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” ...

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 ...

Feb 13, 2017

Kremlin says Putin-Trump meeting possible before July

The Kremlin said Monday there was talk of a possible meeting between President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump taking place before a Group of 20 summit in July, but there was nothing specific to report so far. The two men have never ...

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. ...