Russia must end torture, prosecute prison guards – UN

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Aug 10 : Russia must halt torture of detainees and prosecute the perpetrators, including prison guards caught on video beating an inmate, United Nations human rights investigators said on Friday. The UN Committee against Torture, in a rare move, told Russian authorities to report back in a year on progress in […]

Russia tells Washington curbs on its banks would be act of economic war

By Andrew Osborn and Andrey Ostroukh MOSCOW, Aug 10 : Russia warned the United States on Friday it would regard any U.S. move to curb the activities of its banks as a declaration of economic war which it would retaliate against, stepping up a war of words with Washington over spiralling sanctions. The warning, from […]

Russia must rein in torture, prosecute prison guards – UN

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Aug 10 : Russia must halt frequent torture of detainees and prosecute perpetrators, including prison guards caught on video beating an inmate that led to a public outcry, United Nations human rights investigators said on Friday. The UN Committee against Torture, in a rare move, told Russian authorities to report back […]

Russian market pares losses under threat of new sanctions

By Andrey Ostroukh MOSCOW, Aug 9 : Russian authorities played down the importance of new U.S. sanctions, saying they have tools to maintain financial stability, after a new round of U.S. penalties sent the rouble plunging to a two-year low. The Trump administration said overnight that fresh sanctions were needed after it determined Moscow had […]

Manafort’s accountants to take spotlight in trial’s third day

By Nathan Layne Undated, Aug 2 : The trial of U.S. President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort is set to shift focus to the accountants who prepared years of his allegedly false tax returns as the court battle heads into its third day on Thursday. Prosecutors have spent the first two days of […]

Southeast Asia seek cybersecurity deal with Russia after series of hacks

By John Geddie and Manuel Mogato SINGAPORE/MANILA, Aug 2 : Southeast Asian nations hope to strike a joint agreement on cybersecurity in coming days with Russia, accused by the United States of meddling in its elections, after a series of high-profile hacks in the region. The draft of a document seen by Reuters discusses formalising […]