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Russian Court Closes Foundation of Aleksei Navalny, a Kremlin Critic

A judge in Moscow shuttered the organization that underwrites the activities of Mr. Navalny, an opposition politician who has called for an election boycott.

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Sports tribunal begins hearing appeals from 39 banned Russians

GENEVA (Reuters) - The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) began to hear appeals on Monday from 39 Russian athletes who were given lifetime Olympic bans for doping violations at the 2014 Sochi Games.

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Exclusive: U.S. sanctions curb Microsoft sales to hundreds of Russian firms

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Two of Microsoft's official distributors in Russia have imposed restrictions on sales of Microsoft software to more than 200 Russian companies following new U.S. sanctions, according to notifications circulated by the distributors.

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Patriots, Eagles ready for Super Bowl showdown

(Reuters) - The New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles have set up a second Super Bowl showdown after both teams won their respective conference championships with contrasting victories on Sunday.

Football nytimes.com

On Pro Football: Patriots End a Week of Hand-Wringing With Another A.F.C. Crown

Tom Brady’s injured throwing hand caused much concern for Patriots fans, but he engineered yet another comeback in a victory over the Jaguars that sent New England to the Super Bowl.

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A.F.C. Championship 2018: Patriots vs. Jaguars Live Updates

The defending Super Bowl champions are heavy favorites at home, but the Jaguars’ defense could give Tom Brady trouble. Stay here for live updates and analysis.

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Kremlin: no talks yet about any new Putin-Trump meeting: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - There are no talks yet about any potential new meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was quoted as saying on Sunday by state run RIA news agency.

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Russian Olympians fight to clear their names

He's one of Russia's most beloved athletes. Cross country skier Nikita Kryukov has dominated the sport's sprint events during an illustrious career and has won an Olympic gold medal, three World Championship golds and six World Cup gold medals.

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Russian, U.S. army chiefs discussed Syria by phone - RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Chief of the General Staff of the armed forces Valery Gerasimov and his U.S. counterpart Joseph Dunford have discussed the situation in Syria by phone, RIA news agency reported on Saturday, citing the Russian Defence Ministry.

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UPDATE 1-Twitter to notify users exposed to Russian propaganda during U.S. elections

Jan 19 (Reuters) - Twitter Inc, which is reviewing Russian interference during the 2016 U.S. elections, said on Friday it would notify some of its users whether they were exposed to content generated by a suspected Russian propaganda service.

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Moment Putin plunges into ice-cold water

Russian President Vladimir Putin took part in an Orthodox Christian ritual, immersing himself in freezing cold water.

Olympic Games (2018) nytimes.com

I.O.C. Clears Nearly 400 Russians to Compete in Winter Games

Russia’s Olympic team has been barred from competing, but the number of individual Russian athletes competing under the Olympic flag could rival the size of previous delegations.

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Twitter to notify users exposed to Russian propaganda during U.S. elections

Jan 19 (Reuters) - Twitter Inc, which is reviewing Russian interference during the 2016 U.S. elections, said on Friday it would notify some of its users whether they were exposed to content generated by a suspected Russian propaganda service.

Hats and Caps nytimes.com

Opinion: The Second Lives of Pussy Hats

One year later, these Women’s March symbols have found new purpose as stuffed toys and talismans (when they’re not being worn, that is).

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Patriots' Brady won't discuss hand injury

(Reuters) - New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady declined to discuss his injured hand on Friday or say if it would keep him from playing in Sunday's AFC Championship game where a Super Bowl berth is on the line.

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IOC reduces pool of Russian athletes eligible to compete at Olympics

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee said on Friday it had reduced the pool of Russian athletes eligible to compete at the Pyeongchang Olympics to 389 from 500.

Pop and Rock Music nytimes.com

Playlist: The Playlist: Previously Unreleased Hendrix, and 10 More New Songs

Hear the week's most notable new music from Tracey Thorn, the Chainsmokers, Brazilian Girls and more.

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Putin takes an icy dip

Russian President Vladimir Putin stripped down to his bathing trunks in freezing temperatures Friday before immersing himself in icy waters to mark the feast of the Epiphany.

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Russian student injures six in an ax attack at his school

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian teenager attacked a group of younger students with an ax, injuring six people, before setting his school on fire, investigators said on Friday.

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Russia's Constitutional Court rejects Putin critic Navalny's election complaint: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Constitutional Court has refused to review a complaint from opposition leader Alexei Navalny over a ban on him running in a March presidential election citing legal problems with it, the RIA news agency reported on Friday.

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Russia's Putin takes dip in icy lake to mark Orthodox Epiphany

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin stripped off to his bathing trunks and immersed himself in the freezing waters of a lake late on Thursday, observing an Orthodox Christian ritual to mark the feast of Epiphany.

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Russian spy ship moving toward US

US military officials are tracking a sophisticated Russian spy ship that appears to be moving toward the US. CNN's Brian Todd reports.

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BRIEF-Marriott Unit sells Sheraton and Park Tower, Buenos Aires

* MARRIOTT-UNIT SOLD THE 740-ROOM SHERATON BUENOS AIRES HOTEL&CONVENTION CENTER,THE 180-ROOM PARK TOWER,A LUXURY COLLECTION HOTEL, BUENOS AIRES

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BRIEF-Riot Blockchain Canada Appoints Jeffrey Vormittag As Chief Operating Officer

* RIOT BLOCKCHAIN - ON JAN 17 RIOT BLOCKCHAIN CANADA APPOINTED JEFFREY VORMITTAG AS CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER OF RIOT CANADA FOR 2 YRS, EFFECTIVE JAN 20​ Source text: (http://bit.ly/2DlfKpT) Further company coverage:

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Turkey seeks Russian approval for air campaign against Afrin

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey dispatched its military chief to Moscow on Thursday, seeking approval for an air campaign in Syria's Kurdish-controlled Afrin region, although Damascus warned it could shoot down any Turkish planes in its skies.

