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Oil edges higher after Russia indicates larger output cut

A Russian Energy Ministry source said Moscow was ready to contribute a cut of around 200,000 bpd, which is more than the 150,000 bpd sources previously said it would contribute.

Oil firms on drop in US crude stocks, market awaits OPEC/Russia supply decision

Oil producers have been hit by a 30-percent plunge in crude prices since October as supply surges just as the demand outlook weakens amid a global economic slowdown.

British spy chief cautions Russia: Don't underestimate the West

MI6 chief Alex Younger will outline how, after the attack on ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal, Britain's allies in Europe and the US ordered the biggest expulsion of Russian diplomats since the height of the Cold War.

Paul Manafort allegations throw new uncertainty into Russia probe

Manafort's lawyers have been briefing Trump's attorneys on what their client has told investigators, an unusual arrangement that could give Trump ammunition in his feud against special counsel Robert Mueller.

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Russia warns US against deploying new missiles in Europe

"We won't be able to turn a blind eye to the potential deployment of new US missiles on the territories where they may threaten Russia," Sergei Ryabkov said, adding that such intermediate-range missiles would tilt the existing strategic balance between Russia and the US.

Russia fires on and seizes Ukrainian ships near annexed Crimea

Russia said the Ukrainian ships had been manoeuvring dangerously and ignoring its instructions with the aim of stirring up tensions.

Spectre of meddling by Beijing looms over Taiwan’s elections

Taiwan officials say the population of 23 million is regularly fed misleading information in the news media and on social networks that range from unverified footage of large-scale Chinese military drills to false reports of stranded travelers being abandoned by the island’s government.

South Korea's Kim Jong Yang named Interpol president in blow to Russia

Kim's win means he secured at least two-thirds of votes cast at Interpol's general assembly in Dubai on Wednesday.

India, Russia seal $500 million deal for construction of 2 warships for Indian Navy

Under the deal, Russia will provide design, technology know-how and key materials to GSL for construction of the ships in India.

Suspected Russian hackers impersonate State Department aide

The ``spear phishing'' attempts began on Wednesday, sending e-mail messages purported to come from a department public affairs official.

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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.

The origin on AK-47

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

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.

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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