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MOSCOW | Russia says 114,000 Syrian refugees repatriated in 2018

MOSCOW — Nearly 114,000 Syrian refugees have been repatriated this year, the Russian military said Tuesday, a fraction of the estimated 6 million who have fled since the start of the conflict. Col. Gen. Mikhail Mizintsev said that over 177,000 internally displaced people have also returned to their homes in 2018. He said the returns … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russia says 114,000 Syrian refugees repatriated in 2018

MOSCOW | Russia sends 2 nuclear-capable bombers to Venezuela

MOSCOW — The Russian military says two of its nuclear-capable strategic bombers have arrived in Venezuela, a deployment that comes amid soaring Russia-U.S. tensions. Russia’s Defense Ministry said a pair Tu-160 bombers landed at Maiquetia airport outside Caracas on Monday following a 10,000-kilometer (6,200-mile) flight. It didn’t say if the bombers were carrying any weapons. … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russia sends 2 nuclear-capable bombers to Venezuela

MOSCOW  | Russian rocket lifts off for 1st time since failure

MOSCOW  — A Russian Soyuz rocket has put a military satellite in orbit, its first successful launch since a similar rocket recently failed to deliver a crew to the International Space Station. The Russian military said a Soyuz-2 booster rocket lifted off from the Plesetsk launch facility in northern Russia Thursday. A Soyuz-FG rocket carrying … Continue reading MOSCOW  | Russian rocket lifts off for 1st time since failure

MOSCOW | The Latest: Mattis says plane downing won’t affect IS fight

MOSCOW— The Latest on a Russian military aircraft shot down over the Mediterranean Sea and other issues related to Syria (all times local): 12 p.m. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the shootdown of a Russian military aircraft by Syrian forces complicates relations between President Bashar Assad and the Russian government but has “no effect … Continue reading MOSCOW | The Latest: Mattis says plane downing won’t affect IS fight

MOSCOW | The Latest: Trump ‘sad’ about Russian plane downing in Syria

MOSCOW — The Latest on a Russian military aircraft shot down over the Mediterranean Sea and other issues related to Syria (all times local): 11:05 p.m. President Donald Trump is expressing concern about a Russian plane that was shot down over Syria. Trump, appearing at a White House news conference with the president of Poland … Continue reading MOSCOW | The Latest: Trump ‘sad’ about Russian plane downing in Syria

MOSCOW | Reporters: Number in suspect’s file reached Russian military

MOSCOW  — Two journalists say the passport file of one of the suspects in the poisoning of a Russian former double agent and his daughter in England contains a telephone number that appears to belong to Russia’s Defense Ministry. Belligcat, an online investigative organization headquartered in England, published a phone number Friday that it said … Continue reading MOSCOW | Reporters: Number in suspect’s file reached Russian military

PODGORICA, Montenegro | Report: Montenegro seeks ex-CIA agent in failed coup

PODGORICA, Montenegro  — Montenegro on Thursday issued an international arrest warrant for a former CIA agent for alleged involvement in what the government said was a failed pro-Russia coup designed to prevent the Balkan country’s NATO membership. Montenegro’s state TV said that prosecutors want the extradition of Joseph Assad, a U.S. citizen born and raised … Continue reading PODGORICA, Montenegro | Report: Montenegro seeks ex-CIA agent in failed coup