Russian cosmonauts find new cracks in ISS module

This handout photograph taken on July 29, 2021 and released by the Russian Space Agency Roscosmos on July 30, 2021, shows the Russian Multipurpose Laboratory Module "Nauka" (Science) being docked next to the Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft on the International Space Station (ISS). (OLEG NOVITSKY / RUSSIAN SPACE AGENCY ROSCOSMOS /...

US imposes fresh sanctions against Russia

Photo taken on March 16, 2020 shows the White House Visitor Center in Washington DC, the United States. (LIU JIE/XINHUA) WASHINGTON - The United States on Friday announced new sanctions against Russian individuals and entities over the alleged poisoning of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny and the Nord Stream 2 gas...

Russia reports pressure drop in space station service module

This handout photograph taken on July 29, 2021 and released by the Russian Space Agency Roscosmos on July 30, 2021, shows the Russian Multipurpose Laboratory Module "Nauka" (Science) being docked next to the Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft on the International Space Station (ISS). (OLEG NOVITSKY / RUSSIAN SPACE AGENCY ROSCOSMOS /...

EU rejects Merkel-Macron call for leaders’ talks with Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting with members of the government via a teleconference call, at Novo-Ogaryovo state residence, outside Moscow, on June 23, 2021.  (PHOTO / BLOOMBERG) European Union leaders rejected an appeal from Germany and France to hold formal talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, handing Angela...

Russian ambassador ‘to resume work in US next week’

This file photo taken on Nov 18, 2019 shows Russian Ambassador to the US Anatoly Antonov delivering a speech in Washington, DC. (MARK WILSON / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP) MOSCOW - Russia's ambassador to the United States, Anatoly Antonov, will resume his duties in Washington next week after...

Russia to quit 1992 accord that eased travel curbs with US

In this file photo taken on April 21, 2021 two police officers patrol at Red Square in central Moscow. (KKIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP) Russia plans to announce its withdrawal soon from a post-Cold War agreement with the United States that eased restrictions on diplomats traveling around each other's countries, Russia's...

Lavrov, Blinken agree to meet in Iceland next week

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday agreed to meet in Reykjavik, Iceland, on May 20 on the sidelines of an Arctic Council meeting. The announcement-after the top diplomats spoke by phone-came amid the biggest crisis in ties between Russia and the United...

Russia expels 5 Polish diplomats in retaliation

MOSCOW - The Russian Foreign Ministry said Friday that it is expelling five staffers of the Polish embassy in Moscow in response to the expulsion of three Russian diplomats from Warsaw last week. ALSO READ: Russia expels 2 Bulgarian diplomats The ministry said in a statement that it summoned Polish...

Russia expels 2 Bulgarian diplomats

A tourist boat floats on the Moskva river in front of the Kremlin in downtown Moscow on Dec 9, 2019. (DIMITAR DILKOFF / AFP) MOSCOW - The Russian Foreign Ministry said Tuesday that it is expelling two diplomats of the Bulgarian embassy in Moscow  in tit-for-tat retaliation. The ministry summoned...