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Two Ukrainian soldiers killed in attack with pro-Russia separatists in eastern Donetsk region

Two Ukrainian soldiers have been killed and 10 others wounded in the country’s war-torn east as clashes tick back up, the army said on Sunday. Over the past 24 hours, pro-Russian separatists fired at Ukrainian positions using large-calibre artillery, grenade launchers and drones, the military said in a statement. Most of the attacks took place […]

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International Space Station could suffer ‘irreparable’ failure due to outdated equipment and hardware

The International Space Station (ISS) could suffer “irreparable” failures due to outdated equipment and hardware, a Russian official has warned. At least 80 percent of in-flight systems on the Russian segment of the ISS had passed their expiry date, Vladimir Solovyov told state media. He also said small cracks had been discovered that could worsen […]

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Russian toddler who went missing after wandering off into the forest found alive after four days

A 22-month-old girl found alive after four days in a Russian forest has promised never to disappear again. Lyuda Kuzina wandered off while near her home in the Smolensk region west of Moscow, prompting a search involving hundreds of people. She had no food or water and was eventually found covered in insect bites but […]

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‘Russia shouldn’t use Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline as a weapon’: Chancellor Angela Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said further sanctions may be imposed on Russia if it uses a controversial gas pipeline against Ukraine. Mrs Merkel, on her final visit to Kyiv before leaving office, told Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky she understood his concerns over the Nord Stream 2 project. Mr Zelensky opposes the pipeline, which he […]

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Tourist helicopter crashes into a lake in Russia’s Far East, 8 feared killed

At least eight people have died after a helicopter carrying 16 people, most of them tourists, crashed in a lake on the Kamchatka peninsula in Russia’s Far East on Thursday. Staff at a nature reserve described arriving at the site in two speedboats minutes of the crash to find eight survivors in the lake’s waters […]

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Germany arrests British man working at embassy in Berlin on suspicion of spying for Russia

Germany arrested a British man on the suspicion of spying for Russia. German federal prosecutors said the man, named as David S, worked at the British embassy in Berlin. He allegedly passed documents to Russian intelligence “at least once” in exchange for an “unknown amount” of money. He was arrested in Potsdam outside Berlin on […]

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Cat kills ‘thumb size’ bat that flew record 2,000km from London to Russia’s Pskov region

A bat that flew more than 2,018km from London to Russia died after being attacked by a cat. The rare Nathusius’ pipistrelle female bat, the size of a human thumb, was discovered in Russia’s Pskov region. The bat, whose wing had a “London Zoo” marking, was rescued by a bat rehabilitation group but later died. […]

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Russian influencer fined for tying girlfriend on top of car and driving in full speed

Two influencers in Russia are facing criticism after they posted a rather bizarre stunt on social media. Sergey Kosenko is one of the topmost social media influencers of Russia. He has millions of followers on all social networking websites such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. In the video shared, he is seen tying his girlfriend […]

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International Space Station briefly destabilised after engines of a Russian module inadvertently fired up

The International Space Station (ISS) was destabilised after engines of a newly-arrived Russian module inadvertently fired up, officials say. “Mission control teams corrected the action and all systems are operating normally,” US space agency Nasa said. This was done by activating thrusters on another module of the ISS. An investigation is now under way. US […]

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Nord Stream 2: United States and Germany strike deal over controversial Russian gas pipeline

The United States struck a deal with Germany to prevent Russia from using its Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline as political leverage over Europe. The near-complete 1,230km pipeline under the Baltic Sea will nearly double Russia’s gas exports to Germany. American diplomat Victoria Jane Nuland said it was “a bad pipeline”, but said the deal envisaged […]

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Russian investigators find gold toilet and other luxuries while raiding gang of corrupt police

A gold toilet and other luxuries were found in a mansion raided by Russian investigators, who say they busted a gang of corrupt police. The Investigative Committee (SK) posted a video showing extravagant interiors in a huge mansion, among many properties raided. Col Alexei Safonov, head of traffic police in the southern Stavropol region, was […]

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Russia successfully test runs hypersonic cruise missile

Russia completed a successful test launch of a Tsirkon hypersonic cruise missile, a weapon President Vladimir Putin has touted as part of a new generation of missile systems without equal in the world. Russia’s Defence Ministry said on Monday the missile was launched from an Admiral Gorshkov, a warship located in the White Sea, in […]