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Bomb fears halt UK-Sharm flights

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 5:06
related countries: Egypt Egypt, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK halts all flights between Britain and Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt, saying there is a "significant possibility" an explosive device caused the Russian plane crash at the weekend.
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Dozens killed in S Sudan plane crash

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 4:45

A cargo plane crashes near the international airport in South Sudan's capital Juba, killing at least 36 people.
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Sinai crash search area widened

Wednesday, November 4th 2015, 11:42
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Russian teams use drones to look for more bodies and wreckage from a Russian jet that crashed in Egypt's Sinai region, as the search area widens.
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VIDEO: Drone video shows Sinai crash site

Wednesday, November 4th 2015, 11:19
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Russian rescue teams have extended the search for bodies and wreckage from a Russian plane that crashed in Egypt's Sinai peninsula to a 40-sq-km (15-sq-mile) area.
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Manchester United 1-0 CSKA Moscow

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015, 22:16

Wayne Rooney's late header secures Manchester United victory over CSKA Moscow in Champions League Group B.
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Tsar's grave reopened in murder case

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015, 17:37

Russian experts prepare to take DNA samples from the remains of Tsar Alexander III in St Petersburg as part of a murder investigation.
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Experts focus on Sinai flight recorders

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015, 17:19
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Investigators turn their attention to examining the flight recorders retrieved from the wreckage of a Russian airliner that crashed in Egypt on Saturday.
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IS Sinai jet claim 'propaganda'

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015, 10:37
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egypt's president describes claims that militants linked to Islamic State brought down a Russian airliner - killing all 224 people on board - as "propaganda".
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VIDEO: What caused Sinai plane crash?

Monday, November 2nd 2015, 23:11
related countries: Egypt Egypt

The Russian airline Kogalymavia has blamed "external influence" for Saturday's Sinai plane crash which killed 224 people.
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'External influence' caused Sinai crash

Monday, November 2nd 2015, 20:51

The Russian airline Kogalymavia blames "external influence" for Saturday's deadly Sinai plane crash which killed 224 people.
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Sinai crash dead flown to Russia

Monday, November 2nd 2015, 6:48
related countries: Egypt Egypt

The bodies of 144 people are flown back to St Petersburg, as an investigation continues into the crash of a Russian airliner in Egypt's Sinai peninsula.
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VIDEO: Russian plane crash: A nation in mourning

Sunday, November 1st 2015, 22:43

Russia is observing a day of mourning after a Russian airliner crashed in the Sinai desert on Saturday, killing all 224 people on board.
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Russian airliner 'broke up in mid-air'

Sunday, November 1st 2015, 22:22
related countries: Egypt Egypt

A Russian airliner which crashed in Egypt's Sinai peninsula, killing all 224 people on board, broke up in mid-air, a Russian official says.
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Search widens after Sinai plane crash

Sunday, November 1st 2015, 14:08

Investigators widen their search for bodies and debris from the Russian airliner which crashed in Sinai, as Russia mourns the 224 people on board who died.
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Sinai plane crash: IS claim rejected

Sunday, November 1st 2015, 7:31
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Is

Egypt's prime minister says a technical fault probably caused a Russian airliner to crash, dismissing claims from IS that it was responsible.
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VIDEO: Russia's role in Syria stirs memories

Sunday, November 1st 2015, 0:37
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Syria Syria

Russian air strikes on Syria have revived painful memories for the soldiers the USSR sent into Afghanistan in the 1980s.
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Syria conflict: Russia's scars from Afghanistan

Sunday, November 1st 2015, 0:28
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Soviet veterans scarred by lessons of Afghanistan
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'No SOS call' from Sinai crash plane

Saturday, October 31st 2015, 20:59
related countries: Egypt Egypt

A Russian aircraft did not lodge an SOS call or report any problems before crashing in the Sinai peninsula, killing 224 people, an Egyptian minister says.
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'No survivors' in Sinai airline crash

Saturday, October 31st 2015, 18:02
related countries: Egypt Egypt

A Russian airliner crashes in Sinai killing all 224 people on board - rescuers describe a "tragic scene" with bodies of victims strapped in their seats.
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Gulag museum recreates Soviet terror

