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Greenpeace International activist Faiza Oulahsen speaks from inside a barred enclosure at a courtroom during a hearing in St.Petersburg, Russia, Nov. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/ Evgeny Feldman)

Russia grants bail to 5 more in Greenpeace case

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian courts granted bail Wednesday to the American captain and four others arrested on a Greenpeace ship over a protest against oil drilling in the Arctic. They are among 30 people detained […]

11/20/2013

A gay rights activist at a demonstration in front of the Russian consulate in New York, Wednesday, July 31, 2013. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Russia will enforce anti-gay law during Olympics

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia will enforce a new law cracking down on gay rights activism when it hosts international athletes and fans during the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, the country’s sports minister said Thursday, appearing […]

08/01/2013

Hole in the ice of Chebarkul Lake where a meteor reportedly fell, Chelyabinsk, Russia. (AP Photo)

Meteor explodes over Russia, 1,100 injured

MOSCOW (AP) — With a blinding flash and a booming shock wave, a meteor blazed across the western Siberian sky and exploded with the force of 20 atomic bombs, injuring more than 1,000 people as it blasted out windows and spread panic in a city of 1 million.

02/15/2013

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (r), and French actor Gerard Depardieu (l)

Depardieu flies to Russia, may receive passport

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman says French actor Gerard Depardieu has flown to Sochi, where he is likely to meet with Putin and receive a Russian passport.

01/05/2013

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