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Russia and US to talk Aleppo rebel withdrawal as Syrian army advances

Syrian government forces and their allies have advanced into another rebel-held part of eastern Aleppo – according to an opposition official and the UK-based monitoring group, the Syrian Observatory f

Syrian government forces and their allies have advanced into another rebel-held part of eastern Aleppo – according to an opposition official and the UK-based monitoring group, the Syrian Observatory f

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Syrian army advances on Aleppo airport

The Syrian army and its allies have advanced deeper into rebel-controlled areas, taking over a major access road leading to Aleppo International Airport.

The Syrian army and its allies have advanced deeper into rebel-controlled areas, taking over a major access road leading to Aleppo International Airport.

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Judo: Tokyo Grand Slam wraps up 2016 season in style

Serbian judoka Aleksandar Kukolj celebrated his second consecutive Grand Slam victory after winning the men’s -90 kilo title on the third and final day in Tokyo – the last event of the 2016…

Serbian judoka Aleksandar Kukolj celebrated his second consecutive Grand Slam victory after winning the men’s -90 kilo title on the third and final day in Tokyo – the last event of the 2016…

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Russia says ISIL leader killed in North Caucasus

Russia says it has killed an ISIL leader in the North Caucasus mountains along with four other militants in a raid on a stronghold near the southern Russian city of Makhachkala, the capital of the Rep

Russia says it has killed an ISIL leader in the North Caucasus mountains along with four other militants in a raid on a stronghold near the southern Russian city of Makhachkala, the capital of the Rep

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Russian athletes remain suspended

The IAAF has voted to extend Russia’s ban from international athletics competitions for state-sponsored doping.

The IAAF has voted to extend Russia’s ban from international athletics competitions for state-sponsored doping.

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Russia confirms ISS-bound Progress spaceship lost after launch

Russia’s space agency has confirmed that an unmanned cargo ship launched on Thursday to take supplies to the International Space Station has been lost.

Russia’s space agency has confirmed that an unmanned cargo ship launched on Thursday to take supplies to the International Space Station has been lost.

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We are not seeking enemies - Putin

The Russian president has given his highly-anticipated annual address to the country's Federal Assembly in the Kremlin.

The Russian president has given his highly-anticipated annual address to the country's Federal Assembly in the Kremlin.

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UN warns Aleppo risks becoming a 'graveyard'

At least 26 people are killed in latest artillery bombardments on Aleppo's rebel zone including some who had fled from frontline area.

At least 26 people are killed in latest artillery bombardments on Aleppo's rebel zone including some who had fled from frontline area.

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French 'Space' star complains of Moscow 'ambush' after plagiarism row

The French founder of the 1970s electronic band Space is complaining of having suffered a “hooligan ambush” after being briefly detained by police in Moscow over a dispute with a Russian singer he had

The French founder of the 1970s electronic band Space is complaining of having suffered a “hooligan ambush” after being briefly detained by police in Moscow over a dispute with a Russian singer he had

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Russia: Flowers for Castro

People laid flowers at the Cuban Embassy in Moscow in tribute to the memory of former Cuban President Fidel Castro, who died aged 90 on 25 November.

People laid flowers at the Cuban Embassy in Moscow in tribute to the memory of former Cuban President Fidel Castro, who died aged 90 on 25 November.

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Russia and Ukraine in tit-for-tat detentions over Crimea

The past few days have seen a series of arrests by both sides over the disputed peninsula which was annexed by Russia in 2014.

The past few days have seen a series of arrests by both sides over the disputed peninsula which was annexed by Russia in 2014.

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Bulgarian ex-minister accused of illegal MiG jet repair plan

Bulgaria’s outgoing defence minister has been charged with failing to honour an agreement with Russia to repair its Soviet-era fighter jets.

Bulgaria’s outgoing defence minister has been charged with failing to honour an agreement with Russia to repair its Soviet-era fighter jets.

Europe

EU passes anti-propaganda resolution, angers Russia's Putin

Russia and Islamist terrorist groups are increasingly targeting the EU with propaganda – the warning in a resolution approved by MEPs, which aims to combat anti-Europe…

Russia and Islamist terrorist groups are increasingly targeting the EU with propaganda – the warning in a resolution approved by MEPs, which aims to combat anti-Europe…

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Amnesty International condemns Russia's 'draconian' foreign agents law

Amnesty International in Russia has strongly condemned what it calls a ‘draconian’ foreign agents law, ahead of the fourth anniversary of it coming into effect.

Amnesty International in Russia has strongly condemned what it calls a ‘draconian’ foreign agents law, ahead of the fourth anniversary of it coming into effect.

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Russia blocks LinkedIn

Russia's communications regulator has ordered public access to social networking site LinkedIn blocked over its violation of a data storage law.

Russia's communications regulator has ordered public access to social networking site LinkedIn blocked over its violation of a data storage law.