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July 12, 2024 at 7:10 PM

Russian passenger jet crashes near Moscow, killing its crew of 3

Russian authorities say that a Russian passenger jet has crashed near Moscow while flying without passengers, killing its crew of three
July 12, 2024 at 7:10 PM
FILE - A Russian passenger Sukhoi Superjet 100 plane performs during the MAKS-2019 International Aviation and Space Show in Zhukovsky, outside Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. A Russian passenger jet crashed Friday, July 12, 2024, while flying without passengers, killing its crew of three, officials said. The Sukhoi Superjet 100 went down in the Moscow region, according to Russian emergency officials. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, File)
July 12, 2024 at 3:33 PM

Putin signs bill increasing income taxes for the wealthy in Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin has endorsed a bill that raises income taxes for the rich
July 12, 2024 at 3:33 PM
July 11, 2024 at 6:17 PM

China responds to NATO accusations over Russian war

A spokesperson for China's mission to the European Union said a declaration issued by NATO members was "filled with Cold War mentality and belligerent rhetoric."
July 11, 2024 at 6:17 PM
President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden pose with NATO allies and partners ahead of a dinner at the White House during NATO's 75th anniversary summit in Washington, U.S., July 10, 2024.
July 11, 2024 at 6:15 PM

China 'firmly' rejects NATO accusations that it's an 'enabler' of Russian war

NATO members had included the accusations against China as part of a wide-ranging declaration.
July 11, 2024 at 6:15 PM
NATO members had included the accusations against China as part of a wide-ranging declaration.
July 11, 2024 at 2:46 PM

Russian authorities put opposition leader Navalny's widow on list of 'extremists'

Russian authorities have put the widow of deceased Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny on a list of “terrorists and extremists,” continuing a sweeping Kremlin crackdown on the opposition
July 11, 2024 at 2:46 PM
FILE - Yulia Navalnaya, widow of late Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, attends the 53rd St. Gallen Symposium, in St. Gallen, Switzerland, Friday, May 3, 2024. A Russian court on Tuesday ordered the arrest of Yulia Navalnaya, the widow of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. She lives abroad but would face arrest if and when she returns to Russia. (Gian Ehrenzeller/Keystone via AP, File)
July 10, 2024 at 2:53 PM

Russian lawmakers approve an increase in income taxes for the wealthy

Russia's parliament has approved a bill that would raise income taxes for the rich, in a move to help fill government coffers during the fighting in Ukraine
July 10, 2024 at 2:53 PM
July 10, 2024 at 1:42 PM

Kremlin critic Kara-Murza's health 'relatively stable' in prison hospital: Lawyer

A lawyer of imprisoned Russian opposition politician Vladimir Kara-Murza was able to visit him in a prison hospital where he ad been held incommunicado for several days
July 10, 2024 at 1:42 PM
FILE - Russian opposition activist Vladimir Kara-Murza stands in a glass cage in a courtroom during announcement of the verdict on appeal at the Moscow City Court in Moscow, Russia, Monday, July 31, 2023. A lawyer of imprisoned Russian opposition politician Vladimir Kara-Murza was able to visit him in a prison hospital where he ad been held incommunicado for several days. His legal team said his health is "relatively stable". Kara-Murza, a 42-year-old dual Russian-U.K. citizen, is serving a 25-year prison sentence in a Siberian prison colony on treason charges that he has rejected. (AP Photo, File)
July 10, 2024 at 12:06 PM

India's Modi discusses the Ukraine war with Austria a day after meeting Putin

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has discussed the war in Ukraine with the leader of Austria, an ally of Kyiv that has a policy of military neutrality
July 10, 2024 at 12:06 PM
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left, and Austria's Chancellor Karl Nehammer walk together in Vienna Austria, Wednesday, July 10, 2024. Modi's visit to Austria is the first by an Indian prime minister in 41 years. (AP Photo/Heinz-Peter Bader)
July 10, 2024 at 2:46 AM

