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BP profits hit by Russia problems

Tuesday, October 28th 2014, 10:06

BP's quarterly profits fall 21% to $3bn as the falling value of the rouble and lower oil prices take their toll.
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Taking selfies 'spreads head lice'

Monday, October 27th 2014, 12:59

Getting too close to another person's hair is the 'main reason' for lice spreading, Russian health agency says.
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Pro-Western blocs 'win Ukraine poll'

Sunday, October 26th 2014, 22:04
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Pro-Western parties will dominate Ukraine's parliament after the first elections to the body since February's revolution, exit polls suggest.
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VIDEO: Russia turns back clocks for good

Saturday, October 25th 2014, 22:48

Russia prepares to turn back the clocks, moving the country on to "permanent winter time" - a move which has divided opinion
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Russian clocks go back for last time

Saturday, October 25th 2014, 17:36

After experimenting with permanent summer hours, Russia is adopting permanent winter hours due to fewer hours of daylight in the north.
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Russia 'helped Yanukovych to flee'

Friday, October 24th 2014, 21:01
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Vladimir Putin says for the first time that Russia helped Ukraine's ex-President Viktor Yanukovych to flee after he was ousted in February.
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Ukraine-Russia 'consensus' over gas

Friday, October 24th 2014, 18:29
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine and Russia find "consensus" on a deal to end their gas dispute, according to the boss of Ukraine's state gas firm.
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Air chiefs quit over Total boss death

Thursday, October 23rd 2014, 9:32
related countries: France France
related places: Vnukovo

The head of Russia's Vnukovo airport and his deputy resign after a plane crash that killed the head of France's Total, Christophe de Margerie.
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Nato jets 'intercept Russian plane'

Thursday, October 23rd 2014, 8:08

Nato warplanes have intercepted a Russian spy plane over the Baltic Sea, the alliance says, amid heightened tensions between the West and Russia.
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'No rules broken over fans ban'

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014, 18:49

Uefa says no rules were broken despite fans being at the game between CSKA Moscow and Manchester City.
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Total plane crash driver 'got lost'

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014, 11:57
related places: Moscow

A snowplough driver at a Moscow airport says he lost his bearings before a collision with a plane that killed Total oil boss Christophe de Margerie.
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Total names new heads after boss dies

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014, 11:51
related places: Moscow

Oil giant Total appoints a new chief executive and new chairman to replace Christophe de Margerie who died in a plane crash in Moscow on Monday.
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Kompany angered by away fans ban

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014, 6:44

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany says it was unfair to exclude away fans after a 2-2 Champions League draw at CSKA Moscow.
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VIDEO: 'Negligence' behind Total boss death

Tuesday, October 21st 2014, 22:37
related places: Moscow

Russian investigators have said "criminal negligence" caused the crash at a Moscow airport that resulted in the death of Total's chief executive.
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CSKA Moscow 2-2 Man City

Tuesday, October 21st 2014, 18:51

Manchester City surrender a two-goal lead to draw at CSKA Moscow, leaving their Champions League hopes in the balance.
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'Negligence' behind Total boss death

Tuesday, October 21st 2014, 17:45

Russian investigators say "criminal negligence" caused the crash that killed the boss of oil firm Total and the three crew members of his private jet.
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Total boss dies in Moscow air crash

Tuesday, October 21st 2014, 10:28
related countries: France France
related places: Moscow, Vnukovo

Christophe de Margerie, chief executive of French oil company Total since 2007, has died after his plane crashed during take-off in Moscow.
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VIDEO: 'The rebels beat me with guns'

Monday, October 20th 2014, 23:45
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

In the first part of his road trip across Ukraine ahead of parliamentary elections, Steve Rosenberg meets a candidate who was persecuted by pro-Russian rebels.
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VIDEO: Donetsk rocked by chemical plant blast

Monday, October 20th 2014, 19:15
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Donetsk

A powerful explosion at a chemical plant in the rebel-held city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine has reverberated across the city.
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Sweden steps up 'mystery sub' hunt

Monday, October 20th 2014, 17:27
related countries: Sweden Sweden
related places: Stockholm

Sweden steps up its search in waters off Stockholm and tells some civilian vessels to leave the area amid suspicions of a Russian submarine.
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Kobayashi's Caterham safety 'scare'

