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Major Russian naval force sails to North Sea past Norway

Tuesday, October 18th 2016, 14:29
related countries: Norway Norway, Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Russian aircraft-carrier leads a powerful flotilla past the Norwegian coast, heading for the UK and finally Syria.
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Syria war: Russia halts Aleppo bombing for humanitarian pause

Tuesday, October 18th 2016, 8:46

Russia says it has suspended the bombing of Aleppo ahead of an eight-hour "humanitarian pause" on Thursday to allow civilians and rebels to leave.
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Syria war: Russia announces Aleppo humanitarian pause

Monday, October 17th 2016, 17:53

Russia says it will enact an eight-hour "humanitarian pause" in its air strikes on Aleppo on Thursday to allow civilians and rebels to leave.
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RT: NatWest to close Russian channel's UK bank accounts

Monday, October 17th 2016, 17:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Natwest bank is to close all accounts in the UK belonging to Russian state-run broadcaster RT, formerly Russia Today, a move denounced by the network.
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'Motorola': Ukraine rebels accuse Kiev over commander's death

Monday, October 17th 2016, 12:55
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Donetsk

Pro-Russian rebels in Donetsk probe the assassination of a commander considered a war criminal by Ukrainian authorities.
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Aleppo bombing 'kills 14 members of one family'

Monday, October 17th 2016, 11:52
related countries: France France, Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Eu

Fourteen members of one family die in an air strike on Aleppo, as EU foreign ministers discuss Russia and Syria's continued bombing of the city.
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China backs Brics nations despite global uncertainty

Sunday, October 16th 2016, 12:50
related countries: Brazil Brazil, China China, India India, South Africa South Africa

China's president says the long-term prospects of Brics nations Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa are still positive despite global uncertainty.
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Syria conflict: Rebels advance on IS stronghold of Dabiq

Saturday, October 15th 2016, 19:50
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland, Syria Syria, United States United States

Turkish-backed rebels in Syria are advancing on the symbolically important IS stronghold of Dabiq, as US and Russian envoys discuss efforts to achieve a truce.
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Wetsuit or kitten? Putin's 2017 calendar

Saturday, October 15th 2016, 9:38

Wetsuit or kitten? How do you like your Putin? Steve Rosenberg looks through the Russian president's 2017 calendar.
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Norway will not give Halti Mount summit to Finland

Friday, October 14th 2016, 21:40
related countries: Finland Finland

Norway rejects a plan to give its neighbour Finland a mountain summit to mark the centenary of its independence from Russia.
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Russia insists air strikes in Aleppo are 'carefully targeted'

Thursday, October 13th 2016, 8:46
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

Russia's Ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin tells the BBC that the Russian military is "careful about selecting targets" in the Syrian city of Aleppo.
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Syria conflict: Russian war crimes claim 'rhetoric' says Putin

Thursday, October 13th 2016, 6:29
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Aleppo

President Vladimir Putin dismisses suggestions that Russia could face war crimes charges over its bombardment of Syria's second city Aleppo.
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US election: FBI investigating hacking of Clinton campaign chief

Wednesday, October 12th 2016, 16:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: Clinton

Hillary Clinton's campaign chief John Podesta says the FBI is investigating whether Russia was behind a hack on his email.
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Syria conflict: Heavy air strikes resume on Aleppo

Tuesday, October 11th 2016, 21:28

Russian planes resume bombing of rebel-held districts of Aleppo after a temporary lull, with reports of at least 25 people killed.
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Syria conflict: Russia's Putin halts France visit amid row

Tuesday, October 11th 2016, 17:26
related countries: France France, Syria Syria

Vladimir Putin halts a visit to France a day after President Francois Hollande suggests Russia could face war crimes charges for its actions in Syria.
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Heroic history

Tuesday, October 11th 2016, 0:46

A new film showing Soviet troops outnumbered but heroically battling Germans is part of a Kremlin campaign to restore Russian pride.
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Did Russia hack the US Democrats?

