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April 12, 2024 at 9:34 PM

Russian authorities announced mass evacuation for flood-hit city near Kazakhstan border

Authorities in the Russian city of Orenburg, near the border with Kazakhstan, have announced a mass evacuation from there after water levels in the Ural River rose further, threatening the area with more flooding
April 12, 2024 at 9:34 PM
Russian authorities announce evacuation for flood-hit city near Kazakhstan border
April 12, 2024 at 7:03 PM

Russia test-launches an intercontinental ballistic missile

The Russian military says it has conducted a successful test launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile
April 12, 2024 at 7:03 PM
Russia test-launches an intercontinental ballistic missile
April 11, 2024 at 7:32 PM

Russia ramps up strikes on Ukrainian energy infrastructure

Russian missiles and drones struck Kyiv's largest power plant last night and damaged other plants across the country.
April 11, 2024 at 7:32 PM
Russia ramps up strikes on Ukrainian energy infrastructure
April 11, 2024 at 3:30 PM

Posthumous memoir by Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny to be published Oct. 22

A memoir Alexei Navalny began working on in 2020 will be published this fall
April 11, 2024 at 3:30 PM
April 11, 2024 at 8:53 AM

Russian forces kill 2 suspected of plotting terror attacks, authorities say

Russian authorities say special forces killed two people suspected of plotting terror attacks in a shootout in the country’s south on Thursday
April 11, 2024 at 8:53 AM
Russian forces kill 2 suspected of plotting terror attacks, authorities say
April 11, 2024 at 2:46 AM

Water levels rise and homes flood in Russia after a dam bursts near the Kazakhstan border

Russian officials are scrambling to help homeowners displaced by floods, as water levels have risen in the Ural River
April 11, 2024 at 2:46 AM
April 10, 2024 at 9:18 PM

A Russian attack on a Ukrainian village kills a 14-year-old girl and two others, officials say

Authorities say a Russian attack has hit a grocery store and a pharmacy in a Ukrainian village close to the border with Russia, killing three people
April 10, 2024 at 9:18 PM
Russian attack on Ukrainian village kills 14-year-old girl, two others, officials say
April 10, 2024 at 9:59 AM

Inside Ukraine's wrecked power plants amid unprecedented Russian attacks: Reporter's notebook

Russia has destroyed 80% of Ukraine's thermal power plants in recent attacks, according to Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal.
April 10, 2024 at 9:59 AM
Inside Ukraine's wrecked power plants amid unprecedented Russian attacks
April 10, 2024 at 2:30 AM

China's Xi meets with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov in show of support against Western democracies

Chinese leader Xi Jinping met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in a sign of mutual support amid Moscow's invasion of Ukraine and shared opposition to Western democracies led by the U.S. No details of the meeting were immediately released, al...
April 10, 2024 at 2:30 AM
China's Xi meets with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov in show of support
April 9, 2024 at 1:58 PM

UN atomic watchdog says the status of Russian-occupied Ukraine nuclear plant is 'extremely serious'

The U.N.’s atomic watchdog says an explosion caused by an alleged drone attack at Europe’s largest nuclear plant in Ukraine poses no direct threat to its safety
April 9, 2024 at 1:58 PM
April 8, 2024 at 3:10 PM

Ukraine and Russia trade fresh accusations of targeting a major nuclear power plant

Russia and Ukraine are trading fresh accusations over renewed threats to Europe’s largest nuclear plant that has been caught up in the war
April 8, 2024 at 3:10 PM
Ukraine denies Russian claim it launched drone strikes on a major nuclear power plant
April 8, 2024 at 9:58 AM

Attacks on Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant significantly increase accident risk, IAEA head says

Ukrainian military drones struck the dome of the plant’s sixth power unit.
April 8, 2024 at 9:58 AM
Drones attack the Russian-held Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant
April 7, 2024 at 2:38 PM

Russia declares flood-hit Orenburg region a federal emergency with other regions under threat

State media say Russia’s government has declared the situation in flood-hit areas in the Orenburg region a federal emergency
April 7, 2024 at 2:38 PM
Russia declares flood-hit Orenburg region federal emergency with others under threat
April 7, 2024 at 9:26 AM

