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Under fire, Trump pivots and says he would 'absolutely' report foreign help

Donald Trump shifted by saying that while he would still look at incriminating information provided by a hostile foreign power about an election opponent he would “absolutely” report such an encounter.

Ivan Golunov's arrest: President Putin fires police officers involved in journalist's case

Ivan Golunov, 36, was reportedly beaten and denied a lawyer for more than 12 hours a week ago following drug-dealing charges he rejected as sham

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Donald Trump willing to accept foreign intelligence on election rivals

The top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, Jerry Nadler, called Trump's remarks "shocking" and questioned why the president would leave himself in debt to a foreign power.

Russian President Putin says US-Russia relations are getting "worse and worse"

US-Russia ties remain strained by everything from Syria to Ukraine as well as allegations of Russian interference in US politics, which Moscow denies.

Russia will respond to new US troop deployment in Poland: lawmakers

Sergei Ryabkov, a Russian deputy foreign minister, was quoted by RIA news agency as saying that the move may reflect Washington's "aggressive intentions".

Russian journalist Ivan Golunov arrested on drug dealing charges: What we know so far

Ivan Golunov is known for practicing investigative journalism and has done stories on corruption on Moscow City Hall, the crime-ridden funeral industry and the questionable food markets.

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Russian newspapers publish identical front-page to show solidarity with detained journalist

Kommersant, Vedomosti and RBK, among the most respected daily newspapers in the country, published a joint editorial under the headline ``I am/We are Ivan Golunov,'' calling for a transparent probe into the case of the prominent investigative journalist. 

Russian investigative journalist detained in Moscow

The journalist, who denies wrongdoing and links his detention with his journalistic activity, faces being charged with the large-scale selling of drugs, Meduza said. The offence carries a jail sentence of between 10 and 20 years.

Russian President Putin stands by China, criticises US, in trade, Huawei disputes

Vladimir Putin singled out US efforts to thwart a Russian gas pipeline to Europe and a US campaign to persuade countries to bar Huawei, the world's biggest telecoms equipment maker, from supplying network gear.

US and Russia blame each other for near collision in East China Sea

Russia's Pacific Fleet said that the USS Chancellorsville, a guided-missile cruiser, had come within just 50 metres (165 feet) of the Russian destroyer Admiral Vinogradov which had been forced to take emergency action to avoid a collision.

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FlyDubai plane crashes in southern Russia, kills all 62 on board

All sixty-two people on board a flydubai Boeing 737 were killed when the plane crashed and burst into flames as it was landing in Rostov-on-Don, in Southern Russia, on Saturday morning.

Warm reception for PM Modi in cold Russia

PrimeMinister Narendra Modi is on a two-day-visit to Russia where he and Russian President Vladimir Putin held 16th India-Russia Summit at the Kremlin.

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Russia celebrates Navy Day

In Russia, Navy Day normally takes place on the last Sunday of July.

Sochi Winter Olympics kicks off

It's designed to celebrate a millennium of Russian might and this country's modern rebound, and kick off two weeks of extraordinary human endeavors and planetary sportsmanship.

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Meet the KGB spies who invented fake news

The New York Times reveals how one of the biggest fake news stories ever concocted — the 1984 AIDS-is-a-biological-weapon hoax — went viral in the pre-Internet era. Meet the KGB cons who invented it, and the “truth squad” that quashed it. For a bit.

The origin of AK-47

On this day, the first AK-47 went to production in what was then called the Soviet Union.

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The origin on AK-47

On this day, the first AK-47 went to production in what was then called the Soviet Union.

Questions over Syrian Kurds' links to Assad and Russia

There are growing concerns among some world powers over the links between Kurdish fighters, the Syrian government and Russia.

Body of girl who died in Russia arrives in Mumbai

Mumbai, Feb 17 (ANI): The body of a girl who died in a fire incident in Russia arrived in Mumbai on Wednesday. In the shocking tragedy, two medical students from Maharashtra died of suffocation after a fire broke out in their institute in Russia on Sunday morning. The deceased were identified as Karishma Bhosale (20) from Pune and Pooja Kallur (22) from Nerul. BJP leader Kirit Somaiya was seen condoling the family members of the girl.

Russia: Lavrov slams 'unilateral egoistic line' on Syria that benefits some

The Russian Federation has consistently pursued a foreign policy anchored in and approved by the conception of Russian President Vladimir Putin, which requires us to be guided by the interests of ensuring the security of the country in close cooperation with all states willing to do so on an equal footing, based on respect for […]

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Russian President wishes India on Republic Day

Russia, Jan 24 (ANI): Russian President Vladimir Putin has extended his greetings to the Indian citizens on the occasion of Republic Day. President Putin in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said he appreciates relations of special and privileged strategic partnership between Russia and India. He added that he was sure that further build-up between the two nations will be fruitful bilateral cooperation in different areas. He also said that constructive interaction corresponds to their common interests and goes in line with ensuring stability and security in Asia and the entire world.

Sinai tragedy: funerals begin amid fresh theories over cause of crash

Funerals have begun to take place in Russia for some of the 224 victims of the Sinai air crash. In the north western city of Veliky Novgorod, 60-year old Nina Lushchenko was the first to be laid to rest.

Russia sends missile systems to Syria to protect its forces

Representatives of four Free Syrian Army rebel groups have dismissed a report claiming they would meet Russian officials to discuss fighting Islamic State militants.

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