U.S. Congress passes ‘Global Magnitsky Rights’ defense bill in jab at Putin

U.S. Congress passes ‘Global Magnitsky Rights’ defense bill in jab at Putin

Special to WorldTribune.com By Mike Eckel, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The U.S. Congress has backed legislation giving the president new, broader authority to impose sanctions on human rights abusers worldwide, building on an earlier law that has infuriated the Kremlin. The measure, formally known as the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act, passed […]

Second Russian jet crashes near troubled carrier off Syria

Second Russian jet crashes near troubled carrier off Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, December 5, 2016 For the second time in a month, a Russian fighter jet crashed into the Mediterranean after attempting to land on the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier. “After carrying out its military assignment in Syrian airspace, a Su-33 fighter rolled beyond the deck of the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier during landing […]

Putin credits Trump as ‘clever’ and ‘already a statesman’

Putin credits Trump as ‘clever’ and ‘already a statesman’

by WorldTribune Staff, December 5, 2016 U.S. President-elect Donald Trump is a “clever man” who is “already a statesman” and Russia is “ready to cooperate” with his incoming administration, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Dec. 4. “Because he achieved success in business, it suggests that he is a clever man. And if he is […]

Russia deploys coastal missile systems on disputed Kurile Islands

Russia deploys coastal missile systems on disputed Kurile Islands

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Russia says it has deployed Bal and Bastion coastal missile system on the disputed Kurile Islands in the Pacific Ocean. The Russian Pacific Fleet’s Boyevaya Vakhta (Combat Watch) newspaper reported on November 22 that the missile systems have entered into service on the islands of Iturup […]

Trump consults Kissinger on relations with China, Russia, Iran

Trump consults Kissinger on relations with China, Russia, Iran

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty U.S. President-elect Donald Trump sought out the advice of former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger on China, Russia, Iran, and Europe, his office said on November 17. Kissinger, 93, who served under former Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, is best known for opening the door […]

Russian fighter jet crashes near trouble-plagued aircraft carrier in Mediterranean

Russian fighter jet crashes near trouble-plagued aircraft carrier in Mediterranean

by WorldTribune Staff, November 15, 2016 A Russian MiG-29 crashed on Nov. 14 while apparently attempting to land on the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier in the Mediterranean. The Russian Defense Ministry blamed a technical failure for the crash. The pilot, who was the only one in the jet, ejected safely and was picked up by […]

Russian official: Sanctions are for ‘the weak’, Trump victory averted World War III

Russian official: Sanctions are for ‘the weak’, Trump victory averted World War III

by WorldTribune Staff, November 14, 2016 A top adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin said Donald Trump’s victory likely prevented a third world war. “Americans had two choices: World War III or multilateral peace,” Sergei Glazyev told Russian news wire RNS. “Clinton was a symbol of war, and Trump has a chance to change this […]

Pro-Russia candidates win presidential elections in Bulgaria, Moldova

Pro-Russia candidates win presidential elections in Bulgaria, Moldova

by WorldTribune Staff, November 14, 2016 Candidates who pledged to forge closer ties to Russia won presidential elections in Bulgaria and Moldova on Nov. 13. In Bulgaria, exit polls showed Socialist party candidate Rumen Radev garnered 58 percent of the vote compared to 35 percent for Tsetska Tsacheva of the ruling GERB party. The result […]

Russian military advisers supporting Gen. Haftar’s forces in Libya

Russian military advisers supporting Gen. Haftar’s forces in Libya

by WorldTribune Staff, November 13, 2016 Russian has sent several military advisers to Libya to assist forces loyal to Gen. Khalifa Haftar. “The Russian support is conducted through UAE and Egyptian mediation assistance,” the London-based New Arab newspaper reported last week. “There are tens of them (Russian advisers) and they are specialized in different war-related […]

Netanyahu: Israel won’t allow Iran to establish itself militarily in Syria

Netanyahu: Israel won’t allow Iran to establish itself militarily in Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, November 11, 2016 Israel will not allow Iran to establish a military foothold in Syria “on the ground, in the air or at sea,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a meeting with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Nov. 10. Israel will also continue to intervene in Iran’s effort to […]

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