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Russia shows its latest weapon to US inspectors

Nov. 26, 2019 7:40 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military says it has shown its latest hypersonic weapon to U.S. inspectors. The Defense Ministry said Tuesday that it demonstrated the Avangard hypersonic glide vehicle to a team of U.S. inspectors this week as part of transparency measures under the New Start nuclear arms treaty...

Russia beefs up patrols in northeastern Syria

Nov. 19, 2019 9:42 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military says it is beefing up its forces in northeastern Syria. Russia’s Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said Tuesday the military was fielding additional military police units to carry out joint patrols with Turkey. He didn’t elaborate....

US: Egypt could face sanctions over Russia warplanes

Nov. 18, 2019 12:10 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — A senior U.S. official warned Egypt on Monday that if it purchases Russian fighter jets it risks American sanctions. R. Clarke Cooper, the State Department’s assistant secretary in the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, made the comment to journalists on the sidelines of the biennial...

Russia returns 3 seized ships to Ukraine, talks about summit

Nov. 18, 2019 10:56 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Three Ukrainian naval ships that were seized by Russia nearly a year ago have been returned, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said Monday. The two gunboats and a tug were taken by the Russian coast guard on Nov. 25, 2018, as they maneuvered near the Kerch Strait that connects the Black Sea...

Turkish patrol kills Syrian protester amid shaky truce

Nov. 8, 2019 1:09 PM EST

IDIL, Turkey (AP) — A Syrian protester was killed after a Turkish military vehicle ran him over on Friday as it drove through an angry crowd protesting a joint Turkish-Russian patrol in northeastern Syria, Kurdish forces and a Syria war monitoring group said. The fatal incident reflects the increasingly...

Austria charges retired colonel with spying for Russia

Nov. 8, 2019 10:16 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Austrian prosecutors have charged a retired colonel in the country's military with spying for Russia. The Austria Press Agency reported that Salzburg prosecutors said Friday the man is suspected of having passed information about weapons systems and other matters to Russian military...

The Latest: UN envoy hails 1st round of Syria charter talks

Nov. 8, 2019 8:15 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the war in Syria (all times local): 3:10 p.m. The U.N. envoy for Syria says first talks on the country's constitution involving Syrian opposition, government and civil society representatives have "gone much better" than many would have expected. Geir Pedersen says the two...

Russia re-enacts legendary World War II parade in Moscow

Nov. 7, 2019 7:31 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian troops clad in World War II-era uniforms marched Thursday across Moscow's Red Square in a reconstruction of a legendary wartime parade. The Nov. 7, 1941, parade saw Red Army soldiers move directly to the front line in the Battle of Moscow, becoming a symbol of Soviet valor and...

Serbia set to buy Russian missiles despite US sanctions hint

Nov. 6, 2019 10:07 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Russia will deliver a sophisticated anti-aircraft missile system to Serbia even though the U.S. has warned of possible sanctions against the Balkan country in the event of such purchases. Russia's state TASS news agency said Wednesday that the Pantsir-S system will be delivered to...

Putin: New weapons will offer Russia reliable protection

Nov. 6, 2019 9:42 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that Russia's new weapons have no foreign equivalents but he insists the country will not use them to threaten anyone. Speaking during a meeting with senior military officers, Putin said that "we plan to build up our defense capability,...