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Dutch-led team to release initial MH17 criminal probe

28 September 2016 | 0 comments

A Dutch-led international team of criminal investigators on Wednesday will release initial findings into the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 amid growing frustration among relatives over the...

Siberia forest fires engulf 2 mn hectares: Greenpeace

27 September 2016 | 0 comments

Forest fires have hit two million hectares (7,700 square miles) of Siberian forest, where global warming has caused an "exceptional drought", environmental Group Greenpeace said Tuesday.The Russian federal...

Russian Orthodox Patriarch signs petition to Putin urging abortion ban

27 September 2016 | 0 comments

Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill on Tuesday signed a petition calling for a legal ban on abortion, the Church said in a statement.The Patriarch met anti-abortion campaigners and signed a petition to...

Russian investigative journalist says attacked in Siberia

27 September 2016 | 0 comments

Russian investigative journalist Grigory Pasko, who was jailed for espionage for exposing radioactive pollution by the navy, said Tuesday he was hit on the head by unidentified attackers in Siberia. Pasko...

Russia backs Aleppo assault to strong-arm US: analysts

27 September 2016 | 0 comments

Russia has decided to throw its military might behind the Syrian regime's drive to recapture divided Aleppo in a bid to strong-arm Washington into accepting Moscow's demands, analysts say.After a short-lived...

NATO says Aleppo attacks 'blatant violation of international law'

27 September 2016 | 0 comments

NATO head Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday the "morally totally unacceptable" bombardment of the Syrian city of Aleppo broke international law, and urged Russia to take genuine steps to restore a ceasefire."The...

As Syria diplomacy fails, Russia opts for 'total war': analysts

27 September 2016 | 0 comments

Convinced that negotiations with Washington are now futile, Russia has decided to throw its military might behind the Syrian regime's drive to recapture Aleppo, analysts say.After a short-lived truce...

Aleppo battered as Russia slams 'unacceptable' rhetoric

27 September 2016 | 0 comments

Syria's Aleppo faced worsening food and medical shortages and warplanes again pounded the city as Russia condemned what it called "unacceptable" Western rhetoric after allegations of war crimes.A fresh...

Pentagon chief calls Russia out over 'nuclear saber-rattling'

26 September 2016 | 0 comments

Russia could be more willing to deploy nuclear weapons today than the Soviet Union ever was during the Cold War, US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter warned Monday.Speaking at Minot Air Force Base in North...

Russian bombers flying too close to airliners: Iceland

26 September 2016 | 0 comments

Iceland complained Monday that Russian air force bombers have been flying too close to civil airliners, the most recent incident involving a flight from Reykjavik.The Icelandic foreign ministry said three...

Russia drops fruit, vegetable ban on Egypt

26 September 2016 | 0 comments

Russia announced Monday it is dropping a brief import ban on fruits and vegetables from Egypt, after Cairo backed downed on tough restrictions on wheat that had sparked a row.Russia's agriculture watchdog...

Aleppo battered as Russia slams 'unacceptable' rhetoric

26 September 2016 | 0 comments

Syria's Aleppo faced worsening food and medical shortages on Monday and warplanes again pounded the city as Russia condemned what it called "unacceptable" Western rhetoric after allegations of war crimes.A...

Aleppo battered after Russia accused of 'war crimes'

26 September 2016 | 0 comments

Residents of Syria's Aleppo faced worsening food and medical shortages on Monday as warplanes again pounded the city after Western powers at the UN accused Russia of war crimes.A fresh wave of intense...

Russia accuses Kiev over MH17 ahead of Dutch probe release

26 September 2016 | 0 comments

Russia on Monday sought to deflect blame over the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, accusing Kiev just days before the results of a Dutch criminal probe into the mass-killing are released.Ukraine...

Lithuania eyes Norway air defence deal amid Russia fears

26 September 2016 | 0 comments

Lithuania said Monday it is in talks to buy Norwegian anti-aircraft missile systems to address the defence gap on NATO's eastern flank, amid concerns over Russia.The NASAMS medium-range air defence systems,...

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