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How Russia grapples with monuments from Soviet past

How Russia grapples with monuments from Soviet pastAs Americans debate the proper placement of Confederate statues, Russians have found a unique solution to a similar issue.



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Russia calls out US 'cynicism' for rights council pullout

Russia calls out US 'cynicism' for rights council pulloutRussia on Wednesday voiced surprise at the United States’ decision to withdraw from the UN Human Rights Council, accusing Washington of “gross cynicism” and “disregard” for the world body. “The US has once again brought a powerful blow to its own human rights reputation by demonstrating its disregard for the UN and its bodies,” Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told a briefing in Moscow.



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Japan's Princess Takamado makes surprise Russia visit for World Cup

Japan's Princess Takamado makes surprise Russia visit for World CupPrincess Takamado of Japan on Tuesday watched her country play Colombia in the World Cup in the small Russian city of Saransk, becoming the first member of Japan’s royal family to visit the country since 1916, Russian state media reported. State television showed images of the Japanese royal, a keen football supporter who has travelled to every World Cup to support Japan since 1998, in the host city of Saransk for the game on Tuesday afternoon. The Japanese Embassy in Moscow told AFP Princess Takamado would also travel to Yekaterinburg where Japan will play Senegal on Sunday and where she will take part in a seminar on traditional “Kyudo” archery.



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Did Russia and America Almost Go to War in Syria?

Did Russia and America Almost Go to War in Syria?On May 24, 2018, the New York Times ran an article by Thomas Gibbons-Neff detailing an intense battle between U.S. special forces and Syrian government-allied troops and Russian mercenaries for control of the Conoco gas field east of Deir ez-Zor.



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Trump lawyer calls for inquiry on Mueller's Russia probe

Trump lawyer calls for inquiry on Mueller's Russia probeDonald Trump’s personal lawyer on Sunday called for an investigation into special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, claiming it was tainted from the outset under former FBI director James Comey. Giuliani’s comments were the latest in a barrage of attacks on the probe by the president and his lawyers as Mueller appears to be nearing a conclusion to his investigation into possible collusion between Trump’s campaign and Moscow.



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Rudy Giuliani Says President Trump Could Use Pardon Power After Russia Probe

Rudy Giuliani Says President Trump Could Use Pardon Power After Russia ProbePardons may be granted if the president believes anyone was treated "unfairly"



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Trump Says It's OK He Misled Media About Son's Russia Meeting

Trump Says It's OK He Misled Media About Son's Russia MeetingPresident Donald Trump said on Friday that it doesn't matter if he misled the



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Experts say Trump's Russia policy is at odds with itself

Experts say Trump's Russia policy is at odds with itselfAt a meeting of the Helsinki Commission, experts said President Trump obfuscates his administration’s policy toward the Kremlin by making pronouncements that contradict the positions of the U.S. intelligence community and diplomatic corps.



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White House Counsel Don McGahn Recused Entire Staff From Russia Probe

White House Counsel Don McGahn Recused Entire Staff From Russia ProbeWhite House counsel Don McGahn recused his whole staff from the investigation



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Saudi women in Russia to support team, reinforce new image

Saudi women in Russia to support team, reinforce new imageMOSCOW (AP) — In jeans, headscarves and veils, dozens of Saudi women draped in their country's green flag and sporting matching face paint streamed into Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium on Thursday to support their national team against Russia in the World Cup's opening match.



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