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Russian plane enters Estonia airspace for 6th time this year

Russian plane enters Estonia airspace for 6th time this year NATO member Estonia says a Russian air force plane violated its airspace in what the Baltic nation alleged was the sixth such incident this year by a Russian aircraft ByThe Associated PressSeptember 23, 2021, 3:13 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article …

Kremlin’s party gets 324 of 450 seats in Russian parliament

Kremlin’s party gets 324 of 450 seats in Russian parliament Election authorities announced Russia’s ruling party will get 324 of the 450 seats in the next national parliament By DARIA LITVINOVA Associated PressSeptember 21, 2021, 5:32 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressRussian President Vladimir Putin speaks to Ella Pamfilova, …

Survivors of Russian university shooting airlifted to Moscow

Survivors of Russian university shooting airlifted to Moscow Seven survivors of a shooting at a university in central Russia that left six people dead and 28 more wounded are to be airlifted to Moscow for medical treatment on Tuesday, according to a top education official By DARIA LITVINOVA Associated PressSeptember 21, 2021, 5:19 PM• 3 …

UK police charge 3rd Russian in 2018 poisoning of ex-spy

UK police charge 3rd Russian in 2018 poisoning of ex-spy British police say they are charging a third Russian suspect in the 2018 nerve agent attack on a former Russian agent in England By SYLVIA HUI Associated PressSeptember 21, 2021, 3:35 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFIle – In …

Pro-Kremlin party keeps large majority in Russian parliament

Pro-Kremlin party keeps large majority in Russian parliament Russia’s ruling party has retained its supermajority in parliament following three days of voting, further cementing President Vladimir Putin’s grip on power By DARIA LITVINOVA Associated PressSeptember 20, 2021, 6:02 PM• 7 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressMembers of an election commission destroy …

Apple, Google remove opposition app as Russian voting begins

Apple, Google remove opposition app as Russian voting begins Facing pressure from the Kremlin, Apple and Google removed an opposition-created smartphone app that tells voters which candidates are likely to defeat those backed by Russian authorities By DARIA LITVINOVA and KELVIN CHAN Associated PressSeptember 17, 2021, 8:25 PM• 7 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail …

Putin and Syria’s Assad hold talks in Moscow on rebel area

Russia’s Putin slams presence of foreign troops in Syria Russian President Vladimir Putin has slammed the presence of foreign troops in Syria, saying they are there against the will of the Syrian government and are blocking the consolidation of the war-torn country By ALBERT AJI and DARIA LITVINOVA Associated PressSeptember 14, 2021, 3:31 PM• 4 …

Russia opposition stifled but unbowed as Duma election nears

Russia opposition stifled but unbowed as Duma election nears In the months before Sunday’s parliamentary election in Russia, authorities unleashed an unprecedented crackdown on the opposition, making sure the best-known and loudest Kremlin critics didn’t run By DARIA LITVINOVA Associated PressSeptember 14, 2021, 3:24 PM• 7 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article MOSCOW …

The Latest: UN envoy says Afghan economic crisis looms

The Latest: UN envoy says Afghan economic crisis looms The U.N. special envoy for Afghanistan is urging the world to unite to prevent the economic collapse of the country, to address fears the Taliban’s Islamic state may spread to its neighbors and to fight terrorism By The Associated PressSeptember 9, 2021, 8:56 PM• 8 min …

Russian, Belarusian leaders advance countries’ integration

Russian, Belarusian leaders advance countries’ integration The presidents of Russia and Belarus say they have made significant progress on integrating their countries’ economies, including forming common energy and financial markets ByThe Associated PressSeptember 9, 2021, 8:24 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressRussian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a joint …

Russian police detain journalists rallying for media freedom

Russian police detain journalists rallying for media freedom Russia’s top independent TV channel Dozhd says police in Moscow have detained three journalists who picketed Russia’s Justice Ministry, protesting the authorities’ recent crackdown on independent media By DARIA LITVINOVA Associated PressSeptember 8, 2021, 6:14 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFace …

UN: Migrants face ‘dire conditions’ at Poland-Belarus border

Polish lawmakers uphold state of emergency at Belarus border Poland’s parliament has upheld the state of emergency along the border with Belarus that was declared last week amid migration pressure By VANESSA GERA Associated PressSeptember 6, 2021, 6:07 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article3:07 On Location: September 6, 2021 Catch up …

Germany protests to Russia over pre-election cyberattacks

Germany protests to Russia over pre-election cyberattacks The German Foreign Ministry says Berlin has protested to Russia over attempts to steal data from lawmakers that it suspects may have been in preparation to spread disinformation before the upcoming German election By GEIR MOULSON Associated PressSeptember 6, 2021, 4:44 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to …

Russians rally against govt pressure on independent media

Russians rally against govt pressure on independent media Several dozen Russians have gathered in Moscow to protest the crackdown by Russian authorities on independent media By DARIA LITVINOVA Associated PressSeptember 4, 2021, 3:58 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressSergei Mitrokhin, Russian State Duma candidate of the “Yabloko” (Apple) Political …

Pope inadvertently quotes Putin to chide West’s Afghan war

Pope inadvertently quotes Putin to chide West’s Afghan war Pope Francis criticized the West’s recent involvement in Afghanistan as an outsider’s attempt to impose democracy By ARITZ PARRA and FRANK JORDANS Associated PressSeptember 1, 2021, 5:09 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article3:14 On Location: September 1, 2021 Catch up on the …

