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Dec 14, 2018
Donald Trump denies ties to Michael Cohen's crimes, claims he 'never directed' ex-lawyer to break the lawUS President Donald Trump offered up a handful of legal arguments in a series of tweets on Thursday distancing himself from former personal attorney Michael Cohen, who was sentenced to prison on Wednesday for arranging 2016 hush-money payments to women who say they had affairs with the married president.
Dec 04, 2018
Donald Trump calls for his ex-lawyer Michael Cohen to be jailed for "long term"; accuses Robert Mueller of seeking lies against himUS President Donald Trump on Monday called for "a long prison term" after his ex-lawyer Michael Cohen admitted lying to Congress about pursuing a real estate deal with Russia on Trump's behalf during the 2016 election campaign.
Nov 28, 2018
Ukrainian president says country under threat of 'full-scale war' with Russia, increases military presence along borderRussian forces on Sunday fired on and captured three Ukrainian ships and their crews off Crimea, sparking the most dangerous crisis between the ex-Soviet neighbours in years.
Nov 25, 2018
Aleppo attack: Russia claims Syrian rebels used chlorine-infused chemical weapons; 100 hospitalised with breathing troubleSyrian state media and a monitor reported that around 100 Syrians were hospitalised with breathing difficulties in Aleppo after an attack allegedly using "toxic gas."
Nov 21, 2018
25-year-old man killed on Moscow airport runway after being hit by Boeing 737 during takeoffThe incident occurred in Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport at around 8pm on Tuesday as the plane was taking off on a flight to Athens.
Nov 12, 2018
Russia asks India to play 'more active role' in talks with Taliban next time as Moscow tries to bring peace to AfghanistanA five-member Taliban delegation led by Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanakzai attended talks with several countries including India in Moscow as part of a regional initiative organised by Russia.
Nov 09, 2018
Vienna says Austrian colonel suspected of spying for Russia for decades, demands explanation from MoscowForeign Minister Karin Kneissl, who danced with Russian president Vladimir Putin at her wedding in August, has cancelled a planned trip to Moscow over the case, which involves a colonel whose spying activities are believed to have begun in the 1990s.
Oct 30, 2018
Circus lion slashes four-year-old girl's face in Russia; director detained, committee to investigate safety breachesAmateur footage broadcast on television showed the animal, held on a lead by a lion tamer, pouncing suddenly on the child. Such attacks are a regular occurrence in Russia, where acts using wild animals remain common and numerous poorly regulated circuses travel the provinces.
Oct 26, 2018
US invites Vladimir Putin to Washington in 2019; schedule of Russian president's visit not yet finalisedTrump and Putin have held a summit in July in Helsinki, Finland which was touted to be a 'great success' by the US president.
Oct 24, 2018
More than 20 injured as escalator collapses in metro station in central Rome; witnesses blame raucous football fansMost of those hurt, one seriously, suffered leg injuries after getting entangled in the escalator's mangled mechanics, Italian media added. A video of the drama shows the descending escalator at Repubblica station suddenly and dramatically pick up speed with dozens of people on it, many screaming as they piled on top of one another at the foot of the moving stairway.