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Syria and its ally Russia have threatened to resume bombing the final opposition holdout of Douma in Eastern Ghouta unless rebels there agree to evacuate, sources told AFP on Tuesday. Jaish al-Islam, the powerful Islamist faction that holds Douma, had hoped that talks with Moscow would result in their ...
Russia's Investigative Committee said four people have been detained after it had discovered "serious violations" in its inquiry into the blaze in the Siberian city of Kemerovo, which killed at least 64 people, many of them children. Of 25 bodies that have been formally identified, 13 were children, Russia's ...

Two dozen countries including the United States and many European Union states have announced they are expelling a total of more than 130 Russian diplomats, in a show of solidarity with Britain over the nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy in England. A look at the countries that have announced ...
Thousands of angry and distraught Russians rallied Tuesday in a Siberian city to demand a full probe into a shopping mall fire that killed at least 64 people, many of them children. President Vladimir Putin, who also visited the city, blamed the deaths on "a criminal negligence, sloppiness," as he laid flowers ...
ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (WTKR) – Rick Boyd says he has nearly 500 signatures in support of a Russian funded monument that would be built in the city ... Citing concerns about US-Russia relations and possible spying at the Coast Guard Base, city council members voted against allowing the monument to ...
An employee of a private security company (PSC) switched off an alarm system in a shopping mall in the Siberian town of Kemerovo, where a major fire claimed lives of more than 60 people, Russian Investigative Committee spokeswoman Svetlana Petrenko said Monday. "The issue of detention of the fifth ...

Russia demolished a 35-year-old abandoned TV tower in an attempt to beautify the city landscape before the World Cup — and footage of the explosion looks like it came straight from an action movie. Authorities blew up the Soviet-era tower in Yekaterinburg, a city in eastern Russia, in a controlled explosion on Saturday.
The Russian Ministry of Defense wants to place a 25-ton bronze monument in Elizabeth City, where the recently declassified "Project Zebra" was carried out. Russia would pay for the 13-foot tall monument, with the city footing the bill for improvements to the as-yet undeveloped park on the Pasquotank River where it would ...
As part of city beautification for this year's football World Cup, the Urals city of Yekaterinburg has demolished its most notable landmark - a rusty, brutalist, half-finished Soviet-era television tower built in the middle of the city. Local authorities in 11 host cities including Moscow, St Petersburg, Sochi and ...
A former Russian diplomatic official and an Argentine police officer were among those arrested in connection with a large cocaine seizure at the Russian embassy in Buenos Aires that prompted a yearlong investigation into an international drug ring, officials said Thursday. Argentine Security Minister ...
According to a post from the Salt Lake City Police Department, a search group located the fallen soldier's remains in Karelia, Russia on August 29 of 2017. ... Amberly Crowford, Crime Statistics and Analysis Supervisor for Salt Lake City Police, says Anton is also the first Russian to be baptized LDS in “at ...
UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations Security Council, facing staunch opposition from Russia, failed to pass a resolution on Thursday that would have imposed a 30-day cease-fire in Syria to allow ... Eastern Ghouta, a cluster of farms and small towns, is one of the last major areas held by Syrian rebels.
At first sight, the Russian president's reluctance to adopt the hyperconnected world's technology might seem at odds with the widespread belief that he signed ... the 2014 claim that Ukrainian armed forces had crucified a child in the city of Slavyansk after soldiers regained control of it from pro-Russia rebels.
Zaozerk is the westernmost naval town basing Russia's Northern Fleet submarines. Located about 60 kilometres from the border to Norway, the town is home for submarine crews and their families. The base is homeport for Russia's most advanced 4th generation nuclear powered multi-purpose submarine, ...
The Olympic curling bronze medalist from Russia who faces accusations of doping has left the Olympic Village. Media outlets report Aleksandr Krushelnitckii is in Seoul waiting for a second sample to be tested. Krushelnitckii reportedly tested positive for a heart medicine that has been banned at the ...
Preparations to feed 1,300 people on the Gagauz national holiday of Kasym. An ethnic group descended from Turks, the Gagauz people remain fiercely defensive of their culture, and keen to preserve their identity within Moldova. In 2014, a majority voted for closer ties with Russia, and independence if ...
While Russian officials scoff at a U.S. indictment charging 13 Russians with meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, several people who worked at the same St. ... "I'm not at all upset that I'm on this list," Prigozhin said of the indictment in comments carried by Russia's state RIA Novosti news agency.

