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Russia's past and present collide at ceremony to honor former leader

YEKATERINBURG, Russia (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday inaugurated a museum dedicated to Boris Yeltsin, the former president whose legacy, many former Yeltsin associates say, Putin has spent the past 15 years dismantling.<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and Prime …

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Warning or no warning - tension grows between Russia and Turkey over downed jet

Moscow and Ankara continue to contest the circumstances surrounding Turkey’s downing of a Russian jet. Now its over the issue of whether there was a warning.<p>Turkey’s military has released what it says is an audio recording:of the Russian pilots being told to change their heading south …

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Russia's Military Is More Advanced Than You Might Think

Putin is itching to fight after one of his jets was shot down by Turkey.<p>Vladimir Putin is not a man to back down from provocation, especially a direct, lethal provocation like the shooting down of a Russian Su-24 aircraft by Turkey on Tuesday. Such an attack raises the possibility of a direct …

Russia deploys missiles in Syria after Turkey shoots down bomber

Russia deployed long-range air defense missiles at its air base in Syria Thursday in a rapid response to the downing of one of its bombers by a Turkish warplane.<p>Russia's state-owned RIA Novosti news agency, quoting its own reporter on the ground, reported that the shipment of S-400 long-range …

Italy Says No Agreement Made At G20 To Extend Russia Sanctions

ROME (Reuters) - No agreement was reached among leaders at this month's Group of 20 summit in Turkey to extend sanctions against Russia over its …

Russia Accepts Athletics Ban Following Doping Scandal

The country's athletics federation accepted their suspension without a hearing, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) said.<p>Russia's athletic federation has accepted its suspension after a scandal erupted concerning the widespread doping of its athletes, the International …

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Goat Becomes Pals With Tiger Who Was Supposed to Eat It

MOSCOW — Timur the goat was meant to be nothing more than a tasty meal for Amur, a Siberian tiger living in a safari park.<p>Timur had other ideas.<p>The …

Turkey Releases Audio Of Military's 'Warning' To Russian Plane Of Air-Space Violation

The Turkish military has released audio of what it claims is the warning it gave to the Russian plane before it was shot down.<p>It refutes Russia's …

Sebastian Coe gives up role with Nike amid scrutiny

MONACO (AP) — Although new to his job, Sebastian Coe has already learned that some battles are simply not worth fighting when you're trying to lead a …

The simple reason why Russia and Turkey aren't going to war

World War Three trended on Twitter. It was clearly a big deal.<p>And in reaction, Russia has already taken some action — Moscow has advised Russians against travelling to Turkey, and there have been some low-level sanctions on Turkish food imports .<p>But it seems pretty unlikely that this is going to …

Russia strikes back at Turkey with economic sanctions

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia plans to retaliate against Turkey for the downing of a warplane by imposing sanctions, cutting economic ties and scrapping major …

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