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When your fidget spinner isn't enough...

Thursday, June 22nd 2017, 12:10

A group of Russian motor enthusiasts found the handheld fidget spinner wasn't doing it for them, so they have tried to make a version out of cars.
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Syria conflict: Australia resumes anti-IS air raids

Thursday, June 22nd 2017, 5:30
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Is

A temporary suspension was declared after Russia warned it would treat coalition jets as potential targets.
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Russian defence minister's plane 'buzzed' by Nato jet

Wednesday, June 21st 2017, 18:47

But a Russian escort jet then intervenes, chasing away the Nato aircraft, Russian media reports say.
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US official: Russia 'hacked' 21 US states in election

Wednesday, June 21st 2017, 16:43
related countries: United States United States

A US official confirms nearly two dozen states were targeted in the US election hack.
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Russian jet 'flies 5ft from US spy plane' over Baltic Sea

Wednesday, June 21st 2017, 12:55
related countries: United States United States
related places: Moscow

The US accuses the Russian pilot of making an "unsafe" manoeuvre, but Moscow disputes that account.
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European Court blasts Russia 'gay propaganda' law

Tuesday, June 20th 2017, 14:18

Russia's "gay propaganda" law encourages homophobia, the European human rights court rules.
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Syria conflict: Australia suspends anti-IS raids

Tuesday, June 20th 2017, 10:34
related countries: Australia Australia, United States United States

The decision comes as Russia warns that it will treat US-led coalition jets as potential targets.
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Britons held in Finland after going to Russia for beer

Tuesday, June 20th 2017, 9:45
related countries: Finland Finland

Orienteering team can't resist the lure of cheap beer over the Finland-Russia border.
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Syria conflict: Russia issues warning after US coalition downs jet

Monday, June 19th 2017, 21:11
related countries: United States United States
related places: Moscow

Moscow says it will track US-led coalition aircraft as targets, and halts a communications channel.
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Trump says he is under investigation in Russia inquiry

Friday, June 16th 2017, 17:15

In a tweet, the president seems to accuse the deputy attorney general of a "Witch Hunt" against him.
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Islamic State leader Baghdadi 'may have been killed by Russia'

Friday, June 16th 2017, 13:22
related places: Is

Russia says it is investigating whether Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi died in a 28 May air strike in Raqqa.
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Trump-Russia inquiry: Vice-President Pence hires lawyer

Friday, June 16th 2017, 1:06

The counsel will deal with probes into possible ties between President Trump's campaign and Russia.
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Fever pitch

Thursday, June 15th 2017, 21:52

Football fever rises in Russia ahead of the curtain-raiser tournament for 2018's World Cup.
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Putin makes fun of Comey's testimony about Trump

Thursday, June 15th 2017, 18:31

Russia's president jokes that the former FBI chief could get asylum in Russia like Edward Snowden.
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Trump-Russia inquiry: President 'probed for obstruction of justice'

Thursday, June 15th 2017, 13:49
related countries: United States United States
related places: President

The special counsel's inquiry into Russian meddling now also focuses on the president, US media say.
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Russian space launch death stirs Kazakh resentment

Thursday, June 15th 2017, 9:12

Kazakhs air their frustration over Russian space facility as a local worker is killed after a recent launch.
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US Senate overwhelmingly backs Russia sanctions

Wednesday, June 14th 2017, 21:10
related countries: United States United States
related places: Congress

Senators also agree to allow Congress to block any attempt by Donald Trump to ease Russia sanctions.
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Jeff Sessions denies secret meeting with Russia envoy

Tuesday, June 13th 2017, 21:27

The top US law official tells a Senate panel any suggestion he colluded with Moscow is a "detestable lie".
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Young and defiant

Tuesday, June 13th 2017, 16:15
related places: Moscow

Russia's opposition leader set the scene for confrontation in Moscow, but rallies were held across the country.
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Jeff Sessions: Trump's attorney general to testify in public on Russia

Monday, June 12th 2017, 18:38
related countries: United States United States

The US attorney general is likely to be asked about his undeclared meetings with Russian officials.
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Russia protests: Hundreds detained at opposition rallies

