ORYOL, RUSSIA >> After 19 months in a Russian jail awaiting trial for extremism, Dennis O. Christensen, a Jehovahs Witness from Denmark detained for his faith, received an unexpected lift from President Vladimir Putin at the end of last year.
Russia's rebound: How Putin became a worldwide brand
MOSCOW - In Vladimir Putin's push to build Russia's global influence, one of his most potent weapons is his own image.Two decades of efforts by Kremlin
Woman dies after cement truck rolls on top of car in Romulus
Authorities are working to lift the cement truck off the vehicle to see if anyone else was in the car.
Renault Samsung hopes to cement top midsized SUV position with upgraded QM6
Just days after a dramatic consensus with its labor union ended a year of confrontation and strikes, Renault Samsung unveiled a made-over version of the QM6, the automaker’s most popular midsized sport utility vehicle, in Seoul on Tuesday.The QM6 is the automaker’s most trusted model, accounting for 61.2 percent of the country’s midsized gasoline SUV sales from September of 2017 to April this year. ...
Why Is Keren Hayesod Honoring Vladimir Putin?
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a joint news conference with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (not pictured) after their meeting …
Putin urges stronger protection of Russian military secrets
MOSCOW (AP) - President Vladimir Putin urged Russia's top domestic security agency on Wednesday to tighten its protection of information related to new weapons and other sensitive data In a speech to top officials of the Federal Security Service, or FSB, the main KGB successor agency, Putin said foreign spies have intensified their efforts to get access to Russia's secrets "They are looking for access to…
Why was Putin’s nemesis visiting Half Moon Bay?
With a guy like Vladimir Putin after him, British financier Bill Browder as a matter of habit does not reveal his whereabouts.After all, people who cross the Russian president and former KGB spook have a way of winding up dead. Like Browder
Three big questions still facing the Lakers after free agency overhaul
New head coach Frank Vogel will have a lot of weapons to work with, but the roster balance and roles might take a great deal of thought to fine-tune into a championship contender.
Google to overhaul privacy rules after discovering exposure of user data
Google will close most of its failing social media platform Google+ and implement several new privacy measures after discovering that hundreds of
Netanyahu Cites ‘Deep Ties Between Our Peoples’ After 10 Hours with Putin in Moscow
It is unbelievable, but 73 years after the Holocaust, there is a country in the Middle East, Iran, that is calling for the destruction of another six million Jews," Netanyahu told Putin.
Cement truck overturns on Highway 101 in SF, dumps gravel onto cars below
Traffic was snarled Thursday after a cement truck overturned on an elevated portion of Highway 101 in San Francisco. The overturned vehicle dumped gravel onto the roadway below, near Bryant and 10th.
Commentary: What is Vladimir Putin afraid of?
By all outward appearances, Vladimir Putin’s hold on power seems secure. His party won the 2018 elections with 77 percent of the vote. He has consolidated his control of the Russian media. Most of his rivals have either died or been driven into exile. Now he can deploy his country’s wealthiest oliga
Here's what Worcester's Main Street will look like after $11M overhaul is completed
The road will undergo an $11 million top-to-bottom reconstruction over the next two years.
How the Clintons Sold Out U.S. National Interests to the Putin Regime
The Democrats and old-guard news media (forgive the redundancy) are pathologically obsessed with the hypothesis that Team Trump and Russia rigged last November’s presidential election. If Donald J. Trump so much as played Tchaikovsky’s Marche Slav on his stereo, these leftists deduce, he was in cahoots with the Kremlin Meanwhile, the same folks who spy a KGB agent behind every filing cabinet in Trump’s White House…
North Korea's Kim arrives in Russia before summit with Putin
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in Russia by train on Wednesday, a day before his much-anticipated summit with President Vladimir Putin that comes amid deadlocked diplomacy on his nuclear program South Korea's Yonhap news agency published photos of Kim, dressed in a black coat and a fedora, meeting with Russian officials at Russia's Hasan train station near its border…
Putin says rap should be controlled in Russia, not banned
MOSCOW — Alarmed by the growing popularity of rap among Russian youth, President Vladimir Putin wants cultural leaders to devise a means of
Top executives axed in SFWMD overhaul
Three top employees at the South Florida Water Management District are out as Executive Director Drew Bartlett takes the helm of a restless organization
SoftBank Overhauls Top Management Team
Masayoshi Son elevated two SoftBank Group Corp. executives and one outsider to his inner circle, appointments that become official on Wednesday. The board
Putin hints at rapprochement with Ukraine on eve of vote
By Anatoly Medetsky, Bloomberg News Virtually on the eve of Ukraine’s parliamentary elections, the Kremlin released comments by President Vladimir Putin, saying that the two countries will mend ties despite their five-year conflict. Putin went as far as to say that Russians and Ukrainians are one pe
Why Putin is suddenly gaining popularity among conservatives
A new poll shows that Republicans viewing Putin as very or somewhat favorably rose from just 10 percent in July 2014 to 37 percent today.