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  • Trump aides and son to testify in Senate about Russia

    President Donald Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., and former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort are to testify on July 26 at a hearing on alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

  • Too many US spies in Moscow, Russia mulls expulsions

    Russia said on Friday that too many American spies operated in Moscow under diplomatic cover and said it might expel some of them to retaliate against the United States over Washington's expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats last year.

  • ‘Russians targeted 21 election systems’

    Russian hackers targeted 21 US state election systems in the 2016 presidential race and a small number were breached but there was no evidence any votes were manipulated, a Homeland Security Department official told Congress on Wednesday.

  • Russia set for World Cup stress test in Confed Cup

    Russia face a stress test of its readiness to host the 2018 World Cup as the Confederations Cup kicks off amid concerns over hooliganism and security.

  • Russia claims to have killed IS leader Baghdadi

    Russia's Defense Ministry says it was checking information that a Russian air strike near the Syrian city of Raqqa may have killed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in late May.

  • New ferry links N Korea, Russia despite US calls for isolation

    A new ferry between isolated North Korea and Russia docks for the first time at the Pacific port of Vladivostok, in spite of US calls for countries to curtail relations with Pyongyang over its nuclear and missile programs.

  • World Cup hooligan threat 'fake'

    A top organiser of Russia's World Cup dismissed the threat of hooliganism as "overblown" and "fake" on Thursday despite concerns after Russian fans went on the rampage at Euro 2016.

  • US president Donald Trump

    Trump defends sharing ‘facts’ with Russia

    US President Donald Trump defends his decision to disclose information to Russian officials during a White House meeting last week, saying he had an "absolute right" to share "facts pertaining to terrorism and airline flight safety."

  • US settles Russian money laundering case

    A Russian-owned group of companies agrees to pay nearly $6 million to settle US civil allegations that the firms laundered proceeds of a $230 million tax fraud, ending a politically charged case days before it was set to go to trial.

  • French prosecutors investigating 2018, 2022 World Cup awards

    French prosecutors are investigating the decision by global soccer body FIFA to award the 2018 World Cup to Russia and the 2022 tournament to Qatar, a source close to the investigation said on Thursday.

  • Hamilton determined to avoid Sochi 'screw-up'

    Lewis Hamilton will arrive in Sochi ahead of this weekend's Russian Grand Prix determined not to lose any more ground in his tightly-contested battle with Sebastian Vettel in this year's title race.

  • Confed Cup ticket sales worry Russia

    Only a fraction of the tickets for the Confederations Cup in Russia have been snapped up, Moscow said on Tuesday, admitting the lack of interest in the World Cup dress rehearsal was a worry.

  • Nunes steps aside from Russia probe

    The chairman of the House intelligence committee announces that he is temporarily stepping aside from the panel's probe into Russian meddling in last year's presidential election.

  • UN holds crisis meeting after Syria 'chemical attack'

    The United Nations is holding an emergency meeting as the world expresses horror at the suspected chemical weapons attack in northern Syria that killed dozens of people and left others gasping for breath and convulsing in the streets and overcrowded hospitals.

  • Russia banned from London meet

    Russia will miss August's World Athletics Championships in London after their doping ban was extended on Monday, world governing body president Sebastien Coe said.

  • Sharapova boxes clever as return nears

    Maria Sharapova said Wednesday she refused to feel sorry for herself during her doping ban, occupying her time by studying at Harvard, writing a book and even learning how to box.

  • Kremlin to host 2018 WC finals draw

    The draw for the 2018 World Cup finals hosted by Russia will take place in the Kremlin on December 1, the country's Football Union (RFU) chief Vitaly Mutko said Monday.

  • Carlsen wins 3rd World Chess Championship

    Norwegian Magnus Carlsen extended his dominance over the chess world by winning the World Chess Championship for the third consecutive time on Wednesday, beating his Russian challenger Sergei Karyakin in a tiebreaker.

  • Injured Neuer ruled out of Bayern's clash in Rostov

    Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has been ruled out of Bayern Munich's trip to Russia to face Rostov in the Champions League on Wednesday, the German champions said in a statement.

  • Former Russian official arrested over WC stadium fraud

    Russian investigators say they have detained the former deputy governor of Saint Petersburg over suspected fraud during the construction of a World Cup venue.

  • Russia selects wolf as 2018 WC mascot

    Russia has chosen a goggled wolf as mascot for the 2018 World Cup.

  • Hackers publish medical data for Farah, Nadal and Rose

    Mo Farah, Rafael Nadal and Justin Rose are among athletes targeted in the latest leak of confidential medical documents that the world anti-doping agency (WADA) says were hacked by a Russian cyber espionage group.

  • WADA says hackers released another batch of athlete data

    The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) says that another batch of athlete data has been leaked by the same Russian cyber espionage group that published confidential medical data earlier this week.

  • Portugal beaten, France held

    With Cristiano Ronaldo still missing due to injury, European champions Portugal begin their bid to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia with a disappointing 2-0 defeat in Switzerland.

  • Kyrgios quits US Open in tears

    A tearful Nick Kyrgios, a dark horse to win the US Open, retires from his third-round match against Ukraine's Illya Marchenko with a hip injury.

  • 16 migrants dead in Moscow warehouse fire

    16 migrant workers mostly from Kyrgyzstan die in a fire that broke out at a Moscow warehouse early Saturday, Russian authorities say.

  • Russia's Putin awards Margarita

    Russian President Putin awards rhythmic gymnast Margarita Mamun during a grand ceremony for Russian Olympic medallists returning home from 2016 Rio Olympics at Kremlin in Moscow.

  • Russia loses appeal against Paralympics ban

    Russia loses appeal against ban from next month's Rio Paralympics because of a state-sponsored doping programme, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) says.

  • Groundbreaking games for women in Rio

    From the dizzying gymnastics heights of African-American Simone Biles to Indian wrestler Sakshi Malik and Brazilian golden girl Rafaela Silva in judo -- Rio proves a groundbreaking Games for women.

  • 'A win for two countries'

    Bangladeshi descent Russian world number one rhythmic gymnast Margarita Mamun wins gold in the women's individual all-around rhythmic gymnastics event at Rio de Janeiro's Olympic Arena.