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Whistleblower warns WADA of ‘catastrophe’ if Russia ban eased

Whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov said Tuesday the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) risked a “catastrophe for clean sport” if it lifts a suspension against the Russian Anti-Doping Agency later this week. Former Moscow laboratory chief Rodchenkov, who lifted the lid on Russia’s doping scandal in 2015, said Russia could only be readmitted […]

Putin: plane downed in Syria after ‘chain of tragic accidental circumstances’
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Putin: plane downed in Syria after ‘chain of tragic accidental circumstances’

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a joint press conference with Turkish President following the talks at the Bocharov Ruchei residence in Sochi on September 17, 2018. The leaders of the two countries that are on opposite sides of the seven-year conflict in Syria, but key global allies, will discuss […]

Ukrainian Church to become independent of Russia
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Ukrainian Church to become independent of Russia

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, Chairman of the External Church Relations Department of the Moscow Patriarchate, addresses the media following an extraordinary session of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church over the Ukrainian Church dispute in Moscow on September 14, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Vasily MAXIMOV An envoy […]

Russia claims fresh ‘proof’ Ukraine downed flight MH17
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Russia claims fresh ‘proof’ Ukraine downed flight MH17

Russia's defence ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov (R) and the Chief of the Main Rocket and Artillery Department Lt. Gen. Nikolai Parshin attend a press briefing dedicated to the crash of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane operating flight MH17 in Moscow on September 17, 2018. All 298 people […]

Poisoning suspects ‘tourism’ claims raise eyebrows even in Russia
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Poisoning suspects ‘tourism’ claims raise eyebrows even in Russia

This picture taken on September 14, 2018 shows the Spiez Laboratory, Swiss Federal Institute for NBC-Protection (nuclear, biological, chemical), in Spiez, 40km from the capital Bern, as Swiss newspapers reported that two Russian agents suspected of trying to spy the laboratory were arrested in the Netherlands and expelled early this […]

Skripal suspects say were in UK as tourists, deny murder attempt
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Skripal suspects say were in UK as tourists, deny murder attempt

A screengrab taken on September 13, 2018, from footage broadcast by Russia's state broadcaster Russia Today (RT), shows two men, purported to be Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov taking part in a television interview.<br />Two men accused by London of poisoning former spy Sergei Skripal told Russian media on Thursday […]

Putin says two Skripal poisoning suspects are ‘civilians’
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Putin says two Skripal poisoning suspects are ‘civilians’

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the plenary session of the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok on September 12, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday the two men Britain suspects of poisoning former spy Sergei Skripal with military-grade nerve agent are not criminals and […]

Putin’s ally re-elected Moscow mayor amid pension protests
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Putin’s ally re-elected Moscow mayor amid pension protests

(FILES) In this file photograph taken on September 9, 2017, Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) speaks with Moscow's Mayor Sergei Sobyanin during a visit to Zaryadye Park in Moscow.<br />Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin has overseen progressive mega projects that have drastically changed the face of Europe's largest city, but his […]

Moscow accuses US of using white phosphorous in Syria
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Moscow accuses US of using white phosphorous in Syria

This picture taken in Kafr Ain on September 7, 2018, shows smoke rising as government forces target the city, 4 kilometers east of Khan Shaykhun in the southern countryside of Idlib province. Anas AL-DYAB / AFP Russia on Sunday accused the United States of carrying out bombing using white phosphorous […]

Russia, Iran, Turkey meet on Syria’s Idlib province
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Russia, Iran, Turkey meet on Syria’s Idlib province

A handout picture provided by the office of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (C)shows him chairing the trilateral summit Iran-Russia-Syria with his foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif (L), his chief of staff Mahmoud Vaezi (R)and other Iranian officials sitting next to him in Tehran on September 7, 2018. Iran is hosting […]

Russians in UK spy poisoning posed as businessmen
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Russians in UK spy poisoning posed as businessmen

(COMBO) This combination of undated handout pictures released by the British Metropolitan Police Service created in London on on September 05, 2018 shows Ruslan Boshirov (L) and Alexander Petrov, who are wanted by British police in connection with the nerve agent attack on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his […]

Russia says Britain blaming Kremlin for spy poisoning ‘unacceptable’
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Russia says Britain blaming Kremlin for spy poisoning ‘unacceptable’

A video grab from footage broadcast by the UK Parliament's Parliamentary Recording Unit (PRU) shows Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May as she makes a statement to MPs in the House of Commons in London on September, 2018, on the progress of the police investigation into the March 4 nerve agent […]

UK says Putin ‘ultimately’ responsible for spy poisoning
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UK says Putin ‘ultimately’ responsible for spy poisoning

A picture taken on August 26, 2018, shows Russian President Vladimir Putin sitting on a boat during a short vacation in the remote Tuva region in southern Siberia. / AFP PHOTO / Sputnik / Alexey NIKOLSKY British Security Minister Ben Wallace said Thursday that Russian President Vladimir Putin had “ultimate” […]

UK seeks two Russian spies over nerve agent attack
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UK seeks two Russian spies over nerve agent attack

A video grab from footage broadcast by the UK Parliament's Parliamentary Recording Unit (PRU) shows Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May as she makes a statement to MPs in the House of Commons in London on September, 2018, on the progress of the police investigation into the March 4 nerve agent […]

Russia at UN accuses US of ‘destructive’ meddling in Nicaragua
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Russia at UN accuses US of ‘destructive’ meddling in Nicaragua

A student takes part in a demonstration by students from different universities from across Nicaragua demanding President Daniel Ortega and his powerful vice president, wife Rosario Murillo, to resign and the government to keep the 6% budget for universities, in Managua, on August 2, 2018.<br />The death toll in violent […]

Russia warns Google against election meddling
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Russia warns Google against election meddling

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny gestures during his trial at a Moscow courthouse on August 27, 2018. A Moscow court on August 27, 2018 gave a 30-day jail sentence to Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny over an unsanctioned protest earlier this year, just days before another planned political rally. / […]

Russia blocks publication of UN report critical of North Korea
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Russia blocks publication of UN report critical of North Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks during the first enlarged meeting of the seventh Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang May 18, 2018. KCNA/via REUTERS  Russia has blocked the publication […]

Trump calls Mueller investigation ‘illegal’
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Trump calls Mueller investigation ‘illegal’

(FILES) This file photo taken on May 16, 2013 shows then Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Robert Mueller testifying during a hearing of the US Senate Appropriations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Donald Trump is considering firing former FBI chief Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating if […]

Putin softens controversial pension reform
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Putin softens controversial pension reform

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during an address to the nation concerning a pension reforms proposed by the government, in Moscow, on August 29, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / SPUTNIK / Alexey DRUZHININ Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday proposed a series of measures to soften a deeply unpopular pension […]

Russia hit with new US sanctions over nerve agent attack
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Russia hit with new US sanctions over nerve agent attack

Former Russian military intelligence colonel Sergei Skripal attends a hearing at the Moscow District Military Court in Moscow on August 9, 2006. Sergei Skripal, a former Russian double agent whose mysterious collapse in England sparked concerns of a possible poisoning by Moscow, has been living in Britain since a high-profile […]