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TASS: Russian state-owned news agency
Russian News Agency TASS, abbreviated TASS (ТАСС), is a major news agency in Russia founded in 1904. TASS is the largest Russian news agency and one of the largest news agencies worldwide, along with Reuters, the Associated Press (AP) and Agence France-Presse (AFP).

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Russia starts building its first stealth bomber: TASS

Russia has begun building a prototype of its first stealth bomber which should be completed next year, the state-controlled TASS news agency reported on Tuesday, citing two sources in the..
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Georgia will cancel its coronavirus state of emergency after May 22: TASS

Georgia will cancel the state of emergency it declared over the new coronavirus after May 22, the TASS news agency cited Georgia's Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia as saying on Friday.
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Russian hospital to stop using certain ventilators until fire investigation completed: TASS

A hospital in St. Petersburg will stop using the Aventa-M model of lung ventilators until the investigation into a fire that killed five coronavirus patients there is complete, the TASS news agency..
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Mayor says Moscow's real coronavirus case tally is more than triple the official: TASS

Moscow's mayor, Sergei Sobyanin, said on Thursday that the real number of coronavirus cases in the Russian capital was actually around 300,000, a figure that is more than three times higher than the..
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Russia's culture minister tests positive for coronavirus: TASS

Russia's culture minister, Olga Lyubimova, has tested positive for the coronavirus, making her the third member of the Russian cabinet with a confirmed case, the TASS news agency reported on Wednesday.
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Putin to address parliament after lawmaker proposes he run for president again: TASS

Russian President Vladimir Putin will address the lower house of parliament on Tuesday after a lawmaker proposed allowing him to run for president again despite a legal limit currently prohibiting..
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Putin says Russia does not plan to go to war with anyone - TASS

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said Russia does not plan to go to war with anyone, but wants to dissuade other countries from engaging in conflict with Moscow, the TASS news agency reported on..
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Belarus announces first case of coronavirus - TASS

Belarus registered the first case of coronavirus infection in the country, Russian news agency TASS reported on Friday, citing the Belarussian Ministry of Healthcare.
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Russia conducts first ship-based hypersonic missile test: TASS

Russia successfully test-launched its Tsirkon (Zircon) hypersonic cruise missile from a military vessel for the first time early last month, the TASS news agency said on Thursday, citing two military..
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Russia denies reports about its strikes in Syria's Idlib: TASS

Russia's defense ministry has denied a report by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights about its air force strikes on two settlements in the Syrian province of Idlib on Monday, TASS news agency..
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Russia, Turkey preparing talks on fighting in Syria's Idlib province: TASS

Russia and Turkey are preparing talks on how to de-escalate fighting in Syria's Idlib province, TASS news agency reported on Monday, citing Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
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Turkish delegation to visit Moscow to discuss Syria's Idlib: TASS

A Turkish delegation will visit Russia on Monday to discuss the situation in Idlib in northwestern Syria, the TASS news agency reported, after a recent spike in violence in the region.
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Putin to discuss Syria with Turkey's Erdogan amid rising tensions: TASS

Russian President Vladimir Putin will discuss the situation in Syria with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan by phone later on Tuesday amid rising tensions over the Syrian province of Idlib, the TASS..
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Russia extends house arrest of U.S. investor Calvey until May 13: TASS

A Moscow court ruled on Monday to extend until May 13 the house arrest of U.S. investor Michael Calvey, an executive at private equity group Baring Vostok who faces charges of embezzlement, TASS news..
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Russia says was not warned about Turkey's operations in Idlib: TASS

Russia said on Monday the Turkish military came under fire from Syrian government forces because Russia had not been warned about Turkey's operations in Syria's northwest Idlib region, the Tass news..
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Russia frees U.S.-Israeli woman from jail after Putin pardon: TASS

