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In a major shakeup, President Vladimir Putin has nominated former First Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov to replace longtime Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, the upper-house Federation Council announced Sunday night.

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In Major Shakeup, Putin Replaces Defense Minister Shoigu
In a major shakeup, President Vladimir Putin has nominated former First Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov to replace longtime Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, the upper-house Federation Council announced Sunday night. The ouster of Shoigu, a longtime Putin ally, comes nearly a week after Putin was sworn into a fifth term in office, cementing his…
 

Putin changes his defence minister, moves Patrushev
MOSCOW, May 12 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin has proposed changing his defence minister and moving him to replace the powerful secretary of the Security Council, Nikolai Patrushev, in a significant change to the Kremlin’s pecking order.Following is the list of changes:* Prime Minister – Mikhail Mishustin* Secretary of the Security Council…
 

Secret Hamas Files Show How It Spied on Everyday Palestinians
SKIP ADVERTISEMENTliveUpdatesPhotosA Key Hamas LeaderAn Isolated and Defiant IsraelBiden’s Clash With NetanyahuIsrael’s Rafah IncursionHamas monitored political activity, online posts, and apparently even love lives. Palestinians were stuck between an Israeli blockade and a repressive security force.A rally in support of Hamas in Gaza City in 2022….
 

Opinion | What Kind of Husband Behaves Like Donald Trump?
U.S.WorldBusinessArtsLifestyleOpinionAudioGamesCookingWirecutterThe AthleticSKIP ADVERTISEMENTCredit…Jonathan Ernst/ReutersBy Jessica BennettDonald Trump sat silent, stone-faced and staring straight ahead as he listened to the intimate details in Stormy Daniels’s testimony on Tuesday, closing his eyes at times in an apparent attempt to maintain his…
 

She Was at the Top of the State Department. Now She’s Ready to Talk.
Notably, she said the United States was not quick enough to realize and prevent the expansionist ambitions of both Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping. A longtime champion of Ukraine and the effort to counter Russia, she also warned about the perils of Donald Trump blowing up NATO if he wins back the White House in November. “Don’t throw it out,” she…
 

Hillary Clinton-produced play ‘Suffs’ failing to pack seats during peak Broadway season
The Broadway box office numbers for the week of May 5 revealed that Hillary Clinton-produced stage play “Suffs” is on the bottom rung of shows in terms of filling capacity.Broadway Theatre Industry official site “The Broadway League” shared the weekly grosses from the 35 shows currently playing on Broadway, which include “Suffs,” “Harry Potter and…
 

Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez goes on trial in New York on federal corruption charges
U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez’s criminal corruption trial begins Monday in New York. Andrew Harnik/Getty Images Sen. Robert Menendez goes on trial Monday for allegedly…
 

Who Is Andrei Belousov? Putin loyalist economist to take charge of military
Andrei Belousov—a respected economist and former deputy prime minister—will now lead the country’s defense ministry and its prolonged campaign in Ukraine, with President Vladimir Putin having chosen him to replace longtime incumbent and loyalist Sergei Shoigu.Shoigu will move on to head Russia’s powerful security council, replacing FSB Director Nikolai…
 

Putin replaces Russia’s defense minister with a civilian as Ukraine war rages and defense spending spirals
Russian President Vladimir Putin has replaced his defense minister and a long-time close ally Sergei Shoigu with an economist, a major reshuffle of military leadership more than two years after Moscow’s grinding war against Ukraine has sent defense spending soaring. Andrey Belousov,…
 

Russia, Homophobia and the Battle for ‘Traditional Values’
In December 2022, ten months into the full-scale military invasion of Ukraine, the Duma extended the scope of Russia’s ‘gay propaganda’ law forbidding the public portrayal of ‘non-traditional sexual relations’. Previously focused on minors, the prohibited exposure would now apply to any age group. Why would Russia’s parliament do this in the middle…
 

Northern lights dazzle skygazers as ‘extreme’ solar storm hits Earth
Published On 11 May 202411 May 2024The most powerful solar storm in more than 20 years has struck Earth’s atmosphere, triggering warnings over the potential disruption to power grids and satellite communications while also producing spectacular celestial light shows in some parts of the world. The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration…
 

Putin reappoints Mishustin as Russia’s prime minister
Russian President Vladimir Putin has reappointed Mikhail Mishustin as the country’s prime ministerMOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin reappointed Mikhail Mishustin as the country’s prime minister on Friday, a widely anticipated move to keep on a technocrat who has maintained a low political profile.Mishustin and other technocrats in the Cabinet…
 

Russian elites scramble for power in Putin’s ‘last’ Cabinet
Kremlin officials are reported to be on edge ahead of a planned government reshuffle that will follow the inauguration of President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday.Putin will be sworn in to begin his fifth term in a lavish inauguration ceremony in Moscow, cementing his position as the longest-serving leader in the Kremlin since Josef Stalin. His term will…
 

Putin, seeking continuity, proposes Mishustin remain Russia’s prime minister
May 10 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed the reappointment on Friday of Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, a technocrat who has helped him through the war in Ukraine and the economic challenges wrought by Western sanctions over Moscow’s invasion.The Duma’s approval of the low-key Mishustin is nearly certain, as there is virtually…
 

Russia celebrates victory in World War II as Putin accuses the West of fueling global conflicts
MOSCOW — Russia on Thursday wrapped itself in patriotic pageantry for Victory Day, as President Vladimir Putin celebrated the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II by hailing his forces fighting in Ukraine and blasting the West for fueling conflicts around the world.Even though few veterans of what Russia calls the Great Patriotic War are still alive…
 

Putin hits Ukraine in huge attack raining cruise missiles and explosive drones
Authorities said the bombardment on Wednesday blasted targets in seven Ukrainian regions, including the Kyiv area and parts of the south and west, damaging homesRescuers extinguish a fire on a destroyed house following a missile attack near KyivRussian forces unleashed a night-time barrage of more than 50 cruise missiles and explosive drones at Ukraine’s…
 

Putin agrees to withdraw Russian forces from various Armenian regions, says Ifax
Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting on economic issues via video link at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia May 3, 2024. Sputnik/Aleksey Babushkin/Kremlin via REUTERS/File Photo Purchase Licensing Rights, opens new tabMOSCOW, May 9 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin has agreed to withdraw Russian forces and border guards from various parts…
 

Armenia’s prime minister talks with Putin in Moscow while allies’ ties are under strain
Russian President Vladimir Putin met Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan in Moscow on Wednesday for the Eurasian Economic Union summit. Photos Updated [hour]:[minute] [AMPM] [timezone], [monthFull] [day], [year]   MOSCOW…
 

Emboldened Russia marks Victory Day with parade of nuclear-capable weapons
With his armies grinding forward in Ukraine, Vladimir Putin on Thursday marked Victory Day, the World War II commemoration that is Russia’s most significant holiday, with an unusually harsh speech, accusing the West of “hypocrisy and lies” and of inciting global conflicts, and warning that Russia’s nuclear weapons are always ready for war.
 

Israel seized control of the Rafah border crossing. The impact could be devastating
Thousands of Palestinians, including women and children, migrated from the neighborhoods in the east of Rafah and reaches the coastal side of the city of Deir al-Balah. Ashraf Amra/Anadolu via Getty…