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Russia

  • Iran, powers close in on nuclear deal: officials

    Iran and major powers are close to agreement on a 2- or 3-page accord with specific numbers that would form the basis of a long-term settlement aimed at ending a 12-year standoff over Tehran's nuclear ambitions, officials said

  • US, Russian duo begin 12-month space trip

    US astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko has docked for the start of a 12-month tour of duty on the International Space Station

  • Russia to send new missiles to Baltic exclave

    Russia plans to station state-of-the art missiles in its westernmost Baltic enclave and deploy nuclear-capable bombers to Crimea as part of massive war games to showcase its resurgent military power amid bitter tensions with the West over Ukraine

  • China is third largest arms exporter

    China has become the world's third largest exporter of arms after the US and Russia, according to a new report

  • Nemtsov Ukraine report 'to be released in April'

    A report on Russia's role in Ukraine conflict - compiled by murdered Nemtsov - will be released in April

  • Russian fatal Kazan shopping centre fire leaves 25 missing

    Five people died and up to 25 people feared trapped in rubble after a fire at a shopping centre in the Russian city of Kazan

  • Nemtsov murder confession 'forced'

    Zaur Dadayev, one of two suspects charged with the murder of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, confessed under duress, says a member of Russia's Human Rights Council

  • 2 held over Nemtsov killing

    The head of the Federal Security Service (FSB) has announced the detention of Two men over the murder of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov,

  • Ukraine economy

    Ukraine's many dilemmas

    WHILE the proxy war rages between Russia and “little Russia,” the bigger question for Ukraine is to avoid economic collapse. Without a stable economy, it cannot defend itself against external circumstances.

  • Kerry: US 'hope' for Ukraine truce

    US Secretary of State John Kerry says the US hopes the Ukraine ceasefire deal will be implemented within "hours".

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