The Russian attempt at long-distance choreography was playing out in many cities across the United States. ... Friday by Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the election, laid out for the first time, in riveting detail, how Russia carried out its campaign on social media.
Five women have been killed in a shooting at a Christian church in Russia's volatile republic of Dagestan. Five others, including a police officer and a national guardsman, were injured, Russian officials said. A man fired at people leaving an evening service in the city of Kizlyar. The attacker was shot and killed at the scene.
While the nearby town of Parkland, Florida, continues to mourn a school shooting that left 17 dead, Russia was clearly top of mind for the president. The administration has focused on the fact that the Russian effort began in 2014, before Trump announced his White House run, and Trump continued that ...
Alexander Krushelnitsky, who competes in curling, is suspected of testing positive for meldonium, a banned substance that increases blood flow and improves exercise capacity in athletes. He is awaiting the results of analysis of his B sample, expected later on Monday, before a violation can be confirmed, ...
The request was simple: organize or attend a sign-waving rally supporting Donald Trump. But some of the Florida Republicans on the receiving end of those requests now know that they didn't come from Republican allies, but from Russian adversaries. Caught up in an elaborate Russian plot without their ...
Moscow (CNN) There are growing indications that US airstrikes killed and injured dozens of Russian military contractors in northern Syria earlier this month. But in stark contrast to the death of a Russian pilot shot down by rebels in Syria In January, when the airman was hailed as a hero by the Defense ...
"Russian footballers were immune from doping-control actions or sanctions," Rodchenkov said in response to questions through his lawyer from his hiding place in the United States. Rodchenkov fled Russia two years ago to confess to his role in a widespread doping cover-up in his homeland, notably at ...
While the nearby town of Parkland, Florida, continues to mourn a deadly school shooting that left 17 dead, Russia was clearly top of mind for the president. The administration has focused on the fact that the Russian effort began in 2014, before Trump announced his White House run, and Trump continued ...
MUNICH — President Donald Trump's national security adviser said Saturday there was “incontrovertible” evidence of a Russian plot to disrupt the 2016 U.S. election, ... Kislyak's name has come up in the FBI and congressional investigations of possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
The Latest on the Russian response to U.S. indictments (all times local):. 12:20 p.m.. President Donald Trump is undercutting a top aide again — this time national security adviser Gen. H.R. McMaster. McMaster told an international audience that the evidence of Russian meddling in the 2016 American ...
SOCHI, February 16. /TASS/. The Russian Post can support online delivery of foods from stores of Magnit retailer in 254 Russian cities within the framework of the agreement with Magnit and VTB, Chief Executive Officer of the postal authority Nikolai Podguzov told TASS in an interview at the Russian ...
A look at some of the key players in the Trump-Russia probe after a federal indictment charged 13 Russians in a plot to interfere in the 2016 US presidential election: PUTIN'S CHEF. One of the key figures indicted with plotting to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential is a Russian restaurateur believed to ...
The Latest on the indictments in the special counsel's Russia probe (all times local):. 2:40 p.m.. A California man has pleaded ... A Russian businessman known as "Putin's chef" who was indicted Friday by federal prosecutors says "Americans are very impressionable people." He says he's not upset to be ...
Cuts in crude production as part of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries-led (OPEC) supply pact could deal a major blow to the oil-dependent Russian economy. In October 2016 Russia pledged to cut output by 300,000 barrels per day from the peak of 11.247million. OPEC, Russia and ...
In the marina of the island state's second largest city super-yachts are birthed in front of €15m villas. Photograph: f8grapher/Getty Images/iStockphoto. Nearly five years on from Cyprus's near financial collapse and bailout, Limassol is undergoing a property development boom fuelled by Russian money.
The bright, hot explosion took place only about 20 miles (30 km) above the city of Chelyabinsk in Russia and carried 20 to 30 times the energy of the Hiroshima atomic bomb. Its shock wave broke windows and knocked down parts of buildings in six Russian cities and caused some 1,500 people to seek ...