Monday, October 20th 2014, 14:58

Kamui Kobayashi admitted to being "seriously troubled" about the safety of his Caterham during the Russian GP weekend.
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Amnesty deplores abuses in Ukraine

Monday, October 20th 2014, 14:12
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Amnesty International finds evidence of atrocities committed by both warring sides in eastern Ukraine, but not on the scale reported by Russia.
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VIDEO: Russian racism casts shadow on World Cup

Monday, October 20th 2014, 13:14

FIFA has said that Russia's preparations for hosting the World Cup in 2018 are "on track" so far.
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Russian rouble weakens on downgrade

Monday, October 20th 2014, 10:23

The Russian rouble weakens further against the dollar after Moody's downgrades its credit rating, blaming the economic damage caused by sanctions.
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Disabled ship tugged away from Canada

Sunday, October 19th 2014, 21:37

A Russian container ship drifting powerless with hundreds of tons of fuel on board is being pulled away from the Canadian coast after fears of an oil spill.
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Russia denies submarine incident

Sunday, October 19th 2014, 21:13
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Russia denies that one of its submarines got into trouble off Sweden, after reports of suspicious activity in the Baltic.
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Serena angered by 'sexist' slur

Sunday, October 19th 2014, 8:19

Serena Williams criticises Russian Tennis Federation president Shamil Tarpischev for making "sexist and racist" comments.
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VIDEO: 'Foreign activity' in Swedish waters?

Sunday, October 19th 2014, 7:31
related countries: Sweden Sweden, Ukraine Ukraine

Sweden has boosted its military presence in the Stockholm Archipelago, amid rising tension between Russia and Scandinavian countries over the Ukraine crisis.
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Drifting fuel ship towed from coast

Saturday, October 18th 2014, 9:04
related countries: Canada Canada, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A 135-metre Russian container ship drifting powerless with hundreds of tons of fuel on board is being towed away from the Canada coast.
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Russian boss fined for Williams jibe

Saturday, October 18th 2014, 7:32

Russian tennis boss Shamil Tarpischev is fined £15,500 for referring to Serena and Venus as "the Williams brothers".
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Rolls-Royce warns of falling revenue

Friday, October 17th 2014, 18:09

Shares in engineering firm Rolls-Royce fall 11.5% after the company warns of falling revenues as trade sanctions against Russia begin to bite.
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'No breakthrough' in Ukraine talks

Friday, October 17th 2014, 17:49
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The presidents of Russia and Ukraine hold talks with EU leaders, with no apparent breakthrough on how to resolve the crisis in Ukraine.
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Poland arrests two 'Russian spies'

Friday, October 17th 2014, 16:19
related countries: Poland Poland

The authorities in Poland arrest a Polish army officer and a lawyer on suspicion that they spied for Russia.
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'Buy Russian' campaign defies food embargo

Friday, October 17th 2014, 10:33

Russians replace Western brands to defy sanctions
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Putin drops in on Berlusconi

Friday, October 17th 2014, 9:30
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Milan

Russian President Vladimir Putin pays a late-night visit to disgraced Italian ex-Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi in the middle of a summit in Milan.
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Serbia's balancing act between Russia and EU

Friday, October 17th 2014, 8:35

Serbia's balancing act between Russia and the EU
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VIDEO: The changing Russian menu

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 23:05

After President Putin banned fresh food imports from the West, Russian menus began to change. Now, many believe the sanctions will boost the local economy, as Sarah Rainsford reports.
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Is the oil crash a secret US war on Russia?

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 17:11
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United States United States

Is there a US-Saudi conspiracy behind the recent oil crash?
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Putin attends Serb military parade

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 15:59
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro, United States United States
related places: Belgrade

Vladimir Putin stresses Russia's support for Serbia at Belgrade's first military parade in decades, amid continuing friction between Russia and the West.
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Russia's gas fight with Ukraine

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 1:03
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Why did Russia cut off Ukraine's gas and will it turn it back on?
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VIDEO: The cyber tattoo that 'plays' music

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 23:36

BBC Click talks to Russian artist Dmitry Morozov about his tattoo that "plays" music
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Russian hackers targeted Nato PCs

