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Russia, China accuse U.S. of stoking tensions with missile test

3:11pm BST

MOSCOW Russia and China accused the United States on Tuesday of stoking military tensions by testing a ground-launched cruise missile, but the foreign ministry in Moscow said it would not be drawn into an arms race.

Russia to nuclear test ban monitor: Test accident not your business

1:16pm BST

MOSCOW Russia told an agency that verifies a ban on nuclear tests that a military test accident in the country's north this month was none of its business and that handing it any radiation data was voluntary, Interfax news agency reported on Tuesday.

Bulgaria nuclear project attracts China and South Korea interest - sources

19 Aug 2019

SOFIA/MOSCOW State-run companies from China and South Korea have applied to be strategic investors in Bulgaria's revived Belene nuclear project, two industry sources familiar with the process said on Monday after Russia's Rosatom said it wanted to take part.

Russia's X5 retailer focuses on growing demand for convenience foods

15 Aug 2019

MOSCOW Russia's top food retailer X5 is gearing up to compete with burgeoning online players to meet growing demand for convenience foods from time- and price-conscious consumers, Chief Executive Officer Igor Shekhterman told Reuters.

Moscow acknowledges mysterious rocket explosion involved nuclear workers

10 Aug 2019

MOSCOW Russia's state nuclear agency acknowledged for the first time on Saturday that nuclear workers were involved in an explosion during a rocket engine test that caused a spike in radiation in a nearby city. | Video

Russians rush to buy iodine after blast causes radiation spike - reports

10 Aug 2019

MOSCOW Residents of two northern Russian cities are stocking up on iodine that is used to reduce the effects of radiation exposure after a mysterious accident on a nearby military testing site, regional media reported.

Two dead in Russian rocket engine explosion; radiation spikes, shipping shut

08 Aug 2019

MOSCOW Two people were killed and a nearby city reported a rise in radiation levels when a rocket engine blew up at a testing site in northern Russia on Thursday, forcing authorities to shut down part of a bay in the White Sea to shipping.

Russia, South Korea trade conflicting claims over alleged airspace intrusion

24 Jul 2019

MOSCOW/SEOUL Russia's embassy in Seoul on Wednesday said that Moscow had not apologised for an alleged airspace violation the previous day, after South Korea said that a Russian attache had expressed "deep regret" and blamed malfunctioning equipment.

Russia threatens more economic pain in standoff with Georgia

24 Jun 2019

TBILISI/MOSCOW Russia on Monday served notice to ex-Soviet Georgia it faces painful consequences if anti-Russian protests are not brought under control, saying it was tightening controls on wine imports that bring Georgia millions of dollars in revenue each year.

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EU rebuffs Johnson's Brexit gambit

The European Union on Tuesday rebuffed Prime Minister Boris Johnson's demand that it reopen the Brexit divorce deal, saying Britain had failed to propose any realistic alternative to an agreed insurance policy for the Irish border.