‘It looks like it will catch us’: Russian fishermen film stunning whirlwind (and it did catch them)

They got their viral video, but maybe these Russian fishermen should have moved away a bit faster. “A whirlwind. A Twister. 500 meters from us. Very beautiful. It’s huge,” said Pavel Chernyavsky, as he narrates his Instagram video, geolocated off the coast of Gelendzhik in the Black Sea. “Maybe it will catch up with us,” […]

Russian media finds Putin all powerful and Trump pitiful after the summit

REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger While President Donald Trump went home to widespread criticism after their Monday meeting, the Russian president came home to universal praise in Moscow. However, Russian commentators aren’t saying Putin vanquished Trump. Instead they’re sympathizing with Trump, portraying him as a victim of irrational domestic critics and pinning hopes on him for improving relations. […]

Russian punk protest group Pussy Riot takes responsibility for World Cup interruption when four people invaded the field

Shaun Botterill/Getty Images Sunday’s World Cup final ended with sound win by the French team over Croatia. One of the most thrilling parts of the match came when four people rushed onto the field. Now the Russian punk protest organization and band Pussy Riot has claimed responsibility for the game interruption. In a statement posted […]

After indictment, Russian hackers’ lives “changed forever,” ex-ambassador says

Enlarge / US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein (C) holds a news conference at the Department of Justice July 13, 2018 in Washington, DC. Rosenstein announced indictments against 12 Russian intelligence agents for hacking computers used by the Democratic National Committee, the Hillary Clinton campaign, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and other organizations. (credit: Chip […]

Tower of Secrets: The Russian Cash Behind a Trump Skyscraper

One October day in 2007, a celebrity real estate developer in a greatcoat and powder-blue tie alighted from a stretch limousine in Toronto’s financial district. Before a bank of photographers, he took hold of a golden shovel. To his left, also holding a novelty spade, was his partner in a $ 500 million skyscraper, construction […]

Leak at Porton Down lab may be behind UK nerve-agent poisonings – Russian embassy

A leak at the Porton Down secret laboratory may explain the nerve agent poisonings in Britain, as both cases happened in nearby Salisbury and Amesbury, the Russian embassy in the UK has said. The embassy was asked by the media to comment on Friday’s announcement by the UK police that a small bottle they found […]

Top Senate Democrats double down on calls for Trump not to meet with Putin after Mueller indicted 12 Russian intel officers

Chris Jackson/Getty Images Top Senate Democrats are doubling down on calls for President Donald Trump not to meet one-on-one with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday. Their urging comes one day after the special counsel Robert Mueller indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers on hacking charges. In a letter sent Saturday, the senators said there “must […]

Trump preps for Putin meet at ‘magical’ Scottish golf course amid Russian meddling claims

Kevin Lamarque/Reuters Trump is visiting his golf course in Scotland. He’s meeting with Russian president Vladamir Putin in Helsinki on Monday. A U.S. federal grand jury has charged 12 Russian intelligence officers with stealing data from the campaign of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. TURNBERRY/GLASGOW, Scotland (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump was holed up […]

South Korea reportedly scrambled military jets to intercept 2 Russian aircraft that entered its air defense territory

AP/Francois Mori South Korea reportedly scrambled military jets to intercept two Russian military aircraft that entered the South’s air defense territory four times throughout the day. The Russian aircraft were believed to be military bomber jets that spent over three hours in the Korea Air Defence Identification Zone. South Korea said on Friday it had […]