Russia

Trade Official Urges Action On China, Russia Ties
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is showing its unhappiness with a federal court ruling that restricted the government’s ability to impose higher trade penalties on China when it subsidizes exports to the United States. There’s a new proposal to restore the Commerce Department’…
Russia: Nuclear Sub Fire Finally Out
MOSCOW (AP) — Firefighters extinguished a massive fire aboard a docked Russian nuclear submarine Friday as some crew members remained inside, officials said, assuring that there was no radiation leak and that the vessel’s nuclear-tipped missiles were not on board. Military prosecutors …
World Trade Body Agrees To Russia Becoming Member
GENEVA (AP) — The World Trade Organization agreed Friday to allow Russia to become its newest member, giving a critical boost to the ailing economy of its biggest trading partner, the European Union. Until now, Russia has been the only member of the Group of 20 leading world economies still o…
TV Censorship Crosses Time Zones In Putin’s Russia
MOSCOW (AP) — On a recent Sunday evening, television viewers in Russia’s eastern regions watched as a young Chechen man with a bandaged bloody nose described the details of his torture by Chechen special police. But viewers in Russia’s west never got to hear his story. By the ti…
UW Students to Dine with Mikhail Gorbachev
LARAMIE, Wyo. — University of Wyoming students will have an opportunity to dine with former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev. Gorbachev will be in Laramie Oct. 14 for a talk at the school. University of Wyoming political science professor Jim King says retired U.S. Sen. Alan Simpson w…
Cargo Plane Crash in Russia Kills 11
A cargo plane carrying 16 tons of food crashed in eastern Russia on Tuesday. All nine crew members and two passengers are believed to have died, officials said. The pilots reported a fuel leak and a fire in one of the plane’s four engines shortly after takeoff and requested to make an emergen…