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Ukraine clings to nuclear power despite Chernobyl trauma

Kiev - Ukraine is still suffering from the trauma of the world's worst civil nuclear accident at Chernobyl but has nonetheless turned the hazardous fuel into the backbone of its energy portfolio.

Dozens detained as Russian protesters say 'sick of Putin'

Moscow - Police detained over 100 activists in Saint Petersburg on Saturday as hundreds of Russian opposition supporters turned out to protest against President Vladimir Putin's expected candidacy in elections next year.

Macron banishes pro-Kremlin media from campaign trail

Paris - French presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron's campaign has banished Russia Today and Sputnik, denying them accreditation after the candidate's team said the pro-Kremlin outlets publish misleading information.

OSCE limits Ukraine patrols after American's death

Kiev - The OSCE said Friday it was limiting its patrols of Ukraine's eastern war zone after the death of a US paramedic in an apparent mine blast last weekend.

Russia seeks prison sentence for church Pokemon hunter

Moscow - Russian prosecutors on Friday called for a three-and-a-half year jail sentence for a blogger who hunted Pokemons in church, in a case that has drawn ire from rights activists.

Russian opposition leader Navalny hospitalised

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin's principal opponent Alexei Navalny was briefly hospitalised Thursday after being hit in the eye by green dye that he said had damaged his cornea.

Pentagon probes Trump's former national security advisor Flynn

Washington - The Pentagon said Thursday it is investigating President Donald Trump's former national security advisor Michael Flynn over payments he received from Russian government-linked firms.

Russian police raid Khodorkovsky group ahead of protest

Moscow - Russian police on Thursday searched the offices of the Open Russia movement of former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, which has called a protest against President Vladimir Putin at the weekend.

Putin and Abe struggle for progress on island dispute

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin on Thursday agreed to start flights for former residents to visit a disputed island chain as he and Japanese premier Shinzo Abe again struggled to make progress on a decades-old territorial dispute.

All 78 saved as Russian spy ship sinks off Turkey

Istanbul - A Russian naval spy ship on Thursday sank in the Black Sea off Turkey's coast after hitting a Togo-flagged vessel packed with livestock but all of its 78 crew were rescued by Turkish coastguards.

All 78 saved as Russian spy ship sinks off Turkey

Istanbul - A Russian naval spy ship on Thursday sank in the Black Sea off Turkey's coast after hitting a Togo-flagged vessel packed with livestock but all of its 78 crew were rescued by Turkish coastguards.

All 78 saved as Russian spy ship sinks off Turkey

Istanbul - A Russian naval spy ship on Thursday sank in the Black Sea off Turkey's coast after hitting a Togo-flagged vessel packed with livestock but all of its 78 crew were rescued by Turkish coastguards.

Russia bans 'undesirable' Khodorkovsky NGOs

Moscow - Russia on Wednesday banned three organisations associated with former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, branding them "undesirable" for allegedly seeking to stir unrest and discredit elections.

Turkey says US, Russia informed of strikes on Kurd militia

Ankara - Turkey insisted Wednesday that it had informed the United States and Russia before launching strikes against Kurdish forces in Syria and Iraq, as Moscow blasted the bombing raids as "unacceptable" and new border clashes erupted.

US sends stealth fighters to Russia's backyard for NATO drills

- Two of the US Air Force's most advanced warplanes, F-35 stealth fighters, landed for the first time in Estonia on Tuesday for exercises in the small NATO state amid tensions with neighbouring Russia.

Qaeda-linked group claims Russia metro bombing: SITE

Dibai - A group suspected of links to Al-Qaeda has claimed responsibility for this month's metro bombing in the Russian city of Saint Petersburg, US monitor SITE Intelligence Group said Tuesday.

Ex-Trump aide Flynn did not report Russia payments: lawmakers

Washington - Former White House national security advisor Michael Flynn never reported receiving payments from Russian entities on his top-level security clearance form, a senior US lawmaker said Tuesday.

Russian hackers 'targeted Macron campaign'

Paris - French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron's political campaign was targeted by a group of Russian hackers last month, according to a report by a cybersecurity research group on Tuesday.

Japan's Abe to visit Russia for Putin meet

Moscow - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Russia this week for a meeting with President Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin and Tokyo said Tuesday, as the two sides look to make headway on a decades-old territorial dispute.

Japan's Abe to visit Russia for Putin meet

Moscow - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Russia this week for a meeting with President Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin and Tokyo said Tuesday, as the two sides look to make headway on a decades-old territorial dispute.

Japan's Abe to visit Russia for Putin meet

Moscow - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Russia this week for a meeting with President Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin and Tokyo said Tuesday, as the two sides look to make headway on a decades-old territorial dispute.

Ukraine opens terror probe after OSCE medic killed

Kiev - Ukraine opened a terror investigation Monday into a mine blast that killed an American medic from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe's monitoring team in the country's rebel-held east.

US: Russia's actions in Ukraine 'obstacle' to improved relations

Washington - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a phone conversation Sunday with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Moscow's actions in eastern Ukraine remain an obstacle to improved US-Russian ties, the State Department said.

Russia boosts military spending despite sanctions: study

Stockholm - Russia became the world's third largest military spender in 2016 despite low oil prices and economic sanctions, as the global expenditure rose for a second consecutive year, a study said on Monday.Russia's military spending was $69.

American OSCE monitor killed in rebel east Ukraine

Kiev - An American monitor with the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe died after a mission patrol vehicle hit a landmine in the Russian-backed separatist east, eliciting sharp words towards Moscow from US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on...

IS claims deadly attack on FSB office in Russia

Washington - The Islamic State jihadist group has claimed responsibility for a deadly attack Friday on an office of Russia's main domestic intelligence agency, the FSB, in the country's far east, a US-based monitoring group said.

US Treasury will not waive Russia sanctions for oil companies

Washington - The US Treasury on Friday said it would not waive trade sanctions for US companies seeking to resume oil drilling in Russia, including ExxonMobil.

Russian FM presses US's Tillerson over Syria probe

Moscow - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov voiced "regret" in a phone call with his US counterpart at Washington's opposition to a Moscow-backed plan to investigate an alleged chemical attack in Syria.

US Treasury will not waive Russia sanctions for oil companies

Washington - The US Treasury on Friday said it would not waive trade sanctions for US companies seeking to resume oil drilling in Russia, including ExxonMobil.

Russia strips citizenship of suspected Saint Petersburg metro bomber

Sanktpeterburg - Russian authorities said Friday they had posthumously stripped the suspected Saint Petersburg metro suicide bomber of his citizenship.
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