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From TheJournal.ie Russia says it's 'too early' to say whether it could work with Ukraine's new leader Volodymyr Zelensky

Russia says it's 'too early' to say whether it could work with Ukraine's new leader

Volodymyr Zelensky won a landslide victory yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie UK regulator launches seven investigations into Kremlin-backed broadcaster RT Tension

UK regulator launches seven investigations into Kremlin-backed broadcaster RT

The investigations have been launched on the back of the Salisbury nerve agent attack in March.

From TheJournal.ie Trump invited Putin to White House in phone call his advisers said not to make When You Free?

Trump invited Putin to White House in phone call his advisers said not to make

At the time, Trump is said to have expressed the hope the two countries could return to “constructive and serious dialogue”.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Ireland expel Russian diplomats? What Do You Think This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland expel Russian diplomats?

Tánaiste Simon Coveney is going to announce the Irish government’s position later today.

From TheJournal.ie Putin records best ever election performance (but western leaders aren't lining up to congratulate him) In The Cold

Putin records best ever election performance (but western leaders aren't lining up to congratulate him)

So far only close allies have congratulated him as Moscow’s relations with the West disintegrate.

From TheJournal.ie Britain, France, the US, and Germany united in 'abhorrence' over first nerve agent attack in Europe since WWII No Other Explanation

Britain, France, the US, and Germany united in 'abhorrence' over first nerve agent attack in Europe since WWII

Russia’s foreign minister earlier threatened to respond to the deportation of Russian diplomats from the UK by kicking out British diplomats on Russian soil in turn.

From TheJournal.ie UK warns foreign states over Russian ex-spy's suspected poisoning Salisbury

UK warns foreign states over Russian ex-spy's suspected poisoning

A former Russian spy and his daughter were found unconscious on a bench in England yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Russia election: Kremlin questions legality of boycott call Protests

Russia election: Kremlin questions legality of boycott call

Vladimir Putin, who has been in power for 18 years and is expected to easily win another six-year term.

From TheJournal.ie Thousands declare support for Kremlin critic in Russia's March election Alexei Navalny

Thousands declare support for Kremlin critic in Russia's March election

But 41 year old lawyer Alexei Navalny has been deemed ineligible to run in the Russian election due to a criminal conviction.

From The42 Russia faces a number of issues as it gears up for tomorrow's World Cup draw Pot Luck

Russia faces a number of issues as it gears up for tomorrow's World Cup draw

The potential threats of hooligans and terrorism still hang over the host nation of the 2018 finals.

From TheJournal.ie Trump says he wouldn't have picked Sessions as Attorney General if he knew he'd recuse on Russia Meetings

Trump says he wouldn't have picked Sessions as Attorney General if he knew he'd recuse on Russia

Three of the pivotal players in the Trump campaign will be questioned by senators next week.

From TheJournal.ie 'We don't have any gays': Chechnya's leader strongly denies his country tortured and killed gay men Chechnya

'We don't have any gays': Chechnya's leader strongly denies his country tortured and killed gay men

Ramzan Kadyrov has faced wide international criticism since reports of serious human rights abuses.

From TheJournal.ie Kremlin-critic Alexei Navalny jailed for 30 days after anti-corruption protests From Russia With Love

Kremlin-critic Alexei Navalny jailed for 30 days after anti-corruption protests

Russian authorities detained the 41-year-old opposition leader and nearly 1,000 of his supporters.

From TheJournal.ie Russia accused of cyberattacks in another election - This time in France Hacks

Russia accused of cyberattacks in another election - This time in France

Supports of Emmanuel Macron say he is being targeted.

From TheJournal.ie Kremlin demands apology from Fox News for describing Putin as 'a killer' Miffed

Kremlin demands apology from Fox News for describing Putin as 'a killer'

Fox host Bill O’Reilly made the assertion during an interview with President Donald Trump last night.

From TheJournal.ie Kremlin critic hospitalised after suffering organ failure Vladimir Kara-Murza

Kremlin critic hospitalised after suffering organ failure

John McCain said he was “heartbroken” by the news.

From TheJournal.ie Putin's party dominates elections with 45% of the vote Putin It Up To Them

Putin's party dominates elections with 45% of the vote

The election follows a tumultuous few years that have seen Russia seize the Crimea peninsula from Ukraine and start a military operation in Syria.

From TheJournal.ie These teenage students from Eton secured a personal audience with Vladimir Putin Kremz Bantz

These teenage students from Eton secured a personal audience with Vladimir Putin

The Russian President has kept Queen Elizabeth II and the Pope waiting, but recently found time to meet a group of privileged students from Britain’s elite school in possibly his weirdest photo-op.

From TheJournal.ie Russian military helicopter shot down over Syria Kremlin

Russian military helicopter shot down over Syria

The five people on board are believed to have died.

From TheJournal.ie Democrats hacked again as Snowden and Assange fall out over leaks Russia

Democrats hacked again as Snowden and Assange fall out over leaks

Edward Snowden has publicly criticised the strategy of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

From TheJournal.ie Kremlin: Putin's not ill, he could break your hand if he wanted to Sure He's Grand

Kremlin: Putin's not ill, he could break your hand if he wanted to

The Russian president hasn’t been seen in public in a while.