Witnessing the Israel-Hamas war from afar, in contrast to up-close in Ukraine: Reporter's notebook

Western reporters have largely had to watch and hear the incomprehensible level of suffering from a distance.
April 7, 2024 at 9:26 AM
Witnessing the Israel-Hamas war from afar: Reporter's notebook
April 6, 2024 at 3:34 PM

Russian missile strikes in Ukraine kill 8 and wound 12

Ukrainian officials say Russian forces have attacked Ukraine with drones and missiles overnight, and more strikes followed on Saturday afternoon, killing eight people and wounding 12 more
April 6, 2024 at 3:34 PM
Russian missile strikes on the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv kill 6 and wound 11
April 6, 2024 at 2:05 PM

Thousands are evacuated after floods break a dam in the Russian city of Orsk

Floods caused by rising water levels in the Ural River broke a dam in a city near Russia’s border with Kazakhstan, forcing some 2,000 people to evacuate, local authorities said
April 6, 2024 at 2:05 PM
Thousands are evacuated after floods break a dam in the Russian city of Orsk
April 6, 2024 at 1:30 PM

US intel warns of potential terrorist threat at gatherings after Moscow attack

ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack in Moscow that killed at least 144.
April 6, 2024 at 1:30 PM
US intel warns of potential terrorist threat at gatherings after Moscow attack
April 5, 2024 at 4:30 PM

Russian officials again try to link the Moscow concert attack with Ukraine despite Kyiv's denials

Russian authorities have again tried to link the deadly attack on a Moscow concert hall to Ukraine, saying one of the detained suspects had photos on his phone depicting troops in camouflage uniforms with the Ukrainian flag
April 5, 2024 at 4:30 PM
April 1, 2024 at 6:46 PM

Russian crews end 2-week rescue effort to reach 13 miners in a collapsed mine and declare them dead

Authorities in Russia’s Far East have called off a two-week-long rescue effort to reach 13 workers trapped deep underground in a collapsed gold mine and declared them dead
April 1, 2024 at 6:46 PM
Russian officials end efforts to reach 13 workers in a collapsed gold mine
April 1, 2024 at 10:12 AM

Pope Francis presides over Easter Sunday Mass, calls for cease-fires in Israel-Hamas and Russia-Ukraine conflicts

Francis, 87, had skipped a Good Friday ceremony so that he'd be able to attend the Sunday Mass, the Vatican press office said in a statement on Friday.
April 1, 2024 at 10:12 AM
Pope Francis presides over Easter Sunday Mass
March 31, 2024 at 10:50 PM

Islamic State has been growing ‘unabated’ in Afghanistan: Retired Gen. Frank McKenzie

ABC News’ Martha Raddatz interviews former CENTCOM Commander Gen. Frank McKenzie on “This Week.”
March 31, 2024 at 10:50 PM
Islamic State has been growing ‘unabated’ in Afghanistan: Retired Gen. Frank McKenzie
March 31, 2024 at 6:38 PM

France will deliver hundreds of armored vehicles to Ukraine, defense minister says

It's part of a new package of military aid in the third year of war with Russia.
March 31, 2024 at 6:38 PM
March 31, 2024 at 5:41 PM

2 dead as Russia launches attacks on Ukraine's energy infrastructure

A Russian cruise missile struck infrastructure in Ukraine’s western Lviv region.
March 31, 2024 at 5:41 PM
March 31, 2024 at 5:20 PM

Ukrainian Archbishop Gudziak to Americans: ‘We need your help’

ABC News’ Martha Raddatz interviews Metropolitan Archbishop Borys Gudziak of the Ukrainian Catholic Church on “This Week.”
March 31, 2024 at 5:20 PM
Ukrainian Archbishop Gudziak to Americans: ‘We need your help’
March 31, 2024 at 4:25 PM

Former top general warns of 'inevitable' threats to US from Islamic State in wake of Moscow attack

