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October 4, 2018 12:12 PM U.K. blames Russian military intelligence for ‘reckless’ cyberattacks

BRUSSELS—The British government on Thursday accused Russia’s military intelligence agency GRU of “reckless and indiscriminate cyberattacks,” blaming it for everything from the hacking of top athletes’ medical records to disruptions on the Kyiv subway system to the theft of emails at the Democratic National Committee. The accusation was unusually forthright 9

September 26, 2018 6:24 PM Russian ex-spy poisoning suspect is GRU colonel, investigative group says

MOSCOW—The investigative group Bellingcat said Wednesday it has identified one of the two suspects in the poisoning of an ex-Russian spy in Britain as a highly-decorated colonel of the Russian military intelligence agency GRU. Bellingcat said the suspect, whose passport name was Ruslan Boshirov, is in fact Col. Anatoliy Chepiga, who in 2014 was awarded 8

September 16, 2018 3:11 PM Pussy Riot member treated in Berlin for suspected poisoning

Verzilov was first hospitalized in Moscow on Tuesday and had remained in intensive care, Pussy Riot members said this week. Maria Alekhina, a member of the group, told The Associated Press that he regained consciousness Friday. Verzilov, his partner Veronika Nikulshina and two other Pussy Riot members served 15-day jail sentences for running onto field 13

September 6, 2018 1:17 PM Britain security minister blames Putin for Novichok attack

Moscow strongly denies involvement in the attack, and Russian officials said they didn’t recognize the suspects. Britain plans to press its case against Russia at the U.N. Security Council on Thursday. The Skripals’ poisoning ignited a diplomatic confrontation in which hundreds of envoys were expelled by both Russia and Western nations. But there is limited 19

August 30, 2018 10:19 PM Game on! Juventus drawn with Man United in Champions League

Lokomotiv Moscow, seeded in the top pot as Russia’s champion, will play Porto, Schalke and Galatasaray in Group D. The 32 teams will share 1.95 billion euros ($2.28 billion) in prize money from UEFA with the winner likely to top 100 million euros ($117 million) for the first time.. Games kick off on Sept. 18, and two teams from each group advance to the Round 32

August 20, 2018 12:53 PM Russia prepares for largest war games in 40 years with combat military drills

MOSCOW—Russia’s military forces in the country’s east were put on high alert Monday ahead of massive war games that also involve China and Mongolia, the largest show of power in nearly 40 years, the Russian defence minister said. Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said the five days of military drills will pave the way for the Vostok (East) 2018 military 16

July 27, 2018 4:24 PM Trump is open to visiting Moscow if Putin formally invites him

Putin said Friday, “I understand very well what President Trump said: He has the wish to conduct further meetings. I am ready for this.” “We are ready to invite President Trump to Moscow,” Putin said, according to the state news agency RIA-Novosti. “By the way, he has such an invitation, I told him of this.” He did not clarify if that was a face-to-face 15

July 22, 2018 12:58 AM First she was accused of being a ‘sex spy’ for Russia. Now she faces a new battle to stay in Canada

Elena Crenna and her Canadian husband were thrilled when a federal tribunal ruled she was not a “sex spy” for Russia and should be cleared for permanent residency in Canada. “We were relieved that sanity finally prevailed. We were jubilant,” Crenna said of the immigration tribunal’s decision in May. “We even went on a trip to visit my son in the States 16

July 7, 2018 9:02 PM Qataris considering a 48-team option for 2022 World Cup

MOSCOW—Qatari organizers of the 2022 World Cup say they’re open to talks about a 48-team tournament, and can see a format to host it alone. FIFA President Gianni Infantino’s wish to add 16 extra teams in 2022 was seen as pushing Qatar toward letting neighbouring states into a co-hosting plan. In Moscow last month, pressure on Qatar was eased when the Infantino-chaired 15

June 27, 2018 12:11 PM Time and place for Putin-Trump summit set, Kremlin adviser says

MOSCOW — A foreign affairs adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that Moscow and Washington have agreed on the date and location for a summit of Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump. Presidential adviser Yuri Ushakov made the announcement after a meeting in Moscow between Putin and U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton. The time, venue 16