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Jehovah's Witnesses detained 'for extremism' in Russia

Wednesday, October 10th 2018, 16:09

Five members of the banned religious domination are being held on on weapons and extremism charges.
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Did Novichok suspect live in this tiny village?

Wednesday, October 10th 2018, 11:48

A tiny Russian village has been revealed as Salisbury suspect's former home.
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Russia internationals Aleksandr Kokorin & Pavel Mamaev should face 'severe punishment'

Tuesday, October 9th 2018, 17:14
related places: Moscow

Two Russia internationals under investigation over an attack in Moscow should face severe punishment, says the Russian Premier League.
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Skripal attack: GRU suspect Mishkin traced to Russian village

Tuesday, October 9th 2018, 16:03
related places: Mishkin

BBC Russian finds villagers who remember a GRU agent accused over the Salisbury attack.
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Rod Rosenstein: Trump has 'no plans' to sack Russia probe official

Tuesday, October 9th 2018, 11:07

Speculation swirled only recently that the man in charge of the Russia probe could be fired.
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Skripal attack: Second Russian Salisbury suspect named

Tuesday, October 9th 2018, 2:14

The Bellingcat website says Alexander Mishkin travelled to the UK under the alias Alexander Petrov.
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Syria war: Rebels 'withdraw heavy weapons from Idlib buffer zone'

Monday, October 8th 2018, 17:34
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Heavy weapons have reportedly been withdrawn from a demilitarised zone under a Turkish-Russian deal.
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Khabib Nurmagomedov v Conor McGregor: Dagestan celebrates win

Monday, October 8th 2018, 12:05

People take to the streets in the south Russian republic, home of UFC 229 winner Khabib Nurmagomedov.
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Russian news channels react to hacking allegations

Saturday, October 6th 2018, 6:10
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

How Russian TV reacted to hacking accusations by the UK, US and The Netherlands.
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Have Russian spies lost their touch?

Saturday, October 6th 2018, 1:06
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Four suspected agents uncovered in the Netherlands left a trail of clues, the BBC's Sarah Rainsford writes.
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S-400: India missile defence purchase in US-Russia crosshairs

Friday, October 5th 2018, 12:57
related countries: India India, United States United States

India's purchase of the Russian-made S-400 air defence system runs the risk of US sanctions. So why buy it?
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How the Dutch foiled Russian 'cyber-attack' on OPCW

Thursday, October 4th 2018, 15:46
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Dutch security services expelled four Russians over a cyber-attack plot. Here's what we know.
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Skripal poisoning: Putin denounces ex-spy as 'scumbag'

Wednesday, October 3rd 2018, 16:14

Russia's president complains the media are spending too much time on the man poisoned in Salisbury.
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S-300 missile system: Russia upgrades Syrian air defences

Tuesday, October 2nd 2018, 18:24
related countries: Syria Syria

The move comes two weeks after a Russian reconnaissance plane was shot down in Syria.
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US threatens to 'take out' Russian missiles

Tuesday, October 2nd 2018, 16:40
related countries: United States United States

The US believes a new Russian missile may be breaching a Cold War arms control treaty.
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Hamilton wins in Russia after F1 team orders

Sunday, September 30th 2018, 12:42
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Lewis Hamilton wins Russian GP following team orders for his team-mate Valtteri Bottas and a clever on-track pass on Sebastian Vettel.
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Rudolf Nureyev: How the dance legend continues to inspire

Saturday, September 29th 2018, 23:06

The Russian ballet legend became a star in 1961 but a new film shows how his skill and legacy live on.
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Russian spy poisoning: Woman 'identifies' suspect as Anatoliy Chepiga

Saturday, September 29th 2018, 22:32

A woman in the Russian village of Beryozovka tells the BBC she recognises the Salisbury suspect.
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Theatre poster upsets Russian bureaucrats

Friday, September 28th 2018, 16:38

Satire censorship backfires on Russian city authorities.
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Pussy Riot's Pyotr Verzilov blames Russia for 'poisoning'

Thursday, September 27th 2018, 8:49

The activist says only "Russian secret services" could have poisoned him "so professionally".
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Roman Abramovich was deemed potential 'security threat' by Swiss police

Tuesday, September 25th 2018, 19:59
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Swiss police reportedly suspected the Russian, who denies wrongdoing, of involvement with criminality.
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S-300 missile system: Russia to upgrade Syrian air defences

Monday, September 24th 2018, 17:44
related countries: Syria Syria

Israel warns that the delivery of the S-300 system to Syria will "magnify dangers" in the region.
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Rob Goldstone 'regrets' email setting up controversial Trump Tower meeting