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Zagitova leads, Russian pairs sweep podium at Europeans

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Twice world champion Evgenia Medvedeva was upstaged by Russian compatriot Alina Zagitova in the short program at the European championships on Thursday as Russians pairs swept the podium on home ice.

Country Music nytimes.com

Album Review: Caitlyn Smith, a Hitmaking Nashville Songwriter, Sings Her Own on ‘Starfire’

After years writing songs for Lady Antebellum and Meghan Trainor, among others, the 31-year-old shows off her own striking voice on her major-label debut.

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Wilander fears Rod Laver slot may inhibit Kyrgios vs. Tsonga

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Nick Kyrgios must not let playing on Rod Laver Arena douse his natural fire when he plays Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the standout match of the Australian Open third round on Friday, according to former champion Mats Wilander.

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Russian police search St Petersburg HQ of opposition leader Navalny

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian police searched the campaign headquarters of opposition leader Alexei Navalny in St Petersburg on Thursday ahead of a presidential election on March 18, a video feed streamed live to the Internet by Navalny's supporters showed.

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Hong Kong pro-independence protest leader appears in court for 'rioting'

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A young protest leader calling for Hong Kong's independence from China appeared in court on the rare charge of rioting on Thursday as two co-defendants failed to show up, the latest case highlighting a new generation of opposition to Chinese rule.

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Doping: CAS to hear appeals from 39 banned Russians next week

(Reuters) - The cases of 39 Russian athletes given lifetime Olympic bans following doping violations at the 2014 Sochi Games will be heard next week, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Wednesday.

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UPDATE 2-Twitter may notify users exposed to Russian propaganda during 2016 election

WASHINGTON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Twitter may notify users whether they were exposed to content generated by a suspected Russian propaganda service, a company executive told U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday.

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Facebook widens probe into alleged Russian meddling in Brexit

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Wednesday it would conduct a new, comprehensive search of its records for possible propaganda that Russian operatives may have spread during the run-up to Britain's 2016 referendum on EU membership.

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Holder Fernandez leads at Europeans, French pair upset Russian rivals

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Spain's Javier Fernandez stumbled on a quad Salchow but still took the lead after the short program at the European figure skating championships on Wednesday before French duo Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres upset their Russian rivals in the pairs.

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REFILE-UPDATE 1-Twitter may notify users exposed to Russian propaganda during 2016 election

WASHINGTON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Twitter may notify users whether they were exposed to content generated by a suspected Russian propaganda service, a company executive told U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday.

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Twitter may notify users exposed to Russian propaganda during 2016 election

WASHINGTON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Twitter may notify users whether they were exposed to content generated by a suspected Russian propaganda service, a company executive told U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday.

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Arson attack rips through office of Russian human rights group

MOSCOW (Reuters) - One of Russia's biggest human rights groups said on Wednesday that one of its offices in southern Russia had been badly damaged in an overnight arson attack, an incident it said was part of a campaign to drive it from the region.

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Tennis: Tsonga edges Shapovalov to strike blow for old guard

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - There was a time when Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was one of the new kids bounding on to the block, swinging from the hip and shaking up the established hierarchy in men's tennis.

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Russian assets give up gains as oil heads lower

MOSCOW, Jan 17 (Reuters) - The Russian rouble and stock indexes stepped further away from recent multi-month peaks on Wednesday as prices for oil, Russia's key exports, inched lower.

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Tennis: Tsonga tames Shapovalov in five-set classic

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga required all his years of experience to tame Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov and reach the third round of the Australian Open on Wednesday.

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Tennis: Svitolina sets up clash with 15-year-old compatriot

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Fourth seed Elina Svitolina came through a first set wobble to set up a third-round meeting with 15-year-old compatriot Marta Kostyuk with a 4-6 6-2 6-1 victory over Katerina Siniakova on Wednesday.

PersonalFinance reuters.com

Round Hill, investor in Beatles and Bruno Mars songs, raises new fund

(Reuters) - Round Hill Music Royalty Partners, a private equity firm which invests in the copyright of songs from artists such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Bruno Mars, said on Tuesday it...

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Russian pollster pulls pre-election research over closure fears

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's only major independent pollster, the Levada Center, said on Tuesday it had stopped publishing polls about the forthcoming presidential election because it feared the authorities might shut it down for perceived meddling.

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Russian foreign minister accuses US of 'destabilizing' world

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has accused the United States of destabilizing the world, airing a list of grievances over the Trump administration's foreign policy.

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Britain scrambles two Typhoon jets to intercept Russian planes

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain scrambled two Royal Air Force Typhoon jets on Monday from Scotland to intercept Russian planes near the United Kingdom's airspace, a defense ministry spokesman said.

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Patriots must beat Jaguars for Super Bowl return

(Reuters) - There is a new challenger standing in the way of the New England Patriots' path to another Super Bowl.

Music nytimes.com

Buying a Piece of Bob Marley’s Song Catalog, and His Enduring Legacy

Primary Wave, a boutique New York company that aggressively markets “icons and legends”, bought the rights to Marley’s songs in a $50 million deal.

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U.S. charges Maryland businessman with bribing Russian official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. authorities have charged a Maryland businessman with bribing a Russian official in an effort to win contracts to ship uranium to the United States.

Pop and Rock Music nytimes.com

Playlist: The Playlist: Black Eyed Peas Get Serious About Injustice, and 12 More New Songs

Listen to the week's most notable news songs from Lil Peep, Karen O, Carrie Underwood and more.

healthNews reuters.com

Zambia arrests 55 in riots over cholera control rules

LUSAKA (Reuters) - Police in Zambia arrested 55 people in Lusaka after residents rioted over a curfew and ban on street vending imposed to control a cholera outbreak, the government said on Friday.

