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Russia denies nuclear incident after international body detects isotopes

29 Jun 2020

MOSCOW/STOCKHOLM Russia said on Monday it had detected no sign of a radiation emergency, after an international body reported last week that sensors in Stockholm had picked up unusually high levels of radioactive isotopes produced by nuclear fission.

Putin chides Nornickel, orders law change after Arctic fuel spill

05 Jun 2020

MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin chided the billionaire boss of Norilsk Nickel on Friday over a huge Arctic fuel spill and ordered changes to the law to try to prevent such a disaster from happening again.

Putin says worst case coronavirus scenario in Moscow averted as lockdown unwinds

27 May 2020

MOSCOW President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that Moscow, the epicentre of Russia's coronavirus outbreak, had succeeded in preventing what he called the worst-case scenario as the city looked to easing tough lockdown measures within days.

Russia suspends use of ventilator type sent to U.S. after fatal fires

13 May 2020

MOSCOW Russia on Wednesday suspended the use of some Russian-made medical ventilators after two fatal hospital fires reported to involve the machines, a setback in its fight against the novel coronavirus. | Video

Moscow hit by queues and jams as coronavirus travel permits brought in

15 Apr 2020

MOSCOW Moscow introduced a travel permit system on Wednesday to help it police a lockdown meant to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, a move that initially created traffic jams and long queues of people wanting to use the metro.

Russian authorities raid Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny's Moscow office

26 Dec 2019

MOSCOW Russian authorities raided the Moscow headquarters of opposition politician Alexei Navalny on Thursday, using power tools to gain entry before dragging Navalny out by force and confiscating technical equipment such as laptops.

Russia summons senior U.S. diplomat over U.N. visa row

24 Sep 2019

MOSCOW Russia on Tuesday summoned a senior U.S. diplomat in Moscow to protest over what it said was Washington's unacceptable refusal to issue visas to members of a Russian delegation travelling to the United Nations General Assembly.

Freed Kremlin critic Navalny predicts bigger opposition protests

23 Aug 2019

MOSCOW Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny on Friday used his first statement after being released from jail to predict that opposition to Russian President Vladimir Putin and protests against the authorities would only grow.

Bankers suggest Russian firms delist as sanctions uncertainty bites

07 Feb 2019

MOSCOW Uncertainty caused by the expansion of U.S. sanctions on Russia last year has pushed companies' share prices lower, prompting investment bankers to suggest their clients should delist from local and international exchanges.

Yandex shares fall on Russian plan to curb foreign ownership of news division

22 Oct 2018

MOSCOW Shares in Russian search engine Yandex fell on Monday after a report from the Interfax newsagency said the government was proposing to limit foreign ownership in online news aggregators to 20 percent.

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Protests swell in Belarus, Lukashenko blames foreigners

Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko on Friday told people to stay at home to avoid becoming "cannon fodder" for what he said were foreign-backed revolutionaries after huge crowds took to the streets for a sixth consecutive day to demand he step down.