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Russia, constitutional, changes, come into force, July 4, Kremlin

Russia’s constitutional changes to come into force on July 4: Kremlin

07 July, 2020 4:10 pm 4:10 pm

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Changes to the Russian constitution, including an amendment that could pave the way for President Vladimir Putin to rule the country until 2036, will come into force on July 4, the Kremlin said on Friday. The electorate overwhelmingly supported the changes, which were approved after a nationwide week of voting that came … Read More

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Trump: US intelligence doubted Russia urged Taliban to kill US troops

07 July, 2020 9:35 am 9:35 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he was not told about a reported Russian effort to get the Taliban to kill US soldiers because many US intelligence officials doubted its veracity, a stance contradicted by four US and European sources and by its inclusion in a widely read CIA report in … Read More

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White House to brief Democrats on reports Russia paid Taliban to kill US tr...

06 June, 2020 9:39 am 9:39 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House sought to play down reports it knew Russia had paid the Taliban bounties to kill US troops, promising to brief Democrats on Tuesday after being accused of only sharing information with President Donald Trump’s fellow Republicans. Trump administration officials said there was no consensus on the underlying intelligence among … Read More


Pakistan, Russia agree to take forward important bilateral agenda

06 June, 2020 12:02 pm 12:02 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Pakistan and Russia have agreed to take forward the important bilateral agenda and close cooperation in the regional context. In a telephonic conversation with Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi underlined that Pakistan considers Russia an important partner and desires to forge a long-term and multi-dimensional partnership with … Read More

Russia, jails, ex-US marine, Paul Whelan, 16 years, espionage

Russia jails ex-US marine Paul Whelan for 16 years over espionage

06 June, 2020 3:00 pm 3:00 pm

MOSCOW (Reuters) – A Russian court found former US marine Paul Whelan guilty of spying for the United States on Monday and sentenced him to 16 years in jail, a move the US ambassador to Moscow called an egregious violation of human rights that would harm ties. Whelan, who holds US, British, Canadian and Irish … Read More

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Coronavirus lockdown eases in Moscow as cases fall in Russian capital

06 June, 2020 9:09 am 9:09 am

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Residents of Moscow can leave their homes to take a stroll for the first time in nine weeks on Monday under a partial easing of a tough lockdown regime following a fall in novel coronavirus cases. Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin last week told President Vladimir Putin he would relax some lockdown rules … Read More

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US military accuses Russia of sending fighter jets to aid mercenaries in Li...

05 May, 2020 4:28 pm 4:28 pm

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US military accused Russia of recently sending fighter jets to back Russian mercenaries to help put Libyan National Army (LNA) commander Khalifa Haftar.   The warplanes left Russia and first stopped in Syria, where they “were repainted to camouflage their Russian origin” before arriving in Libya, said the US military command for … Read More

Putin, back, Kremlin, Russia, looks, ease lockdown, some regions

Putin back in Kremlin, Russia looks to ease lockdown in some regions

05 May, 2020 8:28 pm 8:28 pm

MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin made a rare lockdown appearance in the Kremlin on Monday after officials said improvements in the coronavirus situation may allow Russia to re-open some tourist resorts soon and relax restrictions in many regions. Russia, which has reported the world’s third most coronavirus cases, confirmed 8,946 new infections on Monday, … Read More

Russia seeks 18-year jail term for ex-US Marine accused of spying

05 May, 2020 6:46 pm 6:46 pm

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian prosecutors asked a court on Monday to sentence former US Marine Paul Whelan, who is on trial accused of spying for the United States, to 18 years in a maximum security prison, his lawyer said. Whelan, a US national who also holds British, Canadian and Irish passports, was detained in December … Read More

Russia, coronavirus, 300000, WHO, situation, stabilising

Russia’s coronavirus cases pass 300,000 as WHO says situation is stab...

05 May, 2020 2:37 pm 2:37 pm

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s coronavirus case tally, the second highest in the world, passed 300,000 on Wednesday, but a representative from the World Health Organisation (WHO) said the situation was starting to stabilise. Russia’s 8,764 new novel coronavirus infections took the nationwide total to 308,705. But the daily increase was the lowest since May 1. … Read More

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Coronavirus cases in Russia rise by record daily amount

05 May, 2020 4:48 pm 4:48 pm

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia on Sunday recorded its highest daily rise in confirmed coronavirus cases with 10,633 new cases, bringing the overall number of cases to 134,686, according to the authorities’ official website. The mortality rate has slowed in recent days however, and remains much lower, in relative terms, than many other countries. The nationwide … Read More

Russia, extends, lockdown, May 11, prepares, ease, mid-May

Putin extends lockdown till May 11, prepares to ease in mid-May

04 April, 2020 10:15 pm 10:15 pm

MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin extended coronavirus lockdown measures for another two weeks on Tuesday, while ordering his government to begin preparations for a gradual lifting of the curbs from mid-May. Although Putin said the number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus was now stabilising, he told Russians to expect the worst days … Read More

Russia, overtakes, China, coronavirus, 87000

Russia overtakes China with coronavirus cases at 87,000

04 April, 2020 5:10 pm 5:10 pm

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia overtook China in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases on Monday when its tally climbed above 87,000, as pressure rose on the government to consider easing lockdown restrictions for businesses to help shore up the rattled economy. Russia, the world’s largest country by territory, has been on lockdown since President Vladimir … Read More

Russia, quarantines, troops, calling off, Red Square parade

Russia quarantines thousands of troops after calling off Red Square parade

04 April, 2020 10:42 pm 10:42 pm

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s ministry of defence said on Monday it had ordered thousands of troops into a two-week quarantine after a vast Red Square military parade in Moscow they had been rehearsing for was called off because of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Up to 15,000 troops were due to parade alongside military hardware on … Read More

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Oil prices fall as Saudi, Russia decide to cut ouput under US pressure

04 April, 2020 11:44 am 11:44 am

DUBAI/MOSCOW/LONDON (92 News) – OPEC, Russia and other allies outlined plans on Thursday to cut their oil output by more than a fifth and said they expected the United States and other producers to join in their effort to prop up prices hammered by the coronavirus crisis. But the group, known as OPEC+, said a … Read More