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VIDEO: How to catch a Russian spy

Thursday, July 16th 2015, 22:07
related countries: United States United States

An American bookseller turned double-agent discusses how he informed against Soviet intelligence
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Putin says MH17 tribunal 'premature'

Thursday, July 16th 2015, 17:54
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin rejects calls for the establishment of a UN tribunal to prosecute suspects in the MH17 air disaster over Ukraine.
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Arctic deal bans North Pole fishing

Thursday, July 16th 2015, 14:55
related countries: United States United States
related places: North Pole, Arctic

The US and Russia are among five countries to sign a deal to prevent commercial fishing in the melting Arctic sea ice near the North Pole.
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EU warning over Russia 'land grab'

Thursday, July 16th 2015, 13:44
related countries: Georgia Georgia

The EU warns of increased tensions amid claims that Russia has redrawn a section of Georgia's de facto border with South Ossetia.
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VIDEO: 'Putin's tone increasingly anti-Western'

Thursday, July 16th 2015, 4:45

The EU says a new law in Russia that is meant to ban foreign non-governmental organisations that are considered undesirable risks crippling civil society.
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Russia may overrule European law

Tuesday, July 14th 2015, 12:40

Russia decides it can avoid implementing European court judgments if they conflict with the Russian constitution.
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Russia terminate Capello contract

Tuesday, July 14th 2015, 8:45

Former England manager Fabio Capello leaves his role as Russia head coach after three years in the post.
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Ukrainian pilot faces 25-year term

Monday, July 13th 2015, 16:10
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukrainian military pilot Nadia Savchenko, detained by Russian authorities, faces a 25-year prison term over journalists' deaths, an agency reports.
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Deadly barracks collapse in Russia

Monday, July 13th 2015, 14:32
related places: Omsk

Part of a Russian military barracks collapsed killing 23 soldiers near the Siberian city of Omsk, officials say.
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Football pitch hosts swimming event

Monday, July 13th 2015, 12:49

Russian premier league stadium becomes temporary aquatics centre.
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India's Modi accepts Pakistan invite

Friday, July 10th 2015, 7:40
related countries: India India, Pakistan Pakistan

Indian PM Narendra Modi accepts an invitation from his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif to attend a regional summit in Islamabad next year.
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Russia top threat, US general says

Thursday, July 9th 2015, 16:45
related countries: United States United States

A general in line for the highest US military post says Russia's recent actions are "nothing short of alarming".
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Russia vetoes Bosnia genocide motion

Wednesday, July 8th 2015, 17:04
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina

Russia vetoes a draft UN Security Council resolution describing the 1995 Srebrenica massacre of Muslim men and boys as "genocide".
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Modi to meet Xi and Sharif in Russia

Wednesday, July 8th 2015, 6:51
related countries: China China, India India, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Sharif

Indian PM Narendra Modi arrives in Russia for BRICS and regional Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summits and to meet Chinese and Pakistani leaders.
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VIDEO: Cargo ship blasts off for space station

Friday, July 3rd 2015, 12:35

A Russian Soyuz space rocket, bound for the International Space Station, has launched successfully from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstann.
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VIDEO: Tense standoff over new Moscow church

Wednesday, July 1st 2015, 23:16
related places: Moscow

The construction of a new Russian Orthodox chapel in a Moscow park has sparked a round-the-clock protest by local residents
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Russia halts gas supplies to Ukraine

Wednesday, July 1st 2015, 10:34
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev

Russian gas firm Gazprom halts gas supplies to Ukraine after Kiev suspends energy purchases following a breakdown on pricing talks.
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Iran nuclear talks deadline extended

Wednesday, July 1st 2015, 8:14
related countries: Iran Iran

A deadline to reach agreement over Iran's nuclear programme is extended until 7 July, with Russia saying a deal is "within reach".
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Ukraine stops Russian gas purchases

Tuesday, June 30th 2015, 21:59
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russian gas purchases are suspended by Ukraine following a breakdown in talks aimed at keeping supplies running for the next three to six months.
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Russia examines Baltic independence

