Russia

The Kerch bridge is seen blocked for ships entrance, near Kerch, Crimea, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018.
AP Photo
November 25, 2018 - 12:45 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia and Ukraine traded accusations over an incident at sea Sunday near the disputed Crimean Peninsula, increasing tensions between both countries and prompting Moscow to block passage through the Kerch Strait. Russia's coast guard said that three Ukrainian navy ships made an...
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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows a man receiving oxygen through respirators following a suspected chemical attack on his town of al-Khalidiya, in Aleppo, Syria, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018
SANA via AP
November 25, 2018 - 9:09 am
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Russian warplanes attacked rebel-held areas in northern Syria for the first time in weeks on Sunday, as Syrian officials said more than 100 people were treated at hospitals following a suspected poison gas attack by rebels in the northern city of Aleppo. Russian military...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin
(Sergei Chirikov/Pool Photo via AP)
October 24, 2018 - 4:28 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Wednesday that if the United States deploys intermediate-range missiles in Europe, Russia will have to target the nations that would host them. The stern statement follows U.S. President Donald Trump's announcement over the weekend that he...
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AP Photo/Alex Brandon
October 19, 2018 - 2:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. accused a Russian woman on Friday of helping oversee the finances of a sweeping, secretive effort to sway American public opinion through social media in the first federal case alleging foreign interference in the 2018 midterm elections. The criminal complaint against...
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In this Oct. 26, 2016, file photo two men wait to cross the street under a sign at Twitter headquarters in San Francisco.
AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File
October 17, 2018 - 1:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter is releasing all known accounts and posts related to "information operations" dating back to 2016, when it was first learned that foreign operators were using social media to meddle in U.S. elections. Twitter has already disclosed the account numbers, but is now releasing...
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US, Russian astronauts safe after emergency landing
AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, Pool
October 11, 2018 - 11:11 am
By Dmitry Lovetsky, Associated Press BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — A booster rocket failed less than two minutes after launching an American and a Russian toward the International Space Station on Thursday, forcing their emergency — but safe — landing on the steppes of Kazakhstan. It was the latest...
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In this file photo dated Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, Russian National Anti-doping Agency RUSADA head Yuri Ganus speaks during a news conference in Moscow, Russia.
AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, FILE
September 20, 2018 - 10:13 am
VICTORIA, Seychelles (AP) — The World Anti-Doping Agency has reinstated Russia, ending a nearly three-year suspension caused by state-sponsored doping. WADA says its 12-member executive committee voted to reinstate the Russian Anti-Doping Agency "subject to strict conditions." WADA's move came...
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 In this Aug. 22, 2018, file photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks during a news conference regarding the country's opioid epidemic in Cleveland.
AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File
September 09, 2018 - 9:46 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions has vigorously pushed President Donald Trump's agenda at the Justice Department, and before that, spent 20 years championing conservative causes in the Senate. Yet as Sessions enters what may be the final stretch of his tenure, those efforts are at...
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Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, left, accompanied by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey are sworn in before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on 'Foreign Influence Operations and Their Use of Social Media Platforms' on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018.
AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana
September 05, 2018 - 8:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook and Twitter executives pledged on Wednesday to better protect their social media platforms in the 2018 elections and beyond, and told Congress of aggressive efforts to root out foreign intrusions aimed at sowing divisions in American democracy. Facebook's No. 2 executive...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks as he meets with the students while visiting the Sirius Educational Centre for Gifted Children during the traditional opening of the school year known as the "Day of Knowledge" in Sochi, Sept. 1, 2018.
Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP
September 03, 2018 - 3:32 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian state-owned television channel has a new weekly current affairs program devoted to President Vladimir Putin. The first episode of "Moscow. Kremlin. Putin." aired on Sunday night, stressing the Russian president's work to address various crises and stay in touch with ordinary...
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