Pompeo in Russia to restore ties; Trump presses new arms control accord including China

Pompeo in Russia to restore ties; Trump presses new arms control accord including China

by WorldTribune Staff, May 14, 2019 U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Black Sea city Sochi as President Donald Trump has renewed efforts to build a rapport with Moscow now that the investigation of Special Counsel Robert Mueller has concluded. Trump had also discussed strategy and a new […]

Putin speaks for Kim: ‘International law’ guarantees needed, not ‘law of the strongest’

Putin speaks for Kim: ‘International law’ guarantees needed, not ‘law of the strongest’

by WorldTribune Staff, April 25, 2019 North Korea will need international “security guarantees” before it considers ending its nuclear program, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on April 25 after meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. Such guarantees would have to be international, legally binding, and secure North Korea’s sovereignty, said Putin following the end […]

Russia sending nuclear-capable bombers to Venezuelan island

Russia sending nuclear-capable bombers to Venezuelan island

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE: Countdown: Top stories of 2018 by WorldTribune Staff, December 27, 2018 In one of the largest Russian military deployments to the region since the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, Moscow has sent supersonic bombers to one of Venezuela’s islands in the Caribbean Sea. Russian military Col. Eduard Rodyukov said the […]

Putin salutes Solzhenitsyn as ‘true patriot’ who would not abide Russophobia

Putin salutes Solzhenitsyn as ‘true patriot’ who would not abide Russophobia

by WorldTribune Staff, December 11, 2018 Late Russian writer Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn was a “true and real patriot” who even in exile “did not allow anyone to talk dismissively and badly about his motherland,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Dec. 11. “He stood up against any expression of Russophobia,” Putin said after unveiling a statue […]

Britain sending commandos to Arctic to stop Russian land grab

Britain sending commandos to Arctic to stop Russian land grab

by WorldTribune Staff, September 30, 2018 Britain plans to send 800 troops to the Arctic in 2019 in an effort to stop Russia’s land grab in the region, the UK’s defense secretary said. Ministers are drawing up a new strategy to deploy hundreds of commandos to Norway to deal with the growing threat from Russia “in our […]

Israel says air strike in Syria targeted facility tied to Iran-Hizbullah weapons transfers

Israel says air strike in Syria targeted facility tied to Iran-Hizbullah weapons transfers

by WorldTribune Staff, September 20, 2018 Israel said that when Syrian anti-aircraft fire downed a Russian IL-20 aircraft, its warplanes had finished targeting a facility in Latakia that was linked to Iran weapons transfers to Hizbullah. IDF spokesman Brig.-Gen. Ronen Manelis said the IDF had struck a Syrian military facility from which systems to manufacture […]

Russian military plane downed by Syrian anti-aircraft fire targeting Israeli jets

Russian military plane downed by Syrian anti-aircraft fire targeting Israeli jets

by WorldTribune Staff, September 18, 2018 After his own Defense Ministry had blamed Israel for Syria’s shooting down of a Russian warplane over the eastern Mediterranean Sea, President Vladimir Putin on Sept. 18 backtracked and concluded that the incident, in which 15 Russian personnel died, was an accident. “It rather looks like a chain of […]

Report: Iran’s presence in Syria dominated Helsinki summit

Report: Iran’s presence in Syria dominated Helsinki summit

by WorldTribune Staff, August 17, 2018 During their summit last month in Helsinki, U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed that Iran should withdraw from the Syrian conflict, a report said. Iran’s role in Syria was the dominant topic in the meeting between Trump and Putin, a U.S. administration official said, according […]

Official: U.S. cut off $10 billion in Russian arms transfers with ‘more to come’

Official: U.S. cut off $10 billion in Russian arms transfers with ‘more to come’

by WorldTribune Staff, August 2, 2018 President Donald Trump’s administration has halted some $10 billion in Russian arms transfers in recent months, according to a U.S. State Department official. “We’ve already had what we view as a remarkable degree of success in putting a dent in Russia’s future arms revenues and in making it much […]

Trump again states his case on Russia: ‘It could be other people also’

Trump again states his case on Russia: ‘It could be other people also’

by WorldTribune Staff, July 23, 2018 U.S. President Donald Trump said he accepts the “intelligence community’s conclusion that Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election took place.” However, he added: “It could be other people also. A lot of people out there.” U.S. President Donald Trump says he ‘gave up nothing’ to Russia at last week’s summit in […]

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