovery

26 July 2017 | 0 comments

Russia's economic recovery sped up notably in the second quarter, increasing the possibility that growth will exceed the 2 percent target the government set for 2017, Moscow claimed Wednesday.Finance...

Russian sought in Bitcoin laundering held in Greece

26 July 2017 | 0 comments

Greek police said Wednesday they had arrested a 38-year-old Russian sought by US authorities for allegedly helping criminals launder billions of dollars using Bitcoin.Police said the man, identified as...

EU raises 'concerns' over US sanctions vote against Russia

26 July 2017 | 0 comments

The European Union on Wednesday said it held deep reservations over a vote by the US House of Representatives to impose tough new sanctions on Russia that may affect energy flows to Europe.European commissioners,...

Russia says US sanctions vote hits chance of better ties

26 July 2017 | 0 comments

An overwhelming vote by the US House of Representatives to slap tough new sanctions on Moscow is a "serious step" towards wrecking chances of improving ties, Russia's deputy foreign minister said Wednesday."What...

Russia warns US after House votes for new sanctions

26 July 2017 | 0 comments

Russia on Wednesday raised the prospect of retaliation after an overwhelming vote by the US House of Representative to impose new sanctions left President Donald Trump facing a tough call. The sanctions...

Trump ex-campaign manager Manafort not testifying Wednesday

26 July 2017 | 0 comments

A Senate committee investigating Russian election interference withdrew Tuesday its subpoena compelling President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort to testify, saying he has begun cooperating.Manafort...

US sees progress in push for 'pretty serious' N. Korea sanctions

25 July 2017 | 0 comments

US Ambassador Nikki Haley on Tuesday said there was progress in talks with China on imposing what she termed as "pretty serious" new UN sanctions on North Korea in response to its first ICBM launch.The...



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