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  • A senior Russian diplomat says U.S. officials should do yoga and watch TV comedy series to ease what he calls their irrational fixation on punishing Russia over Ukraine
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  • Russia pulled back a battalion from along the Ukrainian border Monday in a maneuver that Ukraine called baffling. It also sent its prime minister to Crimea to promise quick funds to improve power supplies, water lines and education on the newly annexed peninsula
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  • Lawmakers are rushing to get a bill to the president's desk that would provide $1 billion in loan guarantees to Ukraine and sanction those who had a hand in Russia's takeover of Crimea
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  • Pro-Russian forces stormed a Ukrainian air force base in Crimea, firing shots and stun grenades and smashing through concrete walls with armored personnel carriers. At least one person was wounded, the base commander said
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  • President Vladimir Putin has signed bills making Crimea part of Russia, completing the annexation from Ukraine.
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  • Russian skier
  • Skicross racer Maria Komissarova fractured her spine during a training run and was taken into emergency surgery
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  • Syria's foreign minister says President Bashar Assad's regime will declare its chemical weapons arsenal and sign the chemical weapons convention
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  • A rush-hour fire in Moscow's subway on Wednesday injured dozens of people, forced the evacuation of thousands of commuters and closed parts of the network, authorities said
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  • Russian police say a bomb has exploded in a busy shopping area in the capital of the restive republic of Dagestan, killing at least two people
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  • A blast at a coal mine in northern Russia on Monday killed 18 people, officials said Monday
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  • Russian state-owned oil giant Rosneft strengthened its hold on the country's lucrative oil industry Monday when it sealed a $61 billion deal, buying TNK-BP, the joint venture between a group of Russian oil oligarchs, and BP, the British the energy company.
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  • Russian investigators say a woman in East Siberia has strangled an elderly neighbor to death with her bra
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  • Villagers in Russia's south Urals have stumbled upon a gruesome discovery -- four barrels containing 248 human fetuses left in a forest
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  • A Russian military jet has malfunctioned while landing in the Czech Republic, injuring nearly two dozen people as it rolled off the runway
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  • In this photo provided by Russia Emergency Situations Ministry press service, Russian emergency workers search the crash site of the ATR-72 plane crash outside Tyumen, a major regional center in Siberia, Russia, Monday, April 2, 2012. The passenger plane crashed shortly after take-off on Monday morning, killing 31 and leaving 12 survivors hospitalised in serious condition, Russian emergency officials. The French-Italian-made twin-engine turboprop ATR-72 plane was operated by UTair, flying from Tyumen to the oil town of Surgut with 39 passengers
  • A twin-engine plane carrying 43 people crashed soon after takeoff in Siberia on Monday
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  • A Russian court ordered two female punk rockers to remain in jail Wednesday for praying to the Virgin Mary to deliver the nation from Vladimir Putin in a surprise performance in the country's main Orthodox cathedral
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  • A Russian jet crash that killed 44 people, including an entire professional ice hockey team, was caused by pilot error, investigators said Wednesday, putting the blame on poor training and safety standards
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  • A private Russian jet carrying a top ice hockey team slammed into a riverbank moments after takeoff Wednesday, killing at least 43 people in one of the worst plane crashes ever involving a sports team
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  • Russia's top investigative body says eight people including seven policeman have died after suicide bombings in the capital of Chechnya
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  • Russian emergency officials say a Russian plane has crash-landed near the border with China, injuring 12 people
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  • Four crew members of a Russian ship anchored off Borneo island died and three others are seriously ill after drinking homemade Indonesian alcohol, police said Friday
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  • Russian investigators say a suicide bomber most likely carried out the attack that killed dozens at Moscow's busiest airport
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  • Russian spy Anna Chapman still shuns questions about her years undercover in the United States, but starting next week she'll uncover other mysteries on Russian television
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  • Some space experts insist that makes us weak and vulnerable, but the truth is our space programs have long relied on each other
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  • It wasn't easy or cheap, but the invited friends and relatives of Astronaut Scott Kelly say they wouldn't have missed it for anything
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  • We have a rarely seen look at a Russian rocket launch and how it compares to a shuttle launch
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  • We were the first American news crew in 15 years to cover a space launch in Russia, which will be America's only way to get to space
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  • He is on assignment covering the next launch of the Soyuz Space capsule
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  • Peat bog forest fires raged east and south of Moscow on Friday, destroying villages, surrounding one Russian city and killing 15 people, including three firefighters, officials said
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  • An Associated Press reporter has heard a powerful explosion shake the center of the capital of the restive Russian region of Chechnya and seen people injured by the blast
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  • Russia's children's rights ombudsman says adoptions to the U.S. will remain suspended until a new agreement is negotiated, and he expects this will take up to two months
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  • A spokesman for the Russian Foreign Ministry says all adoptions by Americans of Russian children have been suspended
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  • A delegation of high-level State Department officials will visit Moscow for consultations after Russia threatened to freeze adoptions for U.S. families, the U.S. Embassy said Monday
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  • Russia threatened to suspend all child adoptions by U.S. families after a 7-year-old boy adopted by a woman from Tennessee was sent alone on a one-way flight back to Moscow
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  • Obama, Medvedev sign major treaty to shrink nuclear warhead arsenals of US and Russia
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  • Imprisoned oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky presented Russian prosecutors with a jar of crude oil Tuesday and demanded to know how anyone could siphon off 350 million tons of the stuff, as he has been accused of doing in a politically charged trial
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  • The nation's largest transit agency has beefed up security as a precaution following the suicide bombing in Moscow's subway system.
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  • President Barack Obama has condemned the rush hour bombings in the Moscow metro, offering his condolences to the Russian people
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  • President Barack Obama says the world's nuclear powers intend to lead global efforts to stop the spread of these weapons
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  • A military spokesman says that a Russian fighter jet has disappeared while on a training mission in the country's far east
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  • Russia's space agency chief said a spacecraft may be dispatched to knock a large asteroid off course and reduce the chances of earth impact
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  • Two rare Siberian tigers were among a group of big cats in a Russian traveling circus that died during a 20-hour truck journey this week, a circus administrator said Thursday.
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  • Two former Russian policemen are speaking out about abuse, corruption and trumped-up charges in YouTube postings
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  • A Russian military officer has been accused of attempted murder for allegedly throwing the twin 8-year-olds from their eighth-floor apartment
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