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Russia to study Israeli data related to downed plane

By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV

Russian President Vladimir Putin has accepted Israel's offer to share detailed information about its air raid which triggered fire by Syrian forces that downed a Russian reconnaissance plane, the Kremlin said Wednesday.

Russia to study Israeli data related to downed plane

By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV

Russian President Vladimir Putin has accepted Israel's offer to share detailed information about its air raid which triggered fire by Syrian forces that downed a Russian reconnaissance plane, the Kremlin said Wednesday.

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Pussy Riot Activist May Have Been Poisoned, German Doctors Say

By CHRISTOPHER F. SCHUETZE and MELISSA EDDY

Pyotr Verzilov suddenly lost his sight, speech and mobility after spending time at a Moscow court. He is being treated in a Berlin hospital.

EU appeals to β€˜Astana guarantors’ to avoid Idlib catastrophe

By Georgi Gotev

Commenting on the decision by Russia and Turkey to create a “demilitarised” zone in a rebel-held Syrian region, the EU called on Tuesday (18 September) on the “Astana guarantors”, Russia, Turkey and Iran, to respect civilians as a matter of priority.

Putin Calls Downing of Russian Plane in Syria β€˜Tragic’ and 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.

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.

Russian church rebuffs Orthodoxy's leader after Ukraine move

By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV and JIM HEINTZ

The Russian Orthodox Church on Friday announced a rebuff to the leader of the worldwide Orthodox community, saying it would not participate in events headed by the Istanbul-based Ecumenical Patriarchate due to a dispute over control of the church in Ukraine.

Russian church rebuffs Orthodoxy's leader after Ukraine move

By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV and JIM HEINTZ

The Russian Orthodox Church on Friday announced a rebuff to the leader of the worldwide Orthodox community, saying it would not participate in events headed by the Istanbul-based Ecumenical Patriarchate due to a dispute over control of the church in Ukraine.

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 men accused by UK over poisoning are β€˜simple people’

By Georgi Gotev

President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday (12 September) Russia had found the two men accused by British prosecutors of trying to murder ex- Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Britain, but that there was nothing criminal about them.

Austria’s far-right to keep distance from Bannon

By Georgi Gotev

The Austrian far-right has said it is not eager to collaborate politically with Donald Trump's former adviser Steve Bannon over forming a pan-European right-wing movement.

Essay: Three Blockbuster Novels From the 1950s, and Their Remarkable Afterlife

By SAM TANENHAUS

Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged,” Boris Pasternak’s “Doctor Zhivago” and Vladimir Nabokov’s “Lolita” continue to be controversial even today.

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.

Russia says Turkey has key job of separating out militants in Syria’s Idlib

By Georgi Gotev

Russia hopes for a peaceful resolution of the situation in Syria's rebel-held province of Idlib but believes it is up to Turkey to separate Islamist militants from the moderate opposition, Russia's Syria envoy said on Tuesday (11 September).

Russia launches biggest war games in decades involving China

By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV and SERGEI GRITS

Russia on Tuesday launched its largest military exercise since the Cold War, war games that will also involve thousands of Chinese troops in a show of burgeoning military ties between Moscow and Beijing amid spiraling tensions with the West.

Russia launches biggest war games in decades involving China

By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV and SERGEI GRITS

Russia on Tuesday launched its largest military exercise since the Cold War, war games that will also involve thousands of Chinese troops in a show of burgeoning military ties between Moscow and Beijing amid spiraling tensions with the West.

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.

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