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(UPDATED) The life-size robot, named Fedor, was to spend 10 days learning to assist astronauts in the space station
Turkey and Russia back opposing sides in the Syrian conflict but have worked closely, along with Iran, to find a political solution for Syria
Canada's foreign minister says: '... Russia grossly violated international law by invading and annexing Crimea and added to that with the continuing war in the Donbass'
Named Fedor, for Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research with identification number Skybot F850, the robot is the first ever sent up by Russia
The launch is a sign of Washington beefing up its nuclear war-fighting capabilities in the wake of the collapse of the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty
Russian opposition politician Ilya Yashin is one of several opposition figures arrested for taking part in unsanctioned protests
The accident took place at an Arctic military facility on the coast of the White Sea on Thursday, August 8, but Russian authorities only admit its nuclear nature on Saturday, August 10
Russia accuses foreign governments and media, including video website YouTube, of backing the demonstrations, which are held to demand free local elections
Authorities say at least 1,400 people were arrested during hte demonstration against Russian President Vladimir Putin
Tens of thousands take to the streets in Russia, again calling for fair elections after several opposition figures were excluded from Moscow polls set for September
The Pila group promises 'very dangerous and cruel little gifts' to a number of Russia's gay activists
President Vladimir Putin says that if Russia receives information about US development of new missiles, it 'will be forced to begin the full-scale development of similar missiles'
At least 89 are detained by police about an hour into the rally
(UPDATED) Moscow says the deal has been terminated 'at the initiative of the US,' while Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says Russia is 'solely responsible for the treaty's demise'
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been in jail since last week for calling an unauthorized rally
Alexei Navalny is serving a 30-day jail sentence for calling a mass protest after authorities blocked prominent opposition candidates from taking part in Moscow city elections
Amnesty International also condemns what it calls the use of excessive force by the police
Russian coast guards frequently detain North Korean fishermen in the Far East, many of whom use rudimentary wooden boats
Protest monitor says at least 561 people are arrested at the rally – more than one in 7 of those officially taking part
This week, authorities jailed Russia President Vladimir Putin's top opponent for 30 days and launched a probe targeting his allies
The Russian foreign ministry calls it an 'act of censorship' and warns British media operating in Moscow 'to face the consequences'
'We are looking into what happened to take appropriate measures,' says a Russian foreign ministry spokesperson
'The Democrats lost so big today,' says US President Donald Trump
(UPDATED) 'The finding indicates that the president was not exculpated from the acts that he allegedly committed,' Robert Mueller tells the House Judiciary Committee
According to the North Korean foreign ministry, the ship was detained for 'violating rules of entry and stay'
Anti-corruption campaigner Alexei Navlany says he was detained as he was leaving his Moscow home to go jogging and buy flowers for his wife on her birthday
(3rd UPDATE) The Russian A-50 early warning and control aircraft breaches South Korean airspace twice off its east coast, forcing the air force to scramble fighters
Robert Mueller will take questions from lawmakers for the first time on the Russia investigation when he appears before two separate Democratic-led House committees on Wednesday, July 24
Maxim Dadashev suffers a double whammy as his unbeaten streak comes to a halt
The halal economy, worth more than $2.1 trillion globally, is far from limited to meat. In Russia, the market is growing.
The Russian leader holds talks in Saint Petersburg with Viktor Medvedchuk, a pro-Moscow Ukrainian politician and businessman who has claimed Putin is his daughter's godfather
US Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer sounds the alarm over FaceApp's Russian developer, calling for the FBI and the consumer protection agency FTC to 'look into the national security & privacy risks' connected to the application
Russians find plenty to criticize about Netflix's latest period drama, 'The Last Czars'
The European Union says Russia should take 'substantial and transparent actions' to ensure compliance with the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty
The Spektr-RG is a space observatory intended to replace the Spektr-R, known as the 'Russian Hubble'
NATO, which counts Turkey as one of its members, is 'concerned about the potential consequences' of the purchase
The emergencies ministry says that at least 5 people were injured, while the health ministry says it was at least 6
'We are inviting the US to avoid taking the wrong steps which would exclude diplomacy and dialogue and harm relations,' Turkey's foreign ministry says in a statement
'We didn't see any sign of Russia being willing to come back into compliance with the INF treaty,' says NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg
(UPDATED) Rome's historic center is on security lockdown for the visit with 50 streets blocked to traffic and Italian media reporting that mobile phone signals could be scrambled
Vladimir Putin's spokesman explains the secrecy surrounding the tragedy by saying the information 'belongs to the category of state secrets'
The tragedy in the far north has echoes of the sinking of the Kursk submarine in 2000 that claimed the lives of 118 personnel and shook the first year of Vladimir Putin's presidency
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Russia will do everything to help preserve the Iran nuclear accord
Bookmark for updates as Gilas Pilipinas Youth vies for its first triumph versus Russia in Greece on Tuesday, July 2 (Wednesday, July 3, Philippine time)
Investigations show a top Russian military intelligence officer coordinated a 2018 chemical attack in Salisbury, which saw former Russian spy Sergei Skripa and his daughter slumped over a park bench after being poisoned
Russian President Vladimir Putin slams ideas of freedom of sexuality as he defends Russia's ban on 'gay propaganda'
Turkey remains committed to the purchase, with Erdogan saying earlier this month: 'We have completed the business'
(UPDATED) The comments come as British Prime Minister Theresa May meets Russian President Vladimir Putin for the first time since the row over the poisoning of a former Russian spy on British soil
(UPDATED) Vladimir Putin says nothing, but grins in response to the US President's comment
The An-24 aircraft attempts an emergency landing at Nizhneangarsk airport but goes 100 meters off the tarmac, crashing 'into a waste treatment facility building'