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Trump: military intervention in Venezuela 'an option', Russia objects

Trump: military intervention in Venezuela 'an option', Russia objects

The US is boosting pressure on socialist leader Nicolas Maduro to step down, but Venezuela's ally Russia is warning against "destructive meddling".

  • by Brian Ellsworth

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Russian sailors held on suspicion of smuggling 9 tonnes of cocaine
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Russian sailors held on suspicion of smuggling 9 tonnes of cocaine

The ship was sailing for Tangier from Panama when a crew member died and police came aboard.

'Quid pro quo': US, Russia to abandon nuclear arms treaty

'Quid pro quo': US, Russia to abandon nuclear arms treaty

Russia will only deploy intermediate-range nuclear missiles if Washington does so, President Putin said.

  • by Lesley Wroughton & Arshad Mohammed
Trump suspends arms treaty 'to focus on China, Russia threats'
USA

Trump suspends arms treaty 'to focus on China, Russia threats'

The move announced on Friday sets the stage for delicate talks with US allies over potential new American missile deployments.

  • by Lynn Berry
Putin's concern for Venezuela has overtones of superpower rivalry
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Putin's concern for Venezuela has overtones of superpower rivalry

The fight for power in the South American country has taken on a familiar tone.

  • by Neil MacFarquhar
Russian senator arrested in Parliament in murder probe
Crime

Russian senator arrested in Parliament in murder probe

Rauf Arashukov is accused of ordering two murders in 2010 in his home region of Karachayevo-Cherkessiya in Southern Russia.

  • by Jake Rudnitsky & Stepan Kravchenko
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Russian passenger jet arrives in Venezuela, rumours swirl
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Russian passenger jet arrives in Venezuela, rumours swirl

The unusual arrival of a Russian passenger plane in Caracas has set social media abuzz with rumours about its mission.

Russia secretly offered North Korea a nuclear power plant: officials
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Russia secretly offered North Korea a nuclear power plant: officials

Russian officials made a secret proposal to North Korea last fall aimed at resolving deadlocked negotiations with the Trump administration over its nuclear weapons program.

  • by John Hudson and Ellen Nakashima
US spy chiefs break with Trump on many threats to the US
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US spy chiefs break with Trump on many threats to the US

Russia and China pose the biggest espionage and cyber attack threats to the United States and are more aligned than they have been in decades.

  • by Patricia Zengerle & Doina Chiacu
Trump made right call on Venezuela, even if he's hypocritical
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Trump made right call on Venezuela, even if he's hypocritical

US President Donald Trump has launched a new push for democracy in Venezuela, and, for once, he enjoys support from governments in Europe and Latin America.

  • by Charles Lane
Russian police detain suspect after bold gallery heist
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Russian police detain suspect after bold gallery heist

Russian police said they had arrested a man caught on camera taking a painting off the wall of a major Moscow art gallery and walking out with it under his arm.

  • by Andrew Osborn