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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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EU must improve Russia ties - Juncker

Friday, October 9th 2015, 10:21
related countries: United States United States

The EU must restore a "practical relationship" with Russia and not let the US "dictate" that policy, the European Commission chief says.
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VIDEO: Russian opinions shift in favour of strikes

Friday, October 9th 2015, 10:18
related countries: Syria Syria

A new poll shows that more than 70% of Russians support President Putin's military intervention in Syria.
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Hulkenberg tops delayed practice

Friday, October 9th 2015, 8:46

Nico Hulkenberg pips Nico Rosberg to the fastest time in a Russian Grand Prix first practice disrupted by diesel on the track.
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Russian missiles 'fell in Iran'

Thursday, October 8th 2015, 21:28
related countries: Iran Iran, Syria Syria, United States United States

Four Russian cruise missiles fired at Syria from the Caspian Sea on Wednesday landed in Iran, unnamed US officials say, but Russia insists they all hit their targets.
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Nato pledge to allies amid Russia moves

Thursday, October 8th 2015, 16:52
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Syria Syria
related places: Brussels

Nato defence ministers have renewed reassurances to allies in view of Russia's "troubling escalation" in Syria, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says.
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Gulf 'steps up' arms to Syria rebels

Thursday, October 8th 2015, 16:44
related countries: Syria Syria

Saudi Arabia is responding to Russian airstrikes on Syria by stepping up arms supplies to rebels, a Saudi government official tells the BBC.
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Russia 'hits IS in Syria from Caspian'

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 19:31
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Is

Russia says it has launched missile strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria from its warships in the Caspian Sea - about 1,500km (930 miles) away.
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Turkey tells Russia to avoid Nato clash

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 10:34
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey says it will not compromise on its security, but does not want Russian incursions into its airspace to escalate into a crisis with Nato.
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Belarus 'does not need' Russia air base

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 9:29
related countries: Belarus Belarus
related places: Moscow

Belarus does not need a Russian air base, President Alexander Lukashenko says, despite growing pressure from Moscow to establish such a facility.
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VIDEO: Juggling fruit in space for science

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 8:07

The Russian space agency releases footage of cosmonauts juggling fruit in zero gravity aboard the International Space Station.
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Russia's Muslims divided over Syria air strikes

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 23:54
related countries: Syria Syria

Syria strikes threaten to feed tensions among Russia's Muslims
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VIDEO: Blair: Curtail Russian clout in Syria

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 22:17
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Former British PM Tony Blair tells the BBC that the West must counter Russia's attempts at gaining leverage in Syria, to bring about a desirable outcome to the crisis
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Russia airspace incursion 'no accident'

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 19:24
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Nato Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says Russia's violation of Turkish airspace over the weekend "does not look like an accident".
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Ukraine rebels 'delay disputed poll'

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 14:17
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine say they have agreed to postpone disputed elections until February - a key issue that has hindered the peace process.
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Turkey in new Russia incursion protest

Monday, October 5th 2015, 23:41
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

Turkey again summons the Russian ambassador after a second violation of its airspace by a Russian warplane operating in Syria in two days.
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Nato warns Russia on Syria strikes

Monday, October 5th 2015, 19:49
related countries: Syria Syria

Nato urges Russia to end air strikes "on the Syrian opposition and civilians", five days after Moscow launched raids to support Syria's government.
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Turkish jets intercept Russian plane

Monday, October 5th 2015, 15:22
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

Turkey says it scrambled F-16 fighter jets to intercept a Russian warplane that violated its air space near the Syrian border on Saturday.
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Rival Ukraine forces confirm pullback

Monday, October 5th 2015, 13:50
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Officials confirm that Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian rebels are withdrawing tanks and other weapons from the line of contact.
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Assad warns of Mid-East destruction

Sunday, October 4th 2015, 17:38
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says a coalition between Syria, Russia, Iran and Iraq must succeed "or else the whole region will be destroyed".
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VIDEO: Syria: Assad 'Russian help is vital'

Sunday, October 4th 2015, 17:36
related countries: Syria Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says Russian intervention in civil war is vital to security of the whole Middle East
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Russia vows to intensify Syria strikes

Saturday, October 3rd 2015, 16:03
related countries: Syria Syria

Russia pledges to intensify its air strikes against Islamic State targets in Syria, saying the bombing has significantly weakened the militants.
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PM condemns Russia's Syria strikes

