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Putin's ex-minister risks decade in jail over $2 mn 'bribe'

15 December 2017 | 0 comments

A Russian court is set to rule Friday in the high-profile trial of former economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev, who is accused of taking a bribe from an oil boss close to President Vladimir Putin.Prosecutors...

Putin, Trump discussed North Korea in phone call: Kremlin

14 December 2017 | 0 comments

Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the crisis over North Korea's nuclear programme with US counterpart Donald Trump in a phone call Thursday, the Kremlin said.The two heads of state discussed...

US jets intercept Russian warplanes in Syria: Pentagon

14 December 2017 | 0 comments

A pair of US warplanes intercepted two Russia jets over a part of Syria they were not supposed to be operating in, the Pentagon said Thursday.At one point during Wednesday's incident, the American F-22...

EU leaders agree to roll over Russia sanctions: Tusk

14 December 2017 | 0 comments

EU leaders on Thursday agreed to extend tough economic sanctions against Russia over its meddling in Ukraine for six months, EU President Donald Tusk said."EU united on roll-over of economic sanctions...

Putin welcomes US 'awareness of reality' in N. Korea crisis

14 December 2017 | 0 comments

Russian president Vladimir Putin said Thursday that he welcomed the United States' "awareness of reality" in the North Korea crisis after Washington announced it was ready for talks with Pyongyang without...

Putin says Russians do not want Ukraine-style 'coup'

14 December 2017 | 0 comments

President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said Russians "do not want and will not stand for" a Ukraine-style coup as he responded to a question from a rival presidential candidate at his annual press conference."Do...

Putin says Arctic exploration a priority for Russia

14 December 2017 | 0 comments

President Vladimir Putin said Thursday he regards Arctic exploration a priority for Russia, but added it should also respect nature.Speaking at his annual end of year conference on Thursday, Putin stressed...

Two astronauts, cosmonaut return from five-month ISS mission

14 December 2017 | 0 comments

Two astronauts, from the US and Italy, and a Russian cosmonaut on Thursday landed in Kazakhstan after almost five months on the International Space Station, footage from the Russian space agency showed....

'Candidate Putin' makes first appearance at annual press conference

14 December 2017 | 0 comments

Russian President Vladimir Putin kicked off an annual press conference Thursday, his first major public appearance since announcing he would seek a new six-year term in March 2018 elections.The marathon...

Putin says Trump opponents 'made up' Russia vote interference

14 December 2017 | 0 comments

Opponents of Donald Trump made up allegations of Russian interference in last year's US elections to discredit him, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at his annual press conference Thursday. "All...

US, Britain, France seek details on Russian arms to C. Africa

13 December 2017 | 0 comments

The United States, Britain and France on Wednesday asked that a Russian request to send light arms to the Central African Republic be put on hold as they seek more information on the shipments, diplomats...

Facebook accused of inaction over Russian ads in Brexit vote

13 December 2017 | 0 comments

A senior British MP on Wednesday accused Facebook of failing to seriously investigate possible Russian influence in the Brexit vote, after it found just three adverts linked to a known propaganda group.Damian...

Greek court orders extradition of Russian Bitcoin suspect to US

13 December 2017 | 0 comments

Greece's Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered that a Russian accused of laundering $4 billion using bitcoin digital currency be extradited to the United States, a court source said.Greece's justice minister...

Gambia denies deal for land 'to revive Russian empire'

13 December 2017 | 0 comments

The West African state of The Gambia has angrily denied claims it reached a deal with monarchist Russian politician Anton Bakov, who is seeking land in an oddball scheme to revive the Romanov Empire.Bakov...

US urges talks with North Korea 'without preconditions'

13 December 2017 | 0 comments

The United States is ready to talk to North Korea "without preconditions" but remains determined to force it to abandon its nuclear arsenal, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday.China and Russia...



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