We’ve heard a lot about the U.S. imposing sanctions on foreign powers lately. America has threatened to hit countries from Saudi Arabia to Russia and China with tough penalties for human rights violations. The Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act, named after a Russian lawyer who died in prison after he uncovered a massive corruption scandal in Russia’s government, was enacted in 2012 by then-President Barack Obama. The act mandated that the U.S. government could freeze the assets and restrict the travel of anyone who committed gross human rights violations in Russia.
The Bellingcat website has identified the second suspect as Dr Alexander Yevgenyevich Mishkin, employed by Russia's GRU intelligence agency.
An unnamed US official said it believes the aircraft was accidentally shot down by Russia's ally, Syria.
Claims by Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov that they were in Salisbury as tourists have been greeted by a range of mocking responses on Twitter.
Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov said they visited the city in Wiltshire to see Stonehenge and Old Sarum.
This week it was reported that U.S. intelligence agencies suspect Russia is behind mysterious attacks on diplomatic personnel in Cuba and China. The attacks seem to have begun in November 2016, when U.S. diplomats and their families in Havana began suffering from symptoms that included dizziness, cognitive difficulties and problems with balance, hearing and vision. Half of the diplomatic personnel in Havana were sent home as a precaution.
Tatiana Degirmendzhy, 49, is accused of murdering her daughter, Yulia, 18, in Chaykovsky, Russia.
Ready for their close-up. Russian photographer captures cute close-up images of bears hunting for their dinner.
“No collusion” — it’s a defense President Trump has used against allegations that his campaign worked with Russia to win the 2016 presidential election. Trump echoed his lawyer’s argument on Twitter. Collusion is not a crime, but that doesn’t matter because there was No Collusion (except by Crooked Hillary and the Democrats)!
The UK Government has failed to contact Russia about the murder of a British woman who was poisoned on UK soil with the deadly Novichok nerve agent more than four weeks ago. Dawn Sturgess died on 8 July eight days after she and her partner, Charlie Rowley, were exposed to Novichok in Amesbury, Wiltshire.
Officers think several Russians were involved in the attempted murder of the former double agent.
The President said he mis-spoke when he said he saw no reason to believe Russia had interfered in the 2016 election.
Donald Trump seemed to accept Vladimir Putin’s insistence that Moscow's hands were clean.
FIFA has sent a letter to the president of the Football Association of Thailand inviting 12 footballers and their coach trapped in a flooded cave to the World Cup Final.
Russian politican Sergei Zheleznyak said the apparent poisoning of Dawn Sturgess and Charlie Rowley in Amesbury was being used to stoke 'anti-Russian hysteria'.