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Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech during a session of the Russian Energy Week international forum in Moscow, Russia October 3, 2018.

In a fiery warning to rivals, Putin says any country that nukes Russia will ‘drop dead’

Boasting that Russia's nuclear arsenal has already surpassed its competitors, Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a fire and brimstone warning to his nuclear rivals Thursday.
President Donald Trump has defended Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman amid allegations his government had Washington Post reporter Jamal Khashoggi killed.

Trump is placing his trust in someone who is either lying, or can’t stop his henchmen from brutally killing journalists

The details surrounding Khashoggi's disappearance are harrowing and deeply disturbing, but President Donald Trump has largely stood by the Saudi leadership despite the troubling allegations it faces.

Saudi Arabia takes a page out of Putin’s playbook with a baffling response to Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance

The Saudi-owned Al Arabiya TV channel aired a segment on Thursday claiming that 15 men, identified in Turkish media as suspects in the Saudi critic Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance, were tourists. This form of denial appears to be taking a page out of Russia's playbook in the Sergei Skripal case.

Vladimir Putin told Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father to cut him some slack after he incited a riot at UFC 229

Russian President Vladimir Putin has expressed his sympathy for Khabib Nurmagomedov after the Russian fighter lost his cool at UFC 229, where he beat Conor McGregor by submission in the fourth round.
Russian military leaders have reportedly called its intelligence service "deeply incompetent" after a series of high-profile blunders. Here's a composite image of Russian President Vladimir Putin and the two suspects behind the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal in Salisbury earlier this year.

Russian military reportedly unhappy with a series of embarrassing blunders by its spies abroad

Russia's military leaders are reportedly angry that GRU agents were exposed in the nerve agent poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal in England and an attempted cyberattack on the global chemical weapons watchdog earlier this year.
Khabib Nurmagomedov.

‘Putin is very proud of me’ — Khabib Nurmagomedov talks to the press after the wild brawl that followed his submission win over Cono...

Khabib Nurmagomedov submitted Conor McGregor in the fourth round of a thrilling fight, jumped the octagon fence and reportedly incited a wild brawl cageside at UFC 229. Nurmagomedov was escorted out of the arena by police and told the press that Vladimir Putin is proud of him.
Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile systems taking part in the Victory Day parade at Red Square in Moscow, May 9, 2015.

Russia is about to sell a US ally billions of dollars in weapons, and Trump may have to respond

The US has already hit China with sanctions for buying Russian weapons, and even though the US wants better ties with India, it may have to impose more sanctions if Delhi buys Moscow's marquee air-defense system.
Ruslan Boshirov, one of the men accused of poisoning former Russian spy Sergei Skripal in March, was identified by

Putin’s ‘tourist’ accused of nerve agent attack turns out to be a highly decorated Russian intelligence officer

The UK accused two Russian men of poisoning a former Russian spy in England earlier this year. One of the men, known as "Ruslan Boshirov," has been identified as Col. Anatoliy Chepiga, a high-ranking intelligence official in Russia, disproving Moscow's claim that they were civilians.

One of Vladimir Putin’s most prominent critics was released from jail, arrested on his way out, and sentenced to another 20 days in detention

One of Russian President Vladimir Putin's most outspoken critics, Alexei Navalny, was released from jail only to be re-arrested on his way out. Navalny, had been detained for organizing an unauthorized rally. He was locked up again for damages done to a police car during one of those events.
15 Russians died on Tuesday when its ally, Syria, shot down an Il-20.

The loss of a Russian plane in Syria reveals how Putin is strangely powerless to protect his own troops

Russia's ally Syria shot down one of its planes on Tuesday, and it exposes how Russian President Vladimir Putin is strangely powerless to protect his own people or do much more than enforce the status quo.