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Russian opposition leader detained in Moscow

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said Thursday he had been detained by police in Moscow, less than a month ahead of presidential polls he has been barred from contesting. The prominent Kremlin critic wrote on Twitter: “I came out of

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71 Killed As Russia Jet Crashes After Take-Off

A Russian airliner has crashed after leaving Moscow’s Domodedovo airport, killing all 65 passengers and six crew on board. The Saratov Airlines jet vanished minutes after take-off and crashed near the village of Argunovo, about 80km (50 miles) south-east of

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Russia Supreme Court bans Jehovah’s Witnesses

Russia’s Supreme Court on Thursday issued a ruling banning Jehovah’s Witnesses after finding the group to be extremist. Supreme Court judge Yury Ivanenko said Russia had decided to close down “the administrative centre of Jehovah’s Witnesses and the local organisations

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NATO says it sees sharp rise in Russian disinformation since Crimea seizure

NATO accused Russia of escalating a disinformation campaign since the Kremlin’s 2014 seizure of Ukraine’s Crimea region, saying Russian websites such as Sputnik and RT had posted false stories, the alliance’s spokeswoman said on Saturday. There is increasing concern among

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Trump voices new doubts about Russian efforts to sway U.S. vote

President-elect Donald Trump voiced new doubts on Wednesday that Russian hackers attempted to influence the U.S. election on his behalf, accusing Democrats of lax security and saying WikiLeaks had denied Moscow was behind the documents it made public. Trump, in

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Plane with expelled diplomats leaves US: Russian media

A plane carrying 35 Russian diplomats, expelled from the United States over Moscow’s alleged interference in the presidential election, took off from Washington on Sunday, Russian news agencies reported. “The plane has taken off, everyone is on board,” said the

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Russian military plane disappears from radar with dozens on board

A Russian Defence Ministry flight carrying dozens of people has vanished from the radar screens after departing from the resort city of Sochi, Russian media reported on Sunday, citing preliminary findings. A total of 91 people were on board the

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Boko Haram: Tension as Russians ‘likely to pull out of arms deal with Nigeria’

By John Oba, Abuja Nigeria’s fight against Boko Haram seems to be heading for the rocks as there are indications that Russia the major supplier of arms and ammunition to the Federal Government may be backing out any moment. AljazirahNigeria

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Bipartisan group of senators calls for probe of Russian role in 2016 US elections

A bipartisan quartet of high-profile senators said Sunday that “recent reports of Russian interference in our election should alarm every American,” as President-elect Donald Trump sharpened his unprecedented attacks on US intelligence agencies. The group — two Republicans and two

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Syria, Russia pound rebel-held Aleppo but advances halt

Syria’s military and Russian warplanes bombarded rebel-held districts of Aleppo on Saturday as Damascus’s allies said victory was near, but insurgents fought back and army advances halted after rapid gains during the week. The United States said it was meeting

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