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EU proposes 10th sanctions package against Russia

This undated photo shows European Union flags in front of EU headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. The European Commission proposed a tenth package of sanctions against Russia and Iranian drone suppliers, and banning Moscow from acquiring advanced technology, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Feb 15, 2023. (PHOTO / XINHUA) BRUSSELS – The European […]

Russia denounces US for undermining New START treaty

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova gestures while Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's annual news conference in Moscow, Russia, Jan 18, 2023. (PHOTO / AP) MOSCOW – The United States, by its actions, has undermined the principles of implementing the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START), Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Wednesday. […]

IAEA establishes mission at Ukraine’s nuclear plant

A file photo taken on Sept 20, 2022 shows the Pivdennoukrainsk nuclear plant in Yuzhnoukrainsk, Ukraine. (GENYA SAVILOV / AFP) MOSCOW/KYIV/ANKARA/ZAGREB – The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) established the support and assistance mission at the Pivdennoukrainsk nuclear power plant (NPP) in southern Ukraine, IAEA Director-General Rafael Mariano Grossi said on Monday. "We are here […]

Putin: Russia will fight sanctions with shift in trade, energy flows

Russia's President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting with members of the government, via a video conference at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence, outside Moscow, on Dec 14, 2022. (MIKHAIL METZEL / POOL / AFP) President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia would expand trade cooperation with new partners, to combat Western sanctions. Putin promised Russians […]

US basketball player Griner swapped for Russian citizen Bout

In this July 7, 2022 photo, US basketball player Brittney Griner, who was detained in February at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport and later charged with illegal possession of cannabis, is escorted before a court hearing in Khimki, outside Moscow, Russia. (EVGENIA NOVOZHENINA / REUTERS) WASHINGTON/MOSCOW – Russian citizen Viktor Bout was exchanged for US basketball player […]