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Russia gives France a puppy following death of police dog during Paris attacks

A German shepherd puppy was given to the French police from Russia today, in an official handover ceremony at the French Embassy in Moscow as an act of solidarity following the terrorist attacks in Paris last month.

Russia ready to join France in fight against terror: Putin

French President Francois Hollande has added another world leader to his working anti-terror coalition after meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin today.

Co-pilot of downed Russian jet says he had no warning

The co-pilot of the Russian bomber shot down by Turkish jets on the Syrian border has said he received no warnings before the plane was fired on.

Pilot from downed Russian jet rescued, ‘alive and well’

Russia’s military has recovered the second pilot from its bomber shot down by Turkey on Tuesday, Russia’s defense ministry has announced.

‘Explosive device’ may have downed plane, UK says

Flights from Egypt's Sharm el Sheikh airport to the United Kingdom have been delayed amid concerns that the Russian jet that crashed in Egypt this weekend was brought down by an "explosive device," a Downing Street spokesman said.

Russian police find half a ton of caviar in speeding hearse

Police in Russia's far east say they stopped a hearse speeding on a highway - only to find half a ton of caviar stashed inside.

Russia appeals to UN aviation body to open new MH17 probe

Russia says it's appealing to the International Civil Aviation Organization to open a new probe into last year's downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine.

Putin calls Elton John, promises to meet with him

Russian President Vladimir Putin has called British musician Elton John and agreed to meet with him after Russian pranksters called him, pretending to be Putin and his spokesman.

Russian pranksters claim Putin hoax call to Elton John

Two Russian pranksters say they fooled Elton John into believing that Russian President Vladimir Putin had given him a call.

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