• Donald Trump Sep 28, 2019

    US Ambassador Pressed Ukraine Corruption Fight Before Ouster

    Months before the call that set off an impeachment inquiry, many in the diplomatic community were alarmed by the Trump administration’s abrupt removal of a career diplomat from her post as ambassador to Ukraine. The ambassador’s ouster, and the campaign against her that preceded it, are now emerging as a key sequence of events behind a whistleblower’s complaint alleging that...

  • head Jan 14, 2019

    Cargo Plane Crashes in Iran; 1 Survivor From 16 on Board

    An Iranian Boeing 707 cargo plane coming from Kyrgyzstan crashed on Monday while trying to land west of Iran’s capital, state media reported, with an emergency official saying only one person of the 16 on board was known to have survived. Fire immediately engulfed the aircraft after it skidded off a runway and crashed into a wall separating the Fath...

  • driver Jun 16, 2018

    Taxi Crash in Moscow's Red Square Injures 8 People

    Eight people, including two from Mexico, were injured Saturday when a taxi crashed into pedestrians on a sidewalk near Red Square in Moscow. Russian police said the driver in the crash has been detained and Moscow’s traffic monitoring agency said the driver claimed the crash wasn’t premeditated. Video circulated on Russian social media and some news websites showed the taxi...

  • Moscow Apr 17, 2017

    Russia Reports Arrest of Suspected Subway Bomb Organizer

    Russia’s Federal Security Service says it has arrested a suspected organizer of the suicide bombing in the St. Petersburg subway that killed 14 passengers. The service, the FSB, said Monday the suspect was arrested in Odintsovo, a city just outside Moscow. It said the suspect was armed with a pistol and was of Central Asian origin, but did not elaborate....

  • Russia Apr 5, 2017

    7 Arrested for Terrorism in Wake of St. Petersburg Bombing

    As the residents of Russia’s second-largest city try to regain their nerve in the wake of a fatal subway bombing, officials announced Wednesday that six people have been arrested on suspicion of recruiting terrorists. Wednesday’s statement from the Investigative Committee gave few details, but said those arrested came from Central Asian countries that once were part of the Soviet Union....

  • Russia Apr 5, 2017

    Investigators Search Suspected Russian Suicide Bomber's Home

    Investigators say they have searched the home of the suspected suicide bomber behind Monday’s deadly explosion on the St. Petersburg subway. The bomb went off on a train under Russia’s second-largest city on Monday, killing 14 people and injuring dozens. Investigators said they suspect a 22-year old Kyrgyz-born Russian citizen, Akbardzhon Dzhalilov, of having detonated the bomb.

  • Facebook Apr 4, 2017

    Happening Today: Equal Pay Day, Gorsuch, Storms, Cancer Therapy, Harrison Ford

    Here’s what to know for Tuesday, April 4.

  • president Apr 5, 2017

    Russian Police Hunt Possible Accomplices of Suicide Bomber

    Investigators searched for possible accomplices of a 22-year-old native of the Central Asian country of Kyrgyzstan identified as the suicide bomber in the St. Petersburg subway, as residents came to grips Tuesday with the first major terrorist attack in Russia’s second-largest city since the Soviet collapse. The bomber, Akbarzhon Dzhalilov, had lived in St. Petersburg for several years, working as...

  • the Olympics Aug 18, 2016

    Olympic Swimmer, Cyclist Disqualified After Positive Drug Tests

    A Chinese swimmer and a Brazilian road cyclist were disqualified from Olympic competition in Rio de Janeiro after positive drug tests, officials said Thursday. The Court of Arbitration for Sport issued final verdicts Thursday in the cases of swimmer Chen Xinyi and cyclist Kleber Ramos. The 18-year-old Chen, who finished fourth in the 100-meter butterfly, had previously accepted a “provisional...

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