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Russia announces aid operation for Syria's besieged Aleppo

28 July 2016 | 0 comments

Syria regime ally Russia on Thursday announced a "large-scale" aid operation to allow civilians and fighters to flee besieged Aleppo, as the president offered an amnesty to rebels who surrender.The opposition,...

Google in hot water over Crimean street names

28 July 2016 | 0 comments

US tech giant Google came under fire on Thursday in Russia for "decommunising" street names in parts of Crimea, annexed from Ukraine two years ago, by using Ukrainian spellings."I think it's a short-sighted...

Clinton's challenge: counter Trump, earn voter respect

28 July 2016 | 0 comments

Hillary Clinton faces the test of a lifetime Thursday as she accepts the Democratic White House nomination in a defining speech aimed at prizing voters away from Donald Trump -- and convincing America...

Ukraine at UN says Putin's Crimea decree 'null and void'

28 July 2016 | 0 comments

Ukraine's UN ambassador on Thursday dismissed as "null and void" a decree by President Vladimir Putin incorporating annexed Crimea into the southern region of Russia.Volodymyr Yelchenko said he will ask...

OSCE urges against 'large-scale' strife in Ukraine

28 July 2016 | 0 comments

European monitors observing Ukraine's separatist conflict on Thursday urged pro-Russian rebels and government forces to avoid a return to "large-scale military operations", as ceasefire violations escalate...

Putin shuffles regional officials after customs chief axed

28 July 2016 | 0 comments

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday carried out a major reshuffle of top regional officials after the government sacked the country's scandal-tainted customs chief. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev...

Russia announces aid operation for Syria's besieged Aleppo

28 July 2016 | 0 comments

Syria regime ally Russia on Thursday announced a "large-scale" aid operation to allow civilians and fighters to flee besieged Aleppo, as the president offered an amnesty to rebels who surrender.Government...

CORRECTED: Snowplough driver admits guilt over fatal Total boss jet crash

28 July 2016 | 0 comments

A Russian snowplough driver on Thursday pleaded guilty to causing the fatal 2014 Moscow airport jet crash that killed the head of French oil giant Total.Total chairman and CEO Christophe de Margerie,...

Trump backtracks on Russia hack appeal as sarcasm

28 July 2016 | 0 comments

Donald Trump on Thursday sought douse the outcry provoked by his challenge to Russia to hack into Hillary Clinton's emails, by saying he was being sarcastic."Of course I'm being sarcastic," the Republican...

Snowplough driver admits guilt over fatal Total boss jet crash

28 July 2016 | 0 comments

A Russian snowplough driver on Thursday pleaded guilty to causing the fatal 2014 Moscow airport jet crash that killed the head of French oil giant Total.Total chairman and CEO Christophe de Margerie,...

Russian soldier jailed for 12 years over murder of Tajik woman

28 July 2016 | 0 comments

A military court at Russia's army base in Tajikistan has sentenced a soldier to 12 years in jail for the murder of a local woman, a Russian official said Thursday. "Senior lieutenant Ivan Sherbakov of...

Russia ditches customs boss after graft probe

28 July 2016 | 0 comments

The Russian government on Thursday ditched the head of the country's customs service after he was probed over graft accusations, sparking a reshuffle of top regional officials by President Vladimir Putin....

Russia announces aid operation for Syria's battered Aleppo

28 July 2016 | 0 comments

Syria ally Russia announced a "large-scale" aid operation Thursday for trapped civilians and opposition fighters fleeing the embattled northern city of Aleppo, as President Bashar al-Assad offered an...

Trial opens into Moscow jet crash that killed French oil boss

28 July 2016 | 0 comments

Russia on Thursday opened a trial over the 2014 death of the head of French oil giant Total when his jet collided with a snowplough on takeoff from a Moscow airport.Christophe de Margerie was killed along...

Russia says opening humanitarian corridors around Aleppo

28 July 2016 | 0 comments

Russia said on Thursday it had launched a "large-scale humanitarian operation" together with the Syrian government around the battered city of Aleppo to open humanitarian corridors for civilians and fleeing...

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