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Russia and US strike nuclear deal

Tuesday, May 6th 2008, 14:39
related countries: United States United States

Russia and the US sign a key deal on civilian nuclear power which is set to expand bilateral trade.
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Football: Russia's visa reprieve

Monday, May 5th 2008, 16:38
related places: Moscow

Russia waives visa requirements for a 72-hour period for football fans with a ticket for the Champions League final in Moscow.
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Putin defends missiles at parade

Monday, May 5th 2008, 11:28
related places: Moscow

Moscow's plan to mark Victory Day by parading heavy weapons is not meant as a threat, Vladimir Putin says.
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Chechnya bomb kills five police

Monday, May 5th 2008, 7:19
related places: Medvedev

A roadside bomb kills five policemen in Chechnya as Russia's President-elect Medvedev prepares for office.
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Azeris clear Iran nuclear cargo

Thursday, May 1st 2008, 18:16
related countries: Azerbaijan Azerbaijan, Iran Iran

Azerbaijan allows a Russian nuclear cargo to cross its territory into Iran after holding it up for a month.
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Azeris clear Russia nuclear cargo

Thursday, May 1st 2008, 18:16
related countries: Azerbaijan Azerbaijan, Iran Iran

Azerbaijan allows a Russian nuclear cargo to cross its territory into Iran after holding it up for a month.
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Russia beefs up Abkhazia forces

Thursday, May 1st 2008, 9:02
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Extra Russian troops are being deployed in Georgia's breakaway Abkhazia region, Russia says.
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Football: 'Express' visas for fans

Wednesday, April 30th 2008, 16:45
related places: Moscow

Champions League organiser Uefa is arranging plans to help English supporters with final tickets in Moscow to get "express" Russian visas.
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Russia warned over Georgia move

Wednesday, April 30th 2008, 15:50
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Nato says Russia's troop build-up in Georgia's two breakaway regions risks escalating tension in the area.
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Georgia-Russia tensions ramped up

Wednesday, April 30th 2008, 3:44
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Georgia denies plans to invade the breakaway region of Abkhazia, while Russia says it would retaliate to any attack.
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Georgia 'plans war in Abkhazia'

Tuesday, April 29th 2008, 15:58

Georgia is preparing to invade its breakaway region of Abkhazia, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry.
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Russia's region of 'lawlessness'

Saturday, April 26th 2008, 10:49

Russia's North Caucasus is largely off-limits to foreign journalists, but James Rodgers has been to the region.
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Lithuania raises Russia concerns

Friday, April 25th 2008, 16:43
related countries: Lithuania Lithuania

Lithuania wants the EU to delay partnership talks with Russia because of energy security worries.
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Georgia-Russia spat worries US

Wednesday, April 23rd 2008, 19:19
related countries: Georgia Georgia

The US says it is "very concerned" by Russian moves which Georgia insists are a threat to its sovereignty.
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Russia says rebels downed plane

Tuesday, April 22nd 2008, 16:33
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Russia denies downing an unmanned Georgian spy plane over the breakaway Abkhazia region, blaming it on rebels.
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Russia 'shot down Georgia drone'

Monday, April 21st 2008, 19:51
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Georgia accuses Russia of downing one of its unmanned spy planes over the Abkhazia region at the weekend.
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Soyuz spacecraft lands off-target

Saturday, April 19th 2008, 14:25
related countries: South Korea South Korea

A capsule carrying S Korea's first astronaut returns to Earth, but misses its planned landing site by 400km.
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Russian oligarchs in court battle

Saturday, April 19th 2008, 3:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Two Russian oligarchs have begun a court battle in London over claims over a huge oil company.
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Russia swaps Libya debt for deals

Friday, April 18th 2008, 9:35
related countries: Libya Libya

Russia agrees to cancel $4.5bn (£2.3bn) of Libyan debt in exchange for major contracts for Russian firms.
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Georgia demands Russia reversal

Thursday, April 17th 2008, 13:32
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili tells Russia to revoke decisions which he says breach Georgian sovereignty.
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Georgia angered by Russian move

Wednesday, April 16th 2008, 16:33
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Georgia says Russia is trying to annex two of Tbilisi's breakaway republics by seeking closer ties.
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'Threat' to future of Russia oil

