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Russia, China seek chemical weapons probe in Iraq

2017-03-25 11:34

Russia and China have proposed that a United Nations panel investigating chemical weapons use in Syria be extended to Iraq, a proposal Britain immediately rejected.

Putin meets Le Pen, denies French election interference

2017-03-24 19:24

Russian President Vladimir Putin has held a surprise meeting with France's far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen.

Former Russian lawmaker shot dead in Ukraine

2017-03-23 19:04

Former Russian lawmaker Denis Voronenkov has been shot and killed in Kiev in what the Ukrainian president described as an "act of state terrorism" by Russia.

Putin boasts about rising Russian arms sales

2017-03-22 19:56

President Vladimir Putin says Russia's arms sales abroad last year topped $15bn and is planning to expand its share of the global arms market.

Navalny doused in green liquid

2017-03-20 20:44

Opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been doused in a bright green liquid by an unknown assailant in the Siberian city of Barnaul.

FBI director to testify on Russia ties, alleged wiretap

2017-03-20 16:14

The directors of the FBI and NSA are to give keenly awaited testimony before Congress on Monday on what ties President Donald Trump may have with Russia and his explosive allegation that he was wiretapped by his predecessor Barack Obama.

Japan and Russia hold talks on security, territorial dispute

2017-03-20 11:51

The foreign and defence ministers from Japan and Russia are meeting in Tokyo for the first such "two-plus-two" talks since Russia's annexation of Ukraine.

'No evidence of collusion' between Russia, Trump campaign

2017-03-19 16:43

The chair of a US congressional committee on intelligence says he has seen "no evidence" that President Donald Trump's campaign colluded with Russia during the run-up to the 2016 elections.

UN rights chief: Syria has become 'torture chamber'

2017-03-14 13:50

The UN rights chief has warned that a "tidal wave of bloodshed" over more than six years of war in Syria has effectively turned the country into a "torture chamber".

Friends and friction: We risk a slide to the Stone Age

2017-03-12 06:26

Africa runs the risk of falling back into the Stone Age when compared with our trading partners and the rest of the world.

 

6 militants, 6 soldiers killed in Chechen firefight

2017-03-25 06:52

Russian authorities say six suspected militants and six soldiers have been killed during a firefight in the volatile North Caucasus region.

Russia 'perhaps' supplying Taliban: Nato commander

2017-03-23 20:05

Russia is "perhaps" supplying the Taliban as they fight US and Nato forces in Afghanistan, says a top US general.

Trump campaign chief linked to Putin interests

2017-03-23 08:11

The Associated Press has learned that President Donald Trump's former campaign chairperson, Paul Manafort, secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to advance the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin a decade ago.

Russians reveal $21bn money laundering scheme

2017-03-21 21:35

A Russian group of reporters say they have uncovered details of a complex system of how $21bn were allegedly transferred illegally out of the country.

FBI director confirms probe of possible Russia links to Trump team

2017-03-20 17:21

FBI Director James Comey has confirmed for the first time that the agency is investigating Russian interference in last year's presidential election and notably Moscow's possible collusion with President Donald Trump's campaign.

Trump tweets Russia collusion claims 'fake news'

2017-03-20 15:47

President Donald Trump has shot down as "fake news" allegations that he worked with Russia, which US intelligence says tried to tilt the US election in Trump's favour.

US quietly cutting nuclear force

2017-03-20 05:25

The US Air Force is quietly shrinking its deployed force of long-range nuclear missiles to comply with an arms control treaty with Russia.

Russian parly to investigate US media in Moscow

2017-03-18 18:45

The Russian parliament is to investigate US media operating in Moscow, a move that comes amid growing suspicion in America of Russian interference.

Russian blogger goes on trial for hunting Pokemon in church

2017-03-14 05:59

Russia put a blogger on trial on charges of offending religious believers and fomenting hatred by posting a video online that showed him hunting Pokemon in a church.

Russia insists it hasn't violated nuclear arms pact

2017-03-10 20:11

Russia is insisting that it has adhered to its obligations under a key nuclear arms treaty, rebuffing US claims to the contrary.

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