ISIS has a "strong desire" to attack the U.S. and other foreign powers -- a threat that is only growing -- retired Gen. Frank McKenzie warned on Sunday
March 31, 2024 at 4:25 PM
Former top general warns of 'inevitable' threats to US from ISIS after Moscow attack
March 30, 2024 at 4:22 PM

Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich marks 1 year in Russian prison

Friday marks a year since Russia arrested Evan Gershkovich, the Wall Street Journal reporter held on fabricated spying charges.
March 30, 2024 at 4:22 PM
Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich marks 1 year in Russian prison
March 29, 2024 at 9:46 PM

1 year since journalist Evan Gershkovich was detained in Russia

Shelby Holliday, senior video correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, talks about the campaign to get her colleague Evan Gershkovich, being held on espionage charges, freed from Russian detention.
March 29, 2024 at 9:46 PM
1 year since journalist Evan Gershkovich was detained in Russia
March 29, 2024 at 8:11 PM

Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich marks 1 year in Russian prison

Gershkovich is being held on spying charges the U.S. denounced as false.
March 29, 2024 at 8:11 PM
Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich marks 1 year in Russian prison
March 29, 2024 at 6:33 PM

Biden, top lawmakers denounce Russia's yearlong detention of Evan Gershkovich

President Joe Biden and top lawmakers are condemning Russia's wrongful detention of journalist Evan Gershkovich and reiterating their commitment to bringing him home.
March 29, 2024 at 6:33 PM
Biden, top lawmakers denounce Russia's yearlong detention of Evan Gershkovich
March 27, 2024 at 10:57 AM

WSJ reporter Evan Gershkovich's detention in Russia extended to June 30

Evan Gershkovich was arrested in March 2023 and accused of "acting on the instructions of the American side" and collecting state secrets about the military.
March 27, 2024 at 10:57 AM
WSJ reporter Evan Gershkovich's detention in Russia extended to June 30
March 27, 2024 at 12:05 AM

Russian court extends Evan Gershkovich's detention

The Wall Street Journal reporter appeared in a court to appeal his jail sentence, but the court ordered him to remain behind bars until June 30.
March 27, 2024 at 12:05 AM
Russian court extends Evan Gershkovich's detention
March 26, 2024 at 12:23 AM

Four suspects in custody in Moscow concert terror attack

Two of the suspects have reportedly pleaded guilty after Friday's terror attack at a Moscow concert venue that has left over 130 people dead.
March 26, 2024 at 12:23 AM
Four suspects in custody in Moscow concert terror attack
March 25, 2024 at 10:29 PM

Death toll in Moscow terrorist attack continues to rise

Russian President Vladimir Putin has cast doubt over whether ISIS acted alone in Friday’s deadly attack. Martha Raddatz says the U.S. is confident Ukraine had no involvement.
March 25, 2024 at 10:29 PM
Death toll in Moscow terrorist attack continues to rise
March 25, 2024 at 3:11 PM

Parents of reporter Evan Gershkovich speak out on his yearlong detainment

This week marks one year since Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich was arrested in Russia on espionage charges while on a reporting trip, but his parents say they are still “optimistic.”
March 25, 2024 at 3:11 PM
Parents of reporter Evan Gershkovich speak out on his yearlong detainment
March 25, 2024 at 2:02 PM

At least 137 killed, hundreds more wounded in Moscow concert massacre

ABC News’ Martha Raddatz reports on ISIS claiming responsibility for one of Russia’s deadliest attacks in decades.
March 25, 2024 at 2:02 PM
At least 137 killed, hundreds more wounded in Moscow concert massacre
March 25, 2024 at 11:58 AM

Parents of reporter Evan Gershkovich speak out 1 year into his Russian detainment: Exclusive

This week marks one year since Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich was arrested on espionage charges in Russia while on a reporting trip.
March 25, 2024 at 11:58 AM
Parents of reporter Evan Gershkovich speak out on his yearlong detainment: Exclusive
March 25, 2024 at 11:50 AM

2 terror attack suspects plead guilty in Moscow court, as Putin questions motives

Putin claimed that following the terrorist attack the suspects headed towards the Ukrainian border, a claim for which neither Putin nor the Kremlin provided evidence.
March 25, 2024 at 11:50 AM
2 terror attack suspects plead guilty in Moscow court
March 25, 2024 at 11:18 AM

