According to a ministry spokeswoman, the diplomat was purchasing cancer drugs at the time.
The country is looking to increase pensions and lower retirement age.
Kiev's SBU claims a Ukrainian national was attempting to recruit a double agent in the army.
Mikhail Kalashnikov will be honored in same way as Anton Chekhov and Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
The man has been accused of close ties to Russia.
Putin's appointee in the Tula region won 84 percent of the vote amid record low turnout.
Aides of Abbas slam the report as an attempt to slander the Palestinian leader.
Polish military police suspects Lieutenant Piotr Capala may have offered to spy on Poland.
Ex-KGB man Sergey Ivanov is moving on to the post of transport envoy.
Lithuania's foreign minister said Russia is accusing the victim, Ukraine, of attacking.
The "Yarovaya Law" could introduce the most sweeping snooping powers since Soviet times.
Intelligence agencies specialize in the manipulation of information, and Russia's are good at it.
Alexander Fishenko was sentenced to ten years for working as a Russian spy.
Ukraine's security chief angered Moscow with suggestions of Russian responsibility.
Litvinenko was poisoned in London in 2006.
The verdict on the Litvinenko murder case could strain relations between London and Moscow.
His description of the shooter does not match the investigation's main suspect.
Opposition figures have branded them "cowardly scum" and will press charges.
Yuri Shvets testified yesterday as part of the inquiry into former Russian intelligent agent Alexander Litvinenko's death.
The human rights councillor said there were "reasonable ground" to suspect the men had been mistreated.