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Today β€” September 18th 2018Your RSS feeds

Putin Calls Downing of Russian Plane in Syria β€˜Tragic,’ Absolves Israel

By DAVID M. HALBFINGER and ANDREW HIGGINS

Tensions briefly flared after the plane was destroyed by Syrian antiaircraft missiles that were countering Israeli warplanes striking targets in Syria.

Yesterday β€” September 17th 2018Your RSS feeds

Russia and Turkey Announce Demilitarized Zone in Last Rebel-Held Part of Syria

By ANDREW HIGGINS and RICK GLADSTONE

The announcement by Russia and Turkey about Idlib Province appeared to forestall what had been widely feared as a brutal offensive by Syrian forces.

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U.S. Spies Rush to Protect Defectors After Skripal Poisoning

By ADAM GOLDMAN, JULIAN E. BARNES, MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT and MATT APUZZO

When a Russian intelligence officer believed to be a hit man entered the United States, he tracked down a fellow Russian who had worked as a C.I.A. informant. F.B.I. agents grew alarmed.

Putin Says Skripal Suspects Are Civilians, Not Criminals

By ANDREW HIGGINS

The Russian president urged the two men, whom Britain identified as intelligence agents and charged with attempted murder, to tell their side of the story.

Nazi Collaborator or National Hero? A Test for Lithuania

By ANDREW HIGGINS

Jonas Noreika has been honored as a martyr since his execution by the Soviet secret police in 1947. But he now stands accused by his own granddaughter of helping the Nazis kill Jews.

U.K. Charges 2 Men in Novichok Poisoning, Saying They’re Russian Agents

By RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA and ELLEN BARRY

The police said they had tracked in detail the movement of the suspects, who have been charged in the poisoning of a former spy.

Even Bears Respect Putin, New Russian State TV Show Declares

By ALEX MARSHALL

The first episode mixed rugged scenes from the president’s travels with praise from studio experts — to an extent that brought some mockery.

Putin Softens Russia Pension Changes, in Rare Bow to Public Pressure

By NEIL MacFARQUHAR

Plans to lift the retirement age in Russia prompted widespread anger, denting Mr. Putin’s popularity, so he tried to mollify critics with some tweaks.

In Russia, a Top University Lacks Just One Thing: Students

By IVAN NECHEPURENKO

The European University at St. Petersburg lost its teaching license after attacks from conservative nationalists who resent its Western orientation.

Aleksei Navalny, Kremlin Critic, Is Jailed Ahead of Pension Protests

By LINCOLN PIGMAN

The latest short jail term for the opposition leader comes before expected demonstrations against an unpopular plan to raise the retirement age in Russia.

New Russian Hacking Targeted Republican Groups, Microsoft Says

By DAVID E. SANGER and SHEERA FRENKEL

Microsoft was surprised not that recent “spear phishing” attempts had occurred, but that they targeted traditional conservative think tanks. Those groups have been critical of Russia.

New Russian Hacking Targeted Republican Groups, Microsoft Says

By DAVID E. SANGER and SHEERA FRENKEL

Microsoft was surprised not that recent “spear phishing” attempts had occurred, but that they targeted traditional conservative think tanks. Those groups have been critical of Russia.

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