From TheJournal.ie Putin vows to punish killers of Kremlin critic, as opposition condemns "political murder" Assassinated

Putin vows to punish killers of Kremlin critic, as opposition condemns "political murder"

Boris Nemtsov was a fierce opponent of Vladamir Putin and was set to lead an opposition rally. He was shot in the back on a bridge near the Kremlin

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'After many years of peace, Europe could be drawn into a war on its own borders' Opinion

Column: 'After many years of peace, Europe could be drawn into a war on its own borders'

The West needs to stop hiding behind treaties that Russia has already invalidated, writes John O’Donnell.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Russia is in the driving seat of the Ukrainian crisis and she’s taking the West for a dangerous spin Crisis

Opinion: Russia is in the driving seat of the Ukrainian crisis and she’s taking the West for a dangerous spin

Western powers have been reactive rather than proactive in their approach to the situation all summer, writes Jack Lahart.

From TheJournal.ie Obama: 'Evidence suggests MH17 shot down by missile that came from rebel territory' Ukraine

Obama: 'Evidence suggests MH17 shot down by missile that came from rebel territory'

The US President added that more sanctions could be imposed on Russia

From TheJournal.ie Ukraine's new 'Chocolate King' vows not to give up on Crimea Petro Poroshenko

Ukraine's new 'Chocolate King' vows not to give up on Crimea

The billionaire ‘chocolate king’ also vowed to avert civil war, the possibility of which still looms in the south-east.

From TheJournal.ie Ukrainian leader says Russia wants to set southeast 'on fire' Ukraine

Ukrainian leader says Russia wants to set southeast 'on fire'

Turchynov spoke of his “full-scale anti-terrorist operation” that aims to dislodge pro-Russian gunmen from their positions.

From TheJournal.ie Ukraine could 'unleash civil war' if it steps in against militants in eastern cities Donetsk

Ukraine could 'unleash civil war' if it steps in against militants in eastern cities

Russia has accused Ukraine of sending ultra-nationalist Pravy Sektor militants to these areas.

From TheJournal.ie 'A clear violation of sovereignty': G7 leaders condemn Russian troop build-up Ukraine Crisis

'A clear violation of sovereignty': G7 leaders condemn Russian troop build-up

Russia’s partners in the G8 have condemned Moscow’s military escalation and cancelled their participation in preparations for the group’s summit in Sochi this June.

From TheJournal.ie Putin seeks parliament approval for the use of Russian troops in Ukraine Kremlin

Putin seeks parliament approval for the use of Russian troops in Ukraine

In a statement he requested that Russian armed forces be used on Ukrainian territory ‘until the normalisation of the political situation’.

From TheJournal.ie 'A fight for power is not for me': Putin foe Khodorkovsky vows to stay away from Russia Russia

'A fight for power is not for me': Putin foe Khodorkovsky vows to stay away from Russia

The Kremlin critic surfaced in Germany hours after his release on Friday from a prison in an obscure corner of northern Russia, following a surprise pardon by President Vladimir Putin.

From TheJournal.ie Putin foe Khodorkovsky released after 10 years in jail Tycoon

Putin foe Khodorkovsky released after 10 years in jail

Russia’s most famous prisoner Mikhail Khodorkovsky walked out of jail today after spending more than 10 years behind bars.

From TheJournal.ie Tens of thousands protest in Kiev over EU agreement delay Ukraine

Tens of thousands protest in Kiev over EU agreement delay

Organisers say 100,000 turned out, though police say attendance was closer to 20,000. It was the biggest such rally since the 2004 ‘Orange Revolution’.

From TheJournal.ie Putin ally wins tight Moscow poll, his opponent vows to protest Russia

Putin ally wins tight Moscow poll, his opponent vows to protest

Mayor Sergei Sobyanin just crept over the finish line to win 51.3 per cent of votes in yesterday’s poll.

From TheJournal.ie Edward Snowden 'has accepted an asylum offer from Venezuela', or has he? Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden 'has accepted an asylum offer from Venezuela', or has he?

The 30-year-old, who leaked details of the US’ vast surveillance operation, has agreed to an offer of political asylum from Venezuela, a top pro-Kremlin lawmaker said in a tweet that was later deleted.

Hodor from Game of Thrones is also an Irish DJ

Hodor. Hodor… Hodor.

From TheJournal.ie Russian politician gets abuse after comparing Stalin police to Nazis OLD WOUNDS

Russian politician gets abuse after comparing Stalin police to Nazis

The liberal politician has received strong criticism from some commentators unwilling to come to terms with the crimes of the Stalin era.

From TheJournal.ie Boston bombing suspect had links to slain Islamists Islamists

Boston bombing suspect had links to slain Islamists

Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed during his capture, was known to have been in contact with a Dagestan militants.

From TheJournal.ie Post-mortem finds Boris Berezovsky died of hanging Investigation

Post-mortem finds Boris Berezovsky died of hanging

Police in England say there was nothing to indicate a struggle had taken place at the home of the exiled Russian oligarch.

From TheJournal.ie Updated: Russian oligarch and fierce Putin critic Boris Berezovsky found dead Russia

Updated: Russian oligarch and fierce Putin critic Boris Berezovsky found dead

The 67-year-old was found dead at his home in Surrey in southeast England earlier today, his spokesperson said.

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