Lebanon to ask Russia for help restoring port, building power plants

Lebanon to ask Russia for help restoring port, building power plants
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Lebanese Prime Minister designate Saad al-Hariri intends to ask Russia for economic assistance during a visit to Moscow later this week, the RIA news agency cited his special representative as saying on Tuesday.FILE PHOTO: Prime Minister-designate Saad al-Hariri speaks after meeting with Lebanon's President Michel Aoun at the presidential palace in Baabda,… Read More

Russia calls US ‘adversary’, rejects NATO call to end Ukraine build-up

Russia calls US ‘adversary’, rejects NATO call to end Ukraine build-up
(Refiles to remove extraneous character from headline, no change to text)Snipers of the Ukrainian armed forces aim their rifles during training at a firing range near the town of Marinka in Donetsk region, Ukraine April 13, 2021. REUTERS/Anastasia VlasovaBRUSSELS/MOSCOW (Reuters) -The United States called on Russia to halt a military build-up on Ukraine’s border on Tuesday… Read More

UPDATE 1-Russia fines U.S. broadcaster RFE/RL for flouting foreign agent legislation

UPDATE 1-Russia fines U.S. broadcaster RFE/RL for flouting foreign agent legislation
(Adds background, quote)MOSCOW, April 7 (Reuters) - A Russian court fined Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty $70,000 on Wednesday for flouting its foreign agent legislation, the latest move in what the U.S. broadcaster says is a targeted campaign against it.The U.S. outlet, which has a bureau in Moscow, has been fined $1 million this year for… Read More

EU accuses Russia of conscription campaign in Crimea

EU accuses Russia of conscription campaign in Crimea
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union said on Thursday that Russia had launched a conscription campaign in the Crimea peninsula and that the move broke international law.“Today, the Russian Federation has launched yet another conscription campaign in the illegally-annexed Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol to draft residents of the peninsula in… Read More