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Nation Oct 26Russian agent Butina returns to Moscow after US deportation
The woman convicted of being a covert Russian agent returned to her homeland on Saturday, deported by the United States after serving a prison sentence.
World Sep 13Taliban visits Moscow days after Trump says talks ‘dead’
It was the Taliban's first international visit following the collapse of talks with Washington.
World Sep 07Russia and Ukraine trade prisoners, each fly 35 to freedom
Russia and Ukraine conducted a major prisoner exchange that freed 35 people detained in each country and flew them to the other, a deal that could help advance Russia-Ukraine relations and end five years of fighting in Ukraine's east.
World Aug 10Moscow election protest attracts huge crowd, spurs spinoffs
Tens of thousands of people rallied Saturday in one of Moscow’s biggest political protests in recent years, denouncing the exclusion of opposition and independent candidates from the Russian capital’s city council ballot.
World Aug 03Moscow police detain more than 800 at protest, monitor says
Police in Moscow cracked down hard on an unsanctioned election protest for the second weekend in a row Saturday, detaining more than 800 people at a rally against the exclusion from city council contests of some independent and opposition candidates,…
World Jul 27Russian police arrest more than 1,000 in Moscow protest
Russian police cracked down fiercely Saturday on demonstrators in central Moscow, beating some people and arresting more than 1,000 who were protesting the exclusion of opposition candidates from the ballot for Moscow city council. Police also stormed into a TV…
World Jun 12Russians protest fabricated arrests after falsified case against journalist is dropped
Supporters of a Russian journalist who was arrested on drug dealing charges and freed after the government admitted no evidence existed of wrongdoing marched Wednesday in Moscow to protest alleged fabrications by police.
World May 06Russian plane was heavy with extra fuel before deadly crash landing
The plane had taken off from Sheremetyevo but turned back within minutes, asking for an emergency landing.
World May 05At least 40 dead in Russian plane’s fiery emergency landing
A Russian airliner burst into flames while making an emergency landing at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport Sunday evening, and at least 40 people died, officials said.
World Dec 10Nobel Peace Prize winners urge global action against sexual violence
The Congolese doctor who shares this year's Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end the use of rape and sexual violence as weapons of war on Monday called for strong international action against the abuse, including reparations for victims.