16 hours ago By Matt Murphy, Robert Greenall, BBC News Reuters Evan Gershkovich was arrested in March 2023 during a reporting trip to Yekaterinburg US journalist Evan Gershkovich has been found guilty of espionage by a Russian court and sentenced to 16 years in a high-security penal colony, after a secretive trial decried as a “sham” by his […]

CNN  —  Just hours before the black SUVs carrying dozens of European leaders crunched across the gravel of Blenheim Palace on Thursday, Republican vice-presidential candidate JD Vance put the US’s foreign partners on notice.

YEKATERINBURG, Russia (AP) — Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich appeared in court in Russia on Thursday for the second hearing in his trial on espionage charges that he, his employer and the U.S. government vehemently deny. The court said Gershkovich, 32, appeared for his trial, which is taking place behind closed doors in Yekaterinburg, […]

UNITED NATIONS — Russia’s foreign minister accused the United States on Tuesday of holding the entire West “at gunpoint” and impeding international cooperation, a claim the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations denounced as “hypocrisy” by a country that invaded neighboring Ukraine. The finger-pointing came at Russia ’s showcase event during its presidency of the […]

Insights from The Washington Post and Firstpost The News Russia warned on Friday that an increase in US drones being flown over the Black Sea could prompt it into a “direct confrontation” with NATO. The Kremlin accuses Washington of conducting reconnaissance on behalf of Ukraine in the waters, while the US has said it is […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Thursday embraced the support of allies who have provided substantial new military aid and a path to joining NATO, even as he emphatically pushed for the help to arrive faster and for restrictions to be lifted on the use of U.S. weapons to attack military targets . […]

Russia is prepared to take military measures to “counter-deter” NATO’s expanding arsenal in Europe in response to a U.S. decision to deploy longer-range missiles in Germany for the first time since the 1980s, high-ranking Moscow officials said Thursday.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz welcomes the plan, says it is ‘something of deterrence and it’s securing peace’. The United States’s decision to station long-range missiles in Germany could lead to a Cold War-style “direct confrontation”, Russia has warned, as Chancellor Olaf Scholz hailed the move. The White House announced the decision on Wednesday during a […]

US intelligence assessments found Russia tried to influence campaigns to help Trump win in 2016, and again in failed 2020 race against Joe Biden. Russia again favours Republican Donald Trump as its preferred candidate to win the US presidential election this year, a US intelligence official has said. The official, briefing reporters on US election […]

Russia is unlikely to make significant territorial gains in Ukraine in the coming months as its poorly trained forces struggle to break through Ukrainian defenses that are now reinforced with Western munitions, U.S. officials say. Through the spring and early summer, Russian troops tried to take territory outside the city of Kharkiv and renew a […]

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