Russia has dismissed as "populist" a French proposal to limit the use of the veto at the UN Security Council and said it would oppose it.
The United States has levied new sanctions against a host of major Russian, Chinese and other companies, accusing them of violating embargoes on transferring weapons of mass destruction technologies to Iran, North Korea and Syria.
The United States and the European Union are widening sanctions against dozens of Russians and Ukrainian individuals and entities with connections to Crimea's annexation and the ongoing violence in eastern Ukraine.
The world's most infamous cheaters site is dabbling in a contentious political affair.
Russia's Supreme Court cut the prison term for the son of leading Crimean Tatar figure Mustafa Dzhemilev.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has joined veterans for a ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has said that any decision to ban foreign-made medical products would be "thoroughly weighed and discussed with medical experts."
A new Russian law requiring companies to store users' personal data on Russian territory has sparked concerns about privacy and free speech. But will major companies comply, and can the law be enforced?
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A Soyuz rocket carrying three crew has blasted off for the International Space Station.
Six NATO hubs being established along the alliance's eastern flank went into operation on September 1, the alliance said, in a move responding to a perceived new security threat from Russia.