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Space

'Let's go': Russia launches humanoid robot into space

Space-bound humanoid robot Fedor expected to dock at the ISS on Saturday with more than 650kg of cargo.

Europe

Russian humanoid robot Fedor to travel to space

Fedor has the ambitious task of putting Russia ahead in the space race.

United Nations

Russia, China seek Security Council meeting after US missile test

Moscow and Beijing warn of 'threats to international peace and security' after latest US test of new cruise missile.

Russia, China seek Security Council meeting after US missile test

G7

Trump says appropriate to let Russia join G7

Russia was pushed out of the G8 in 2014 because of its annexation of Crimea from Ukraine.

Trump says appropriate to let Russia join G7

AJ Impact

Iran: US sanctions cost market 2.7 million barrels of oil per day

Data shows Iran exported roughly 100,000 barrels per day in July.

Iran: US sanctions cost market 2.7 million barrels of oil per day

Russia

Russia accuses US of stoking tensions with missile test

US missile test in the wake of withdrawal from Cold War-era INF treaty a 'regrettable' move, Moscow says.

Russia accuses US of stoking tensions with missile test

AJ Impact

Russian humanoid robot goes to space

The artificially intelligent machine is designed to save lives, but may have other applications.

Russian humanoid robot goes to space

Russia

Macron tells Putin truce in Syria's Idlib must be respected

French president hosts Russian counterpart for wide-ranging talks, including about Syria and Ukraine.

Macron tells Putin truce in Syria's Idlib must be respected

Europe

Russia says 'foreign meddling' to blame for protests

Moscow says it will investigate alleged interference for inspiring anti-Putin demonstrations over upcoming local elections.

US & Canada

After INF treaty exit, US tests ground-launched cruise missile

The test would have been prohibited by the INF treaty, had the United States had not left it earlier this month.

After INF treaty exit, US tests ground-launched cruise missile

Aviation

Russian plane makes 'miracle' emergency landing

At least 23 people injured as pilot was forced to land plane in a cornfield shortly after takeoff

Ural Airlines plane makes 'miracle' emergency landing

Russia

Russian village evacuation as rocket blast sparks radiation fears

Nyonoksa residents asked to leave within a day after last week's explosion that spiked radiation levels up to 16 times.

Russian village evacuation as rocket blast sparks radiation fears

Europe

Russian nuclear engineers buried after 'Skyfall nuclear' blast

Experts link the explosion to the Burevestnik nuclear-powered cruise missile touted by President Putin in March 2018.

Russian nuclear engineers buried after 'Skyfall nuclear' blast

Opinion

Putin risks losing Moscow

Russia's revitalised pro-democracy movement is increasingly gaining ground in the Russian capital.

Leonid Ragozin

by Leonid Ragozin

Leonid Ragozin

Russia

Russia demands Google not to promote 'illegal' events on YouTube

After protests, watchdog says entities bought ad tools to spread information about unsanctioned demonstrations.

Russia demands Google not to promote 'illegal' events on YouTube