Saturday, August 01, 2015

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Russia Retains Team Gold In Synchro At World Championships

Host Russia remained unbeaten in the synchronized swimming team free event after winning a fifth straight gold at the world championships July 31.

Some Alaska Natives Granted Visa-Free Travel To Russia

Some western Alaska Natives can again travel to Russia's Chukotka region without a visa under a decades-old agreement that was revived in mid-July.

Russian Church Stirs Debate With Bid To Take Over Landmark

The Russian Orthodox Church's bid to take over St. Petersburg's landmark St. Isaac's Cathedral is creating a controversy.

Russia Vows Retaliation For Expanded U.S. Sanctions

Russia's Foreign Ministry vowed retaliation against the United States for expanded sanctions over the Ukraine crisis.

Panel Finds No Wrongdoing In Baku Trip By U.S. Lawmakers

The U.S. House Ethics Committee said it found no evidence of wrongdoing by a bipartisan group of 10 lawmakers who went on a 2013 trip to Azerbaijan paid for by that country's government.

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