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Russian MPs approve constitutional amendments in 1st reading

2020-01-23 14:35

Lawmakers in Russia's lower house State Duma on Thursday unanimously approved a bill to amend the constitution submitted by President Vladimir Putin, in the first of three readings.

OPINION: Putin has a new plan to hold power over Russia forever

2020-01-19 19:00

In his state of the nation address on Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed a sweeping constitutional reform that would give him several options to retain power after 2024, when his term ends.

Russian parliament to review Putin PM pick after shock overhaul

2020-01-16 13:07

If approved, tax chief Mikhail Mishustin will have a week to choose a new government and ministers.

Both sides in Libya conflict accept ceasefire

2020-01-12 13:09

Both sides in Libya's conflict agreed to a ceasefire that started early Sunday following weeks of international diplomacy and calls for a truce by power-brokers Russia and Turkey.

Trump warns Turkey against 'interference' after Turkish parliament votes to send troops to Libya

2020-01-03 18:43

Turkey's parliament has approved the deployment of troops to Libya aimed at shoring up the UN-backed government in Tripoli, sparking a blunt warning from US President Donald Trump against any "foreign interference" in the war-torn country.

Putin accuses Poland of colluding with Hitler

2019-12-24 18:35

President Vladimir Putin has upped the ante in a war of words with Europe, accusing Poland of colluding with Hitler and of anti-Semitism.

FSB agent killed, attacker 'neutralised' in Moscow shootout

2019-12-19 21:24

An officer in Russia's FSB security service has been killed and five people have been wounded after a gunman opened fire near its central Moscow headquarters.

WATCH: Shootout near security service office in Moscow

2019-12-19 19:44

Gunfire broke out in central Moscow near an office of the FSB security service Thursday, with armed officers seen running through a busy shopping area, according to Russian media and footage on social media.

Air strikes kill 19 civilians in northwest Syria: monitor

2019-12-07 22:29

Syrian regime and Russian air strikes on Saturday killed 19 civilians, eight of them children, in the country's last major opposition bastion, a war monitor said.

Abused Russian sisters who killed father should be charged with murder, probe finds

2019-12-03 15:43

Investigators said Tuesday that two sisters who killed their father after years of abuse should face murder charges in a case highlighting Russia's dire record on domestic violence.

 

Putin submits reform plans to Russian parliament

2020-01-21 05:36

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday submitted a package of constitutional amendments to parliament less than a week after announcing a surprise plan to reform the political system.

Libya oil exports blocked, raising stakes for Berlin peace summit

2020-01-18 19:25

Forces loyal to Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar blocked oil exports from the war-ravaged country's main ports Saturday, raising the stakes on the eve of an international summit aimed at bringing peace to the North African nation.

Putin to hand-pick new govt to oversee constitutional shake-up: 'Together we will change life for the better'

2020-01-15 17:22

Russian state could be set for a massive overhaul with Putin rearranging the nation's governing structures.

WATCH | Cracking ride! Drivers scramble as 30 cars fall through ice on fishing trip

2020-01-07 17:30

30 people parked their cars on ice, which resulted in the ice cracking and the cars sinking. No one got hurt.

Putin urges unity in 20th anniversary New Year speech

2019-12-31 18:21

President Vladimir Putin called on Russians to unite for the sake of the country's future in a New Year's address Tuesday marking two decades since his ascent to power.

US lawmakers blast Trump | New trade deal replaces Nafta: WATCH the top world news videos for today

2019-12-20 07:02

Lawmakers blast Trump for insulting dead lawmaker | US House passes new trade pact replacing Nafta; here are the top world news videos for today. WATCH.

Putin says 'nobody knows' causes of global climate change

2019-12-19 19:44

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said "nobody knows" what causes climate change, seeming to cast doubt over whether global warming is of manmade origin and stating it could be blamed on cosmological processes.

Putin says Trump impeachment based on 'made-up grounds'

2019-12-19 16:53

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that the impeachment of Donald Trump was based on "made-up" grounds, adding he did not believe it marked the end of the US president.

'Welcome to Finland': Russia detains man over fake border post

2019-12-04 22:00

Russian authorities detained a man who has built a fake frontier post in the woods near the country's border with Finland and promised to smuggle four South Asian migrant workers into the EU.

Trump impeachment hits next stage | Johnson compares Corbyn to Macbeth: WATCH the top world news videos for today

2019-12-03 07:16

House Intel expected to release impeachment report | Johnson compares Corbyn and Sturgeon to Macbeth and Lady Macbeth; here are the top world news videos for today. WATCH.

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