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Wolfgang Deuter/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Russia will attempt to influence the 2024 presidential election in favor of a past preferred candidate, according to U.S. officials who briefed reporters on election threats on Tuesday “We have not observed a shift in Russia’s preferences for the presidential race from past elections, given the role the U.S. is […]

Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un attend a welcoming ceremony on June 19, 2024, in Pyongyang, North Korea. (Contributor/Getty Images) (LONDON) — Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signed a partnership agreement on Wednesday in Pyongyang, further solidifying their strategic cooperation in opposition to […]

pop_jop/Getty Images (KYIV, Ukraine) — Ukrainian energy facilities in six regions were bombarded early Wednesday by a Russian air attack, an hourslong strike that included dozens of missiles and drones, Ukrainian officials said. Russia launched at least 21 attack drones, including Iranian-made Shahed drones, along with about 55 missiles, Ukrainian military officials said. Ukrainian anti-aircraft […]

Andre Luis Alves/Getty Images (LONDON) — Russia unleashed a massive aerial attack on Friday in what Ukrainian officials said was the largest and most destructive assault on its energy infrastructure since the start of the war. Over 150 missiles and drones were involved in the bombardment, striking targets across the Ukraine, according to the Ukrainian […]

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks during a joint press conference with Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry (not pictured) following a meeting between the U.S. top diplomat and Arab envoys, in Cairo on March, 21, 2024. (EVELYN HOCKSTEIN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) (WASHINGTON) — A U.S. effort to ramp up political pressure on Israel by […]

In this pool photograph distributed by Russia’s state agency Sputnik, Russian President Vladimir Putin gives an interview to TV host and Director General of Rossiya Segodnya (RIA Novosti) news agency Dmitry Kiselyov (not pictured) at the Kremlin in Moscow on March 12, 2024. — (Photo by GAVRIIL GRIGOROV/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) (MOSCOW) — For days […]

Hannah Wagner/picture alliance via Getty Images (MOSCOW) — One of Russia’s best-known human rights defenders was sentenced by a Moscow court Tuesday to two and a half years in prison for criticizing the war in Ukraine, amid a continuing crackdown by the Kremlin on dissent. Oleg Orlov, 70, has long been a leading voice in […]

fhm/Getty Images (KYIV, Ukraine) — Russia, as it does many nights, has launched airstrikes on Ukraine overnight into Saturday morning, the second anniversary of the full-scale invasion in 2022. A barrage of Russian drones and missiles targeted Odesa in the south, and at least one person and two others were seriously injured when a damaged […]

Darrin Klimek/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Moscow’s arrest of a Los Angeles woman on charges of high treason has cast a new spotlight on the steep challenges imposed by Russia’s refusal to recognize almost all dual citizenships — sharply limiting diplomats’ ability to oversee the cases and intervene if warranted. Ksenia Karelina, a 33-year-old former […]

belterz/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The White House will announce a new “major sanctions” package on Friday “to hold Russia accountable” for the death of Alexei Navalny, the longtime Russian opposition politician and critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, said National Security Communications Adviser John Kirby. “Whatever story the Russian government decides to tell the world, […]