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Russian economy outpaced expectations in 2018, rising 2.3%

Business / Economy Feb 5, 2019

Russian economy outpaced expectations in 2018, rising 2.3%

Russia's economy expanded 2.3 percent last year, growing more quickly than the government and the IMF had predicted, according to state statistics published Monday. Russia's growth rate accelerated from 1.6 percent in 2017 and exceeded the economy ministry's prediction of 1.8 percent as well as ...

Russia follows U.S. in pulling out of INF nuclear arms pact

World Feb 3, 2019

Russia follows U.S. in pulling out of INF nuclear arms pact

Following in the footsteps of the U.S., Russia will abandon a centerpiece nuclear arms treaty but will only deploy intermediate-range nuclear missiles if Washington does so, President Vladimir Putin said Saturday. President Donald Trump accused Moscow on Friday of violating the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces ...

Russia and Putin mark 75 years since WWII siege of Leningrad

World Jan 28, 2019

Russia and Putin mark 75 years since WWII siege of Leningrad

The Russian city of St. Petersburg marked the 75th anniversary of the end of the devastating World War II siege by Nazi forces with a large military parade Sunday in the city's sprawling Palace Square. Russian President Vladimir Putin later laid flowers at a monument ...

Roger Stone: A shadowy provocateur of U.S. politics

World / Politics Jan 26, 2019

Roger Stone: A shadowy provocateur of U.S. politics

Roger Stone, who was arrested in Florida on Friday on charges of lying to Congress about his work for Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, has made a career of breaking the rules as a Republican election consultant and self-avowed dirty trickster. A dandy who sports ...