RUSSIA

UK and Russia hold first talks in over a year

UK and Russia hold first talks in over a year

February 16, 2019 8:45 pm

London: Junior foreign ministers from Britain and Russia met in Germany on Saturday in the highest-level contact between the two countries since an alleged nerve agent attack in Britain last March froze diplomatic relations. Britain’s Minister for Europe Alan Duncan held talks with Russia’s First Deputy Foreign Minister Vladimir Titov on the margins of the Munich Security Conference, according to the foreign office in London. “Alan underlined that we have deep […]

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UK and Russia hold first talks in over a year

Russia nabs suspect over brazen art theft from Moscow museum

January 28, 2019 3:17 pm

Moscow: Russian authorities Monday arrested a man they believe stole a painting by a famous 19th century artist from a busy Moscow museum in broad daylight a day earlier. State television aired footage of a man calmly taking a work by Russian landscape painter Arkhip Kuindzhi off the wall at Moscow’s Tretyakovka gallery before carrying it through a room filled with visitors. In the […]

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R-Day Putin sends wishes to Prez Kovind, PM Modi; says India achieved 'impressive success'

R-Day: Putin sends wishes to Prez Kovind, PM Modi; says India achieved ‘impressive success’

January 26, 2019 8:58 pm

New Delhi: Russian President Vladimir Putin has extended cordial wishes to India’s president, prime minister and the people of the country on its 70th Republic Day, embassy officials said Saturday. Putin in his message said India has achieved “impressive success” in socio-economic, scientific, technical and other spheres. India celebrated the august occasion with a grand military parade and exhibition of its history, cultural diversity and […]

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Ships with Indian, Turkish crews catch fire in Kerch Strait, 11 dead

Ships with Indian, Turkish crews catch fire in Kerch Strait, 11 dead

January 22, 2019 10:44 am

Moscow: Two ships carrying Indian, Turkish and Libyan crew members have caught fire in the Kerch Strait separating Crimea from Russia, killing at least 11 persons, media reports said on Tuesday. The fire broke out on Monday off Russia’s territorial waters. Both vessels were flying Tanzanian flags. One of them was a liquefied natural gas carrier and another one was a tanker. The […]

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UK and Russia hold first talks in over a year

EU sanctions Russia military intel chief over Skripal

January 21, 2019 9:15 pm

Brussels: The European Union imposed chemical weapons sanctions on nine Russian and Syrian officials on Monday, including the chief of the powerful GRU military intelligence agency. The EU blamed the Russians — two agents and the head and the deputy head of the GRU — for the “possession, transport and use” of the nerve agent […]

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UK and Russia hold first talks in over a year

Russians protest Kuril islands handover to Japan

January 20, 2019 8:41 pm

Moscow: Hundreds of Russians protested against a feared giveaway of strategic islands to Japan on Sunday, two days before a key summit between the countries’ leaders in Moscow. Between 300 and 500 people gathered on Suvorovskaya Square, just outside Moscow city centre, for an authorised rally called by several nationalist politicians, opposed to any move to cede any of the […]

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Russia ready to work with US to 'save' INF arms treaty: Lavrov

Russia ready to work with US to ‘save’ INF arms treaty: Lavrov

January 16, 2019 3:27 pm

Moscow: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday that Moscow was ready to work with Washington to save a key arms control treaty, after fresh talks to salvage the accord went nowhere. “We are still ready to work to save the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty,” Lavrov told reporters, calling on Europe to help in the negotiations.

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The US ambassador to Germany has warned of sanctions against firms linked to the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia,

US threatens sanctions over Russia-Germany gas pipeline

January 13, 2019 9:47 pm

Frankfurt: The US ambassador to Germany has warned of sanctions against firms linked to the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia, the American embassy in Berlin confirmed Sunday. A letter envoy Richard Grenell sent to several businesses “reminds that any company operating in the Russian energy export pipeline sector… is in danger under CAATSA of US sanctions,” an embassy spokesman told to news agency AFP. The Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions […]

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India playing key role in Afghanistan Russia

India playing key role in Afghanistan: Russia

January 9, 2019 10:08 pm

New Delhi: Russia Wednesday said India’s role in Afghanistan is “indispensable” and complimented it for carrying out various developmental initiatives. The comments by Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov about India’s engagement in the war-ravaged country came days after US President Donald Trump mocked New Delhi’s role in Afghanistan. The minister, currently visiting India, was […]

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Search of Russian building ends with 39 dead, 1 survivor

Search of Russian building ends with 39 dead, 1 survivor

January 3, 2019 9:06 pm

Moscow: Russian officials ended the search of a collapsed apartment building Thursday and said the rescue crews that raced through concrete rubble found 39 people dead and one survivor in the three-and-a-half days since part of the structure came down while residents slept. Officials think an explosion triggered by a gas leak caused the pre-dawn collapse Monday in the […]

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