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Taliban say progress made at Afghan talks in Moscow but no breakthrough

30 May 2019

MOSCOW A Taliban official said on Thursday that decent progress had been made at talks with a group of senior Afghan politicians in Moscow but that there had been no breakthrough in their bid to end 18 years of war and that further talks would be needed.

Ex-U.S. Marine held by Russia on spying charge complains of threats

24 May 2019

MOSCOW A former U.S. Marine held in Moscow on suspicion of spying said on Friday he had been threatened by a Russian investigator and harassed in custody, accusations that added to strains in U.S.-Russian relations.

Russia says it sent "specialists" to Venezuela, rebuffs Trump

28 Mar 2019

MOSCOW Russia said on Thursday it had sent "specialists" to Venezuela under a military cooperation deal but said they posed no threat to regional stability, brushing aside a call from U.S. President Donald Trump to remove all military personnel from the country.

Russia jails ex-FSB agent, cyber expert for passing secrets to U.S.

26 Feb 2019

MOSCOW A Russian court on Tuesday sentenced a former state security officer and a cyber-security expert to long jail terms after finding the two men guilty of committing state treason in the interests of the United States.

Russian court extends custody of Baring Vostok's Calvey until April

16 Feb 2019

MOSCOW A Russian court on Saturday ordered Michael Calvey, the U.S. founder of one of Russia's biggest private equity firms accused of fraud, to be kept in custody until April 13.

Former U.S. Marine held for spying had Russian contacts with military backgrounds

10 Jan 2019

MOSCOW Paul Whelan, the former U.S. Marine held in Moscow on spying charges, had online contact with more than 20 Russians with military backgrounds, an analysis of social media shows.

Former U.S. Marine held for spying had Russian contacts with military backgrounds

10 Jan 2019

MOSCOW, Jan 10 Paul Whelan, the former U.S. Marine held in Moscow on spying charges, had online contact with more than 20 Russians with military backgrounds, an analysis of social media shows.

Moscow says FBI arrested Russian a day after it detained ex-U.S. Marine

05 Jan 2019

MOSCOW/NEW YORK The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday the United States had detained a Russian citizen, a day after Moscow arrested the former U.S. Marine Paul Whelan on suspicion of spying. | Video

Russia reopens Kerch Strait to shipping after standoff with Ukraine

26 Nov 2018

MOSCOW, Nov 26 Russia reopened the Kerch Strait near Crimea to shipping in the early hours of Monday morning after firing on and seizing three Ukrainian naval ships a day earlier, a move that triggered a dangerous new crisis between the two countries.

Russia pledges 'balance' if U.S. quits nuclear pact; Trump eyes more weapons

22 Oct 2018

MOSCOW/WASHINGTON Russia said on Monday it would be forced to respond in kind to restore the military balance with the United States if President Donald Trump carried through on a threat to quit a nuclear arms treaty and began developing new missiles. | Video

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