Facebook closes hundreds of 'inauthentic' Russia-linked pages
Facebook announced Thursday that it has removed more than 500 pages, groups and accounts originating in Russia for engaging in what the social network called "coordinated inauthentic behaviour."
Putin to receive a rock star welcome in Belgrade
With T-shirts, mugs and murals bearing his face, Russian President Vladimir Putin is set to receive a rock star welcome on Thursday when he lands in Serbia, Moscow's key ally on the edge of Europe.
Russia, Japan meet on WWII dispute in Moscow
The foreign ministers of Russia and Japan met in Moscow on Monday pushing ahead with efforts to strike a peace deal and end a decades-old dispute over four strategic islands.
FBI opened probe into whether Trump working for Russians
The Federal Bureau of Investigation opened an inquiry in 2017 into whether US President Donald Trump was working on behalf of Russia, The New York Times reported on Friday.
Dismantling of Skripal home in Salisbury gets under way
The home of Russian double agent Sergei Skripal, who was poisoned with a nerve agent in Britain last March, began to be partially dismantled on Monday as part of its decontamination.
Malaysia’s king steps down cutting short five-year term
Malaysia’S King Muhammad V resigned yesterday, the first time a monarch has stepped down from the throne in the country before completing their five-year tenure. Muhammad V’s resignation took effect immediately, the National Palace said in a statement. It did not give a reason for the 49-year-old royal’s abrupt move. But there had been a…
Iran approves anti-money laundering bill
An Iranian arbitration body gave its approval on Saturday to an anti-money laundering bill seen as crucial to maintaining international trade and banking ties, the official IRNA news agency reported. "The bill on amending the law to counter money laundering was approved with certain changes and will be sent to the parliament speaker to be…
Russia demands explanation over US snub to space chief
Russia's space agency on Saturday demanded an explanation after NASA put off a planned visit to the United States by Russia's controversial space chief. Dmitry Rogozin, a firebrand nationalist politician known for his anti-Western rhetoric, was set to visit the US in February but NASA said Friday that it was postponing his visit indefinitely. Rogozin,…
Russia says will host Putin-Erdogan-Rouhani summit early 2019
Moscow will early next year host the leaders of Russia, Iran and Turkey to discuss the Syrian conflict, Russia's deputy foreign minister said Friday, after the United States...
Poroshenko announces end to martial law in Ukraine
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Wednesday announced the end of a martial law in the country's border regions, which was introduced last month after Russia's seizure of three of Kiev's navy vessels in the Sea of Azov. "Today, right now, at 2:00 pm (1200 GMT) the martial law ends. This is my principal decision," Poroshenko…