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Syria vows to end US presence; Russia, Turkey warn over ‘border force’ plan

January 15, 2018 1:32 am
Syria vows to end US presence; Russia, Turkey warn over ‘border force’ plan

US military vehicles drive in the Syrian town of Darbasiya next to the Turkish border, April 28, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) Damascus says it is determined to end US military presence after Washington declared plans to build a 30,000-member “border force” in the Arab country that Russia says could lead to Syria’s partition. […]

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Moscow slams US Senate report on Russian President Vladimir Putin as ‘unfounded’

January 11, 2018 2:21 am
Moscow slams US Senate report on Russian President Vladimir Putin as ‘unfounded’

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov Russia has lambasted as “unfounded” a report released by the US Senate that accuses Moscow of carrying out disinformation campaigns to undermine democracies, including the Kremlin’s alleged meddling in the 2016 US presidential election. “We can only express our dismay with this continuing […]

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Russia’s security agency detains St. Petersburg supermarket bombing suspect

December 30, 2017 2:42 am
Russia’s security agency detains St. Petersburg supermarket bombing suspect

A police officer cordons off the site of a blast in a supermarket in Saint Petersburg, Russia, December 27, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Russia’s main domestic security agency says it has arrested an individual suspected of organizing and carrying out a bombing that injured 13 people in a Saint Petersburg […]

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Russia says US violating key arms treaty over missile system sale to Japan

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Russia says US violating key arms treaty over missile system sale to Japan

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov (Photo by Ria Novosti) Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov has accused the United States of breaching a major arms treaty, after Washington sold a missile system to Japan. “The US is deploying them (missile systems) at their military bases in Romania and Poland, […]

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Russia’s Supreme Court upholds ban barring Alexei Navalny from running for presidency

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Russia’s Supreme Court upholds ban barring Alexei Navalny from running for presidency

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny speaks in the studio of the radio station Echo of Moscow in the Russian capital Moscow, December 27, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) Russia’s Supreme Court has upheld a decision by the country’s Central Election Commission (CEC) to bar opposition leader Alexei Navalny from running for […]

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Daesh terror group claims Russia’s St. Petersburg supermarket bombing

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Daesh terror group claims Russia’s St. Petersburg supermarket bombing

Firefighters stand outside a supermarket after a blast in Saint Petersburg on December 27, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The Daesh terrorist group has claimed responsibility for an explosion that hit a supermarket in the Russian city of Saint Petersburg and left several people injured. The Takfiri outfit said in a […]

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Moscow says US probe of Russia is hurting relations

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Moscow says US probe of Russia is hurting relations

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov Russia says a US investigation into the alleged collusion between some American and Russian officials to influence last year’s US presidential election is a domestic affair for Washington, and it is hurting relations between the two countries. “We’ve repeatedly stated our position on the anti-Russian hysteria […]

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Russian President Vladimir Putin signs law toughening terrorist recruitment sentences

December 29, 2017 11:30 pm
Russian President Vladimir Putin signs law toughening terrorist recruitment sentences

Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with top officials from the Federation Council and the State Duma at the Kremlin in Moscow on December 25, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Russian President Vladimir Putin has officially approved a bill toughening punishment for the recruitment of terrorists amid fears of the return of […]

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Authorities in Russia to probe opposition figure Alexei Navalny over election boycott campaign

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Authorities in Russia to probe opposition figure Alexei Navalny over election boycott campaign

Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny delivers a speech during a meeting with his supporters in Moscow on December 24, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Authorities in Russia will launch a probe into whether opposition figure Alexei Navalny has violated Russian law by campaigning for a boycott of the next presidential election, […]

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Russia slams Japan’s deployment of US missiles

December 28, 2017 4:30 pm
Russia slams Japan’s deployment of US missiles

A US Navy warship test-launches a RIM-161 Standard Missile (SM-3), jointly developed with Japan, to shoot down North Korean missiles. (file photo) Russia has slammed Japan’s plans to deploy more US missile systems, saying the move hurts ties between Moscow and Tokyo and amounts to a breach of an arms […]

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Russian President Vladimir Putin says St. Petersburg blast was ‘terrorist’ attack

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Russian President Vladimir Putin says St. Petersburg blast was ‘terrorist’ attack

Russian President Vladimir Putin gives a speech during a ceremony at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, on December 28, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared that a recent bomb blast in a busy supermarket in Saint Petersburg was “a terrorist act.” “You know that yesterday, in […]

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Russian President Vladimir Putin submits documents for 2018 Kremlin race

December 27, 2017 11:36 pm
Russian President Vladimir Putin submits documents for 2018 Kremlin race

Russian President Vladimir Putin has handed in the required documents to run for re-election in Russia’s 2018 presidential vote. Putin, who has dominated Russia’s political landscape as either president or prime minister over the last 17 years, paid a visit on Wednesday to the Central Election Commission (CEC) and personally […]

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Russia ‘tests new intercontinental ballistic missile’

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Russia ‘tests new intercontinental ballistic missile’

This file photo shows military specialists walking past a Russian Topol intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) at the exposition field in Kubinka Patriot Park, outside Moscow, on August 22, 2017. (By AFP) Russia says it has successfully test-fired a new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). The Russian Defense Ministry said on Tuesday […]

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warns US over aggressive North Korea rhetoric

December 26, 2017 6:30 pm
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warns US over aggressive North Korea rhetoric

This file photo taken on April 12, 2017 shows Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (R) welcoming US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson before a meeting in Moscow. (Photo by AFP) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has warned the US against its “aggressive rhetoric” towards North Korea. During a Tuesday phone […]

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FBI fingerprint software could be bugged by Russians: Sources

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FBI fingerprint software could be bugged by Russians: Sources

The former employees of a subsidiary of the French firm Safran Group said the company secretly purchased code from the Russians. (File photo) The software the FBI and 18,000 other US law enforcement agencies use to analyze fingerprints may contain a Russian code placed by a French company after a secret deal […]

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