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Zambian army enters slum after riots over cholera controls: state radio

LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambian troops entered a slum in Lusaka on Friday to restore order after residents rioted over a curfew and ban on street vending imposed to control a cholera outbreak, state radio said.

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In rut, Russian communists register surprise candidate to challenge Putin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian Communist Party moved to overhaul its geriatric image on Friday, registering a wealthy 57-year-old farm boss to challenge incumbent Vladimir Putin for the presidency in a gamble it hopes will revive its electoral fortunes.

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Russian and Turkish foreign ministers discuss Syria by phone: Russia

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's foreign ministry said on Friday that minister Sergei Lavrov had spoken over the phone with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu about preparations for the Syrian Congress of National Dialogue.

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Russian, Iranian foreign ministers discuss Syria

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov spoke by telephone with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif about preparations for a Russian-hosted Syrian People's Congress, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Friday in a statement.

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Obama explains 'what the Russians exploited' in new interview with Letterman

Former President Barack Obama weighed in on the potential consequences of Russian meddling in social media platforms during the 2016 election in a new interview with David Letterman.

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Zambia slum residents riot over rules to curb cholera outbreak

LUSAKA (Reuters) - Residents in a slum in Zambia's capital are rioting over a ban on street vending that was imposed to control a cholera outbreak, the government said on Friday.

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Barty downs compatriot Gavrilova to reach Sydney final

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Ashleigh Barty overcame a slow start to win her all-Australian semi-final against Daria Gavrilova 3-6 6-4 6-2 and advance to the final of the Sydney International.

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Food riots grip western Venezuela, mob reportedly slaughters cattle in field

SAN CRISTOBAL/BARINAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Hungry mobs ransacked a food collection center, and a supermarket in Venezuela's western Andean state of Merida on Thursday and reportedly even slaughtered cattle grazing in a field as unrest over food shortages spread through the country.

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Russians may be planning hack to cast shadow on Olympics: researchers

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A Virginia-based cybersecurity firm said on Thursday it had found early indications that Russia-based hackers may be planning attacks against anti-doping agencies in retaliation for Russia's exclusion from next month's Winter Olympic Games.

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Putin says Kremlin critic Navalny is U.S. pick for Russian presidency

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that opposition leader Alexei Navalny was Washington's pick for the Russian presidency, which was why the United States had complained about Navalny not being allowed to run for office.

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Putin says it's up to Washington, not Moscow, to improve ties

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday it was up to Washington and not Moscow to improve ties between the two countries.

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Putin: Kremlin critic Navalny is U.S. pick for Russian presidency

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday opposition leader Alexei Navalny appeared to be Washington's pick for the Russian presidency, which was why the United States had complained about Navalny not being allowed to run for office.

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Non-Russian airlines to operate internal charter flights for World Cup

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Foreign airlines will be allowed to carry out a limited number of charter flights between Russian cities during the World Cup in June and July, Russian Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov said on Thursday.

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DC to rename street in front of Russian embassy after murdered anti-Putin dissident

Washington's city council has unanimously passed a measure to rename the street in front of the Russian Embassy after Boris Nemtsov, a pro-democracy activist and critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Russian man rams armored personnel carrier into shop, steals wine

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A man rammed an armored personnel carrier into a shop window before climbing through the rubble to steal a bottle of wine in a town in northern Russia on Wednesday morning, according to local media and video posted on social media.

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Report: US must act now to ward off more Russian election meddling

The US will not be prepared to defend against possible Russian meddling in the 2018 midterm elections or the 2020 presidential contest unless it takes action now, according to a new report detailing the extent to which Moscow has tried to shape elections across Europe.

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Ford Sollers to hire 600 to meet growing Russian car demand

MOSCOW, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Ford's Russian joint venture Ford Sollers plans to create 600 new jobs at its Elabuga plant and institute a six-day week to meet growing demand, it said on Wednesday.

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Tennis: Rublev leading the Russian advance into Melbourne

(Reuters) - "Sound the alarm! The Russians are coming" sounds like Cold War paranoia but when applied to the world of men's tennis it might be worth sitting up and taking notice.

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Focused Patriots 'ignore the noise' ahead of Titans clash

(Reuters) - The New England Patriots are no stranger to controversy and on Tuesday the players said they would not let a reports of internal turmoil within the organization distract them from their quest to repeat as Super Bowl champions.

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Forty-two Russians appeal against Olympic bans: CAS

ZURICH (Reuters) - Forty-two Russians have lodged appeals against bans issued by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) following doping violations at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Tuesday.

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Sport court says 42 Russians appeal IOC doping decisions

ZURICH (Reuters) - The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Tuesday it has registered 42 appeals by Russian athletes seeking to overturn International Olympic Committee (IOC) penalties against them linked to doping violations at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

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Russia's discontent with Putin bubbles up

Though Vladimir Putin's presidential re-election in March will make international headlines, the greatest achievement of the election cycle will be the giant strides that Russian society has taken despite the government's attempts to squash any form of dissent.

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Russian historian who exposed Stalin's crimes faces enforced psychiatric testing

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian historian whose exposure of Soviet leader Josef Stalin's crimes angered state officials is due to begin enforced psychiatric testing this week amid fears he will be falsely declared insane, his lawyer said on Tuesday.

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Britain sends frigate to escort Russian ships through English Channel

LONDON (Reuters) - A British frigate escorted Russian ships through the English Channel on Monday, Britain's defense ministry said, adding that it was the latest sign of an upsurge in Russian naval activity near UK waters over the festive period.