Saturday, October 3rd 2015, 12:54
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Russia's military intervention in Syria is helping to support the "butcher" President Bashar al-Assad, Prime Minister David Cameron says.
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Obama: Russia strikes 'strengthen IS'

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 21:35
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

US President Barack Obama says the Russian bombing campaign in Syria in support of President Bashar al-Assad is "only strengthening" Islamic State.
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Ukraine rebels 'have new rockets'

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 20:18
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

International monitors spot a powerful new Russian-made rocket system in rebel-held eastern Ukraine.
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Russia steps up Syrian strikes

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 19:21
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Is

Russia ramps up its campaign of air strikes against opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, amid fresh criticism from the US-led anti-IS coalition.
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Syria strikes 'will fuel extremism'

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 14:57
related countries: Syria Syria

Members of the US-led coalition against Islamic State tell Russia to cease strikes they say have targeted opposition forces in Syria.
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S Korea expels Russian athletes

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 12:40
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea sends nine Russian athletes, trainers and journalists home after they allegedly got drunk on a flight to the military world games.
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VIDEO: Aftermath of Russia's Syria strikes

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 22:31
related countries: Syria Syria

The BBC has obtained exclusive footage of what appears to be the aftermath of a Russian airstrike in Syria which locals say left 18 people dead.
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Russia defends Syria air strikes

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 19:28
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov defends his country's air strikes in Syria, saying they target the same militants as the US-led coalition.
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Russia's intervention lifts Syria crisis to new level

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 17:57
related countries: Syria Syria

Russian intervention lifts Syria crisis to new level
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Russia launches fresh Syria strikes

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 15:06
related countries: Syria Syria

Russia has launched air strikes in Syria for a second day, targeting rebel positions in the north-west and centre of the country.
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VIDEO: Russian military releases strikes video

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 11:54
related countries: Syria Syria

The Russian military releases drone footage that it says shows a second wave of air strikes being carried out on targets within Syria.
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Clinton email targeted by hackers

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 10:14

Hackers apparently based in Russia targeted Hillary Clinton's private email account while she was secretary of state, newly released emails show.
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Russia and US military to talk on Syria

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 8:56
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

The US and Russian military are to hold talks "as soon as possible" to avoid their forces clashing in Syria following Moscow's air attacks on Wednesday.
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Russia launches Syria air strikes

Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 19:15
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

Russia's military carries out its first air strikes in Syria against opponents of President Bashar al-Assad, after giving the US an hour's notice.
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VIDEO: Putin pledges Syria military support

Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 14:47
related countries: Syria Syria

President Putin says that the Russian military support in Syria will continue until the Syrian army can carry on the offensive.
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Russia builds Arctic air defence base

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 18:11

Russia sends warships to an Arctic region where it is building an air defence base and other military infrastructure.
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'Elite Russian troops' in Ukraine trial

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 15:01
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev

Two men described as Russian special forces soldiers go on trial in Kiev accused of waging war against Ukrainian troops.
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Russia considers joining IS air strikes

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 10:53
related countries: United States United States
related places: Is, New York

Russia has not ruled out conducting air strikes against Islamic State targets, President Vladimir Putin says after meeting his US counterpart in New York.
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VIDEO: Syria UN: Handshake but no smiles

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 6:21
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

The Russian and American presidents meet on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) and discuss the conflict in Syria.
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VIDEO: Bowen: Can leaders find Syria consensus?

Monday, September 28th 2015, 21:38
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon says five countries hold the key to resolving the conflict in Syria - including Russia and the US.
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Russia pushes for anti-IS co-ordination

Monday, September 28th 2015, 10:34
related places: Is

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he wants "a co-ordinating structure" to fight Islamic State, as world leaders gather at the UN to discuss the issue.
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VIDEO: Russia and Estonia in spy exchange

Sunday, September 27th 2015, 7:12
related countries: Estonia Estonia

Russia and Estonia exchange two men convicted of spying over a bridge separating the countries.
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Russia and Estonia 'exchange spies'

Saturday, September 26th 2015, 19:11
related countries: Estonia Estonia

Russia and Estonia exchange two men convicted of spying over a bridge separating the countries.
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Russia-Poland spat over WW2 cause

Saturday, September 26th 2015, 15:10
related countries: Poland Poland

Poland is to summon the Russian ambassador after he made remarks appearing to suggest that Poland was partly to blame for the start of World War Two.
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Ukraine bans Russian airlines' flights

Friday, September 25th 2015, 23:30
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow

Ukraine says it will ban Russian airlines from flying into the country as part of sanctions over Moscow's support for rebels in the east.
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