Russia lists transgender people among those unfit to drive

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New Russian road safety regulations bar transsexuals, transvestites and others with sexual “disorders” from driving…

Conviction of Putin foe sets off protest in Moscow

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Vladimir Putin’s chief political foe was convicted along with his brother on Tuesday in a fraud case widely seen as retribution…

Russians flock to stores to pre-empt price increases

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Russian consumers flocked to the stores Wednesday, frantically buying a range of big-ticket items to pre-empt the price rises…

Russia, Ukraine working on cease-fire plan

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Russia and Ukraine said Wednesday they are working on a deal to halt months of fighting in eastern Ukraine…

Lawyer: Snowden can stay 3 more years in Russia

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Former NSA systems analyst Edward Snowden, who is wanted by the U.S. for leaking details about once-secret surveillance programs…

Russian hackers steal 1.2B passwords

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Russian hackers have stolen 1.2 billion user names and passwords in a series of Internet heists affecting 420,000 websites…

Ukraine two fighter planes shot down by separatists

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Ukraine’s Defence Ministry said on two military jets have been shot down in eastern Ukraine by pro-Russian separatists…

Both sides in Ukraine deny shooting down plane

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Both the president of Ukraine and a separatist leader denied shooting anything down Thursday…

Moscow subway derails: 21 dead, 136 hurt

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A subway train derailed Tuesday deep below Moscow streets, at least 21 people were killed…

China signs 30-year deal for Russian natural gas

China signed a landmark deal Wednesday to buy Russian natural gas worth about $400 billion…

China gives Putin a diplomatic boost

President Vladimir Putin met Tuesday with China’s president in a diplomatic boost for the isolated Russian leader…

Ukraine penalty: US, Europe order Russia sanctions

The United States and its European allies stepped up their pressure on Russia to end its intervention in Ukraine…