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Russian warships sailing in the in English Channel were there due to 'bad weather' - @AFP

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Russia feels 'extremely negative' about Ukraine's plans to join NATO, Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov says - @tassagency_en

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Russian state-owned news agency reports squadron of Russian warships 'holding drills' in English Channel - @SputnikInt

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Russia

Earthquake: M 4.9 - 269km E of Kuril'sk, Russia

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Russian Prime Minister Medvedev spoke with Ukraine's Prime Minister Yatseniuk by phone, discussed economic relations - @Reuters

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

German foreign minister says goal of sanctions against Russia must not be to wear it down economically - @Reuters

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

NATO military commander US Gen. Breedlove says Russian forces are still in eastern Ukraine, providing 'backbone' to separatist rebels - @Reuters

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Russia

Earthquake: M 5.0 - 251km SW of Severo-Kuril'sk, Russia

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Germany's Merkel says Russia is calling into question Europe's peaceful order, trampling on international law in Ukraine - @Reuters

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markets

Russian rouble down 0.5% against the dollar market opening - @Reuters

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Ukraine has said that Russia sent support to pro-Russian separatists in the east, saying that 5 columns of heavy equipment were seen crossing onto Ukrainian territory on Monday - @Reuters

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Organization of Petroleum-Exporting Countries

Venezuela will meet with OPEC heavyweight Saudi Arabia and major non-OPEC oil producers Russia and Mexico to discuss 'coordination' in the oil market, foreign minister says - @Reuters

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

France postpones controversial delivery of Mistral warships to Russia 'until further notice' - @France24

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North Korea nuclear program

North Korean and Russian officials agreed to redouble efforts to revive 6-party talks on Pyongyang's nuclear program - KCNA via @YonhapNews

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Novyye Atagi, Chechnya Republic, RU

Earthquake: M 4.6 - 8km ESE of Novyye Atagi, Russia

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Iran nuclear program talks

Russia's President Vladimir Putin, Iran's President Rouhani have discussed Iran's nuclear program, bilateral projects via phone, Kremlin says - @Reuters

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Ukrainian Energy Minister Yuri Prodan says Russia has suspended coal supplies to Ukraine, according to ministry spokesman - @Reuters

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hockey

Legendary Soviet ice hockey coach Viktor Tikhonov, who led his team to 3 Olympic gold medals but also oversaw the shock 'Miracle on Ice' defeat to the US, dies aged 84 - @AFP

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North Korea

Top North Korean official returns to Pyongyang after a visit to Russia as a special envoy of Kim Jong-un - @YonhapNews

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

3 Ukrainian servicemen killed in fighting with pro-Russian separatists in the east, Ukrainian military spokesman says - @Reuters

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