Putin hosts India's PM to deepen ties as NATO leaders gather in Washington

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has met President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, seeking to deepen the two nuclear powers’ relationship as NATO leaders gathered in Washington and Russia and launched deadly missile strikes in Ukraine that destroyed a chi...
July 10, 2024 at 2:46 AM
Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, July 9, 2024. (Alexander Nemenov/Pool Photo via AP)
July 9, 2024 at 11:25 PM

Russia will attempt to influence 2024 election: US officials

The official did not mention any specific candidate by name, despite reporters pressing for a name.
July 9, 2024 at 11:25 PM
The official did not mention any specific candidate by name, despite reporters pressing for a name.
July 9, 2024 at 12:16 AM

Russian missile attack kills dozens, hits children's hospital in Kyiv

Russia unleashed a massive missile barrage on Kyiv and other Ukrainian cities, striking a children’s hospital, killing at least 37 people and injuring scores more.
July 9, 2024 at 12:16 AM
VIDEO: Russian missile attack kills dozens, hits children's hospital in Kyiv
July 7, 2024 at 4:04 PM

Leading anti-Kremlin activist moved to prison hospital, family says

Fears for leading Russian anti-Kremlin activist after his family say he was moved to a prison hospital in Siberia.
July 7, 2024 at 4:04 PM
Russian opposition activist Vladimir Kara-Murza sits on a bench inside a defendants' cage during a hearing at the Basmanny court in Moscow on Oct. 10, 2022.
July 6, 2024 at 2:22 PM

Russia says it won't send wrestlers to the Paris Olympics as neutrals

Russia says that 10 of its wrestlers who were offered spots at the Paris Olympics as neutrals will refuse to compete
July 6, 2024 at 2:22 PM
FILE - The Olympic rings are set up at Trocadero plaza that overlooks the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Sept. 14, 2017. Russia says that 10 of its wrestlers who were offered spots at the Paris Olympics as neutrals will refuse to compete. The Russian wrestling federation says that its officials, coaches and athletes held a meeting and “came to an unanimous decision — to refuse to participate in the Olympic Games.” (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
July 5, 2024 at 8:38 PM

Hungary's Orbán arrives in Moscow for talks with Putin

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has visited Moscow for a rare meeting by a European leader with Russian President Vladimir Putin and discussed peace proposals for Ukraine
July 5, 2024 at 8:38 PM
Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban attend a joint news conference following their talks at the Catherine Hall of the Moscow Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Friday, July 5, 2024. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban visited Moscow on Friday for a rare meeting by a European leader with Russian President Vladimir Putin and discussed peace proposals for Ukraine, which triggered condemnation from Kyiv and some European leaders and officials. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
July 5, 2024 at 1:34 AM

The Kremlin says India's Modi will visit Russia on July 8-9, hold talks with Putin

The Kremlin says Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Russia next Monday and Tuesday and hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin
July 5, 2024 at 1:34 AM
FILE -Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi pose for a photo shaking hands prior to their talks on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, Sept. 16, 2022. The Kremlin on Thursday said Modi will visit Russia on July 8-9 and hold talks with Putin. The visit was first announced by the Russian officials last month, but the dates have not been previously disclosed. (Alexandr Demyanchuk, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP, File)
July 4, 2024 at 9:17 PM

US citizen convicted of drug-related charges by Moscow court

Robert Woodland, a Russia-born U.S. citizen, has been convicted of drug-related charges by a Moscow court and sentenced to 12 1/2 years in a maximum security prison
July 4, 2024 at 9:17 PM
Robert Woodland, a Russia-born U.S. citizen, stands in a glass cage prior to a court hearing, Thursday, July 4, 2024, in Moscow, Russia. Woodland was convicted of drug-related charges and sentenced to 12 and a 1/2 years in prison on Thursday. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
June 29, 2024 at 7:18 PM