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BRIEF-Uber selects Nvidia Technology For AI computing system in its fleet of self-driving vehicles

* ‍CO AND UBER ANNOUNCED THAT UBER HAS SELECTED NVIDIA TECHNOLOGY FOR AI COMPUTING SYSTEM IN ITS FLEET OF SELF-DRIVING VEHICLES​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Patriots open title defense against Titans

(Reuters) - The New England Patriots begin their quest for a third Super Bowl title in four seasons on Saturday when they meet the Tennessee Titans in the NFL playoffs.

Football nytimes.com

Titans 22, Chiefs 21: Marcus Mariota, With a Play for the Ages, Leads the Titans Past the Chiefs

The Tennessee quarterback ignited a rally from an 18-point deficit to give his team a playoff victory. With the help of a deflection, Mariota completed a pass to himself and sprinted to the end zone.

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Source: Bannon was going to call Trump Jr. a patriot. And then the President did this

Steve Bannon was only minutes away from attacking "Fire and Fury" author Michael Wolff over quotes attributed to the former White House chief strategist, but he decided not to do so after President Donald Trump attacked him after the release of excerpts from the book, according to a source familiar with the situation.

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BRIEF-Riot Blockchain Files For Disposition From Time To Time Of 3.3 Mln Shares Of Common Stock By Selling Stockholders

* RIOT BLOCKCHAIN INC FILES FOR DISPOSITION FROM TIME TO TIME OF 3.3 MILLION SHARES OF COMMON STOCK BY SELLING STOCKHOLDERS - SEC FILING

Pop and Rock Music nytimes.com

Playlist: The Playlist: Justin Timberlake Stays Funky (for Now), and 9 More New Songs

Hear the new songs that caught our critics' attention this week, from Bruno Mars and Cardi B, They Might Be Giants and more.

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Patriots refute talk of rift: 'We stand united'

(Reuters) - New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, head coach Bill Belichick and owner Robert Kraft have all shot down a report that suggested a rift between them could soon bring an end to their successful run.

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Putin OKs resumption of Russian airline service to Cairo: document

MOSCOW/CAIRO (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin authorized the resumption of regular Russian airline flights to Cairo, according to a document published on the Moscow government's website on Thursday.

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Suspected Russian jets kill at least 20 near Syrian capital: residents

AMMAN (Reuters) - Suspected Russian jets killed at least 20 people and wounded dozens early on Thursday when they dropped bombs on two residential buildings in a besieged rebel enclave east of the Syrian capital, residents and a war monitor said.

Elections nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Training Early for Post-Putin Politics

With the outcome of Russia’s presidential election in March all but decided, reformers keep hoping for a real contest once Putin leaves the scene.

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At least seven Russian planes destroyed by shelling at Syrian air base: Kommersant

MOSCOW (Reuters) - At least seven Russian planes were destroyed by rebel shelling at the Hmeymim air base in Syria on Dec. 31, Russian daily Kommersant reported late on Wednesday, citing two sources.

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Bannon calls Trump Jr. meeting with Russians 'treasonous': book

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon has called a June 2016 meeting with a group of Russians attended by Donald Trump Jr. and his father's top campaign officials "treasonous" and "unpatriotic," according to excerpts of a new book seen by Reuters on Wednesday.

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The former WH chief strategist blasts Donald Trump Jr.'s 2016 meeting with Russian lawyer in new book

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon called the 2016 Trump Tower meeting between Trump campaign officials and a Russian lawyer purportedly offering damaging information about Hillary Clinton "treasonous," according to a new book obtained by The Guardian.

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Russian military helicopter crashes in Syria, killing two: agencies

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian military MI-24 helicopter crashed in Syria on Dec. 31 due to a technical fault, killing both pilots, Russian news agencies cited the Ministry of Defence as saying on Wednesday.

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Spotify sued for $1.6B over Tom Petty, Doors songs

Playoff Games nytimes.com

On Pro Football: For the N.F.L. Playoffs, Much Has Changed. Then There Are the Patriots.

The regular season mocked the status quo, yielding several playoff teams that had been left out for a long time. But can anyone prevent another New England coronation?

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Putin urges 'pragmatic cooperation' with US

Russian President Vladimir Putin called for Russia and the US to engage in "pragmatic cooperation" in his Christmas and New Year greetings to US President Donald Trump, the Kremlin said on Saturday.

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Russian court upholds ban on Navalny running against Putin in 2018

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Supreme Court on Saturday dismissed an appeal by Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny against a decision by the country's central election commission to bar him from taking part in next year's presidential election.

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Russian supreme court approves ban against opposition leader Navalny from 2018 presidential election

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Supreme Court on Saturday dismissed an appeal by Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny against a decision by the country's central election commission to bar him from taking part in next year's presidential election.

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Putin tells Assad Russia will help defend Syrian sovereignty - Kremlin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin told his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad in a new year's greeting that Russia will continue supporting Syria's efforts to defend its sovereignty, the Kremlin said on Saturday.

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BRIEF-Riot Blockchain CEO Reports Sale Of Shares

* RIOT BLOCKCHAIN CEO JOHN O'ROURKE REPORTS SALE OF 19,583 SHARES AT PRICE OF $28.45/SHARE - SEC FILING

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Exclusive: Russian tankers fueled North Korea via transfers at sea - sources

LONDON/MOSCOW - Russian tankers have supplied fuel to North Korea on at least three occasions in recent months by transferring cargoes at sea, according to two senior Western European security sources, providing an economic lifeline to the secretive Communist state.

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Exclusive: Russian tankers fueled North Korea via transfers at sea

LONDON/MOSCOW - Russian tankers have supplied fuel to North Korea on at least three occasions in recent months by transferring cargoes at sea, according to two senior Western European security sources, providing an economic lifeline to the secretive Communist state.

Pop and Rock Music nytimes.com

Playlist: The Playlist: Lil Wayne Recaptures His Old Magic and 8 More New Songs

Hear the tracks that caught our critics' attention this week, from Major Lazer, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Cassie and more.

