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World Cup 2018: Being black in Russia

Sunday, May 27th 2018, 23:03

Less than 1% of Russia's 144 million people are black. What is life like for them?
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Syria war: Russians killed in militant raid in Deir al-Zour

Sunday, May 27th 2018, 10:40
related places: Moscow

At least four military personnel died in the attack in Deir al-Zour province, Moscow says.
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MH17: Russia 'liable' for downing airliner over Ukraine

Friday, May 25th 2018, 15:01
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, Ukraine Ukraine

Australia and the Netherlands say they will hold Russia accountable for downing flight MH17.
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Oleg Deripaska resigns from Rusal amid US sanctions row

Friday, May 25th 2018, 10:30
related countries: United States United States

The Russian oligarch leaves the aluminium producer to try shield it from US sanctions against him.
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MH17 missile owned by Russian brigade, investigators say

Thursday, May 24th 2018, 15:00
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, Ukraine Ukraine

The flight was downed over Ukraine by a missile fired by a unit based in Russia, investigators say.
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Yulia Skripal: 'We are so lucky to survive'

Wednesday, May 23rd 2018, 18:48

The daughter of an ex-Russian spy poisoned in Salisbury makes her first video statement since the attack.
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Moscow stations get World Cup selfie spots

Tuesday, May 22nd 2018, 13:01
related places: Moscow

Moscow railway and underground stations will get designated spots for talking the best selfie.
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Clinton takes a dig at Trump with a Russian hat

Monday, May 21st 2018, 18:01
related countries: United States United States
related places: Yale, Trump

At a Yale graduation ceremony, Hilary Clinton takes a swipe at US President Donald Trump.
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UK turns blind eye to dirty Russian money, say MPs

Sunday, May 20th 2018, 23:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The City is being used as "a base for the corrupt assets" of President Putin's allies, MPs claim.
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Ex-spy Sergei Skripal discharged after poisoning

Friday, May 18th 2018, 14:39

The Russian exile and his daughter were found slumped on a bench in Salisbury on 4 March.
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Poland stops 'Russian hybrid war groups'

Thursday, May 17th 2018, 17:47
related countries: Poland Poland, Ukraine Ukraine

Poland says Russian networks were trying to foment Polish hostility to Ukraine.
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Russia's military hot water bottle blowers

Wednesday, May 16th 2018, 18:40

The unique skills of Russia's armed forces were on display at the World Military Wrestling Championship.
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Trump Russia investigation: What new Trump Tower documents tell us

Wednesday, May 16th 2018, 17:13

A Senate panel releases transcripts of interviews with Donald Trump Jr about its Russia probe.
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Russia World Cup: Argentina 'flirting manual' panned

Wednesday, May 16th 2018, 15:15
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Argentina's football association is panned for giving advice about flirting in Russia.
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Controversial Russia-Crimea bridge opens

Tuesday, May 15th 2018, 21:20

The $3.7bn (£2.7bn) bridge links southern Russia with the territory it annexed in 2014.
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Six World Cup pitches installed by Irish company

Monday, May 14th 2018, 17:36
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Irish-owned global pitch specialists SIS Pitches has installed the pitch for the World Cup final in Russia.
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Paris knife attack: Suspect 'French citizen born in Russia's Chechnya'

Sunday, May 13th 2018, 17:26
related countries: France France
related places: Is, Paris

The suspect in Saturday's deadly knife attack was on a French security watch list, sources say.
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Eurovision 2018: Second semi-final sees Russia eliminated

Thursday, May 10th 2018, 22:52
related countries: Denmark Denmark, Norway Norway

The final 10 acts to go through include Norway's Alexander Rybak and Rasmussen from Denmark.
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Pence calls on Mueller to wrap up' Russia probe

Thursday, May 10th 2018, 16:03

The vice-president says it is time for the investigation to end "in the interests of the country".
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Trump lawyer Michael Cohen 'paid by firm linked to Russian'

Wednesday, May 9th 2018, 9:40

Michael Cohen is reported to have received $500,000 from a firm with ties to a Russian oligarch.
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Russia: World Cup hosts fined £22,000 for France game racism

Tuesday, May 8th 2018, 19:35
related countries: France France

The Russian Football Union is fined £22,000 for racist chants by fans in their friendly with France.
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Russia to showcase robot tank in WW2 victory parade

