Russia: 4 dead in apartment collapse, apparent gas explosion

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian emergency officials say that at least four people have died after sections of an apartment building collapsed after an apparent gas explosion in the Ural Mountains region. The authorities say four others have been hospitalized with injuries, and 68 other residents remained unaccounted for in the accident in Magnitogorsk, a city…

Russia will build missiles if US leaves treaty, Putin warns

Russia will develop missiles banned under a Cold War agreement if the US exits the pact, President Vladimir Putin has warned. His comments follow Nato’s accusation on Tuesday that Russia has already broken the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. Signed in 1987 by the US and USSR, it banned both countries’ use of all short…

Russian tech giant dashes hopes for smartphone

Russian internet giant Yandex disappointed tech enthusiasts on Monday by failing to unveil what many hoped would be a highly anticipated Russian-made smartphone. Speculation has been mounting for years that Yandex—which dominates internet services in Russia—will put forward its own mobile device to rival giants like Apple, Samsung and Huawei. Excitement reached fever pitch when Yandex announced…

S.Korea presents tentative list for Russia World Cup

Seoul, May 14 (IANS) South Korean football coach, Shin Tae-yong, on Monday presented a preliminary list of 28 players for the 2018 Russian World Cup and explained that he hopes to announce a final squad of 23 players on June 3. The roster has been increased to 28 as several players are still recovering from… Seoul,…

Bellingcat: 9 Russian officers directed Ukraine attack

  MOSCOW – The Bellingcat investigative group says that it has identified nine Russian officers who allegedly were directly involved in the rocket attack on an eastern Ukrainian city that killed at least 30 civilians. The group, which has previously released reports on the conflict in eastern Ukraine and the fatal downing of a Malaysian…

An Israeli minister hints that Assad could be assassinated over any Iranian attacks on Israel from Syria — National Post

JERUSALEM, May 7 (Reuters) — Israel could respond to any Iranian attack on it from Syria by toppling Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government, an Israeli security cabinet minister said on Monday, hinting that Assad himself may be targeted for assassination. Israel and Iran have traded blows over Syria since February, stirring concern that major escalation… JERUSALEM,…

Putin declares US-led Syria strike an ‘act of aggression’

Putin declares US-led Syria strike an ‘act of aggression’ Russian officials warned of “consequences” after President Donald Trump announced his approval of U.S.-led military strikes in Syria against the Russian-backed regime of Bashar al-Assad. Early Saturday, Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a statement saying the Western coalition’s “act of aggression” would only exacerbate the humanitarian…

SYria Bombing Update: 105 missiles were launched in strikes against Syria

105 missiles were launched in strikes against Syria In a briefing on Saturday morning, the Pentagon provided the following breakdown of the military weapons used to strike Syrian targets overnight.   From the Red Sea: USS Monterey (Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser) – 30 Tomahawk missiles USS Laboon (Arleigh Burke-class destroyer) – 7 Tomahawk missiles From the…

Full transcript of Trump’s address on Syria airstrikes

President Trump announced late Friday that the United States had conducted a military attack against the Syrian government in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack that killed civilians in a rebel-held town outside Damascus last weekend. This is the text of his speech. “My fellow Americans, a short time ago, I ordered the United States Armed Forces…

U.S., France, U.K. Launch Strikes on Syria After Chemical Attack

U.S. launches missile strikes in Syria In Moves that could lead to the beginning of the Third World War, President Trump ordered a military attack against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Friday, joining allies Britain and France in launching missile strikes in retaliation for what Western nations said was the deliberate gassing of Syrian civilians….

Russia vetoes US resolution on Syria gas attack

Russia vetoed a U.S.-drafted resolution at the United Nations Tuesday that would have condemned a suspected poison gas attack by the Syrian regime on a Damascus suburb. The vote in the 15-member U.N. Security Council was 12 in favor, with Russia and Bolivia opposing and China abstaining. It was the 12th time Russia has vetoed…