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Russian Loses UK Libel Case Against Trump Dossier Author
Christopher Steele was not legally responsible for the dossier's publication by BuzzFeed, the judge said.
Lukashenko Warns Belarus Protesters He Will 'Take No Prisoners'
Lukashenko ignored the opposition's ultimatum to step down by Sunday, saying he would leave "in your dreams!"
Political Consultant Detained in Belarus Returns to U.S.
Vitali Shkliarov had been detained in Belarus late July and accused of mobilizing protesters.
Russia's Tu-154 Jet Completes Final Passenger Voyage
The Tu-154 was a flagship model of Soviet aviation but was also known for its high rate of accidents.
Russia Seeks Accelerated WHO Registration for Virus Vaccine
The accelerated registration would make the Russian vaccine "available globally in a shorter time frame than usual procedures."
Third Attempt at Nagorno-Karabakh Ceasefire Collapses Within Minutes
Armenia and Azerbaijan immediately blamed each other for breaking the U.S.-brokered ceasefire.
Russia Quotes Law of Sea to Calm Greek-Turkey Tension
The dispute between Turkey and Greece over waters in the Mediterranean should be settled on the "basis of international law", Russian said Monday.
Belarusians Protest Lukashenko Ahead of Strike Ultimatum
The opposition gave the president two weeks to resign or face a crippling general strike.
Turkey Rejects U.S. Pressure Over Russian Air Defense System
Turkey on Saturday dismissed U.S. criticism that the Russian defense systems it has bought are not compatible with Ankara's NATO commitments.
Russia Hosts New Talks in Search of Karabakh Truce
The meeting follows two truce attempts earlier this month that had next to no impact on the ground.
Kyrgyzstan Sets New Polls as New PM Reassures Russia
The previous vote was annulled over political chaos that unseated a president and rattled Russia.
U.S., Russia Edge Back Towards Talks on Nuclear Arms Pact
The two sides were closer to breaking an impasse in long-running talks aimed at extending the New START treaty.
Russia Dismisses Links to Chechen Accused of Beheading French Teacher
Suspect was born in Moscow but has lived in France for the last 12 years, Russian Embassy in Paris says.
Suspect in French Teacher Beheading was Chechen, Born in Moscow
Brutal attack occurred Friday evening on the outskirts of Paris.
W. House Calls Putin Proposal on Nuclear Treaty 'Non-Starter'
The U.S. rejected Vladimir Putin's proposal to extend the New START nuclear treaty for one year unconditionally.
Putin, Erdogan Urge 'Joint Efforts' to End Karabakh Conflict
Analysts fear Russia and Turkey could find themselves backing difference sides in yet another international conflict.
Russia Shuns U.S. Lunar Program, as Space Cooperation Under Threat
Russia is unlikely to participate in the Moon-orbiting station planned by the United States.
Kamchatka Marine Life Death Caused by Algae: Russian Scientist
Scientists suggested that up to 95% of marine life living along the seabed in the affected area had died.
EU Ready to Sanction Russia Over Navalny Poisoning
Bloc agrees to slap personal sanctions on Russian officials.
Police Break Up Belarus Opposition Protest With Water Cannon, Stun Grenades
The protest came after President Lukashenko took the unusual step of visiting a group of recently jailed opposition politicians.
Armenia, Azerbaijan Agree Karabakh Ceasefire
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced the truce after 11 hours of Moscow-mediated talks.
Armenia Prime Minister Says Turkey Behind 'War' in Karabakh
The Armenian PM accused Turkey of escalating the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh via its "full support" of Azerbaijan.
Navalny Says Hopes for Return To Russia Within 'Months'
The Kremlin critic is undergoing physiotherapy in Berlin following his nearly-fatal poisoning by Novichok.
Russia Virus Cases Approach May High in 'Serious' Upturn
Russia on Monday recorded a rise in coronavirus cases close to the maximum level in May.
Belarus Police Use Water Cannon in Minsk, Detain Protesters
Tens of thousands continue to rally in Minsk against President Alexander Lukashenko's contested election victory, almost two months ago.
Anger From Moscow, Minsk as EU, U.S. Sanction Belarus
Kremlin spokesman Dimitry Peskov called the sanctions "more a manifestation of weakness than strength."
Karabakh Tests 'Competitive Cooperation' of Putin, Erdogan
The bond between the two strong-willed leaders is being tested in Russia's own backyard.
