Tag: Russia

Putin, Xi launch ‘historic’ Russian gas pipeline to China

by Andrea Palasciano and Anna Smolchenko Russia and China on Monday launched a giant gas pipeline linking the countries for the first time, one of three major projects aimed at cementing Moscow's role as the world's top gas exporter. Presiding by video link-up over an elaborate...

MH17 calls ‘show ties between Russian officials, rebels’

by Danny KEMP International investigators looking into the downing of flight MH17 over Ukraine released intercepted phone calls on Thursday showing close links between "high-ranking" Russian officials and rebel suspects facing trial over the crash. The probe said the recordings raised questions about the possible involvement...

‘Shameful’ for UK not to publish Russia meddling probe: Clinton

Hillary Clinton said Tuesday it was "shameful" that the British government had not published a delayed parliamentary report into possible Russian interference in British politics ahead of December elections. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government has previously rejected claims it was suppressing the report to avoid...

Arresting looks: Russian protests get a fashion twist

Pictures by Yury Kadobnov. Video by Ivana Jurisa by Anna MALPAS In cropped jeans and a cream sweatshirt, Alina Muzychenko would easily blend into a central Moscow crowd. But her bright pink socks are quietly subversive -- patterned with a drawing of riot police holding hands. The...

With exhibit and selfies, Russians mark 100th birthday of Kalashnikov

by Andrea PALASCIANO Dozens of cadets and youngsters from Russia's Youth Army have been getting up close and personal with perhaps the world's most iconic firearm as their country prepares to mark the centenary of the birth of Mikhail Kalashnikov, maker of the legendary rifle. At...

US senator calls for investigation into FaceApp

Popular Russia-based application FaceApp, which allows users to change their appearance to look older or younger, came under fire in the United States Wednesday, with one senator urging an FBI investigation. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called for the FBI and the FTC, the US...

Mahathir criticises ‘ridiculous’ charges over MH17 says its now political

Malaysia's prime minister on Thursday criticised the "ridiculous" decision to charge three Russians and a Ukrainian with murder over the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. International investigators charged the men on Wednesday, the first people to face justice over the tragedy five years...

Putin in Singapore for ASEAN: what it means to the region

Russian President Vladimir Putin is visiting Singapore this week for a state visit and in order to attend the summit of Russia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) as well as the 13th East Asia Summit (EAS). Read related: Tightest security lockdown at Suntec as Asean Summit comes to town This is the...

Biggest concern after AG Jeff Sessions’ dismissal is the Russia investigation

Less than one day after the United States’ midterm elections wherein the Democratic Party took control over Congress, President Donald Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions.  In a tweet, the President announced that Sessions’ Chief of Staff would take his place in the interim. “We...

The US hopes Russia will continue “permissive” stance on Israel’s bombing of Iranian targets in Syria

In a telephone conference call with reporters on Wednesday, November 7, U.S. Special Representative for Syria Engagement, James Jeffrey, said that Washington hopes that Russia will still allow Israel to continue to attack Iranian targets in Syria. Ambassador Jeffrey said, “Russia has been permissive in...