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Russia's parliament paves way for state of emergency over coronavirus

Russia's parliament paves way for state of emergency over coronavirus

Russia's parliament passed legislation on Tuesday to enable the prime minister to declare a state of emergency due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Russia prepares to shut all borders as coronavirus cases soar

Russia prepares to shut all borders as coronavirus cases soar

Russia will close all border crossings on March 30, the government said on Saturday, tightening restrictions after the country reported its biggest one-day rise in new coronavirus cases.

Russia confirms coronavirus case in Putin's administration, tightens curbs

Russia confirms coronavirus case in Putin's administration, tightens curbs

The Kremlin confirmed a coronavirus case in President Vladimir Putin's administration on Friday and the government said measures imposed in Moscow to fight the virus should be extended across Russia.

Turkey's Erdogan asks Russia's Putin to step aside in Syria

Turkey's Erdogan asks Russia's Putin to step aside in Syria

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that he had asked President Vladimir Putin for Russia to step aside in Syria and leave Turkey to deal with Syrian government forces alone

Erdogan rules out 'smallest step back' in Syria's Idlib

Erdogan rules out 'smallest step back' in Syria's Idlib

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday vowed Turkey would not take the "smallest step back" in an escalating stand-off with Damascus and Russia over the northern Syrian region of Idlib.

Russia-linked disinformation campaign fueling coronavirus alarm, US says

Russia-linked disinformation campaign fueling coronavirus alarm, US says

Thousands of Russian-linked social media accounts have launched a coordinated effort to spread alarm about the new coronavirus, disrupting global efforts to fight the epidemic, US officials say.

Russia denies backing Trump re-election, critics express alarm

Russia denies backing Trump re-election, critics express alarm

The Kremlin on Friday denied Russia was interfering in the 2020 US presidential campaign to boost President Donald Trump's re-election chances following reports that American intelligence officials warned Congress about the election threat last week.

Georgia, backed by US and Britain, blames Russia for 'paralysing' cyber attack

Georgia, backed by US and Britain, blames Russia for 'paralysing' cyber attack

Britain and the United States joined Georgia on Thursday in blaming Russia for a large-scale cyber attack last year that knocked thousands of Georgian websites offline and disrupted national television broadcasts.

Soldier killed, four wounded in Ukraine fighting flare-up

Soldier killed, four wounded in Ukraine fighting flare-up

Fierce fighting in eastern Ukraine killed one Ukrainian soldier and wounded several others Tuesday, Kiev said, in the worst clashes in months with pro-Russian separatists.

Russian ex-prison official jailed for extortion kills himself in court

Russian ex-prison official jailed for extortion kills himself in court

A former top Russian prison official reportedly suffering from advanced cancer killed himself in court with a shot to the chest on Wednesday

Ukraine's president asks pope to help win release of prisoners of war

Ukraine's president asks pope to help win release of prisoners of war

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy asked Pope Francis on Saturday for help to win the release of prisoners of war held by Russia and Russian-backed separatists.

Turkey calls on Russia to help stop Syrian 'aggression' in Idlib

Turkey calls on Russia to help stop Syrian 'aggression' in Idlib

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday that Russia should help end the Syrian government's "aggression," after Turkish and Syrian forces exchanged fire that killed several on both sides in north-western province of Idlib.