Tuesday, June 30th 2015, 17:09

Russian prosecutors will examine whether the Soviet Union acted legally when it recognised the Baltic states' independence in 1991.
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Islamic State may threaten Russia's Caucasus

Monday, June 29th 2015, 23:01

Could Russia face new threat from Islamic State in Caucasus?
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Russian ex-PM Yevgeny Primakov dies

Friday, June 26th 2015, 14:10
related places: Moscow

Russia's former prime minister, foreign minister and spy chief, Yevgeny Primakov, dies in Moscow aged 85.
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Olympic city of Sochi hit by floods

Thursday, June 25th 2015, 16:48
related places: Sochi

Residents are evacuated from Sochi in Russia after flash flooding submerges part of the city that staged the Winter Olympics in 2014.
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VIDEO: Upbeat but hurt? Russia sanctions one year on

Thursday, June 25th 2015, 5:59
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow

One year after the EU imposed sanctions on Russia for its role in the Ukraine crisis, Moscow announces it will renew its ban on some EU produce.
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US to boost Europe arms deployment

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015, 14:51
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

The US is to deploy tanks, armoured vehicles and artillery in a number of European nations, amid Nato concerns over Russia's role in Ukraine.
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Ralph Fiennes to direct Nureyev film

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015, 10:00

Actor and film-maker Ralph Fiennes is to step behind the camera to direct a film about Russian ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev, according to Screen Daily.
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VIDEO: Nato testing new rapid reaction force

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015, 5:08

Nato tests its new rapid reaction force for the first time amid growing tensions with Russia.
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EU extends Russia sanctions to 2016

Monday, June 22nd 2015, 13:55
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

EU foreign ministers extend economic sanctions against Russia until the end of January 2016 as clashes continue to weaken the Ukraine ceasefire.
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Belgium unblocks Russian accounts

Sunday, June 21st 2015, 4:26
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Moscow

Russian state accounts frozen by Belgium in a move condemned by Moscow have been unblocked, Belgium's foreign minister says
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Russia fury at Belgium asset seizure

Friday, June 19th 2015, 22:18
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Russia protests to Belgium over its seizure of Russian state assets, after a court ordered compensation for shareholders in the now-defunct Yukos oil firm.
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Russia 'will co-operate with West'

Friday, June 19th 2015, 15:56
related places: Moscow

Russian President Vladimir Putin says Moscow is open to continuing economic co-operation with the West, despite sanctions.
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China to rent Russian land for crops

Friday, June 19th 2015, 15:31
related countries: China China

A Chinese company is in talks with Russia about renting up to 115,000 hectares of land in eastern Siberia for farming.
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EU 'to extend Russia sanctions'

Wednesday, June 17th 2015, 14:45
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

EU member states agree in principle to extend economic sanctions against Russia for another six months over the continuing Ukraine conflict.
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VIDEO: Putin's nuclear 'sabre-rattling'

Wednesday, June 17th 2015, 1:48

President Vladimir Putin said Russia would put more than 40 new intercontinental ballistic missiles into service this year.
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Putin nuclear move 'dangerous' - Nato

Tuesday, June 16th 2015, 19:07

Nato condemns Russia's move to strengthen its nuclear arsenal after it says it will put more than 40 intercontinental ballistic missiles into service.
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Russia 'to boost nuclear arsenal'

Tuesday, June 16th 2015, 16:12

President Putin says Russia will put more than 40 intercontinental ballistic missiles into service this year - Nato says it is "dangerous sabre-rattling".
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Snowden 'smeared by UK officials'

Monday, June 15th 2015, 16:04
related countries: China China, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Claims that Russia and China have accessed documents stolen by whistleblower Edward Snowden are a "smear" by UK "cowards", a journalist says.
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The monument to a Russian warlord called Vladimir

Sunday, June 14th 2015, 23:39
related places: Moscow, Vladimir

The warlord called Vladimir causing alarm in Moscow
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UK spies 'moved over Snowden files'

Sunday, June 14th 2015, 17:18
related countries: China China, United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK intelligence agents have been moved because Russia and China have information from files stolen by whistleblower Edward Snowden, a newspaper claims.
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Pussy Riot activist held in Russia

