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Egyptian, Saudi warplanes take part in joint war games

2017-09-15 09:57

Warplanes from allies Egypt and Saudi Arabia have begun joint war games that are coinciding with separate drills between Egypt and both the United States and Russia.

German hackers say vote software a security 'write-off'

2017-09-07 16:15

German IT security experts say they had found "serious flaws" in the ballot software being used for the September 24 elections.

UN probe says Syrian government launched April sarin attack

2017-09-07 06:57

UN-mandated investigators say Syrian President Bashar Assad's air force conducted a sarin gas attack in April that killed at least 83 civilians and sparked a retaliatory US strike.

Putin says Trump 'not my bride, and I'm not his groom'

2017-09-05 21:06

Russian President Vladimir Putin has brushed off suggestions that he might be disappointed in Donald Trump's presidency.

Egypt finalises deal with Russia for first nuclear plant

2017-09-05 06:19

Russian media says Egypt has secured Russian funding to build its first nuclear power plant after nearly two years of negotiations.

US-Russia ties battered by fresh storm over diplomats

2017-09-01 13:44

Russia and the United States are locked in a fresh diplomatic slugging match after Washington ordered the closure of Moscow's San Francisco consulate and two other facilities.

US shutters Russia's San Francisco consulate in retaliation, Russia 'regrets' order

2017-08-31 22:21

The United States is retaliating against Russia by forcing it to close its consulate in San Francisco and downsize its diplomatic presence in Washington and New York.

Trump Jnr to testify in Russia probe: lawmakers

2017-08-30 08:48

Donald Trump Jnr, the US president's eldest son, will take questions from a congressional committee investigating possible collusion between the Republican's 2016 campaign team and Russia, officials say.

Revealed: Trump Tower plans for Moscow

2017-08-29 08:32

President Donald Trump's personal lawyer is acknowledging that the president's company considered building a Trump Tower in Moscow during the Republican primary, but the plan was abandoned "for a variety of business reasons".

Russian ambassador to Sudan found dead in swimming pool

2017-08-24 09:46

Russia's ambassador to Sudan, veteran diplomat Mirgayas Shirinsky has been found dead in the swimming pool at his Khartoum home, Sudanese and Russian officials say.

 

Russia launches war games on Nato's eastern flank

2017-09-14 13:38

Russia has begun major joint military exercises with Belarus along the European Union's eastern flank - a show of strength that has rattled nervous Nato members.

Putin urges North Korea talks, says sanctions not working

2017-09-07 10:50

The leaders of Russia and South Korea condemn North Korea's latest nuclear test but seem far apart on the issue of stepping up sanctions

Trump could give Brics new lease on life - economist

2017-09-06 20:13

The election of Donald Trump as US president potentially allows Brics countries to assume a role in championing certain initiatives, says an economist.

Putin warns of 'global catastrophe' over North Korea impasse

2017-09-05 12:14

Vladimir Putin warned of a global catastrophe unless a diplomatic solution is reached over North Korea.

Russian minister criticises Moldova's call for troop pullout

2017-09-02 13:28

Russia's foreign minister has criticised a move by Moldova to call for the removal of Russian troops from a pro-Russia separatist region at an upcoming UN meeting.

Vladimir Putin says pressure on North Korea 'futile'

2017-09-01 12:03

Russian leader Vladimir Putin has warned North Asia faces "large-scale conflict" and urged dialogue without preconditions.

Source: Lobbyist in Trump Tower meeting spoke to grand jury

2017-08-31 12:58

A grand jury used by Special Counsel Robert Mueller has heard secret testimony from a Russian-American lobbyist who attended a June 2016 meeting with President Donald Trump's eldest son, The Associated Press has learned.

Cape Town's sister city St Petersburg wins jazz honour

2017-08-29 21:05

Eighteen countries vied for the right to host the 2018 International Jazz Day and Russia’s “northern capital” is the one that has been awarded the privilege.

14 die in Russia as bus plunges into sea

2017-08-25 14:12

At least 14 people have died in Russia after a bus carrying construction workers veered off a pier and plunged into the Black Sea, officials have announced.

Russia steps up probe into attack claimed by ISIS

2017-08-20 13:47

Russia has said that a stabbing which injured seven people and was claimed by the Islamic State (ISIS) group is being probed by top investigators in Moscow, as new details emerged.

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