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Venezuela turns to Russia, Cuba, China in health crisis

Venezuela turns to Russia, Cuba, China in health crisis

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government is increasingly turning to allies Cuba, China and Russia to offset a health crisis caused by US sanctions, a minister said on Wednesday.

Opec in the dark on oil supply as Russia, Iran cut exports

Opec in the dark on oil supply as Russia, Iran cut exports

Opec is in the dark on the oil supply outlook for the second half of this year, with Iranian and Russian outages looking increasingly significant but Saudi Arabia reluctant to pump more due to fears of a price crash ...

Russia says it won't ground Sukhoi plane despite fatal crash-landing

Russia says it won't ground Sukhoi plane despite fatal crash-landing

Russia sees no reason to ground its domestically-produced Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft despite one of the planes bursting into flames during a crash-landing and killing 41 people, the country's transport minister said on Monday.

Russia's increasing influence in Cuba stirs ghost of Cold War

Russia's increasing influence in Cuba stirs ghost of Cold War

Russia is stirring the ghosts of Cuba's Cold War past as it looks to re-establish its influence in the Communist-run island nation, although this time analysts say Moscow has no intention of bankrolling Havana.

Russia, Syrian army step up attacks on rebel-held northwestern Syria: residents, medics

Russia, Syrian army step up attacks on rebel-held northwestern Syria: residents, medics

Russian and Syrian forces intensified air strikes and shelling in rebel-held northwestern Syria overnight, the heaviest assault since the area was declared a demilitarised zone under a Russian-Turkish deal ...

Russia accuses Venezuelan opposition of resorting to violence

Russia accuses Venezuelan opposition of resorting to violence

Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday accused the opposition in Venezuela of resorting to violence in what it said was a brazen attempt to draw the country's armed forces into clashes.

Moscow 'thinking' of simplifying nationality process for all Ukraine: Putin

Moscow 'thinking' of simplifying nationality process for all Ukraine: Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Saturday Moscow was ‘thinking’ of making it easier for all Ukrainians to obtain Russian citizenship after the Kremlin moved to grant passports in the country's separatist east, causing uproar in Kiev.

Trump says he welcomes China, Russia help over NKorea

Trump says he welcomes China, Russia help over NKorea

President Donald Trump on Friday welcomed Russian and Chinese help with North Korean nuclear negotiations, despite Kim Jong Un accusing the US of "bad faith" at a first summit with Vladimir Putin.

Admitted Russian agent Butina sentenced to 18 months, deportation

Admitted Russian agent Butina sentenced to 18 months, deportation

A federal judge on Friday sentenced Russian agent Maria Butina to 18 months in prison after Butina pleaded guilty in December to conspiring with a Russian official to infiltrate a gun rights group and influence US conservative activists and Republicans.

North Korea's Kim arrives in Russia ahead of Putin meeting

North Korea's Kim arrives in Russia ahead of Putin meeting

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un crossed into Russia early Wednesday en route to a meeting with President Vladimir Putin, the local government in the state of Primorsky confirmed.

Trump fumes over 'greatest scam in political history'

Trump fumes over 'greatest scam in political history'

With two days to go before release of the report on Russian meddling in the 2016 US election, President Donald Trump insisted again Tuesday that he is the real victim.

Russian officials say will free 'whale jail' animals

Russian officials say will free 'whale jail' animals

Russian officials said Monday they will work towards freeing all orcas and belugas from a notorious facility in the east of the country, after a visit by US-based marine mammal advocates.