Tuesday, April 15th 2008, 12:41

The future supply of Russian oil is threatened by a likely decline in production levels, a senior oil executive warns.
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Putin to lead United Russia party

Tuesday, April 15th 2008, 9:31

President Vladimir Putin agrees to become chairman of Russia's biggest party, United Russia.
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EU secures Turkmen gas deal

Monday, April 14th 2008, 16:18
related countries: Turkmenistan Turkmenistan

EU officials say Turkmenistan has promised to provide natural gas, as an alternative to Russian supplies.
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Tennis: Russia into cup semi

Sunday, April 13th 2008, 20:48
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic

The United States reach the Davis Cup semi-finals after Andy Roddick beats Paul-Henri Mathieu in their singles rubber.
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S Korean astronaut arrives at ISS

Thursday, April 10th 2008, 13:29
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea

A Russian capsule carrying South Korea's first astronaut docks with the space station.
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'Two dead' in Russian cave siege

Wednesday, April 9th 2008, 9:20

Two members of a doomsday sect holed up in a cave since October have died, a survivor tells Russian media.
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Russia seeks missile base access

Tuesday, April 8th 2008, 17:16
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic, Poland Poland, United States United States

Russia demands permanent access to planned US missile defence sites in Poland and the Czech Republic.
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Spain smashes 'Russian sex ring'

Tuesday, April 8th 2008, 10:48
related countries: Spain Spain

Spanish police say they have smashed a major Russian prostitution ring, arresting 76 people.
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Putin groomed for party boss role

Monday, April 7th 2008, 14:32

Vladimir Putin looks set to retain huge influence, as PM and head of Russia's biggest political party.
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'Some progress' in Russia-US ties

Sunday, April 6th 2008, 10:37
related countries: United States United States

George Bush and Vladimir Putin sign a basic agreement on bilateral ties, without a breakthrough on differences.
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Missile plan on Bush-Putin agenda

Saturday, April 5th 2008, 22:14

George Bush is in the Black Sea resort of Sochi for the last in a series of talks with his Russian counterpart.
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Bush praises Croatian democracy

Saturday, April 5th 2008, 11:16
related countries: United States United States

US President George W Bush pays tribute to Croatia's democracy during a speech in Zagreb.
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Lethal blast rocks Moscow flats

Friday, April 4th 2008, 17:15
related places: Moscow

A blast rocks an apartment block in northern Moscow, killing at least two people and igniting a big fire.
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Putin holds 'positive' Nato talks

Friday, April 4th 2008, 13:54
related countries: United States United States

Russia's leader describes as positive his talks with Nato chiefs, but warns against the bloc's expansion eastwards.
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Russia sends aid to Kosovo Serbs

Wednesday, April 2nd 2008, 13:39
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro
related places: Belgrade, Kosovo

A Russian planeload of humanitarian aid is sent to Belgrade for distribution among Serbs in Kosovo.
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Russian cultists 'leave cave'

Tuesday, April 1st 2008, 8:55

Half the remaining members of a doomsday cult holed up in a Russian cave are said to have come out.
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Sharapova to miss Fed Cup semis

Monday, March 31st 2008, 16:37
related countries: United States United States
related places: Moscow

Maria Sharapova will not play for Russia in their Fed Cup semi-final against the USA in Moscow next month.
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Hope for end to Russia cave siege

Saturday, March 29th 2008, 9:55

Seven cult members end a cave siege in Russia and talks are under way to persuade 28 more to emerge.
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US hails progress in Russia talks

Friday, March 28th 2008, 4:33
related countries: United States United States

US diplomats say they have made progress in talks over future co-operation with Russia.
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Plea for Litvinenko inquest

Thursday, March 27th 2008, 11:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The widow of murdered ex-Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko urges the UK to hold a full inquest.
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Bush and Putin to meet next week

Wednesday, March 26th 2008, 20:17
related countries: United States United States

President Bush accepts a Russian invitation to meet for talks on the planned US missile defence system.
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Russia-Egypt nuclear deal signed

Tuesday, March 25th 2008, 16:46
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Russia and Egypt agree a deal giving Russia the right to bid for contracts to build nuclear power stations.
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Medvedev spells out power-share

Tuesday, March 25th 2008, 15:35

Russian President-elect Dmitry Medvedev says he will make the key decisions in power-sharing with Vladimir Putin.
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Georgia-Russia flights to resume

