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Prague court allows Russian hacker extradition to US

2017-11-25 07:05

A Prague appeals court has upheld a lower court ruling that a Russian man who faces charges of hacking computers at American companies can be extradited to the US.

Polar bears crowd on Russian island in sign of Arctic change

2017-11-23 14:06

A boatload of tourists in the far eastern Russian Arctic thought they were seeing clumps of ice on the shore, before the jaw-dropping realisation that some 200 polar bears were roaming on the mountain slope.

Syria's Assad travels to Russia, meets Putin

2017-11-21 17:04

The Kremlin has announced that Syria's President Bashar al-Assad was asked to travel to Russia to get him to agree to potential Russia-Iran-Turkey peace initiatives.

Russia bans pork, beef imports from Brazil

2017-11-21 08:12

Russia has decided to suspend imports of pork and beef from Brazil from December 1 after traces of banned feed additives were detected in the meat.

Putin speaks to Ukraine's separatist leaders

2017-11-16 21:07

Russian President Vladimir Putin has spoken to eastern Ukraine's rebel leaders to discuss a prisoner swap, a report says.

Sessions denies lying on Russia, pleads hazy memory

2017-11-15 12:34

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has cited a hazy memory and exhausting campaign in defending himself from allegations that he misled members of Congress about Russia.

More governments manipulate media with 'bots', trolls: study

2017-11-14 22:44

More governments are following the lead of Russia and China by manipulating social media and suppressing dissent online in a grave threat to democracy, a human rights watchdog says.

Trump's Asia trip ends as it begins - shadowed by Russia

2017-11-13 05:19

President Donald Trump's lengthy Asia trip wound down as it began - with a visit meant to be centered on trade and North Korea shadowed by questions about Russia.

Trump backs US spy agencies on poll meddling but slams Putin 'haters'

2017-11-12 12:33

Donald Trump says he backs US intelligence agencies who concluded that Russia meddled in the 2016 election, but has repeated his trust in Vladimir Putin's denials.

Trump: Putin denies, is 'insulted' by meddling accusation

2017-11-11 19:23

US President Donald Trump says Russian President Vladimir Putin has again denied meddling in the 2016 election.

 

Russia to reduce Syria presence by year's end

2017-11-24 16:02

Russia's military plans to reduce its involvement in Syria as it is nearing the completion of its goals there, the General Staff chief tells journalists.

Russia denies nuclear accident after radioactive pollution

2017-11-21 21:20

Russia is denying its nuclear facilities experienced any incidents after reports of contamination by the ruthenium 106 radioactive isotope in parts of the country.

Russia confirms it had radioactive pollution 986 times that of norm

2017-11-21 09:22

Russia has confirmed "extremely high" levels of the radioactive isotope ruthenium-106 in several parts of the country, confirming European reports about the contamination. Russia confirms radioactive pollution exceeded norm by 986 times

Russia sees more evacuations after fake bomb alerts

2017-11-17 17:09

Schools, shopping malls and the Academy of Fine Arts in Saint Petersburg have been evacuated fter a new wave of fake bomb alerts spread chaos in Russia.

Russian MPs back law targeting foreign media: Agencies

2017-11-15 20:55

Russian MPs back new legislation allowing foreign media outlets to be listed as "foreign agents" in a reciprocal response to US pressure on Kremlin-backed TV channel RT.

Russia will fail in efforts to undermine West – British PM

2017-11-15 07:22

Russia will not succeed in efforts to sow discord in the West, British Prime Minister Theresa May says.

Putin manipulating Trump with flattery, ex-director suggests

2017-11-13 17:52

A day after being criticised by President Donald Trump, a former CIA director has questioned whether Russian President Vladimir Putin was manipulating Trump with flattery during the president's lengthy trip to Asia.

Trump's faith in Putin's denial is naive, says McCain

2017-11-12 20:56

President Donald Trump says he believes the opposing claims by US intelligence agencies and Russia's president on the issue of election meddling, but Senator John McCain thinks this is naive.

Resident charged with murder in Russian building collapse

2017-11-12 06:11

A resident of a nine-story Russian apartment building that partially collapsed in a gas explosion, killing seven people, has been charged with murder.

Putin vows to retaliate for US actions against Russian media

2017-11-11 16:00

President Vladimir Putin is promising that Russia will retaliate for what he calls attacks on Russian media in the United States

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