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Taliban and Afghan Politicians to Meet in Moscow, Despite Government’s Anger

KABUL, Afghanistan — Senior Afghan politicians, including former President Hamid Karzai, are expected to meet with Taliban representatives in Moscow on Tuesday, weeks after the insurgents and American diplomats announced progress [...]

Taliban to Meet Afghan Politicians (but Not Ghani) in Moscow

Recent remarks by the Taliban’s chief negotiator, Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanekzai, have contributed to such concerns. In a videotaped interview that has circulated in Afghanistan, Mr. Stanekzai said the Taliban did not recognize the government [...]

Venezuela Military Backs Maduro, as Moscow Warns U.S. Not to Intervene

The foreign minister said that Russia was ready to join with other “responsible countries” to start a national dialogue among Venezuelans while avoiding calls to overthrow the legitimate government. As recently as December, Russia [...]

Protesters detained outside Japanese embassy in Moscow

MOSCOW (AP) – A dozen protesters have been detained outside the Japanese embassy in the Russian capital ahead of talks between the country’s leaders at the Kremlin. Left-wing activists were picketing the Japanese embassy Tuesday morning [...]

Moscow Dispatch: Stalin’s Soaring Moscow Towers Sorely Need Body Work

MOSCOW — Mikhail Posokhin still remembers the lip-smacking displays in Grocery Store No. 5 from his boyhood, when in 1955 his family moved into one of Moscow’s seven new, gothic skyscrapers. More cathedral than marketplace, the [...]

Moscow police arrest least 5 protesters near security office

MOSCOW (AP) – A human rights activist says Moscow police have arrested at least five protesters at an unsanctioned rally outside the headquarters of the Federal Security Service (FSB), the successor agency to the KGB. Oleg Yelanchik told [...]

Russia-Ukraine Ties Sour Further as Moscow Imposes Sanctions

MOSCOW — The bitter relations between Moscow and Kiev continued their downward spiral on Thursday, as the Russian government imposed economic sanctions against a broad cross-section of Ukraine’s political and business elite. The [...]

Syria Shoots Down a Russian Military Plane, and Moscow Blames Israel

Syrian antiaircraft missiles shot down a Russian military aircraft carrying 15 service members off the Syrian coast Monday night, the Russian Defense Ministry said. Moscow angrily blamed the Israeli military for what appeared to be [...]

Putin Invites Trump to Moscow, 2 Days After White House Postponed Summit Plans

[unable to retrieve full-text content] The Russian president continued to push for a second meeting, saying he was also ready to meet in Washington. Source: NYT > World
Trump’s false claims to Comey about Moscow stay could aid Mueller
Late last January, at a private White House dinner attended only by Donald Trump and Jim Comey, the president steered the conversation to a sensitive topic: “the golden showers thing.” He wanted the then-FBI director to know, Comey later [...]