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Russian court rejects Kremlin critic Navalny's appeal against jail term

Russian court rejects Kremlin critic Navalny's appeal against jail term

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny lost his appeal on Saturday against what he said was a politically motivated decision to jail him for nearly three years, but said his faith in God and belief in the rightness of his cause was sustaining him.

Russia detains dozens of Navalny supporters at anti-Putin protests

Russia detains dozens of Navalny supporters at anti-Putin protests

Russian police detained dozens of protesters on Saturday as supporters of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny took to the streets following his call to protest against President Vladimir Putin's rule.

Navalny, anticipating arrest, planned protests to force Kremlin to release him, ally says

Navalny, anticipating arrest, planned protests to force Kremlin to release him, ally says

Before he returned to Russia, opposition politician Alexei Navalny and his supporters had anticipated he would be arrested and planned to force the Kremlin to release him by staging repeated protests, a close ally has said.

Trump says he never confronted Putin about Russia bounty reports -Axios

Trump says he never confronted Putin about Russia bounty reports -Axios

President Donald Trump said he never questioned Russian leader Vladimir Putin about US intelligence reports that Moscow paid the Taliban to kill American troops in Afghanistan, casting doubt on the reports in an interview.

Putin says Russians voted 'with their hearts' to let him extend rule

Putin says Russians voted 'with their hearts' to let him extend rule

President Vladimir Putin said on Friday Russian society had shown unity by voting to back reforms allowing him to stay in power until 2036 and that Russians had felt the need for the changes in their hearts.

Russia confirms coronavirus case in Putin's administration, tightens curbs

Russia confirms coronavirus case in Putin's administration, tightens curbs

The Kremlin confirmed a coronavirus case in President Vladimir Putin's administration on Friday and the government said measures imposed in Moscow to fight the virus should be extended across Russia.

Turkey and Russia unite to urge Libya ceasefire

Turkey and Russia unite to urge Libya ceasefire

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin called on Wednesday for a ceasefire in Libya after talks in Istanbul, where they also inaugurated a "historic" gas pipeline.

Putin, Macron stress Soleimani's death could escalate regional situation

Putin, Macron stress Soleimani's death could escalate regional situation

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron expressed during a telephone conversation their concern over a possible regional escalation

Putin urges unity in 20th anniversary New Year speech

Putin urges unity in 20th anniversary New Year speech

President Vladimir Putin called on Russians to unite for the sake of the country's future in a New Year's address Tuesday marking two decades since his ascent to power.

Russia says first hypersonic missiles enter service

Russia says first hypersonic missiles enter service

Russia's defence minister told President Vladimir Putin on Friday the first Avangard hypersonic missiles had been put into service, in a move hailed as a major coup for Moscow.

Ukrainian president says asked Putin to curb separatists

Ukrainian president says asked Putin to curb separatists

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday said he had asked his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to put pressure on separatist fighters in the east

Putin accuses West of 'destabilising' the Balkans

Putin accuses West of 'destabilising' the Balkans

Ahead of a visit Thursday to Belgrade, Russian President Vladimir Putin has blamed Western countries for "destabilising" the Balkans, returning an accusation often lobbed in his direction.