Sophisticated weapons the U.S. military secretly provided to Syrian rebels quickly fell into the hands of the Islamic State, a study released Thursday disclosed.
At the peak of his power at home and abroad, Putin is expected to win a landslide in the contest, due on March 18, with a recent poll showing he’d get 67 percent of the vote.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday a complete victory had been achieved over Islamic State militants on both banks of the Euphrates river in Syria.
Ultimately, however, the case is mostly characterized by what an Associated Press report on Saturday referred to “lots of smoke, but no smoking gun.” Even the president’s sharpest detractors have been unable to find concrete evidence that his campaign may have coordinated with, or was even aware of, Russian efforts to swing the election.
The U.S. Treasury Department on Tuesday further tightened its restrictions on certain short-term Russian corporate debt, in line with a law signed by President Donald Trump.
Google does not change its search algorithm to re-rank individual websites, it said in a letter to Russia’s communications watchdog, after Moscow expressed concerns the search engine might discriminate against Russian media.
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As part of a new joint statement on Syria between the U.S. and Russia, the two countries have agreed that Syria must eventually hold U.N.-supervised elections to bring new leadership to the country as part of the process of ending its multiyear civil war, according to two senior State Department officials.
President Vladimir Putin has unveiled Russia’s first monument to people killed in political repression under Communist dictator Joseph Stalin.
The U.S. Air Force is preparing to put nuclear-armed bombers back on 24-hour ready alert, a status not seen since the Cold War ended in 1991.