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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Washington’s election meddling claim mere ‘blabber’

February 17, 2018 1:05 am
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Washington’s election meddling claim mere ‘blabber’

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov gives a speech during the Munich Security Conference on February 17, 2018 in Munich, southern Germany. (Photo by AFP) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has once again firmly rejected as mere “blabber” Washington’s claim that Moscow interfered in the 2016 US presidential election in favor of President […]

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US blocking United Nations Security Council resolution for independent Syria chemical attacks probe: Russia

February 10, 2018 1:02 pm
US blocking United Nations Security Council resolution for independent Syria chemical attacks probe: Russia

Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzia (Photo by AFP) Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzia says he does not see chances the UN Security Council could adopt any time soon a Russian-drafted resolution on a probe into the use of chemical weapons in Syria, blaming the US for […]

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Russians penetrated US election systems, top US official claims

February 8, 2018 12:29 am
Russians penetrated US election systems, top US official claims

Jeanette Manfra, chief cyber-security official for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), speaks during a briefing at the White House in Washington, DC, December 19, 2017. (AFP photo) A senior US intelligence official claims the Russians successfully penetrated the voter registration rolls of several US states prior to the 2016 […]

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Pentagon unveils nuclear arms policy with focus on Russia

February 3, 2018 7:50 am
Pentagon unveils nuclear arms policy with focus on Russia

An atmospheric nuclear test conducted by the United States at Enewetak Atoll, Marshall Islands, on 1 November 1952. (Photo via US Government) The Pentagon has released a new nuclear arms policy that aims to revamp US nuclear arsenal and develop new low-yield atomic weapons. The latest policy was revealed on […]

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New US sanctions move attempt to influence presidential election: Russia

January 29, 2018 8:46 am
New US sanctions move attempt to influence presidential election: Russia

A woman pushes a stroller while passing by a billboard with an image of Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and lettering “Strong president – Strong Russia!” in Simferopol, Crimea, on January 18, 2018. (Photo by AFP) The sanctions report expected to be released imminently by the United States against Russia intends […]

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International Paralympic Committee bans Russia from Pyeongchang Paralympics over doping, exempts certain athletes

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International Paralympic Committee bans Russia from Pyeongchang Paralympics over doping, exempts certain athletes

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin watches the downhill ski competition at the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, Russia, on March 8, 2014. (Photo by AP) Russia will not be represented at the upcoming Paralympic games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, over doping records of the country’s athletes in the past, but certain […]

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Russia opposition leader Alexei Navalny freed without charges after brief detention

January 28, 2018 4:23 am
Russia opposition leader Alexei Navalny freed without charges after brief detention

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny speaks during an interview with AFP at the office of his Anti-corruption Foundation (FBK) in Moscow on January 16, 2018. (Photos by AFP) Russian opposition Leader Alexei Navalny has been released without charges several hours after he was detained by police during a rally. Navalny’s […]

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Russia blasts ‘absurd’ US sanctions against Moscow

January 26, 2018 11:18 am
Russia blasts ‘absurd’ US sanctions against Moscow

Cars drive in front of the headquarters of Russia’s lower house of parliament, the State Duma, in Moscow on December 4, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Russia has vowed to give a proper “response” to the “absurd” US sanctions against Moscow, shortly after Washington imposed a new round of bans over Russia’s alleged […]

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US imposes sanctions on Russian firms, individuals

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US imposes sanctions on Russian firms, individuals

The US Treasury Department building in Washington, DC The United States has expanded its sanctions against Russia by adding more individuals and companies to its blacklist because of what Washington calls Moscow’s continued interference in Ukraine. The US Treasury Department announced on Friday it had added 21 people and nine companies to […]

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Russia: The United States seeks Syria breakup, not political resolution of crisis

January 25, 2018 8:20 am
Russia: The United States seeks Syria breakup, not political resolution of crisis

Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova Russia has accused the US of not contributing to a political settlement of the Syria crisis but rather seeking to divide the war-torn Arab country. Speaking at a news briefing on Thursday, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova cited a recent speech by US Secretary of […]

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Russian President Vladimir Putin calls on Eurasian Economic Union to go digital to expedite growth

January 19, 2018 2:11 am
Russian President Vladimir Putin calls on Eurasian Economic Union to go digital to expedite growth

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has called on the member states of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) to work over the development of digital economy to help expedite the Union’s growth. Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for the development of the whole digital economy of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) […]

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Moscow says the United States leaking Russian diplomats’ bank data

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Moscow says the United States leaking Russian diplomats’ bank data

A view taken on November 23, 2017 shows the main building of the Russian Foreign Ministry in Moscow. (Photo by AFP) Russia says the United States has been leaking to the media the confidential financial data of the Russian diplomats based in America, thereby violating their privacy and diplomatic immunity. […]

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Ukraine seeks ‘new war’ by calling Russia aggressor: Kremlin

January 18, 2018 1:34 am
Ukraine seeks ‘new war’ by calling Russia aggressor: Kremlin

Ukrainian gunners fire from the artillery guns during a military drill on the shooting range not far from the small city of Divychky, some 80 kilometers from the capital Kiev, on October 26, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Russia has accused Ukraine of preparing for a new war after Ukrainian legislators […]

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Ukrainian lawmakers passes bill to retake control of eastern regions from Russia-backed forces

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Ukrainian lawmakers passes bill to retake control of eastern regions from Russia-backed forces

Ukrainian lawmakers have passed a bill to take back control of the country’s eastern territories from Russia-backed forces. The bill, which was ratified Thursday, described Russia as an “aggressor country” and claimed that the Donetsk and Lugansk regions had been “temporarily occupied” by Russia. The bill reiterated that Kiev needed to […]

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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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