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Russia probes smashing of 'Mephistopheles' figure claimed by Orthodox group

Sanktpeterburg - Russia has launched a probe after a century-old figure of Mephistopheles was ripped down in Saint Petersburg, with Orthodox activists claiming responsibility amid fears of an increasing intolerance in the country.

Organiser of liberal Russian MP's murder jailed for 17 years

Sanktpeterburg - A Russian court on Friday sentenced the organiser of the 1998 killing of prominent opposition politician Galina Starovoitova to 17 years in prison.

Empty chair for Snowden prize ceremony

Oslo - Edward Snowden will be represented by an empty chair next week when he is honoured with a freedom of expression prize in Norway, as he fears extradition to the US, organisers said Friday.

U.S. envoy to Syria visits Moscow in fresh diplomatic push

Moscow - Russia on Friday hosted the newly appointed US special envoy for Syria as world powers intensify efforts to end the four-year civil war raging in the country.

Ukraine clashes kill eight, hurting push for new truce

Kiev - Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels on Thursday reported the death of eight people in fresh clashes that endanger nascent talks on a new truce agreement for the war-torn separatist east.

Former Ukraine rebel head starts support group for Russian fighters

Moscow - A former leader of pro-Russian separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine on Thursday announced he was launching a support network for Russian volunteers who fought in the conflict and the families of those killed.

Final MH17 report due October 13: Dutch investigators

Den Haag - The final report into the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over war-torn eastern Ukraine last year will be released in October 13, Dutch investigators said on Thursday.

Estonia to build fence along Russian border

Tallinn - Estonia on Thursday said it would build a fence along its eastern border with Russia to safeguard its security and to protect the EU's passport-free Schengen zone.Interior ministry spokesman Toomas Viks said construction would begin in 2018.

NATO opens training centre in Georgia amid Russia tensions

Tbili - NATO on Thursday opened a training centre in Georgia as the ex-Soviet country eyes closer partnership with the Western military alliance amid tensions with Russia.

Ukraine averts default with major debt write-down deal

Kiev - Ukraine said Thursday it has reached a crucial debt restructuring deal that will see lenders accept a 20-percent write-down and keep global markets open to the cash-strapped ex-Soviet state.

More than 1,000 NATO paratroopers mount exercise in Germany

Berlin - More than 1,000 NATO paratroopers jumped from aircraft above Germany Wednesday in one of the alliance's largest airborne training exercise in Europe since the Cold War ended, the US army said.

EU-Russia ties at new low ahead of Ukraine talks

Brussels - Ties between the EU and Russia remain at their lowest ebb over the conflict in Ukraine, ahead of a series of key talks including a visit by President Petro Poroshenko to Brussels on Thursday.

Assad 'confident' of Russian support for Syria regime

Birut - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad expressed "strong confidence" Tuesday that Russia will continue supporting his embattled regime, speaking in an interview with Hezbollah's Al-Manar television network.

Finland 'in no position' to defend Baltic states: President

Helsinki - Finland is in no position to help defend its Baltic neighbours and fellow EU members Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania should it become necessary, Finnish President Sauli Niinisto said on Tuesday.

Ukraine says EU ready to toughen stance against Russia

Kiev - Ukraine said Tuesday that the leaders of Germany and France had agreed to back "firm" steps against Russia should pro-Moscow rebels hold disputed elections in the ex-Soviet state's separatist east.

Sentsov: Film director turned political prisoner

Moscow - Oleg Sentsov, jailed by Russia Tuesday for 20 years on "terrorism" charges, is a promising young film director who financed his first movie from the proceeds of his children's computer and video-gaming club.

Russia lifts Wikipedia ban after it edits drugs entry

Moscow - Russia's media watchdog said Tuesday it had lifted a short-lived ban on Russian-language Wikipedia over an entry on a form of cannabis.

Russia court jails Ukrainian filmmaker for 'terrorism'

Rostov-on-don - A Russian military court on Tuesday sentenced a Ukrainian filmmaker to 20 years in a prison colony on terror charges in a trial condemned by Kiev, Western rights groups and top film directors.

Mideast leaders flood to Moscow for Syrian talks, aerospace salon

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin is to host the Jordanian King and the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi in Moscow on Tuesday to discuss the Syrian crisis and take part in a showcase of Russia's military industry.

U.S. to deploy F-22 Raptor fighter jets in Europe

Washington - The United States soon will deploy F-22 Raptors in Europe, sending the stealth fighter jets to reassure NATO partners concerned about Russia's actions in Ukraine, a Pentagon official said.

Russia must compensate Dutch over Greenpeace ship: court

Den Haag - Russia must compensate the Netherlands over the 2013 seizure of Greenpeace's Arctic Sunrise ship during a protest against Arctic oil drilling, an international court ruled on Monday.

Russia launches military drills in Arctic

Moscow - Russia launched military exercises in the Arctic on Monday as it seeks to bolster claims to the region's vast hydrocarbon and mineral wealth.

Ukraine leader accuses Russia of arms supplies to rebel east

Kiev - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Monday accused Russia of sending major military backup to pro-Moscow rebels, speaking just ahead of talks on the conflict with the French and German leaders.

Japan premier hits out at Russian PM's visit to disputed islands

Toukyo - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday criticised his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev's weekend visit to disputed islands, aggravating a long-running dispute over the archipelago.

Kremlin critic Maria Gaidar upbeat after Ukraine switch

Odessa - She has long been a figure within Russia's liberal opposition. And then came the war with Ukraine and a divorce with her homeland which saw her taking Ukrainian citizenship and a top post in Odessa.

Putin to be notable absentee at Ukraine crisis talks in Berlin

Kiev - The heads of Germany and France will meet Kiev's pro-Western leader in Berlin on Monday for Ukrainian crisis talks most notable for their diplomatically-charged exclusion of Russia's Vladimir Putin.

Russian PM visits disputed Kuril islands, triggering Japan protest

Moscow - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Saturday visited the Kuril islands, prompting a swift rebuke from Tokyo, which claims sovereignty over the archipelago in a long-running dispute.

Russia, China start joint air and navy drills

Moscow - Russia and China on Friday started joint military drills in the waters and airspace of the Sea of Japan, Russia's military said.

Russia court nixes bid to move Ukraine pilot trial to Moscow

Moscow - A Russian court on Friday turned down an appeal to shift the high-profile trial of a Ukrainian female helicopter pilot from southern Russia to Moscow, her lawyer said.

Germany lays treason charges against 'triple agent'

Berlin - German federal prosecutors on Thursday charged a suspected triple agent with treason and corruption, in a case that emerged during a furore over revelations of widespread US spying.The 32-year-old identified as Markus R.
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