May 9, 2017

Islamic State says it beheads Russian officer in Syria: SITE

The Islamic State group has issued a video showing the beheading of a man it described as a Russian intelligence officer captured in Syria, the U.S.-based SITE monitoring website reported on Tuesday. But the Russian Defense Ministry denied any Russian serviceman had been captured ...

May 8, 2017

Putin holds out olive branch to Macron

Russian President Vladimir Putin told France’s President-elect Emmanuel Macron on Monday he wanted to put mistrust aside and work with him, in a change of tack after the Kremlin expressed support for Macron’s rivals in the presidential race. “The citizens of France have trusted ...

Moscow May Day march turnout said almost 1.5 million

May 2, 2017

Moscow May Day march turnout said almost 1.5 million

Almost a million and a half people turned out in central Moscow on Monday for the annual May Day parade, many more than in past years, Russian police said. “Nearly 1.5 million people marched on May 1,” police said in a statement quoted by ...

In TV interview, Trump says China could have hacked Democratic emails

May 1, 2017

In TV interview, Trump says China could have hacked Democratic emails

U.S. President Donald Trump said China may have hacked the emails of Democratic officials to meddle with the 2016 presidential election, countering the view of U.S. intelligence officials who have said Moscow orchestrated the hacks. In an interview transcript published Sunday, Trump gave no ...

/ Apr 30, 2017

Dozens detained in protest against Putin

Police detained over 100 activists in St. Petersburg on Saturday as hundreds of Russian opposition supporters turned out to protest against President Vladimir Putin’s expected candidacy in elections next year. Protests in several cities were called by the Open Russia movement founded by arch-Putin ...