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Yemen government says 32 killed in air strike, disputing U.N. toll

DUBAI (Reuters) - Officials in Yemen's mostly Saudi-based government said 32 civilians were killed in a Saudi-led coalition air strike on a market in the Taiz region earlier this week, disputing a U.N. death toll of 56.

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Riot police break up anti-government protest in western Iran

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian riot police dispersed protesters shouting anti-government slogans in the western city of Kermanshah on Friday, a day after similar protests in the country's northeast, the semi-official news agency Fars reported.

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Russian environmental activist hospitalized after beating

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A leading Russian environmental activist said on Friday he had been hospitalized after being severely beaten by unknown assailants in the southern city of Krasnodar.

Terrorism nytimes.com

After St. Petersburg Explosion, Putin Orders Police to ‘Liquidate’ Terrorists

Vladimir V. Putin, who is running for a fourth term as Russia’s president, has burnished his reputation for being tough on extremists.

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Kremlin says Russian satellite launch failures being investigated

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Thursday that Russia was analyzing its space sector after two failed satellite launches in as many months.

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Kremlin says Putin critic Navalny's protest call to be investigated

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Thursday that a call by opposition leader Alexei Navalny to hold nationwide protests to back a boycott of next year's presidential election would be investigated to see if it broke the law.

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Russian police seize ex-factory owner who fled after shooting

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian police arrested on Thursday the former owner of a pastry factory who had returned to the plant and opened fire wounding one person before escaping a siege by special forces, according to a statement.

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Putin says St. Petersburg supermarket bombing was terrorism

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said a bomb blast in a St Petersburg supermarket on Wednesday was an act of terrorism, and that security forces whose lives were threatened by terrorist suspects should shoot to kill if necessary.

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Putin says St Petersburg supermarket bombing was terrorism

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said a bomb blast in a St Petersburg supermarket on Wednesday was an act of terrorism, and that security forces whose lives were threatened by terrorist suspects should shoot to kill if necessary.

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No proof Kaesong cash funded North Korea arms programs: South Korea expert panel

SEOUL (Reuters) - There was no evidence that North Korea had diverted wages paid to its workers by South Korean companies operating in a now-closed industrial park on their border to bankroll its weapons programs, an expert panel appointed by Seoul's Ministry of Unification said on Thursday.

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Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels swap prisoners before New Year

HORLIVKA, Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukraine and pro-Russian separatist rebels conducted the largest exchange of prisoners since conflict broke out in 2014, sending hundreds of captives home to their families on Wednesday ahead of New Year and Orthodox Christmas.

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Putin files re-election bid as Kremlin critic calls for protests

Russian President Vladimir Putin officially launched his bid for a fourth term as Russia's president on Wednesday, as his main opponent called for a day of protests against the elections.

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Putin critic Navalny calls election boycott rallies

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Opposition leader Alexei Navalny announced on Wednesday a series of rallies across Russia in January to press home his call for a boycott of next year's presidential election, a move likely to draw a sharp response from the Kremlin and police.

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Russian opposition leader Navalny calls for election boycott rally

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said on Wednesday he was organising a nationwide rally on Jan. 28 to support his call for a boycott of next year's presidential election.

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Russia's Putin registers re-election bid

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin formally registered his re-election bid on Wednesday, submitting the necessary documents to Russia's central election commission in person ahead of a March 18 vote.

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BRIEF-Riot Blockchain Announces Adjournment Of Annual Meeting Of Stockholders

* RIOT BLOCKCHAIN ANNOUNCES ADJOURNMENT OF ANNUAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS

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Russia's election commission accepts Putin's documents as presidency candidate

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's central election commission on Wednesday accepted documents from Vladimir Putin needed to register him as a candidate in next March's presidential ballot.

Russia nytimes.com

Barred From Running, Barred From Boycotting: A Russian Candidate’s Quandary

First Aleksei A. Navalny, an anticorruption activist, was blocked from running for president. Then he was warned not to organize a boycott of the election.

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Kremlin seeks investigation of vote boycott called by Putin opponent

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Hundreds of Russian celebrities, sportspeople and politicians nominated President Vladimir Putin for re-election on Tuesday, hours after the Kremlin said it wanted opposition leader Alexei Navalny investigated for calling for a boycott of the vote.

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UPDATE 2-Russian court approves settlement of Rosneft, Sistema dispute

MOSCOW, Dec 26 (Reuters) - A Russian court approved a settlement between the Sistema conglomerate and Russia's largest oil producer Rosneft on Tuesday, ending their dispute over the Bashneft oil company, RIA news agency said.

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Russian court approves amicable agreement between Rosneft, Bashneft and Sistema - RIA

MOSCOW, Dec 26 (Reuters) - A Russian court has approved the amicable agreement reached on Friday between the Sistema conglomerate and Russia's largest oil producer Rosneft in their dispute over the Bashneft oil company, RIA news agency said on Tuesday.

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Man blacklisted by Russian media is now on YouTube

Blacklisted by state-controlled media, Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny is using YouTube to galvanize protests against the Kremlin.

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Britain escorts Russian ship near national waters amid strained relations

LONDON (Reuters) - A British ship escorted a Russian vessel as it passed near UK territorial waters over Christmas, Britain's defense ministry said on Tuesday, adding that Russian naval activity near Britain had increased in the holiday period.

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Syrian rebel groups reject Russian-sponsored Sochi conference

AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian rebel groups on Monday rejected Russia's planned Sochi conference on Syria, saying Moscow was seeking to bypass a U.N.-based Geneva peace process and blaming Russia for committing war crimes in the war-torn country.

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Russia's Putin calls for Web activities of some firms to be monitored

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Monday the Russian authorities should monitor the activity of "some companies" on social media during next year's presidential election and assess the extent of their involvement in domestic politics.

