Tag: Russia

Russia may seize U.S. property if its own compounds not returned: Kommersant

Russia may seize U.S. diplomatic property in Moscow and complicate life for an Anglo-American school unless Washington hands back two diplomatic compounds in the United States before July, the daily Kommersant newspaper reported on Friday. In December, then U.S. president Barack Obama ordered the expulsion of 35 Russians over what he said was their involvement […]

Russia threatens retaliation as Montenegro becomes 29th NATO member

Montenegro became the 29th member of NATO on Monday and was praised by the United States for sticking to its path of joining the Western military alliance in spite of Russian pressure. Even as Montenegrin Prime Minister Dusko Markovic was in Washington for a State Department ceremony to mark the accession, Russia warned of retaliation […]

Russia successfully tests hypersonic missile ‘which makes Western defences obsolete’

Russia has conducted five successful test flights of a hypersonic missile which is almost impossible to intercept – and which renders Western defences ‘obsolete’. The Zircon missile can travel at between 3,800mph and 4,600mph – five to six times the speed of sound. MORE: A number of people DO know what covfefe means, according to Trump […]

Russia says North Korea’s nukes are a ‘direct threat’

A top Russian official said Sunday at a security conference in Singapore that North Korea’s nuclear ambitions are a “direct threat to Russia.” Russian Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin told defense ministers and experts from 39 countries that Pyongyang’s missile defense system “has a real function.” “That is why it is alarming. And it is […]

Russia successfully tests hypersonic missile ‘which makes Western defences obsolete’

Russia has conducted five successful test flights of a hypersonic missile which is almost impossible to intercept – and which renders Western defences ‘obsolete’. The Zircon missile can travel at between 3,800mph and 4,600mph – five to six times the speed of sound.   The speed of the Zircon missile makes it extremely difficult to […]

Trump ISIS Leak to Russia Could End Israel-U.S. Intelligence Sharing

President Donald Trump’s decision to disclose highly classified information to Russia, which Israel reportedly provided to Washington, has put the intelligence services “in crisis,” according to a former senior Israeli intelligence official and recruiter of assets for Israel’s Shin Bet security service. As Washington’s key Middle East ally and partner on counter-terrorism, Israel has a […]

Putin offers transcript to prove Trump did not pass Russia secrets

Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump had not divulged any secrets during a meeting in Washington with Russian officials and offered to prove it by supplying Congress with a transcript. But a leading U.S. Republican politician said he would have little faith in any notes Putin might supply. Two U.S. officials […]

Donald Trump says he ‘can’t imagine Russia is pleased’ as North Korea fires ballistic missile into Sea of Japan

Donald Trump “cannot imagine Russia is pleased” with North Korea’s latest missile test as it landed closer to Russia than Japan. North Korea’s ballistic missile flew for half an hour and reached an unusually high altitude before landing in the Sea of Japan, the South Korean, Japanese and US militaries said. “With the missile impacting […]

Trump, after meeting Russian FM, says ‘horrible killing in Syria must stop’

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met first with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson before making his way to meet Trump. US President Donald Trump met on Wednesday with Russia’s top diplomat in the new administration’s highest profile meeting since it assumed the White House in January. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, on his first […]

Trump denies collusion with Russia in first interview since firing Comey

President Donald Trump denied on Thursday that he colluded with Russia during the 2016 election, in his strongest denouncement yet of the topic that has hounded his presidency. “There’s no collusion between me and my campaign and the Russians,” Trump said in an interview with NBC News anchor Lester Holt. The interview was Trump’s first since he […]