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Russian 'Facebook' bans Myanmar army chief, hardline monk

17 September 2018 | 0 comments

Russian social media site VKontakte (VK) has followed Facebook by banning Myanmar's army chief and a nationalist monk known for stirring up Islamophobia in a country condemned globally for the treatment...

Seven police injured in Ukraine clashes with nationalists

17 September 2018 | 0 comments

Seven police officers were injured Monday in clashes with ultranationalists who were protesting a decision by the authorities to extradite a Russian citizen wanted by Moscow as a suspected Islamic State...

Turkey bolsters military presence in Syria's Idlib

17 September 2018 | 0 comments

Turkey's military has sent its most significant batch of reinforcements to the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib in weeks, reports said Monday, as Ankara seeks to prevent a Moscow-backed assault by...

Pentagon chief in Skopje over Russia bid 'to sway' name change vote

17 September 2018 | 0 comments

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis arrived in Skopje on Monday to throw his support behind a 'yes' vote in Macedonia's upcoming referendum on a name change and to counter "Russian influence" against the...

Russia claims fresh 'proof' Ukraine downed flight MH17

17 September 2018 | 0 comments

Russia on Monday released fresh information to back its claim the missile that downed a Malaysia Airlines flight over war-torn Ukraine in 2014 was fired by Kiev's forces.At a briefing, the Russian defence...

Russia says no Syria assault as Putin, Erdogan agree Idlib plan

17 September 2018 | 0 comments

Moscow said Monday there would be no assault on Syria's Idlib as the leaders of Russia and Turkey agreed to create a demilitarised zone around the Syrian rebel-held province.Russian President Vladimir...

Dining couple fall ill in UK town hit by poisoning: police

16 September 2018 | 0 comments

British police on Sunday sealed off part of Salisbury, where a Russian ex-spy and his daughter were poisoned by Novichok, after two people fell ill at a restaurant on Sunday following a "medical incident".The...

Hundreds protest against pension reforms in Saint Petersburg

16 September 2018 | 0 comments

Up to thousand protestors demonstrated in Russia's second largest city of Saint Petersburg on Sunday against a plan to raise the state pension age which has sparked public anger.Between 800 and 1,000...

Russia holds naval drills in Sea of Japan

15 September 2018 | 0 comments

Russian troops taking part in the country's largest-ever war games on Saturday held drills in the Sea of Japan, despite Tokyo's concerns about a Russian military buildup in the area.The exercises were...

Pussy Riot activist awake again after 'poisoning'

15 September 2018 | 0 comments

A member of the Pussy Riot punk band who took part in the World Cup final pitch invasion and was hospitalised with suspected poisoning, has regained consciousness and left intensive care, his girlfriend...

Turkey-Russia discord over Idlib defers regime offensive, for now

15 September 2018 | 0 comments

Disagreement between Turkey and Russia over how to tackle the Syrian rebel stronghold of Idlib seems to have deferred a looming regime offensive on the province, analysts say.Russia and Turkey are on...

German troops face Russian 'hybrid war' in Lithuania: Merkel

14 September 2018 | 0 comments

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday Berlin was boosting military cyber capabilities to respond to Russian hybrid warfare that is targeting its troops deployed on NATO's eastern flank."Here you...

Russian Orthodox Church downgrades ties with Constantinople

14 September 2018 | 0 comments

The Russian Orthodox Church Friday cut "diplomatic ties" with Bartholomew I, the Istanbul-based spiritual leader of the world's Orthodox Christians, accusing him of encroaching on its religious territory...

Ukraine, Russia take loan battle to British Supreme Court

14 September 2018 | 0 comments

Russia and Ukraine will turn to the UK Supreme Court in their long-running battle over $3 billion as Moscow seeks redemptin of an old loan, the two countries said on Friday. The long-running legal battle...

EU firm on Russia sanctions over Ukraine: Merkel

14 September 2018 | 0 comments

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday that the European Union would maintain sanctions against Russia until Moscow makes progress on fulfilling its commitments under a peace plan for east Ukraine."Before...



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