Monday, September 24th 2018, 11:36

Rob Goldstone also covers Donald Trump's much-discussed 2013 Moscow trip, in a BBC interview.
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Putin's critic Alexei Navalny arrested moments after release from jail

Monday, September 24th 2018, 9:56

Russia's opposition leader had just finished a 30-day sentence over planning anti-government protests.
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Chinese anger at US sanctions for Russian weapons purchases

Friday, September 21st 2018, 11:29
related countries: China China, United States United States

China tells the US to withdraw sanctions on its military over Russian weapons purchases.
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US imposes sanctions on China for buying Russian weapons

Friday, September 21st 2018, 1:51
related countries: China China, United States United States
related places: Beijing

Beijing is being penalised for buying Russian combat jets and surface-to-air missiles.
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Russia reinstated by Wada after doping scandal suspension

Thursday, September 20th 2018, 20:12

A decision to lift the suspension of Russia's anti-doping agency (Rusada) is labelled "the greatest treachery" of clean athletes.
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Russia doping ban: Wada tried to help Rusada lift ban in May

Wednesday, September 19th 2018, 22:20
related places: May

The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) proposed a compromise with Russia in May that would allow a suspension of its anti-doping agency (Rusada) to be lifted.
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Russian aircrew deaths: Putin and Netanyahu defuse tension

Tuesday, September 18th 2018, 16:55
related countries: Israel Israel, Syria Syria

Fifteen personnel died when an aircraft was downed by Syrian fire after Israel launched an air raid.
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Russian plane deaths in Syria: What will be the consequences?

Tuesday, September 18th 2018, 15:09
related countries: Syria Syria

A Russian military plane is downed in Syria, killing all 15 aboard. What will happen now?
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Russia blames Israel after military plane shot down off Syria

Tuesday, September 18th 2018, 12:05
related countries: Syria Syria

The aircraft vanished after Israeli jets put it into the path of Syrian air defence, Moscow says.
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Syria war: Russia and Turkey to create buffer zone in Idlib

Monday, September 17th 2018, 18:23
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey
related places: Idlib

Russia's defence minister says the buffer zone means there will be no military offensive on Idlib.
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MH17 crash: Dutch ask Russia to submit new claims

Monday, September 17th 2018, 17:00
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Russia accuses investigators of using fake videos to show its missile brought down a plane in 2014.
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Russian communist hunger strike over 'rigged' far east vote

Monday, September 17th 2018, 12:32

A communist candidate had a clear lead - but lost at the last minute to a pro-Putin politician.
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Russian Orthodox Church cuts ties with Constantinople over Ukraine

Saturday, September 15th 2018, 4:34
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

"Diplomatic relations" with the Patriarchate of Constantinople are severed amid Russia-Ukraine tension.
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Panel advises Wada to end Russia ban

Friday, September 14th 2018, 19:04

The World Anti-Doping Agency's compliance review committee (CRC) recommends the reinstatement of Russia's anti-doping agency Rusada.
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Skripal case: Russian 'spies' targeted Swiss chemical weapons lab

Friday, September 14th 2018, 16:15
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Russians were reportedly caught spying on a Swiss lab involved in the Salisbury poisoning inquiry.
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The Skripal suspects' walk through Salisbury

Thursday, September 13th 2018, 23:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Salisbury

Two suspects in the poisoning of a Russian ex-spy in the UK have said they were merely tourists.
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Putin visits Russia's biggest war games and vows to boost army

Thursday, September 13th 2018, 17:55

The president says Russia's biggest war games since the fall of the Soviet Union are purely defensive.
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Skripal suspects: 'We were just tourists in Salisbury'

Thursday, September 13th 2018, 15:58

The UK says the interview, on Russian state TV, is full of "lies and blatant fabrications".
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Skripal suspects deny involvement in Salisbury Novichok poisoning

Thursday, September 13th 2018, 12:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two men named as suspects in the poisoning of a Russian ex-spy in the UK say they were just tourists.
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Skripal poisoning: Putin says suspects 'civilians, not criminals'

Wednesday, September 12th 2018, 14:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Vladimir Putin says there's "nothing special" about the men and suggests they will tell their story soon.
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President Putin: 'We've found the Skripal poisoning suspects'

Wednesday, September 12th 2018, 9:23

President Vladimir Putin says Russia has found the suspects in Skripal poisoning case, and that they are civilians.
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Russia's Navalny challenged to a duel by Zolotov

