Russia Denies Paying Bounties, but Some Say the U.S. Had It Coming

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Ukrainian soldiers dig trenches in Stanytsia Luhanska, eastern Ukraine, on Oct. 18, 2019. (Brendan Hoffman/The New York Times) MOSCOW — Three years into a grinding war in eastern Ukraine, the Trump administration, in a sharp break with Obama-era policy, proposed providing the Ukrainian army with potent American weapons, Javelin anti-tank missiles, to aid its struggle … Read more Russia Denies Paying Bounties, but Some Say the U.S. Had It Coming

Russia Has a Nuclear Missile That Can Kill Nearly Anything on the Planet

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Click here to read the full article. Here’s What You Need To Remember: Despite the date of entry being pushed back, once the Sarmat is operational, it will be fearsome—it reportedly has a range of 18,000 kilometers, or just over 11,000 miles, which would put virtually any location on the globe within range.  Russia inherited a … Read more Russia Has a Nuclear Missile That Can Kill Nearly Anything on the Planet

US, Russia share a complex and bloody history in Afghanistan

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ISLAMABAD (AP) — Moscow and Washington are intertwined in a complex and bloody history in Afghanistan, with both suffering thousands of dead and wounded in conflicts lasting for years. Now both superpowers are linked again over Afghanistan, with intelligence reports indicating Russia secretly offered bounties to the Taliban to kill American troops there. But analysts … Read more US, Russia share a complex and bloody history in Afghanistan

Did Russia Give Us a Sneak Peak of Its New Nuclear Hunter-Killer Attack Submarine?

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Click here to read the full article. Key Point: The Laika will have features that can rival its Western rivals—and an even more versatile arsenal of features. Last December Russian state-owned TV aired a segment that may have revealed the first views of a new Russian submarine, reported H. I. Sutton for Forbes.com earlier this year. Eagled-eyed Sutton … Read more Did Russia Give Us a Sneak Peak of Its New Nuclear Hunter-Killer Attack Submarine?

Russia denies supplying weapons to Afghanistan's Taliban

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MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s Foreign Ministry said Thursday that Moscow has never delivered weapons to the Taliban movement in Afghanistan, countering U.S. allegations. Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova rejected the claim by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who said Wednesday that he had repeatedly raised the issue during his talks with the Russians. “Russia has … Read more Russia denies supplying weapons to Afghanistan's Taliban

Russia tells IAEA it is incident-free after nuclear particle increase

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VIENNA (Reuters) – Russia has told the U.N. atomic watchdog there have been no nuclear incidents on its territory that could explain elevated but still harmless levels of radioactive particles detected on the Baltic Sea last week, the U.N. agency said on Tuesday. A separate body, the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), which watches for … Read more Russia tells IAEA it is incident-free after nuclear particle increase

Russia accuses U.S. of 'destructive' stance on nuclear-test ban treaty

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MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s foreign ministry accused the United States on Tuesday of taking a “destructive” stance over the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) and of preparing for a possible resumption of nuclear testing. Moscow, which ratified the CTBT 20 years ago on Tuesday, said the non-proliferation and arms control regime was facing serious challenges … Read more Russia accuses U.S. of 'destructive' stance on nuclear-test ban treaty

Trump's New Russia Problem: Unread Intelligence and Missing Strategy

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The intelligence finding that Russia was most likely paying a bounty for the lives of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan has evoked a strange silence from President Donald Trump and his top national security officials. He insists he never saw the intelligence, though it was part of the President’s Daily Brief just days before a peace … Read more Trump's New Russia Problem: Unread Intelligence and Missing Strategy

Leaders of Russia, Turkey, Iran talk about stabilizing Syria

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MOSCOW (AP) — The leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran on Wednesday discussed efforts to stabilize Syria in a video call, emphasizing the need to promote a political settlement for the nine-year conflict. Russia and Iran have staunchly supported Syrian President Bashar Assad throughout the country’s war, while Turkey has backed his foes. However, the … Read more Leaders of Russia, Turkey, Iran talk about stabilizing Syria