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Russia targets election watchdog

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 14:52

Russian authorities launch a legal action against election NGO Golos, accusing it of being a "foreign agent" under a controversial new law.
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Russian journalist Beketov dies

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 10:41

Mikhail Beketov, a Russian journalist who campaigned against government corruption and suffered brain damage from an attack in 2008, dies.
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Rojo: Polunin is 'in Moscow and OK'

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 8:51
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London, Moscow

Tamara Rojo, the artistic director of the English National Ballet, says missing Ukrainian ballet dancer Sergei Polunin is "in Moscow and is OK", following his sudden departure from a London show.
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Putin shrugs off European protests

Monday, April 8th 2013, 21:40
related countries: Germany Germany, Netherlands Netherlands

Russian President Vladimir Putin is greeted by protests in Germany and the Netherlands as he meets the leaders of both nations for trade talks.
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Merkel tells Russia it needs NGOs

Monday, April 8th 2013, 14:18
related countries: Germany Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel calls for Russia to give NGOs a chance, in the wake of a series of inspections of foreign-funded groups.
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VIDEO: Topless women in anti-Putin demo

Monday, April 8th 2013, 12:21
related countries: Germany Germany

Topless women protesters in Germany have shouted at Russian president Vladimir Putin as he toured a trade fair in Germany.
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GB fight back to seal famous victory

Sunday, April 7th 2013, 21:50

James Ward and Dan Evans both win to help Great Britain clinch a historic victory over Russia in the Davis Cup.
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Knopfler axes Russia gigs in protest

Friday, April 5th 2013, 10:08

Mark Knopfler cancels two concerts in Russia in protest over what he called the country's "crackdown" on human rights groups.
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VIDEO: Inside a Russian orphanage

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 14:21

Newsnight's Tim Whewell obtained rare access to one of Russia's many orphanages to discover whether the hundreds of thousands of children locked away here can be rescued.
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Russia's unwanted and forgotten children

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 14:04

Inside the grim institutional world of Russia's orphanages
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Heavy snow covers Poland and Russia

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 11:19
related countries: Poland Poland
related places: Moscow

Emergency services in snow-hit Poland try to clear roads and restore power to thousands of homes, with Moscow also badly hit.
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VIDEO: Platforms 'like palaces' on Moscow Metro

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 9:35

The Moscow Metro is used by millions of Russian commuters every day - but is often described as an underground art museum. Steve Rosenberg looks around.
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Cyprus crisis: No Russian bailout

Monday, April 1st 2013, 10:37
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus

The Russian government says it will not compensate Russian savers who have lost money in the Cyprus banking crisis.
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Russia warns of North Korea 'spiral'

Friday, March 29th 2013, 17:34
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States
related places: Pyongyang

Russia warns the North Korea issue may get out of control, as Pyongyang vows to "settle scores" with the US and puts missile units on stand-by.
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Pistorius would consider Worlds

Thursday, March 28th 2013, 16:21
related places: Moscow

Oscar Pistorius could compete at this year's World Athletics Championships in Moscow, his agent tells Associated Press.
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VIDEO: Russian miners' musical treat

Thursday, March 28th 2013, 15:35

A Russian mining company treated its employees to a mini concert underground to help boost productivity.
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Putin orders military exercises

Thursday, March 28th 2013, 11:52

Russian President Vladimir Putin orders surprise military exercises in the Black Sea region, to test the armed forces' battle readiness.
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Boris Berezovsky 'had neck ligature'

Thursday, March 28th 2013, 10:10

An inquest into the death of Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky hears he was discovered lying on his bathroom floor with a "ligature around his neck".
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Brics nations mull development bank

Wednesday, March 27th 2013, 16:04
related countries: Brazil Brazil, India India, South Africa South Africa

Leaders of the Brics nations - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - meeting in Durban discuss the formation of a new development bank.
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NGO fears as Russian raids multiply

Wednesday, March 27th 2013, 10:08

Senior EU officials voice concern as checks by Russian tax inspectors on foreign-funded non-governmental organisations multiply.
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Boris Berezovsky 'died by hanging'

Monday, March 25th 2013, 23:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A post-mortem examination has found Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky's death to be "consistent with hanging", police say.
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China 'buys Russian fighter jets'

Monday, March 25th 2013, 16:43
related countries: China China, United States United States

