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Pentagon: China, Russia outpace terrorism threat

WASHINGTON — Countering China's rapidly expanding military and an increasingly aggressive Russia are now the U.S. military's top national security priorities, outpacing the threat...
Putin takes dip in icy Russian lake on Epiphany

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin has taken a dip in icy lake waters to celebrate Epiphany, a major holiday in Orthodox Christianity marking...
Russian minister warns against reviving Nazis at exhibition

UNITED NATIONS — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov opened an exhibition on the Holocaust in the former Soviet Union on Thursday, saying the world...
UN chief: Threat from nukes, other weapons, gathers force

UNITED NATIONS — Russia's foreign minister warned Thursday that a failure of the Iran nuclear deal, especially as a result of action by the...
Russia marks 75 years since breaking Nazi siege of Leningrad

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Russian President Vladimir Putin is attending events to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Russia's breaking the Nazi siege of Leningrad. ...
Russian government considers boost to social spending

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin's economic adviser says the government is considering a possible boost in social spending. ...
Russian pollster stops publishing results on elections

MOSCOW — Russia's main independent polling agency has stopped publishing results of opinion polls on the upcoming presidential election, fearing legal repercussions. ...
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UNITED NATIONS — A high-level U.N. Security Council meeting this week will focus on "confidence building" measures to deal with weapons of mass destruction,...
Russian military conducts massive missile drills

MOSCOW — The Russian military is conducting massive drills involving truck-mounted intercontinental ballistic missile launchers. ...
UK air force scrambles 2 fighters to intercept Russian jets

LONDON — Britain's Royal Air Force scrambled two fighter jets to intercept Russian strategic bombers near U.K. airspace on Monday, in another illustration of...

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