Russia's security chief has acknowledged for the first time that an act of terror brought down the Russian A321 airliner that crashed over the Sinai peninsula in Egypt on October 31, killing all 224 people on board.

"One can unequivocally say that it was a terrorist act," FSB chief Alexander Bortnikov informed Russian president Vladimir Putin, as said in the statement on Kremlin's website. "After the examination on all these objects, we have found traces of a foreign-made explosive substance,...

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