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Merchandise is seen at the Kalashnikov Group store on Arbat street in Moscow on October 14, 2018. - The Kalashnikov Group, known for its famousAK-47 machine gun, recently opened a shop in central Moscow. The shop sells clothes, accessories, souvenirs with the company's brand as well pnematic arms and almost …

Russia Replaces U.K. as World’s 2nd Largest Arms-Producer

Russia replaced the United Kingdom as the second largest purveyor of weapons and military services in the world last year, surpassed only by the United States, an assessment published by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) on Monday shows.

ALEXANDRIA, VA - MARCH 08: Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort leaves the Albert V. Bryan U.S. Courthouse after an arraignment hearing March 8, 2018 in Alexandria, Virginia. Manafort pleaded not guilty to new tax and fraud charges, brought by special counsel Robert MuellerÕs Russian interference investigation team, at the …

Mueller: Paul Manafort Breached Plea Deal by Lying About Russian Contacts

A redacted court filing submitted by special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday alleges former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort breached a plea agreement to cooperate with investigators by making false statements about his communications with a Russian national and Trump administration officials.

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Senior UK Lawmaker: Trump Election Proves Democracy Is in Good Health

Discussing a recent report which claimed that the United States had become a “flawed democracy”, the British Foreign Secretary rejected the finding and said the fact disaffected voters in the U.S. were able to elect President Trump proves democracy is in good shape.

The USS Curtis Wilbur and USS Antietam (seen) conducted a routine transit to demonstrate US commitment "to a free and open Indo-Pacific," Colonel Rob Manning told reporters at a press briefing

Report: U.S. Warships to ‘Challenge’ Russia in Both Eastern, Western Waters

The U.S. Navy deployed its guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell near Russia-contested waters in the Sea of Japan on Wednesday as it begun taking the necessary steps to sail a warship into the Black Sea, west of Russia, amid increased tensions in the wake of the Kremlin’s seizure of three Ukrainian military vessels.

A Russian navy landing vessel unloads an armored vehicle as a military helicopter flies overhead during Russian military maneuvers Vostok 2018 on the training ground "Klerk", about 50 kilometers (31 miles) south of Vladivostok, Russian Far East port, Russia, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. The weeklong Vostok 2018 maneuvers are the …

Russia Holds Naval War Games, Missile Drills in Black Sea near Ukraine

Russia is holding naval war exercises and surface-to-air missile drills in the Black Sea region amid tensions with Ukraine and a U.S.-led alliance over the capture of three Ukrainian naval vessels and their crew off the coast of Moscow-annexed Crimea last month, the Kremlin’s defense ministry reportedly announced on Tuesday.

Vladimir Putin, Sergei Shoigu, Oleg Salyukov

Putin Threatens Arms Race if U.S. Exits Nuclear Treaty

Russian President Vladimir Putin threatened an arms race with the United States on Tuesday if the Trump administration follows through on its pledge to pull out of the intermediate-range nuclear forces (INF) treaty.

Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) meets with his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow on December 5, 2018. (Photo by MAXIM SHEMETOV / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read MAXIM SHEMETOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Maduro Thanks Putin for Helping Venezuela ‘Survive’

Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow Wednesday, where the latter agreed to support the socialist regime economically and politically. As of press time, both sides have kept the details of this support secret, however.

A Russian navy landing vessel unloads an armored vehicle as a military helicopter flies overhead during Russian military maneuvers Vostok 2018 on the training ground "Klerk", about 50 kilometers (31 miles) south of Vladivostok, Russian Far East port, Russia, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. The weeklong Vostok 2018 maneuvers are the …

Russia Pledges to Hold over 4,000 Military Drills in 2019

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu pledged on Tuesday to hold over 4,000 military drills over the course of 2019, as well as around 8,500 practical combat training events as the Putin regime seeks to shore up its military preparation.

A Ukrainian serviceman stands on board a coast guard ship in the Sea of Azov port of Mariupol, eastern Ukraine, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. The Ukrainian military has been on increased readiness as part of martial law introduced in the country in the wake of the Nov. 25, 2018 incident …

Ukraine to Take Russia to International Court over Crimea Ship Seizures

Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko announced on Monday that his country has begun drafting a lawsuit against Russia with the International Court of Justice (ICJ), a global tribunal open only to state actors, for the illegal seizure of Ukrainian ships at the mouth of the Sea of Azov in late November.

Moscow strongly denies involvement in the March 4 Salisbury attack, which has sparked an international row resulting in the expulsions of diplomats from all sides

British MI6 Spy Boss Issues Warning to Russia

The head of the MI6 foreign spy agency warned Russia on Monday not to underestimate Britain’s capabilities and determination to expose malign behaviour, ahead of a rare public speech.

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Kremlin Insists Trump Will Hold ‘Impromptu’ Meeting with Putin

President Donald Trump on Thursday formally canceled his planned G-20 summit meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, in response to Russia’s attack on Ukrainian ships near Crimea last weekend, but the Kremlin insisted on Friday that Putin and Trump will have a “brief impromptu meeting” similar to Putin’s encounters with other summit attendees.