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US blacklists South African for N. Korea oil deals

19 November 2018 | 0 comments

The US Treasury placed a Russian-born South African man on its sanctions blacklist Monday for allegedly helping North Korea avoid an international embargo on its energy purchases.The Treasury said Vladlen...

Russian tech giant dashes hopes for smartphone

19 November 2018 | 0 comments

Russian internet giant Yandex disappointed tech enthusiasts on Monday by failing to unveil what many hoped would be a highly anticipated Russian-made smartphone.Speculation has been mounting for years...

Danske Bank whistleblower says he raised alarm four times

19 November 2018 | 0 comments

A whistleblower who uncovered a massive alleged money laundering scheme at Danske Bank's Estonian branch told a Danish parliamentary commission Monday that he had notified his superiors four times about...

Erdogan, Putin celebrate key step in Russia-Turkey gas pipeline

19 November 2018 | 0 comments

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Monday marked the completion of the offshore phase of a gas pipeline underneath the Black Sea, the latest sign of burgeoning...

World powers clash over chemical arms watchdog's new role

19 November 2018 | 0 comments

World powers traded accusations of hypocrisy in bitter clashes on Monday over the global toxic weapons watchdog's new ability to attribute blame for attacks like those in Syria and Salisbury.The United...

Russia opens new probe into anti-Kremlin financier Browder

19 November 2018 | 0 comments

Russian prosecutors said Monday they had opened a new criminal probe into British financier William Browder and suggested the anti-Kremlin crusader may have been involved in an associate's death.Browder,...

Putin told Pence Russia did not meddle in vote: spokesman

19 November 2018 | 0 comments

President Vladimir Putin denied any Russian involvement when US Vice President Mike Pence asked last week about meddling in the 2016 election, the Kremlin's spokesman said. Dmitry Peskov told Russian...

Russia, Iran, Turkey to hold Syria talks next week: Kazakh FM

19 November 2018 | 0 comments

Russia, Iran and Turkey will hold the next round of talks on Syria's conflict on November 28-29 in the Kazakh capital Astana, Kazakhstan's foreign minister said on Monday. "The participants plan to discuss...

Russia says no 'automatic' return of disputed islands to Japan

18 November 2018 | 0 comments

Russia said Sunday that upcoming talks about resolving a dispute with Japan over a group of islands claimed by Tokyo would not necessarily result in Moscow relinquishing them."Can you say that this means...

Finland summons Russian ambassador over GPS blocking claims

17 November 2018 | 0 comments

Finland has summoned Russia's ambassador to answer allegations that Moscow was behind the jamming of GPS signals in Lapland during recent NATO exercises, the foreign ministry in Helsinki confirmed Saturday.Ambassador...

US promises Ukraine to fight Russian pipeline to Germany

16 November 2018 | 0 comments

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday promised Ukraine to fight the planned Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia to Germany, saying the project undermined European security.Pompeo said Ukraine...

Trump says he has written answers to Russia probe questions

16 November 2018 | 0 comments

US President Donald Trump said Friday he had personally written -- though not yet submitted -- answers to the questions put to the White House by Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, while once more...

'Angel', 80, drives to aid of poor St Petersburg pensioners

16 November 2018 | 0 comments

Long retired from her job as a Saint Petersburg trolley driver, 80-year-old Galina Yakovleva still spends her days behind the wheel, but now in a mini-van distributing food to needy pensioners."I do it...

Next US House foreign affairs chief vows to check Trump, warns Russia

16 November 2018 | 0 comments

The incoming head of the US House Foreign Affairs Committee warned Thursday of election-related sanctions against Russia and vowed oversight of Donald Trump's diplomacy, which he said had made Americans...

Russia set for first ISS launch since accident

16 November 2018 | 0 comments

A Russian Soyuz rocket with a cargo vessel is to blast off Friday in the first launch to the International Space Station (ISS) since a manned accident last month. "The mission control centre has completed...



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