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  • Russia UN envoy 'cannot exclude' war between Russia, US

    Russia's UN Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia urges the United States and its allies on Thursday to refrain from military action against Syria over a suspected chemical weapons attack and says he "cannot exclude" war between Washington and Moscow.

  • UK playng with fire: Russia

    Russia tells Britain at the United Nations Security Council that "you're playing with fire and you'll be sorry" over its accusations that Moscow was to blame for poisoning a former Russian spy and his daughter.

  • Russia creates 'tourist police' for World Cup

    Russia is looking for a few good men and women who can shoot a gun and speak a bit of English.

  • Britain, Russia lock horns as Moscow cuts diplomats

    Moscow tells Britain it must cut just over 50 more of its diplomatic and technical staff in Russia as a standoff deepened over the poisoning of a Russian former spy and his daughter in England, the Russian Foreign Ministry says.

  • UK-Russia standoff deepens as Moscow cuts UK diplomats

    Moscow has told Britain it must cut "just over 50" more of its diplomatic and technical staff in Russia in a worsening standoff over the poisoning of a Russian former spy and his daughter in England, the Russian Foreign Ministry says.

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    From Russia to sex: scandals shake US first family

    A porn star is suing the president. A former Playboy model has apologized to the first lady for sleeping with her husband. The eldest son is divorcing and the scandal-plagued son-in-law's security clearance has been downgraded.

  • 64 die in Russia shopping mall fire

    A total of 64 people some of them children perished in a fire that ravaged a busy shopping mall in an industrial city in Siberia, as rescue teams struggle through piles of charred rubble to recover bodies.

  • UK blames Russia for cyber attack

    Britain blames Russia for a cyber-attack last year, publicly pointing the finger at Moscow for spreading a virus which disrupted companies across Europe including UK-based Reckitt Benckiser.

  • Russia to start offering spacewalks for tourists

    Russia is planning to send paying tourists on the International Space Station out on spacewalks for the first time, an official from the country's space industry says.

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    Russia accuses Washington of leaking diplomats' bank details

    Russia's foreign ministry accuses US officials of leaking to the media confidential financial details of Russian diplomats working in the United States, and demands that those responsible be punished.

  • Tate Modern delves into visual history of Russia and Soviet Union

    The London exhibition "Red Star Over Russia" marks the centenary of the October Revolution.

  • Trump comes ahead with fresh criticism of Russia inquiry

    President Donald Trump expressed renewed frustration Sunday over the investigations into alleged ties between his campaign associates and Russian government officials, saying on Twitter that the “facts are pouring out” about links to Russia by his former presidential opponent, Hillary Clinton.

  • Russian revolution

    Was the Russian revolution a proletarian revolution?

    What we call Russian revolution, from a long-term view, is a revolution in three episodes. Lenin called 1905 a "dress rehearsal" and, as Paul Dukes among others notes, he was the first to argue that October must follow on from February. So did Trotsky.

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    Blue Whale Challenge: Simply a sick online game

    With many parents oblivious, an online game has literally been taking the lives of teenagers across the world for the last few years and the game has reached Bangladesh.

  • Facebook says 10 million US users saw Russia-linked ads

    Some 10 million people in the United States sees politically divisive ads on Facebook that the company says have been purchased in Russia in the months before and after last year’s US presidential election, Facebook says on Monday.

  • US orders Russia to close San Francisco consulate

    The United States orders Russia to close its consulate in San Francisco and two other installations in two days, a move Moscow greeted with "regret," as relations between the nuclear-armed powers took another dive.

  • Trump 'weighed in' on son's Russia statement: White House

    The White House admitted Tuesday that Donald Trump helped draft a misleading statement about his son's meeting with a Kremlin-connected lawyer -- deepening the president's entanglement in the saga over his team's ties to Russia.

  • For Trump, honeymoon with Putin may be finally over

    Russian President Vladimir Putin tossed President-elect Donald Trump a bouquet in December when he chose not to retaliate for the US expulsion of Russian diplomats and seizure of Russian diplomatic compounds.

  • Efimova gains revenge

    Russia win three titles on their golden Friday at the world championships as the controversial Yuliya Efimova wins women's 200m breaststroke title to gain revenge over arch-rival Lilly King.

  • 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.

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    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.