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World Jan 14LGBTQ activists report new wave of detentions, torture and killings of gay people in Chechnya
The Russian republic of Chechnya has launched a new crackdown on gays in which at least two people have died and about 40 people have been detained, LGBT activists in Russia charged Monday.
World Nov 30Ukraine blocks entry of most Russian men as tension mounts between nations
The long-simmering conflict bubbled over Sunday when Russian border guards rammed into and opened fire on three Ukrainian boats near the Crimean Peninsula, which Moscow annexed in 2014.
World Nov 29Syria: West should lift sanctions to help refugees return
yria's U.N. ambassador on Thursday urged Western powers to lift crippling economic sanctions against the war-torn country if they are serious about helping millions of Syrian refugees to return to their homeland.
World Nov 27Kremlin warns of possible conflict flare-up in eastern Ukraine after seizing ships
On Sunday near Crimea, Russian border guards rammed into and opened fire on three Ukrainian navy vessels traveling from the Black Sea toward a Ukrainian port. The Russians seized the ships and their crews.
World Nov 19Kremlin critic Bill Browder sounds alarm about Interpol if Russian police officer is next to lead
Russian prosecutors announced new criminal charges against U.S.-born Kremlin foe Bill Browder on Monday, days before a Russian police officer could become president of Interpol in a move that some Moscow critics fear might politicize the law enforcement agency.
Politics Oct 23WATCH: Bolton says Russia hurt itself by meddling in U.S. vote
National Security Adviser John Bolton will hold a news conference in Moscow at 1 p.m. EDT. Watch his remarks here.
World Oct 18Manhunt in Crimea for possible accomplice in school attack
Russian authorities in Crimea were searching Thursday for a possible accomplice of the student whose shooting-and-bomb attack on his vocational school killed 20 people and wounded more than 50 others, a top official said.
World Sep 12Putin says there is ‘nothing criminal’ about suspects in Britain poisoning
President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that Russian authorities know the identities of the two men accused by Britain of carrying out a nerve agent attack on a former spy, an abrupt shift from Russia's earlier position on the poisoning case…
World Aug 30UN Syria envoy floats idea of evacuating Idlib civilians
Fearing a military offensive, the U.N. envoy for Syria proposed Thursday that civilians holed up in the rebel-held region of Idlib could evacuate to government areas.
World Jun 07Vladimir Putin: West wrongly sees Russia as a threat
MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin says he believes other countries wrongly regard Russia as a threat and that mistaken concept can end if they see that the economic sanctions the West has put on Russia don't serve their interests.