Asia Pacific Jul 19, 2016

Russian ammunition train derails on Sakhalin

Villagers were evacuated on Russia's Sakhalin island in the early hours of Tuesday when a train loaded with military ammunition came off the rails, local media reported. The Sovietskiy Sakhalin newspaper said police and emergency workers rushed to the site and cleared residents from nearby ...

World Mar 7, 2016

Russia to cut defense spending by 5%, report says

Russia's defense budget will be cut by 5 percent in 2016, Russian Deputy Defence Minister Tatiana Shevtsova said, according to the RIA news agency. Defense spending has been growing as part of a drive by President Vladimir Putin to restore Russia's military might. The decision ...