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Russia says leaving Open Skies military treaty

Moscow - Russia on Friday said it was withdrawing from the Open Skies treaty, undermining a post-Cold War defence accord that allows its signatories to carry out unarmed surveillance flights over each other's territories.

Life in exile: children of the Gulag fight to return home

Zolotkovo - In a run-down wooden hut deep in the Russian countryside, Yelizaveta Mikhaylova has been waiting for justice for 30 years.

To jail or not to jail: Kremlin in bind over Navalny return

Moscow - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny's defiant pledge to return to Moscow from Germany after surviving a poisoning attack puts the Kremlin in a major bind.

For Russia, nuclear arms curbs with Biden are a 'no brainer'

Moscow - When US President-elect Joe Biden enters the White House next week his administration will be in a race against time to salvage a landmark nuclear arms accord with Russia.

Amnesty seeks probe into civilian deaths in Karabakh conflict

Moscow - Amnesty International said Thursday Azerbaijan and Armenia must immediately probe the use of "inaccurate and indiscriminate weapons" in heavily populated civilian areas during the recent fighting over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh territory.

Alexei Navalny: Russia's charismatic anti-Putin campaigner

Moscow - A charismatic anti-corruption campaigner, Alexei Navalny has been Russia's leading opposition politician for around a decade, determined to challenge Vladimir Putin's grip on power despite frequent prison stays and harm to his health.

Kremlin critic Navalny vows to return to Russia on Sunday

Moscow - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said Wednesday he plans to return home this weekend from Germany, where he has been recovering from a poisoning attack, despite a threat of jail.

Armenian leader says Karabakh conflict unresolved

Russia - Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh was still not resolved as he met the leader of his country's arch foe Azerbaijan in Moscow on Monday.

Avalanche kills three at Russian Arctic ski resort

Norilsk - Three people were killed after an avalanche swept through a ski resort outside the Arctic city of Norilsk overnight, Russian investigators said Saturday.

Russia sees US democracy 'limping' after Capitol stormed

Moscow - Russia on Thursday pointed to the storming of the US Capitol building as evidence of America's decline, with officials saying its out-of-date electoral system and deep divisions had left its democracy "limping on both feet".

Op-Ed: Will lunar mining start wars on Earth — The new conflicts

Sydney - As though global tantrums weren’t already enough fun, a new world is opening up as a new venue for conflicts. Mining the Moon is likely to happen very soon, and it’s bringing big money with it.

Russia marks more virus deaths as nations roll out vaccines

Moscow - Russia on Monday reported more than three times more coronavirus deaths than previously announced, making it the nation with the third-highest number of fatalities, as countries across the globe ramped up vaccination campaigns in a bid to beat the pand...

17 fishermen feared dead after trawler sinks in Arctic Russia

Moscow - Seventeen fishermen were missing and feared dead on Monday after a Russian trawler capsized during a storm and sank in the freezing waters of the Barents Sea.

17 fishermen feared dead after boat sinks in Arctic Russia

Moscow - Seventeen fishermen were missing and feared dead on Monday after a Russian boat capsized during a storm and sank in the freezing waters of the Barents Sea.

Russian historian sentenced to 12.5 years for butchering lover

Sanktpeterburg - A Russian historian and Napoleon enthusiast was sentenced to 12-and-a-half-years in prison for murdering and dismembering his young lover last year.

Russia probes Navalny ally for 'threatening suspected poisoner'

Moscow - Russian authorities on Friday launched a criminal probe into an ally of Kremlin foe Alexei Navalny after she tried to doorstep the apartment of a man Navalny said took part in his poisoning.

Russia probes Navalny ally for 'threatening suspected poisoner'

Moscow - Russian authorities on Friday launched a criminal probe into an ally of Kremlin foe Alexei Navalny and raided her flat for allegedly threatening a man Navalny said took part in his poisoning.

Russia sanctions EU over poisoning of 'delusional' Navalny

Moscow - Russia on Tuesday slapped tit-for-tat sanctions on EU officials over their response to the poisoning of Alexei Navalny, saying the opposition leader had a persecution complex and "compares himself to Jesus.

Navalny says he tricked FSB agent into admitting poisoning

Moscow - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said Monday he had tricked a security agent into admitting the Federal Security Service (FSB) sought to kill him this summer and placed poison in his underwear.

US government agencies suffer massive cyber attack

Even though there is a lack of evidence that Russia was responsible for a massive cyber attack that targeted several US government agencies, some US senators are demanding retaliation against Russia, even comparing the attack to an invasion.
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