China has agreed to buy 24 fighter jets and four submarines from Russia, state media say, amid what some see as moves to counterbalance US military might.
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VIDEO: Berezovsky house given all-clear

Monday, March 25th 2013, 5:07

The home of the late exiled Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky has been given the all-clear after searches by police for chemical, biological and nuclear material.
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Sharapova cruises through in Miami

Sunday, March 24th 2013, 20:46

Maria Sharapova beats fellow Russian Elena Vesnina 6-4 6-2 to reach the last 16 of the Miami Masters.
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Berezovsky death remains unexplained

Sunday, March 24th 2013, 16:55

There is no evidence so far that a "third party" was involved in the death of Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky, police say.
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Fifa could rule on NI v Russia date

Sunday, March 24th 2013, 14:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: May

Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill wants Russia game in May but Fifa might have to rule on new date.
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VIDEO: Peng Liyuan: China's stylish first lady

Sunday, March 24th 2013, 4:04
related countries: China China

China's new first lady has become a media and internet sensation in her homeland as she accompanies her husband, President Xi Jinping, on a visit to Russia.
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Russian exile Berezovsky dies in UK

Saturday, March 23rd 2013, 20:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Exiled Russian tycoon and former Kremlin power-broker Boris Berezovsky has been found dead at his home outside London.
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VIDEO: Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky dies

Saturday, March 23rd 2013, 19:16

The exiled Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky has been found dead at his home in Berkshire.
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IFA hits back over pitch criticism

Saturday, March 23rd 2013, 18:04
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The Irish FA rejects criticism it did not do enough to get Windsor Park ready for the World Cup qualifier against Russia.
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China leader Xi hails Russia ties

Saturday, March 23rd 2013, 13:30
related countries: China China
related places: Moscow

Chinese leader Xi Jinping says friendship with Russia guarantees a global strategic balance, on the second day of his trip to Moscow.
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Snow hits football, rugby & racing

Saturday, March 23rd 2013, 9:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Northern Ireland v Russia off, along with fixtures in League One and League Two, plus racing at Doncaster and Newbury.
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Russia opens trial of dead Magnitsky

Friday, March 22nd 2013, 16:00
related places: Moscow

The controversial trial of a dead Russian lawyer - Sergei Magnitsky - opens in Moscow with arguments about its legality.
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Russian police raid rights groups

Friday, March 22nd 2013, 11:21

Russian police raid the offices of Memorial and other campaign groups required to register as "foreign agents".
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China leader Xi begins Russia visit

Friday, March 22nd 2013, 8:48
related countries: China China

Xi Jinping arrives in Russia on the first stop of his maiden overseas tour as president of China, with a visit to Africa to follow.
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BP to buy back $8bn in shares

Friday, March 22nd 2013, 7:32

Oil giant BP says it will buy back $8bn (£5.2bn) of shares, returning to shareholders the money they had put into a complicated Russian venture.
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VIDEO: MPs throw punches in parliament

Tuesday, March 19th 2013, 13:47
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine's parliament was suspended for a short period after fighting erupted among MPs from the president's party and a far-right opposition faction, over a speech made in Russian.
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Russia shelves Magnitsky probe

Tuesday, March 19th 2013, 13:02

Detectives in Russia drop their investigation into the death in prison of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, saying there is no evidence of a crime.
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No charges in Russian adoptee death

Monday, March 18th 2013, 21:53

Prosecutors in Texas say they will not charge a couple whose adopted Russian son's death was ruled an accident but has sparked outrage in Russia.
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VIDEO: Soyuz crew's chilly return to Earth

Saturday, March 16th 2013, 13:16
related countries: United States United States
related places: Earth

A Russian-American crew has safely returned to Earth after 144 days in space on a visit to the International Space Station.
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VIDEO: Bolshoi director 'may recover sight'

Friday, March 15th 2013, 21:58
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Moscow

The artistic director of Moscow's Bolshoi ballet, who was nearly blinded in an acid attack, has been speaking at the medical clinic in Germany where he is being treated.
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VIDEO: Treasures of British-Russian diplomacy

Thursday, March 14th 2013, 11:35
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London, Victoria

A collection of some of the works of art given by the royal courts of the Tudor and the Stuarts to the Russian tsars and vice versa goes on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
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Russia warns on arming Syria rebels

Wednesday, March 13th 2013, 17:44
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Any attempt by the UK to arm Syrian rebels would be a breach of international law, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warns.
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VIDEO: Probe into Russian's UK death

