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Russian warship tracked down US nuclear sub – paper

A Russian warship in the Mediterranean Sea reportedly tracked down a US nuclear-powered submarine this spring. The incident took place in April, the month the US, UK, and France launched airstrikes against Syria. The frigate Admiral Essen of the Russian Black Sea Fleet managed to track down one of the Ohio-class submarines currently in service with the US Navy, Izvestia ...

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Russian ban on Telegram messenger remains after Supreme Court rejects company’s appeal

The Appeals Collegium of the Russian Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by the company behind Telegram, upholding an order to block the messenger over its refusal to hand encryption keys over to security services. On Thursday, the Appeals Collegium looked into the complaint filed by a team of lawyers representing the UK-registered company Telegram LLP – a major business ...

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Snr Russian senator likens US sanctions plan to police torture for confession

A senior Russian senator in charge of international relations has likened US plans to impose more restrictions on Moscow to actions of a police force that uses torture and threats to extract a false confession from suspects. The US State Department on Wednesday announced the two-stage plan to impose restrictions on Russia over its alleged role in the poisoning of ...

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Estonia struggles to find missile accidentally fired by NATO jet policing Russian border

Following a full day of extensive searches, Estonian authorities are 95% certain that they’ve located the likely landing site of the air-to-air missile fired “accidentally” by a Spanish fighter jet during a NATO policing mission. The missile, which was launched north of the city of Tartu, most likely fell at the Lake Endla Nature Reserve in the Jõgeva district in ...

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How did they get it so quickly? Twitter mocks US journalist’s bafflement at t-shirt on Russian TV

A self-styled Russia expert who conspiratorially questioned how a Russian TV host got hold of a controversial t-shirt boasting the phrase “I’d rather be a Russian than a Democrat” found her answer online: probably on Amazon. Julia Davis describes herself as a Russian media analyst on Twitter. Essentially, she watches Russian media and tweets about it, adding a lucrative twist ...

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Russian lawmakers back bill to simplify early release of seriously ill prisoners

The Russian Upper House Committee for Constitutional Law has approved a bill that aims to simplify the procedure for the early release of prisoners suffering from serious illnesses. Once the new bill is passed into law, the Russian government will specify the formal procedure under which convicts should apply for the cancellation of their punishment because of poor health. It ...

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Head of Russian Liberal Democrats urges nationalization of divorcing spouses’ property

The head of the populist-nationalist Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR) has proposed solving divorcing couple’s disputes over property by nationalizing assets which spouses cannot distribute amicably between themselves. “We have conceived a legislative initiative and currently it is being studied by our lawyers. In order to exclude any possibility of profiteering from marital property division we should introduce the ...

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NATO fighter jet ‘accidentally’ fires live missile near Russian border

Spanish fighter jets taking part in a NATO Air policing mission over Estonia have been temporarily suspended from completing their duties, after one of the pilots erroneously fired an armed missile during a training flight. A group of two Spanish Eurofighter Typhoon 2000 jets and two French Mirage 2000 jets were taking part in a training exercise over southwestern Estonia ...

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Russian diplomats urge Georgia to sign non-aggression treaty with Abkhazia and South Ossetia

The Russian Foreign Ministry has issued a statement calling for Georgia, Abkhazia and South Ossetia to sign a treaty on mutual non-use of force that could become the first step in arranging fully-fledged dialogue. “Over the past years Russia’s efforts in the Southern Caucasus have been aimed at the restoration of the dialogue and the full-fledged talks between Georgia on ...

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Hundreds of gypsies flee Russian region fearing retaliation after one raped & murdered 9yo girl

Around 200 gypsies have fled a village in Russia’s Belgorod Region fearing retaliation from the locals after the rape and murder of a schoolgirl by one of the group’s members. The body of the 9-year-old, showing signs of violent death, was discovered in Urazovo village on July 31. Shortly after that a man from the local gypsy community was detained ...

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