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CIA knew in August that Russian President Vladimir Putin sought to boost Trump: Report

The intelligence shocked the White House and put US security chiefs on a top-secret crisis footing to figure out how to react.

Russia's election commission says Alexei Navalny can not run for presidency

Russia's election commission says Alexei Navalny can not run for presidency

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny can not run for presidency because of his criminal conviction, the Central Election Commission.

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's death near 100 percent certain: Russian senator

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's death near 100 percent certain: Russian senator

The fact that Islamic State has still not shown him anywhere also adds to our confidence that al-Baghdadi has been killed.

Russian defence minister's plane buzzed by NATO jet: Agencies

Russian defence minister's plane buzzed by NATO jet: Agencies

A plane carrying Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu was buzzed by a NATO F-16 fighter jet as it flew over the Baltic Sea, but was seen off by a Russian Sukhoi-27 military jet.

US sanctions to stay until Russia quits eastern Ukraine: White House

President Donald Trump met earlier on Tuesday with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in talks that the White House said were about ways to resolve peacefully the conflict in eastern Ukraine.
 

US shoots down Syria warplane that 'hit allies'

An American fighter jet has for the first time downed a Syrian warplane that Washington accused of attacking US-backed fighters, in a new escalation between the United States and regime forces.

US Senate approves new sanctions on Russia, Iran

It also aims to punish Russia's Vladimir Putin for interfering in last year's US election, and to make it tougher for the White House to roll back sanctions.

UN urges Russia, Iran and Turkey to free up aid to Syria

The Syrian government has given the United Nations permission to get aid to the Kurdish-dominated city of Qamishli by truck, the world body said on Wednesday.
 

Vladimir Putin jokes could offer asylum to ex-FBI chief James Comey

Vladimir Putin jokes could offer asylum to ex-FBI chief James Comey

Putin granted asylum to Snowden after he leaked details of US surveillance programmes and was stranded in Moscow after his passport was cancelled.

Donald Trump blasts reported obstruction probe over 'phony' Russia story

Donald Trump derided claims of collusion between Moscow and his associates as "phony" Thursday after reports the head of a probe into Russia`s alleged election meddling is investigating him for obstructing justice.

Kremlin slams Moscow protest as `dangerous` for public

"Their actions were dangerous for the public and police take adequate measures against such individuals," Dmitry Peskoy told journalists

Kremlin says Russia will not heed US calls to free protesters

The Kremlin said on Tuesday that Russian authorities would not pay attention to US calls to release anti-government demonstrators who were detained on Monday during protests organised by opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

Russian diplomats expelled from Moldova, recruited fighters

Moldova, a former Soviet state that has long been the focus of a struggle for influence between Russia and the West, expelled the diplomats on May 29.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, Saudi King Salman discuss Qatar crisis: Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin, Saudi King Salman discuss Qatar crisis: Kremlin

A diplomatic row between Qatar and some Arab nations including Saudi Arabia was not helping to unite efforts to try to find a Syria settlement or fight terrorism, the Kremlin said.

Russian opposition leader, 250 protestors arrested amid mass rallies

Alongside the Moscow demonstration, another 212 protests are expected to be held across the country as part of a grassroots movement against corruption in the Kremlin.

Israel approves largest West Bank settlements in 25 years

Israel approves largest West Bank settlements in 25 years

Israel has approved over 8,000 news settlements in the West Bank, thus making it the largest expansion of Jewish homes in the area in 25 years.

Russia calls for dialogue in Qatar crisis

Russia calls for dialogue in Qatar crisis

"We cannot be happy in a situation when the relations between our partners are worsening. We are in favour of resolving any disagreements through dialogue." said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

Protesters arrested outside Russian parliament

Protesters arrested outside Russian parliament

City Hall has insisted that the buildings are too dilapidated, but many residents see the plans as an encroachment on their constitutional rights and do not want to move elsewhere.

Ukrainian library boss in Moscow found guilty of 'extremism'

A Russian court on Monday found the former head of a Ukrainian library in Moscow guilty of "extremism" in a high-profile case critics labelled a political witchhunt.

Vladimir Putin praises Donald Trump, says US spies may have faked hacking evidence

Vladimir Putin praises Donald Trump, says US spies may have faked hacking evidence

President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that Donald Trump had run a better presidential campaign than Hillary Clinton and that U.S. intelligence agencies could have easily faked what he said was false evidence that Russia had hacked the Democratic Party.