Hundreds rally in Moscow to decry state abuse of investigative journalist

World Jun 17, 2019

Hundreds rally in Moscow to decry state abuse of investigative journalist

Several hundred protesters gathered in Moscow on Sunday in a small, government-authorized rally supporting investigative journalist Ivan Golunov and decrying abuse of power over his five-day arrest this month on drug charges. The 36-year-old reporter, known for exposing corruption among Moscow officials, was freed following ...

Putin says Russia hasn't meddled in U.S. vote and never will

World / Politics Jun 7, 2019

Putin says Russia hasn't meddled in U.S. vote and never will

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday reaffirmed his staunch denial that his government meddled in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, adding that Moscow has no intention of interfering in any future votes, either. Speaking in response to a question from The Associated Press during a ...

Putin and Xi hail burgeoning Russia-China ties

Asia Pacific / Politics Jun 6, 2019

Putin and Xi hail burgeoning Russia-China ties

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday hosted Chinese leader Xi Jinping for Kremlin talks that reflected increasingly close ties between the two former Cold War-era communist rivals. Xi called Putin his "close friend," noting that they have met nearly 30 times over the last six ...

Arms on Putin's agenda before Mike Pompeo meeting

World / Politics May 14, 2019

Arms on Putin's agenda before Mike Pompeo meeting

Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to visit a top military flight test center and inspect new weaponry on Tuesday, hours before he meets U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the Kremlin said. Pompeo will visit Putin in Russia's Black Sea resort of Sochi for ...