Russian carmaker Avtovas is reportedly to cut 8000 jobs. Western sanctions and a drop in sales have put pressure on the brand over the last few years.
At a time when the United States is calling for more restrictions on fuel exports to North Korea, Russia may be attempting to avoid the total collapse of the regime in Pyongyang. Julian Ryall reports from Tokyo.
President Vladimir Putin has said that Russia will not prevent athletes from competing at the 2018 Winter Games under the Olympic flag. The statement came a day after the IOC banned the country over a doping scandal.
Hungarian prosecutors have charged Bela Kovacs of the far-right Jobbik party of spying on EU institutions for Russia. Kovacs, who serves as a member of the European Parliament, rejected the charges as "fantasy."
The International Olympic Committee is set to meet to vote on how to respond to allegations of state-sponsored doping in Russia. Here's a primer on the allegations, what we know so far, and possible outcomes.
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