Tag: Russia

The Tired and Poor Who Make America Great

America is on the verge of grand human re-sorting. On Monday, the Trump administration announced new immigration rules that favor younger, healthier and wealthier newcomers, and make it easier to deny permanent residency to those relying on public assistance programs like Medicaid, or those who don’t show enough funds on their visa applications. When asked […]

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With Pickets, Russian Protesters Look to Sustain Momentum

MOSCOW — Antigovernment protesters staged a series of pickets across Moscow on Saturday, trying to sustain the momentum of the growing Russian opposition movement that has roiled the capital every weekend for a month. The atmosphere was far less charged than in previous demonstrations, although the police clashed with protesters on the Arbat, a main […]

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Russia’s Mystery Missile

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher At least seven people were killed by a mysterious explosion in northern Russia, and U.S. officials believe it happened during the test of a prototype of a nuclear-propelled cruise missile. President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia […]

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Russian Plane Crash-Lands in Cornfield, and Reports Say All Survived

MOSCOW — A Russian passenger jet crash-landed into a cornfield shortly after takeoff from Moscow on Thursday, injuring 23 people, but remarkably, no one was killed, according to Russian media reports and the national aviation regulator Rosaviatsia. Ural Airlines Flight 178 collided with a flock of gulls just after leaving Zhukovsky International Airport near Moscow, […]

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Giant Hacking Attack in Bulgaria Raises Suspicion of Russian Meddling

SOFIA, Bulgaria — Kristiyan Boikov was 14 years old and living in Bulgaria’s second-largest city, Plovdiv, when his parents gave him his first computer as a gift. He was soon obsessed, teaching himself a variety of computer languages and then, like many of his friends, turning his focus to issues of network security. The world […]

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Russian carriers and Qualcomm build Europe’s first 5G mmWave network

Until now, European and Asian mobile carriers have focused most of their 5G network development resources on so-called sub-6GHz radio frequencies — ones similar to what’s been used by 4G networks. But that’s about to change thanks to Russian carriers and Qualcomm, which today announced a collaboration on Europe’s first millimeter wave 5G network, planned […]

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Joe Walsh: Trump Needs a Primary Challenge

There’s a strong case for President Trump to face a Republican primary challenger. I know a thing or two about insurgencies. I entered Congress in 2011 as an insurgent Tea Party Republican. My goals were conservative and clear: restrain executive power and reduce the debt. Barack Obama was president then, and it was easy for […]

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What Happened at Russia’s Missile Test Site?

Nearly as soon as an explosion ripped through the Nenoksa Missile Test Site in northern Russia on Thursday, briefly raising radiation levels in the region, the Kremlin went into crisis mode. That, to anyone familiar with the immediate aftermath of the Chernobyl accident, means clamping down on information, insisting that nothing really bad happened, that […]

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In Russia, Days of Fake News and Real Radiation After Deadly Explosion

MOSCOW — In online posts and calls to local officials, Russians on Monday expressed anger that the explosion of a small nuclear reactor at a military test site last week has gone unacknowledged for days by their government. “Even if it is not as dangerous as it seems, we deserve to know,” said Danil Kotsyubinsky, […]

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A Nuclear Accident at a Russian Missile Facility Killed 7 People

Seven are dead in Russia after an explosion at a missile site in the Russian Arctic last Thursday that officials say involved a nuclear reactor. The explosion happened offshore of the Nenoksa Missile Test Site, which sits on the White Sea, and local officials reported a spike in radiation after the event. Late Sunday night, […]

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U.S. Officials Suspect New Nuclear Missile in Explosion That Killed 7 Russians

American intelligence officials are racing to understand a mysterious explosion that released radiation off the coast of northern Russia last week, apparently during the test of a new type of nuclear-propelled cruise missile hailed by President Vladimir V. Putin as the centerpiece of Moscow’s arms race with the United States. American officials have said nothing […]

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Huge Pro-Opposition Crowd Turns Out in Moscow March

MOSCOW — An approved street protest on Saturday in Moscow against the banning of opposition candidates in a city election drew about 50,000 people, a crowd far larger than the few thousand who recently demonstrated in the Russian capital, where heavy-handed policing typically dampens turnout. After protesters obtained a permit, they turned out in force […]

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Russia Confirms Radioactive Materials Were Involved in Deadly Blast

A mystery explosion at a Russian weapons testing range involved radioactive materials, the authorities admitted on Saturday, as the blast’s admitted death toll rose and signs of a creeping radiation emergency, or at the least fear of one, grew harder to mask. In a statement released at 1 a.m. Saturday, Russia’s nuclear energy company, Rosatom, […]

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The U.S. Needs More Nukes

“In the capitals of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, there is a clear lack of confidence in the United States’ reliability as a military ally.” Sound familiar? It’s from a report in The Times dated October 7, 1979. Donald Trump isn’t the first American president about whom U.S. allies took a decidedly skeptical view. Back […]

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U.S. Ambassador in Moscow Who Served During Russia Investigation Resigns

Jon M. Huntsman Jr., the United States ambassador in Moscow who carried out President Trump’s policies during a highly turbulent period of sanctions and investigations into Russian electoral interference, resigned on Tuesday. The move had been expected amid reports that Mr. Huntsman, a former Utah governor, would return to politics in his home state. Mr. […]

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The Treaty’s Dead. Now Level the Field.

After more than 30 years, the Intermediate Nuclear Forces (I.N.F.) Treaty ended last week, with an American withdrawal on Friday and a Russian withdrawal on Saturday. Although the United States abided by the terms of the treaty, Russia violated it by fielding more than 100 banned intermediate-range missiles, and China, which was never bound by […]

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Russians Pulling Out Credit Cards, and Consumer Debt Spirals

MOSCOW — Yekaterina V. Bulgakova gushed about the cozy one-room apartment that she and her boyfriend share, and particularly about the way they could always cover the rent: by charging it on credit card. “Our salaries don’t go far enough” to pay for housing, food and other necessities every month, Ms. Bulgakova, a tattoo artist, […]

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Putin’s New Problem in Ukraine: A Charismatic, Quick-Witted Rival

KIEV, Ukraine — He’s a quick-witted politician who understands the power of television, has broad public support at home and, perhaps not so important, sometimes takes off his shirt in public. And he is not President Vladimir V. Putin, Russia’s paramount leader of nearly 20 years. This is Volodymyr Zelensky, the former comedian who became […]

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