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The three US Senators have been touring the Baltic states together
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US election hacking: Senators call for sanctions on Russia

Three prominent US senators have warned that Russia and its president may face sanctions over the country’s alleged interference in last month’s presidential election. They said the move had cross-party support in the senate. President-elect Donald Trump has rejected claims of Russian interference. Outgoing President Barack Obama is expected to […]

A search-and-recovery operation was underway near Sochi, Russia, on Monday after the crash of a plane a day earlier in the Black Sea. A large part of the fuselage was found. Credit Yevgeny Reutov/European Pressphoto Agency
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Russia Mounts Search After Plane Crash and Says Terrorism Is Unlikely

SOCHI, Russia — Russia mounted an expansive search-and-recovery operation in the Black Sea on Monday for the passengers and the fuselage of a military passenger plane that crashed a day earlier, killing all 92 people on board, including dozens of members of a storied army choir. In Moscow, famous performers […]

This photo taken on Jan. 15, 2015 shows a Tu-154 plane at Chkalovsky military airport near Moscow, Russia. (Dmitry Petrochenko / AP)
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Russian plane carrying famed chorus crashes into Black Sea; all are believed dead

A military plane carrying members of a renowned Cold War-era musical ensemble that was going to perform for Russian servicemen at a Syrian air base crashed into the Black Sea early Sunday, apparently killing everyone aboard, officials said. The flight also carried nine journalists and a prominent Russian philanthropist. Authorities initially […]

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After suspending operations in Nigeria, a controversial Russian Ponzi scheme has set up in Ghana

Marvodi Mondial Movement (MMM), a 27-year old Russian Ponzi scheme that’s caused distress in a few African countries is adding a new country to its list. A week after suspending operations in Nigeria, the scheme which describes itself as a “mutual aid fund” has started operations in Ghana, Nigeria’s West […]

Catastrophic effects of nuclear weapons
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Trump says he wants to ‘greatly strengthen and expand’ U.S. nuclear capability

President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday called for the United States to expand its nuclear arsenal, after Russian President Vladi­mir Putin said his country’s nuclear potential needs fortifying, raising the specter of a new arms race that would reverse decades of efforts to reduce the number and size of the two […]

A man, reported by The Associated Press to be the gunman, after the shooting of the Russian ambassador, on the floor, on Monday at a gallery in Ankara, the capital of Turkey. Credit Hasim Kilic/Hurriyet, via Reuters
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Russian Ambassador to Turkey Is Assassinated in Ankara

ISTANBUL — Russia’s ambassador to Turkey was assassinated at an Ankara art exhibit on Monday evening by a lone Turkish gunman shouting “God is great!” and “don’t forget Aleppo, don’t forget Syria!” in what the leaders of Turkey and Russia called a provocative terrorist attack. The gunman, described by Turkish […]