Friday, June 12th 2015, 19:38
related places: Moscow

A Pussy Riot activist is arrested in Moscow after a brief protest in support of women prisoners.
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Hungary nuclear plans face challenge

Thursday, June 11th 2015, 23:35
related countries: Hungary Hungary

Hungary challenged on Russian reactor deal
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Nationalists defy EU on Russia abuses

Wednesday, June 10th 2015, 18:06

Anti-EU parties including UKIP vote against a European Parliament resolution which condemns Russian human rights abuses.
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Russian cybersecurity firm hacked

Wednesday, June 10th 2015, 14:24

A leading cybersecurity firm, Kaspersky Lab, says an infamous hacking group breached its systems in an attempt to steal sensitive information.
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Poll finds Europeans wary of Russia confrontation

Wednesday, June 10th 2015, 5:01

Poll finds Europeans wary of any Nato action against Russia
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Putin tests EU unity with Renzi visit

Wednesday, June 10th 2015, 0:50

Russian leader makes rare European trip
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'Russian hackers' behind TV attack

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 18:13
related countries: France France

A cyber attack on the French television network TV5 Monde may have been carried out by Russian-based hackers, police believe.
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Nemtsov daughter attacks Russia media

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 14:12

A daughter of murdered Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov accuses pro-Kremlin media of spreading hateful propaganda, and says she has left Russia to live in exile.
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Russia & Qatar 'may have bought votes'

Monday, June 8th 2015, 17:10
related countries: Qatar Qatar

Russia and Qatar may have had to pay bribes to secure their World Cups, Sepp Blatter's former special advisor has suggested.
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Leaders firm on Russia sanctions

Sunday, June 7th 2015, 14:15
related countries: Germany Germany, Ukraine Ukraine

At the G7 talks, US and German leaders say sanctions on Russia should stay until it fully implements Ukraine's peace accord.
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Russian pilots freed in Darfur

Saturday, June 6th 2015, 16:48
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Two Russian pilots captured in Sudan's Darfur region in January have been freed with no ransom been paid, Russian diplomats say.
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Putin tells West not to fear Russia

Saturday, June 6th 2015, 12:03

Only "an insane person in a dream" could imagine that Russia would attack Nato countries, President Vladimir Putin says.
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VIDEO: Sorokin: Russia 2018 bid was clean

Friday, June 5th 2015, 15:30

The head of the organising committee for the Russia 2018 World Cup has insisted that the bid was clean, transparent and "done in accordance with all the practices that are in place in Fifa".
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Russia activist sudden illness fuels poison rumours

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 16:26

Poison rumours as Russian activist suddenly falls sick
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Ukraine warns of Russian invasion

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 14:21
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

President Petro Poroshenko tells Ukrainian MPs the military must prepare for a possible "full-scale invasion" from Russia, amid a surge of violence.
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VIDEO: Ukraine fighting 'heaviest in months'

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 21:54
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Fierce fighting has broken out between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine, officials on both sides say.
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Heavy fighting rages in east Ukraine

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 21:39
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Fierce fighting takes place between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine despite a truce deal, officials on both sides say.
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Russia says old missile downed MH17

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 13:41
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, Ukraine Ukraine

A Russian defence firm says an old Buk missile that it used to manufacture brought down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine.
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Pussy Riot to appear at Glastonbury

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 12:30

Russian punk band Pussy Riot will appear in conversation at this year's Glastonbury Festival, with the full line-up including Burt Bacharach, The Cribs, Wilko Johnson and The Proclaimers.
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Russian planes fly near US warship

Monday, June 1st 2015, 22:23
related countries: United States United States

Russian warplanes have made several close passes in recent days over a US destroyer in the Black Sea, the Pentagon said.
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Russia TV sparks Soviet invasion row

Monday, June 1st 2015, 17:33

Russia is accused of rewriting history over a state-TV documentary broadcast on the 1968 Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia.
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The most bizarre team photo ever?

