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West and Russia push new Crimea sanctions
US and EU widen penalties on Putin's allies over Ukraine crisis, with Moscow responding in kind to "hostile thrust".
Last updated: 21 Mar 2014 00:36 GMT
Ukraine puts forces on full combat alert
Kiev warns Russia that any military intervention will lead to war, as NATO says it will hold meeting later on Sunday.
Last updated: 02 Mar 2014 06:05 GMT
Security sweep in Russia turns deadly
Soldiers and armed men killed in Dagestan amid search for groups that have threatened Sochi Games, news agencies say.
Last updated: 16 Jan 2014 02:46 GMT
Russia approves sweeping amnesty to prisoners
Parliament passes bill that could free thousands of political prisoners and activists, including Pussy Riot members.
Last updated: 18 Dec 2013 17:03 GMT
Russia MP criticised for Obama banana picture
Duma member Irina Rodnina slammed as racist for posting picture on Twitter of US president and wife looking at banana.
Last updated: 15 Sep 2013 00:00 GMT
Egypt crisis strains US-Saudi ties
Some analysts believe Saudi Arabia's strong support for Egypt's military government has put Washington in a bind.
Last updated: 23 Aug 2013 10:34 GMT
Russia: No asylum request yet from Snowden
Foreign minister says Russia has not received formal request for political asylum from US whistleblower.
Last updated: 13 Jul 2013 17:51 GMT
Snowden to seek temporary asylum in Russia
US whistleblower says he wants Russian asylum until he can legally travel on to Latin America.
Last updated: 13 Jul 2013 05:39 GMT
Snowden meets activists at Moscow airport
US whistleblower meets human rights groups to discuss ways to gain asylum, according to the Guardian website.
Last updated: 12 Jul 2013 14:00 GMT
Russia legislators pass 'gay propaganda' ban
Controversial bills impose jail terms for promoting homosexual "propaganda" and for offending religious believers.
Last updated: 11 Jun 2013 17:07 GMT
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Displaced CAR Muslims in dire straits
UNHCR says hundreds of people trapped in Yaloke town risk death if they are not evacuated to safety urgently.
'Enough is enough': US anti-racism protests
'Justice for All' demonstrations swell across the US over the deaths of African Americans in police encounters.
Uruguayans cautiously welcome former inmates
Six former Guantanamo detainees are now free in Uruguay with some hailing the decision to grant them asylum.
Australia's indigenous incarceration crisis
Disproportionately high number of Aboriginal people in prison highlights inequality and marginalisation, critics say.
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