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September 13, 2018

Pussy Riot member in critical condition after suspected poisoning

Taylor Hill/WireImage(MOSCOW) -- A member of the Russian protest group Pussy Riot was listed in critical condition on Wednesday after possibly being poisoned, according to the band. Pyotr Verzilov was rushed to a Moscow hospital late Tuesday after he reportedly lost his eyesight and speaking ability. "His life is in danger. We think that he was poisoned," the band, known for its colorful masks and controversial protests of the Russian government, tweeted Wednesday. Verzilov fell ill after a cour..
September 13, 2018

Inside the massive Russian ‘war games’ involving 300,000 troops

iStock/Thinkstock(TELEMBA, Russia) -- The huge war games that Russia is holding this week are taking place across the vast wilderness of the country’s Far East, close to the borders of Mongolia and China. The drills —- called Vostok 2018 –- are being touted by Russia's military as the largest in its history, involving a staggering 300,000 troops, almost 1,000 aircraft and over 36,000 tanks and armored vehicles. Located across nine training ranges and three seas off Russia's eastern coa..
September 13, 2018

Putin has a message for the UK spy poisoning suspects he calls ‘civilians’ with no military ties: ‘I hope they will come forward’

Metropolitan Police(LONDON) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin said the two men whom British authorities charged in the attempted assassination of a former Russian spy and his daughter have been identified as “civilians” who do not work for the military, according to Russian media. "We have found them just to figure out who they are. There is nothing special and criminal about them, believe me," Putin said according to Russian state media. After Putin’s comments, Russian state television report..
September 11, 2018

Widow remembers husband who saved her life during Westminster attack inquest

Metropolitan Police(LONDON) -- The widow of the American man who died saving her in the Westminster terror attack gave evidence at an inquest in London Tuesday. Melissa and Kurt Cochran were in London March 22, 2017, as part of a trip to celebrate their wedding anniversary. "We were just being touristy and we had just planned on spending pretty much the entire day walking and seeing everything that we could see," Melissa Cochran told the court about the day of the attack. "We had one day in Lond..