Sunday, May 31st 2015, 12:09

Andre Villas-Boas and his Zenit St Petersburg players celebrate winning the Russian league title with a strange team photo.
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Russia ban 'shows sanctions working'

Sunday, May 31st 2015, 8:27

Former Foreign Secretary Sir Malcolm Rifkind says Russia's ban on some leading Europeans shows sanctions against the country are working.
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European anger at Russian blacklist

Sunday, May 31st 2015, 4:19

The EU responds angrily to Russia's entry ban against 89 European politicians and top officials, calling the blacklist "arbitrary and unjustified".
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VIDEO: Arrests at Moscow gay pride rally

Saturday, May 30th 2015, 20:48
related places: Moscow

Russian police detain several gay rights activists for attempting to stage an unauthorised gay pride rally in central Moscow, as well as detaining several anti-gay Orthodox religious counter-demonstrators.
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Fifa chief downplays US indictment

Saturday, May 30th 2015, 14:31

Re-elected Fifa president Sepp Blatter plays down US criminal proceedings launched against officials of world football's governing body.
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Alleged Nazi criminal dies in Canada

Friday, May 29th 2015, 8:51
related countries: Canada Canada

A suspected Nazi war criminal, Vladimir Katriuk, dies in Canada just weeks after being charged by Russia with war crimes.
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Venezuela and Rosneft agree oil deal

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 15:35
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela and Russian oil giant Rosneft agree to invest $14bn (£9.2) in Venezuela's oil and gas sector, Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro says.
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Putin makes troop deaths state secret

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 14:08
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

President Vladimir Putin declares Russian troop losses in peacetime a state secret as the Kremlin continues to deny sending troops to Ukraine.
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VIDEO: Putin shows his support for Blatter

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 12:02
related countries: United States United States

Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused the US of trying to block Sepp Blatter from being re-elected as Fifa president.
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Blair quits Middle East envoy role

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 16:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair is to stand down from his role as Middle East envoy representing the US, Russia, the UN and the EU, sources confirm.
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Sharapova & Federer into third round

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 12:38
related countries: France France

Defending champion Maria Sharapova and Roger Federer reach the French Open third round with comfortable wins.
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Russia begins massive air exercise

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 7:10

Russia's military is carrying out four days of drills involving 250 aircraft and 12,000 service personnel, as Nato begins an Arctic exercise.
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UK and Russia to resume Syria talks

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 5:14
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Senior British and Russian security advisers are to resume efforts to find a solution to the crisis in Syria, David Cameron and Vladimir Putin agree.
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VIDEO: Fans react to Sweden's Eurovision win

Sunday, May 24th 2015, 2:20
related countries: Austria Austria, Sweden Sweden
related places: Vienna

Swedish singer Mans Zelmerlow has triumphed at this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna, beating Russia's Polina Gagarina.
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Putin signs 'undesirable' NGOs bill

Sunday, May 24th 2015, 1:04

President Putin signs a bill allowing Russian authorities to ban foreign NGOs deemed undesirable from operating inside the country.
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'Russian soldiers' confess to OSCE

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 0:25
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Two men captured by Ukrainian troops confess to being members of the Russian armed forces, according to European mediators.
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The 'wrinkled women' of Russia

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 23:43

What a top Russian official said about how women age
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EU Riga summit 'not against Russia'

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 20:17
related countries: Germany Germany, Latvia Latvia

The EU opens summit talks with six ex-Soviet states in Latvia, with the EU's Donald Tusk saying it is not a "beauty contest" to isolate Russia.
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Russia detains 'Lithuanian spy'

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 15:24
related countries: Lithuania Lithuania
related places: Moscow

Russia's domestic security agency says it has caught a suspected Lithuanian spy "red-handed" receiving secret documents in Moscow.
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Ukraine 'in real war with Russia'

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 12:12

Ukraine's president tells the BBC his country is now in a "real war" with Russia - and that Ukrainians should prepare for a new Russian offensive.
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VIDEO: Poroshenko: 'I don't trust Putin'

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 21:48

Ukraine's president tells the BBC he does not trust Russian president Vladimir Putin and that Ukrainians should prepare for a Russian offensive.
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Russian 'may have been poisoned'

Monday, May 18th 2015, 22:09

A wealthy Russian businessman who died suddenly near his home in Surrey may have been poisoned, a pre-inquest hearing is told.
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