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Tom Balmforth

Austria investigating Russian biathlon team over alleged doping

13 Dec 2018

MOSCOW Austrian authorities are investigating five officials and five athletes from Russia's biathlon team over possible doping-related offences during the 2017 World Championship, the International Biathlon Union (IBU) said on Thursday.

Ukraine bars entry to Russian men of combat age, EU sees renewal of sanctions on Russia

30 Nov 2018

KIEV/MOSCOW Ukraine on Friday banned Russian men of combat age from entering the country, a move introduced under martial law after Russia fired on and captured three Ukrainian naval ships off Crimea last weekend.

Russia says planning for new U.S. nuclear missiles in Europe

26 Nov 2018

MOSCOW Russia said on Monday it was planning for a U.S. deployment of new nuclear missiles in Europe following Washington’s planned withdrawal from a landmark Cold war-era arms control treaty despite the United States denying it has such plans.

Frail Mikhail Gorbachev warns against return to the Cold War

08 Nov 2018

MOSCOW Mikhail Gorbachev, the last Soviet leader, warned on Thursday against rising tensions between Russia and the United States and said there should be no return to the Cold War.

Putin praises skills of GRU spy agency accused of UK poison attack

02 Nov 2018

MOSCOW President Vladimir Putin praised the skill and "unique abilities" of Russia's military spies on Friday in a show of support for an intelligence agency that the West has blamed for a string of brazen attacks.

Russia's only aircraft carrier damaged after crane falls on it

30 Oct 2018

MOSCOW Russia's only aircraft carrier was damaged while undergoing repairs in the north of the country after the floating dock holding it sank in the early hours of Tuesday and a crane crashed onto its deck, tearing a gash up to 5 metres wide.

Kremlin - We'll respond in kind if U.S. develops intermediate missiles

22 Oct 2018

MOSCOW The Kremlin said on Monday that Russia would be forced to respond in kind if the United States began developing new missiles after quitting a landmark Cold War-era treaty.

Russia pledges to act to "restore" military balance if U.S. quits nuclear arms pact

22 Oct 2018

MOSCOW 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 landmark nuclear arms treaty and began developing new missiles.

Russia pledges to act to "restore" military balance if U.S. quits nuclear arms pact

22 Oct 2018

MOSCOW, Oct 22 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 landmark nuclear arms treaty and began developing new missiles.

Kremlin: We'll respond in kind if U.S. develops intermediate missiles

22 Oct 2018

MOSCOW The Kremlin said on Monday that Russia would be forced to respond in kind if the United States began developing new missiles after quitting a landmark Cold War-era treaty.

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