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Russia's Crimea Invasion Imperils 21st-Century Peace

On March 18, 2014, Russian President Vladimir Putin imperiled 21st-century peace among nation states when he stood in Red Square and announced Russia had annexed the Crimean Peninsula. "We will do much more," Putin told an adoring crowd. Putin's popularity poll ratings spiked.


Belgium 3 Russia 1: Hazard spares Courtois' blushes

Belgium opened their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign with a 3-1 win over Russia despite a huge mistake from Thibaut Courtois. Quarter-finalists in France four years ago and semi-finalists at the 2018 World Cup, Belgium took the lead after 14 minutes through Youri Tielemans' powerful, low finish.


Russia is propping up the Maduro regime by buying Venezuelan oil, former PDVSA exec says

Russia is helping to keep embattled Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro financially afloat by purchasing large quantities of Venezuelan oil, according to a former executive at Venezuela’s state-owned oil company.


John Solomon: As Russia Collusion Fades, Ukrainian Plot To Help Clinton Emerges

President Trump touted this segment of FNC's "Hannity" Wednesday night on Twitter, where The Hill's John Solomon discusses his report that Ukraine’s top prosecutor has opened an investigation into whether that country's government leaked documents about Paul Manafort's finances during the 2016 elect


Putin extends condolences to Iraqi president over ferry sinking victims

MOSCOW, March 21./TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has extended condolences to his Iraqi counterpart Bahram Ahmed Salih over the sinking of a ferry in the Tigris River, in which dozens of people died.


AP FACT CHECK: Trump attacks Russia probe as biased

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to discredit a highly anticipated report on the Russia investigation, President Donald Trump is attacking the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller by falsely claiming it was biased and conflicted.


Zagitova wins at worlds, Tursynbaeva lands 1st quad jump

SAITAMA, Japan -- Olympic champion Alina Zagitova won the free skate on Friday to capture her first title at the figure skating world championships. Skating to "Carmen," the 16-year-old Russian built on her lead from the short program with a strong free skate that included a triple-lutz, triple-toel


Russia’s Andrei Arshavin named among 34 ambassadors for 2020 UEFA Euro Cup

MOSCOW, March 21. /TASS/. Russian national football team’s former forward Andrei Arshavin was named as one of 34 ambassadors from 12 European countries for the 2020 UEFA Euro Cup, the press service of the Union of European Football Associations announced on Thursday.


Democrats Move to Preserve Mueller Information

“The Democratic chairs of the six House committees investigating potential abuse of power by President Trump and his campaign’s business and alleged foreign ties will ask several executive branch agencies to preserve information they provided to special counsel Robert Mueller as he investigated Russ


Poland snub to Putin over WWII anniversary angers Kremlin

Russia has accused the Polish government of having a "warped mentality" and of falsifying history after Warsaw apparently refused to issue an invitation to Vladimir Putin to commemorations marking the 80th-anniversary of the start of the Second World War.


Evacuation underway from St. Petersburg’s Hermitage Museum

ST. PETERSBURG, March 22. /TASS/. Visitors and staff are being evacuated from the State Hermitage Museum in Russia’s St. Petersburg, the museum’s press service told TASS on Friday.


How Mueller Kept a Lid on the Russia Probe

“When members of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team investigating Russia’s role in the 2016 U.S. election arrived for work each day, they placed their mobile phones in a locker outside of their office suite before entering,” Reuters reports.


Love it or Hate it?: China Is Studying Russia's New Su-57 Stealth Fighter

Perhaps the main lesson should be that, despite their differences of philosophy, the Russians and Americans both armed their stealth fighters with guns. One Chinese expert holds a mixed view of Russia's Su-57 stealth fighter, Beijing's state media reported. For all its faults, the Su-57 is "unique,"


Trump Is Now Greeting People With 'No Collusion' Instead Of 'Hello'

Donald Trump not only is changing the norms of how American politicians behave, but also how a president greets people. At least that’s how it seemed on Wednesday when the president greeted reporters outside the White House with something other than a traditional “Hello.”


China Is Building up to 20 Floating Nuclear Power Plants

Later this year, China will begin to construct floating nuclear power plants that could be used to bring power to distant, artificial islands in the South China Sea. Floating nuclear reactors sound perilous, but the China National Nuclear Corp plans to develop them as a cheaper alternative to transm


4 months in isolation: US-Russian crew start simulated moon mission

Moscow -- A group of American and Russian volunteers this week were sealed into a collection of mock space modules in Moscow at the start of a four-month isolation experiment intended to simulate a mission to the moon.


We war-gamed an escalation of the Ukraine-Russia crisis – here’s what it taught us about the real world

It is 9am on a chilly March morning. Delegates from across the world have assembled for an emergency meeting of the North Atlantic Council, NATO’s main decision-making body. The main item on the agenda: an update from the Supreme Allied Commander Europe on Russian escalations in Ukraine and elsewher


Kremlin: Idea of uniting Russia, Belarus to keep Putin in power not under consideration

MOSCOW, March 21. /TASS/. The Russian presidential administration is not considering the idea of uniting Russia and Belarus to keep Russian leader Vladimir Putin in power, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.


Kazakhstan's capital Astana renamed in honour of leader after he 'steps down'

Kazakhstan's capital Astana has been renamed Nursultan in honour of long-time leader Nursultan Nazarbayev, who stepped down as president on Tuesday but has retained his influence over the state.