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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.
World May 31Ukraine: Reporter’s fake murder involved pig’s blood, morgue
KIEV, Ukraine — The Russian journalist who worked with Ukrainian authorities to fake his own death said Thursday that the elaborately staged murder including getting smeared in pig's blood and taken to the morgue.
World Mar 2664 people die after shopping mall fire in Russia
The fire at the Winter Cherry mall in Kemerovo, a city about 1,900 miles east of Moscow, was extinguished by Monday morning after burning through the night. Firefighters were still recovering bodies as parts of the buildings were still smoldering.
World Jan 30Putin: U.S. took ‘hostile step’ in publishing Russia list
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday the Trump administration made a "hostile step" when it published a list of Russian businessmen and politicians as part of a sanctions law against Moscow.
World Sep 01Russia lashes out after Trump orders diplomatic posts closed
Russia accused the United States on Friday of a "gross violation of international law" after the Trump administration gave Moscow two days to shutter diplomatic outposts in San Francisco and other American cities.
World Aug 21U.S. Embassy in Russia sharply scales back nonimmigrant visas
In a step that could affect hundreds of thousands of Russian tourists, the U.S. Embassy in Russia said it would suspend issuing nonimmigrant visas for eight days from Wednesday in response to the Russian decision to cap embassy staff.
Politics Feb 14Kremlin, Russian lawmakers downplay Flynn’s resignation
It's a sign that Russia is already looking ahead to talks with the U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to improve the two nations' strained ties.
World Dec 30Putin says Russia won’t expel U.S. diplomats in response to sanctions
In a statement Friday on the Kremlin's web site, Putin referred to the sanctions as a "provocation aimed to further undermine Russian-American relations." But he also said that Moscow would not be ousting American diplomats.