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Ukraine names detained Russian soldier, charges him with terrorism

KIEV - Ukraine's state security service on Wednesday named a Russian army major who was detained by Ukrainian servicemen at the weekend with a cargo of military equipment in eastern Ukraine and said he had been charged with terrorism.

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Actor Depardieu banned from Ukraine for stance on Russia

KIEV - Ukraine has banned French actor Gerard Depardieu from entering the country for five years, its state security service said on Wednesday, apparently for making comments that suggested he supported Russia's annexation of Crimea last year. | Video

UPDATE 1-Russia says TurkStream gas pipeline construction could be delayed - Ifax

MOSCOW, July 29 - Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Wednesday there was a risk construction of an underwater pipeline to Turkey could be delayed if a related intergovernmental agreement was not signed soon, the Interfax news agency reported.

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Russia's Putin says opposes MH17 tribunal ahead of U.N. vote

MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday he opposed the creation of an international tribunal to prosecute those who shot down a Malaysian airliner over eastern Ukraine, hours before a U.N. vote on such a proposal.

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Russians hackers used Twitter, photos to reach U.S. computers - report

SAN FRANCISCO - Russian government-backed hackers who penetrated high-profile U.S. government and defence industry computers this year used a method combining Twitter with data hidden in seemingly benign photographs, according to experts studying the campaign.

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Russians hackers used Twitter, photos to reach U.S. computers: report

SAN FRANCISCO - Russian government-backed hackers who penetrated high-profile U.S. government and defense industry computers this year used a method combining Twitter with data hidden in seemingly benign photographs, according to experts studying the campaign.

Russians hackers used Twitter, photos to reach US computers - report

SAN FRANCISCO, July 29 - Russian government-backed hackers who penetrated high-profile U.S. government and defense industry computers this year used a method combining Twitter with data hidden in seemingly benign photographs, according to experts studying the campaign.

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Kremlin defends outlawing 'undesirable' U.S.-funded pro-democracy group

MOSCOW - The Kremlin on Wednesday defended a move to bar a U.S.-funded pro-democracy group from Russia after it was declared "undesirable", saying Russians could still get access to such organisations.

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China's Sun sets sights on golden haul in Kazan

- Chinese swimming sensation Sun Yang cannot seem to escape the spotlight in or out of the water, and at the world championships, starting in Russia on Aug. 2, the towering freestyler will again be the name of everyone's lips.

Swimming-China's Sun sets sights on golden haul in Kazan

July 29 - Chinese swimming sensation Sun Yang cannot seem to escape the spotlight in or out of the water, and at the world championships, starting in Russia on Aug. 2, the towering freestyler will again be the name of everyone's lips.

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Turkey launches heaviest air strikes yet on Kurdish group

ISTANBUL - Turkish jets launched their heaviest assault on Kurdish militants in northern Iraq overnight since air strikes began last week, hours after President Tayyip Erdogan said a peace process had become impossible.