Tag: Russia

End of ISIS Nears As Forces Supported by U.S. and Russia Close in On Islamic State in Iraq and Syria

The final days of the Islamic State group may be nearer than ever. Nearly three years after the founding of its caliphate, ISIS faces almost total expulsion from Iraq and a formidable showdown with forces backed by the U.S. and Russia in its two remaining hubs of control in Syria. In Iraq, ISIS is poised for defeat in […]

US Army Exploring ‘Devastating’ New Weapon for Use In War with Russia

Were the United States to go to war with Russia, both sides could draw on deadly weapons that the world has never seen on a battlefield. On the Russian side, there are new and smaller tactical nuclear weapons. To counter them, the U.S. Army is taking another look at a “devastating” weapon, one first tested […]

US Army Exploring ‘Devastating’ New Weapon for Use In War with Russia

Were the United States to go to war with Russia, both sides could draw on deadly weapons that the world has never seen on a battlefield. On the Russian side, there are new and smaller tactical nuclear weapons. To counter them, the U.S. Army is taking another look at a “devastating” weapon, one first tested […]

Tillerson meets with Putin amid deepening tensions over U.S. missile strikes in Syria

The rift between the United States and Russia was laid bare Wednesday when Secretary of State Rex Tillerson held his first direct talks with Russia’s president. Their discussions failed to ease deepening tensions over Syria and Washington’s demands that Moscow abandon its main Middle East ally. “There is a low level of trust between our […]

Donald Trump says relations with Russia ‘may be at all-time low’

Donald Trump has said that US relations with Russia may be at “an all-time low” and declared a new-found faith in Nato, suggesting the alliance was “no longer obsolete”. The US president’s remarks at the White House followed a two-hour meeting in Moscow between his secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, and Vladimir Putin, which failed […]

Russian nuclear-capable bombers fly near Japan, US officials say

For the first time in nearly three months, Russia flew nuclear-capable “Bear” bombers near Japan, Wednesday, the latest sign of increasing tensions in the region, two US officials tell Fox News. The officials said three Russian Tu-95 Bear bombers took off from a base in eastern Russia flying in the Sea of Japan and remained […]

So what happened to the Russian conspiracy theory?

Right-wing pundits in the US have a question for the Democratic party: How does the tension with Russia fit in with the claim that Russia intervened in the elections for Trump? Fox News host Tucker Carlson hosted Democratic Rep. Brad Sherman of California, quoting Russian diplomats as saying that relations with the United States are […]

Putin: US-Russia relations have gotten worse

US-Russia relations have worsened since the beginning of Donald Trump’s presidency, according to Russian President Vladimir Putin. In a transcript posted Wednesday by the Kremlin, Putin said: “You can say that the level of trust on a working level, especially on the military side, has not improved but most likely worsened.” His comments come as […]

Russian foreign minister scolds Tillerson over Syria during Moscow visit

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was met with a stern scolding by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov Wednesday, as the two leaders convened for a full day of meetings in Moscow. Lavrov criticized the U.S. for airstrikes on the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, warned that similar action was unacceptable to Russia, and […]

No sign Putin seeks to cool friction with US

It is hard to see US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson coming way from the talks he is holding with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Moscow Wednesday, April 12, with a neatly wrapped diplomatic package for cooling the boiling tensions between their governments. President Vladimir Putin seems more than ready to turn up the heat. […]