Russian Historian Charged With Murdering, Dismembering Girlfriend Pleads Guilty.

A Russian historian charged with murdering and dismembering his student lover has pleaded guilty at the resumption of his trial in the city of St. Petersburg.

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EU Slaps Sanctions On Two Russians, Entity Over Bundestag Cyberattacks.

The European Union has imposed sanctions against the head of Russia's GRU military intelligence agency, a unit within the agency, and one of its officers for their involvement in a 2015 cyberattack on Germany's lower house of parliament.

RSF Urges UN To Address 'Violent Crackdown' On Journalists In Belarus.

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Civil Rights Activist Badly Beaten By Unknown Assailants In Russia.

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Uzbek Company Starts Paying Overdue Salaries After Mass Protests.

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Human Rights Watchdogs Urge Turkmenistan To Release Lawyer Allaberdyev.

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Whistle-Blower Snowden Reportedly Granted Permanent Residency By Russia.

Russian media says U.S. whistle-blower Edward Snowden has been granted permanent residency by the government.

American, Two Russians Return Safely To Earth From International Space Station.

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U.S. Says Iran And Russia Have Obtained Voter Information

Iran and Russia have both obtained American voters’ information and are attempting to influence public opinion ahead of the November 3 election, U.S. national security officials said.

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