Russia in 'energetic' talks with US over nuclear pact

MOSCOW (AFP) – Russia and the United States are holding “energetic” discussions over the extension of a key nuclear accord that expires next week, the Kremlin said on Tuesday (Jan 26). The New Start treaty, signed in 2010, caps to

Is a Sino-Russia military alliance in the works?

Will they, or won’t they? For many years, the United States and its allies have wondered whether the blossoming friendship between Russia and China will ultimately result in a full alliance between the two. Some analysts dismiss this Sino-Russian alliance’s

Russian historian sentenced to 12.5 years for butchering lover

ST PETERSBURG (AFP) – A Russian historian and Napoleon enthusiast was sentenced to 12-and-a-half-years in prison for murdering and dismembering his young lover last year. The Saint Petersburg trial, which spurred activists to voice growing anger over domestic abuse in