• Putin Critic Alexei Navalny Hospitalized in Suspected Poisoning

    Putin Critic Alexei Navalny Hospitalized in Suspected Poisoning

    Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny, a staunch critic of President Vladimir Putin, was hospitalized in critical condition after a suspected poisoning on Thursday morning. Navalny was on a flight to the Siberian city of Tomsk when he fell ill, and the plane made an emergency landing in Omsk where he was brought to intensive care. …
  • Russians voted overwhelmingly in favor of constitutional amendments allowing Vladimir Putin to stay in power until 2036

    Russians voted overwhelmingly in favor of constitutional amendments allowing Vladimir Putin to stay in power until 2036

    A majority of Russians approved amendments to Russia’s constitution in a weeklong vote ending Wednesday, allowing President Vladimir Putin to hold power until 2036, although the balloting was tarnished by widespread reports of pressure on voters and other irregularities. With most of the nation’s polls closed and 15% of precincts counted, 71% voted for the …
  • Trump aids Putin on rejoining G-7 and gets a Russian insult in return

    Trump aids Putin on rejoining G-7 and gets a Russian insult in return

    President Trump used a phone call on Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin to suggest that Moscow return to the G-7. In doing so, he is undermining U.S. allies and boosting an ardent adversary. What’s more, the Kremlin promptly reciprocated by attacking the Trump administration’s handling of the ongoing riots. Referring to U.S. efforts to …
  • The Trump Administration Escalates the War on White Supremacist Terrorism

    The Trump Administration Escalates the War on White Supremacist Terrorism

    Nathan Sales speaks during a news conference at the State Department in Washington, November 14, 2019. The Trump administration on Monday applied an international terrorist designation to an ethno-nationalist group known as the Russian Imperialist Movement, marking the first time the U.S. has applied such a designation to a white supremacist organization. The State Department …