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Russia

Russia says US should stop flying near its borders, or use transponders, in response to report fighter jet 'barrel rolled' over Air Force plane - Reuters

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

UPDATE: Pentagon statement says Russian SU-27 came within 25 feet of USAF RC-135 over Baltic earlier today - @barbarastarrcnn

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Russian fighter jet 'barrel rolls' over US Air Force plane above the Baltic Sea, defense officials say - CNN

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Syrian civil war

US is talking to Russia to attempt to reduce the fighting in Aleppo, official says - Reuters

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Syrian civil war

Russia, US to act as guarantors to 'regime of silence' agreement effective at midnight in areas in Latakia, Syria, Damascus suburbs, says source in RIA report - Reuters

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Fight against Islamic State militants

Syrian army planning offensives on Deir al-Zor and Raqqa with support of Russian Air Force, Russian official says - Reuters

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North and South Korea tensions

Foreign ministers of Russia, China express joint opposition to US deployment of anti-missile system in South Korea, say non-claimants should not take sides in South China Sea dispute - AP

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Syrian civil war

US: Attack on Syria's Aleppo hospital is reprehensible, calls for Russia to use pressure on government forces - Reuters

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says sister of jailed pilot Nadiya Savchenko has been allowed by Russia to return to Ukraine - Reuters

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Novosibirsk, Novosibirsk Oblast, Russia

Police in Novosibirsk, Russia, arrest man linked to murders of 17 prostitutes from 1998 to 2006 - Rossiyskaya Gazeta

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

French parliament vote in favor of lifting sanctions against Russia 55-44 with 2 abstentions

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Fight against Islamic State militants

Editor's note: International aid charity Médecins Sans Frontières says 14 patients and staff were killed by a direct air strike on a hospital it supports in Aleppo, Syria. The charity did not specify whether the strike was carried out by the Syrian Air Force, or whether the Russian air group in Syria was involved. There have been no statements claiming or denying responsibility for the attack. - David

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space

Satellites launched from Russia's new Vostochny Cosmodrome put into interim orbit - Interfax

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Russia

Photo: Soyuz rocket blasts off from new Vostochny Cosmodrome - @Spaceflight101

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Syrian civil war

UN Special Envoy on Syria Staffan de Mistura appeals to US, Russia to intervene 'at highest level' to help Syrian peace talks - AP

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Ukraine says Russia detained the sister of jailed pilot Nadiya Savchenko and seized her passport - Reuters

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Vostochny Cosmodrome

Russia's Putin warns of jail time after inaugural rocket launch from new Vostochny spaceport delayed - RT

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Russia

Russia to supply Serbia with several Mi-17V5 helicopters, source says - Intefax

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Russia

Russia's Defense Minister Shoigu: 'Russia isn't against restoration of relations with NATO, it must be based on reciprocity and respect to national interests'

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Syrian civil war

Russia's foreign ministry says Geneva talks on Syria will resume on May 10 - Al Arabiya

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