Feb 14, 2017

Russian lawmakers mount fierce defense of Flynn

Russian lawmakers on Tuesday mounted a fierce defense of U.S. President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, who has resigned following reports that he misled White House officials about his contacts with Russia. Michael Flynn handed in his resignation late Monday night, conceding that he ...

Feb 14, 2017

IPC supports continuing Russia ban

Russia’s ban from disabled sports should continue because it is sidestepping allegations of a major doping cover-up, the International Paralympic Committee said on Monday. Russia was banned from the Rio de Janeiro Paralympics and suspended by the IPC in August after World Anti-Doping Agency ...

World Press Photo award goes to AP image of Turkish assassin

Feb 14, 2017

World Press Photo award goes to AP image of Turkish assassin

As an off-duty policeman who had just assassinated Russia’s ambassador to Turkey stood in front of Burhan Ozbilici waving a gun, the veteran Associated Press photographer summoned the composure to stand his ground and keep taking pictures. “I immediately decided to do my job ...

As Balkan tensions mount, Serbia to get Russian fighter jets, armor

Feb 13, 2017

As Balkan tensions mount, Serbia to get Russian fighter jets, armor

Serbia’s defense minister said Sunday the country is getting a shipment of Russian fighter jets, supplies that could worsen tensions with neighboring states. Defense Minister Zoran Djordjevic said after returning from one of his frequent visits to Moscow that six MiG-29s will be delivered ...