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As poll numbers fall, Putin vows to improve living conditions

As poll numbers fall, Putin vows to improve living conditions

President Vladimir Putin promised Russians rapid improvements in their living conditions as he delivered his annual state of the nation address Wednesday under pressure from falling approval ratings.

Sambo transcends cultural boundaries, says Russian martial arts expert

Sambo transcends cultural boundaries, says Russian martial arts expert

The Russian martial arts of Sambo, which made its Qatar debut at Aspire Zone Foundation’s (AZF) National Sport Day (NSD) celebrations on Tuesday ...

Russia 'repatriates' 27 IS children from Iraq

Russia 'repatriates' 27 IS children from Iraq

A Russian official said Sunday that Moscow had repatriated a fresh batch of children whose mothers are being held in Iraq for belonging to the Islamic State group.

Russian archipelago declares emergency after polar bear 'invasion'

Russian archipelago declares emergency after polar bear 'invasion'

An "invasion" of polar bears has prompted officials to declare a state of emergency in Russia's Arctic Novaya Zemlya archipelago, local media reported on Saturday.

New Mars rover named after DNA pioneer Rosalind Franklin

New Mars rover named after DNA pioneer Rosalind Franklin

A British-made rover that will set off for Mars next year in search for signs of life was named Thursday after DNA pioneer Rosalind Franklin.

Taliban sit for second day with Afghan leaders in Moscow

Taliban sit for second day with Afghan leaders in Moscow

The Taliban entered a second day of unprecedented talks Wednesday with powerful Afghan politicians in Moscow, sidestepping the Kabul government as it pursues a leading stake in the war-torn country.

Taliban hold rare talks with Afghan politicians

Taliban hold rare talks with Afghan politicians

The Taliban began an extraordinary meeting with high-ranking Afghan politicians - including women - Tuesday in Moscow,

Lithuania fears Russia will attempt to sway its elections

Lithuania fears Russia will attempt to sway its elections

Lithuania's intelligence agencies fear Russia will interfere in its forthcoming elections, including one in May to find a successor to the staunchly anti-Kremlin president, Dalia Grybauskaite.

Taliban to meet Afghan opposition in Moscow: official

Taliban to meet Afghan opposition in Moscow: official

The Taliban said Sunday it will send a delegation to Russia for a rare meeting with Afghan opposition leaders, just days after peace talks with the United States that excluded the Kabul government.

Russia to withdraw from key nuclear arms treaty, Putin says

Russia to withdraw from key nuclear arms treaty, Putin says

Russia will withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday after the United States announced that it was withdrawing from the agreement.

Russia suspends INF nuclear deal with US: Putin

Russia suspends INF nuclear deal with US: Putin

Russia has suspended the Cold War-era Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty after a similar move by the United States, President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday ...

European Union urges internet firms to intensify fake news fight

European Union urges internet firms to intensify fake news fight

The European Union on Tuesday urged US internet giants and advertising firms to intensify the fight against disinformation campaigns before EU elections in May, or risk regulation.