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MOSCOW | No olives? Putin pokes fun at US seal amid arms pact dispute

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin poked fun at the official seal of the United States while hosting U.S. President Donald Trump’s national security adviser Tuesday, saying he wondered if the American eagle had plucked all the olives from the branch in its talon. While sitting down with John Bolton at the Kremlin, Putin mentioned … Continue reading MOSCOW | No olives? Putin pokes fun at US seal amid arms pact dispute

MOSCOW | Report: Russian researcher stabs colleague in Antarctica

MOSCOW — The Interfax news agency says that a researcher at Russia’s Antarctic station has stabbed and injured a colleague in an apparent emotional breakdown. The agency said Tuesday the incident occurred on Oct. 9 at the station’s canteen. It added that the injured researcher has been delivered to a hospital in Chile. There has … Continue reading MOSCOW | Report: Russian researcher stabs colleague in Antarctica

MOSCOW | Russian deputy foreign minister denounces US trolling case

MOSCOW— A top Russian diplomat says that the U.S. allegation that a Russian woman helped oversee a social media effort to influence the American midterm elections is shameful. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov made the comments in a statement Saturday, a day after U.S. prosecutors filed a criminal complaint against Elena Khusyaynova. The complaint says … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russian deputy foreign minister denounces US trolling case

MOSCOW | Putin’s ex-bodyguard rejects TV debate after duel challenge

MOSCOW  — President Vladimir Putin’s former bodyguard has rejected an opposition leader’s invitation for a television debate after challenging him to a duel. Gen. Viktor Zolotov, chief of Russia’s National Guard and Putin’s long-time bodyguard, recorded a rare video address to opposition leader Alexei Navalny last month, challenging him to a duel over his investigation … Continue reading MOSCOW | Putin’s ex-bodyguard rejects TV debate after duel challenge

MOSCOW | 10 of the wounded in Crimea shooting to be flown to Russia

MOSCOW — Russia’s health minister says at least 10 of the wounded in a shooting by a student at a vocational school in Crimea will be airlifted to hospitals in Russia. An 18-year-old student went on a shooting rampage at the school on the Crimean Peninsula, which Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014, killing 19 … Continue reading MOSCOW | 10 of the wounded in Crimea shooting to be flown to Russia

MOSCOW | Russia: Explosive kills 13, injures dozens in Crimea

MOSCOW— Russian officials said an explosive device killed at least 13 people and injured at least 50 others Wednesday at a vocational college in Crimea and called it a possible terrorist attack. Yet Russian news media reported that at least some of the victims died in an attack by an unidentified gunman or gunmen. Russian … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russia: Explosive kills 13, injures dozens in Crimea