Monday, June 12th 2017, 17:13
related places: Moscow

Anti-corruption demonstrations go ahead despite the detention of opposition leader Alexei Navalny.
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'Huge police presence' at Russia protests

Monday, June 12th 2017, 14:54
related places: Moscow

Dozens of people are arrested in central Moscow, where a demonstration has taken place.
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Russia Putin: Navalny urges people to join anti-corruption protests

Monday, June 12th 2017, 9:13
related places: Moscow

Opposition leader Alexei Navalny is urging people to attend an unauthorised mass rally in Moscow.
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Oliver Stone talks about his Vladimir Putin documentary

Sunday, June 11th 2017, 23:22
related countries: United States United States
related places: Stone

Stone asked the Russian president about the US election hacking allegations.
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Moscow arrests as thousands fear losing homes

Friday, June 9th 2017, 18:25
related places: Moscow

The proposed demolition of 4,500 blocks of flats prompted a rare and unsanctioned protest in Moscow.
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Trump's lawyer Marc Kasowitz rejects James Comey's allegations

Friday, June 9th 2017, 1:13
related countries: United States United States

Marc Kasowitz says the president did not try to impede a probe into Russia and the US election.
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Comey's most revealing moments

Thursday, June 8th 2017, 19:53

The former FBI director called the president's character into question while reflecting on his own actions in front of the Senate.
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Comey hearing: The first 10 minutes of testimony on Trump and Russia

Thursday, June 8th 2017, 16:42

It was a rare blockbuster that lived up to the billing. Watch the first 10 minutes of drama unfold.
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Comey to testify Trump told him: 'I expect loyalty'

Thursday, June 8th 2017, 0:26

The ex-FBI chief will testify that Mr Trump called the Russian probe "a cloud" over his presidency.
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US intelligence chief 'never felt pressured' by Trump

Wednesday, June 7th 2017, 17:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: Trump

The director of national intelligence says he never felt pressured to influence the Russia inquiry.
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'Deport yourselves!'

Wednesday, June 7th 2017, 1:33
related places: Moscow

Moscow's plan for mass demolition of old housing is causing much anguish, Sarah Rainsford writes.
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Ex-head of Ukraine library in Moscow Natalia Sharina guilty

Monday, June 5th 2017, 14:29
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow

A Moscow judge finds Natalia Sharina guilty of extremism, in a case she argues is political.
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Nine shot dead in Russian drunken row near Tver

Monday, June 5th 2017, 11:25
related places: Tver'

A man turned his hunting rifle on party guests at a cottage during a drunken quarrel.
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BBC confronts Russians over US election row

Saturday, June 3rd 2017, 8:02
related countries: United States United States

We ask the alleged intermediaries between Russia and the US what's been going on.
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Vladimir Putin on US Paris withdrawal: Don't worry, be happy

Friday, June 2nd 2017, 16:11
related countries: France France, United States United States
related places: Don, Paris

The Russian president refuses to condemn Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris climate deal.
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BBC quizzes Russia banker who met Kushner

Thursday, June 1st 2017, 22:08

Russian banker Sergei Gorkov will not discuss his talks with Trump adviser Jared Kushner.
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James Comey, FBI chief fired by Trump, due before Senate next week

Thursday, June 1st 2017, 17:25

He is expected to give details of an investigation into alleged Trump campaign collusion with Russia.
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Trump-Russia investigation: US Congress issues subpoenas

Thursday, June 1st 2017, 1:04
related countries: United States United States

The requests for information were made to Trump's fired national security adviser and his lawyer.
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Ukraine raids offices of 'Russian Google'

Tuesday, May 30th 2017, 17:02

Russian search firm Yandex denies accusations of giving user data to Russian security services.
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Moscow storm: 16 killed in Russian capital and region

Tuesday, May 30th 2017, 9:38

The storm is believed to be the deadliest to hit the Russian capital in more than 100 years.
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Moscow threat as Moldova expels five Russian diplomats

Tuesday, May 30th 2017, 9:34
related countries: Moldova Moldova

Russia warns of a "harsh" response - and Moldova's pro-Russian president is angry too.
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Macron denounces Russian media on Putin visit