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 12:09
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russian hackers repackaged and re-used an old bug to gain access to computers in Nato, western governments and Ukraine.
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East Ukraine rebel leader attacked

Monday, October 13th 2014, 11:31

A pro-Russian Donetsk rebel leader, Pavel Gubarev, is unconscious in hospital after gunmen fired at his car, causing it to crash.
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Abbott to 'confront' Putin on MH17

Monday, October 13th 2014, 7:26
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Malaysia Malaysia

Australian PM Tony Abbott says he will confront Russian President Vladimir Putin over the shooting down of a Malaysian passenger plane in July.
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Hamilton dedicates win to Bianchi

Sunday, October 12th 2014, 15:27
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Lewis Hamilton dedicates his Russian GP victory to Jules Bianchi, who remains in a critical condition in hospital.
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Hamilton dominates in Russian GP win

Sunday, October 12th 2014, 13:55
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Lewis Hamilton dominates the Russian Grand Prix to take his ninth win of the year, his fourth in a row, and extend his championship lead.
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Putin 'orders Russia troop pullback'

Sunday, October 12th 2014, 0:46
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin orders the withdrawal of thousands of troops stationed near the Ukrainian border, Russian media report.
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Uruguay qualify for Rugby World Cup

Saturday, October 11th 2014, 20:52

Uruguay beat Russia 36-27 to overcome a first-leg play-off deficit and qualify for the World Cup for only third time.
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Hamilton on pole in Russia

Saturday, October 11th 2014, 12:40
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Lewis Hamilton is in pole with Mercedes team-mate and rival Nico Rosberg second at the inaugural Russian Grand Prix.
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Hamilton dominant despite spin

Saturday, October 11th 2014, 9:45
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Lewis Hamilton was in a league of his own in final practice at the Russian Grand Prix despite a spin.
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Football fans jailed for Putin chant

Friday, October 10th 2014, 14:46
related countries: Belarus Belarus

A court in Minsk jails eight Ukrainian football fans after they sang an insulting song about Russian President Vladimir Putin at a match.
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Putin wants say in Moldova-EU trade

Friday, October 10th 2014, 14:17
related countries: Moldova Moldova

Russia's President Vladimir Putin tells Moldova that it must take account of Russia's interests before developing closer trade ties with the EU.
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Hamilton sets searing pace in Russia

Friday, October 10th 2014, 12:55
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Lewis Hamilton sets the pace in the second practice session at the Russian Grand Prix, with team-mate Nico Rosberg fourth.
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Rosberg top in Russia practice

Friday, October 10th 2014, 8:11
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Nico Rosberg edges title rival Lewis Hamilton to set the fastest time in first practice at the Russian Grand Prix.
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Marussia to run one car in Russia

Friday, October 10th 2014, 6:33

Marussia will run just one car at this weekend's Russian Grand Prix out of respect for Jules Bianchi.
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Ukraine border monitoring weak - US

Thursday, October 9th 2014, 13:10
related countries: United States United States

International monitoring of the Russia-Ukraine border is "grossly inadequate", the US says, amid concern about Russian support for separatist fighters.
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China hunts for tiger freed by Putin

Thursday, October 9th 2014, 11:35
related countries: China China

A Siberian tiger freed from captivity by Russian President Vladimir Putin has crossed into China in search of food, officials say.
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VIDEO: Vladimir Putin depicted as Hercules

Tuesday, October 7th 2014, 4:23

Russian President Vladimir Putin is depicted as Hercules in a new art exhibition.
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Obituary: Yuri Lyubimov - Russian theatre star

Monday, October 6th 2014, 17:12

Yuri Lyubimov – Russia loses a creative giant of theatre
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Russian dissident seeks UK asylum

Monday, October 6th 2014, 10:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A key ally of Russian anti-Kremlin campaigner Alexei Navalny - Vladimir Ashurkov - asks for political asylum in the UK.
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Latvia bloc keeps Russian party out

Monday, October 6th 2014, 9:18
related countries: Latvia Latvia

Latvia's ruling centre-right coalition parties win a clear majority in the country's parliamentary election, despite a pro-Russian party coming top.
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Five dead in Chechnya suicide attack