Monday, October 10th 2016, 22:46
related countries: United States United States

US intelligence officials have accused Russia of trying to influence the outcome of the US presidential election by deploying cyber-attacks.
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Putin and Erdogan pledge deeper military contact after gas deal signed

Monday, October 10th 2016, 20:02
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Erdogan, Istanbul

The Russian and Turkish leaders agree to intensify military and intelligence contacts after ministers sign a gas pipeline deal in Istanbul.
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Oil price lifted by Russia backing Opec production freeze

Monday, October 10th 2016, 18:01

The price of Brent crude oil has risen 2.5% after Russia said it would back Opec's plan to cut production to boost prices
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Syria conflict: France wants Russia on war crimes charges

Monday, October 10th 2016, 17:00
related countries: France France, Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

French President Francois Hollande suggests Russia could face war crimes charges over its bombardment of Syria's second city Aleppo.
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Russian social media site set up for pets

Monday, October 10th 2016, 15:04

Russian social media site launches platform for pets.
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Nuclear threat

Monday, October 10th 2016, 14:43
related countries: United States United States

A top Russian TV news presenter, Dmitry Kiselyov, says US provocation risks triggering a Russian nuclear strike.
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US accuses Russia of cyber attacks

Friday, October 7th 2016, 21:34
related countries: United States United States

US officials formally accuse Russia of cyber attacks on political organisations "to interfere with the US election".
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Finland jets monitor Russian fighters on border flights

Friday, October 7th 2016, 17:03
related countries: Finland Finland

Finland scrambles jets twice to monitor suspected airspace violations by Russian fighters near the Baltic Sea.
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Syria conflict: US calls for Russia and Syria war crimes probe

Friday, October 7th 2016, 16:43
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

An investigation into possible war crimes by Russia and the Syrian government for actions in Syria should be carried out, US Secretary of State John Kerry says.
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Bugged samovar leads to arrest of Russian officials

Friday, October 7th 2016, 10:34

Three senior officers charged after conversations recorded by security agency's tell-tale gift.
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Iron Curtain?

Friday, October 7th 2016, 0:21

Norway has been building a fence to tighten its border with Russia after thousands of migrants cycled across a year ago, but residents see the structure as a joke.
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Giant Putin banner appears on New York's Manhattan Bridge

Thursday, October 6th 2016, 22:32

A large, mysterious banner of Russian President Vladimir Putin, with the word "peacemaker" printed on it, appears on New York's Manhattan Bridge.
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Controversy over Russian sporting club's campaign medal

Thursday, October 6th 2016, 13:47
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

Award given to fans for 'capture of Berlin' has questionable World War II link.
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Norway's short but controversial fence on Russia's border

Thursday, October 6th 2016, 9:05
related countries: Norway Norway

Norway is erecting a controversial steel fence along its border post with Russia following a surge in migrant arrivals last year.
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Nato jets scrambled as Russian bombers fly south

Wednesday, October 5th 2016, 16:43
related countries: Norway Norway, Spain Spain

Two Russian bombers were intercepted by fighter jets from four European countries as they flew from Norway to Spain and back, it has emerged.
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Russian scientists say Crimea 'moving toward Russia'

Wednesday, October 5th 2016, 11:17

Disputed region is heading toward mainland at millimetres per year, according to Russian research.
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Respect us!