Russian officials report 5 dead in a drone strike as a Russian attack hits apartments

Russian attacks across eastern Ukraine have killed at least 11 people while rescuers in the city of Dnipro dug through rubble after a Russian strike ripped through a nine-story residential building leaving one dead
June 29, 2024 at 7:18 PM
Police officers of the White Angels unit help an elderly woman walk into a van during an evacuation to safe areas, in Toretsk, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Friday, June 28, 2024. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
June 29, 2024 at 5:26 PM

Ukrainians held prisoner for years in Russia return to Kyiv

Ten Ukrainians held prisoner for years by Russia have been released with the Vatican's mediation
June 29, 2024 at 5:26 PM
Nariman Dzhelyal, deputy head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People, center, in Kyiv airport, Ukraine, Saturday, June 29, 2024. Ten Ukrainians who had been held prisoners for years, were released from Russian captivity on Friday with a mediation of Vatican, said Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Among the freed was Deputy Head of the Mejlis Nariman Dzhelyal. Mejlis is a representative body of Crimean Tatars that was relocated to Kyiv after Russia seized Crimea.(AP Photo/Alex Babenko)
June 28, 2024 at 2:14 PM

Russia warns it can respond to US drone flights over Black Sea

Russia’s Defense Ministry says officials have been ordered to prepare a response to U.S. drone flights over the Black Sea, in an apparent warning that Moscow may take forceful action to ward off the American reconnaissance aircraft
June 28, 2024 at 2:14 PM
FILE - A U.S. MQ-9 drone is on display during an air show at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. Russia's defense minister has ordered officials to prepare a “response” to U.S. drone flights over the Black Sea, the ministry said Friday, June 28, 2024, in an apparent warning that Moscow may take forceful action to ward off the American reconnaissance aircraft. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini, File)
June 27, 2024 at 9:18 AM

Reporter Evan Gershkovich arrives in Russian court for secret espionage trial

The case against the journalist has been widely denounced by U.S. officials and press-freedom advocates, along with Gershkovich's editor and publisher.
June 27, 2024 at 9:18 AM
Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich, who stands trial on spying charges, is seen inside an enclosure for defendants before a court hearing in Yekaterinburg, Russia June 26, 2024.
June 27, 2024 at 12:31 AM

Evan Gershkovich on trial in Russia on espionage charges

The espionage trial for Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich began in Russia on Wednesday. U.S. officials have accused the Kremlin of using the case to achieve its political objectives.
June 27, 2024 at 12:31 AM
VIDEO: Evan Gershkovich on trial in Russia on espionage charges
June 26, 2024 at 7:21 PM

DOJ offers $10M reward in alleged Russian hacking

Federal prosecutors said they are looking for a Russian civilian who allegedly hacked dozens of Ukrainian government agencies in the lead-up to the 2022 invasion.
June 26, 2024 at 7:21 PM
June 26, 2024 at 1:30 PM

Trial of detained WSJ journalist underway in Russia

Evan Gershkovich was put on trial this morning in a Russian city about 1,000 miles away from Moscow.
June 26, 2024 at 1:30 PM
VIDEO: Trial of detained WSJ journalist underway in Russia
June 24, 2024 at 2:34 PM

20 killed, including police officers, in Russia as gunmen attack synagogues, churches

An apparent coordinated attack Sunday in southern Russia has left at least 20 people dead, including 15 law enforcement officers.
June 24, 2024 at 2:34 PM
A view shows a shooting scene on the street of Makhachkala in southern Russia, June 23, 2024, in this still image obtained from a video.
June 24, 2024 at 1:17 AM

Coordinated attacks by gunmen in Russia's Dagestan region

Nine people were killed, seven of them police officers, and many more were injured after gunmen attacked two churches, a synagogue and a police checkpoint in Makhachkala and then Derbent.
June 24, 2024 at 1:17 AM
VIDEO: Coordinated attacks by gunmen in Russia's Dagestan region
June 21, 2024 at 4:00 PM

