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PARIS | As Trump threatens election meddlers, Russia says ‘so what?’

PARIS — President Donald Trump is finally making moves against foreign election meddling — and Russia says it couldn’t care less. Trump’s executive order this week authorizing sanctions on foreigners who mess with American elections could herald new headaches for Moscow, after extensive accusations that Russia meddled in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign. But Russian … Continue reading PARIS | As Trump threatens election meddlers, Russia says ‘so what?’

CHITA, Russia | Russia says joint war games with China will be routine

CHITA, Russia — Russia and China intend to regularly conduct joint war games similar to the massive ones being held this week, the Russian defense minister said Wednesday. Sergei Shoigu spoke as he and his Chinese counterpart, Gen. Wei Fenghe, visited the Tsugol firing range in eastern Siberia, where Russian and Chinese troops will hold … Continue reading CHITA, Russia | Russia says joint war games with China will be routine

HEMEIMEEM AIR BASE, Syria | Russia says drone attacks on its Syria base have increased

HEMEIMEEM AIR BASE, Syria  — Russian air defense assets in Syria have downed 45 drones targeting their main base in the country, its military said Thursday. The Russian Defense Ministry spokesman, Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov, said that five of them were shot down in the last three days near the Hemeimeem air base. The base … Continue reading HEMEIMEEM AIR BASE, Syria | Russia says drone attacks on its Syria base have increased

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Russia weighs retaliation to US sanctions

WASHINGTON  — The Latest on U.S. sanctions against Russia over nerve agent poisoning in Britain (all times local): 9 a.m. Russia says it is considering retaliatory measures to new U.S. sanctions over the poisoning of an ex-Russian spy in the English city of Salisbury. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Thursday the restrictions represent … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Russia weighs retaliation to US sanctions

MOSCOW | Russia says Saudi Arabia critics shouldn’t claim superiority

MOSCOW  — As tensions simmer between Saudi Arabia and Canada over arrests of women’s rights activists, Russia’s Foreign Ministry says critics of Saudi Arabia should not claim a stance of moral superiority. Saudi Arabia on Monday expelled the Canadian ambassador and froze “all new business” with Ottawa. The dispute appears centered around tweets by Canadian … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russia says Saudi Arabia critics shouldn’t claim superiority

BEIRUT | The Latest: Russia says it’s committed to help Syria probe

BEIRUT | April 16, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) The Latest on developments following the U.S.-led airstrikes on Syria (all times local): 1: 40 p.m. Russia insists it is committed to let the U.N.-backed chemical weapons watchdog do its work in Syria to investigate the suspected chemical attack earlier this month in Douma, a town just east of … Continue reading BEIRUT | The Latest: Russia says it’s committed to help Syria probe

MOSCOW | Russia says Syrian government now in control of rebel town

MOSCOW | April 11, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) The Russian military announced on Thursday that the Syrian government is now in full control of a town on the outskirts of Damascus that was held by the rebels and that was the site of suspected chemical attack over the weekend. There was no official announcement by Damascus, however, and … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russia says Syrian government now in control of rebel town