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Putin signs decree on partial mobilization in Russia

In this Feb 21, 2022 photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin signs documents, including a decree recognizing two Russian-backed breakaway regions in eastern Ukraine as independent, during a ceremony at the Kremlin in Moscow. Putin signed a decree on the partial mobilization in Russia, the Kremlin said on Wednesday, as the Russia-Ukraine conflict continues. (ALEXEY NIKOLSKY […]

Kremlin pledges serious response in case of EU visa restrictions

This photo taken on Aug 31, 2022 shows towers and cathedrals of the Kremlin in Moscow. (KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP) MOSCOW – Moscow will take serious retaliatory measures if the EU formally introduces visa restrictions on Russian citizens, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Sunday. The decision, which has yet to be legalized, will significantly reduce […]

Russian astronauts’ spacewalk disrupted by spacesuit issue

This undated file photo shows the International Space Station. (PHOTO/ XINHUA) MOSCOW – Two Russian astronauts ended their spacewalk earlier than planned on Wednesday as one of them had a battery issue with his spacesuit, Russia's state space corporation Roscosmos said. During the spacewalk, the Russian astronauts continued to prepare for the work of the […]

Ukrainian forces hit key bridge near hydroelectric power plant

A Russian military convoy is seen on the road toward the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Station, in Enerhodar, Zaporizhzhia region, in territory under Russian military control, southeastern Ukraine, on May 1, 2022. (PHOTO / AP) BEIJING – The Ukrainian military forces said on Wednesday that they hit a key bridge near the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant […]

Putin bans ‘unfriendly’ investors from selling key energy stakes

This general view taken on July 8, 2018, shows the Kremlin and Moscow State University (back) in Moscow, Russia. (MLADEN ANTONOV / AFP) MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on Friday banning "unfriendly" investors from making transactions with their shares in strategic Russian enterprises and projects until the end of the year. […]

Russia’s Lavrov calls for efforts to protect international laws

In this photo released by Russian Foreign Ministry Press Service, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, left, and Vietnamese Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son shake hands during their meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam, July 6, 2022. (RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY PRESS SERVICE VIA AP) HANOI – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday called on all parties in […]