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Kremlin critics unite to try to stop Russian becoming Interpol head

Nov 20 2018

LONDON/MOSCOW Two of the Kremlin's most prominent critics joined forces on Tuesday to try to stop a Russian becoming the next president of international police organization Interpol, saying they feared Moscow would abuse the post to hunt down its detractors.

Kremlin critic Navalny was a political prisoner, rules European court

Nov 15 2018

STRASBOURG/MOSCOW The European Court of Human Rights ruled on Thursday that Russia's repeated arrests and detention of opposition leader Alexei Navalny were politically-motivated and breached his human rights, a decision Moscow called questionable.

Russia close to granting Cuba 38 million euro loan to buy arms

Nov 02 2018

MOSCOW Russia is close to agreeing a 38-million-euro loan to Cuba to help it buy Russian-made arms, a deputy finance minister said on Friday, after President Vladimir Putin met Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel in Moscow. | Video

Russia opens terrorism investigation after teenager blows himself up

Oct 31 2018

MOSCOW Russia opened an investigation into suspected terrorism after a 17-year-old youth blew himself up on Wednesday in the lobby of an office belonging to Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) in the north of the country.

U.S. exit from nuclear arms pact increases risks of war: Gorbachev

Oct 26 2018

MOSCOW Mikhail Gorbachev, the last Soviet leader, denounced on Friday a U.S. decision to leave an arms control treaty that helped end the Cold War, saying it heralded a new arms race which increased the risk of nuclear conflict.

Russia will target European countries if they host U.S. nuclear missiles: Putin

Oct 24 2018

MOSCOW President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that Russia would be forced to target any European countries that agreed to host U.S. nuclear missiles following Washington's withdrawal from a landmark Cold war-era arms control treaty.

Trump adviser tells Putin: We'll quit arms control treaty you're breaking

Oct 23 2018

MOSCOW Washington will press ahead with a plan to quit a landmark nuclear arms control pact despite objections from Russia and some European countries, senior U.S. official John Bolton said on Tuesday, after meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin. | Video

Kremlin says U.S. plan to quit flawed nuclear pact is dangerous

Oct 23 2018

MOSCOW, Oct 23 The Kremlin said on Tuesday that a landmark nuclear arms treaty Washington says it wants to quit had its weak points, but that the U.S. approach of talking about leaving it without proposing a replacement was dangerous.

Russia pledges 'balance' if U.S. quits nuclear pact; Trump eyes more weapons

Oct 22 2018

MOSCOW/WASHINGTON Russia said on Monday it would be forced to respond in kind to restore the military balance with the United States if President Donald Trump carried through on a threat to quit a nuclear arms treaty and began developing new missiles. | Video

Kremlin - We'll respond in kind if U.S. develops intermediate missiles

Oct 22 2018

MOSCOW The Kremlin said on Monday that Russia would be forced to respond in kind if the United States began developing new missiles after quitting a landmark Cold War-era treaty.

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