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With Kim-Putin summit, Moscow eyes role in N. Korea

Moscow - With Russia's Vladimir Putin set for his first talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un this month, Moscow is eyeing a major role in yet another global flashpoint.

Estonia president holds first meeting with Putin in years

Moscow - Estonia's president met Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin here Thursday for talks on trade and global relations, during the first such Russian visit in eight years.

North Korea's Kim to meet Putin as tensions rise with US

Moscow - North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un will visit Russia for talks with Vladimir Putin this month, the Kremlin said Thursday, as tensions between Washington and Pyongyang spiked higher.

US North Korea envoy in Moscow as Russia plans for Kim-Putin talks

Moscow - The US special envoy for North Korea was due in Moscow on Wednesday as the Kremlin said it was preparing for possible talks between Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un.

Russia's Deripaska says US sanctions could shutter auto maker GAZ

Nizhny Novgorod - Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska is adamant that unless the United States lifts sanctions against both him and his company GAZ, the carmaker could be forced to close by the summer.

Russia sentences Norwegian to 14 years over espionage

Moscow - A Moscow court on Tuesday convicted a retired Norwegian border guard on spying charges and sentenced him to 14 years in prison.Frode Berg, 63, was detained in Moscow in 2017 following a sting operation by Russia's FSB security service.

Russia transgender woman wins case in rare win for LGBT rights

Sanktpeterburg - When Anastasia, a Russian transgender woman, took her employer to court for firing her after a gender reassignment operation, she did not expect to win.

Russian court moves US investor Calvey to house arrest

Moscow - A Moscow court on Thursday ruled to move Michael Calvey, a prominent American investor who has been behind bars since mid-February on controversial fraud charges, from pre-trial jail to house arrest.

Russian MPs approve controversial bill restricting internet

Moscow - Russian lawmakers on Thursday approved a bill that would allow Moscow to cut the country's internet traffic from foreign servers, in a key second reading paving the way for legislation that activists fear is a step towards online isolation.

Russian MPs approve controversial bill restricting internet

Moscow - Russian lawmakers on Thursday approved in a key second reading a controversial bill that would allow Moscow to cut off the country's internet traffic from foreign servers.

Russian investigators request house arrest for US investor

Moscow - Russian investigators have asked a Moscow court to move US investor Michael Calvey, who is accused of fraud, from pre-trial jail to house arrest.

Russia says its Arctic strategy 'threatens no one'

Sanktpeterburg - Moscow's drive for military and economic development in the Arctic is not a threat to other countries, Russia's foreign minister said Tuesday, adding that territorial conflicts over the shelf would be peacefully resolved.

Putin and Erdogan discuss S-400 missile deal

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart on Monday discussed a missile deal slammed by the US as well as closer military cooperation during a visit by Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Moscow.

Russian officials agree to free 'whale jail' animals

Moscow - Russian officials said Monday they will work towards freeing all orca and beluga whales from a notorious facility in the east of the country, after a visit by US-based marine mammal advocates.

Russian director Serebrennikov freed from house arrest

Moscow - A Russian court on Monday ordered the release from house arrest of renowned film and theatre director Kirill Serebrennikov who is on trial on embezzlement charges.

Russian director Serebrennikov freed from house arrest

Moscow - A Russian court on Monday ordered the release from house arrest of renowned film and theatre director Kirill Serebrennikov who is on trial on embezzlement charges, local news agencies reported.

Kremlin aide dismisses Russian poverty report

Moscow - An aide to President Vladimir Putin on Friday dismissed a study showing some Russians were too poor to buy new shoes, prompting criticism the Kremlin was out of touch.

Putin says body of missing Israeli soldier found by Russian army

Moscow - The body of an Israeli soldier missing since the 1982 Lebanon War was found by the Russian and Syrian armies, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday.But Syrian state news agency SANA said Damascus had no details on the discovery of the corpse.

Putin, new Kazakh leader talk up military, nuclear cooperation

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin and Kazakhstan's new president discussed Wednesday boosting political and military cooperation as the two leaders met after the shock resignation of strongman Nursultan Nazarbayev.

Russia opposes US plan for more NATO ships in Black Sea

Moscow - A US proposal to send more NATO ships to the Black Sea to ensure safe passage for Ukrainian vessels and deter Russia is viewed "negatively" in Moscow, the Kremlin said Wednesday.
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