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'Very Nice!' - Kazakhstan taps new Borat movie to woo tourists

4:59am EDT

MOSCOW/ALMATY Ridiculed once again in a film featuring fictional Kazakh journalist Borat Sagdiyev, the ex-Soviet state of Kazakhstan has embraced the joke this time round and adopted Borat's catch phrase to try to attract tourists. | Video

France warns citizens to be cautious as anger seethes in Muslim world over cartoons

Oct 27 2020

PARIS/MOSCOW France warned its citizens in several Muslim-majority countries to take extra security precautions on Tuesday as anger surged over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad, and the head of Russia's Chechnya region said Paris was pushing people towards terrorism. | Video

'Very Nice!' - Kazakhstan taps new Borat movie to woo tourists

Oct 27 2020

MOSCOW/ALMATY, Oct 27 Ridiculed once again in a film featuring fictional Kazakh journalist Borat Sagdiyev, the ex-Soviet state of Kazakhstan has embraced the joke this time round and adopted Borat's catch phrase to try to attract tourists.

Putin rejects Donald Trump's criticism of Biden family business

Oct 25 2020

MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday that he saw nothing criminal in Hunter Biden's past business ties with Ukraine or Russia, marking out his disagreement with one of Donald Trump's attack lines in the U.S. presidential election.

Russia says Kyrgyzstan is in chaos and needs stabilising

Oct 08 2020

MOSCOW/BISHKEK Russia said on Thursday that Kyrgyzstan had descended into chaos and that Moscow was obliged by a security treaty to prevent a total breakdown in the country, where rival groups have claimed power in post-election unrest.

Russia says Islamist fighters in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict pose threat to Moscow

Oct 06 2020

MOSCOW Russia's foreign intelligence chief warned on Tuesday that a widening conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the Nagorno-Karabakh enclave was drawing in thousands of Islamist radicals who posed a threat to Moscow.

Russia says Islamist fighters in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict pose threat to Moscow

Oct 06 2020

MOSCOW Russia's foreign intelligence chief warned on Tuesday that a widening conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the Nagorno-Karabakh enclave was drawing in thousands of Islamist radicals who posed a threat to Moscow.

Russia says Islamist fighters in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict pose threat to Moscow

Oct 06 2020

MOSCOW Russia's foreign intelligence chief warned on Tuesday that a widening conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the Nagorno-Karabakh enclave was drawing in thousands of Islamist radicals who posed a threat to Moscow.

Belarusian protest leader disappears after being detained by masked men

Sep 07 2020

Masked men detained Belarusian protest leader Maria Kolesnikova in central Minsk on Monday morning and drove her away in a van and two of her allies also disappeared later, the opposition movement said. | Video

Russia's COVID-19 vaccine showed antibody response in initial trials

Sep 04 2020

MOSCOW Russia's "Sputnik-V" COVID-19 vaccine produced an antibody response in all participants in early-stage trials, according to results published on Friday by The Lancet medical journal that were hailed by Moscow as an answer to its critics. | Video

World News

Analysis: Biden would face uncertain path to detente with wary Iran

Joe Biden plans to scrap what he calls the "dangerous failure" of President Donald Trump's maximum pressure policy on Iran should he win the U.S. election, but after years of confrontation his diplomacy-first approach to a historic Middle East foe could prove an unforgiving challenge.