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Russia now recognises Ukrainian passports

2017-02-19 07:11

Russia has decided to recognise passports and other documents issued by separatist rebel authorities in eastern Ukraine.

Trump denies campaign had pre-election contact with Russia

2017-02-17 11:44

President Donald Trump has insisted that neither he nor his campaign team had contacts with Russian officials in the run-up to last year's US election, contradicting an explosive report which he blasted as 'fake news'.

Cold War redux? US, Russian missile spat in Europe

2017-02-16 22:51

The United States and Russia may be on the verge of a new arms race in Europe, decades after the missile crisis that shook the Old Continent in the waning years of the Soviet Union.

Trump ducks questions as Russia scandal deepens

2017-02-16 08:47

Donald Trump dodged questions about ties with Russia, railed against intelligence leaks and defended the national security advisor he just fired, as crisis engulfed his fledgling administration.

Russia outraged by award for Turkey envoy killing photo

2017-02-15 08:05

Russia's embassy in Ankara has expressed fury over the awarding of the prestigious World Press Photo Award for an image of an off-duty Turkish policeman assassinating the Russian envoy to Turkey last year.

Russian lawmakers mount fierce defence of Flynn

2017-02-14 20:13

Russian lawmakers are mounting a fierce defence of Donald Trump's national security adviser who has resigned, following reports that he has misled White House officials about his contacts with Russia.

Russian drone shows damage at Palmyra

2017-02-13 19:46

Russia has released drone footage showing new destruction in Syria's historic town of Palmyra, which was recently recaptured by ISIS.

Church, opponents spar over Russian cathedral

2017-02-13 05:50

Russia's powerful Orthodox Church is facing stiff opposition in Saint Petersburg over the fate of a cathedral that is one of the city's top tourist attractions.

Russian police arrest 9 hacking suspects

2017-02-08 17:53

Russia's interior ministry says it has arrested nine members of a major hacking group suspected of stealing millions of dollars from Russian bank accounts.

Russia wages 'war' on internet by jailing users: group

2017-02-07 22:42

A prominent Russian rights advocacy group has warned of a crackdown on internet users as courts impose harsh jail sentences for posts expressing political views.

 

Russia calls for 'post-West' world order: Lavrov

2017-02-18 22:13

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has called for an end to a world order dominated by the West and says Moscow wants a "pragmatic" relationship with the US.

Finland beefs up military amid rising Russian tensions

2017-02-17 06:07

Finland's government has announced plans to strengthen the country's military capacity due to concerns over assertive behaviour from its powerful eastern neighbour Russia.

Russia says to meet oil output cut deal by April

2017-02-16 13:57

Russia has said it will fully comply with an oil output cut agreement with other oil producing countries by the end of April.

Trump campaign had 'repeated contact' with Russia

2017-02-15 10:56

Members of Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign had repeated contacts with senior Russian intelligence officials in the year before he won the White House, The New York Times reports.

White House tries to protect Trump from Russia scandal

2017-02-15 07:07

The White House is battling to insulate Donald Trump from the scandal over a top aide's contacts with Russia, as calls increase for an independent investigation.

Trump's national security advisor resigns

2017-02-14 06:22

National security advisor Michael Flynn has resigned after reports he misled Trump administration officials about his contacts with Russia's ambassador to the US.

Russians protest softer penalties for domestic abuse

2017-02-13 06:24

Dozens of Russian activists have braved a snow storm to protest against a law signed by the president that has softened penalties for those who commit domestic violence.

The slow but sure creep of patriarchy

2017-02-12 06:06

Russia this week passed a law making it okay to beat your wife, as long as you don’t draw blood or break her bones. Oh, and you can only hit her once a year.

Russian tattoo artist turns abuse scars into butterflies

2017-02-08 14:47

Flowers and butterflies are what a Russian tattoo artist gives to victims of domestic violence to help hide the physical scars from abusive relationships they want to put in the past.

Kremlin angered by Fox News host’s 'killer' Putin comment

2017-02-07 10:26

The Kremlin is indignant over the comments of Fox News' Bill O'Reilly, who called Russian President Vladimir Putin a 'killer' during an interview with US President Donald Trump.

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