September 10, 2019

Putin’s party suffers unusual losses in Moscow election after protests

republica/iStock(MOSCOW) -- Pro-Kremlin candidates suffered substantial losses in Moscow’s city council elections on Sunday, an unusual blow to president Vladimir Putin’s ruling party after weeks of protests this summer saw tens of thousands of people demonstrate over the barring of opposition candidates from the vote. The city council itself has little power, but the anti-Kremlin opposition had targeted its elections in an effort to demonstrate the unpopularity of Putin’s party, United Russia...
September 10, 2019

American film student held in Russian jail for medical marijuana, officials say

txking/iStock(MOSCOW) -- A 19 year-old film student from New York has spent at least a week in a Russian jail facing drug charges after she was arrested with medical marijuana while visiting Saint Petersburg with her mother. Audrey Lorber, from Staten Island, was arrested as she tried to fly out of Pulkovo Airport when Russian border agents allegedly found about 19 grams of marijuana on her, according to a statement posted by St. Petersburg's Moskovsky district court. Lorber had a prescrip..
September 10, 2019

North Korea says it’s willing to resume nuclear talks with US by end of September

Oleksii Liskonih/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- North Korea has said it was willing to meet with the U.S. in late September to resume talks focused on its nuclear weapons program -- a move that President Donald Trump heralded as a "good thing" after weeks of quiet in the diplomatic process. North Korea is willing "to sit with the U.S. side for comprehensive discussions of the issues we have so far taken up, at the time and place to be agreed late in September," said the regime's Vice Foreign Ministe..
September 10, 2019

Dorian survivors desperate to evacuate Bahamas as death toll climbs to 50

ABC News(NASSAU, Bahamas) -- As hundreds of people waited anxiously to be evacuated at the port in Marsh Harbour, a Bahamian island community wrecked by Hurricane Dorian, Senior Lt. William Sturrup of the Royal Bahamian Defense Force pleaded for patience and cooperation. A cargo ship that just dropped off supplies became a lifeboat for many who lost everything but their lives and were desperate to board the vessel and escape the devastation. "This boat is here to take you to Nassau," Sturrup to..