Articles tagged 'russia'

Russia, Zim ink military deal 9 March 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe and Russia plan to develop military-technical cooperation, in which the eastern European country would intensify its supply of weapons to the Zimbabwean army. This came out during meetings between President Emmerson Mnangagwa and Russian Foreign minister Sergey Lavrov in Hara...
Russians eye Zim diamonds 9 March 2018 HARARE - Visiting Russian Foreign minister Sergey Lavrov says top Russian mining firms are interested in investing in the Zimbabwean diamond industry. Addressing a press conference soon after meeting with President Emmerson Mnangagwa in Harare yesterday, Lavrov said three of the companies, Alr...
Trump 'to be questioned under oath' in Russia probe 25 January 2018 WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would "love" to be questioned under oath by Russia collusion prosecutor Robert Mueller, saying it could happen in the coming weeks. Trump confirmed that his lawyers are in discussion with Mueller, who is leading the investigation into...
Putin orders US diplomatic staff to leave Russia 31 July 2017 MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced that 755 staff must leave US diplomatic missions, in retaliation for new US sanctions against Moscow. The decision to expel staff was made on Friday, but Mr Putin has now confirmed the number who must go by 1 September. It brings staff...
Trump, Putin meet face to face for first time 7 July 2017 HAMBURG - US President Donald Trump is to meet his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, for the first time at a G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. They have both said they want to repair ties damaged by the crises in Syria and Ukraine, as well as Russia's alleged meddling in the US election. C...
Trump accuses Obama of inaction 25 June 2017 NEW YORK - President Donald Trump has accused his predecessor Barack Obama of inaction over alleged Russian interference in the US election in 2016. Mr Trump said Mr Obama had learned well before the 8 November poll about the accusations and "did nothing". His comments followed an article i...
High Court dismisses diamond firm, ex-workers row 9 June 2017 HARARE - The High Court has dismissed a bid by 174 ex-employees of Russian mining firm DTZ-OZGEO seeking to attach the company's property to recover a collective amount of $390 000 owed in salary arrears. The dispute erupted after the firm's mining operations in Chiadzwa were halted by governm...
Embattled Trump says he is treated 'unfairly' 18 May 2017 NEW YORK - An embattled Donald Trump complained on Wednesday that no US leader had been treated "more unfairly", as top Republican lawmakers demanded the facts on the swirling scandals convulsing his presidency. The White House has been thrown into turmoil by a succession of stunning allegatio...
US strikes Syria 7 April 2017 ALLEPO - The US has carried out a missile strike against a Syrian air base in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack on a rebel-held town. Fifty-nine Tomahawk cruise missiles were fired from two US Navy ships in the Mediterranean. Six people were killed, the Syrian army said. It...
Putin 'sought to help' Trump in US vote 7 January 2017 MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin sought to help Donald Trump win the presidential election, a US intelligence report says. The unclassified report says the Russian leader "ordered" a campaign aimed at influencing the election. Moscow has not commented, but Russia has previously den...
Obama expels 35 Russian diplomats 30 December 2016 LONDON - The Obama administration on Thursday announced its retaliation for Russian efforts to interfere with the US presidential election, ordering sweeping new sanctions that included the expulsion of 35 Russians. US intelligence services believe Russia ordered cyber-attacks on the Democrati...
Putin's Russia used Syria as live-fire training: US 22 December 2016 NEW YORK - The US army's commander in Europe has accused Russia of using its military campaign in Syria as a "live-fire training opportunity". Lt Gen Ben Hodges said Russia's "disregard for civilian casualties... is not the conduct of a nation that wants to be treated like a superpower". Ru...
Obama warns Putin 17 December 2016 WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has said that he ordered Russia's Vladimir Putin to "cut it out" in a conversation about email hacking ahead of the US election. Implying that the Russian president knew about the hacks, Mr Obama said: "Not much happens in Russia without Vladimir Putin." ...
Sables get down to business 25 November 2016 HARARE - The Zimbabwe senior men rugby side, fresh from the Regal Hotels Four Nations Cup in Hong Kong, will continue with their preparations for the Africa Cup and not wait for the routine camping that is usually done just before crucial assignments. The Sables finished in third place at the ...
Sables finish 3rd in Hong Kong 22 November 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe XVs senior men rugby coach Cyprian Mandenge said he is pleased to have achieved some of the objectives they set out during the Regal Hotels Cup in Hong Kong. The Sables finished the tournament in third place after losses to Russia (19-15) and Hong Kong (34-11) before defeatin...
Sables seek strong finish 19 November 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe XVs senior men’s rugby side will be looking to end the Regal Hotels Cup of Nations on a high by beating debutants Papua New Guinea in their last match at the Hong Kong Football Ground today. The Sables saw their hopes of making it into this year’s final of the Four Nations Cu...
Weapon karateka off to Russia 15 November 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe’s weapon karateka Wilfred Mashaya has been invited to represent the country at the International Kobudo competition and Samurai Show to be held in Moscow, Russia from November 18 to 21. Kobudo is a system of martial arts in which practitioners use swords, nunchaku, sai, woode...
US accuses Russia of 'barbarism' in Syria 26 September 2016 ALEPPO - The US ambassador to the UN has accused Russia of "barbarism" over the bombing of the Syrian city of Aleppo. At an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council, Samantha Power said Russia had told the council outright lies about its conduct in Syria. She said Russia and the Syrian ...
Shock as Putin fires chief of staff 13 August 2016 MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin has demoted one of his closest allies in a rare and dramatic shake-up of Russia's top leadership. Sergei Ivanov, Mr Putin's chief of staff, was relieved of his duties in a televised meeting in the Kremlin on Friday. He will retain his seat on the Security C...
Putin offers Turkey closer ties 9 August 2016 MOSCOW - Russia is ready to restore economic co-operation and other ties with Turkey, President Vladimir Putin has told his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in St Petersburg. It is Mr Erdogan's first foreign visit since an attempted coup last month. Mr Erdogan thanked Mr Putin, sayi...
Rio banned from Rio paralympics 7 August 2016 RIO DE JANEIRO - Russian athletes are banned from competing at the Rio 2016 Paralympics following the country's doping scandal. The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) had opened suspension proceedings following the McLaren report, and has now confirmed the ban. The report, published l...
Putin warns he'll retaliate against U.S missiles 29 May 2016 MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russia will retaliate against the placement of U.S. missiles in nearby countries such as Romania, according to Russia's state-run news agency TASS. The United States launched a ground-based missile defense system earlier this month in Romania. The...
Hero's welcome for Manyuchi 10 May 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwean boxer Charles Manyuchi arrived back home yesterday to a hero's welcome after winning the World Boxing Council (WBC) welterweight (silver) title against Dmitry Mikhaylenko in Russia on Friday night. The 26-year-old won the bout via a unanimous decision after all three judges...
Zim thanks Russia for 2008 UN veto 3 May 2016 HARARE - Foreign Affairs minister Simbarashe Mumbengegwi has thanked Russia for shielding Zimbabwe from international sanctions over an opposition crackdown that followed President Robert Mugabe's controversial 2008 poll run-off victory against his opponent, Morgan Tsvangirai, who pulled out citi...
Russia to exhibit at ZITF 19 April 2016 BULAWAYO - Russia is set to hold its inaugural exhibition during this year’s Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) edition due in two weeks’ time. The exhibition curated by the Tatarstan Export Corporation, will present an extensive exhibition of Russian industrial achievements across a var...