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Putin displays massive firepower in Russian war games on border with Europe
LUGA, Russia -- Russia's big Zapad 2017 military exercises, believed to be the largest since the end of the Cold War, entered the news again on Tuesday after a video emerged appearing to show a Russian attack helicopter firing its rockets into a group of bystanders during drills. Russia's defense
Russian investigators confirm subway bombing was a suicide attack
Russia's Investigative Committee said it believes it has found the remains of a suicide bomber after Monday’s subway attack in St. Petersburg that left 14 people dead and dozens more hospitalized. The suspect has been identified by authorities as Akbarjon Djalilov, a Kyrgyz -born Russian citizen in
11 killed in Russian subway bomb blast
At least 11 people died today after a bomb exploded on a subway train traveling between two stations in St. Petersburg, Russia, according to the country’s health minister. The blast, which took place at 2:40 p.m. local time, happened between the Sennaya Ploshad station and the Technological
Hundreds of anti-corruption protesters arrested in Russia after mass demonstrations: state media
Hundreds of people have been arrested in a crackdown in Russia after thousands gathered for massive anti-corruption protests Sunday in the nation's capital, and other demonstrations were held in dozens of cities across the country. Between 7,000 and 30,000 people demonstrated in Moscow, and up to
Ukrainian Officials Say Car-Bomb Killing of Journalist is Attempt to Destabilize Country
MOSCOW-- Ukrainian officials are suggesting that the killing of a prominent journalist by a car bomb today in central Kiev was intended to "destabilize" the country, with some hinting that Russia may have played a role. Pavel Sheremet died when a bomb that had apparently been placed in his car
The Global News Quiz! (All taken from this week's "Global Note")
QUESTIONS 1) Name Ann Romney’s Olympic horse. 2) Which world leader flew to London – for a judo match? 3) Three suspected al-Qaeda members were arrested in southern Spain. Besides explosives – they were said to be carrying documents related to what?3) Vladimir Putin. 4)...
The Global Note: Al Qaeda In Spain?…In Syria, Horrors On Both Sides…In Belarus , Teddy Bears From The Sky
AL QAEDA TRIO ARRESTED IN SPAIN Three suspected al-Qaeda members have been arrested in southern Spain - allegedly carrying explosives. The trio, including one Turk and two Chechens, are thought to have been planning an attack in Spain – and the case is notable because...
Europe's Last Dictator Barred From London Olympics
MOSCOW – Who is blocking Belarus’ President Alexander Lukashenko from attending the London Olympics? That’s what the head of Russia’s Olympic Committee wants to know after the man dubbed Europe’s Last Dictator did not receive permission to travel there for the games. “The organizing committee...
President Obama Assails Belarus and 'Europe’s Last Dictator'
WARSAW, Poland -- After meeting with Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk today in Warsaw, President Obama continued to criticize the authoritarian government of Belarus, calling out President Aleksandr Lukashenko by name. The comments came one day after the U.S. State...
Belarus Struggles to Make Sense of April Terror Attack and Country's Future
The crowd outside the Oktoberskaya metro station in Minsk silently studies the makeshift tribute to those slain in last week's terror attack. One young woman silently weeps as she clutched her bouquet of carnations she is preparing to leave. Handwritten prayers, poems and photos of Jesus are tucked