Tuesday, May 30th 2017, 5:13

During a joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin, France's Emmanuel Macron has denounced state-sponsored Russian media as spreading 'lies'.
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Phone footage of the moment severe storm hit Moscow

Monday, May 29th 2017, 22:31
related places: Moscow

Mobile phone footage shows the moment the storm hit the Russian capital, killing at least 11 people.
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France's Macron holds 'frank exchange' with Putin

Monday, May 29th 2017, 18:37
related countries: France France
related places: Paris, Versailles

Despite disagreements, the new French president says his country could work with Russia more.
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Jared Kushner defended by Trump amid 'secret Russia line' questions

Monday, May 29th 2017, 4:16

Donald Trump calls his son-in-law a 'good person' after reports he sought a secret line to Moscow.
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Holy wonder

Saturday, May 27th 2017, 23:24
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Moscow

Russians have been venerating the rib of one of their most revered saints, St Nicholas the Wonder Worker, which is in Moscow on loan from Italy.
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Trump team brush off Kushner 'secret Russia line' questions

Saturday, May 27th 2017, 21:35

Mr Trump's aides refused to comment on reports that his son-in-law wanted a secret line with Russia.
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Kushner 'discussed secret line to Moscow' - US media reports

Saturday, May 27th 2017, 9:51
related countries: United States United States

Donald Trump's son-in-law reportedly sought to use Russian facilities to reach Moscow officials.
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Fighting deadly Siberian wildfires from the sky

Friday, May 26th 2017, 10:01

Russia's Emergency Ministry releases footage showing the battle to extinguish deadly wildfires.
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Trump Russia inquiry: Kushner under FBI scrutiny - US media

Friday, May 26th 2017, 5:59
related countries: United States United States

Investigators believe Mr Trump's son-in-law has information relevant to the Russia probe, reports say.
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Learn Russian? Which languages Americans study and why

Friday, May 26th 2017, 1:19

John Kerry joked about Americans learning Russian, but global politics do influence languages studied.
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Americans should learn Russian to influence Trump, Kerry says

Thursday, May 25th 2017, 13:42
related countries: United States United States

Learn Russian if you want to influence the Trump team, US ex-Secretary of State John Kerry says.
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Russian explorers find 'swamp' of Soviet money

Thursday, May 25th 2017, 9:39
related places: Moscow

Group finds a billion roubles in worthless banknotes at abandoned mine near Moscow.
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Stalin's grandson who rejected dictator's name dies at 75

Wednesday, May 24th 2017, 9:40

Russian theatre director Alexander Burdonsky, who was born Alexander Stalin, dies of cancer aged 75.
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Ex-national security adviser 'lied' on security clearance

Tuesday, May 23rd 2017, 14:33

Mr Flynn never told investigators about his income from Russian companies while renewing clearance.
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Trump: 'I never mentioned the word Israel' to the Russians

Monday, May 22nd 2017, 16:59
related countries: Israel Israel

Trump denies telling Russian officials that Israel was the source of highly classified intelligence.
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Russian faithful flock to St Nicholas relics

Monday, May 22nd 2017, 15:12
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Bari, Moscow

Crowds of Moscow pilgrims queue to see the relics of St Nicholas, sent on loan from Bari in Italy.
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Mexican mob attacks Russian over insults in Cancun

Sunday, May 21st 2017, 4:50
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Cancun

A Russian man is in protective custody after a mob of Mexicans attacked him for insulting locals.
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Syria and Russia condemn US-led attack on pro-Assad forces

Friday, May 19th 2017, 12:00
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

The attack on a pro-Assad convoy was a "blatant attack on forces fighting terrorism", Syria says.
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Pop music used to ridicule Russia's young protesters

Friday, May 19th 2017, 11:32

Music videos on YouTube are disparaging young Russians from protesting against the government.
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Friday, May 19th 2017, 1:19
related countries: United States United States

The US president denies any collusion with Russia during his election campaign last year.
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In pictures

