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Russian-backed Ukrainian church rejects unification

13 November 2018 | 0 comments

The Russian-controlled branch of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine said Tuesday that it would not participate in the establishment of a unified church there as Kiev seeks to cut spiritual ties with Moscow.The...

Russia blocked GPS data during NATO exercises: Norway

13 November 2018 | 0 comments

Oslo on Tuesday pointed a finger squarely at Russia, accusing it of jamming GPS signals in Norway's Far North when it hosted NATO's massive exercises in October and early November."We know that jamming...

Russia blocks return of IS militants' families: activist

13 November 2018 | 0 comments

A Chechen activist on Tuesday accused Russia's FSB security service of blocking attempts to bring back widows and children of Russian Islamic State group fighters from Syria and Iraq.Since last year,...

Crowdfund lifeline for Russia opposition magazine hit by record fine

13 November 2018 | 0 comments

Russia's only opposition magazine has crowdfunded almost $370,000 in four days to avoid bankruptcy and possible closure after it was hit with a record fine, its editor said on Tuesday. The New Times,...

Austrian spy suspect released from custody

13 November 2018 | 0 comments

An Austrian court on Tuesday released from custody a former colonel suspected of spying for Russia, but placed him under judicial supervision, it said.The case has soured relations between Moscow and...

Chemical weapons body faces 'difficult moment', new chief warns

13 November 2018 | 0 comments

The world's chemical arms watchdog is confronting a "difficult moment" after a series of recent attacks and a Russian spy scandal, the body's new chief told AFP Tuesday.In an interview days before a key...

NATO chief voices concern about Chinese missiles

13 November 2018 | 0 comments

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg on Tuesday voiced concern about Chinese as well as Russian medium-range missiles and urged Beijing to join an international nuclear arms control treaty."We see that China is...

Opposition chief Navalny says barred from leaving Russia

13 November 2018 | 0 comments

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said Tuesday he was prevented from flying out of Moscow for a European court ruling on whether his recent detentions have been politically motivated."Border guards...

Russia will boycott Davos if oligarchs kept out: PM

13 November 2018 | 0 comments

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Tuesday that no delegation would go to the Davos World Economic Forum in January if top tycoons including Oleg Deripaska were kept out of the prestigious...

Finnish PM: Jammed GPS signals may be work of Russia

12 November 2018 | 0 comments

Russia denied Monday being behind the recent disruption to GPS signals across Lapland which put civil aviation at risk, after Finland's prime minister said the interference was "almost certainly deliberate".Finnish...

US condemns 'sham' elections in 'Russia-controlled' Eastern Ukraine

12 November 2018 | 0 comments

The United States on Monday dismissed leadership elections in separatist-controlled areas of eastern Ukraine as a "sham" one day after voters cast their ballots."The United States joins our European Allies...

Field of WWII mines discovered near St Petersburg

12 November 2018 | 0 comments

Russian emergency services are defusing a field of WWII anti-tank mines that were discovered off a motorway leading to Saint Petersburg, police and a military-historical group said Monday. The wartime...

Saudi minister calls for 1 mln bpd global oil output cut

12 November 2018 | 0 comments

Saudi Arabia's energy minister called Monday for a global output cut of one million barrels per day to re-balance the market, as Riyadh unveiled plans to cut production by 500,000 bpd from December."The...

Separatist leaders voted back as Moscow cements hold on east Ukraine

12 November 2018 | 0 comments

Residents of Russian-backed areas of eastern Ukraine have voted to keep their incumbent separatist leaders, results showed Monday, cementing Moscow's hold on the disputed regions.Kiev and its Western...

Separatists voted back in as US denounces 'sham' east Ukraine polls

12 November 2018 | 0 comments

Residents of Russian-backed areas of eastern Ukraine have voted to keep their separatist leaders, results showed Monday, cementing Moscow's hold on the disputed regions.Kiev and its Western allies denounced...



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