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  1. News - World - RUSSIA

    Russian court declines to jail opposition leader Navalny

    Posted Oct 16th 2013, 03:55pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Kirov Alexei Navalny's conviction prevents him from seeking elected office Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s conviction for theft was upheld by an appeals court on Wednesday but his five-year jail sentence was suspended, allowing the prominent critic of President Vladimir Putin to walk free. The conviction, however, will prevent Navalny, who emerged from ...

  2. News - World - RUSSIA

    Russian investigators claim drugs find on Greenpeace ship

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Moscow Moscow 'finds' drugs in Greenpeace ship Russian investigators said yesterday they found drugs aboard a Greenpeace ship that was used in a protest against offshore Arctic drilling and would press new charges against some of the 30 people being held for alleged piracy. In addition to drugs, the investigative committee said searches of the Arctic ...

  3. News - World - RUSSIA

    Greenpeace activists charged with piracy after Russian oil rig protest

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 03:31pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Moscow Greenpeace crew face possible 15 year jail terms after confrontation with Russian oil platform Arctic activists charged with piracy Russian authorities charged Greenpeace activists from several nations with piracy yesterday over a protest against Arctic oil drilling at a platform owned by the state-controlled energy company Gazprom, the environmental group said. ...

  4. News - World - RUSSIA

    Russians seize Greenpeace ship after Arctic oil rig protest

    Posted Sep 21st 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Moscow Greenpeace ship seized after Arctic oil rig protest Russian officials have detained a Greenpeace ship and threatened to bring criminal charges after activists scaled Russia's first Arctic offshore oil platform. Greenpeace said armed coastguards had forcibly boarded and seized the Arctic Sunrise on Thursday, a day after two activists were plucked from the side ...

  5. News - China - RUSSIA

    China backs Russia over Syria at G20 summit

    Posted Sep 05th 2013, 04:41pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in St Petersburg China warned on Thursday that military intervention in Syria would hurt the world economy and push up oil prices, reinforcing Vladimir Putin’s attempts to talk US President Barack Obama out of air strikes. The rift over Syria could overshadow a summit of the Group of 20 (G20) developed and developing economies in St Petersburg at which global leaders want ...

  6. News - World - RUSSIA

    Edward Snowden slips out of Moscow airport into hiding

    Posted Aug 01st 2013, 08:22pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Moscow Fugitive former US spy agency contractor granted temporary asylum by Russian authorities Former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden said on Thursday Russia’s decision to grant him temporary asylum was a victory for the rule of law, thanking Moscow while accusing the Obama administration of flouting international law. “Over the past eight weeks we have seen ...

  7. News - World - RUSSIA

    Russia’s Putin ‘determined’ Snowden case will not hurt US ties

    Posted Jul 26th 2013, 09:08pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Moscow Russian President Vladimir Putin is determined not to allow a spat over Edward Snowden to hurt ties with the United States, his spokesman said on Friday. However, the spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said Putin was not involved in talks over the fate of the 30-year-old former US spy agency contractor, who is wanted by the United States on espionage charges and has been ...

  8. News - China - RUSSIA

    Russia’s top diplomat to discuss Ukraine with President Xi Jinping in China visit

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 08:36pm by AGENCIES

    ... worn by Russian troops during Russia's illegal and illegitimate seizure of Crimea, is a grave development." Agence France-Presse, Reuters ...

  9. News - World - RUSSIA

    Putin holds back on retaliatory sanctions against US over Crimea

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 06:04pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Moscow US Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov describes US sanctions as "unlawful" and would only serve to create artificial barriers with the West President Vladimir Putin said on Friday Russia should for the time being refrain from imposing sanctions on Americans in retaliation for punitive measures announced by the United States, Russian news ...

  10. News - World - RUSSIA

    Russian court places Putin foe Alexei Navalny under house arrest

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 06:43pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Moscow Court says Navalny, an outspoken critic of President Vladimir Putin and a leader of anti-Kremlin protests in 2011-2012, has violated rules barring him from leaving Moscow A Russian court placed opposition leader Alexei Navalny under house arrest for at least two months on Friday and barred him from using the internet or speaking to the media. The court said Navalny, ...




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