Russian military

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

MOSCOW | Russian prosecutors want to question US intel agents

MOSCOW — Russian prosecutors are pushing to question U.S. intelligence agents and a former ambassador to Moscow in their investigation of an influential foe of Vladimir Putin. The general prosecutor’s office made the announcement Tuesday in the wake of Putin’s summit Monday with U.S. President Donald Trump. Putin offered to allow U.S. investigators to question … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russian prosecutors want to question US intel agents

PHILADELPHIA  | State election officials in US meet amid security concerns

PHILADELPHIA  —The top state election officials from throughout the U.S. are gathering this weekend in Philadelphia amid fresh revelations of Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election and just before President Donald Trump holds one-on-one talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The annual gathering has typically been a low-key affair highlighting such things as voter … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA  | State election officials in US meet amid security concerns