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Report: 1 Police Officer Killed, 7 Wounded in Chechnya Violence

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 10:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A Russian news report says a police officer was killed and seven others wounded during a clash Wednesday with an unknown armed group in Russia’s restive Chechnya region. The Interfax news agency quotes a police spokesman as saying police discovered the group in a forest several kilometers from a village and pursued them. One officer […]

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US, Russia Agree on Adoption Safeguards

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States and Russia are implementing stronger safeguards for child adoptions after a U.S. mother discarded her seven-year-old adopted Russian son, sending him back to Moscow alone on a plane. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton signed the new bilateral agreement Wednesday in Washington, DC. Lavrov also met […]

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Obama, Clinton Holding Talks with Russian FM

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is meeting with U.S. leaders in Washington, just one day after saying U.S. missile-defense plans for Europe remain an irritant in relations between the two nations. The missile-defense issue could dominate Lavrov’s talks with President Barack Obama Wednesday. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is joining the White House meeting and […]

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Russian FM: Missile Defense an Irritant in Ties with US

Posted July 12th, 2011 at 8:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says U.S. missile defense plans for Europe remain an irritant in relations with the United States. Lavrov said at the Russian embassy in Washington Tuesday that Moscow believes the U.S. plans threaten Russian security and could force Russia to respond militarily. Missile defense may dominate Lavrov’s talks with President Barack […]

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As Russia Mourns Tourist Boat Victims, Medvedev Orders Transport Safety Investigation

Posted July 12th, 2011 at 6:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has ordered a sweeping check of the nation’s transport services as the country observed a national day of mourning for more than 125 people believed killed in Sunday’s sinking of a Volga River tourist boat. Boats on the river blew a long blast of their horns at noon Tuesday to mourn […]

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Russia Says ‘Anti-Russian Hysteria” Sparks Georgian Spy Arrests

Posted July 12th, 2011 at 4:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Russia says “anti-Russian hysteria” is on the rise in Georgia, sparking last week’s arrests of three photographers Georgia accused of spying for Moscow. The Russian foreign ministry said Tuesday that Georgia is trying to convince the international community and its own population that it is “flooded with Russian spies.” Foreign ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich voiced […]

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Russia Says ‘Anti-Russian Hysteria” Sparks Georgian Spy Arrests

Posted July 12th, 2011 at 3:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Russia says “anti-Russian hysteria” is on the rise in Georgia, sparking last week’s arrests of three photographers Georgia accused of spying for Moscow. The Russian foreign ministry said Tuesday that Georgia is trying to convince the international community and its own population that it is “flooded with Russian spies.” Foreign ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich voiced […]

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As Russia Mourns Tourist Boat Victims, Medvedev Orders Transport Safety Investigation

Posted July 12th, 2011 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has ordered a sweeping check of the nation’s transport services as the country observed a national day of mourning for more than 125 people believed killed in Sunday’s sinking of a Volga River tourist boat. Boats on the river blew a long blast of their horns at noon Tuesday to mourn […]

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Day of Mourning Tuesday in Russia for Volga Boat Victims

Posted July 12th, 2011 at 4:45 am (UTC-5)
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Russia is observing a national day of mourning for the more than 125 people believed killed when a tourist boat sank on the Volga River Sunday. Rescuers have recovered 64 bodies so far and say there is no hope of finding anyone else alive. Many of the victims were children who were in a playroom […]

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Day of Mourning Tuesday in Russia for Volga Boat Victims

Posted July 11th, 2011 at 8:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has declared Tuesday a national day of mourning for the more than 125 people believed killed when a tourist boat sank on the Volga River Sunday. Rescuers have recovered 64 bodies so far and say there is no hope of finding anyone else alive. Many of the victims were children who […]

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