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Thousands defy crackdown in Moscow's biggest protest for years

11 Aug 2019

MOSCOW Tens of thousands of Russians staged what a monitoring group called the country's biggest political protest for eight years on Saturday, defying a crackdown to demand free elections to Moscow's city legislature. | Video

Arrest of student at opposition protest roils top Russian university

10 Aug 2019

MOSCOW Luiza Agadzhanova had nothing to do with the anti-Kremlin opposition before police arrested a fellow student for taking part in a Moscow street protest last month. Now she's helping coordinate a campaign of her own.

Russian police detain over 800 in opposition crackdown in Moscow

04 Aug 2019

MOSCOW Russian police forcibly detained over 800 people attending a protest in Moscow on Saturday to demand free elections, including prominent activist Lyubov Sobol, after authorities warned the demonstration was illegal. | Video

U.S. imposes new sanctions on Russia over Skripal poisoning

02 Aug 2019

WASHINGTON/MOSCOW U.S. President Donald Trump has imposed another round of sanctions on Russia over the poisoning of a former spy in Britain, the White House said on Friday, a move Moscow said would hurt already strained U.S.-Russia ties.

Ukraine seizes Russian tanker, frees crew after Moscow threat

25 Jul 2019

KIEV Ukraine on Thursday seized a Russian tanker for its alleged involvement in the capture of three Ukrainian navy vessels by Russia, prompting Moscow to warn of consequences if any Russian citizens were "taken hostage".

Ukraine president on course for unprecedented majority after election win

22 Jul 2019

KIEV President Volodymyr Zelenskiy looked set on Monday to become Ukraine's first leader since the fall of communism to command a single party majority in parliament, in what would be an unprecedented mandate to deliver promised reforms.

Russia says it will respond defensively to U.S. deployment in Poland

13 Jun 2019

MOSCOW The Kremlin said on Thursday the Russian military was closely tracking U.S. plans to beef up its forces in Poland and taking steps to ensure Russia's national security was not threatened by what Moscow regards as a betrayal of trust.

Putin says U.S.-Russia relations are getting 'worse and worse'

13 Jun 2019

MOSCOW President Vladimir Putin said relations between Moscow and Washington were getting worse and worse, noting in an interview published on Thursday that the current U.S. administration had imposed dozens of sanctions on Russia. | Video

Russia plans to deliver missiles to Turkey in July; U.S. takes dim view

11 Jun 2019

ISTANBUL/MOSCOW Russia said on Tuesday it plans to deliver its S-400 missile defence systems to Turkey in July, setting the clock ticking on a U.S. threat to hit Ankara with sanctions if it goes ahead with a deal that has strained ties between the NATO allies.

Kremlin says idea of Putin-Trump meeting at G20 in Japan up in air

11 Jun 2019

MOSCOW The Kremlin said on Tuesday that a U.S. idea for President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin to meet at a meeting of the G20 in Japan later this month was hanging in the air and that there were no discussions on specifics yet.

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