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  • Dagestan ex-mayor jailed for plotting 'terrorist' attack on rival

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - A man long relied on by President Vladimir Putin to rule one of Russia's most violent cities was sentenced to 10 years in jail on Wednesday on charges of plotting a "terrorist" attack to kill a political rival. A military court...
  • Russia test launches first new space rocket since Soviet era

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia launched its first new design of space rocket since the Soviet era from the northern military space port of Plesetsk on Wednesday, aiming to break its reliance on foreign suppliers as well as the Baikonur cosmodrome in...
  • Russia gives green light for next U.S. ambassador

    Russia gives green light for next U.S. ambassador
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has given the green light for career diplomat John Tefft to be appointed U.S. ambassador to Moscow, an aide to President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday. Russian officials say privately that Tefft, a former ambassador to...
  • Ukrainian Director Oleg Sentsov Denied Bail By Russian Court

    Despite calls for his release by Pedro Almodovar, Ken Loach and Mike Leigh, imprisoned Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov ("Gamer") has been denied bail at a Russian court hearing. He will now remain in prison until his trial on October 11. Sentsov was...
  • IOC has to explain merits of Games better, says Bach

    LAUSANNE Switzerland (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) must do a better job of explaining the merits of hosting the Games to cities considering an application, IOC President Thomas Bach said on Wednesday. Only three cities - Oslo,...
  • Snowden pide a Rusia extender su asilo: abogado

    MOSCU (Reuters) - El ex contratista de inteligencia estadounidense Edward Snowden solicitó a Rusia extender su asilo en ese país, dijo su abogado el miércoles. Rusia concedió a Snowden una visa de un año en agosto del 2013 a pesar de que Estados Unidos...
  • Fugitive Snowden asks to extend stay in Russia: lawyer

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden has asked Moscow to extend his asylum in Russia, his lawyer said on Wednesday. Russia granted Snowden a one-year visa in August 2013 despite the United States wanting Moscow to send...
  • No more naked Apollos on Russian banknotes, lawmaker says

    No more naked Apollos on Russian banknotes, lawmaker says
    Naked images of the Greek God Apollo have graced buildings and paintings for centuries, but his disrobed body has so shocked one Russian lawmaker that he wants to change the country's 100-ruble banknote. The note, worth less than $3, depicts an image of...
  • Ukrainian troops, pro-Russia rebels regroup for fight over Donetsk

    Ukraine's new defense minister said Tuesday that peace talks will occur only after the pro-Russia rebels holed up in the eastern cities of Donetsk and Luhansk completely disarm. "There will be no more unilateral cease-fire," Defense Minister Valery...
  • Moscow accuses U.S. of 'kidnapping' accused Russian hacker

    WASHINGTON/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia accused the United States on Tuesday of violating a bilateral treaty and "kidnapping" a Russian accused of hacking into U.S. retailers' computer systems to steal credit card data. The U.S. Department of Homeland...
  • Rachel Marsden: Humanitarianism can be an effective disguise for profiteering

    PARIS -- Billionaire Hungarian-American oligarch George Soros is an extremely concerned humanitarian who can be counted on to put his considerable bank balance where his concerns are. Lately, those concerns have included Ukraine and other former Soviet...