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Vladimir Putin ‘relieves chief of staff of his duties’

Russian President Vladimir Putin has fired Sergei Ivanov, his chief of staff and once one of his closest allies, in the most high-profile power...

Russia threatens to break diplomatic ties with Ukraine

Russia has warned it could break diplomatic ties with Ukraine over reported security incidents in Crimea, something it did not do even after annexing...

Vladimir Putin meets Russian security chiefs after Crimea attacks

Russian President Vladimir Putin has held a meeting of the country's top brass to discuss boosting security in Crimea after reports of foiled attacks. Intelligence...

Ukraine accused by Russia of ‘terror attacks’ in Crimea as two killed in clashes

A Russian security agent and a soldier have been killed fending off what Moscow described as a series of attempted terror attacks by the...

Russian Mi-8 helicopter shot down while on Aleppo aid mission

A Russian Mi-8 helicopter has been shot down while on its mission to deliver aid to the people of Aleppo, Syria. Aid included food, water,...

Russia frees Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko in prisoner swap

Russia on Wednesday released Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko as part of a swap for two Russian servicemen jailed in Ukraine, an official said. Ms Savchenko...

No criminal charges over Russia’s doping scandal, says minister

The Russian sports minister has said no-one will face criminal charges over the worst doping scandal in the country's history. A report in November by...

Vladimir Putin the ‘main target’ of Panama Papers

A spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin says he is the "main target" of the media investigation into offshore accounts, but that he is...

Russian teams arrive in Syria to help with Palmyra mine-clearing

Russian demining experts have arrived in Syria to start clearing mines in the ancient town of Palmyra. The recent recapture of Palmyra by Syrian troops...

Syrian Government Retakes Palmyra from ISIS.

Syrian military army have retaken the city of Palmyra from so called Islamic State, IS. The Syrian army is now in full control of...

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European Central Bank increases support to countries ravaged by pandemic

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Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu slams West Bank settlers for anti-Trump remarks

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has harshly criticised Jewish West Bank settler leaders for disparaging President Donald Trump over what they perceive to be...

Hong Kong legislature outlaws insults to China’s national anthem

Hong Kong’s legislature approved a contentious bill that makes it illegal to insult the Chinese national anthem. The legislation was approved after pro-democracy opposition politicians...

Virgin Atlantic to resume passenger flights on July 20

Virgin Atlantic has announced it plans to restart passenger flights on July 20. The airline will initially operate London Heathrow flights to Orlando, Hong Kong,...
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