Tuesday, May 8th 2018, 0:17

Russia is showing off more and more remote-controlled weapons.
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Syria war: Rebels leave last major besieged enclave

Monday, May 7th 2018, 19:52
related countries: Syria Syria

The Russian-brokered evacuation cements the Assad government's hold on central Syria.
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Putin is inaugurated for fourth term as Russian president

Monday, May 7th 2018, 10:09

Vladimir Putin promises to harness Russia's talents "to achieve breakthroughs".
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Putin Navalny: Opposition leader held at Moscow protest

Saturday, May 5th 2018, 23:59

The opposition leader is detained at a rally in Moscow before the Russian president's inauguration.
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US Navy resurrects Second Fleet in Atlantic to counter Russia

Saturday, May 5th 2018, 9:34
related countries: United States United States
related places: Atlantic

The fleet returns to its old base seven years after disbandment, to oversee forces in the North Atlantic.
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Trump lawyer Ty Cobb exits Russia inquiry

Thursday, May 3rd 2018, 0:55

Ty Cobb will be replaced by an attorney who defended Bill Clinton from impeachment 20 years ago.
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Mueller 'threatened Trump with subpoena' amid Russia probe

Wednesday, May 2nd 2018, 18:52

The president was warned he might be forced to testify as part of the Russia probe, reports say.
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100 years on: The murder of the Russian Tsar and his family

Tuesday, May 1st 2018, 23:26

The Russian Tsar Nicholas II and his entire family were killed by a firing squad in 1918.
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Trump: Leak of Mueller's Russia questions 'disgraceful'

Tuesday, May 1st 2018, 16:57

Mr Trump appears to confirm a reported list of questions prepared by special counsel Robert Mueller.
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From Russian orphan to Team USA

Friday, April 27th 2018, 11:12

Tatyana McFadden's won 17 Paralympic medals, but life was far from easy.
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South African women win Goldman prize for stopping nuclear deal

Monday, April 23rd 2018, 14:47
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Makoma Lekalakala and Liz McDaid won their court case against a secret deal with Russia worth ($76bn) £54bn.
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Salisbury attack: Russian TV's claims about poisoning

Sunday, April 22nd 2018, 0:00

What happened in Salisbury has been disputed by Russian journalists.
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Syria 'chemical' attack: Experts finally visit Douma site

Saturday, April 21st 2018, 16:54
related countries: Syria Syria

International experts make a much-delayed examination of the site of a suspected attack in Douma.
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Trump-Russia 'collusion': Democrats file lawsuit

Friday, April 20th 2018, 20:18

Documents filed in a lawsuit allege that Mr Trump's 2016 campaign "gleefully accepted" Russian help.
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Russian crackdown on Telegram app 'failing'

Friday, April 20th 2018, 18:38

The messaging app is working around attempts to block it by authorities.
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Salisbury attack: Scientist Vladimir Uglev 'helped create Novichok'

Thursday, April 19th 2018, 16:00

Scientist Vladimir Uglev has no doubt the agent that poisoned the Skripals was made in Russia.
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The man who made Novichok

Thursday, April 19th 2018, 7:07

The BBC's Steve Rosenberg speaks to a retired Russian scientist who says he made nerve agents.
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'Confused' UN envoy Nikki Haley hits back at White House

Wednesday, April 18th 2018, 15:37

Comments by a Trump aide that Nikki Haley is "confused" over Russia sanctions draw a sharp response.
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Syria 'chemical attack': Shooting delays OPCW visit to site

Wednesday, April 18th 2018, 14:59

It is unclear when chemical weapons experts will be able to start work after Tuesday's incident.
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Russia's Telegram block hits web users

Tuesday, April 17th 2018, 13:44

Russia blocks millions of IP addresses in move to shut down Telegram messaging platform.
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Syria air strikes: Russia denies tampering with suspected chemical attack site

Monday, April 16th 2018, 19:45

International inspectors will be allowed to visit Douma on Wednesday, the Russian military announces.
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Russia accused of global net hack attacks

Monday, April 16th 2018, 16:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Russia is seeking to hijack essential internet hardware, US and UK intelligence agencies allege.
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Performing bear at Russian match is 'inhumane' - animal welfare groups