Wednesday, March 13th 2013, 17:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British police are investigating whether a Russian businessman living in the UK may have been poisoned
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Bolshoi cast defend arrested dancer

Wednesday, March 13th 2013, 12:05

Members of Russia's Bolshoi Ballet sign an open letter defending a dancer accused of ordering an acid attack on the artistic director.
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Litvinenko suspect will shun inquest

Tuesday, March 12th 2013, 14:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A former KGB officer suspected of killing Alexander Litvinenko says he will not attend the UK inquest into the Russian spy's death.
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Dead lawyer trial in Russia delayed

Monday, March 11th 2013, 8:55
related countries: United States United States

The trial of the dead Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky is delayed, amid criticism from the United States and European Parliament.
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Trial of dead Magnitsky 'a travesty'

Monday, March 11th 2013, 0:15

Magnitsky trial seen as 'strange' Russian justice
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Russia 'does not deserve Worlds'

Friday, March 8th 2013, 22:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's Jade Johnson argues Russia should not hold this year's World Championships because of more doping scandals.
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Russia 'won't press Syria's Assad'

Friday, March 8th 2013, 7:03
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Moscow

There is "absolutely" no chance of Moscow telling Syrian President Assad to stand down, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov tells the BBC.
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Antarctic lake yields 'new life'

Thursday, March 7th 2013, 21:51

Russian scientists say they have found a new type of bacterial life form in water from a buried Antarctic lake.
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Anzhi Makhachkala 0-0 Newcastle

Thursday, March 7th 2013, 19:11
related places: Moscow

Newcastle secure a goalless draw in Moscow in the first leg of their last-16 Europa League tie against Anzhi Makhachkala.
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VIDEO: Bolshoi acid attack 'was a mistake'

Thursday, March 7th 2013, 12:39
related places: Moscow

A Bolshoi Ballet dancer accused over an attack on artistic director Sergei Filin has told a court he did not mean for him to be splashed with acid.
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Putin attacks rights, says Gorbachev

Thursday, March 7th 2013, 9:11

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev tells the BBC laws passed in Russia by President Vladimir Putin are an "attack on the rights of citizens".
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VIDEO: Putin's circle is 'full of thieves'

Thursday, March 7th 2013, 7:23

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has denounced new laws passed in Russia as an "attack on citizens' rights" and says Mr Putin's inner circle is full of "thieves and corrupt officials".
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Bolshoi dancer detained over attack

Tuesday, March 5th 2013, 19:29
related places: Moscow

Three people are held over the acid attack on the Bolshoi Ballet's artistic director, including a senior dancer suspected of masterminding the plot.
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New Russia charge for Magnitsky boss

Tuesday, March 5th 2013, 17:39

Russia prepares new charges against fund manager Bill Browder, whose lawyer died in a Russian jail in a high-profile case.
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Dead Russian lawyer's trial proceeds

Monday, March 4th 2013, 18:22
related places: Moscow

A Moscow judge rules that the trial of the dead lawyer Sergei Magnitsky should go ahead next week, despite last-minute efforts to stop it.
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VIDEO: Lava rivers flow from Russian volcano

Monday, March 4th 2013, 17:35
related places: Kamchatka

The Plosky Tolbachik volcano in East Russia, is one of 29 on the Kamchatka peninsular, and has been erupting since last November.
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VIDEO: Trial of dead Russian lawyer begins

Monday, March 4th 2013, 13:49
related places: Moscow

The controversial trail of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, who died in police custody, has begun in Moscow
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Russia 'concern' at US death ruling

Saturday, March 2nd 2013, 12:10
related countries: United States United States
related places: Texas

Russia's foreign ministry expresses concern after the Texas authorities rule the death of adopted three-year-old Max Shatto was an accident.
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Russian-US boy's death 'accidental'

Saturday, March 2nd 2013, 9:58
related countries: United States United States

Authorities in the US state of Texas rule the death of an adopted three-year-old Russian boy was accidental, but a Russian official questions the findings.
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Russian ex-banker wins asylum in UK

Friday, March 1st 2013, 18:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A Russian former banker who fled to London after being accused of alleged fraud has been granted political asylum in the UK, the BBC learns.
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The silent nightmare of domestic violence in Russia

