Russia clarifies on U.S. embassy staff cuts over sanctions
01 August 2017 | 5:59 am
The Kremlin says the U.S. can include Russian employees among the 775 diplomatic staff it must cut from the embassy after Russia took retaliatory measures for new U.S. sanctions on the country.
Police said they can confirm that all three suspects were military intelligence operatives, in the attack on former double agent Sergei Skripal. The latest suspect is being charged with attempted murder, among others.
The fresh probe comes after Navalny's allies were already banned as "extremist" earlier this year ahead of Russia's elections.
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A Russian film crew has landed on Earth after filming scenes for the world's first feature movie shot in space.
US federal authorities have searched the home of Putin ally and billionaire Oleg Deripaska, in what the FBI described as court authorized "law enforcement activity."
Blast and fire kill 16 at Russian chemicals plant
The Russian-based hacking group behind the so-called SolarWinds cyberattacks has targeted more US-based computer systems. US tech giant Microsoft said it had documented a flurry of activity over the summer.
The Kremlin seemed to distance itself from a threat made by Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko amid a standoff with the European Union.
"Russia doesn't threaten anyone," the government spokesperson has said in a bid to calm concerns raised by Ukraine, the European Union and the US.
Western allies have voiced increasing alarm over recent Russian troop movements near the country's border with Ukraine. Kiev said there are nearly 100,000 Russian soldiers in the region.
The military alliance has urged Russia to be "transparent about its military capabilities" on its border with Ukraine. Meanwhile, Germany has called on Moscow to exercise "restraint."
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