Leader says Belarus expects big shipment of Russian weapons

Leader says Belarus expects big shipment of Russian weapons The authoritarian leader of Belarus says the country will soon receive a large batch of Russian weapons, including dozens of combat jets, helicopters and top-of-the-line air defense missile systems By YURAS KARMANAU Associated PressSeptember 1, 2021, 4:57 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this …

Ukraine’s leader to talk with Biden on security, Russian gas

Ukraine’s leader to talk with Biden on security, Russian gas Ukraine’s president is visiting the United States in hopes of bolstering security ties with Washington and persuading the administration to ramp up sanctions against a new Russian gas pipeline bypassing his country By YURAS KARMANAU Associated PressAugust 31, 2021, 8:28 PM• 6 min readShare to …

Reports: Russian says he swam to Japan, wants asylum

Reports: Russian says he swam to Japan, wants asylum Reports and officials say a Russian man from a Russian-held island claimed by both Tokyo and Moscow is seeking asylum after being found in a wetsuit on Japan’s northern main island of Hokkaido By MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated PressAugust 25, 2021, 1:09 PM• 2 min readShare to …

Putin launches construction of new warships amid tensions

Putin launches construction of new warships amid tensions Russian President Vladimir Putin has launched the construction of new nuclear submarines and other warships, part of a sweeping military modernization effort amid tensions with the West By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated PressAugust 23, 2021, 2:10 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article8:04 Russia targets …

Ukraine’s leader vows to do all he can to bring back Crimea

Ukraine’s leader vows to do all he can to bring back Crimea The Ukrainian president has vowed to do all he can to bring back the peninsula of Crimea, annexed by Russia seven years ago By YURAS KARMANAU Associated PressAugust 23, 2021, 1:00 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressUkrainian …

Crimean Tatars bemoan their plight as Ukraine hosts summit

Crimean Tatars bemoan their plight as Ukraine hosts summit Russia’s annexation of of Ukraine’s Black Sea peninsula in 2014 evoked tragic memories for Crimean Tatars By YURAS KARMANAU Associated PressAugust 22, 2021, 12:28 PM• 6 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE – In this May 18, 2004 file photo, Crimean Tatars …

Top Russian independent TV station branded a ‘foreign agent’

Top Russian independent TV station branded a ‘foreign agent’ Russian authorities have designated a top independent TV channel as a “foreign agent,” intensifying pressure on critical media ahead of next month’s parliamentary election By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated PressAugust 20, 2021, 7:15 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article3:04 On Location: August 20, …

Navalny marks year after poisoning with anti-corruption call

Navalny marks year after poisoning with anti-corruption call Imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has marked the anniversary of a poisoning attack against him by urging global leaders to focus on combating corruption and to target tycoons close to Russian President Vladimir Putin By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated PressAugust 20, 2021, 5:29 PM• 5 min readShare …

Merkel, Putin spar over Navalny but vow to maintain dialogue

Merkel, Putin spar over Navalny but vow to maintain dialogue German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin have reaffirmed their sharply different views of Moscow’s treatment of imprisoned Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV and GEIR MOULSON Associated PressAugust 20, 2021, 5:18 PM• 6 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article3:04 …

The Latest: US says Kabul evacuees don’t need COVID tests

The Latest: US says Kabul evacuees don’t need COVID tests The U.S. State Department says evacuees from Afghanistan are not required to get a negative COVID-19 test to be able to leave Kabul By The Associated PressAugust 19, 2021, 8:43 PM• 29 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressTaliban fighters pose for …

Russia supports withdrawal of foreign fighters from Libya

Russia supports withdrawal of foreign fighters from Libya Russia’s top diplomat has assured his Libyan counterpart that Moscow supports the withdrawal of all foreign fighters from the North African country and is prepared to help work out the details with other countries ByThe Associated PressAugust 19, 2021, 1:41 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to …

Prototype military plane crashes outside Moscow, kills 3

Prototype military plane crashes outside Moscow, kills 3 A prototype military transport plane has crashed while performing a test flight outside Moscow, killing all three crew members on board, Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation said ByThe Associated PressAugust 17, 2021, 1:27 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressIn this handout photo …

Russian embassy: Afghan leader fled with cars full of cash

Russian embassy: Afghan leader fled with cars full of cash The Russian embassy in Kabul has alleged that Afghan President Ashraf Ghani fled from Kabul with four cars and a helicopter stuffed with cash ByThe Associated PressAugust 16, 2021, 5:22 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE – In this …

Another Navalny ally handed restrictions over protests

Another Navalny ally handed restrictions over protests A court in Moscow has sentenced another ally of imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny to 1½ years of parole-like restrictions in a controversial case targeting opposition supporters in the wake of mass protests earlier this year By DARIA LITVINOVA Associated PressAugust 16, 2021, 1:40 PM• 3 min readShare …

Forest fire forces Russia to evacuate 830 from summer camp

Forest fire forces Russia to evacuate 830 from summer camp Russian emergency officials say over 830 people have been evacuated from a summer camp in the southern Urals because of a forest fire raging just half a mile away ByThe Associated PressAugust 15, 2021, 2:39 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe …