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#Russia

# russia - Yesterday’s News

'It's only a matter of time before Putin makes a fool of Trump'

The former chair of Republicans Abroad Ireland tells us why he thinks Russia probably has compromising material on the new US President, but it might not matter.

# russia - Saturday 14 January, 2017

US Senate planning probe into Russian spying, Trump planning to end Russian sanctions

Meanwhile, the President-Elect says he may scrap sanctions of Russia recently put in place by President Obama.

# russia - Wednesday 11 January, 2017

'A complete and total fabrication': Russia denies collecting compromising information on Trump

A 35-page unverified dossier regarding the claims has been published by Buzzfeed News.

# russia - Monday 9 January, 2017

"We are growing rather tired of these accusations": Moscow hits back at hacking claims

The accusations from the US are baseless and amateurish, the Kremlin insists.

# russia - Saturday 7 January, 2017

The Pope, the Queen and Angela Merkel - Putin likes to leave world leaders waiting

He was famously hours later for a meeting with the German chancellor in 2014.

# russia - Friday 6 January, 2017

US intelligence says Putin ordered hacking campaign to help Trump win

A new report says the Russian president acted on grudges against the US after being embarrassed by the Panama Papers and the Olympic doping scandal.

On same day he's due to face spy chiefs over Russian hacking, Trump has pop at Arnold Schwarzenegger

And Arnie had a suitably withering response for the president elect’s barb about the actor’s ratings for his Apprentice TV show.

# russia - Thursday 5 January, 2017

John McCain says 'every American should be alarmed' by Russian interference in election

The US intelligence community has said Moscow interfered to help Republican Donald Trump win.

# russia - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

Donald Trump tweets backing of Julian Assange and mocks US intelligence agencies Allies This post contains videos

Donald Trump tweets backing of Julian Assange and mocks US intelligence agencies

The US President-elect continues to defy conventions.

# russia - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

Irish ambassador said Russians blaming Chernobyl staff was a 'typical Soviet tactic'

Nuclear fallout and Soviet scepticism feature in official Irish state papers on the Chernobyl disaster.

# russia - Saturday 31 December, 2016

UN Security Council endorses Syria ceasefire and plans for peace talks

The UN Security Council approves the Russian-drafted resolution on the Syria ceasefire.

US claims Russia tried to hack one of its domestic electricity grids

The attack, on the electrical network of northeastern state Vermont, is not believed to have upset supply.

# russia - Friday 30 December, 2016

'Great move, Vladimir': Trump praises Russian President for reaction to US sanctions

“I always knew he was very smart,” Trump tweeted.

Putin won't expel US diplomats, invites them to party in the Kremlin instead

Putin says he’ll plan his next steps “based on the policies pursued by the administration of President Donald Trump”.

Pockets of fighting erupt after a calm start to Syria's new ceasefire

Rebels involving in fighting this morning are not covered by the ceasefire.

# russia - Thursday 29 December, 2016

Russia pledges "adequate reprisals" after Obama expels Russian diplomats

Barack Obama has announced a series of sanctions in retaliation for the alleged US election hack by Russia.

'No explosion' on downed Russian plane but terrorism not yet ruled out

Investigators say they are keeping an open mind.

Truce from midnight: Syrian army and opposition to down weapons War

Truce from midnight: Syrian army and opposition to down weapons

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin announced the deal, saying the Syrian regime and “main forces of the armed opposition” had signed on.

# russia - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

Russia and Turkey 'have agreed to a Syria ceasefire plan'

The ceasefire is expected to begin at midnight tonight.

# russia - Tuesday 27 December, 2016

Russia finds black box from Christmas Day plane crash

Local media reports say that a minister confirmed the discovery this morning.

# russia - Monday 26 December, 2016

Parts of crashed Russian plane found in Black Sea

The 84 passengers included dozens of singers in Russia’s world-famous military choir.

Syrian rebels accused of 'executing 21 civilians' in Aleppo

The bodies, according to Syrian state news, were discovered in a rebel-held prison.

# russia - Sunday 25 December, 2016

'No survivors' as Russian plane carrying 92 people crashes in the Black Sea

The military plane had been carrying the army’s official musical group.

# russia - Friday 23 December, 2016

Russian man who drove his car into an airport says he did it for love

“I had to get on the platform. I was fighting for love!”

'Nobody believed in him, only us': Putin hails Trump in four-hour press conference

Today’s press event saw some journalists holding up placards comparing Putin to Superman.

It's over: Assad has finally retaken full control of Aleppo's charred ruins

The battle lasted nearly four and a half years, turning the city into a worldwide symbol of bloodshed and devastation.

# russia - Thursday 22 December, 2016

Trump says America needs to boost nuclear capability until 'world comes to its senses'

The US President-elect made the comment a few hours after Vladimir Putin said something similar about Russia.

UN sets up panel to gather evidence of war crimes in Syria

The General Assembly resolution was co-sponsored by Ireland and 57 other countries.

# russia - Monday 19 December, 2016

Evacuees "in a terrible state" after waiting overnight in freezing conditions to leave Aleppo

In total, it is estimated 3,000 people have been evacuated so far.

# russia - Friday 16 December, 2016

Obama says US will hit back at Russia 'at a time and place of our own choosing'

The outgoing US president’s remarks dramatically upped the stakes in a dispute between the world’s leading nuclear powers.

# russia - Thursday 15 December, 2016

US news network claims Putin directly involved in Hillary Clinton hack

Intelligence officials are said to have a “high level of confidence”, according to NBC.

# russia - Wednesday 14 December, 2016

Deal reached to evacuate civilians and wounded from Aleppo

But it’s not clear if bombing has stopped.

World chess champ and Kremlin foe wins European court case against Russia

Garry Kasparov was arrested for peaceful protests on several occasions, the court found.

# russia - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

MP says Russian hackers probably influenced Brexit vote

A spokesperson for Prime Minister Theresa May said there is no evidence of this.

Trump picks oil chief (with no diplomatic experience but plenty of ties to Russia) as Secretary of State

Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan said he is already looking forward to meeting the new appointee.

# russia - Sunday 11 December, 2016

Trump says CIA finding Russia helped him win election is 'just another excuse'

Trump dismissed the reports as an attempt by Democrats to excuse their election loss.

# russia - Friday 9 December, 2016

Obama orders review of hacking during US election campaign

The White House said the review is not intended to question the legitimacy of Donald Trump’s victory.

New report lays out proof 1,000 Russian athletes took part in 'institutionalised' doping

Former Moscow doping laboratory director Grigory Rodchenkov used salt and coffee to manipulate samples.

# russia - Tuesday 6 December, 2016

Seven-year-old tweeting from war torn Aleppo 'doing well' after family flees army advance

Aleppo in Syria is the centre of fierce fighting.

# russia - Thursday 1 December, 2016

From The42 Norwegian prodigy Carlsen wins third World Chess Championship Success

Norwegian prodigy Carlsen wins third World Chess Championship

He beat Russian challenger Sergei Karyakin in the final phase of four quickfire extra games.

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