4 suspects charged, as Russian diplomat says US didn't pass along 'concrete' info before Moscow attack

"Nothing was passed," Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov told Russian state media.
March 25, 2024 at 11:18 AM
4 suspects charged in Moscow terror attack, Russian news agency says
March 25, 2024 at 1:16 AM

A day of mourning in Russia after concert hall attack

On Sunday, Russia held a national day of mourning in memory of the lives lost in Friday’s concert hall attack.
March 25, 2024 at 1:16 AM
A day of mourning in Russia after concert hall attack
March 24, 2024 at 9:14 PM

Evan Gershkovich’s parents ‘optimistic’ about son’s case

The parents of WSJ reporter Evan Gershkovich spoke exclusively to George Stephanopoulos on the first anniversary of their son's detainment.
March 24, 2024 at 9:14 PM
Evan Gershkovich’s parents ‘optimistic’ about son’s case
March 24, 2024 at 9:13 PM

ISIS claims responsibility for concert hall attack in Moscow

ABC News’ Martha Raddatz breaks down the latest in the Moscow concert hall attack on “This Week.”
March 24, 2024 at 9:13 PM
ISIS claims responsibility for concert hall attack in Moscow
March 24, 2024 at 6:09 PM

Moscow terror attack: 4 gunmen arrested, death toll rises to 137

Gunmen opened fire in Crocus City Hall Friday, killing and injuring hundreds.
March 24, 2024 at 6:09 PM
Moscow terror attack: Putin vows retribution as 4 arrested
March 24, 2024 at 2:20 PM

Putin vows ‘retribution’ after deadly terror attack at concert hall

Russia is observing a day of mourning for the victims after a concert hall terror attack left more than 130 dead. Russian President Vladimir Putin vows retribution as the search for survivors begins.
March 24, 2024 at 2:20 PM
Putin vows ‘retribution’ after deadly terror attack at concert hall
March 24, 2024 at 1:46 AM

Police search rubble for possible survivors of Moscow terror attack

Terror group ISIS-K has claimed responsibility for the attack which saw gunmen open fire inside a concert hall and set off explosives that left at least 130 people dead.
March 24, 2024 at 1:46 AM
Police search rubble for possible survivors of Moscow terror attack
March 24, 2024 at 1:19 AM

ISIS claims responsibility in deadly attack on Russia's Crocus City Hall

Several gunmen burst into the concert hall and opened fire with automatic weapons, Russian state media reported.
March 24, 2024 at 1:19 AM
ISIS claims responsibility in deadly attack on Russia's Crocus City Hall attack
March 23, 2024 at 3:51 PM

Over 100 killed in attack on Russian music hall

Four suspects have been arrested as ISIS claims responsibility for attack.
March 23, 2024 at 3:51 PM
Over 100 killed in attack on Russian music hall
March 23, 2024 at 2:16 AM

Potential reasons and consequences of deadly Russia attack

ABC News’ Victor Oquendo spoke with Julia Ioffe, founding partner and Washington correspondent at Puck, about potential reasons behind the attack in Moscow and the possible consequences for Putin.
March 23, 2024 at 2:16 AM
Potential reasons and consequences of deadly Russia attack
March 23, 2024 at 12:29 AM

Mass casualties reported after terror attack in Russia

At least 40 people were killed and over 100 others were injured in a shooting and explosion at Moscow's Crocus City Hall, Russian officials said.
March 23, 2024 at 12:29 AM
Mass casualties reported after terror attack in Russia
March 23, 2024 at 12:26 AM

White House aware of incident in Moscow

Americans in Moscow should avoid large gatherings, according to National Security Council spokesperson John Kirby.
March 23, 2024 at 12:26 AM
White House aware of incident in Moscow
March 22, 2024 at 8:16 PM

Shooting at concert hall in Moscow

There has been a shooting at a concert hall in Moscow, according to Russian state media. ABC News' Tom Soufi Burridge reports.
March 22, 2024 at 8:16 PM
Shooting at concert hall in Moscow
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