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Andrew Osborn

Russia flies nuclear-capable bombers to region facing Alaska

Aug 14 2019

MOSCOW Russia said on Wednesday it had flown two nuclear-capable TU-160 bombers to a far eastern Russian region opposite Alaska as part of a training exercise that state media said showed Moscow's ability to park nuclear arms on the United States' doorstep.

Future of last nuclear pact between Russia and U.S. uncertain: U.S. envoy

Aug 14 2019

MOSCOW The last major nuclear arms control treaty between Russia and the United States is outdated and flawed, the U.S. ambassador to Moscow said on Wednesday, saying it could be scrapped altogether when it expires in 2021 and replaced with something else.

Kremlin says it is winning arms race against U.S. despite rocket accident

Aug 13 2019

MOSCOW The Kremlin boasted on Tuesday it was winning the race to develop new cutting edge nuclear weapons despite a mysterious rocket accident last week in northern Russia that caused a temporary spike in radiation levels. | Video

Kremlin shrugs off Moscow protests, backs tough police response

Aug 13 2019

MOSCOW The Kremlin on Tuesday shrugged off five weeks of street protests in support of free elections in Moscow, saying the situation had not warranted comment from President Vladimir Putin and voicing strong support for the tough police response.

Kremlin says it is winning arms race against U.S. despite rocket accident

Aug 13 2019

MOSCOW, Aug 13 The Kremlin boasted on Tuesday it was winning the race to develop new cutting edge nuclear weapons despite a mysterious rocket accident last week in northern Russia that caused a temporary spike in radiation levels.

Viral clip of Russian policeman punching female protester stirs anger

Aug 12 2019

MOSCOW Video footage of a Russian police officer punching a young woman in the stomach has stirred anger among many Russians who believe the authorities have used excessive force to disperse weeks of political demonstrations in Moscow. | Video

RPT-Moscow braces for another election protest despite crackdown

Aug 09 2019

MOSCOW, Aug 9 Thousands of Russians are expected to rally again in Moscow on Saturday to demand free elections despite a police crackdown and a refusal by authorities to meet protesters' demands.

Russia freezes bank accounts linked to opposition politician Navalny

Aug 08 2019

MOSCOW Russian authorities on Thursday froze a slew of bank accounts linked to jailed opposition politician Alexei Navalny as part of a money laundering investigation that his allies say is a trumped-up attempt to cripple his political movement.

Putin to Trump: We'll develop new nuclear missiles if you do

Aug 05 2019

MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin warned on Monday that Moscow would start developing short and intermediate-range land-based nuclear missiles if the United States started doing the same after the demise of a landmark arms control treaty.

Russian opposition plans new protest despite over 1,000 arrests

Aug 04 2019

MOSCOW Russia's anti-Kremlin opposition said it was planning a nationwide protest next weekend despite police forcibly detaining over 1,000 people on Saturday for attending what they said was an illegal march in Moscow to demand free elections.

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Hong Kong protesters throng streets under heavy rain

At least 100,000 anti-government protesters joined a mass rally in Hong Kong on Sunday, filling major thoroughfares in heavy rain in the eleventh week of what have been often violent demonstrations in the Asian financial hub.