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Soyuz spacecraft carrying humanoid robot fails to dock with space station

Soyuz spacecraft carrying humanoid robot fails to dock with space station

A Soyuz spacecraft carrying Russia's first humanoid robot on Saturday failed to dock automatically with the international space station, Moscow news agencies reported.

Russia extends detention of ex-US Marine accused of spying

Russia extends detention of ex-US Marine accused of spying

A court on Friday extended by two months the pre-trial detention of a former US Marine who has been held in Russia on suspicion of spying since December and who accused Moscow prison authorities of injuring him.

Missile test proves US violated nuclear arms treaty: Russia

Missile test proves US violated nuclear arms treaty: Russia

Russia's top diplomat charged on Tuesday that a US cruise missile test this week proved that the United States had been violating a bilateral nuclear arms pact.

Frenchman gets 10 months for 'bribing' Russian police

Frenchman gets 10 months for 'bribing' Russian police

A Frenchman was sentenced to 10 months in a Russian penal colony on Monday after being convicted of trying to bribe local police during a document check, his lawyer said.

Russian pilots land plane in cornfield, earn Kremlin praise

Russian pilots land plane in cornfield, earn Kremlin praise

Two Russian pilots safely landed an airliner carrying 233 people in a cornfield outside Moscow after striking a flock of birds, prompting the Kremlin to hail them as heroes who will receive top state awards.

Russians killed in missile test blast were working on 'new weapons'

Russians killed in missile test blast were working on 'new weapons'

Russia's nuclear agency chief on Monday confirmed that five scientists killed last week were developing "new weapons" and vowed to continue testing despite the explosion.

Russian media regulator asks Google to delete protest videos

Russian media regulator asks Google to delete protest videos

Russia's media regulator has asked internet giant Google to delete videos of anti-government protests and arrests in Moscow from its platform YouTube.

Russian military base blast kills two, causes radiation spike

Russian military base blast kills two, causes radiation spike

Two people died in an explosion at a military base in the Russian far north Thursday that caused a brief spike in radiation, the second accident to hit the country's facilities in a week.

Four soldiers killed in eastern Ukraine grenade attack

Four soldiers killed in eastern Ukraine grenade attack

Four Ukrainian soldiers were killed in a grenade attack in the war-torn east of the country on Tuesday, Kiev said, the highest daily casualty toll over the past two weeks.

Qatari investments in Russia around $13bn, says official

Qatari investments in Russia around $13bn, says official

Amid strengthening political, economic, and cultural relations between Qatar and Russia, Qatar’s investments in the Russian Federation are estimated at around $13bn, according to an embassy official.

Russian opposition plans new protest despite over 1,000 arrests

Russian opposition plans new protest despite over 1,000 arrests

Russia's anti-Kremlin opposition said it was planning a nationwide protest next weekend despite police forcibly detaining over 1,000 people on Saturday for attending what they said was an illegal march ...

Putin ally warns opposition protesters: We won't allow anarchy

Putin ally warns opposition protesters: We won't allow anarchy

Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin, an ally of President Vladimir Putin, told opposition activists on Tuesday he would not allow their protest movement