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Russia to Close Restaurants, Cafes from Saturday

The Russian government has ordered all cafes and restaurants to close for a week from Saturday to stem the spread of the coronavirus infection.

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Russia to Ground all International Flights from Midnight

Russia will halt all international flights from midnight on Friday under a government decree listing new measures against the coronavirus outbreak.

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7.5-Magnitude Quake Hits off Russia's Kuril Islands

A 7.5-magnitude quake hit off Russia's Kuril Islands on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said, although there was no tsunami threat.

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Russian Lawmakers to Vote on Sweeping Reforms

Russian lawmakers vote Tuesday on a package of constitutional reforms as President Vladimir Putin looks to put his stamp on the country for decades to come.

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Russia Holds Key to Cuts in Crucial Meeting of OPEC, Allies

All eyes are on Russia at the gathering of OPEC countries and their allies Friday, with the cartel hoping to convince Moscow to back drastic production cuts to counter the effects of the coronavirus outbreak.

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Turkey-Russia Agreed Ceasefire in Syria's Idlib Comes into Force

A ceasefire in northern Syria agreed between Russia and Turkey came into force on Friday, aiming to halt intense fighting that has sparked a humanitarian disaster and raised fears of their armies clashing.

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Russia Bans Export of Masks, Hazmat Suits to Fight Virus

Russia has banned the export of masks, respirators and hazmat suits to ensure access to the items for medics treating coronavirus patients and the public, under a decree published Wednesday.

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EU Diplomats Head to Turkey and Greece amid Migrant Crisis

The EU dispatched its highest officials to Turkey and Greece on Tuesday amid concern over a fresh migrant crisis and allegations that Ankara was trying to "blackmail" the bloc by opening its borders to thousands of refugees seeking to flee to Europe.

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Intel Officials Say Russia Boosting Trump Candidacy

Intelligence officials have warned lawmakers that Russia is interfering in the 2020 election campaign to help President Donald Trump get reelected, three officials familiar with the closed-door briefing said Thursday.

The warning raises questions about the integrity of the presidential campaign and whether Trump's administration is taking the proper steps to combat the kind of interference that the U.S. saw in 2016.

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Pompeo Pledges $1bn for EU Energy Projects to Reduce Russia Reliance

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday said Washington pledged "up to $1 billion" to boost energy projects in eastern Europe as part of efforts to reduce reliance on Russian natural gas.

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