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Russia, Israel sign visa-free agreement
Russia and Israel signed a deal on Thursday on mutual visa-free travel, as part of the Russian foreign minister's visit to the country.
WWF says illegal trade in polar bear skins growing in Russia
Bush says 'cautiously optimistic' over Russia-U.S. missile talks
The U.S president said he hoped an agreement could be reached between Russia and the United States on Washington's missile defense plans for Central Europe.
Moldovan police seize record 200 kg heroin batch
New tomb for 'Altai Princess' to be built in Siberia
A tomb to house the remains of a woman found after being preserved in ice for 2,500 years will be built in Siberia's Altai Republic, the director of a local museum said on Thursday.
Putin orders transfer of stake in Inter RAO UES to nuclear corp.
Russia accuses Berezovsky of lying to receive asylum in U.K.
Russian investigators accused fugitive tycoon Boris Berezovsky of fabricating an assassination plot against him to receive asylum in the U.K., and opened a new criminal case against him.
Georgia's breakaway Abkhazia warns war could break out in region
Lawmakers in Georgia's breakaway republic of Abkhazia signed a statement on Thursday accusing Tblisi of military aggression, and warning that war could break out in the Caucasus.
U.S.-Russian brothers detained in Moscow for industrial spying
Two brothers with dual Russian-U.S. citizenship, one of whom works at oil company TNK-BP, have been charged with industrial espionage, Russia's domestic security service said on Thursday.
Heineken to invest $180 mln in Volga brewery in 2008-2009
Belarus leader accuses EU of pandering to U.S.
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said on Thursday he wants better ties with the European Union, but cannot accept the bloc's unquestioning obedience to the United States.
Gaza Strip to be connected to regional power system
Serb PM hits out at U.S. over plan for Kosovo military aid
A decision to permit U.S. arms deliveries to Kosovo is "another profoundly mistaken step" by Washington, Serbian Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica said on Thursday.
Court rejects prosecutors' suit against Baikal pulp mill
Hamas, Fatah agree to start dialogue in early April
Rival Palestinian groups Hamas and Fatah failed at Yemeni-brokered talks on Thursday to overcome their differences, but agreed to start dialogue in early April, Al Arabiya television station reported.
Up to 10 Georgian protestors agree to end hunger strike
Russian automaker AvtoVAZ to produce off-road vehicles in Egypt
VEB ready to spend $1.2 bln on UABC stake
Belgian government sworn in after nine months of deadlock
British Trader Vanishes With $200Mln in Investors' Money: Reports
UKIP Restricts Tweeting After Damaging Series of Racist, Homophobic Remarks
British Baritone Loses Voice During Rigoletto Premiere in Vienna
Hacker Threatens to Publish 100,000 Pages on South Korean Nuclear Reactors
Boxing Legend Muhammad Ali in Hospital With Pneumonia
Stratfor: Ukraine Coup Plotted by US Over Russian Stance on Syria
Canada Imposes New Sanctions Against Russia: Prime Minister
One Austrian Teenage Girl Recruited by IS Killed, Other Missing: Reports
Russia to Prepare Response to Recent US, Canada Sanctions: Foreign Ministry
Russia Reserves Adequate Response to Ukraine Freedom Support Act: Official
Merkel on Fire: European Farmers Protest in Brussels
Obama Congratulates Jews on Hanukkah and Says American Released From Cuban Prison
What Europeans Think About EU Foreign Policy