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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.

Kremlin hands top state honours to pilots after crash-landing

16 Aug 2019

MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday bestowed top state honours on two pilots for courage and heroism after they safely landed a packed passenger plane in a cornfield near Moscow as its engines were failing.

Russian pilot says he's no hero despite praise for crash-landing

16 Aug 2019

MOSCOW, Aug 16 A Russian pilot who landed a passenger plane in a cornfield after hitting a flock of birds said he was no hero despite the Kremlin lauding him for saving the lives of 233 people.

Russian nuclear agency committed crime by holding test near city: ecologist

15 Aug 2019

MOSCOW An ecologist in northern Russia said on Thursday the state nuclear agency Rosatom had committed a crime by carrying out a mysterious test last week close to inhabited areas, which caused a spike in radiation in his native city.

Russian pilots land plane in cornfield, earn Kremlin praise

15 Aug 2019

MOSCOW Two Russian pilots safely landed an airliner carrying 233 people in a cornfield outside Moscow after striking a flock of birds, prompting the Kremlin to hail them as heroes who will receive top state awards. | Video

Kremlin warns of foreign espionage as scientists chafe under new restrictions

14 Aug 2019

MOSCOW The Kremlin said on Wednesday Russia must be vigilant in protecting its industrial secrets against foreign intelligence services after scientists criticised new restrictions on them meeting foreigners.

Kremlin says it is winning arms race against U.S. despite rocket accident

13 Aug 2019

MOSCOW The Kremlin boasted on Tuesday it was winning the race to develop new cutting edge nuclear weapons despite a mysterious rocket accident last week in northern Russia that caused a temporary spike in radiation levels. | Video

Kremlin shrugs off Moscow protests, backs tough police response

13 Aug 2019

MOSCOW The Kremlin on Tuesday shrugged off five weeks of street protests in support of free elections in Moscow, saying the situation had not warranted comment from President Vladimir Putin and voicing strong support for the tough police response.

Kremlin says it is winning arms race against U.S. despite rocket accident

13 Aug 2019

MOSCOW, Aug 13 The Kremlin boasted on Tuesday it was winning the race to develop new cutting edge nuclear weapons despite a mysterious rocket accident last week in northern Russia that caused a temporary spike in radiation levels.

Russia pays tribute to dead nuclear workers, vows to develop new weapons

12 Aug 2019

MOSCOW Russia's top nuclear official promised on Monday to succeed in developing new weapons as he paid tribute to five scientists killed in what U.S. experts suspect was the botched test of a new missile vaunted by President Vladimir Putin. | Video

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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.