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Putin ally to Ukraine's probable new leader: Reconcile with Moscow and get territory back

19 Apr 2019

KIEV Ukraine's new president could regain control over the separatist-controlled east of his country within months and get cheap gas and major investment from Russia if he repairs ties with Moscow, the Kremlin's closest ally in Ukraine said.

Putin, on Mueller report - 'We said from the start it would find nothing'

09 Apr 2019

ST PETERSBURG/MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday commented for the first time on Special Counsel Robert Mueller's completed report into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, saying Moscow had always said it would find nothing.

Russia signs agreement to free captive whales after outcry

08 Apr 2019

MOSCOW Russia on Monday signed an agreement with a group of international scientists to free nearly 100 whales that have been held for months in cramped pens in Russia's Far East, a scandal that has triggered a wave of criticism. | Video

Almost half of young Russians want to emigrate, Gallup poll says

04 Apr 2019

MOSCOW Forty-four percent of Russians aged 15-29 want to emigrate as their economy stagnates, according to a survey by the pollster Gallup.

Kremlin accuses US of stoking tensions by flying bombers near its borders

21 Mar 2019

MOSCOW The Kremlin on Thursday complained that flights by U.S. nuclear-capable B-52 strategic bombers across the Baltic Sea near Russia's borders were creating tensions in the region, but Washington said they were needed to deter potential adversaries.

Widowed opera singer daughter of 'Papa' - Kazakhstan's next president?

20 Mar 2019

Dariga Nazarbayeva's ex-husband was found hanged in an Austrian prison cell four years ago after a court in her native Kazakhstan convicted him of plotting to overthrow her father, the president.

Widowed opera singer daughter of 'Papa' - Kazakhstan's next president?

20 Mar 2019

Dariga Nazarbayeva's ex-husband was found hanged in an Austrian prison cell four years ago after a court in her native Kazakhstan convicted him of plotting to overthrow her father, the president.

Putin flies into Crimea for annexation party, launches power stations

18 Mar 2019

SEVASTOPOL/MOSCOW President Vladimir Putin flew into Crimea on Monday to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Russia's annexation of the region from Ukraine and led cheering crowds in repeated chants of "Russia" after inaugurating two new power stations.

Washington asks Russia: Where's your proof ex-U.S. marine is a spy?

15 Mar 2019

MOSCOW The United States on Friday asked why Russia had not provided any evidence to back up its accusation that Paul Whelan, a detained former U.S. marine, was a spy, a day after Whelan alleged he was being mistreated by a "kangaroo court."

For Kremlin, Ukrainian election a choice between lesser of three evils

07 Mar 2019

MOSCOW/KIEV Before Russia annexed Crimea and backed separatists in east Ukraine, Moscow had a Ukrainian president who did much of what it wanted. Now, as Ukraine readies to elect a new leader, none of the main candidates look that enticing to Russia.

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Yellow vest demonstrators, police clash in Paris

Clashes broke out between dozens of demonstrators and police in Paris on the 23rd Saturday of yellow-vest protests after authorities warned that rioters could return to the French capital to spark a new wave of violence.