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Several wounded in Russian knife attack, attacker shot dead

SURGUT: From seven to eight people were wounded in a knife attack in the Russian Siberian city of Surgut, local criminal investigators said on Saturday, adding that the attacker had been shot dead by police. The militant Islamic State group, monitored in Cairo, said one of its fighters had carried out the attack, though a…

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Russia orders out U.S. diplomats in sanctions retaliation

MOSCOW: Russia on Friday ordered the United States to cut hundreds of diplomatic staff in retaliation for a new round of U.S. sanctions, and said it was seizing two U.S. diplomatic properties. Moscow’s decision, which had echoes of the Cold War, was announced by the Foreign Ministry a day after the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approved…

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Russia used Facebook to try to spy on Macron campaign – sources

MOSCOW: Russian intelligence agents attempted to spy on President Emmanuel Macron’s election campaign earlier this year by creating phony Facebook personas, according to a U.S. congressman and two other people briefed on the effort. About two dozen Facebook accounts were created to conduct surveillance on Macron campaign officials and others close to the centrist former…

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Pressure builds on Trump at home over pledge for closer Moscow ties

WASHINGTON: During his presidential campaign, Republican Donald Trump praised Russian President Vladimir Putin as a “strong leader” with whom he would like to reset tense U.S.-Russian relations. But as Trump heads to his first face-to-face meeting as president with Putin on Friday at the G20 summit in Germany, he is under pressure at home to…

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Football: Portugal beat Mexico in Confed Cup third-place game

Moscow: Adrien Silva scored an extra-time penalty as Portugal recovered from a goal down to beat Mexico 2-1 in Sunday’s third-place play-off at the Confederations Cup in Moscow. Luis Neto bundled into his own net to hand Mexico a 54th-minute lead, but Pepe stabbed home a stoppage-time equaliser to force an extra 30 minutes at…

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Ukraine points finger at Russian security services in recent cyber attack

KIEV: Ukraine said on Saturday that Russian security services were involved in a recent cyber attack on the country, with the aim of destroying important data and spreading panic. The SBU, Ukraine’s state security service, said the attack, which started in Ukraine and spread around the world on Tuesday, was by the same hackers who…

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Trump slams Obama, demands ‘apology’ over Russia probe

US President Donald Trump on Monday demanded an apology over the Russia investigation rocking his presidency, as he kept up a days-long attack on Barack Obama for his handling of intelligence about election meddling by Moscow. In a storm of morning tweets, Trump charged that his predecessor “colluded and obstructed” by failing to act after…

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Violent storm kills 13 in Moscow area

Moscow: A violent storm swept through Moscow area Monday, leaving 13 people dead and dozens injured as freak winds toppled hundreds of trees, officials said. “The storm killed 11 people and 70 others have been seriously injured,” Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin said, according to Interfax. “The victims are receiving proper care”. Two more deaths were reported…

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Egypt and Russia discuss fight against ‘terror’

Cairo: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Monday held talks in Cairo with Russia’s foreign and defence ministers on ways to battle “terrorism”, his office said. A statement said the talks with Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu focused on “the struggle against terrorism” and bilateral cooperation. Lavrov earlier discussed the…

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Russia says U.S. missile strike on Syria was a threat to its forces

MOSCOW: Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu complained on Wednesday that a U.S. missile strike on a Syrian air base earlier this month had posed a threat to Russian troops and was forcing Moscow to take extra measures to protect them. Speaking at a security conference in Moscow, Shoigu restated Russia’s view that the strike —…

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Pakistan to attend Afghanistan peace conference in Moscow today

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will attend a peace conference on Afghanistan Russia will host in Moscow today. A number of countries including Pakistan, China, India, Iran and Central Asian States have been invited to the conference. Additional Foreign Secretary Tasneem Aslam will lead the Pakistani delegation in the conference. –SAMAA/APP

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G7 backs Tillerson ahead of Syria talks in Moscow

MILAN: G7 foreign ministers warned against military escalation in Syria Tuesday, throwing their support behind US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson as he readies for crunch talks in Moscow, a key Damascus ally. As diplomats from the seven major advanced economies gathered for talks in the Italian city of Lucca, they were joined by their…

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Tillerson faces tough talks in Moscow amid increased tensions

WASHINGTON: U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s visit to Moscow this week will be an early test of whether the Trump administration can use any momentum generated by a missile attack on a Syrian air base to craft and execute a strategy to end the Syrian war.

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Russia denounces ‘aggression’ as tensions with USA mount

MOSCOW: The United States fired cruise missiles on Friday at a Syrian airbase from which it said a deadly chemical weapons attack had been launched this week, the first direct U.S. assault on the government of Bashar al-Assad in six years of civil war. U.S. President Donald Trump ordered the step his predecessor Barack Obama…

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Russia says metro suicide bomb killed 14

Russian authorities Tuesday confirmed a suicide bomber was responsible for the metro blast that killed 14 people in Saint Petersburg, as the city began three days of mourning. Flags flew at half-mast in Russia’s second city and flowers and candles piled up at an impromptu memorial outside the metro station rocked by the attack, as…

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2 blasts in St Petersburg metro stations kill 10–authorities

ST. PETERSBURG: At least 10 people were killed in explosions in two train carriages at metro stations in St. Petersburg on Monday, Russian authorities said. Interfax news agency quoted an unnamed source as saying one of the blasts was caused by a bomb filled with shrapnel. President Vladimir Putin, who was in St. Petersburg for…

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Putin critic Navalny jailed after protests across Russia

MOSCOW: Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny was handed a 15-day jail sentence on Monday for his part in a big anti-government protest in Moscow which buoyed the liberal opposition’s morale a year before a presidential election. Sunday’s protest and others like it across Russia were estimated to be the largest since 2012 and foreshadow a presidential…

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FBI chief confirms probe of possible Russia links to Trump team

FBI Director James Comey confirmed for the first time Monday that the agency is investigating Russian interference in last year’s presidential election and notably Moscow’s possible collusion with President Donald Trump’s campaign. He also rejected Trump’s claim that predecessor Barack Obama wiretapped his Trump Tower in New York, saying both the Federal Bureau of Investigation…

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In Russia, Women’s Day piles on the pressure for men

MOSCOW: In offices across Russia, the countdown to International Women’s Day is a whirl of last-minute meetings and dashes for gifts as men race to prepare festivities for their female colleagues. “We’ve sent out loads of emails, we’ve analysed the market, we’ve pooled ideas, and we’ve just got one more meeting ahead of the launch…

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Turkey says US will be invited to fresh Syria talks

BEIRUT: Washington will be invited to fresh Syria peace talks being organised by Moscow and Ankara this month, Turkey’s foreign minister said, but Russia declined to confirm the invitation on Friday.

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Russia starts scaling down Syria military deployment: agencies

MOSCOW: Russia’s military on Friday said it has begun scaling down its deployment to Syria, with Moscow’s sole aircraft carrier set to be the first to quit the conflict zone. “In accordance with the decision of the supreme commander of the Russian armed forces Vladimir Putin, the Russian defence ministry is beginning the reduction of…

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