Russia denounces US for undermining New START treaty

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova gestures while Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's annual news conference in Moscow, Russia, Jan 18, 2023. (PHOTO / AP) MOSCOW – The United States, by its actions, has undermined the principles of implementing the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START), Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Wednesday. […]

IAEA establishes mission at Ukraine’s nuclear plant

A file photo taken on Sept 20, 2022 shows the Pivdennoukrainsk nuclear plant in Yuzhnoukrainsk, Ukraine. (GENYA SAVILOV / AFP) MOSCOW/KYIV/ANKARA/ZAGREB – The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) established the support and assistance mission at the Pivdennoukrainsk nuclear power plant (NPP) in southern Ukraine, IAEA Director-General Rafael Mariano Grossi said on Monday. "We are here […]

Putin: Russia will fight sanctions with shift in trade, energy flows

Russia's President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting with members of the government, via a video conference at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence, outside Moscow, on Dec 14, 2022. (MIKHAIL METZEL / POOL / AFP) President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia would expand trade cooperation with new partners, to combat Western sanctions. Putin promised Russians […]

US basketball player Griner swapped for Russian citizen Bout

In this July 7, 2022 photo, US basketball player Brittney Griner, who was detained in February at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport and later charged with illegal possession of cannabis, is escorted before a court hearing in Khimki, outside Moscow, Russia. (EVGENIA NOVOZHENINA / REUTERS) WASHINGTON/MOSCOW – Russian citizen Viktor Bout was exchanged for US basketball player […]

Ukraine warns Iran over arms supplies to Russia

This undated photograph released by the Ukrainian military's Strategic Communications Directorate shows the wreckage of what Kyiv has described as an Iranian Shahed drone downed near Kupiansk, Ukraine. (UKRAINIAN MILITARY'S STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTORATE VIA AP) KYIV – Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba on Tuesday warned Iran of the "consequences" of the arms supplies to Russia, […]

Russian, Cuban presidents pledge to strengthen bilateral ties

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel (left) meets Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on November 22, 2022. (MIKHAIL KLIMENTYEV / SPUTNIK / AFP) MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin and First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba and Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez voiced common readiness on Tuesday to deepen relations […]