Tuesday, March 25th 2008, 12:22
related countries: Georgia Georgia
related places: Moscow

Direct flights are resuming between Russia and Georgia, 18 months after Moscow suspended them.
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Medvedev warns on Nato move

Tuesday, March 25th 2008, 9:37
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow

Russia's new leader says Moscow is not happy about the prospect of Ukraine and Georgia joining Nato.
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Russia plans aid for Kosovo Serbs

Monday, March 24th 2008, 16:29

President Putin tells the Russian government to send humanitarian aid to Kosovo Serbs.
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Latvia hunts for mystery tycoon

Monday, March 24th 2008, 13:29
related countries: Latvia Latvia

Latvia searches for a Russian-born tycoon who vanished a week ago in suspicious circumstances.
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Casualties in south Russia blast

Monday, March 24th 2008, 9:50
related places: Nazran'

A car bomb injures at least four in Nazran, the main town in Russia's southern republic of Ingushetia.
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Tennis: Sharapova run ended

Saturday, March 22nd 2008, 7:20

Maria Sharapova's unbeaten start to the season comes to an end as she is beaten by Svetlana Kuznetsova at the Pacific Life Open.
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Russian TV boss shot dead

Friday, March 21st 2008, 19:10

The head of state TV in the Russian republic of Dagestan is shot dead in his car.
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Brothers face Russia spy charges

Thursday, March 20th 2008, 16:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Russia charges two men with British links with industrial spying, threatening to further worsen the countries' ties.
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US 'reassures Russia on shield'

Thursday, March 20th 2008, 6:44
related countries: United States United States

The US offers to let Russia monitor missile shield installations planned in Europe, Russia says.
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Police raid BP offices in Russia

Wednesday, March 19th 2008, 23:04
related places: Moscow

Offices of the oil company BP and the TNK-BP joint venture in Moscow are raided by Russian police.
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Russia-US missile talks 'stalled'

Tuesday, March 18th 2008, 14:50
related countries: United States United States
related places: Moscow, Top

Russia's foreign minister says no deal has been struck with the US over its missile shield plans in Europe.
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'Positive' Russia-US meeting held

Monday, March 17th 2008, 22:43
related countries: United States United States
related places: Moscow

Senior political figures from Russia and the US, meeting in Moscow, say they are hopeful relations can be improved.
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Russia to extradite 'mercenary'

Wednesday, March 12th 2008, 11:38
related countries: Colombia Colombia, Israel Israel

A court in Russia has approved the extradition to Colombia of a former Israeli army officer, wanted for training paramilitary groups.
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Russia warns Nato over Georgia

Tuesday, March 11th 2008, 16:30
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Abkhazia and South Ossetia are likely to secede if Nato seeks closer ties with Georgia, a Russian official says.
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EU fears Russia plan for Georgia

Monday, March 10th 2008, 21:26
related countries: Georgia Georgia

A senior EU official says Russia may be planning to recognise the breakaway Georgian republic of Abkhazia.
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'No thaw under Medvedev'

Saturday, March 8th 2008, 17:17
related places: Medvedev

Outgoing Russian President Vladimir Putin warns the West that ties will not be easier under Dmitry Medvedev.
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Arms suspect faces charges in US

Friday, March 7th 2008, 13:36
related countries: Thailand Thailand, United States United States

The US says it aims to extradite a man suspected of being a top arms smuggler from Thailand.
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Thailand holds 'top arms dealer'

Thursday, March 6th 2008, 14:40
related countries: Thailand Thailand

A Russian man suspected of being one of the world's biggest illegal arms dealers is arrested in Thailand.
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Muted welcome for Russia leader

Tuesday, March 4th 2008, 0:03

Western leaders congratulate Dmitry Medvedev, but the new Russian president's huge win draws some criticism.
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Medvedev 'to continue Putin work'

Monday, March 3rd 2008, 7:25

Dmitry Medvedev vows to continue Vladimir Putin's work after a landslide win in Russia's presidential poll.
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Strong turnout in Russian polls

Sunday, March 2nd 2008, 17:14

Russia's presidential election sees turnout reach 60%, in a poll which will end Vladimir Putin's eight years in office.
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Tennis: Dementieva takes Dubai

