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Lavrov tells Pompeo to free woman accused of espionage

Lavrov tells Pompeo to free woman accused of espionage

Sergei Lavrov made the comments about Maria Butina in a phone call to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

France, Russia send humanitarian aid to Syria for Ghouta victims

France, Russia send humanitarian aid to Syria for Ghouta victims

France and Russia on Saturday despatched a plane carrying humanitarian aid to the ravaged former Syrian rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta, which was retaken by government forces in April after a five-year siege.

Putin: World Cup stadiums should remain soccer venues

Putin: World Cup stadiums should remain soccer venues

Russia hosted the World Cup in 11 cities in June and July without any major security or discriminatory incidents.

Despite criticism, Trump looks to next Putin meeting

Despite criticism, Trump looks to next Putin meeting

The Republican president accused the media of distorting comments in which he gave credence to Putin's denials of election interference.

Syria rebels agree to surrender zone bordering Golan

Syria rebels agree to surrender zone bordering Golan

Syrian rebels have agreed with government backer Russia to the negotiated surrender of a sensitive southwestern zone bordering the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights, a monitor said Thursday.

85,000 fans flock to Khalifa Stadium for World Cup games

85,000 fans flock to Khalifa Stadium for World Cup games

The fan zone provided a sneak peak of what the 2022 FIFA World Cup fan zone would be like.

Trump says Russia is no longer targeting US

Trump says Russia is no longer targeting US

Asked by reporters on Wednesday if Russia was still targeting the United States, Donald Trump shook his head and said, "No."

Cyprus sets new record in tourist arrivals

Cyprus sets new record in tourist arrivals

Tourist arrivals in January-June rose 12.4% to 1.64 million from 1.46 million in the same period last year.

Russia condemned by rights court over Politkovskaya, Pussy Riot

Russia condemned by rights court over Politkovskaya, Pussy Riot

The European Court of Human Rights condemned Russia in two separate judgements Tuesday over its investigation into murdered journalist Anna Politkovskaya and its treatment of the protest group Pussy Riot.

Croatians give heroes' welcome to World Cup squad

Croatians give heroes' welcome to World Cup squad

A crowd estimated at more than 100,000 thronged the capital's main square to see the players.

Heavy rain damages Russian World Cup stadium

Heavy rain damages Russian World Cup stadium

Footage from the southern city of Volgograd showed a fresh landslide on an embankment near the stadium.

Targeted by 25mn cyber-attacks' during World Cup: Putin

Targeted by 25mn cyber-attacks' during World Cup: Putin

Russia was the target of almost 25 million cyber-attacks during the World Cup, President Vladimir Putin said, though he did not indicate who may have been behind the attacks.