Russian ambassador to U.N. falls ill at office, dies in NYC at 64

Feb 21, 2017

Russian ambassador to U.N. falls ill at office, dies in NYC at 64

Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations, a veteran diplomat known as a potent and personable voice for his country’s interests as he sparred with his Western counterparts, died suddenly after falling ill Monday in his office at the mission. Vitaly Churkin, 64, was taken ...

Feb 19, 2017

Britain thinks Russia was behind plot to kill pro-Western leader of Montenegro

British officials believe Russian authorities were behind a plot in October to kill Montenegro’s pro-Western prime minister, the Sunday Telegraph newspaper reported, citing senior British government sources. A special prosecutor in the former Yugoslav republic said in November that a group of “Russian nationalists” ...

France blames election cyberattacks on Moscow

Feb 19, 2017

France blames election cyberattacks on Moscow

Suspected Russian cyberattacks on the French presidential campaign are “unacceptable,” France’s foreign minister said Sunday, adding it was clear that pro-Europe candidate Emmanuel Macron was being targeted. A spokesman for Macron, who is currently riding high in the polls, has accused Moscow of being ...

In Europe, Pence says U.S. will hold Russia accountable

Feb 18, 2017

In Europe, Pence says U.S. will hold Russia accountable

Vice President Mike Pence vowed Saturday that the United States will “hold Russia accountable” even as President Donald Trump searches for new common ground with Moscow at the start of his presidency. Pence, in an address to the Munich Security Conference, also offered assurances ...