Feb 8, 2017

Russian police arrest 9 hacking suspects

Russia’s interior ministry says it has arrested nine members of a major hacking group suspected of stealing millions of dollars from Russian bank accounts. Police spokeswoman Irina Volk said in a statement on Wednesday that the nine people were arrested last month in Moscow, ...

Feb 7, 2017

IAAF upholds global ban on Russia

The IAAF is upholding its global ban on Russian athletes and freezing all nationality switches. Following a council meeting in Monaco on Monday, IAAF president Sebastian Coe said Russian athletics should not expect “full reinstatement” before November. The decision rules out Russia competing at ...

Feb 7, 2017

Syria's Assad sees Trump's Islamic State view as promising

Syrian President Bashar Assad said U.S. President Donald Trump prioritizing the fight against jihadis by the Islamic State group was promising although it was too early to expect any practical steps, state news agency SANA reported Tuesday. Trump has indicated he might cut U.S. ...

Rebels in Ukraine say commander is killed in a car bombing

Feb 5, 2017

Rebels in Ukraine say commander is killed in a car bombing

A top rebel commander in eastern Ukraine was killed along with another person when their car exploded, rebels said Saturday, blaming Ukraine’s special services for the blast. Ukraine’s military, meanwhile, said three soldiers were killed in shelling over the past day. Fighting between government ...

Ukraine appeals for help against Russia as fighting flares

Feb 3, 2017

Ukraine appeals for help against Russia as fighting flares

Ukraine’s president appealed for more global pressure against Russia on Thursday as Moscow-backed rebels and government forces clashed around a front-line town in an upsurge of fighting that has claimed a reported 25 lives. The sworn foes have been exchanging mortar and rocket fire ...