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13 min ago | West Australian

Hague court to order Russia to pay $50 billion in Yukos case - paper

Shareholders in defunct oil giant Yukos won a court battle against Russia in one of the largest-ever commercial legal cases, in which Moscow must pay $50 billion for expropriating the assets, Kommersant daily said, citing unnamed sources.

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1 hr ago | The St. Petersburg Times

Referencing Gogol, Russia Slams EU for 'Playing Into Hands of Terrorists'

Federal Security Service director Alexander Bortnikov, left, and Mikhail Fradkov, the head of the foreign intelligence service, were among those added to the EU's sanctions list released Friday.

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5 hrs ago | CBS News

Hillary Clinton: Despite Russia "reset," I was "skeptical" of Putin

In this file photo, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the arrival ceremony for the Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Vladivostok, Russia, September 8, 2012.

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9 hrs ago | Canada.com

A Russian police helicopter guards the Russia's booster rocket Soyuz-FG with the space capsule Soyuz TMA-11M that will carry new crew to the International Space Station as the rocket is transported from hangar to the launch pad at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013.

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13 hrs ago | CBC News

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17: Dutch police head to crash scene

Wreckage from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 lies near the village of Hrabove in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine.

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18 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun

Pushing locals aside, Russians take top rebel posts in east Ukraine

As Ukrainian troops gained ground in eastern Ukraine in early July, separatist leader, Aleksander Borodai, a Russian national, left for Moscow for political consultations.

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19 hrs ago | Free Republic

'[Person] Eating' Piranha Relative Found in Russian Pond

The Baltic Sea is not known for its flesh-stripping tropical fish, but this season, a close relative of the piranha reputed to have a fondness for nibbling on men's testicles has appeared in the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad on the Baltic.

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23 hrs ago | The Age

Vladimir Putin's circle of fear

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the Stalingrad Battle, in the Russian city of Volgograd, formerly Stalingrad, on February 2 last year.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

Russia Taday

'Refusing to kill their own': Over 40 Ukrainian soldiers flee to Russia

More than 40 Ukrainian soldiers have abandoned their military posts and crossed into Russian territory, stating that they refuse to fight against their own people, a Russian Federal Security Service spokesperson said.

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Examiner.com

Weapons Trade and Lawa . How the Russia's new Submarine system alters the game

The New Nuclear Russian Combat Submarine could find its way to the Pacific or worse the the Persian Gulf....something be done The New Nuclear Russian Combat Submarine could find its way to the Pacific or worse the the Persian Gulf....something be done Can the International Legal system must alter the sale of WMD's and destructive technologies? The ... (more)

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Chicago Tribune

Russia slams US, EU sanctions

Russia reacted angrily on Saturday to additional sanctions imposed by the European Union over Moscow's role in the Ukraine crisis, saying they would hamper cooperation on security issues and undermine the fight against terrorism and organized crime.

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Examiner.com

Time for cub Obama to stop playing and help Ukraine rein in the Russian bear

President Barack Obama has never felt more liberated as his presidency winds down and likens himself to a bear who has finally been let out of his cage.

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Russia Taday

EU adds Russia's intelligence director, Chechnya leader to its sanctions list

This combo of photos shows Aleksandr Bortnikov, Nikolay Patrushev, Mikhail Fradkov and Ramzan Kadirov.

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In-depth Africa

Giant crater in Russia's far north sparks mystery

A vast crater discovered in a remote region of Siberia known to locals as "the end of the world" is causing a sensation in Russia, with a group of scientists being sent to investigate.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

Factbox: EU targets Russian officials in sanctions list

The European Union on Saturday added 15 Russians and Ukrainians and 18 organizations to its sanctions list over the crisis in Ukraine.

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The Daily Caller

Saving Two American Astronauts From Russian Blackmail

Recently, relations between Russia and the United States have worsened dramatically due to the annexation of Crimea , the quasi-conflict between Russia and Ukraine, and the probable destruction of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 by Russian-funded separatists.

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West Australian

McDonald's under fire in Russia over 'quality' concerns

Russia's consumer watchdog announced Friday that it was suing American food chain McDonald's for quality violations and improper labelling of its food items.

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Reuters

Russian drunk driver kills American cyclist on peace ride -Itar-Tass

A 61-year old American man who was cycling in Russia carrying "messages of peace" was killed by a Russian drunk driver in a hit and run accident, news agency Itar-Tass reported local police as saying on Friday.

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Voice of America

Column: Russians Grapple with Conflicting MH17 Accounts

A pro-Russian fighter guards the crash site of a Malaysia Airlines jet near the village of Hrabove, eastern Ukraine, July 19, 2014.

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Ledger-Enquirer.com

Russian execs fear lasting damage from plane crash

In this file photo taken on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and CEO of state-controlled Russian oil company Rosneft Igor Sechin speak during a signing ceremony of cooperation agreements with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia.

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