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Five die in Russian hotel after boiling water floods basement

20 Jan 2020

MOSCOW Five people, including one child, were killed in the Russian city of Perm on Monday when a hot water pipe exploded in the night and flooded a basement hotel room with boiling water.

Russia's new PM pledges to accelerate work on national projects

17 Jan 2020

MOSCOW Russia's new prime minister, Mikhail Mishustin, promised on Thursday to speed up work on achieving national goals set two years ago by President Vladimir Putin across a wide range of policy areas from health to infrastructure.

Factbox: Russia's new PM pledges to accelerate work on national projects

16 Jan 2020

MOSCOW Russia's new prime minister, Mikhail Mishustin, promised on Thursday to speed up work on achieving national goals set two years ago by President Vladimir Putin across a wide range of policy areas from health to infrastructure.

Factbox: Russia's new PM pledges to accelerate work on national projects

16 Jan 2020

MOSCOW Russia's new prime minister, Mikhail Mishustin, promised on Thursday to speed up work on achieving national goals set two years ago by President Vladimir Putin across a wide range of policy areas from health to infrastructure.

UPDATE 2-Russian rouble pares losses in volatile market after government resigns

15 Jan 2020

* Analysts say key question is who will be new PM (Adds detail, analyst comments, updates prices)

Russian court halts building of landfill in rare win for environmental protesters

09 Jan 2020

MOSCOW A court in Russia's far north ordered a halt on Thursday to construction of a landfill, potentially Europe's largest, that was seen by protesters as a symbol of official contempt for ecological concerns and voters' quality of life.

Russia honours two of Britain's 'Cambridge Five' spies

20 Dec 2019

MOSCOW Russia on Friday honoured two members of the British "Cambridge Five" spy ring who passed information to the Soviet Union with a memorial plaque and a tribute from the head of Russia's foreign intelligence service.

Russia expels two German diplomats in dispute over killing

12 Dec 2019

MOSCOW Russia on Thursday expelled two German diplomats in what it called a standard diplomatic response to a similar move by Germany last week and said it hoped a dispute over the killing of a Georgian citizen in Berlin would not damage ties further.

UPDATE 1-Rouble firms beyond 63 vs dollar ahead of central bank rate decision

12 Dec 2019

MOSCOW, Dec 12 The Russian rouble strengthened past 63 to the U.S. dollar on Thursday for the first time in five months ahead of an expected fifth key rate cut of the year by the central bank on Friday.

CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Russia expels two German diplomats in dispute over killing

12 Dec 2019

MOSCOW, Dec 12 Russia on Thursday expelled two German diplomats in what it called a standard diplomatic response to a similar move by Germany last week and said it hoped a dispute over the killing of a Georgian citizen in Berlin would not damage ties further.

World News

Coronavirus deaths hit 56; China bans wildlife trade

More than 2,000 people have been infected with a new coronavirus, the vast majority in China where 56 people have died from it, and the United States said it will evacuate some of its citizens from the city at the centre of the outbreak.