2 years after pushing back Russia, Kharkiv faces barrage of attacks

Two years after Ukraine pushed back Russian forces, Kharkiv is facing a barrage of attacks.
June 21, 2024 at 4:00 PM
VIDEO: 2 years after pushing Russia back, Kharkiv faces barrage of attacks
June 20, 2024 at 5:03 PM

Putin deepens ties with Vietnam amid Russian isolation over Ukraine

Putin's visit to Vietnam is widely seen as aimed at sending a signal that Russia still has friends in the region.
June 20, 2024 at 5:03 PM
Russia's President Vladimir Putin and Vietnam's President To Lam attend a reception at the Hanoi Opera House in Hanoi, Vietnam June 20, 2024.
June 20, 2024 at 1:31 PM

American soldier sent to Russian penal colony

Staff Sgt. Gordon Black has been sentenced to nearly four years of hard time in a remote Russian penal colony.
June 20, 2024 at 1:31 PM
VIDEO: American soldier sent to Russian penal colony
June 20, 2024 at 10:29 AM

Russia and North Korea solidify partnership, vowing assistance against 'aggression'

Russian President Vladimir Putin in his opening statement thanked North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for his “unwavering support“ for Russia’s war in Ukraine
June 20, 2024 at 10:29 AM
This photo provided Wednesday, June 19, 2024, by the North Korean government, Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un shake hands at the state guest house in Pyongyang, North Korea, early Wednesday, June 19.
June 19, 2024 at 7:34 PM

US soldier sentenced to Russian penal colony

Staff Sgt. Gordon Black's trial had begun on Monday in Vladivostok.
June 19, 2024 at 7:34 PM
Staff Sgt. Gordon Black's trial had begun on Monday in Vladivostok.
June 19, 2024 at 1:55 PM

Vladimir Putin, Kim Jong Un meet in North Korea

After hours of meetings, the two leaders pledged support for one another in what Putin called a “fight against the imperialist policies of the U.S. and its allies against Russia.”
June 19, 2024 at 1:55 PM
VIDEO: Vladimir Putin, Kim Jong Il meet in North Korea
June 19, 2024 at 9:05 AM

Putin arrives in North Korea, greeted by Kim Jong Un at airport

Russian President Putin is visiting North Korea on an official state visit beginning Tuesday, the Kremlin said on Monday.
June 19, 2024 at 9:05 AM
Russia's President Vladimir Putin is greeted by North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un during a welcoming ceremony at an airport in Pyongyang, North Korea June 19, 2024, in this still image taken from video.
June 19, 2024 at 12:46 AM

Putin makes rare visit to North Korea to meet with Kim Jong Un

Russian news agencies reported that President Vladimir Putin arrived in North Korea to discuss cooperation in overcoming U.S.-led sanctions amid escalating confrontations with Washington.
June 19, 2024 at 12:46 AM
VIDEO: Putin makes rare visit to North Korea to meet with Kim Jong Un
June 18, 2024 at 5:13 PM

Russian President Vladamir Putin visits North Korea

ABC News’ Patrick Reevell and Mick Mulroy discuss this high-stakes meeting.
June 18, 2024 at 5:13 PM
VIDEO: Russian President Vladamir Putin visits North Korea
June 18, 2024 at 1:43 PM

Putin makes rare visit to North Korea

Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang on Tuesday in his first visit to the country in 24 years.
June 18, 2024 at 1:43 PM
VIDEO: Putin makes rare visit to North Korea
June 17, 2024 at 2:17 PM

Putin to visit Kim Jong Un in North Korea

Kim Jong Un “cordially” invited the Russian president after Kim visited Russia last September.
June 17, 2024 at 2:17 PM
Kim Jong Un “cordially” invited the Russian president after Kim visited Russia last September.
1 month ago

