Abe, Putin may hold Russia summit in April

Feb 25, 2017

Abe, Putin may hold Russia summit in April

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering visiting Russia in late April to hold talks with President Vladimir Putin, informed sources said. Abe aims to use the meeting to accelerate talks between the two countries on proposed joint economic activities on four Russian-held islands off ...

U.N. vote on Syria sanctions sought; Russia vows veto

Feb 25, 2017

U.N. vote on Syria sanctions sought; Russia vows veto

Nations urging the U.N. to ban helicopter sales to Syria and impose other sanctions over its use of chemical weapons are seeking a Security Council vote, saying the body needs to take action over attacks that the U.S. envoy called “barbaric.” But Russia is ...

Russia military acknowledges new branch: info warfare troops

Feb 23, 2017

Russia military acknowledges new branch: info warfare troops

Along with a steady flow of new missiles, planes and tanks, Russia’s defense minister said Wednesday his nation also has built up its muscle by forming a new branch of the military: information warfare troops. Sergei Shoigu’s statement — which came amid Western allegations ...