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Russia detains 161 North Korean fishermen in Sea of Japan

Russia detains 161 North Korean fishermen in Sea of Japan

Russia has detained 161 North Korean fishermen for fishing illegally in the Sea of Japan, the FSB security service said in a statement on Wednesday.

Russian actor jailed for 3 1/2 years over opposition protest

Russian actor jailed for 3 1/2 years over opposition protest

A Moscow court on Monday sentenced a 23-year-old actor to three-and-a-half years in prison for violence against police at an opposition protest even though he claimed he was simply a bystander.

Qatar highlights innovation at UNWTO General Assembly in Russia

Qatar highlights innovation at UNWTO General Assembly in Russia

Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) concluded its participation in the 23rd UNWTO General Assembly session, where it highlighted innovation and its long-standing relationship ...

Russia's first sea-borne nuclear power plant arrives to its base

Russia's first sea-borne nuclear power plant arrives to its base

Russia's first-floating nuclear power plant has arrived to its permanent base near an isolated Russian town across the Bering Strait from Alaska, Russian state nuclear energy company Rosatom said on Saturday.

India's Stalin admits to problems visiting Russia

India's Stalin admits to problems visiting Russia

Sharing a name with one of Europe's most brutal dictators isn't a problem in his home country, but Indian politician MK Stalin admitted Friday it raised eyebrows on a visit to Russia.

US extracted spy from Putin's Kremlin: reports

US extracted spy from Putin's Kremlin: reports

US agents extracted a high-level mole in the Russian government who had confirmed Vladimir Putin's direct role in interfering in the 2016 presidential election

Russia's ruling party loses a third of seats in Moscow election after protests

Russia's ruling party loses a third of seats in Moscow election after protests

Russia's ruling United Russia party, which backs President Vladimir Putin, has lost one third of its seats in the Moscow parliament, near complete data cited by Russian news agencies ...

Netherlands regrets MH17 suspect's handover to Russia

Netherlands regrets MH17 suspect's handover to Russia

The Netherlands has expressed its disappointment that a suspect in the 2014 shooting-down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was released by Ukraine ahead of a prisoner swap with Russia.

Preparations for Russia-Ukraine prisoner exchange underway: state TV

Preparations for Russia-Ukraine prisoner exchange underway: state TV

A long-awaited exchange of prisoners between Moscow and Kiev has begun, Russian state television reported on Saturday, broadcasting footage of buses leaving a jail in the capital.

Moscow electoral chairwoman recovering after electric shocker attack

Moscow electoral chairwoman recovering after electric shocker attack

The chairwoman of Moscow's election authority said she was still in pain on Friday after being attacked overnight by a home intruder with an electric shocker.

Russia jails two more protesters ahead of Sunday's Moscow vote

Russia jails two more protesters ahead of Sunday's Moscow vote

A Russian court sentenced two men to up to three and a half years in jail on Wednesday for using violence against police officers at a political protest calling for a free election on Sunday.

Russia blogger sentenced to 5 years for 'extremist' tweet

Russia blogger sentenced to 5 years for 'extremist' tweet

A Russian court on Tuesday sentenced a blogger to five years in a penal colony for a tweet calling for attacks on the children of police, a ruling his lawyer said was unprecedented.