Russia shuns tough restrictions even as infections soar

World Oct 18, 2020

Russia shuns tough restrictions even as infections soar

It's Friday night in Moscow, and popular bars and restaurants in the city center are packed. No one except the staff is wearing a mask or bothers to keep their distance. There is little indication at all that Russia is being swept by a ...

White House rejects Putin response to U.S. arms control offer

World Oct 17, 2020

White House rejects Putin response to U.S. arms control offer

The U.S. and Russia on Friday rejected each other's proposals for potentially salvaging the last remaining legal constraint on their strategic nuclear forces. President Vladimir Putin called for an unconditional extension of the soon-to-expire New START treaty, and the White House called that a ...

Suga and Putin planning first phone talks for Tuesday

National Sep 27, 2020

Suga and Putin planning first phone talks for Tuesday

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and Russian President Vladimir Putin are planning to hold their first talks on Tuesday, a Japanese government source said Saturday. During the phone talks, the two leaders are expected to reaffirm their countries' commitment to economic cooperation and continuing bilateral negotiations ...