Tuesday, September 11th 2018, 14:45

The head of Russia's National Guard says he will "make a beefsteak" out of Russia's opposition leader.
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Russian army plans 'Game of Thrones' cathedral

Tuesday, September 11th 2018, 12:18
related places: Moscow

The Russian armed forces are seeking donations to build their own cathedral in Moscow.
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Judge orders accused Russian agent Maria Butina to remain jailed

Monday, September 10th 2018, 19:57
related countries: United States United States

US prosecutors now say they were wrong to claim Maria Butina had offered sex for work.
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Russia: Google removes Putin critic's ads from YouTube

Monday, September 10th 2018, 10:12

Ads by Alexei Navalny, a Russian opposition leader, are removed from YouTube ahead of local elections.
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Sergei Skripal and the Russian disinformation game

Saturday, September 8th 2018, 23:18

Analysts say Russia is waging an information war against the news. What does a typical case look like?
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Syria war: Idlib rebels targeted by 'fiercest raids in weeks'

Saturday, September 8th 2018, 18:11

The government and Russia step up strikes in Idlib, the last major rebel stronghold in the country.
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George Papadopoulos: Ex-Trump adviser jailed in Russia inquiry

Saturday, September 8th 2018, 7:44

Ex-Trump aide George Papadopoulos is jailed for 14 days for lying to the FBI in the Russia inquiry.
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Syria war: 'Russian strikes' target Idlib as offensive looms

Saturday, September 8th 2018, 1:12
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey
related places: Idlib

The air raids came as Russia's president dismissed Turkey's calls for a ceasefire in northern Syria.
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Russia 'tried to spy on France in space' - French minister

Friday, September 7th 2018, 17:41
related countries: France France

France says a Russian spy satellite got close to a French military satellite to tap its signals.
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Novichok suspects: Russian TV reaction

Friday, September 7th 2018, 14:38

Kremlin-controlled TV responded sarcastically to the naming of the men wanted for the Salisbury poisonings.
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UK Novichok allegations backed by world leaders

Friday, September 7th 2018, 1:31
related countries: Canada Canada, France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Salisbury

Russia accuses the UK of "hysteria" as Western powers say Russian state "almost certainly" behind attack.
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Inside Idlib as major battle looms

Thursday, September 6th 2018, 23:15
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Idlib

Syria and its ally Russia are gearing up for an all-out assault on the rebel-held province of Idlib.
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UK and Russia trade blows at the UN

Thursday, September 6th 2018, 21:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The attack on Sergei and Yulia Skripal was discussed at the UN Security Council.
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Russia's military intelligence service have been connected to the Salisbury attacks

Thursday, September 6th 2018, 21:40

The Russian Federation's military intelligence service have been connected to the Salisbury Novichok poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal.
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Can India work with 'unpredictable' Trump?

Thursday, September 6th 2018, 6:40
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Delhi

India's deals with Russia and Iran are likely to dominate talks with US officials in Delhi.
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Syria war: 'Russian' planes bomb targets in Idlib province

Tuesday, September 4th 2018, 17:13

Reports of renewed action come amid expectations of a major assault on the last rebel-held province.
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Kolya Vasin: Russian fan who gave the Beatles all his loving

Monday, September 3rd 2018, 18:57

The legendary Kolya Vasin made the Beatles a lifetime passion, defying Soviet censors.
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Orthodox Church split fuels Russia-Ukraine tension

Monday, September 3rd 2018, 11:50
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow

Orthodox leaders are set to recognise the Ukrainian Church's independence from Moscow.
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Russia pension protests: Fresh anti-reform rallies held

Sunday, September 2nd 2018, 13:33
related places: Moscow

Rallies are held in Moscow and other cities, despite President Putin's recent concessions.
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Ukraine crisis: Mass turnout for funeral of Donetsk rebel Zakharchenko

Sunday, September 2nd 2018, 11:57
related places: Donetsk

The head of the pro-Russian rebels in Donetsk, Alexander Zakharchenko, died in a bombing on Friday.
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Arkady Babchenko 'murder': Borys Herman jailed over plot

Saturday, September 1st 2018, 19:34

Borys Herman is said to have pleaded guilty to trying to kill Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko.
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Russian air crash: Utair jet catches fire after landing at Sochi

Saturday, September 1st 2018, 14:54
related places: Sochi

The Utair Boeing 737 catches fire after skidding at Sochi airport, injuring 18 on board.
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Ukraine crisis: Blast kills top Donetsk rebel Zakharchenko