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Putin says Russia should scrap profit tax on repatriated funds

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia should scrap the 13 percent profit tax on funds repatriated to Russia from abroad and renew an amnesty from penalties for businesses returning capital, President Vladimir Putin said on Monday.

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Kremlin critic barred from entering Russian presidential race

Russian officials barred activist Alexey Navalny from entering the country's presidential race a day after he held nomination gatherings to kick off his run, according to state-run media outlet RIA-Novosti.

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Putin critic Navalny barred from Russian presidential election

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's central election commission voted on Monday to bar opposition leader Alexei Navalny from running in a presidential election next year, saying he was ineligible because of a past criminal conviction.

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Kremlin critic running for Russian president

Russian activist Alexey Navalny kicked off a run for the country's presidency on Sunday even though an embezzlement conviction would appear to disqualify him from pursuing the job.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Navalny Is Nominated by Hundreds to Challenge Putin for Russian Presidency

The move allows Aleksei Navalny to ready the endorsement papers required for candidacy, putting pressure on the Kremlin to allow one of the Russian president’s most formidable foes to run.

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Putin critic Navalny clears first hurdle in bid for Russia presidency

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny cleared the first hurdle on Sunday toward taking part in next year's presidential election, even though the central election commission has previously ruled him ineligible to run.

Art nytimes.com

Editorial: For Russian Artists in 1917, Art Was the Thing, Not Revolution

Amid suffering and chaos, painters of every leaning largely continued doing what they had been doing, whether to mark time or to provide escape.

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Russia's ruling party seeks Putin's 'ultimate victory' at 2018 election

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's ruling party United Russia wants the "ultimate victory" of President Vladimir Putin at the presidential election in March 2018, party head and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Saturday.

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Russian foreign ministry: Moscow ready to cooperate with U.S. on Afghanistan - RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Moscow stands ready to cooperate with the United States on Afghanistan, Russia's Foreign Ministry official said in an interview with RIA state news agency published on Saturday.

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US-backed Ukrainian government has long sought the arms in its fight against Russian-backed separatists

Pop and Rock Music nytimes.com

Playlist: The Playlist: Cardi B Isn’t Going Anywhere and 9 More New Songs

Hear the week's most notable new music, from the return of Sugarland to Laura Marling covering a Bob Dylan classic.

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IOC bans 11 Russian winter athletes for life for Sochi 2014 doping

ZURICH (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee said on Friday it had banned 11 Russian athletes for life after they committed doping offences at the 2014 Sochi winter games.

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Putin accuses U.S. of plotting to break landmark arms control pact

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday accused the United States of plotting to withdraw from the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces treaty, which bans short and intermediate-range land-based nuclear and conventional missiles.

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Stop meddling in foreign elections, UK's Johnson tells Russian hosts

MOSCOW (Reuters) - British foreign minister Boris Johnson told his Russian counterpart on Friday there was "abundant evidence" of Moscow meddling in foreign elections, but said any Russian efforts to interfere in last year's Brexit referendum had fallen flat.

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Kremlin: Putin favours amicable agreement in Rosneft-Sistema row

MOSCOW, Dec 22 (Reuters) - A possible amicable agreement in a row between Russian oil major Rosneft and conglomerate Sistema was a topic of Russian President Vladimir Putin's informal meeting with businessmen on Thursday, the Kremlin said on Friday.

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Jill Stein: I didn't speak to Putin

Green Party 2016 presidential candidate Jill Stein responds to the Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr saying his committee is examining her campaign as part of its investigation into Russian meddling in the US election.

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Six cleared of rioting charges for Inauguration Day anti-Trump protests

(Reuters) - The first criminal trial of protesters who thronged Washington streets for sometimes violent Jan. 20 protests against U.S. President Donald Trump's inauguration ended with six people cleared of rioting charges, according to court records and prosecutors.

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Eastern Russian port of Nakhodka chokes on coal

NAKHODKA, Russia (Reuters) - The far eastern Russian port of Nakhodka on the Sea of Japan is swathed in coal dust. It blankets the streets, clogs the air and is blamed by some for a rise in respiratory diseases among the city's 150,000 residents.

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Russian Foreign Ministry says latest U.S. sanctions are 'grotesque'

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The latest U.S. sanctions imposed on five Russians and Chechens are grotesque and groundless, and Moscow will hit back with tit-for-tat sanctions, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday.

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Dying for a paycheck: the Russian civilians fighting in Syria

ORENBURG, Russia (Reuters) - When Vladimir Kabunin signed up as a private military contractor, he saw a chance to make a wage much higher than any he could earn in his provincial Russian hometown.

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Is the Putin-Trump bromance fading?

The Kremlin slams Trump's National Security Strategy for criticizing Russia. Is the Putin-Trump bromance fading? Brian Todd reports

Movies nytimes.com

Review: ‘Pitch Perfect 3’ Keeps the Songs but Loses the Plot

The latest entry in this movie series fares best when its director treats it as a fantastical buddy comedy.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates nytimes.com

U.S. Punishes Chechen Leader in New Sanctions Against Russians

Sanctions could be a sign the Trump administration is heightening pressure on some Russians despite a more accommodating tone with President Vladimir V. Putin.

Christians and Christianity nytimes.com

Hillsong Unites Believers and Those Old Agnostics John, Paul, George and Ringo

More than a thousand worshipers attended a Pentecostal singalong whose set list included Beatles hits like “Can’t Buy Me Love” and “Here Comes the Sun.”

Extradition nytimes.com

A New Russian Ploy: Competing Extradition Requests

Moscow is seeking to block U.S. trials of cybercriminals by trying to extradite them to Russia for crimes allegedly committed years before.

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Russian Paralympic Committee ban remains, final decision on Winter Games participation in January

LONDON (Reuters) - The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) said on Wednesday it was maintaining its suspension of the Russian Paralympic Committee but had yet to make a final decision on whether Russia can compete at the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea.

