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Iran, Russia and Turkey diplomats meet ahead of Syria summit

Iran, Russia and Turkey diplomats meet ahead of Syria summit

Top diplomats from Iran, Russia and Turkey met Sunday morning in Antalya to discuss the civil war in Syria ahead of a three-way summit in the Russian city of Sochi on Wednesday.

Shanghai police see no foul play in Russian teen model's death

Shanghai police see no foul play in Russian teen model's death

Shanghai police have ruled out foul play and cast doubt on allegations that overwork contributed to the death of a 14-year-old Russian model after she took part in Shanghai Fashion Week last month.

Russia again vetoes bid to renew Syria gas attacks probe

Russia again vetoes bid to renew Syria gas attacks probe

Russia cast a second veto in as many days at the United Nations Security Council on Friday to block the renewal of a probe to identify the perpetrators of chemical weapons attacks in Syria.

World anti-doping body refuses to lift Russia suspension

World anti-doping body refuses to lift Russia suspension

The World Anti-Doping Agency maintained its suspension of Russia on Thursday, raising the spectre of a possible ban from February's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

Peru beats New Zealand 2-0 to capture last World Cup berth

Peru beats New Zealand 2-0 to capture last World Cup berth

Emotional Peru advanced to the World Cup for the first time since 1982 by defeating New Zealand 2-0 on Wednesday, goals by Jefferson Farfan and Christian Ramos sealing the last ticket to Russia.

UK cyber security chief blames Russia for hacker attacks

UK cyber security chief blames Russia for hacker attacks

"Russia is seeking to undermine the international system. That much is clear," Ciaran Martin, head of Britain's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) said at a London tech conference.

Spain raises Russian meddling in Catalonia with EU

Spain raises Russian meddling in Catalonia with EU

Spain on Monday raised the issue of "disinformation and manipulation" emanating from Russia during the Catalan independence crisis, at a meeting of EU foreign and defence ministers.

Russian base jumper dies in Nepal's Everest region

Russian base jumper dies in Nepal's Everest region

A Russian extreme sportsman famed for his record-breaking free-falling stunts has died in a base jumping accident in the Himalayas, expedition organisers in Nepal said Sunday.

'Dead, injured' as 9-storey building collapses in Russia

'Dead, injured' as 9-storey building collapses in Russia

Several people were killed and injured after a corner section of a nine-storey, Soviet-era residential building collapsed in the provincial city of Izhevsk, Russian authorities said Thursday.

Russian tycoon, fresh from jail, announces presidential bid

Russian tycoon, fresh from jail, announces presidential bid

Russian property developer Sergei Polonsky, who has been convicted of defrauding investors, plans to run in next year's presidential election, his campaign manager said on Wednesday.

Russia to check if Facebook is complying with law

Russia to check if Facebook is complying with law

Russia's communications regulator Roskomnadzor said on Wednesday it planned to check whether Facebook was in compliance with Russian law.

Turkey's Erdogan to visit Qatar on November 15

Turkey's Erdogan to visit Qatar on November 15

Presidential sources said that Erdogan would visit Doha next Wednesday, following trips to Russia and Kuwait.