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Ukraine appeals for help against Russia as fighting flares up

AVDIIVKA: Ukraine’s president appealed for more global pressure against Russia on Thursday as Moscow-backed rebels and government forces clashed around a frontline town for a fifth day in a surge of fighting that has reportedly claimed 21 lives. The sworn foes have been exchanging mortar and rocket fire around the ...

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Trump rejects ‘phoney’ dossier allegations about ties with Russia

President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday flatly denied “phoney” explosive allegations about ties with Russia and lurid behaviour on a trip to Moscow that have tainted his election victory and threatened to engulf his presidency. Just over a week before Trump takes office, the United States has been rocked by unsubstantiated ...

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Russia ‘tired’ of ‘amateurish’ US hacking claims: Kremlin

MOSCOW: The Kremlin on Monday slammed a hacking report by US intelligence as baseless and amateurish, saying Moscow is growing tired of denying the Russian government’s involvement in US election meddling. “These are baseless allegations substantiated with nothing, done on a rather amateurish, emotional level that is hardly worthy of ...

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Russia undoubtedly interfered in US election, spy chief tells Congress

WASHINGTON: The top US intelligence official told a congressional panel on Thursday that he believed Russia had undoubtedly interfered in America’s 2016 presidential election. In October last year, the US intelligence community issued a joint statement, alleging that Russia had interfered in the election to help Republican Donald Trump win. ...

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US stations troops in Baltic states facing ‘threat’ from Russia

The United States has stationed dozens of its Special Operations forces in the Baltic countries of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania who fear an imminent threat from an increasingly assertive Russia, The New York Times reported. The Baltic countries — former Soviet republics that regained independence amid the collapse of the ...

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Putin says Russia will not expel US diplomats

MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that Moscow would not expel any US diplomats, a surprise decision after Washington turfed out Russian diplomats over alleged interference in the US election. “We will not create problems for American diplomats. We will not expel anyone,” Putin said in a statement released ...

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Russia to eject US diplomats in response to sanctions

MOSCOW: Russia on Friday announced plans to expel 35 US diplomats and ban US diplomatic staff from using a dacha and a warehouse in Moscow in retaliation to Washington’s sanctions, Russian news agencies reported. Deepening row: Obama expels 35 Russian diplomats Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was quoted by the agencies ...

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US slaps sanctions on Russia, expels 35 diplomats

US President Barack Obama has imposed sanctions on Russian officials and intelligence services in retaliation for Russia’s interference in the US presidential election by hacking American political sites and email accounts. The State Department also has kicked out 35 Russian diplomats from its embassy in Washington and consulate in San ...

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Russia, Turkey, Iran eye dicing Syria into zones of influence

Syria would be divided into informal zones of regional power influence and Bashar al-Assad would remain president for at least a few years under an outline deal between Russia, Turkey and Iran, sources say. Such a deal, which would allow regional autonomy within a federal structure controlled by Assad’s Alawite ...

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Russia, Turkey agree ceasefire plan for all of Syria: Turkish state media

Turkey and Russia have agreed a ceasefire plan for all of Syria that should come into force this evening at midnight, the Turkish state run Anadolu news agency said Wednesday. The plan aims to expand a ceasefire in the city of Aleppo, brokered by Turkey and Russia earlier this month ...

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