US soldier detained in Russia pleads partially guilty to charges of theft

U.S. Army service member Gordon Black pleaded partially guilty to charges of theft during the second hearing in the Primorsky Court, Russian media reported.
1 month ago
U.S. Army soldier Gordon Black, who was detained on suspicion of theft, appears in court in the far eastern city of Vladivostok, Russia, on June 6, 2024.
1 month ago

Vice President Harris among other world leaders at peace summit for Ukraine

Meeting in Switzerland, Vice President Kamala Harris met with President Zelenskyy and announced another $1.5 billion in aid to Ukraine.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Vice President Harris among other world leaders at peace summit for Ukraine
1 month ago

Harris, Zelenskyy join world leaders to discuss peace plan in Ukraine

Vice President Harris announced another $1.5 billion from USAID for Ukrainian infrastructure and humanitarian needs.
1 month ago
US Vice President Kamala Harris is welcomed by Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy during the Summit on peace in Ukraine, in Stansstad near Lucerne, Switzerland, on June 15, 2024.
1 month ago

US reporter to stand trial in Russia for espionage

Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich to stand trial in Russia on espionage charges.
1 month ago
VIDEO: US reporter to stand trial in Russia for espionage
1 month ago

G7 leaders strike deal on using Russian assets to back $50B loan to Ukraine

President Joe Biden and key allies have agreed to use interest from frozen Russian assets to back a $50 billion loan for Ukraine's war efforts and economic reconstruction.
1 month ago
VIDEO: G7 leaders strike deal on using Russian assets to back $50B loan to Ukraine
1 month ago

Detained WSJ reporter to stand trial in Russia

A Russian court has handed down an official indictment charging Evan Gershkovich with espionage.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Detained WSJ reporter to stand trial in Russia
1 month ago

Wall Street Journal reporter to stand trial in Russia on espionage charges

In a setback to Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich, the Russian prosecutor’s office announced Thursday he will stand trial on espionage charges.
1 month ago
Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich stands in a glass cage in a courtroom at the Moscow City Court, in Moscow, Dec. 14, 2023.
1 month ago

Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich to stand trial in Russia

The decision is a setback for the American taken into custody in March 2023 on espionage charges
1 month ago
VIDEO: Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich to stand trial in Russia
1 month ago

Ukraine-Russia war at top of agenda at G7 Summit

ABC News senior White House correspondent Selina Wang is in Bari, Italy, with the latest on the G7 summit.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Ukraine-Russia war at top of agenda at G7 Summit
1 month ago

Russian warships enter waters off Cuba

ABC News’ Martha Raddatz has the latest on the Russian warships conducting military exercises 100 miles off the Florida coast.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Russian warships enter waters off Cuba
1 month ago

Russian warships reach Cuban waters

Russian warships reach waters surrounding Cuba ahead of planned military drills in the Caribbean.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Russian warships reach Cuban waters
1 month ago

Exclusive: Biden tells Muir US weapons will not be used to strike Moscow, Kremlin

In an ABC News exclusive, World News Tonight anchor David Muir interviewed Pres. Joe Biden in Normandy on the 80th Anniversary of D-Day.
1 month ago
President Joe Biden sat down for an exclusive interview with ABC News anchor David Muir at the Normandy American Cemetery in France on the 80th anniversary of D-Day.
1 month ago

Putin's comments on US efforts to free detained reporter Evan Gershkovich

Russian President Vladimir Putin gave his remarks on the detained Wall Street Journal reporter's case, saying the Biden administration is pushing hard for a deal to free him.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Putin's comments on US efforts to free detained reporter Evan Gershkovich
1 month ago

Exclusive: Biden tells Muir US weapons will not be used to strike Moscow, Kremlin

President Biden tells David Muir U.S. weapons will not be used to strike Moscow or the Kremlin in response to Putin’s statement about authorization of American weapons inside Russia.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Exclusive: Biden tells Muir US weapons will not be used to strike Moscow or Kremlin