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Russia charges man with murder after lover's severed arms found in bag

11 Nov 2019

MOSCOW A Russian court on Monday charged a distinguished historian known for re-enacting Napoleonic battle scenes with the murder of his partner after he was found in a river with a rucksack containing her severed arms. | Video

Russia says it's already too late to replace new START treaty

01 Nov 2019

MOSCOW Russia said on Friday there was no longer enough time left for Moscow and Washington to negotiate a full-fledged replacement for the New START nuclear arms control treaty before it expires in February 2021.

More Russian military police arrive in Syria under peace deal with Turkey

25 Oct 2019

MOSCOW/ANKARA Russia sent about 300 more military police and more than 20 armoured vehicles to Syria on Friday under an accord between Ankara and Moscow that has halted Turkey's military incursion into northeast Syria. | Video

Putin urged to pardon Norwegian jailed for spying amid hopes of swap

24 Oct 2019

MOSCOW/OSLO A Russian commission on Thursday recommended President Vladimir Putin pardon a Norwegian man jailed for spying, spurring hopes in Norway that he may be released as part of a spy swap brokered behind closed doors.

Russia lands nuclear bombers in Africa as Putin hosts continent's leaders

24 Oct 2019

(This version of the Oct. 23rd story corrects paragraph 16 country to Nigeria, not Niger, after RIA issued official correction) | Video

Ex-U.S. Marine accused of spying in Russia says guard threatened him with gun: Ifax

24 Oct 2019

MOSCOW A former U.S. Marine held in Russia on suspicion of spying told a court on Thursday that a prison guard had forced him to his knees in custody and that he had been threatened with a gun, the Interfax news agency reported. | Video

CORRECTED (OFFICIAL)-UPDATE 1-Russia lands nuclear bombers in Africa as Putin hosts continent's leaders

24 Oct 2019

SOCHI/MOSCOW, Oct 23 Russia landed two nuclear-capable bombers in South Africa on a training mission on Wednesday, a flight apparently timed to coincide with President Vladimir Putin's opening of a flagship Russia-Africa summit designed to increase Russian influence.

Russia flies nuclear bombers to Africa as Putin hosts continent's leaders

23 Oct 2019

SOCHI/MOSCOW, Oct 23 Russia despatched two nuclear-capable bombers to South Africa on a training mission on Wednesday, a flight that appeared timed to coincide with President Vladimir Putin's opening of a flagship Russia-Africa summit designed to boost Russian influence.

Putin steps up drive for clout in Africa with broadside against West

21 Oct 2019

MOSCOW President Vladimir Putin stepped up Russia's push for influence in Africa days before he hosts a summit with African leaders, saying on Monday that Moscow could offer help without strings attached unlike what he cast as the exploitative West.

Russia protests after catching U.S. diplomats near military test site

18 Oct 2019

MOSCOW Russia said on Thursday it would issue a formal note of protest to the United States after police caught three U.S. diplomats in what it said was a restricted area near a closed military testing site. | Video

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