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16 Feb 2017
U.S. Secretary of Defence James Mattis says Russia will have to find common ground before military coordination can be reached between the two countries.
14 Feb 2017
Michael Flynn has resigned as US President Donald Trump's national security adviser over his contacts with Russia.
11 Feb 2017
Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, the top Democrat in the US House of Representatives, has asked the FBI to investigate President Donald Trump's alleged links with Russia.
11 Feb 2017
A law allowing five-day, visa-free entry for citizens of 80 countries is coming into force in Belarus on Saturday. It's a turn to the West that's triggered a slide in relations with Russia. Moscow has responded by restoring a formal border zone.
4 Feb 2017
A law change in Russia will downgrade the punishment for domestic violence from prison to a fine, infuriating rights groups and victims and prompt unusually heated debate in a country where many see violence at home as the norm.
3 Feb 2017
US Ambassador Nikki Haley condemns Russia's "aggressive actions" in Ukraine and pledges strong US support to Kiev even as the new US administration seeks to improve ties with Russia.
1 Feb 2017
Defender Branislav Ivanovic elects to leave Chelsea for Russia before his contract expires
25 Jan 2017
Russia, Turkey and Iran, which back warring parties in Syria, end two days of talks in Astana, Kazakhstan with a promise to enforce the country's fragile ceasefire.
22 Jan 2017
U.S. President Donald Trump sought to mend fences with the CIA on Saturday, telling officers he had their back after he criticized spy agencies for their investigation into Russian hacking.
18 Jan 2017
Former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden has been given leave to remain in Russia for 'another couple of years,' as he remains in asylum.
17 Jan 2017
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden says that "the international community" must stand up against Russian aggression and urges the incoming Trump administration to be a strong supporter and partner of Ukraine.
15 Jan 2017
From his stance on Russia to the planned wall along the Mexican border, Donald Trump's foreign policy is already looking different than that of outgoing President Barack Obama.

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