Russia on Thursday freed a U.S.-Israeli national jailed on drug charges after President Vladimir Putin granted her a pardon, the TASS news agency said, citing a law enforcement source.
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Russian regions in Far East close border with China amid coronavirus fears: TASS

Three regions in Russia's Far East have closed their borders with China until Feb. 7 amid fears over the outbreak of coronavirus in China, the TASS news agency cited the governor of Khabarovsk region..
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Russia sees no grounds to trigger Iran nuclear deal dispute mechanism: TASS

Russia sees no grounds to trigger the dispute mechanism in Iran's 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, TASS news agency reported on Tuesday, citing Russia's Foreign Ministry.
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Russia says no grounds to blame Iran for Ukrainian plane crash: TASS

A Russian deputy foreign minister said on Friday that Moscow currently sees no grounds to blame Iran for the crash of a Ukrainian airliner near Tehran, contradicting statements by Canada and others,..
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Russia says ceasefire established in Syria's Idlib: TASS

A ceasefire regime has been established in the northwestern Syrian region of Idlib, TASS news agency reported citing a Russian defense ministry official on Thursday.
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Russia's Putin oversees hypersonic missile test in Crimea: TASS

Russian President Vladimir Putin oversaw military exercises near Crimea on Thursday, which included the launch of the hypersonic 'Kinzhal' missile, the TASS news agency reported.
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Russia takes over base left by U.S. forces near Syria's Raqqa: TASS

Russian military police have taken control of a base near the Syrian city of Raqqa that was controlled by U.S. forces until a few days ago, the TASS news agency reported on Thursday.
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Russia banned from Olympics for four years over doping scandal: TASS

Russia was banned from the Olympics and world championships in a range of sports on Monday after the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) ruled to punish it for manipulating laboratory data, the TASS news..
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Russia, Iran, and China to hold naval war games later this month: TASS

Russia, Iran, and China will hold joint naval war games on Dec. 27, Russia's TASS news agency cited a senior Iranian naval official as saying on Tuesday.
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Russia tests hypersonic missile in Arctic - TASS cites sources

Russia's MiG-31K interceptor jet carried out a test of the Kinjal (Dagger) hypersonic missile in Russia's part of Arctic earlier this month, TASS new agency reported on Saturday, citing two military..
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Convicted agent Butina accepts Russia job offer: TASS

A Russian agent briefly jailed in the United States and then deported back to Moscow has accepted a state job to defend Russians imprisoned abroad, TASS news agency reported on Friday.
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Russia says Turkey told Moscow no new Syria operation planned: TASS

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday that Ankara had assured Moscow that it did not plan to launch a new military operation in Syria despite earlier comments, the TASS news agency..
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Russia starts process of returning captured naval ships to Ukraine: TASS

Russia on Monday began the process of handing over three captured naval ships to Ukraine in the Black Sea, the TASS news agency cited a security source as saying.
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Russia accuses NATO of stirring up tensions over Ukraine: TASS

Russia's foreign ministry accused NATO on Friday of fuelling tensions over Ukraine and said the alliance's military support for the country was creating divisions inside it, the TASS news agency..
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Russia says Kurdish withdrawal in northeast Syria complete: TASS

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Tuesday that armed Kurdish forces had withdrawn from a safe zone near the northeastern Syrian border with Turkey faster than scheduled, the TASS news..
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Norwegian man jailed for spying in Russia asks for pardon: TASS

A Norwegian national who was jailed in Russia earlier this year for spying, has formally asked Russian authorities to pardon him, TASS news agency cited his lawyer as saying on Thursday.
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Russia says it is starting to resume U.S. cyber cooperation: TASS

Russia and the United States are gradually starting to resume cooperation on cyber security, TASS news agency cited the head of Russia's FSB Federal Security Service as saying on Thursday.
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Russia protests after U.S. diplomats found near secret test site: TASS

Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Thursday it would issue a formal note of protest to the U.S. embassy in Moscow after authorities caught three U.S. diplomats in a restricted area near a..
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Russia: Turkey said it will respect territorial integrity of Syria: TASS

