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Russian man jailed for 13 years for conspiring to serve as US spy

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A court in western Russia's Bryansk region has sentenced a Russian man to 13 years in prison for conspiring to serve as a US...
Maia Sandu

Pro-EU opposition leader Sandu wins Moldovan presidency

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Pro-Europe opposition leader Maia Sandu has won Moldova's presidential run-off with 56 per cent of the vote, the country's central election commission said early...
Belarus Protesters

Hundreds detained as Belarus protesters face tear gas, stun grenades

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Masked security forces have detained hundreds of people in another Sunday of mass demonstrations against the authoritarian leader of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko. Videos distributed on...
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Russia plans to build naval base in Sudan

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Russia plans to open a naval base in Sudan according to a draft agreement between the two nations published on Wednesday by the government...
Russian President Vladimir Putin

Putin silent on Biden win but Gorbachev sees reason for hope

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While Russian President Vladimir Putin has been noticeably silent on Joe Biden's presidential victory, Mikhail Gorbachev says ties between Washington and Moscow may now...
Belarusian Protest

Security out in force ahead of Belarusian mass ‘anti-terror’ protests

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Ahead of new mass protests expected in Belarus on Sunday, the police and military have deployed with heavy equipment. The independent news portal tut.by published...
Alexander Lukashenko

General strike by Belarus opposition to up pressure on president

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The democracy movement in Belarus has called for a general strike across the country on Monday to increase the pressure on authoritarian President Alexander...
ceasefire

Azerbaijan and Armenia accuse each other of violating ceasefire

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Armenia and Azerbaijan accused each other of violating a humanitarian ceasefire in the Nagorno-Karabakh region shortly after it came into effect on Monday. The two...
Russian President Vladimir Putin

Russia offers not to increase number of nukes if US does same

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Russia has offered not to increase its number of nuclear warheads if the United States agrees to do the same, the Russian Foreign Ministry...
Dead Bodies

Three passers-by dead after shooting at bus stop in western Russia

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A young man opened fire on passers-by at a bus stop in the western Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod on Monday, killing at least...
ceasefire

Ceasefire between Armenia and Azerbaijan enters into force

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A ceasefire between Armenia and Azerbaijan in their conflict over Nagorno- Karabakh came into force on Saturday at 12 pm (0800 GMT), with Azerbaijan...
Sooronbai Sharipovich Jeenbekov

After mass protests, Kyrgyzstan president says he’s willing to resign

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Kyrgyz President Sooronbay Jeenbekov said on Friday that he would be willing to resign after a new government is formed, following mass protests this...
Covid

Russia sees record rise in domestic coronavirus cases

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Russia announced a record rise in domestic coronavirus cases on Friday, more than 12,000, the largest single-day surge since the pandemic began. Recorded cases in...
Svetlana Tikhanovskaya

Belarus opposition calls for global women’s march against Lukashenko

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Belarus' galvanized political opposition called on Friday for women throughout the world to march this weekend against disputed President Alexander Lukashenko. "Women in different parts...
Sooronbai Sharipovich Jeenbekov

Kyrgyz leader demands peace amid instability after elections annulled

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Kyrgyzstan's President Sooronbay Jeenbekov demanded peace between rival political groups in the Central Asian republic on Wednesday after recent parliamentary elections were annulled amid...

Report: Kyrgyzstan demonstrators storm parliament, free ex-president

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Demonstrators in Kyrgyzstan stormed central administrative buildings in the capital Bishkek in the early hours of Tuesday, following parliamentary elections over the weekend that...
Arayik Harutyunyan

Nagorno-Karabakh capital attacked by rockets in latest escalation

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Officials in Nagorno-Karabakh said on Sunday that civilian targets in the disputed region's capital were attacked by rockets fired by the Azerbaijani military. Arayik Harutyunyan,...
Belarusians Protest

Belarusians defy security forces in 8th consecutive weekend protest

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Despite large numbers of security forces, more than 100,000 demonstrators took to the streets of Belarus for the eighth weekend in a row on...
Osce

Armenia wants OSCE talks as death toll rises in fight with Azerbaijan

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Armenia announced on Friday that it was ready to engage in peace talks via the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) as...
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Russia conducts its largest military exercise this year in Caucasus

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Russia began its largest military exercise of this year on Monday in the southern part of the country's Caucasus region, with about 80,000...
A scinetist is doing research on a vaccine against COVID-19 in Shanghai. Photo:Yang Hui/Global Times

Scientists criticize Russian coronavirus vaccine research results

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Following the publication of a study of Russia's new coronavirus vaccine named Sputnik V, the renowned medical journal The Lancet has been inundated with...
Court

Belarusian protest leader charged with endangering national security

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Belarusian protest leader Maria Kalesnikava, taken into custody in Belarus last week, has been charged with endangering national security, the country's investigative agency announced...
Cybercrime

Security experts warn of Cerberus malware attacking Android phones

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Russian computer security firm Kaspersky on Wednesday warned of mass cyberattacks targeting banking apps on Android smartphones with a malware called Cerberus. The full source...
Alexander Lukashenko

Putin to meet Lukashenko in Moscow

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Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko agreed on Sunday to meet here "in the coming weeks," the Kremlin said in...
MOSCOW, May 12, 2020 (Xinhua) -- File photo taken on Dec. 19, 2019 shows Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov at Russian President Vladimir Putin's annual press conference in Moscow, Russia. Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov has been hospitalized after contracting COVID-19, Russian media reported Tuesday. (Xinhua/Bai Xueqi)

Moscow to retaliate for Austrian expulsion of Russian diplomat

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Moscow will retaliate for the expulsion of a Russian diplomat from Austria, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Monday. "Our embassy has already...
Huawei 5G

Russia interested in cooperation with China on 5G

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Russia is interested in cooperation with China on 5G technology, TASS news agency reported on Sunday, citing Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. ...
Vladimir Putin

International army games, military forum to help strengthen defense cooperation – Putin

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Russian President Vladimir Putin said Sunday that the International Army Games 2020 and the Army-2020 International Military Technical Forum will be significant events to...
Alexei Navalny

Russian hospital: No evidence of poisoning found in tests on Navalny

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The Siberian hospital where Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny is being treated while in a coma said on Friday it had found no evidence...
Covid Test

Russia’s coronavirus vaccine undergoes final testing phase

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A Russian state laboratory's vaccine for the novel coronavirus is undergoing its final testing phase and is expected to be registered next week,...
Russia

Russia welcomes US troop withdrawal from Germany as promoting peace

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Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman said on Thursday that the announced US withdrawal of about 12,000 troops from Germany would promote peace in Europe. "The...