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LOYGA, Russia | Russian suspect in UK poisoning is hero to his home village

LOYGA, Russia — As the recipient of Russia’s highest award, Alexander Mishkin is the pride of his home village, his photo even decorating a local school. Several residents of this remote village located amid marshlands and deep forests in the northwestern Arkhangelsk region easily recognized him in photos Wednesday as one of two men accused … Continue reading LOYGA, Russia | Russian suspect in UK poisoning is hero to his home village

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan | Russia to resume gas imports from Turkmenistan

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan — The head of Russia’s giant state-controlled gas company says it plans to resume imports from Turkmenistan after a three-year break over a pricing dispute. Gazprom chief Alexei Miller said in televised remarks while visiting Turkmenistan that the company expects to start buying gas from the Central Asian country starting Jan. 1. Miller … Continue reading ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan | Russia to resume gas imports from Turkmenistan

MAGAS, Russia | Russian province’s leader defends land swap fueling tensions

MAGAS, Russia— The regional leader in the Russian province of Ingushetia is defending a land swap that has triggered protests in the volatile North Caucasus region. Ingushetia’s leader Yunus-Bek Yevkurov argued Monday that the deal he signed last month with the neighboring province of Chechnya would help strengthen stability. Many in Ingushetia saw the agreement … Continue reading MAGAS, Russia | Russian province’s leader defends land swap fueling tensions

BEIRUT | Syrian president says Russia-Turkey Idlib deal ‘temporary’

BEIRUT— Syrian President Bashar Assad said Sunday that the Russian-Turkish deal to avert a military offensive in the northwestern province of Idlib is a “temporary one” that prevented bloodshed but that his government’s goal is to restore control over all of Syria. His comments were made during a meeting of the Central Committee of the … Continue reading BEIRUT | Syrian president says Russia-Turkey Idlib deal ‘temporary’

SOCHI, Russia | Hamilton wins Russian GP after teammate lets him through

SOCHI, Russia — Lewis Hamilton closed in on his fifth Formula One title with victory in Sunday’s Russian Grand Prix after his teammate, Valtteri Bottas, pulled over to let him through halfway into the race. Hamilton now leads Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel by 50 points in the standings with five races remaining as both chase their … Continue reading SOCHI, Russia | Hamilton wins Russian GP after teammate lets him through

MOSCOW | Ukraine demands access to filmmaker imprisoned in Russia

MOSCOW — Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry is demanding that Russia allow consular access to an imprisoned Ukrainian filmmaker who has been on a hunger strike since mid-May. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mariana Betsa made the demand Saturday on Twitter. Russia’s penitentiary service said Friday that an unspecified “correction” in Oleg Sentsov‘s treatment had been ordered; it published … Continue reading MOSCOW | Ukraine demands access to filmmaker imprisoned in Russia

United States | Deputy Secretary Sullivan’s Meeting With Ukrainian Foreign Minister Klimkin

United States – Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan met today with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. They discussed a range of issues, including cooperative efforts against Russia’s malign influence, Russia’s use of energy projects to extort and intimidate Ukraine and other European allies, as well … Continue reading United States | Deputy Secretary Sullivan’s Meeting With Ukrainian Foreign Minister Klimkin

United States | Previewing Sanctions Under Section 231 of the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act of 2017 (CAATSA)

United States – MODERATOR: Thank you, and good afternoon, everyone. Thank you for joining in today’s call regarding the President’s executive order on the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act as well as other actions. Today’s call will be on background, and it is embargoed until the end of this call. For your reference purposes … Continue reading United States | Previewing Sanctions Under Section 231 of the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act of 2017 (CAATSA)