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Russian rouble firms buoyed by end-year tax payments and steady oil

MOSCOW, Dec 20 (Reuters) - The Russian rouble opened unchanged to the dollar on Wednesday and slightly firmed shortly afterwards, moving within a narrow trading band, propped by end-year tax payments, subdued speculative activity on the market and steady oil prices.

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Exclusive: Russian oil firm Tatneft ran Crimea fuel station, despite sanctions risk

MOSCOW (Reuters) - One of Russia's biggest oil companies, Tatneft, has been doing business in Crimea despite the risk of being placed on a U.S. sanctions blacklist, according to company documents and a source close to Tatneft.

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U.S., Russian, Japanese crew arrive at space station

(Reuters) - A trio of U.S., Japanese and Russian astronauts arrived at the International Space Station on Tuesday, a NASA TV broadcast showed.

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Russia's Putin says ex-Soviet countries threatened by militants: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that former Soviet countries were being threatened by militants using Central Asia and the Middle East as a springboard for expansion, the RIA news agency reported.

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Analysis: Trump and Putin, closer than ever

After President Donald Trump spoke by phone on Sunday from a cabin at Camp David to his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, the press release describing their call featured something unusual: an exclamation point.

Presidential Election of 2020 nytimes.com

Democrats in New York Can Already Hear Iowa’s Siren Song

The region is home to a glut of nationally ambitious politicians and a confluence of egos that promise friction heading into 2020.

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UK sees growing threat from Russian propaganda, cyber-attacks

LONDON (Reuters) - Russia poses an increasing threat and is willing to use propaganda, subversion and cyber-attacks to undermine Britain and the rest of Europe, Britain's national security adviser said on Monday.

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Russian bobsledder Voevoda banned for life from Olympics

ZURICH (Reuters) - Russian bobsledder Alexey Voevoda has been given a life ban from the Olympics for anti-doping violations at the Sochi Games where he won two gold medals, the International Olympic Committee IOC) said on Monday.

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Europe Edition: Putin, Atlanta, U.F.O.s: Your Monday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

Social Media nytimes.com

For Russian ‘Trolls,’ Instagram’s Pictures Can Spread Wider Than Words

An anti-Islamic image created by a Kremlin-connected group has proved hard to kill, an indication of the challenge of monitoring social media for propaganda.

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Putin thanks Trump for CIA's help in stopping terror attacks

President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke by phone on Sunday after ISIS-inspired terror attacks against the city of St. Petersburg were thwarted by Russia's Federal Security Service using intelligence provided by the CIA.

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Cuba’s Castro and Russian oil executive meet in Havana

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban President Raul Castro and the head of Russian oil company Rosneft met in Havana on Saturday, the latest sign the two countries are readying a major energy agreement.

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U.S., Russian, Japanese crew blasts off for space station

(Reuters) - A trio of U.S. and Japanese astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut blasted off from Kazakhstan on Sunday for a two-day trip to the International Space Station, a NASA TV broadcast showed.

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Russian and French foreign ministers discussed situation in Syria

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian discussed the situation in Syria and other issues during a phone conversation on Dec. 14, the Russian ministry said in a statement on Saturday.

Pop and Rock Music nytimes.com

Playlist: The Playlist: Black Thought Freestyles for 10 Minutes and 11 More New Songs

Hear the most notable new music out this week, from Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamildrops team-up with the Decemberists to a Thelonious Monk reissue.

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Trump called Putin yesterday to thank him after the Russian president praised him

President Donald Trump said Friday that he spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday to thank him for comments he made about the President's efforts to grow the American economy.

Dancing nytimes.com

For Russians Tired of ‘Swan Lake,’ a Contemporary Alternative

Diana Vishneva’s Context is a high-profile festival devoted to contemporary dance in a country synonymous with ballet.

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Russian ex-minister Ulyukayev jailed for eight years over $2 million bribe

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Former Russian economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev was found guilty of soliciting a $2 million bribe from Rosneft chief executive Igor Sechin and sentenced to eight years in jail on Friday.

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Russian court jails ex-minister Ulyukayev for eight years in bribery case

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian court sentenced ex-economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev to eight years in prison on Friday after finding him guilty of taking a $2 million bribe from Igor Sechin, the CEO of oil giant Rosneft.

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NATO sounds alarm on banned Russian missile system

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO allies on Friday publicly raised concern about a Russian cruise missile system that the alliance says may break a Cold War-era pact banning such weapons, in a show of support for Washington.

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Kremlin: Putin and Trump agreed to exchange information on North Korea

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Friday that President Vladimir Putin and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump had agreed in a phone call to exchange information about North Korea and cooperate on possible initiatives to resolve a crisis around the Asian nation.

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Russian ex-minister Ulyukayev found guilty of bribe-taking

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Former Russian economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev was found guilty on Friday of soliciting a $2 million bribe from Rosneft chief executive Igor Sechin in a court case that has shone a rare light on infighting among the Russian elite.

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Russian court rules ex-minister Ulyukayev extorted bribe

MOSCOW, Dec 15 (Reuters) - A Russian court has established that former Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev had extorted a $2 million bribe from Igor Sechin, the CEO of oil company Rosneft , judge Larisa Semyonova said on Friday.

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UPDATE 1-Russian ex-minister Ulyukayev found guilty of bribe-taking

MOSCOW, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Former Russian economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev was found guilty on Friday of soliciting a $2 million bribe from Rosneft chief executive Igor Sechin in a court case that has shone a rare light on infighting among the Russian elite.

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Russian court finds ex-minister Ulyukayev guilty of taking a bribe - judge

MOSCOW, Dec 15 (Reuters) - A Russian court on Friday found ex-economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev guilty of taking a bribe.