Friday, August 31st 2018, 21:22
related places: Donetsk

The head of the pro-Russian rebels in Donetsk, Alexander Zakharchenko, is killed while at a cafe.
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Belgian steel executive found dead in Moscow street

Wednesday, August 29th 2018, 21:39
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Moscow

Police are investigating after the businessman fell from a nine-storey building, Russian media say.
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Don McGahn: Trump says White House counsel to depart

Wednesday, August 29th 2018, 20:43

Don McGrahn's exit follows reports of unease at the extent of his Russia inquiry co-operation.
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Russia's Putin embraces higher pension age but softens blow

Wednesday, August 29th 2018, 16:17

Russia's president softens the blow but rejects calls to scrap retirement reforms.
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Russia's Putin softens pension reforms after outcry

Wednesday, August 29th 2018, 10:08

The Russian leader says the retirement age for women will go up by five years instead of by eight.
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Russia war games: Biggest since Cold War 'justified'

Tuesday, August 28th 2018, 15:55
related countries: China China

Next month's drills in eastern Russia will involve 300,000 personnel and Chinese troops.
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Kalashnikov's CV-1 electric car touted as Russia's answer to Tesla

Thursday, August 23rd 2018, 21:52

Kalashnikov's electric CV-1 is described as a "cutting-edge supercar" styled on a 1970s hatchback.
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Reality Winner: NSA contractor sentenced to five years over leak

Thursday, August 23rd 2018, 16:37

Reality Winner, 26, is jailed for 63 months after releasing a secret report on Russian hacking.
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Russia says 63,000 troops have seen combat in Syria

Thursday, August 23rd 2018, 15:03
related countries: Syria Syria

A defence ministry video reveals the extent of Russia's military involvement in the war in Syria.
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Ukraine crisis: Five soldiers killed in clashes in east

Thursday, August 23rd 2018, 14:49
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Pro-Russian separatists were trying to take over observation posts, Ukraine's defence ministry says.
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Ridicule for Russia's newest robot, Igorek

Thursday, August 23rd 2018, 12:48
related places: Kalashnikov, Moscow

Kalashnikov, the company behind the AK-47 rifle, reveal their latest machine in Moscow.
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The memes that might get you jailed in Russia

Wednesday, August 22nd 2018, 23:36

Why sharing a meme could get you put in prison for six years in Russia.
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Container ship to break the ice on Russian Arctic route

Wednesday, August 22nd 2018, 23:01
related countries: Denmark Denmark
related places: Vladivostok

A Danish ship sailing from Vladivostok is the first container ship to tackle the Arctic sea route.
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Michael Cohen: Trump ex-lawyer 'happy' to aid Russia probe

Wednesday, August 22nd 2018, 19:59

Michael Cohen admitted violating campaign finance laws, but Mr Trump says he has "made up stories".
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Nato-Russia: Putin and Nato trade barbs over troops

Wednesday, August 22nd 2018, 19:56

Nato says its actions are "defensive" after Putin accuses it of moving forces closer to Russia.
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Argentina crematorium burns Russian cocaine haul

Wednesday, August 22nd 2018, 12:21
related countries: Argentina Argentina
related places: Buenos Aires

A huge cocaine stash - 389kg worth £72m - had been hidden at Russia's Buenos Aires embassy.
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Trump-Russia inquiry: 'Where is the collusion?'

Wednesday, August 22nd 2018, 9:09

In a defiant mood, Mr Trump denies again that there was any collusion with Russia to get him elected.
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Facebook and Twitter remove accounts linked to Russia and Iran campaigns

Wednesday, August 22nd 2018, 1:47
related countries: Iran Iran

The social media giants say they have shut down hundreds of accounts linked to Russia and Iran.
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Defamation case against Christopher Steele dismissed

Tuesday, August 21st 2018, 19:48
related countries: United States United States

A US judge rules that Russian billionaires sued to silence Christopher Steele over his dossier claims.
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UK wants 'malign' Russia to face action

Tuesday, August 21st 2018, 8:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Salisbury, Washington

The foreign secretary urges the EU to copy Washington's response to the Salisbury nerve agent attack.
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Microsoft claims win over 'Russian political hackers'

Tuesday, August 21st 2018, 8:16
related countries: United States United States

Cyber-attacks on US political groups are stopped after Microsoft grabs key net domains, the company says.
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Mueller inquiry: Trump fears 'perjury trap' in Russia inquiry

Tuesday, August 21st 2018, 3:49
related countries: United States United States
related places: Trump

The US president also suggested he could take over the investigation into alleged Russian meddling.
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