Thursday, May 18th 2017, 23:52

Photographer Jacob Aue Sobol's pictures captured on the Kolyma Highway in Russia.
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Moscow apartment demolition plans split voters

Thursday, May 18th 2017, 23:05
related places: Moscow

Moscow residents are split over plans to knock down thousands of Soviet-era apartment blocks.
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Trump: Russia inquiry 'witch hunt'

Thursday, May 18th 2017, 20:51
related countries: United States United States

The US president lashes out over the inquiry into Russian influence on his election.
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First N Korea-Russia ferry service opens despite UN sanctions

Thursday, May 18th 2017, 13:06
related countries: North Korea North Korea

A North Korean passenger and cargo ferry begins weekly voyages to Russia.
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Trump Russia inquiry: Former FBI boss to lead probe

Thursday, May 18th 2017, 12:11

The justice department says an outsider must look into alleged Russian meddling in the US election.
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Russia may charge extra to watch big-budget US films

Thursday, May 18th 2017, 10:11
related countries: United States United States

Russia says its film industry would benefit if cinema-goers paid more to watch US movies.
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Putin laughs at political chaos in the US

Wednesday, May 17th 2017, 23:55
related countries: United States United States
related places: Trump

Putin is laughing at the political chaos in the US over Trump's alleged relationship with Russia.
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Trump supporters: 'People are sick and tired of media'

Wednesday, May 17th 2017, 20:21

In Nashville, Trump voters say they need to see the facts about Russia and don't trust the media.
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Trump asked FBI's Comey to drop Flynn inquiry - reports

Wednesday, May 17th 2017, 11:14
related countries: United States United States
related places: Flynn

The US president is accused of asking for an investigation into a former aide to be abandoned.
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Israel says ties with US unaffected after Trump-Lavrov accusations

Wednesday, May 17th 2017, 4:18
related countries: United States United States
related places: Trump

President Trump has been accused of sharing sensitive material with Russia's foreign minister.
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A wild week for Trump in Washington

Wednesday, May 17th 2017, 3:42

What started with the president firing the FBI chief ended with alleged leaks to Russian officials.
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Ukraine president's site 'attacked by Russia'

Tuesday, May 16th 2017, 22:44
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The president claims it is retaliation for Ukraine's ban on some Russian internet services.
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Trump defends 'absolute right' to share 'facts' with Russia

Tuesday, May 16th 2017, 18:31

The White House won't comment on reports Israel provided the information divulged by Mr Trump.
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When Trump slammed Clinton over classified material

Tuesday, May 16th 2017, 15:54

President Trump is accused of giving Russian top secret information. Here’s how he attacked Hillary Clinton for her handling of classified material.
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Chechnya accused of 'gay genocide' in ICC complaint

Tuesday, May 16th 2017, 12:53
related countries: France France

Three French gay rights groups want the International Criminal Court to act before Russia withdraws.
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Ukraine's Poroshenko to block Russian social networks

Tuesday, May 16th 2017, 11:54

President Petro Poroshenko slaps a ban on some of the biggest Russian sites, including VK and Yandex.
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Trump 'shared classified information with Russia'

Tuesday, May 16th 2017, 10:24
related countries: United States United States

White House officials deny "intelligence sources or methods" were discussed at a meeting.
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US national security adviser: 'I was in room, it didn't happen'

Monday, May 15th 2017, 23:36
related countries: United States United States

US National Security Adviser H.R McMaster has denied reports that President Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister.
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Scotland to Russia

Sunday, May 14th 2017, 23:22

Photographing men and boys on a journey from Europe to Asia.
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Moscow protests over demolition of Soviet-era homes

Sunday, May 14th 2017, 15:23

Residents fear the plan, backed by the Russian president, will forcibly move them to other areas.
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Putin plays piano ahead of Xi talks

Sunday, May 14th 2017, 14:39
related countries: China China

Russia's state TV said the president played Soviet-era songs before meeting the Chinese leader.
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Trumplomacy

Friday, May 12th 2017, 22:11
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

One of the reasons Russia's foreign minister was in Washington on Wednesday - Syrian 'safety zone' negotiations by Russia, Iran and Turkey.
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