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Kremlin says U.S. tip-off about planned attack 'saved many lives'

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MOSCOW A U.S. tip-off about a planned attack in St. Petersburg helped save many lives and Russia and the United States should try to cooperate in the same way in future, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday.

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Trump in strategy document to cite China, Russia as competitors

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump will declare that China and Russia are competitors seeking to challenge U.S. power and erode its security and prosperity, in a national security strategy he will lay out in a speech on Monday. | Video

U.S. helped thwart major attack in St. Petersburg -U.S., Russia say

MOSCOW/WASHINGTON The United States provided intelligence to Russia that helped thwart a potentially deadly bomb attack in St. Petersburg, U.S. and Russian officials said on Sunday, in a rare public show of cooperation despite deep strains between the two countries. | Video

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Trump allies say Mueller unlawfully obtained thousands of emails

WASHINGTON An organisation established for U.S. President Donald Trump's transition to the White House said on Saturday the special counsel investigating allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 election had obtained tens of thousands of emails unlawfully. | Video

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Cuba’s Castro and Russian oil executive meet in Havana

HAVANA Cuban President Raul Castro and the head of Russian oil company Rosneft met in Havana on Saturday, the latest sign the two countries are readying a major energy agreement.

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Cuba’s Castro and Russian oil executive meet in Havana

HAVANA Cuban President Raul Castro and the head of Russian oil company Rosneft met in Havana on Saturday, the latest sign the two countries are readying a major energy agreement.

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In Syria, Russia securing position as Assad presses war

BEIRUT With the map of Syria's conflict decisively redrawn in President Bashar al-Assad's favour, his Russian allies want to convert military gains into a settlement that stabilises the shattered nation and secures their interests in the region.

Soccer - Halilhodzic confident Japan learnt lessons in Korean rout

TOKYO Manager Vahid Halilhodzic stressed he is the right man to lead Japan at the World Cup finals in Russia next summer despite seeing his side suffer a crushing defeat at the hands of South Korea.

Soccer-Halilhodzic confident Japan learnt lessons in Korean rout

TOKYO, Dec 17 Manager Vahid Halilhodzic stressed he is the right man to lead Japan at the World Cup finals in Russia next summer despite seeing his side suffer a crushing defeat at the hands of South Korea.

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Russia hit by $3.4 billion Promsvyazbank bailout in latest bank blow

MOSCOW Russia's central bank may have to sink up to $3.4 billion (£2.6 billion) into its bailout on Friday of Promsvyazbank, the country's 10th largest private lender, the third such rescue this year.

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Myanmar government says case against Reuters journalists can proceed

YANGON Myanmar's civilian President Htin Kyaw, a close ally of government leader Aung San Suu Kyi, has authorised the police to proceed with a case against two detained Reuters reporters accused of violating the country's colonial-era Official Secrets Act, a senior government spokesman said.