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Putin accuses Obama administration of trying to delegitimize Trump

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that the outgoing administration of US President Barack Obama has been trying to delegitimize president-elect Donald Trump.

Russia: US wanted to use Islamic State to overthrow Syria's Assad

The United States and its allies hoped to take advantage of groups they themselves designated as terrorists

Russia invites incoming US administration to Syria peace talks

The incoming US administration led by Donald Trump is invited to take part in Syria peace talks in Kazakhstan's capital, Astana, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday.

Poroshenko to Biden: Ukraine will never submit to Russia

Ukraine will never submit to Russian aggression and return to being a vassal of the Russian empire, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Monday to US Vice President Joe Biden, who was...

'Pulp fiction' - Kremlin denies it has compromising Trump information

The Kremlin said Wednesday that it does not have any compromising information on US president-elect Donald Trump.

New US sanctions on Moscow just the start, US defence secretary says

Retaliatory measures recently levelled by the United States against Russia over alleged hacking activity are not the end of the story, Defence Secretary Ashton Carter said Tuesday.

Russia plans 10 test launches of intercontinental missiles this year

Russia plans to conduct at least 10 test launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) this year, the Defence Ministry said Tuesday.

Russian parliament speaker calls new US sanctions Obama's "hysterics"

New US sanctions against individual Russians are a manifestation of the "hysterics" of departing President Barack Obama and his administration, the speaker of Russia's lower house of parliament,...

Belarus to allow visa-free entry for EU and US citizens for five days

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has signed a decree to allow citizens of 80 countries, including all EU member states, Japan and the US, to enter Belarus without a visa for up to five...

Kremlin denounces US allegations of Russian hacking as "witch hunt"

The Kremlin on Monday denounced as a "witch hunt" US allegations that the Russian government supported a hacking campaign to influence the US presidential election.

13 die from hypothermia in Ukraine and Belarus amid unusual cold

At least eight people have died from hypothermia in Ukraine and another five in neighbouring Belarus in recent days, local media reported Monday, as temperatures sank below minus 20 degrees...

Pro-West Moldovan politician offers to be bridge to Russia for Trump

In an open letter to US president-elect Donald Trump published Sunday, an influential pro-western politician from the former Soviet republic of Moldova has offered his nation as "a bridge, not a...

Russia pulls aircraft carrier out of Syria in "symbolic retreat"

Russia announced on Friday that it was pulling an accident-prone aircraft carrier and several support vessels out of Syria in a reduction of forces as a renewed attempt at a major ceasefire takes...

Rift over Russia: Trump at odds with intelligence officials, Obama

It reads like the plot of a Cold War spy novel: The Obama administration seems to have no doubt that Russia is behind cyberattacks and intrusions during the US presidential election. But president...

Austria gives 2 million euros for aid to eastern Ukraine

Austria is providing an additional 2 million euros (about 2.1 million dollars) "for humanitarian aid to the people in eastern Ukraine," Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz said Wednesday on Twitter....