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Russians in UK spy case say they wanted to see cathedral; Britain calls it 'lies'

Sep 13 2018

MOSCOW Two Russians resembling men Britain accuses of jetting to England to try to murder a former spy said on Thursday that they were innocent tourists who had flown to London for fun and visited the city of Salisbury to see its cathedral. | Video

Russia starts biggest war games since Soviet fall near China

Sep 12 2018

MOSCOW Russia began its biggest war games since the fall of the Soviet Union on Tuesday close to its border with China, mobilising 300,000 troops in a show of force that will include joint exercises with the Chinese army. | Video

Russia starts biggest war games since Soviet fall near China

Sep 11 2018

MOSCOW, Sept 11 Russia began its biggest war games since the fall of the Soviet Union on Tuesday close to its border with China, mobilising 300,000 troops in a show of force that will include joint exercises with the Chinese army.

Fury over pension changes hurts Putin allies in Russian regional elections

Sep 10 2018

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia/MOSCOW Russia's ruling United Russia Party suffered a rare setback in regional elections despite winning most of the seats, a reversal its leaders and election chiefs blamed on unpopular plans to raise the pension age.

Russian police detain hundreds protesting against pension reform

Sep 10 2018

MOSCOW Russian police detained more than 800 people protesting against planned increases to the pension age on Sunday, a rights group said, disrupting demonstrations against an unpopular change that has hurt President Vladimir Putin's approval rating. | Video

Russian fury over pension age hike clouds Moscow mayoral election

Sep 07 2018

MOSCOW Polls show President Vladimir Putin's former chief-of-staff will comfortably be re-elected Moscow's mayor on Sunday, but public anger over planned increases to the nationwide pension age means many voters may stay away, tarnishing his win.

Russian navy to hold drills off Syria as Idlib offensive looms

Aug 30 2018

MOSCOW Russia will begin a major naval exercise in the Mediterranean on Saturday, the Ministry of Defense announced, a move the Kremlin said was justified by a failure to deal with militants in Syria's Idlib province.

Russia's Putin offers women a better pensions deal after popularity hit

Aug 29 2018

MOSCOW President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday he was cutting a proposed retirement age for women from 63 to 60 years as he watered down draft legislation to reform the pensions system which has hurt his popularity and stirred protests. | Video

Putin macht nach Protesten Zugeständnisse bei Rentenreform

Aug 29 2018

Moskau Nach Protesten gegen eine geplante Rentenreform hat Russlands Präsident Wladimir Putin Zugeständnisse angekündigt.

Russia to hold its biggest war games since fall of Soviet Union

Aug 28 2018

MOSCOW Russia will next month hold its biggest war games since the fall of the Soviet Union, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Tuesday, a massive military exercise that will also involve the Chinese and Mongolian armies.

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