Monday, April 16th 2018, 16:10

Footage of a bear performing in front of fans before a Russian league match is condemned as "shocking and inhumane" by animal welfare groups.
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Russian reporter Borodin dead after mystery fall

Monday, April 16th 2018, 14:39
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Borodin

Maxim Borodin wrote about the deaths of mercenaries in Syria and was found below his flat.
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James Comey: Six claims about Trump from ex-FBI director

Monday, April 16th 2018, 13:38
related places: Moscow

The ex-FBI director calls Mr Trump "morally unfit" to lead, but also said things that critics have pounced on.
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Russian-controlled Crimea's Artek youth camp hosted Assad children

Monday, April 16th 2018, 9:58
related countries: Syria Syria

The Syrian president's teenagers stayed at a famous beach camp in Russian-controlled Crimea.
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UN ambassador: 'How can you say that with a straight face?'

Friday, April 13th 2018, 16:42
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, and her Russian counterpart, Vassily Nebenzia, sparred over actions in Syria.
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Russia says Syrian 'chemical attack' was staged

Friday, April 13th 2018, 16:37
related countries: Syria Syria

Russia, Syria's key military ally, warns the US that air strikes could risk starting a war.
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Russia to block Telegram app over encryption

Friday, April 13th 2018, 10:37

A court approves the media regulator's request after the app refuses to hand over encryption keys.
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Syria 'chemical attack': Trump decision on strike 'fairly soon'

Thursday, April 12th 2018, 23:04

Donald Trump says he is looking "seriously" at the situation, as Russia warns about the risk of war.
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Syria 'chemical attack': The view from Moscow

Thursday, April 12th 2018, 17:18
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Moscow

The BBC's Moscow correspondent Steve Rosenberg gives the view from the Russian capital.
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Syria war: Trump says missiles 'will be coming'

Wednesday, April 11th 2018, 20:44
related countries: Syria Syria

He tells Russia to prepare for action against its ally Syria over the suspected chemical attack.
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Syria 'chemical attack': Russia warns US against military action

Wednesday, April 11th 2018, 7:08
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

Moscow urges Washington to avoid "military adventure" in response to suspected chemical weapons use.
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Zuckerberg: Facebook is in 'arms race' with Russia

Wednesday, April 11th 2018, 2:04
related countries: United States United States

Mark Zuckerberg tells US Congress his firm is struggling to get ahead of Russian manipulation.
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Russian spy: Yulia Skripal discharged from hospital

Tuesday, April 10th 2018, 15:51

Yulia Skripal, who was poisoned with a toxic nerve agent, has left hospital for a secure location.
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Embalming fluid error kills patient in Russian hospital

Tuesday, April 10th 2018, 9:44

The hospital patient should have been given saline, not formaldehyde, after surgery.
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Transgender Kyrgyz seek unlikely refuge in Russia

Monday, April 9th 2018, 23:05

Violence and regulation mean home is an increasingly hostile place for transgender Kyrgyz.
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Syria 'chemical attack': Russia and US in fierce row at UN

Monday, April 9th 2018, 22:41
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

Moscow accuses opponents of slander over alleged chemical attack, with the US pledging a response.
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Sanctions-hit Russian giant's shares dive

Monday, April 9th 2018, 16:18
related countries: United States United States

Russia's stock market dives and US sanctions hit shares in two firms controlled by Oleg Deripaska.
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Syria conflict: Russia says no evidence of Douma chemical attack

Monday, April 9th 2018, 16:07
related countries: Syria Syria

Foreign Minister Lavrov says claims Syria carried out a deadly chemical attack are a "provocation".
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Syria war: Trump condemns Syria for 'chemical attack' on Douma

Sunday, April 8th 2018, 21:18
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

The US president blames Russia, Iran and "Animal Assad", saying there will be a "big price to pay".
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Russian spy poisoning: Sergei Skripal 'improving rapidly'

Friday, April 6th 2018, 21:15

Russian Sergei Skripal is no longer in a critical condition, doctors say, after nerve agent poisoning.
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US punishes key Putin allies over worldwide 'malign activity'