Wednesday, October 5th 2016, 1:24
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

Russia and the US are seemingly on a collision course over Syria and a host of other issues, writes Steve Rosenberg.
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The bombing of Aleppo's children

Tuesday, October 4th 2016, 23:18
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

Nearly 100 children in rebel-held Aleppo have been killed in the past week by Russian and Syrian airstrikes.
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Syria conflict: Russia sends missile system to Tartus base

Tuesday, October 4th 2016, 18:20
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Tartus

Russia sends an S-300 air defence missile system to its naval base in the Syrian port of Tartus, amid growing tension with the US over the conflict.
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Syria conflict: Spain and France draft Aleppo truce resolution

Tuesday, October 4th 2016, 12:14
related countries: France France, Spain Spain, United States United States
related places: Monday, Aleppo

France and Spain draft a UN resolution to halt the fighting in Aleppo, after the US ended its negotiations with Russia on Monday.
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Syria conflict: US suspends talks with Russia

Monday, October 3rd 2016, 23:11
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Kremlin

The US suspends talks with Russia over Syria, accusing Moscow of failing to "live up" to its commitments under a truce deal - a claim denied by the Kremlin.
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Boris Nemtsov murder trial begins at Moscow military court

Monday, October 3rd 2016, 16:25
related places: Moscow

Five men accused of murdering Russia's prominent opposition politician Boris Nemtsov in 2015 go on trial at a Moscow military court.
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Russia detains Ukraine journalist for 'spying'

Monday, October 3rd 2016, 15:22
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow

Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko is being held in a Moscow prison for "collecting state secrets", Russia's FSB security service says.
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Buk missile cot design raises eyebrows in Russia

Sunday, October 2nd 2016, 9:10
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

A children's cot in the form of a Buk missile launcher - the weapon that downed an airliner over Ukraine in 2014 - goes on sale in Russia.
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Syria conflict: US says Russia driving rebels into extremists' camp

Saturday, October 1st 2016, 9:26
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

Russia's increasing military action in Syria is forcing moderate elements within the opposition into the hands of extremists, the US state department says.
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US protecting Syria jihadist group - Russia's Lavrov

Friday, September 30th 2016, 19:46
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Lavrov

The US is trying to spare an al-Qaeda-linked Syrian group in case it is needed to unseat the country's president, the Russian foreign minister tells the BBC.
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Russia spends 'fortune' on bridge to Crimea

Friday, September 30th 2016, 11:48
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

A massive construction project has begun in Russia to build a 19km bridge to its newest region, Crimea, after it was annexed from Ukraine.
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Free land

Thursday, September 29th 2016, 23:03

The Russian government has been giving away free land in the Far East of the country. The scheme has been rolling out - but not without its problems.
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Syria war: Russia rejects US calls to halt bombing eastern Aleppo

Thursday, September 29th 2016, 20:25
related countries: United States United States
related places: Moscow, Aleppo

Russia says it will continue bombarding rebel-held eastern Aleppo, where thousands are trapped, despite US demands for Moscow to stop.
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Russia plans to ban 'baby boxes' for unwanted infants

Thursday, September 29th 2016, 12:48

Russia plans to ban "baby boxes" - the hatches introduced in many countries where desperate mothers can safely abandon a baby.
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Syria: US tells Russia it will end talks if bombing continues

Wednesday, September 28th 2016, 20:18
related countries: United States United States
related places: Moscow, Aleppo

US warns Russia over the bombardment of Aleppo, saying it will suspend co-operation on Syria peace talks unless Moscow stops the assault.
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MH17 missile 'came from Russia', Dutch-led investigators say

Wednesday, September 28th 2016, 18:52
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Prosecutors investigating the 2014 downing of flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine say it was hit by a missile which was brought in from Russia.
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Syria conflict: US and UK rhetoric 'unacceptable' - Russia

Monday, September 26th 2016, 15:47
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Russia criticises the US and UK for using "unacceptable" rhetoric in speeches on Syria at the UN, after being accused of "barbarism".
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Syria conflict: US accuses Russia of 'barbarism' in Aleppo

Sunday, September 25th 2016, 17:52
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Aleppo

The US ambassador to the UN accuses Russia of "barbarism" over the bombing of the Syrian city of Aleppo.
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Syria conflict: Russia 'may have committed war crime' - Johnson

Sunday, September 25th 2016, 12:36
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Aleppo