Friday, October 30th 2015, 14:58
related places: Moscow

A new museum in Moscow shows the grim Soviet labour camp conditions experienced by many Russians under Stalin.
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US jets intercept Russia warplanes

Thursday, October 29th 2015, 18:59
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States
related places: White House

The White House confirms that the US scrambled F-18 jets to intercept Russian warplanes which flew near a US aircraft carrier off the Korean peninsula.
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Fifa 'big players' behind 2018 vote

Thursday, October 29th 2015, 18:56

The agreement to give Russia the 2018 World Cup before a vote involved "big players" in Fifa, says president Sepp Blatter's adviser.
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Russia detains Ukrainian library chief

Thursday, October 29th 2015, 15:11
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow

Russian investigators detain the director of a Ukrainian library in Moscow after a search found what they called "anti-Russian propaganda".
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DNA test in battle for tycoon riches

Thursday, October 29th 2015, 12:00
related countries: Georgia Georgia
related places: Moscow

A woman claiming to be a Georgian oligarch's daughter wins the right to have tissue samples released for DNA tests in Moscow, amid a court battle over Kakha Bendukidze's fortune.
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Russia 2018 vote 'already agreed'

Wednesday, October 28th 2015, 23:36

Suspended Fifa president Sepp Blatter suggests the decision to give Russia the 2018 World Cup was decided before the vote.
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Syrian family in Russian airport limbo

Wednesday, October 28th 2015, 16:46
related countries: Syria Syria

Syrian family in Russian airport limbo
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VIDEO: Syrian boy who lives in an airport

Wednesday, October 28th 2015, 0:11
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria
related places: Moscow

The Ahmads, a Syrian family who fled from northern Iraq, have been stuck in an airport terminal in Moscow for six weeks.
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VIDEO: Caviar stashed in speeding hearse

Tuesday, October 27th 2015, 22:20

Police in Russia stopped a hearse speeding on a highway - only to find half a ton of caviar stashed inside.
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Police seize hearse full of caviar

Tuesday, October 27th 2015, 11:54

A speeding hearse carrying half a tonne of caviar is seized by Russian police.
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Syria rebels sceptical of Russia offer

Monday, October 26th 2015, 11:34
related countries: Syria Syria

Western-backed rebels in Syria say they will reject any offers of military assistance from Russia while it continues to bomb them.
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Syria rebels spurn Russian help offer

Sunday, October 25th 2015, 15:27
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Moscow

Western-backed Syrian rebels reject an offer of military support from Russia saying Moscow, a key ally of Syria's government, cannot be trusted.
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Russia 'ready to help Syria rebels'

Saturday, October 24th 2015, 14:26
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

Russia says it is ready to help moderate US-backed rebels in Syria, in their fight against militant organisations like the Islamic State group.
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VIDEO: Why have Ukraine-Russia flights ended?

Saturday, October 24th 2015, 7:41
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Direct flights between Ukraine and Russia will cease from midnight on Saturday after last-minute crisis talks failed.
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Russia and Ukraine to ban direct flights

Saturday, October 24th 2015, 4:22
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev

Direct flights between Ukraine and Russia will stop at midnight on Saturday, as new sanctions initiated by Kiev come into effect.
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Russia backs Syria opposition talks

Friday, October 23rd 2015, 19:32
related countries: Syria Syria

Russia backs talks between the Syrian government and the "full spectrum" of Syrian opposition, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says.
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Nato war games keep Syria and Russia in mind

Friday, October 23rd 2015, 2:15
related countries: Syria Syria

How Nato is monitoring Syria-related threats
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Putin: Assad 'could work with rebels'

Thursday, October 22nd 2015, 23:37
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria
related places: Is

Vladimir Putin claims the Syrian government could be ready to work with rebel groups that are willing to fight against the so-called Islamic State.
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VIDEO: Putin speech at Valdai conference

Thursday, October 22nd 2015, 13:20

Russian President Vladimir Putin is delivering a keynote speech to political and business leaders at the annual Valdai International Discussion Club.
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Russia beefs up Kurils military base

Thursday, October 22nd 2015, 11:33
related countries: Japan Japan

Russia says it will expand its military presence on the Kuril Islands, which lie off Japan's northern coast and are claimed by Japan.
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US pours scorn on Assad Moscow trip

Thursday, October 22nd 2015, 5:09
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Moscow

The White House condemns a visit to Moscow by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, accusing Russia of putting on a "red carpet welcome".
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Australia senators query Putin emoji

Thursday, October 22nd 2015, 3:36
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian senators grill foreign ministry officials over their boss Julie Bishop's use of a red-faced emoji to describe Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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VIDEO: Is Russia's Putin turning back the clock?