Russian Online Retailer Ozon Eyes U.S. Stock Market Float
IPO could value firm at $3-5 billion.
Europeans on Security Council Want Russia Explanation on Navalny
Five European members of the UN Security Council called the poisoning of Alexei Navalny "a threat to international peace and security."
PUSH FOR PEACE
Russia Says Ready for 'Close Coordination' With Turkey on Karabakh
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov confirmed that the two nations were ready to cooperate in stabilizing the situation in Nagorny Karabakh.
Forest Fire Blazes Near Ukraine Front Line, Killing 9
More than 20 villages are under threat from increasing forest fires near the front-line of Kiev's conflict with separatists in eastern Ukraine
Russia Says Syria, Libya Fighters Deployed to Karabakh Conflict
Russia's Foreign Ministry said it was "deeply concerned" by the deployment.
Belarus Suspends Influential Independent Media Website
The independent news outlet Tut.by had been covering the anti-Lukashenko protests prior to its suspension by authorities.
UP IN SPACE
Russia Reports 'Non-Standard' Air Leak on International Space Station
Roscosmos announced that the approximate location of the leak was found and that it was not "critical in the near future."
Turkey Backs Azerbaijan Fight for 'Occupied Lands': Erdogan Aide
Armenia has accused Turkey of sending mercenaries to back Azerbaijani forces.
Macron Promises Help in Talks With Belarus Opposition Leader
The meeting was Tikhanovskaya's most high-profile meeting since the Aug. 9 election in which she claimed victory.
Tens of Thousands March in Belarus Despite Police Detentions
Belarusian police on Sunday detained around 200 people as tens of thousands took to the streets in support of protest figure Svetlana Tikhanovskaya.
Clashes Between Azerbaijan and Armenia Separatists Leave at Least 23 Dead
Arch foes Armenia and Azerbaijan on Sunday accused each other of initiating deadly clashes that claimed at least 23.
F1 Reports Biggest Coronavirus Spike This Year Ahead of Russian Grand Prix
The sport said it had returned its highest number of positive test results before welcoming spectators to the Grand Prix in Sochi.
Russia Accuses Germany of Refusing to Cooperate on Navalny Medical Probe
Russia accused the German government of "categorically refusing" to cooperate on the alleged poisoning of Kremlin-critic Alexei Navalny.
Germany Presses Russia to Release UN Report on Libya Arms
The UN report details violations on the arms embargo on Libya by a Russian military contractor group.
TOO SOON FOR SPACE
Cosmonauts Not Ready to Try Russia's Virus Vaccine
Russian cosmonauts preparing for an expedition to the International Space Station in October said it was too early to try the Russian coronavirus vaccine...
Bulgaria Expels Two Russian Diplomats for Spying
The two diplomats were given 72 hours to leave the country.
U.S. Sanctions Russian Tycoon's Central Africa Business
the US treasury sanctioned both those close to both Kremlin-linked financier Yevgeniy Prigozhin as well as the FSB.
Putin Vaunts Russian Coronavirus Vaccine at UN
The Russian president offered to provide the Sputnik V vaccine to all UN staff for free.
Russian Authorities Mull Chartering China 'Surrogate Baby Plane'
Dozens of surrogate babies have been stranded in Russia as borders remain closed to most foreigners due to coronavirus.
Russia's Giant Nuclear-Powered Icebreaker Makes Maiden Voyage
The vessel is set to arrive at its future homeport of Murmansk after facing extreme Arctic ice conditions.
SCIENTIST SPEAKS OUT
Novichok Creator Apologizes to Alexei Navalny
One of the scientists involved in Soviet Union’s secret program to develop nerve agents says he regrets involvement in “criminal business.”
Belarus Police Detain Hundreds of Women at Protest
Riot police break up all-women protest march in Minsk.
Kremlin Accuses Navalny Aides of Removing Potential Evidence
Their actions limited Russia's ability "to genuinely conduct an investigation," Putin's spokesman said.
Opera Star Anna Netrebko in Hospital With Coronavirus
Netrebko's coronavirus diagnosis comes as two of Russia's top theaters have reported outbreaks after reopening.
Belarus Opposition Compiling Blacklist of Officials
Names of individuals partaking in police abuses will be sent to the U.S. and Russia, among others.
Chemical Weapons Watchdog Says Examining Navalny Samples
"Results of this analysis are forthcoming and will be shared with the German authorities," the OPCW said.