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson suggests that Russia may have committed a war crime in Syria, if it was behind an attack on an aid convoy near Aleppo.
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Fragile state

Friday, September 23rd 2016, 23:53
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro
related places: Belgrade

A Bosnian Serb referendum rekindles ethnic tensions and concerns about Russian involvement, Guy Delauney reports from Belgrade.
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Syria conflict: US-Russia plans 'must be saved' - Lavrov

Friday, September 23rd 2016, 21:10
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Aleppo, Lavrov

US-Russian plans to end Syria's conflict must be saved, Russia's foreign minister tells the UN, as bombs continue to rain down on Aleppo.
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Singer sorry for Tatarstan mosque belly dance

Friday, September 23rd 2016, 12:55

Religious leaders in Tatarstan are unhappy about a singer's music video.
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Russians queue for new iPhone despite US tensions

Friday, September 23rd 2016, 12:49
related countries: United States United States

Differences over political policy have sparked what many are calling a new cold war between the US and Russia, has not stopped Russians buying the Iphone
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Moscow fire: Warehouse blaze kills eight firefighters

Friday, September 23rd 2016, 9:12
related places: Moscow

The bodies of eight firefighters killed in a huge Moscow warehouse blaze are discovered, after they had led more than 100 workers to safety.
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Putin names ally Sergei Naryshkin as new foreign spy chief

Thursday, September 22nd 2016, 17:49

Russian President Vladimir Putin appoints long-standing ally Sergei Naryshkin as head of foreign intelligence services.
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Moscow hunts for theatre's missing star cat

Tuesday, September 20th 2016, 12:03
related places: Moscow

Award-winning theatre company appeals for help after star cat vanishes at Moscow station.
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Bears with keyboards

Tuesday, September 20th 2016, 0:42

Olympic stars are the latest targets of computer hackers believed to have high-level backing in Russia, the BBC's Andrei Soshnikov reports.
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Syria conflict: Hopes fade for truce as violence flares

Monday, September 19th 2016, 17:22
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

A week-old truce in Syria brokered by the US and Russia appears close to unravelling, with alleged violations by government and rebel forces mounting.
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MPs with a past

Monday, September 19th 2016, 16:56

A boxer, a Manga star and a murder suspect among Russian election winners
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Russian election: Big victory for Putin-backed party United Russia

Monday, September 19th 2016, 11:37

United Russia, backed by President Putin, secures more than half of the votes and at least 343 seats in the 450-member parliament.
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Russia 'voting fraud' caught on camera

Sunday, September 18th 2016, 21:01

United Russia, backed by President Vladimir Putin, is well ahead in the nation's parliamentary election, taking more than 40%, exit polls suggest.
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Russia votes in parliamentary election with firm Putin grip

Sunday, September 18th 2016, 16:56
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Voting is ending in Russia's parliamentary elections, amid protests by Ukraine over Crimea's inclusion in the poll.
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Russia election: Festive mood at Moscow polling station

Sunday, September 18th 2016, 16:06
related places: Moscow

Russians are heading to the polls to vote in parliamentary elections. Sarah Rainsford explains.
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Syria conflict: US air attack endangers truce - Russia

Sunday, September 18th 2016, 15:36
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

A US-led air attack that reportedly killed dozens of Syrian government soldiers endangers the already shaky ceasefire, Russia says.
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Syria conflict: US air strikes 'kill dozens of government troops'

Sunday, September 18th 2016, 6:47
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

The US-led coalition admits its planes carried out an attack in eastern Syria that the Russian army says killed dozens of Syrian troops fighting IS.
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Syria conflict: Russia fears collapse of ceasefire

Saturday, September 17th 2016, 18:46
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

Russia's military says rebel groups have increased attacks in Syria despite a truce, as Syria accuses US-led forces of targeting its positions.
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Athlete drug exemptions 'can be abused'