Sunday, October 5th 2014, 20:45
related places: Chechen

Five police officers have been killed and 12 other people hurt in a suicide bombing in the Chechen capital, Grozny, Russia's interior ministry says.
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Ukraine crisis spells Arctic freeze in Russia-Norway ties

Saturday, October 4th 2014, 0:08
related countries: Norway Norway, Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine crisis chills Norway-Russia ties
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Heavy fighting for Ukraine airport

Friday, October 3rd 2014, 21:37
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Donetsk

Heavy fighting erupts at Donetsk airport in eastern Ukraine, as both government troops and pro-Russia rebels claim control over the facility.
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WW2 heroes receive Russian medal

Friday, October 3rd 2014, 12:09

The Russian embassy honours 30 war veterans in Southampton for taking crucial supplies to Russia during World War Two.
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Russia brain drain after Putin crackdown

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 0:14

Top Russian journalists join wave of emigration
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Lithuania accuses Russia over boat

Wednesday, October 1st 2014, 18:15
related countries: Lithuania Lithuania

Russia is accused by Lithuania of violating international maritime laws after seizing a Lithuanian fishing boat with a crew of 30.
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New Nato chief urges Russian rethink

Wednesday, October 1st 2014, 16:19
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The new Nato chief, Jens Stoltenberg, says the alliance wants constructive ties with Russia - but Russian policy in Ukraine must change.
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CSKA Moscow 0-1 Bayern Munich

Tuesday, September 30th 2014, 18:40

Thomas Muller scores a penalty as Bayern Munich beat CSKA Moscow 1-0 at an empty stadium in the Champions League.
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EU to keep Russia sanctions in place

Tuesday, September 30th 2014, 14:36
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Brussels

The EU decides to keep sanctions on Russia in place, judging that Ukraine's peace deal is not fully effective.
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Donetsk airport clash violates truce

Tuesday, September 30th 2014, 10:43
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Donetsk

Officials in eastern Ukraine say artillery is pounding the Donetsk airport area, where Ukrainian troops are resisting pro-Russian separatists.
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Clash 'kills seven Ukraine troops'

Monday, September 29th 2014, 16:57
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Donetsk

Seven Ukraine soldiers reportedly die in a clash with pro-Russian rebels near Donetsk airport - the military's heaviest single loss since a truce.
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Rosneft and Exxon find Arctic oil

Sunday, September 28th 2014, 12:49
related countries: United States United States
related places: Arctic

Russian energy giant Rosneft says it has discovered oil with its US project partner Exxon Mobil at a controversial well in the Arctic.
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VIDEO: Lavrov attacks US 'military interference'

Sunday, September 28th 2014, 8:40
related countries: United States United States
related places: America

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has used his speech at the United Nations General Assembly to attack America's 'military interference' in the world.
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EU hopeful of Ukraine gas deal

Friday, September 26th 2014, 15:49
related countries: Germany Germany, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Berlin

The EU's energy commissioner outlines plans for a deal between Ukraine and Russia to end their row over gas deliveries, after talks in Berlin.
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Week in pictures: 20-26 September 2014

Friday, September 26th 2014, 14:15

First Russian woman in space for 17 years + other pics of the week
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Shares of Russian oil tycoon seized

Friday, September 26th 2014, 10:20

A Russian court seizes shares in the oil firm Bashneft, whose billionaire owner Vladimir Yevtushenkov is under house arrest.
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First Russian woman in ISS mission

Friday, September 26th 2014, 3:30
related countries: United States United States

Russia has sent a woman into space for the first time in 17 years as part of a joint US-Russian mission to the International Space Station (ISS).
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Ukraine: 'Keep Russia sanctions'

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 3:50
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States
related places: Moscow, West

Ukraine's prime minister urges the West not to lift sanctions on Russia, after the US president says they could go if Moscow supports peace efforts.
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Nato sees Russia pullback in Ukraine

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 15:08
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Nato says it has observed a "significant" withdrawal of Russian troops from eastern Ukraine, but adds that some forces still remain there.
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Japan increases sanctions on Russia

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 14:20
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Japan imposes additional sanctions on Russia for its involvement in the Ukraine crisis as tension rises over their own territorial dispute.
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Russia plans for internet crisis

Monday, September 22nd 2014, 12:11

Russia is making plans to ensure state control over the country's internet traffic in a national emergency, Russian media report.
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