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Russia-US ties ‘more important’ than Snowden scandal: Putin

President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said Moscow’s relations with Washington outweighed the “squabbles” over a spying scandal revealed by US fugitive Edward Snowden, who has applied for asylum in Russia.

Snowden applies for Russia asylum: lawyer

Fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden has applied for temporary asylum in Russia, a pro-Kremlin lawyer said on Tuesday, after President Vladimir Putin accused Washington of “trapping” him in the country.

Russia risks US wrath on Snowden asylum

Russia on Saturday faced stark warnings from the United States against granting asylum to fugitive US leaker Edward Snowden after he broke three weeks of silence to tell activists he wanted sanctuary in the country.

Russia finds dead lawyer guilty of tax fraud


A Moscow court on Thursday convicted dead Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky of tax evasion, provoking outrage over the posthumous prosecution of a man whose death in pre-trial detention led to a major diplomatic row with Washington.

Snowden nightmare: How to flee to South America

Fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden was staring at the logistical nightmare of escaping Russia for a safe haven in Latin America Sunday after three leftist leaders offered him asylum in the

Is Snowden ‘too tasty’ for Russian intelligence?

Edward Snowden’s disappearance from view has heightened speculation that the former US spy agency contractor may be talking to the Russian secret services, which see him as a “tasty morsel” that is to

Anand draws with Gelfand in Russia

World champion Viswanathan Anand was held to a draw by Boris Gelfand of Israel in the fourth round of the Tal Memorial chess tournament.

Anand held by andreikin in tal memorial

World champion Viswanathan Anand opened his account with a draw against lowest-ranked Dmitry Andreikin of Russia in the second round of the Tal Memorial chess tournament here.

Russia, US agree joint push for peace in Syria


After months of sharp differences, Russia and the United States have agreed to push both sides in Syria to find an end to the bloodshed, offering to hold an international conference in search of peace.

Vladimir Putin to hold talks with China’s Xi this week


Russian President Vladimir Putin and China’s new leader Xi Jinping will this week discuss political and economic issues during the Chinese President’s first foreign visit, the Kremlin said today.

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