The An-148 twin-engine regional jet went down minutes after taking off from Moscow's Domodedovo Airport on Sunday, bound for the city of Orsk. All 65 passengers and 6 crew on board died in the crash. The flight data recorders ("black boxes") were recovered yesterday. Saratov Airlines, which flew the ...
YAROSLAVL, February 13. /TASS/. A radiation hazard warning broadcasted by local TV and radio stations in Russia's Yaroslavl Region was sparked by a technical malfunction, spokesman for the regional branch of the Russian Emergencies Ministry Mikhail Zverev told TASS. "The warning system operates ...
Nino showing her house, which burnt down during the 2008 Russian-Georgian war. ... Locals celebrating the day of the Archangel in the village of Berushieti. ... The mountainous region declared independence from Georgia in 1990, but it wasn't until Russia invaded in August 2008 and recognized South ...
An unknown number of private Russian military contractors were killed by a U.S. strike in Syria, Russian media reported Tuesday in a development that could further inflame Russia-U.S. tensions. Officials in both Moscow and Washington remained coy about the deaths, which would be an embarrassment ...
The tactic may signal a more aggressive approach by the Russian government in its bid to rein in social media and video-sharing websites popular in the country. Since not all internet service providers in Russia are able to cut access to individual web pages, they may be forced to block YouTube and ...
BRIDGEWATER - Fielding questions ranging from Russia to President Donald Trump and the electoral college to immigration, Rep. Leonard Lance conducted his 46th town hall on Saturday with some 400 constituents in the auditorium of the township's middle school. Lance, a Republican representing ...
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 Moscow. The cause of crash is unclear.
The torpedo could reportedly travel thousands of miles undetected underwater, before detonating and releasing radioactive fallout on U.S. coastal cities. It is believed to be more powerful than any weapon in the U.S. and Russian arsenals, NPR reported. In 2015, reports about the existence of the weapon ...
Included in the series are photographs of European-style villages in Shanghai; a fictional Iraqi town in California's Mojave desert; and buildings in a Russian city that are dressed to conceal their true appearances. Sailor himself does not attempt to trick his viewer, at times highlighting details of these villages ...
On a summer day in 2012, the Hallandale Beach mayor met in her City Hall office with two men she thought were wealthy landowners from California as ... a seemingly improbable tale of how $8,000 stuffed into a Dunkin' Donuts bag was converted into campaign checks written by several Russian donors.
This week in the Russia investigations: Trump wanted to fire Mueller — does that matter? Parsing the tea ... The New York Times exclusive that contained these revelations detonated with such force in Washington, D.C., that it took the breath away, metaphorically, of nearly everyone in town. House Minority ...
The plan for the next day was to attack the rear of the Soviet forces defending the town of Prokhorokva, just three miles to the east. The Soviets would either be encircled or forced to retreat, and the Germans would break through one of the last major defensive belts protecting the Russian town of Kursk, the ...
The Czech Republic's pro-Russia president won a second five-year term Saturday after beating a political newcomer viewed as more Western-oriented in a runoff vote. With ballots from almost 99 percent of polling stations counted, the Czech Statistics Office said President Milos Zeman had received 51.6 ...
The United States and Poland on Saturday took a strong stand against a planned gas pipeline linking Russia to Germany, saying it is part of a ... Jacek Czaputowicz, after meeting in Warsaw, denounced the pipeline, which would bypass Poland and leave Central Europe vulnerable to Russian pressure.
Moscow (CNN) Russia's best-known opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, has accused the regime of President Vladimir Putin of being "built on ... The 41-year-old anti-corruption campaigner said his supporters will take to the streets in more than 100 towns and cities across Russia on Sunday in a rare show ...
Donald Trump says he is “looking forward” to speaking under oath in the Russia inquiry. “I would love to do it,” Trump told the press pack at the White House when asked about a potential interview with special counsel Robert Mueller. The encounter might happen in “two or three weeks”, said the president, ...
Russian animal rights campaigners are warning that stray dogs will be slaughtered en masse ahead of this summer's World Cup. Deals worth £1.4 million have been signed in host cities for killer dogs to be deployed, according to Ekaterina Dmitrieva, director of the City Animal Protection Foundation.


 

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