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Ukrainian church firebombed amid tensions over split

15 November 2018 | 0 comments

A landmark Kiev church was attacked on Thursday with Molotov cocktails, an official said, as tensions flare over a split between the Ukrainian and Russian Orthodox Churches.Last month, Kiev voted to hand...

Russian gets 14 years in prison for chopping off wife's hands

15 November 2018 | 0 comments

A Russian man, who chopped off both of his wife's hands with an axe after accusing her of infidelity, was sentenced on Thursday to fourteen years in prison following a huge outcry in Russia.Last December,...

Trump seethes against Russia probe 'disgrace'

15 November 2018 | 0 comments

President Donald Trump seethed Thursday that investigators probing alleged collusion between Russian agents and his election campaign have gone "totally nuts" and are a "disgrace."Even by the standards...

Russia investigation 'disgrace to our nation,' says Trump

15 November 2018 | 0 comments

US President Donald Trump on Thursday launched a fresh attack on the Russia investigation, branding it a "disgrace to our Nation" a week after he fired his attorney general, raising questions about the...

US could lose in war with China or Russia, panel warns

14 November 2018 | 0 comments

The United States is facing a national security and military crisis and could lose in a war against Russia or China, a bipartisan congressional panel warned in a report Wednesday.Congress had tasked the...

France, Russia, US wrangle at UN over C. Africa

14 November 2018 | 0 comments

France, Russia and the United States were locked in negotiations Wednesday to overcome differences over peace efforts in the Central African Republic ahead of a deadline for renewing the mandate of the...

Kremlin laments US 'unpredictability' under Trump

14 November 2018 | 0 comments

The Kremlin hit out Wednesday at the "unpredictability" of the United States under the Trump administration, saying it was causing "deep global concern"."The fact that America has become unpredictable...

Russian opposition chief Navalny goes to EU after ban

14 November 2018 | 0 comments

Russia's top opposition leader Alexei Navalny on Wednesday was allowed to leave Russia, a day after border guards prevented him from flying out of Moscow for a European court ruling."He has flown out,"...

Ukraine separatist leader vows closer Russia ties after polls

14 November 2018 | 0 comments

The newly elected leader of a self-proclaimed republic in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday promised closer ties to Moscow following polls denounced by Kiev and the West as a sham. Elections in the Russian-backed...

Russian-backed Ukrainian church rejects unification

13 November 2018 | 0 comments

The Russian-controlled branch of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine said Tuesday that it would not participate in the establishment of a unified church there as Kiev seeks to cut spiritual ties with Moscow.The...

Russia blocked GPS data during NATO exercises: Norway

13 November 2018 | 0 comments

Oslo on Tuesday pointed a finger squarely at Russia, accusing it of jamming GPS signals in Norway's Far North when it hosted NATO's massive exercises in October and early November."We know that jamming...

Russia blocks return of IS militants' families: activist

13 November 2018 | 0 comments

A Chechen activist on Tuesday accused Russia's FSB security service of blocking attempts to bring back widows and children of Russian Islamic State group fighters from Syria and Iraq.Since last year,...

Crowdfund lifeline for Russia opposition magazine hit by record fine

13 November 2018 | 0 comments

Russia's only opposition magazine has crowdfunded almost $370,000 in four days to avoid bankruptcy and possible closure after it was hit with a record fine, its editor said on Tuesday. The New Times,...

Austrian spy suspect released from custody

13 November 2018 | 0 comments

An Austrian court on Tuesday released from custody a former colonel suspected of spying for Russia, but placed him under judicial supervision, it said.The case has soured relations between Moscow and...

Chemical weapons body faces 'difficult moment', new chief warns

13 November 2018 | 0 comments

The world's chemical arms watchdog is confronting a "difficult moment" after a series of recent attacks and a Russian spy scandal, the body's new chief told AFP Tuesday.In an interview days before a key...



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