Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures while speaking during his annual call-in show in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, June 20, 2019.
Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP
June 20, 2019 - 8:20 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian officials have launched an operation to release nearly 100 illegally captured whales whose confinement in Russia's far east has become a rallying cry for environmentalists. A state TV reporter made the announcement during President Vladimir Putin's live Q&A show on...
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June 16, 2019 - 12:10 pm
By Kate Sullivan, CNN (CNN) -- The US is escalating cyber attacks on Russia's electric power grid and has placed potentially crippling malware inside the Russian system, The New York Times reported Saturday. The placement of the malware that deep within the Russian grid had never previously been...
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Russia's communications regulator says that Tinder is now required to provide user data to Russian intelligence agencies.
Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP Photo
June 03, 2019 - 8:41 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia is requiring dating app Tinder to hand over data on its users — including messages — to the national intelligence agencies, part of the country's widening crackdown on internet freedoms. The communications regulator said Monday that Tinder was included on a list of online...
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Power Plant in the South of Iran taken in January 2019
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May 31, 2019 - 11:04 am
By Kiyoko Metzler, Associated Press VIENNA (AP) — The U.N. atomic watchdog said Friday Iran continues to stay within the limitations set by the nuclear deal reached in 2015 with major powers, though its stockpiles of low-enriched uranium and heavy water are growing. In a confidential quarterly...
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Special counsel Robert Muller
Carolyn Kaster/AP
May 29, 2019 - 11:07 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller said Wednesday he believed he was constitutionally barred from charging President Donald Trump with a crime but pointedly emphasized that his Russia report did not exonerate the president. "If we had had confidence that the president clearly did not...
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A U.S. sailor has pleaded guilty to espionage and sentenced to three years after admitting he took classified information about a Navy's nuclear-powered warship and planned to give it to a journalist and then defect to Russia officials said Friday, May 24
Hau Dinh/AP Photo, File
May 24, 2019 - 2:38 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A U.S. sailor has pleaded guilty to two counts of espionage and sentenced to three years after admitting he took classified information about the Navy's nuclear-powered warships and planned to give it to a journalist and then defect to Russia, officials said Friday. U.S. Navy Petty...
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President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr arrive for a Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor presentation ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 22, 2019.
Andrew Harnik/AP Photo
May 24, 2019 - 7:54 am
By Zeke Miller, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has directed the U.S. intelligence community to "quickly and fully cooperate" with Attorney General William Barr's investigation of the origins of the multiyear probe of whether his 2016 campaign colluded with Russia. The...
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The witness chair in the House Judiciary Committee
J. Scott Applewhite/AP
May 21, 2019 - 9:14 am
UPDATED: 5:45 a.m. __ By Mary Clare Jalonick and Lisa Mascaro WASHINGTON (AP?KYWNewsradio) — House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler gaveled open a Trump-Russia hearing Tuesday with an empty witness chair and a stern warning that former White House Counsel Don McGahn will be held in contempt for...
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The Sukhoi SSJ100 aircraft of Aeroflot airlines is covered in fire retardant foam after an emergency landing in Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, May 5, 2019.
Moscow News Agency photo via AP
May 06, 2019 - 8:02 am
By Jim Heintz, Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — The plane that burst into flames while making an emergency landing at a Moscow airport, killing 41 of the 78 people on board, was without radio communications because of a lightning strike, Russian news media on Monday quoted the pilot as saying. A...
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In this image provided by Riccardo Dalla Francesca shows smoke rises from a fire on a plane at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport on Sunday, May 5, 2019.
Riccardo Dalla Francesca via AP
May 05, 2019 - 3:18 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — At least 40 people died when an Aeroflot airliner burst into flames while making an emergency landing at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport Sunday evening, officials said. The Sukhoi SSJ100 operated by national airline Aeroflot had 73 passengers and five crew members on board when it...
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