Friday, April 6th 2018, 19:50
related countries: United States United States

Aluminium billionaire Oleg Deripaska is among seven oligarchs and 17 top government officials targeted.
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Spy poisoning: Russia says UK is 'playing with fire'

Friday, April 6th 2018, 12:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Moscow, Salisbury

Moscow's UN ambassador accuses the UK of inventing a "fake story" over the Salisbury spy poisoning.
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Russian TV airs 'Skripal phone call'

Thursday, April 5th 2018, 18:32

The recording is allegedly of a conversation between Yulia Skripal and her cousin Viktoria.
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Russian spy poisoning: Yulia Skripal 'getting stronger daily'

Thursday, April 5th 2018, 17:04

The daughter of ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal makes her first statement since being poisoned.
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Russians protest over 'toxic' landfill near Moscow

Wednesday, April 4th 2018, 23:01
related places: Moscow

The Russian capital has no recycling programme and its expanding rubbish landfills are causing health problems.
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Russian spy: Moscow bid for joint poisoning inquiry fails at OPCW

Wednesday, April 4th 2018, 19:59
related places: Moscow

A proposal for a new inquiry into the Salisbury poisoning fails at the chemical weapons watchdog.
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Russian spy: UK brands offer of joint inquiry 'perverse'

Wednesday, April 4th 2018, 16:24

The UK blasts Russia as the global chemical weapons watchdog discusses the attack on an ex-spy.
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Russia's bitter taste of capitalism

Tuesday, April 3rd 2018, 23:30

Chaos and hardship hit Russia with the rapid market reforms in early 1992, weeks after the collapse of the USSR.
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Russia threatens sanctions over Latvian language in schools

Tuesday, April 3rd 2018, 12:55
related countries: Latvia Latvia

Russian-majority schools will have to teach teenagers in Latvian, under a new law.
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Russian spy: Sergei Lavrov accuses West of 'children's games'

Monday, April 2nd 2018, 14:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The foreign minister hits out at diplomatic expulsions, accusing the UK over the Skripal attack.
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Did American tourism to Russia increase in 2017?

Monday, April 2nd 2018, 0:10
related countries: United States United States

Reality Check looks into claims about the health of the Russian tourism industry.
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Is Russia arming the Afghan Taliban?

Sunday, April 1st 2018, 23:13
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The US has accused Russia of trying to destabilise Afghanistan by supporting Taliban militants.
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Viktor Yushchenko: Ukraine's ex-president on being poisoned

Sunday, April 1st 2018, 23:12
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Viktor Yushchenko says he hopes Europe will wake up to the threat posed by Russia.
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Moscow official says West is trying to deny Russia World Cup

Sunday, April 1st 2018, 3:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Moscow, West

A Moscow official accuses the UK and US of trying to stop the championship being held in Russia.
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Syria war: 'Deal struck' to take critically injured out of Douma

Sunday, April 1st 2018, 1:11

Reports say the critically injured will be allowed to leave Douma under a deal brokered by Russia.
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Skripal poisoning: Russian diplomats leave Washington

Sunday, April 1st 2018, 0:29

Expelled Russian diplomats leave their embassy in Washington to fly home.
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Saturday, March 31st 2018, 19:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Heathrow

The UK says the search of an Aeroflot plane at Heathrow was routine - illegal says Russia.
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Spy poisoning: Russia expels more UK diplomats

Saturday, March 31st 2018, 14:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain is told a total of more than 50 diplomats must leave over the nerve agent poisoning row.
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Spy poisoning: Russia escalates spy row with new expulsions

Saturday, March 31st 2018, 3:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Moscow

Moscow orders the UK to cut more Russian staff as it hits back at more than 20 countries.
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Russian spy: How big is the Kremlin's diplomatic network?

Friday, March 30th 2018, 15:54

Russia is losing more than 140 envoys, but it remains one of the world's diplomatic powerhouses.
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Test-launch footage of Russian ballistic missile Satan 2

Friday, March 30th 2018, 11:28

Russia's President Putin claims it can penetrate any defence shield.
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Spy poisoning: Russia expels 60 US diplomats in tit-for-tat measure

Friday, March 30th 2018, 10:45
related countries: United States United States
related places: Moscow

Moscow kicks out 60 envoys and closes a consulate in response to US action over spy poisoning.
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