Wednesday, October 21st 2015, 23:15

The BBC's Steve Rosenberg takes a closer look at what might be motivating Russian President Vladimir Putin's movements on the world stage.
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Man Utd 'on schedule' in Europe

Wednesday, October 21st 2015, 23:01

Manchester United boss Louis Van Gaal says his team can qualify from Champions League Group B despite drawing at CSKA Moscow.
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CSKA Moscow 1-1 Manchester United

Wednesday, October 21st 2015, 21:26

Anthony Martial rescues a point for Manchester United as they draw with CSKA Moscow in the Champions League.
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Assad in surprise visit to Moscow

Wednesday, October 21st 2015, 15:20
related places: Moscow

Syria's President Assad has held talks with Russia's President Putin on a surprise visit to Moscow, his first foreign trip since civil war started in 2011.
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US-Russia deal to avoid Syria incidents

Tuesday, October 20th 2015, 19:44
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

The US and Russia sign an agreement to minimise the risks of air incidents over Syria, officials from both countries say.
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Russia shrugs off US satellite anxiety

Tuesday, October 20th 2015, 13:25
related countries: United States United States

Questions surround a Russian military satellite that manoeuvred close to two US ones but experts say the risk of collision is tiny.
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Russian air strikes 'kill 45 in Syria'

Tuesday, October 20th 2015, 9:39
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Latakia

At least 45 people have been killed in Russian air strikes on a rebel-held area of Syria's north-western Latakia province, a monitoring group says.
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The Brits fighting in eastern Ukraine

Monday, October 19th 2015, 6:24
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The British men fighting with pro-Russian rebels in Eastern Ukraine
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VIDEO: Briton fighting with Ukraine rebels

Sunday, October 18th 2015, 23:23
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British man speaks to the BBC about his decision to travel to eastern Ukraine to fight with pro-Russian forces.
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Syrian army in new Aleppo offensive

Friday, October 16th 2015, 21:38
related countries: Iran Iran, Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

Syrian government forces, backed by Russian and Iranian troops, launch a fresh offensive on rebel positions south of Syria's largest city, Aleppo.
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Europe and Russia plan Moon mission

Friday, October 16th 2015, 16:00

The European and Russian space agencies are to send the first spacecraft to land near the south pole of the Moon, to lay the groundwork for a possible permanent settlement.
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Russia bolsters military in Central Asia

Friday, October 16th 2015, 1:22

Is Moscow trying to regain control over Central Asia?
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Flight MH17: Russia and its changing story

Friday, October 16th 2015, 0:14

Russia challenges MH17 report as stakes get higher
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Syrian army launches Homs offensive

Thursday, October 15th 2015, 16:00
related countries: Syria Syria

Syrian government forces launch an offensive in the central province of Homs, following intense air strikes by Russian warplanes.
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Shopping mall bear shot dead by police

Wednesday, October 14th 2015, 23:48

Police in the Russian far east have shot dead a wild bear that wandered around a closed shopping mall.
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VIDEO: Bear shot dead after escape from mall

Wednesday, October 14th 2015, 23:48

A bear has been shot dead after it burst out of a shopping mall, where it was trapped, in far-eastern Russia.
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US-Russia talks over Syria airspace

Wednesday, October 14th 2015, 19:35
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

Russia says it is getting closer to a deal with the US on air safety in Syria, after aircraft from both countries flew within miles of each other on Saturday.
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Ukraine rebels reject Dutch MH17 report

Wednesday, October 14th 2015, 14:53
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, Netherlands Netherlands, Ukraine Ukraine

Ukrainian rebels reject a Dutch report saying a Russian-made missile brought down a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine in 2014, as Russia calls for a fresh investigation.
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Shells target Russian embassy in Syria

Tuesday, October 13th 2015, 21:30
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

