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Russian government considers boost to social spending

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:21:18 GMT2018-01-16T14:21:18Z

MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin's economic adviser says the government is considering a possible boost in social spending....

Big freeze: Russia's Yakutia sees near-record cold spell

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:16:16 GMT2018-01-16T14:16:16Z

MOSCOW (AP) -- People living in some of the coldest places on earth are hunkering down as temperatures fall to near-record lows that are even defeating thermometers....

Russian pollster s

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:03:40 GMT2018-01-16T11:03:40Z

MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's main independent polling agency has stopped publishing results of opinion polls on the upcoming presidential election, fearing legal repercussions....

UK air force scrambles 2 fighters to intercept Russian jets

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 19:32:31 GMT2018-01-15T19:32:31Z

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

Russian officials move to shut Navalny's foundation

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 19:28:34 GMT2018-01-15T19:28:34Z

MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's Justice Ministry said Monday it has filed a lawsuit to shut down a company used by opposition leader Alexei Navalny that is being used to finance his political campaigning....