“Russian fighter crews identified the aerial targets as two US Air Force supersonic strategic B-1B bombers, accompanied by two KC-135 refuelling planes, and escorted them over the waters of the Black Sea,” the defence ministry said in a statement accompanied by video footage of the US aircraft in flight.
Russia was not invited to attend a 30-country virtual meeting led by the United States that is aimed at combating the growing threat of ransomware and other cyber crime, a senior administration official said. Many ransomware gangs operate from Ukraine and Russia, private sector cybersecurity experts say.
Getting American nuclear-powered submarine technology may be bit of a stretch for an India that is tied to the hip with Russia in this sphere, but acquiring US Predator Drones is not a pie in the sky anymore. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s limited business engagements with US CEOs on Thursday included a 20-minute one-on-one meeting …
Asked if he was worried that China would fund the group, which is sanctioned under US law, Biden told reporters, “China has a real problem with the Taliban. So they’re going to try to work out some arrangement with the Taliban, I’m sure. As does Pakistan, as does Russia, as does Iran. They’re all trying …
The Taliban already appear set to enjoy a warmer international reception than their draconian 1996-2001 regime did, with Russia, China and Turkey praising the militants’ initial public charges.
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The US state department said Friday that Moscow is forcing it to lay off nearly 200 Russian employees in its Russia diplomatic missions, saying the move will constrict diplomatic efforts and embassy operations.
An American researcher has discovered a second new nuclear facility with 110 silos in China that analysts say points to Beijing’s coming of age as an atomic superpower on par with US and Russia, while countering India’s own “rapid” expansion of its arsenal.
US President Joe Biden will host his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky at the White House on August 30, press secretary Jen Psaki said. “The visit will affirm the US’ unwavering support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity in the face of Russia’s ongoing aggression in the Donbas and Crimea.”
Congressional aides briefed on the outlines of the deal said it would allow the completion of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline without either Germany or Russia facing new US sanctions. In return, the US and Germany will make certain concessions to Ukraine and Poland, although it was not immediately clear if those would be welcomed.
The United States on Friday took a new stab at Russia’s cybersecurity industry, restricting trade with four information technology firms and two other entities over “aggressive and harmful” activities – including digital espionage – that Washington blames on the Russian government.
The United States and Germany are key NATO allies, but the relationship suffered under former President Donald Trump. Biden and Merkel have known and worked with each other for years. Both vowed to strengthen the ties between the two countries going forward.
Russia and Guatemala are in talks over delayed deliveries of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine but the Central American country has not asked for its money back, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) said on Wednesday.
The United States hopes for more stable and profitable relations with Russia but if the latter continues to “attack”, then Washington will respond, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a newspaper interview published on Tuesday. ”If Russia continues to attack us, or to act as it did with the SolarWind attacks, the intrusions into …
President Joe Biden this past week found himself in search of a foreign policy sweet spot: somewhere between pulling a screeching U-turn on four years of Trumpism and cautiously approaching the world as it is. In recent days, Biden has piled new sanctions on Russia, announced he would withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan in …
The sanctions, foreshadowed for weeks by the administration, would represent the first retaliatory action announced against the Kremlin for last year’s hack, familiarly known as the SolarWinds breach.
US President Joe Biden called on Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday to reduce tensions stirred by a Russian military build-up on Ukraine’s border and proposed a summit of the estranged leaders to tackle a raft of disputes.
The Biden administration is mulling over America’s role in Syria’s ongoing conflict as the US tries to break away from Middle East wars, but Vladimir Putin’s top diplomat already has been busy on the ground, trying to win support for a Syria approach that could establish Russia as a broker of security and power in …