Two shells have struck the Russian embassy compound in the Syrian capital Damascus as pro-government supporters rallied outside, reports say.
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ICC to investigate Russia-Georgia war

Tuesday, October 13th 2015, 21:26
related countries: Georgia Georgia

The International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor says she will investigate Russian and Georgian forces over possible war crimes in the 2008 conflict.
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VIDEO: Close-up: MH17 plane reconstructed

Tuesday, October 13th 2015, 14:25
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, Netherlands Netherlands, Ukraine Ukraine

Dutch investigators have confirmed that Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 crashed in Ukraine after being hit by a Russian-made Buk missile.
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Putin defends Russia's Syria strikes

Monday, October 12th 2015, 15:41
related countries: Syria Syria

President Vladimir Putin defends Russia's military operations in Syria - but the EU warns that Russia's role is a "worrying game-changer".
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Russian strikes put spring in step of Assad's army

Monday, October 12th 2015, 13:52
related countries: Syria Syria

Syrian regime retaking ground, thanks to Russian bombing
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Russia summons UK defence attache

Monday, October 12th 2015, 9:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Russia summoned a UK diplomat to explain reports that RAF pilots had been authorised to shoot down Russian aircraft in the Middle East.
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Assad forces 'make gains in Syria'

Sunday, October 11th 2015, 16:18
related countries: Syria Syria

Rebel forces in Syria come under pressure as government troops reportedly make significant gains in the wake of heavy Russian air strikes.
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Mercedes seal title after penalty

Sunday, October 11th 2015, 15:24
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Mercedes win their second consecutive constructors' title following Lewis Hamilton's victory in the Russian Grand Prix.
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Title not done and dusted - Hamilton

Sunday, October 11th 2015, 15:02
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton says there is "still a long way to go" in the F1 title race despite moving to the brink of triumph in Russia.
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Hamilton on brink of title in Russia

Sunday, October 11th 2015, 13:04
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Lewis Hamilton wins an incident-packed Russian Grand Prix to move to the brink of his third world championship.
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Grangemouth firm buys North Sea fields

Sunday, October 11th 2015, 11:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Twelve North Sea gas fields are sold by the Russian oligarch who bought them earlier last year but was forced by the UK Government to sell them.
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Sainz to race in Russia after crash

Sunday, October 11th 2015, 8:44

Toro Rosso's Carlos Sainz will race in Sunday's Russian Grand Prix following his high-speed crash in practice.
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Sainz passed fit to race after crash

Sunday, October 11th 2015, 8:32

Toro Rosso's Carlos Sainz is cleared to race in Sunday's Russian Grand Prix following his high-speed crash in practice.
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Russian reservations on Syria strikes

Sunday, October 11th 2015, 3:46
related countries: Syria Syria

Polls say Russians back Syria strikes, but it's more complex
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Russia steps up Syria air strikes

Saturday, October 10th 2015, 19:26
related countries: Syria Syria

Russia is stepping up air strikes against Islamic State targets in Syria, its defence ministry says.
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Rosberg on pole position in Russia

Saturday, October 10th 2015, 13:06
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Lewis Hamilton is beaten to pole position by team-mate Nico Rosberg as Mercedes dominated qualifying at the Russian Grand Prix.
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Sainz suffers heavy crash in Russia

Saturday, October 10th 2015, 10:03

Carlos Sainz has been airlifted to hospital after suffering a heavy crash during final practice at the Russian Grand Prix.
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VIDEO: Russia and US set for air safety talks

Saturday, October 10th 2015, 4:38
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

Russia has agreed to resume talks with the US on air safety during Syria bombing campaigns, says the Pentagon.
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Russia and US to hold Syria air talks

Saturday, October 10th 2015, 3:25
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

Russia will hold more talks with the US on air safety during the two countries' Syrian bombing campaigns, says the Pentagon.
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Russia hopes for Grand Prix boost

Friday, October 9th 2015, 21:30
related places: Sochi

Russia will take the Formula 1 centre stage this weekend in Sochi, and race organisers hope it can boost tourism and also fuel interest in motorsport.
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Russian law 'would hide corruption'

Friday, October 9th 2015, 18:55

The Russian government's approval of legislation to keep officials' property out of the public eye risks fuelling corruption, a watchdog warns.
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