Russia probes terror after teen suicide attack on FSB

Russia probes terror after teen suicide attack on FSB

MOSCOW — Russia launched a terrorism investigation on Wednesday after a 17-year-old student blew himself up at regional headquarters of the FSB security agency, wounding three employees.

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Russia to send newer, S-300 missile defense systems to Syria

Russia to send newer, S-300 missile defense systems to Syria

MOSCOW — Russia announced Monday that it will supply the Syrian government with more modern S-300 missile defense systems, following last week’s downing of a Russian plane by Syria, a friendly fire incident that sent regional tensions over the war-torn country soaring.

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Spy poison case: Suspects say they were in UK as tourists

Spy poison case: Suspects say they were in UK as tourists

MOSCOW — The two Russian men charged in Britain with poisoning a former Russian spy with a deadly nerve agent appeared on Kremlin-funded television on Thursday, denying their involvement in the attack and saying their appearance in the English city of Salisbury was merely an “incredible, fatal coincidence.”

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Putin’s ex-bodyguard Zolotov challenges Navalny to duel

Putin's ex-bodyguard Zolotov challenges Navalny to duel

MOSCOW — In an extraordinary public outburst, President Vladimir Putin’s former bodyguard and chief of the National Guard on Tuesday challenged opposition leader Alexei Navalny to a duel.

Viktor Zolotov recorded an emotional seven-minute speech, posted on the National Guard’s YouTube channel on Tuesday, attacking Navalny for his investigation into large-scale corruption at the National Guard. Zolotov admitted “shortcomings in terms of corruption” in his governmental agency but rejected Navalny’s claim that he personally profited from the shady deals.

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Russian rights group says over 1,000 detained at protests

Russian rights group says over 1,000 detained at protests

MOSCOW — More than 1,000 people were detained at anti-government protests across the country in what the Kremlin on Monday called a legitimate response to unauthorized rallies.

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Russian ‘military intelligence’ behind Novichok attack, says UK’s May

Russian 'military intelligence' behind Novichok attack, says UK’s May

LONDON — The two people wanted for the Novichok poisoning were members of Russia’s “military intelligence service” acting on orders from the Russian state, British Prime Minister Theresa May said Wednesday.

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