Friday, March 1st 2013, 1:16

Plight of battered women in Russia where abuse is not a crime
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'Russia needs a doping inquiry'

Thursday, February 28th 2013, 19:35

Great Britain head coach Peter Eriksson says there needs to be "greater investigation" into why so many Russian athletes are failing drugs tests.
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VIDEO: Parents film girl, 8, driving at speed

Thursday, February 28th 2013, 12:50

Video footage of an eight-year-old girl driving her family's car at high speed on an icy Russian road has led to a police investigation.
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Russia finds horsemeat in sausages

Wednesday, February 27th 2013, 16:40
related countries: Austria Austria

Russian officials say horsemeat has been found in "pork" sausages imported from Austria, the latest in a series of such discoveries across Europe.
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Russia's Navalny in new fraud claim

Wednesday, February 27th 2013, 10:09

One of Russia's leading opposition figures, Alexei Navalny, has been accused of obtaining his lawyer's qualifications fraudulently.
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'Gay propaganda' bill divides Russia

Wednesday, February 27th 2013, 1:48

The bill dividing public opinion in Russia
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VIDEO: US and Russia adoption talks

Tuesday, February 26th 2013, 17:25
related countries: United States United States

The death of the adopted Russian three-year-old Max Shatto is expected be the key talking point in talks between US secretary of state John Kerry and Russia's foreign minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday.
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Russia giant raided in tax probe

Tuesday, February 26th 2013, 16:43

Russian investigators raid the offices of the world's largest aluminium producer, Rusal, amid an investigation alleged tax evasion.
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Russia meteor's origin tracked down

Tuesday, February 26th 2013, 9:25

Astronomers trace the origin of a meteor that injured about 1,000 people after breaking up over central Russia earlier this month.
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Putin signs Russia smoking ban

Monday, February 25th 2013, 7:14

Smoking in Russia will be banned in public places, after President Vladimir Putin signs a tough new bill into law.
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Chelyabinsk gripped by 'meteor fever'

Monday, February 25th 2013, 1:21

Size matters in Russia 'space stone' hunt
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Syria opposition boycotts talks

Saturday, February 23rd 2013, 21:31
related countries: Italy Italy, Syria Syria
related places: Moscow, Rome

Syria's main opposition coalition pulls out of talks in Rome, Washington and Moscow in protest at what it says is the "shameful" failure to stop the violence.
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Russian inmate joins Chilean club

Saturday, February 23rd 2013, 20:45
related countries: Chile Chile

A Russian inmate is allowed to remain in Chile and play for a local football club after serving three-year prison sentence for drug smuggling.
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Depardieu becomes Russian resident

Saturday, February 23rd 2013, 15:08
related places: Saransk

Actor Gerard Depardieu is formally registered as a permanent resident of the central Russian town of Saransk, weeks after receiving his Russian passport.
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US warns Russia over Shatto case

Friday, February 22nd 2013, 8:20
related countries: United States United States
related places: Shatto

The US ambassador to Russia warns against "exploiting human tragedy" after an American woman was accused of murdering her adopted Russian son.
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Russia 'losing billions illegally'

Thursday, February 21st 2013, 11:59

Russia's central bank governor Sergei Ignatiev says that $49bn (£33bn), or 2.5% of GDP, left the country illegally last year.
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Russia proposes direct Syria talks

Thursday, February 21st 2013, 0:11
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Syria Syria
related places: Cairo

Russia and the Arab League say they want to broker direct talks to end the Syria crisis as the opposition prepares to hold a two-day summit in Cairo.
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US adoptee 'playing before he died'

Wednesday, February 20th 2013, 21:58
related countries: United States United States

The US adoptive mother of a Russian-born child who died last month tells police he was playing outside before she found him unresponsive.
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Putin ally quits over foreign homes

Wednesday, February 20th 2013, 18:03
related countries: United States United States

A senior figure in Russian President Vladimir Putin's party resigns after anti-corruption campaigners accuse him of owning homes in the US.
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VIDEO: Russian MP resigns amid allegations

Wednesday, February 20th 2013, 17:06

A senior member of President Putin's United Russia party has resigned his seat in parliament, over allegations of corruption.
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Nigeria charges Russia 'gun dealers'

Tuesday, February 19th 2013, 15:27
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Lagos

Fifteen Russian sailors are charged in a court in Nigeria's main city, Lagos, with illegally bringing weapons into the country.
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