Officials routinely sending secrets over email just 'State Department culture'

Aug 27, 2015

Officials routinely sending secrets over email just 'State Department culture'

The transmission of now-classified information across Hillary Rodham Clinton’s private email is consistent with U.S. State Department practices in which diplomats routinely sent secret material on unsecured email during the past two administrations, according to documents reviewed by The Associated Press. Clinton’s use of ...

Russia court jails Ukrainian filmmaker for 'terrorism'

Aug 26, 2015

Russia court jails Ukrainian filmmaker for 'terrorism'

A Russian military court on Tuesday sentenced a Ukrainian filmmaker to 20 years in a prison colony on terror charges in a trial condemned by Kiev, Western rights groups and top film directors. Oleg Sentsov, 39, was convicted of masterminding arson attacks on pro-Kremlin ...

Aug 25, 2015

Russian cancels short-lived Wikipedia ban

Russia on Tuesday canceled a ban on the Russian-language Wikipedia, which barely lasted a few hours and caused a storm among Russian online users. The Russian communications watchdog sent out notifications to Internet providers late on Monday, instructing them to block access to Wikipedia ...

Aug 25, 2015

Japan says Russian official's suicide remark 'unproductive'

Japan’s top government spokesman on Tuesday expressed his displeasure over a high-ranking Russian official’s Twitter posting in which he used a word for ritual suicide once practiced in Japan after Tokyo criticized the Russian prime minister’s visit to a disputed island. “I was surprised. ...

Aug 24, 2015

Abe bemoans visit to disputed isles by Medvedev

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday criticized the visit by Russia’s prime minister to one of the islands disputed by Tokyo and Moscow, but added he “will continue dialogue” with President Vladimir Putin to resolve the issue. “It is extremely regrettable . . . ...

Aug 23, 2015

Putin to be notable absentee at Ukraine crisis talks

The heads of Germany and France will meet Kiev’s pro-Western leader in Berlin on Monday for Ukrainian crisis talks most notable for their diplomatically-charged exclusion of Russia’s Vladimir Putin. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande have put enormous political onus on ...