Tag: Russia

Obama and Putin meet amid tensions: White House

US President Barack Obama met his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin three times on the sidelines of an Asia-Pacific summit on Tuesday, with their conversations covering Iran, Syria and Ukraine, the White House said. Relations between Washington and Moscow are at their lowest ebb since the Cold War, with Russia under US-backed Western sanctions over its […]

Russia Moving Missiles, Rockets Toward Eastern Ukraine

Russia is sending additional military forces toward the border with eastern Ukraine, including units equipped with ballistic missiles, as part of Moscow’s ongoing destabilization effort in support of pro-Russian rebels.   U.S. officials with access to intelligence reports said one Russian military unit equipped with short-range ballistic missiles was detected this week near eastern Ukraine, […]

NATO asks US for more troops in Baltic states, Poland to counter ‘Russia threat’

The North Atlantic bloc has asked the Pentagon to send more troops to Eastern Europe to counter the perceived threat of Russia. There are currently 750 US soldiers in Poland and the Baltic states, but the organization believes that this is not enough.   The alliance cites the current situation in Ukraine, as well as […]

Finland warns Europe is ‘at the gates of a new cold war’ in wake of Russian military activity

Sauli Niinisto said the US and EU were failing to take Vladimir Putin’s actions seriously, even after he annexed Crimea and after repeated reports of Russian involvement in the conflict in eastern Ukraine.   Advisers to the Russian President have previously warned that Putin wants to “regain Finland”, and speaking from his official residence in […]

The World’s Most Powerful People 2014

No one would call Vladimir Putin a good guy. In 2014 he strong-armed his way into possession of Crimea and waged an ugly proxy war in neighboring Ukraine, during which an almost certainly Russian-supplied surface-to-air missile downed a civilian jetliner. But as the undisputed, unpredictable and unaccountable head of an energy-rich, nuclear-tipped state, no one would […]

Nato jets ‘intercept Russian spy plane’ over Baltic

Estonia summoned Russia’s ambassador on Wednesday after its military said the Ilyushin-20 plane had entered its airspace for about a minute.   But Russia said the plane had been on a training flight and had not violated Estonian airspace.   Russia has been accused of several recent border violations in the region.   The conflict […]

Ukraine, Russia, EU energy chiefs meet to finalize gas deal

Russia and Ukraine aim to resolve an impasse over natural gas supplies as their energy ministers meet in Brussels for talks brokered by the European Union’s energy commissioner.   Citing unpaid bills worth more than $5 billion, Russia cut off gas flows to Kiev in mid-June, adding to tensions sparked by Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s […]

Antichrist in the Spotlight

Who is the Antichrist? A Dallas pastor created a stir when he accused President Obama of “paving the way for the future reign of the Antichrist.” A Montana GOP congressional candidate caught the nation’s attention, when he referred to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as the “Antichrist”. A prophecy scholar shocked the scientific community […]

There Is A Growing Threat Of ‘Direct Intervention

Poland’s prime minister says he has information indicating that there is a growing threat of a “direct intervention” by Russia in Ukraine. Donald Tusk said Wednesday that his assessment is based on information he has been receiving for the past dozen hours or so. He did not elaborate. Read More: Polish PM: There Is A […]

U.S. nuclear deal with Russia fails as tensions rise

It was only 11 months ago that the U.S. energy secretary – Ernest J. Moniz, a former MIT professor who has championed scientific programs that would bury the Cold War competitions between the United States and Russia – went to Vienna to sign the agreement, an indication of how recently the Obama administration believed it […]