Tag Archives: Russia

Russia identifies mastermind behind St. Petersburg metro bombing – Russian agencies

MOSCOW: Russia’s Federal Security Service has identified the person who orchestrated an attack that killed 14 people on the St. Petersburg metro earlier this month, Russian news agencies reported on Thursday, citing FSB chief Alexander Bortnikov. “He has been provisionally identified. Yes, yes, identified,” agencies cited Bortnikov as saying. Police have so far detained 10… Read More »

Russia tells airlines it may suspend charter flights to Turkey – source

MOSCOW: Russia may suspend charter flights to Turkey due to the “difficult political situation” there, the Federal Air Transport Agency has warned airlines, a source at one of the companies told Reuters. Russia and Turkey have a history of rolling trade and financial restrictions out against one other in political rows. Ties between Moscow and… Read More »

US lawmakers seek deeper probe into Russia ties after Trump aide quits

WASHINGTON: U.S. lawmakers, including some leading Republicans, called on Tuesday for a deeper inquiry into White House ties to Russia, after national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned in President Donald Trump’s biggest staff upheaval so far. Flynn quit on Monday after only three weeks in the job amid revelations that he had discussed U.S. sanctions… Read More »

Germany's Schulz calls Trump 'un-American', warns against lifting Russia sanctions

BERLIN: Germany’s centre-left chancellor candidate Martin Schulz has criticised U.S. President Donald Trump’s policies as “un-American” and warned against lifting sanctions imposed against Russia over its role in the Ukraine crisis. In one of the sharpest remarks yet by a senior German politician since the new American leader took office, Schulz told the Funke media… Read More »

Asked about Russia sanctions, Trump says 'we ought to get on with our lives'

PALM BEACH, Fla.: U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday suggested that the United States and Russia lay to rest the controversy over Moscow’s computer hacking of Democratic Party computers, saying, “We ought to get on with our lives.” Trump has cast doubt on the findings of U.S. intelligence agencies that Russian hackers took information from… Read More »

Russia hunts for crashed jet's black boxes, says no signs of foul play

MOSCOW: Russia expanded its search on Monday for the remains of a military plane that crashed into the Black Sea, killing all 92 on board, and said pilot error or a technical fault: but not terrorism: were likely to have caused the tragedy. The plane, a Russian Defence Ministry TU-154, was carrying dozens of Red… Read More »

Obama says 'will take action' against Russia for interfering in US election

WASHINGTON: United States’ President Barack Obama said “we need to take action and we will” against Russia for interfering in the US election. This after US three officials said on Thursday (Dec 15) that Russian President Vladimir Putin supervised his intelligence agencies’ hacking of the US presidential election and turned it from a general attempt to… Read More »

Syria army pounds Aleppo rebels as US, Russia to meet

ALEPPO: Syrian warplanes again pounded Aleppo’s last rebel-held districts, as the United States said American and Russian officials would meet Saturday (Dec 10) in a bid to save the city from “complete” destruction. With the fighting resuming after a brief respite, the UN General Assembly demanded an immediate ceasefire and urgent aid deliveries, in a… Read More »