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Georgia accuses Russia over unrest as political crisis brews

21 Jun 2019

TBILISI/MOSCOW Georgia and Russia traded blame on Friday for an outbreak of unrest in Tbilisi sparked by the visit of a Russian lawmaker as opposition parties tried to capitalise on public anger over the incident to press wider political demands. | Video

As ratings drop, Putin defends record, says better life awaits Russians

20 Jun 2019

MOSCOW President Vladimir Putin told Russians on Thursday that there were signs that years of falling real wages, which have dented his popularity, were drawing to an end and that a government programme would deliver higher living standards.

Putin: ready for Trump talks but U.S. elections could complicate ties

20 Jun 2019

MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he was ready to hold talks with Donald Trump if that was what his U.S. counterpart wanted, but added that Trump's re-election campaign could complicate U.S.-Russia relations.

Putin, hit by ratings drop, tells Russians a better life awaits

20 Jun 2019

MOSCOW, June 20 President Vladimir Putin told Russians on Thursday there were signs that years of falling real wages, which have dented his popularity, were drawing to an end and that a government programme would deliver higher living standards.

Lightning struck Russian plane before it crashed: investigation

14 Jun 2019

MOSCOW Lightning struck a Russian Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft knocking out its auto pilot system shortly before it crash landed in Moscow last month killing 41 people, investigators said on Friday, adding it had approached too fast and been too heavy.

Russia says it will respond defensively to U.S. deployment in Poland

13 Jun 2019

MOSCOW The Kremlin said on Thursday the Russian military was closely tracking U.S. plans to beef up its forces in Poland and taking steps to ensure Russia's national security was not threatened by what Moscow regards as a betrayal of trust.

Putin says U.S.-Russia relations are getting 'worse and worse'

13 Jun 2019

MOSCOW President Vladimir Putin said relations between Moscow and Washington were getting worse and worse, noting in an interview published on Thursday that the current U.S. administration had imposed dozens of sanctions on Russia. | Video

Russian police detain more than 500 at protest over journalist

13 Jun 2019

MOSCOW Russian police detained more than 500 people, including opposition politician Alexei Navalny, at a protest in Moscow on Wednesday calling for punishment for police officers involved in the alleged framing of a journalist. | Video

Russia, in rare U-turn after public anger, drops case against journalist

12 Jun 2019

MOSCOW Russian police abruptly dropped drugs charges on Tuesday against journalist Ivan Golunov, a rare U-turn by the authorities in the face of anger from his supporters who had alleged he was framed for his reporting and had threatened to stage a mass protest in Moscow. | Video

Kremlin says idea of Putin-Trump meeting at G20 in Japan up in air

11 Jun 2019

MOSCOW The Kremlin said on Tuesday that a U.S. idea for President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin to meet at a meeting of the G20 in Japan later this month was hanging in the air and that there were no discussions on specifics yet.

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