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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PH Navy to hold first official port visit to Russia—Lorenzana

THE Philippine Navy will hold its first ever official port visit to Russia, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said. However, no date has been set but a military source said Lorenzana would fly to Russia next week to discuss with his counterpart the trip to Vladivostok City located near the Korean Peninsula and Japan. Lorenzana said […]

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