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Britain says West must defend undersea cables from Russian navy

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain and its NATO allies must defend deep sea cables against a potentially catastrophic attack by the Russia navy that could disrupt trillions of dollars in financial transactions, the head of Britain's armed forces warned.

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Russian parliament sets March 18 as presidential election date

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The upper house of the Russian parliament voted on Friday to set March 18 as the date of next year's presidential election.

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Trump discusses North Korea situation with Putin: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Trump spoke by phone on Thursday with Russian President Vladimir Putin and the two leaders "discussed working together to resolve the very dangerous situation in North Korea," the White House said in a statement.

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Putin praises Trump, slams Russia probe

Russian President Vladimir Putin used a portion of his yearly news conference to praise Donald Trump and brushed off the ongoing investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 US presidential election. CNN's Brian Todd reports.

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Trump and Putin speak by phone

President Donald Trump spoke Thursday with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, who earlier in the day praised progress made by the Trump administration but chastised its approach to North Korea.

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Putin, Trump discuss bilateral relations, Korean Peninsula situation: Kremlin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump discussed bilateral relations and situation in the Korean Peninsula during a telephone call, the Kremlin said in a statement early on Friday.

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U.S. jets fire flares to warn Russian jets in Syria

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. F-22 fighter aircraft fired warning flares on Wednesday after two Russian Su-25 jets entered an agreed upon deconfliction area in airspace east of the Euphrates river in Syria, the U.S. military said.

Putin, Vladimir V nytimes.com

‘Are You Normal?’ Putin Asks U.S. Congress in Annual News Gathering

As much circus as news conference, the event provided the Russian president with a platform to bolster his campaign and to attack the United States.

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US F-22s intercept Russian jets over Syria, fire warning flares

Two US F-22 stealth fighters intercepted two Russian aircraft Wednesday after the Russian jets crossed the Euphrates River in Syria, flying east of the "de-confliction line" that is supposed to separate Russian and US-led coalition aircraft operating over Syria, two US defense officials told CNN.

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Sources: US jets intercept Russians

US F-22 stealth fighters intercepted two Russian aircraft after the Russian jets flew east of the "de-confliction line" that is supposed to separate Russian and US-led coalition aircraft operating over Syria, two US defense officials told CNN.

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Putin says Trump can claim 'fairly serious achievements' in first year

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that his US counterpart Donald Trump had made some "fairly serious achievements" since he took office and derided what he called the "espionage mania" surrounding meetings held by Trump associates with Russian officials.

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Putin says U.S. gripped by fabricated spymania, praises Trump

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday the United States was in the grip of a fabricated spymania whipped up by President Donald Trump's opponents but he thought battered U.S.-Russia relations would recover one day.

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Putin says Russia won't be dragged into new arms race with U.S.A.

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia would pay proper attention to the development of its army and navy, but it would not be dragged into a new arms race with the United States.

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Russia's Putin, on track for easy re-election, laments dearth of rivals

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he faced no credible high-profile political opponents as he prepared to run for re-election in March, but would work to try to create a more balanced political system.

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Putin: U.S. secret services control doping whistleblower Rodchenkov

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's former anti-doping chief-turned-whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov is working under the control of U.S. special services, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday.

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Putin says confident Russia to be ready to host 2018 World Cup

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he was confident that Russia would have everything ready to host the 2018 soccer World Cup as it has a vast experience in holding major sports events.

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Putin says will run as independent candidate for new Kremlin term

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin, seeking a new term in office in a March election, said on Thursday he would run as an independent candidate while hoping for support from more than one political party.

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Russian court rejects Siemens claim that Crimea turbines sale was invalid

MOSCOW, Dec 14 (Reuters) - Moscow's Arbitration Court on Thursday rejected a claim by Germany's Siemens that the sale of its turbines which were delivered to Crimea was invalid.

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Moscow, Cairo may sign deal on Friday to resume Russian flights to Egypt: TASS

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia and Egypt may sign an agreement on Friday allowing to resume Russian civilian flights to Egypt, the TASS news agency cited Russian Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov as saying on Thursday.

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Putin must nudge Syria into U.N. peace deal, mediator says

GENEVA (Reuters) - U.N. Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura urged Russia on Wednesday to convince its ally the Syrian government of the need to clinch a peace deal to end the nearly seven-year-old war.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates nytimes.com

Facebook Sees Little Evidence of Russian Meddling in ‘Brexit’ Vote

The social media giant’s statement came in response to questions from the British Parliament, but a member of Parliament called Facebook’s answer insufficient.

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Facebook says Russian-linked accounts spent just 97 cents on ads over Brexit

LONDON, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Russian-based operatives placed three adverts on Facebook in the run-up to Britain's 2016 referendum on EU membership, spending just 97 cents to raise the issue of immigration, the social media platform said on Wednesday.

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Greek top court clears way for U.S. extradition of Russian cybercrime suspect

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's top court cleared the way on Wednesday for the extradition to the United States of a Russian man, also wanted in Moscow, suspected of having laundered billions of dollars in the digital currency bitcoin.

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Greek top court paves way for U.S. extradition of Russian bitcoin fraud suspect

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's Supreme Court on Wednesday paved the way for the extradition to the United States of Russian bitcoin fraud suspect Alexander Vinnik.

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Backed by Putin, Russian military pushes into foreign policy

MOSCOW (Reuters) - From Damascus to Doha, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu has been showing up in unexpected places, a sign of the military's growing influence under Vladimir Putin.

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Russian gas flows to Italy have resumed

MILAN, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Gas flows from Russia, interrupted by a blast at the Baumgarten gas hub in Austria, resumed at 2000 GMT on Tuesday, a spokesman for Italian gas grid operator Snam said. (Reporting by Stephen Jewkes, editing by Louise Heavens)