MOSCOW — If officials from President Vladimir Putin’s party get their way, a Soviet-style practice of naming and shaming citizens for bad behavior may soon be instituted in the Russian capital.Oleg Smolkin, the United Russia party’s executive head in Moscow, told state-owned news network Moscow 24 this week that there are plans to set up “boards of shame” online and along the entrances of apartmen
US prosecutors accuse Fifa officials of racketeering, fraud and money laundering involving tens of millions of dollars over a 24-year period.
By Maria Tsvetkova KHUTOR CHKALOVA, Russia (Reuters) - Russia's army is massing troops and hundreds of pieces of weaponry including mobile rocket launchers, tanks and artillery at a makeshift base near the border with Ukraine, a Reuters reporter saw this week. As such, they match the appearance of some of the forces spotted in eastern Ukraine, which Kiev and its Western allies allege are covert
MINSK, Belarus — The United States’ top diplomat once called this cloistered nation the last dictatorship in Europe. Its fearsome security services are still named the KGB. But after a year of geopolitical conflict with Russia, some in the West say Belarus may not be so bad after all.Read full article >>
KABUL — Afghan President Ashraf Ghani praised security forces on Wednesday for repelling a Taliban assault on a Kabul guesthouse, which sparked a six-hour gun battle that kept nearby residents cowering until dawn.Read full article >>