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Russia protests after catching U.S. diplomats near military test site

17 Oct 2019

MOSCOW Russia said on Thursday it would issue a formal note of protest to the United States after police caught three U.S. diplomats in what it said was a restricted area near a closed military testing site. | Video

Russia says 'unacceptable' Turkish incursion into Syria must be temporary

15 Oct 2019

ABU DHABI/MOSCOW Russia called Turkey's military incursion into northeast Syria "unacceptable" and said on Tuesday the operation had to be limited in time and scale, a rare broadside that suggests Moscow's patience with Ankara is wearing thin.

Kremlin tells Turkey to ensure Syria operation is proportionate

14 Oct 2019

RIYADH/MOSCOW The Kremlin complained on Monday that Turkey's incursion into northern Syria was "not exactly" compatible with Syrian territorial integrity, and Ankara should ensure its actions were proportionate.

For Putin, Turkish move into Syria a chance to ramp up Middle East role

10 Oct 2019

MOSCOW Turkey's incursion into Syria is an opportunity for Russia to dial up its influence in the region as Washington appears to be pulling back, but the risks to Moscow's diplomacy will rise the longer the operation goes on, people close to the Kremlin say.

Russia quashes jail sentence for actor after public outcry

30 Sep 2019

MOSCOW A Russian court on Monday quashed the jail sentence of an aspiring actor whose conviction for injuring a police officer on the sidelines of an opposition protest triggered a public outcry over alleged police brutality and judicial injustice.

For Ukraine's leader, Trump memo on their call is a diplomatic car crash

27 Sep 2019

KIEV/MOSCOW For U.S. President Donald Trump, White House publication on Wednesday of a memo summarising his call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy fuelled a domestic political crisis. | Video

Russia, in rare U-turn, frees jailed actor after outcry

20 Sep 2019

MOSCOW A Russian court on Friday ordered the release of an aspiring actor whose prison sentence for injuring a police officer on the sidelines of an opposition protest sparked a public outcry over alleged police brutality and judicial injustice. | Video

Russia widens Jehovah's Witnesses crackdown with new jailings

20 Sep 2019

MOSCOW Russia has widened a crackdown against Jehovah's Witnesses, jailing six adherents of the Christian denomination for extremism in a move rights activists said was unjust and flouted religious freedom.

Russia carries out mass raids on Kremlin critic Navalny's supporters

12 Sep 2019

MOSCOW Russian law enforcement authorities on Thursday carried out mass raids on the homes and offices of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny's supporters across the country, a move he described as the biggest crackdown of its kind in modern Russian history. | Video

UPDATE 3-Kremlin says alleged U.S. spy did not have access to Putin

10 Sep 2019

* Alleged agent's Virginia address published in Russia (Adds details, U.S. official, edits)

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