Turkey has told Russia that it will respect the territorial integrity of Syria, Russian U.N. Ambassador Vasily Nebenzia said on Wednesday, the TASS news agency reported.
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Russia detains two North Korean vessels after attack: TASS

Russian border guards detained two North Korean racketeering vessels in Russian territorial waters in the Sea of Japan after one of them attacked a Russian patrol ship, the TASS news agency cited the..
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Russia, Iran to hold joint naval drills in Indian ocean: TASS

Russia and Iran are planning to hold joint naval drills in the Indian Ocean, the TASS news agency quoted Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif as saying on Monday.
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Syrian army to cease fire in Idlib de-escalation zone on Aug. 31: TASS

Syrian government forces will unilaterally cease fire in the de-escalation zone in Syria's Idlib region on Saturday morning, Russia's defense ministry was quoted by TASS news agency as saying on..
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Belarus leader tells Trump adviser he wants to reset ties with the U.S.

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko told U.S. national security adviser John Bolton in talks in Minsk on Thursday that he wanted to reset ties with Washington, TASS news agency reported.
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Jailed Ukrainian filmmaker brought to Moscow amid prisoner swap talks: Russian media

Russia has transferred jailed Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov from a remote Arctic prison to custody in Moscow amid talks with Kiev on a possible prisoner swap, news agencies TASS and Interfax cited..
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Ukraine frees jailed Russian journalist Vyshinsky on bail: TASS

Jailed Russian journalist Kirill Vyshinsky was freed from custody in Ukraine on Wednesday after a court ordered his release on bail, the TASS news agency reported.
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Russia accuses U.S. of stoking tensions with missile test: TASS

Russia accused the United States on Tuesday of stoking military tensions by testing a ground-launched cruise missile, but said it would not be drawn into an arms race, TASS news agency reported.
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Russia says U.S. cruise missile test is regrettable: TASS

Russia said on Tuesday that the U.S. test of a ground-launched cruise missile was regrettable and showed that Washington had long been preparing for the demise of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces..
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Moscow court allows opposition candidate to run after protest: TASS

The Moscow city court cancelled a decision by an election commission to bar a Russian opposition candidate, Sergei Mitrokhin, from running in a municipal election in September, TASS news agency..
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Russian jet chases NATO plane away from defense minister's aircraft: TASS

A Russian fighter jet saw off a NATO warplane after it approached a plane carrying Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu over neutral waters in the Baltic Sea, the TASS news agency reported on..
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Russian fighter jets push NATO war plane away: TASS

Russian fighter jets pushed away a NATO war plane after it tried to approach Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu's plane over neutral waters in the Baltic Sea, TASS news agency reported.
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Medics who treated victims of accident sent to Moscow for examination: TASS

Medics who treated victims of an accident during a rocket engine test that caused a spike in radiation last week have been sent to Moscow for medical examination, TASS news agency cited an unnamed..
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Russia says radiation levels rose by 4-16 times in city after accident: TASS

Radiation levels in the Russian city of Severodvinsk rose by up to 16 times on Aug. 8 after an accident that authorities said involved a rocket test on a sea platform, Russia's state weather agency..
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Blasts rock Russian ammo depot in Siberia, five injured: TASS

A series of explosions rocked a Russian ammo depot in Siberia for the second time in a week on Friday, injuring five people, the TASS news agency cited doctors as saying.
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Radiation briefly spikes in Russian city after rocket engine explosion: TASS

A short-term spike in radiation levels was recorded in a northern Russian city after a rocket engine exploded at a military testing site on Thursday, TASS news agency cited a spokeswoman for city..
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Short-term spike in radiation in city registered after rocket engine explosion: TASS

A short-term spike in radiation levels in Severodvinsk was recorded after an explosion on a rocket engine at a military testing site on Thursday, TASS news agency cited a spokeswoman for authorities in..
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