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First Russian-Chinese air patrol in Asia-Pacific draws shots from South Korea

1:32pm BST

MOSCOW/SEOUL Russia carried out what it said was its first long-range joint air patrol in the Asia-Pacific region with China on Tuesday, a mission that triggered hundreds of warning shots, according to South Korean officials, and a strong protest from Japan.

U.S. and Russia trade accusations over 'visa war' as ties fray

17 Jul 2019

MOSCOW The United States and Russia on Wednesday accused each other of using children as political hostages after dozens of teachers at an English-language school in Moscow patronised by the children of Western diplomats were left without visas.

Russian police detain Crimean Tatar protesters on Moscow's Red Square

10 Jul 2019

MOSCOW Russian police detained seven Crimean Tatars on Moscow's Red Square on Wednesday after dispersing a demonstration that had aimed to draw attention to alleged rights abuses on the Black Sea peninsula which Russia annexed from Ukraine five years ago.

RPT-Remains of one of Napoleon's 1812 generals believed found in Russia

10 Jul 2019

MOSCOW, July 9 More than 200 years after he died of his battlefield wounds in Russia, archaeologists believe they have found the remains of one of Napoleon Bonaparte's favourite generals buried in a park beneath the foundations of a dance floor.

Remains of one of Napoleon's 1812 generals believed found in Russia

09 Jul 2019

MOSCOW More than 200 years after he died of his battlefield wounds in Russia, archaeologists believe they have found the remains of one of Napoleon Bonaparte's favorite generals buried in a park beneath the foundations of a dance floor.

Putin opposes Russian parliament call for Georgia sanctions

09 Jul 2019

MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin rejected on Tuesday a parliamentary call to impose sanctions against Georgia, saying patching up strained relations was more important than reacting to provocations by "scumbags".

Russia calls tirade against Putin on Georgian TV a ploy to derail ties

08 Jul 2019

MOSCOW Russia on Monday condemned an obscenity-laden tirade against President Vladimir Putin on a Georgian TV station, calling it a shameful and unacceptable provocation by radical political forces intended to damage relations.

Putin, after three days, says fire-hit Russian submarine was nuclear-powered

04 Jul 2019

MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin disclosed on Thursday for the first time that a secret military submarine hit by a fatal fire three days ago was nuclear-powered, prompting the defence minister to assure him its reactor had been safely contained. | Video

Georgia and Russia trade blame over unrest as crisis brews

22 Jun 2019

TBILISI/MOSCOW Georgia and Russia traded blame on Friday for an outbreak of unrest in Tbilisi sparked by the visit of a Russian lawmaker with the Kremlin announcing it would suspend passenger flights between the two countries to protect its citizens. | Video

As ratings drop, Putin defends record, says better life awaits Russians

20 Jun 2019

MOSCOW President Vladimir Putin told Russians on Thursday that there were signs that years of falling real wages, which have dented his popularity, were drawing to an end and that a government programme would deliver higher living standards.

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