Saturday, March 1st 2008, 17:18

Elena Dementieva comes back from one set down to beat Russian compatriot Svetlana Kuznetsova in an epic finale to the Dubai Championships.
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Moscow offers 'migrant amnesty'

Friday, February 29th 2008, 17:02
related places: Moscow

Moscow authorities announce what they call a "spring amnesty" for illegal migrants working in the city.
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Russia official admits media bias

Friday, February 29th 2008, 4:27

Russia's election commission head admits media coverage for Sunday's presidential election has been unequal.
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Russia may back Iran sanctions

Wednesday, February 27th 2008, 17:41
related countries: Iran Iran

Russia says it may support more UN sanctions against Iran if it does not stop some nuclear activity.
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Russia refuses journalist entry

Wednesday, February 27th 2008, 16:28
related countries: Federated States of Micronesia Federated States of Micronesia

A Moldovan journalist is stopped from entering Russia for a second time on the grounds she is a security threat.
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Czech PM defends US missile plan

Wednesday, February 27th 2008, 9:14
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic, United States United States

The Czech prime minister defends a US missile shield plan on Czech soil, brushing off strong criticism from Russia.
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Free speech 'shrinking' in Russia

Tuesday, February 26th 2008, 12:20

Free speech is "shrinking alarmingly" in Vladimir Putin's Russia, says a report by Amnesty International.
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Russia 'causes concern' says poll

Monday, February 25th 2008, 0:22

People in Western countries think Russia's President Putin is harming democracy, a BBC poll suggests.
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North Korea detains Russian ship

Saturday, February 23rd 2008, 14:02
related countries: North Korea North Korea

A Russian cargo ship is detained and boarded by North Korean coastguard agents, Russian officials say.
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EU Kosovo mission branded illegal

Wednesday, February 20th 2008, 13:59
related places: Kosovo

Russia denounces the EU's planned police and justice mission to Kosovo as a breach of international law.
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Russia warns US over Kosovo move

Tuesday, February 19th 2008, 11:51
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kosovo

Russia tells the US that Kosovo's declaration of independence threatens international stability.
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Russian ex-minister stole funds

Tuesday, February 19th 2008, 9:59

Russia's ex-atomic energy minister Yevgeny Adamov is found guilty of embezzling budget funds.
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US spy satellite plan 'a cover'

Sunday, February 17th 2008, 0:43
related countries: United States United States

Russia says US plans to shoot down a broken spy satellite are a cover for testing an anti-satellite weapon.
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'Heir to Putin' in economy pledge

Friday, February 15th 2008, 7:44

The man expected to be Russia's next president, Dmitry Medvedev, wants a reduced state role in the economy.
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Muscovites count the cost of Valentine's Day

Wednesday, February 13th 2008, 23:50
related places: Day, Moscow

St Valentine's Day may be romantic but Duncan Bartlett in Moscow finds it can also be an expensive business.
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Russia criticises Iran's defiance

Wednesday, February 13th 2008, 23:12
related countries: Iran Iran

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attacks Iran for its stance on its nuclear and rocket ambitions.
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Russia in Ukraine missile threat

Tuesday, February 12th 2008, 18:11
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

Russia says it may target missiles at Ukraine if it joins Nato and deploys the US missile defence shield.
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India, Russia agree nuclear deal

Tuesday, February 12th 2008, 17:25
related countries: India India
related places: Moscow

India and Russia say plans are finalised for Moscow to build four new nuclear power stations in India.
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Russia and Ukraine reach gas deal

Tuesday, February 12th 2008, 16:07
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow

Russia and Ukraine reach a deal on Kiev's huge unpaid gas bill, Russia's President Vladimir Putin says.
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Putin 'will attend Nato summit'

Tuesday, February 12th 2008, 15:29
related countries: Romania Romania
related places: Bucharest

Russia's current president will attend a Nato summit in Bucharest in April, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says.
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Push for new space arms treaty

Tuesday, February 12th 2008, 13:08
related countries: China China

Russia and China offer a new international treaty to ban the use of weapons in outer space.
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US 'intercepted Russian bombers'

Tuesday, February 12th 2008, 2:25
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pacific

American fighters intercepted Russian bombers near a US aircraft carrier in the Pacific at the weekend, officials say.
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