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# russia - Saturday 21 April, 2018

EU, Trump and Russia praise North Korea's plan to halt nuclear tests

Donald Trump tweeted that “progress [is] being made for all”.

# russia - Friday 20 April, 2018

Democratic Party sues Russia, Trump campaign and WikiLeaks alleging conspiracy

The lawsuit asserts that the entities conspired to interfere in the 2016 election and caused serious damage to the Democratic Party.

Former New York mayor joins Trump's legal team

The US President is facing numerous legal challenges, including an investigation into possible links between his campaign and Russia.

# russia - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

UK regulator launches seven investigations into Kremlin-backed broadcaster RT

The investigations have been launched on the back of the Salisbury nerve agent attack in March.

# russia - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

From The42 Russian football team criticised for using bear to present referee with the match ball Bear Necessities This post contains videos

Russian football team criticised for using bear to present referee with the match ball

Peta say the pre-match entertainment was ‘inhumane and utterly out of touch’.

Russian ambassador to Ireland: 'As far as we can see, there was no attack in Syria'

Yury Filatov said it was “absolutely ridiculous” to suggest Russia was covering up any chemical attack.

From The42 Fifa open disciplinary proceedings against Russia over alleged monkey chants Probe

Fifa open disciplinary proceedings against Russia over alleged monkey chants

Paul Pogba and Ousmane Dembele were targeted by racist taunts while playing for France against the World Cup hosts last month.

# russia - Sunday 15 April, 2018

Putin says further Syria strikes from Western powers would spark 'chaos'

Meanwhile, a Russian resolution calling for condemnation of the US, British, and French missile strikes on Syria has failed at the UN Security Council.

# russia - Saturday 14 April, 2018

'Lawless', 'legally questionable': Syria airstrikes by US, UK and France criticised

The Irish government has yet to make a statement on the three allies’ airstrikes.

How did it come to this? A timeline of the Syrian chemical attack to today's air strikes

In a week where the West clashed with Russia, a string of air strikes on Syrian targets has rocked the international community.

# russia - Friday 13 April, 2018

Russia says it has proof Britain was behind alleged Syria chemical attack

The Russian Military says it has proof that the attack was staged on orders from London.

Trump speaks with Theresa May over the phone but holds off on a final decision on strikes against Syria

The Syrian regime is accused of using chemical weapons in an attack on Saturday.

# russia - Thursday 12 April, 2018

Are we about to see the opening shots of a third world war? Hopefully cool heads will prevail

Tom Clonan analyses the case for the US to send a message with airstrikes in Syria – but the consequences could be far-reaching and costly.

Global watchdog says nerve agent used in Salisbury attack was Russian, confirming UK findings

The world’s chemical arms watchdog confirmed the UK’s findings that the nerve agent came from Russia.

Russian military says Syrian government now in full control of town where alleged chemical attack took place

Western countries are mulling retaliation over the weekend’s gas attack in eastern Ghouta.

# russia - Wednesday 11 April, 2018

Daughter of ex-Russian spy poisoned by nerve agent refuses consular assistance from Russian embassy

Skripal was discharged from hospital on Monday, more than a month after the 4 March nerve agent attack.

Trump warns Russia over Syria situation, says missiles 'will be coming'

Russia has vetoed a US-backed motion in the UN to probe the chemical strikes in Syria.

# russia - Tuesday 10 April, 2018

Ex-Russian spy's daughter Yulia Skripal released from the hospital after nerve agent attack

“This is not the end of her treatment but marks a significant milestone.”

Trump slams 'horrible' alleged chemical attack in Syria, vows to respond 'forcefully'

The United States, backed by Britain and France, has said it is ready to act with or without support from the United Nations.

# russia - Friday 6 April, 2018

Niece of Russian nerve gas victim refused entry to UK

Viktoria Skripal was denied “on the grounds that her application did not comply with the immigration rules”.

Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal 'improving rapidly' after Salisbury poisoning

Yesterday, his daughter Yulia said her “strength is growing daily”.

The pets of Russian spy poisoned in Salisbury are dead - UK government

Russia had raised questions about the condition of the Skripals’ pet cat and two guinea pigs.

Russia to UK over spy poisoning: 'You are playing with fire and you will be sorry'

Britain has blamed Russia for the 4 March poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter.

# russia - Thursday 5 April, 2018

Russia compares Salisbury poisoning allegations to Nazi propaganda

A war of words has erupted between Russia, the UK and the US.

From The42 World Rugby orders full review of Rugby Europe refereeing and eligibility mess Shambles

World Rugby orders full review of Rugby Europe refereeing and eligibility mess

An independent committee will be formed on an emergency basis.

Yulia Skripal says her 'strength is growing daily', in first statement since Salisbury poisoning

Sergei and Yulia Skripal were found unconscious in the English town of Salisbury on 4 March.

# russia - Wednesday 4 April, 2018

'Perverse', 'grotesque', 'idiocy' - Britain and Russia face off in tense meeting

The crisis has sent the long-difficult relations between Russia and the West plummeting to new lows.

# russia - Tuesday 3 April, 2018

Dutch lawyer becomes first person sentenced in Trump-Russia probe

Alex van der Zwaan has been sentenced to 30 days in jail and fined $20,000.

UK scientists unable to prove nerve agent was Russian-made

Analysts had identified it as military-grade Novichok, but they had not proved it was made in Russia.

# russia - Monday 2 April, 2018

Trump invited Putin to White House in phone call his advisers said not to make

At the time, Trump is said to have expressed the hope the two countries could return to “constructive and serious dialogue”.

Russia says Skripal poisoning is in UK's benefit as it is distracting from Brexit

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the British had “lost their sense of reality”.

# russia - Sunday 1 April, 2018

Since 2014, Irish trade with Russia has fallen - agrifoods have been 'hit hard'

In 2014, overall trade with Russia was worth €948 million.

# russia - Friday 30 March, 2018

‘No justification for this’ - An Irish diplomat is to be expelled from Russia

A spokesperson for Simon Coveney said it is a “regrettable” decision from the Russians.

Russia escalates action against European countries as it puts UK diplomats on notice

Yulia Skripal, meanwhile, is “rapidly improving” in her condition in hospital.

# russia - Thursday 29 March, 2018

Russia retaliates by expelling 60 US diplomats and closing consulate

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said it comes after “absolutely unacceptable actions”, and that further action would follow.

Yulia Skripal 'improving rapidly' after nerve agent attack as police cordon off playground near home

While she is no longer critical, the condition of her father Sergei remains serious after the attack.

# russia - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

From The42 'There's no place for this on the football pitch' - Russian fans condemned for monkey chants Racism

'There's no place for this on the football pitch' - Russian fans condemned for monkey chants

The chants were aimed at Paul Pogba and Ousmane Dembele last night.

Russian diplomat expulsion: 'Ireland should have avoided jumping on this bandwagon'

Russia was the first country to recognise Irish independence and we have always enjoyed a positive relationship with Moscow, writes Danielle Ryan.

# russia - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

'These children were killed by corruption': Angry locals question official death toll in Russian fire

Demonstrations have taken place across Russia after the shopping centre fire in Kemerovo.

'Ireland needs to invest in its neutral status - is expelling a Russian diplomat the best way?'

Security expert Tom Clonan raises concerns about Ireland’s security and intelligence capacity and the strategic importance of our neutrality.

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