Tag: Russia

PressTV-Russia to build 2nd, 3rd Iran N-plant units

“Full-scale construction activities at Bushehr-2 site will start in fall,” Sergey Kiriyenko said on Monday during the plenary session of the Atomexpo 2015 forum in Moscow.   The new units at Bushehr’s nuclear site will have two reactors, which will produce 1,000 megawatts each, tripling Iran’s nuclear power production capacity.   The initial construction of the Bushehr facility […]

Six powers agree on UN sanctions ‘snapback’ in push for Iran deal, sources say

Six world powers have agreed on a way to restore UN sanctions on Iran if the country breaks the terms of a future nuclear deal, clearing a major obstacle to an accord ahead of a June 30 deadline, Western officials told Reuters.   The new understanding on a UN sanctions “snapback” among the six powers […]

News from The Associated Press

Russia’s Vladimir Putin won’t be on the guest list when President Barack Obama and other world leaders assemble in Germany next week, as part of the punishment for alleged Kremlin-supported aggression in Ukraine.   Yet the Russian president remains a central player in international affairs, including the U.S.-led nuclear talks with Iran, even with the […]

Russia Voices Concerns Over U.S.-Led NATO Ballistic Missile Interception Drills In Atlantic

The Russian Defense Ministry has expressed concerns over a planned U.S.-led NATO sea exercise in the Atlantic that it says will simulate the interception of Russian ballistic missiles. Known as the At Sea Demonstration-2015, the exercise planned for this fall will involve Norway, the U.K., Italy, Canada, the Netherlands and France.   “The drills will be conducted […]

Russian military jets and US destroyer clash in Black Sea ‘posing danger to stability’

Russia has scrambled military jets in response to an American navy destroyer which, it has been reported in Russian media, was acting “aggressively” in the Black Sea.   The Russian defence minister, speaking at a security summit in Singapore, said US missile ships operating near Moscow’s territorial waters “pose a danger to strategic stability” between […]

​BRICS summit in Russia to launch New Development Bank & currency pool

Russia expects to launch the $100-billion BRICS New Development Bank along with a currency reserve pool worth another $100 billion at the July summit in Ufa, said Russian President Vladimir Putin.   “We expect to reach agreement in Ufa on the launch of practical operations of the BRICS Bank and a pool of currency reserves,” […]

Russia puts 89 western leaders on secret ban list

Clegg had said it was “unthinkable” that Russia should keep the tournament.   He has been joined on the no-go list by eight other Britons, including former UK foreign secretary Sir Malcolm Rifkind.   Andrew Parker, director general of MI5, Sir John Sawers, the former head of MI6, and Philip Dunne, a defence minister, are […]

IRS believes cyberattack originated in Russia, sources say

The IRS believes that criminals behind a major security breach that allowed them to access tax information from more than 100,000 U.S. households were based in Russia, sources confirmed to Fox News Wednesday.   A well-placed cyberintelligence source familiar with the investigation into the breach told Fox News that the attack, which breached the IRS […]

NATO chief reacts to Russian surprise military exercises

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told CBS News he does not see any immediate threat against any of the 28 nations that make up the largest peacetime alliance in the world, despite Russian aggression in Eastern Ukraine and unannounced military exercises near member states’ airspace.   “We urge Russia not to…do these kinds of snap exercises. […]

In show of muscle, Russia conducts military exercise

You flex your muscles and I’ll flex mine. Or so it seems to go in international relations these days.   Russia has deployed 12,000 troops along with numerous aircraft and weapons in a surprise military exercise in the country’s northwest — a show of strength that may be a response to a long-planned European military […]