Friday, September 16th 2016, 18:51

The therapeutic use exemptions allowed in top-level sport can be abused, says the man who led the probe into Russia's doping programme.
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Syria war: Russia 'could resume strikes' on rebel groups

Friday, September 16th 2016, 10:52
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

Russia warns it could resume air strikes on "moderate" rebel groups in Syria unless the US does more to distance them from extremists.
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New Syrian ceasefire plan 'test for everyone' says Russia

Friday, September 16th 2016, 8:06
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

Russia's deputy foreign minister Mikhail Bogdanov spoke to the BBC about the ceasefire plan for Syria, drawn up by Russia and the US earlier this week.
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Bottles and balls - Russia's weird election props

Thursday, September 15th 2016, 21:00

Russians have been treated to a colourful election campaign on TV ahead of parliamentary polls on Sunday.
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Syria truce: Russia accuses US of failing to abide by deal

Thursday, September 15th 2016, 16:42
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

Russia says the US is failing to fulfil its obligations under a truce deal in Syria, as the UN warns of a "problem" with aid deliveries.
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Do Sunday's Russia elections to the Duma matter?

Thursday, September 15th 2016, 15:15

This Sunday Russians go the polls to elect their representatives to the Duma, the lower house of the Russian parliament.
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More hacked athletes' files released

Thursday, September 15th 2016, 11:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The stolen medical records of British cyclists Chris Froome and Sir Bradley Wiggins are released by alleged Russian hackers.
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Russia Arctic: Polar bears besiege scientists

Wednesday, September 14th 2016, 15:30

Relief reaches five Russian scientists besieged by polar bears for nearly two weeks at a remote weather station on Troynoy Island in the Arctic.
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‘Scared of opposition’

Wednesday, September 14th 2016, 1:01

Russian authorities have permitted some opposition candidates to run in this week's election - but they are still struggling to get their voices heard, reports Sarah Rainsford.
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Russian hackers leak Simone Biles and Serena Williams files

Tuesday, September 13th 2016, 21:31
related countries: United States United States
related places: Rio

The World Anti-Doping Agency condemns Russian hackers for leaking confidential medical files of Olympic athletes including Serena Williams and Simone Biles.
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Democratic test

Tuesday, September 13th 2016, 1:02

The Kremlin needs Russia's forthcoming Duma election to establish parliament as a legitimate institution, writes the BBC's Moscow Correspondent.
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US says it killed IS strategist Adnani

Monday, September 12th 2016, 22:38
related countries: United States United States
related places: Is

The Pentagon says a US air strike killed so-called Islamic State (IS) strategist Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, contradicting Russia's claim.
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Russia's Norilsk Nickel admits 'red river' responsibility

Monday, September 12th 2016, 21:18

Russian metals giant Norilsk Nickel admits one of its industrial plants is responsible for turning an Arctic river blood-red.
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Syria conflict: Bombs rain down as truce hopes rise

Sunday, September 11th 2016, 1:39
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey, United States United States

Air strikes on rebel-held areas of Syria reportedly kill at least 100 people after the US and Russia announce plans for a truce.
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Syrian conflict: US and Russia agree peace moves

Saturday, September 10th 2016, 11:26
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Washington, Kerry

The US and Russia reach an agreement on Syria, starting with a cessation of hostilities on Monday and followed by joint action against so-called Islamic State.
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Farce and swagger

Saturday, September 10th 2016, 1:07

Russia gears up to elect MPs amid hard times, but the theatrical TV debates are very hostile to President Putin's opponents, Stephen Ennis reports.
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Syria war: Ceasefire deal being held up by US, says Russia

Friday, September 9th 2016, 21:13
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

Russia says agreement on a ceasefire deal in Syria is being held up by the United States.
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Russia: Volunteer firefighters attacked, Greenpeace says

Friday, September 9th 2016, 16:28

At least two people are seriously injured after armed men attack volunteer firefighters in southern Russia, environmentalists Greenpeace say.
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