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Russians among hostages taken by pirates off West African coast – embassy

The Russian Embassy in Benin Republic on Tuesday said three Russians were among seven or eight crew members of a German-managed cargo ship captured off the coast of the West African country of Benin.
Reports about the arrest of journalist Yulia Yuzik surfaced on Instagram sometime in September.

Iran arrests Russian journalist over alleged visa violation

A Russian journalist arrested in Iran was on Monday detained due to a visa violation, an Iranian government spokesman said, rejecting reports that the woman was accused of espionage.
This was discussed in a meeting between the Zamfara State Governor Hon Dr. Bello Mohammed MON (Matawallen Maradun) and the Ambassador of the Russian federation, Mr Alexey L.Shebarshin which held at the Russian Embassy in Abuja today.

Zamfara government to partner with Russia

Zamfara State Government has announced its plan to partner with the Russian government in developing critical sectors of the state’s economy.
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NSA: Nuclear materials mustn’t get to hands of terrorists

National Security Advisor (NSA) Major General Mohammed Monguno (rtd), on Tuesday, warned that uranium or nuclear materials must not get into the hands of terrorists in the country.
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Bulgaria extradites Russian hacker to US

Bulgaria has extradited a Russian indicted by a US court for mounting a complex hacking scheme to the United States, the Russian embassy in Washington said on Saturday.

Embassy: Pirates abduct six Russian sailors off Benin Republic

Six Russian sailors have been abducted by pirates off the coast of Benin, the Russian Embassy in the West African nation said on Saturday.
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Ukraine admits faking death of anti-Kremlin journalist

Ukraine admitted Wednesday it had staged the murder of anti-Kremlin journalist Arkady Babchenko in order to foil an attempt on his life by Russia, a stunning development in a case that had attracted global headlines.

Ex-spy’s daughter Yulia Skripal refuses Russian help

Yulia Skripal, who was poisoned in England last month along with her Russian ex-spy father, said Wednesday she has refused consular assistance from the Russian embassy.

Russian embassy requests meeting with Boris Johnson over Salisbury

The Russian embassy in London has requested a meeting with Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to discuss the situation in Salisbury - just a day after former Russian spy Sergei Skripal was said to be "responding well to treatment".

Spy attack: British officials search inbound plane from Moscow

Britain said Saturday that border officials had searched an incoming Aeroflot plane, a move Russia called an act of “blatant provocation” in the ongoing diplomatic spat between London and Moscow.

Envoy: UK, US planned Russian diplomats expulsion in advance

The U.S. and the UK ‘most likely” planned the expulsion of Russian diplomats in advance and the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal was just a pretext for this move, Russian Ambassador to the U. S. said.

Embassy: UK has no proof of Russia’s role in Skripal poisoning

The UK has no proof of Russia’s role in the ex-spy poisoning as evidenced by its reliance on allies for support, the Russian Embassy in Washington said.

Expelled Russian diplomats leave UK

Russian diplomats recently expelled from the UK over the case of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and their families left the Russian embassy in London on Tuesday and are heading to the airport in more than 10 cars, a Sputnik correspondent reported.

Police find $62m worth of cocaine in Russian embassy

Police have seized nearly 400 kilos of cocaine from the Russian embassy in Buenos Aires and arrested several members of a drug trafficking gang, Argentina’s security minister announced Thursday.

Rescuers recover 209 fragments of bodies at AN-148 plane crash site in Moscow –...

Rescuers have recovered 209 fragments of bodies at the site where an An-148 aircraft crashed on Sunday in the Moscow region, a spokesman for the local emergency response center told Sputnik on Monday.

Rescue operation completed plane crash site in Moscow

The search and rescue operation at the site of the crash of Russian passenger plane An-148 has been finished, the regional representative of the Emergencies Ministry told Sputnik on Monday.

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President Donald Trump released nearly 3,000 previously secret documents on the 1963 assassination of John F Kennedy, but hundreds were held back despite a law ordering they be made public.

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