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‘Cold War era tools help track climate change today’


July 16th, 2012 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 16 (IANS) Tracking the impact of climate change today has been made possible by tools developed by nuclear scientists to detect radioactivity in the wake of testing of ... Read more...

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Kazakhstan allows Russia to resume space launches


June 16th, 2012 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Kazakhstan has given Russia permission to carry out launches from the Baikonur space centre, Kazakh Prime Minister Karim Massimov said after talks with his Russian ... Read more...

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Russia, Kazakhstan extend Friendship Treaty for 10 years


June 8th, 2012 - 10:00 am ICT by IANS
Astana, June 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia and Kazakhstan have agreed to extend their bilateral Friendship Treaty, originally signed in 1992, for an additional 10 years.The protocol on amendments to ... Read more...

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Putin supporters stage massive election rally


February 23rd, 2012 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 23 (IANS) Tens of thousands of supporters of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin staged a massive rally Thursday in downtown Moscow to show solidarity with the presidential ... Read more...

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Putin backs Russia’s population growth


February 13th, 2012 - 5:54 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has proposed a set of measures aimed to increase the country's population from 142 million to 154 million people.Putin said ... Read more...

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Parliamentary polls begin in Kazakhstan


January 15th, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Astana, Jan 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) About 9,000 polling stations opened in Kazakhstan Sunday for parliamentary elections that are expected to end the ruling party's monopolistic control of the legislature.After securing ... Read more...

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Russian church urges Kremlin not to ignore vote protests


January 8th, 2012 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The head of Russia's Orthodox Church has asked the country's leaders to listen to and act on the demands voiced at recent mass protests across ... Read more...

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US military to have fewer generals and admirals


December 30th, 2011 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 30 (IANS/EFE) The US armed forces have begun thinning the ranks of generals and admirals with the aim of bringing the number of senior officers back down ... Read more...

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Chinese daily urges reforms


December 26th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 26 (IANS) China should adhere to its reforms and opening-up policy on its development path, the People's Daily said in a signed commentary Monday, the day after the ... Read more...

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Russia’s unrest simmers, but life as usual in Moscow


December 19th, 2011 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 19 (IANS) The streets of Moscow and its broad thoroughfares, at first glance, do not reflect the mood of the nation. As Russians go about their work, ... Read more...

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Russia to rent pilot training facilities in Ukraine


October 20th, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, Oct 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia is ready to rent facilities on Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula for naval pilot training, Russian Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov said.In line with a 1997 bilateral ... Read more...

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Georgia tells citizens travelling to Russia ‘unsafe’


June 11th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Tbilisi, June 11 (IANS) Georgia has asked its citizens to avoid travelling to Russia following the recent murder of a Georgian guest worker in Moscow, RIA Novosti reported.The murder prompted ... Read more...

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Russia, Ukraine reach pact in sea border talks


June 5th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia and Ukraine have reached a breakthrough in their talks on maritime border delimitation, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Sunday."A qualitative breakthrough has been ... Read more...

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Russian ex-lawmaker put on Interpol wanted list for fraud


May 19th, 2011 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Interpol's General Secretariat has officially put former Russian lawmaker Ashot Yegiazaryan on its wanted list over large-scale fraud charges, said a spokesman for Russia's Investigative ... Read more...

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Russian sect views Putin as reincarnation of St. Paul


May 12th, 2011 - 3:01 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A founder of a religious cult glorifying Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin believes that he is the reincarnation of Saint Paul, the Russian tabloid Sobesednik ... Read more...

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Palin uses Facebook to remove confusion over Sputnik Moment remark


January 29th, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Jan.29 (ANI): Former Alaska Governor and 2008 Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin understands the history of Sputnik.That is the case she is making today on Facebook, clarifying remarks ... Read more...

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Kazakhstan pushes ahead with nuclear fuel bank plan


December 21st, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Astana (Kazakhstan), Dec 21 (ANI): Kazakhstan is pushing ahead with an international plan for it to host a global nuclear fuel bank to allay fears of Iranian raw material enrichment, despite Iran's ... Read more...

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‘Egyptian President Mubarak ‘turned down’ black-market nuclear weapons deal’


December 20th, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Dec 20 (ANI): Maged Abdelaziz, Egypt's ambassador to the UN said that the country's President Hosni Mubarak had 'turned down' a black-market nuclear weapons deal following the collapse of the Soviet ... Read more...

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Canada-Russia airspace ’showdown’ over Arctic


July 31st, 2010 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, July 31 (IANS) In yet another incident reminiscent of the Cold War, Canada Friday revealed that two Russian bombers were intercepted trying to enter its airspace.Defence officials in ... Read more...

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Most Russians against nuclear disarmament: Poll


July 15th, 2010 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The majority of Russians are against further nuclear disarmament, the Russia Public Opinion Research Centre (VTsIOM) said Thursday. Sixty percent of Russians believe the country needs nuclear weapons ... Read more...

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Kazakhstan to celebrate its president’s birthday, Astana’s founding in July


June 23rd, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 23 (ANI): The month of July will be a significant one in Kazakhstan's fledgling history, with its people gearing up to celebrate their President Nursultan Nazarbayev's 70th birthday, and ... Read more...

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Vladimir Putin claims Russian fighter jet superior to US rival


June 18th, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 18 (ANI): Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has claimed that the country's newest fighter would trump a US-built rival, the F-22 Raptor.Putin watched a test flight of a "fifth-generation" ... Read more...

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Now Azerbaijan seeks Indian tourists, investment


May 12th, 2010 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
By Alkesh Sharma Chandigarh, May 12 (IANS) The Central Asian country of Azerbaijan, one of the main exporters of oil and gas to India, is looking to expand bilateral ties in areas like ... Read more...

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Arctic region needs major cleaning, says Putin


April 29th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Arctic region, a strategic area for Russia, is heavily polluted and needs "major cleaning", Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Thursday. Putin visited Alexandra Land, one of ... Read more...

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US Secretary of State Clinton congratulates the people of Lithuania on national holiday


March 11th, 2010 - 2:16 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) – On Wednesday, United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton congratulated in a video message the people of Lithuania on the 20th Anniversary of the restoration of ... Read more...

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Kazakhstan opens its third bio-monitoring station in Almaty


December 28th, 2009 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
Almaty (Kazakhstan), Dec. 28 (ANI): Kazakhstan has opened its third biological agent monitoring station in Almaty.The new monitoring system has been built under the Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) program, which is ... Read more...

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Gorbachev reveals how he prevented Third World War in 1989


November 4th, 2009 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov. 3 (ANI): Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has revealed that the Kremlin could have triggered off the Third World War in 1989 had it used force to prevent the Berlin ... Read more...

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Billions of euros in the balance in EU East-West emissions row


October 21st, 2009 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Luxembourg, Oct 21 (DPA) Billions of euros' worth of greenhouse-gas emission permits hung in the balance Wednesday as environment ministers from Eastern and Western Europe fought to break the European Union's deadlock ... Read more...

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Russia designs new rocket for manned flights


October 13th, 2009 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 13 (RIA Novosti) Russia's federal space agency has started work to design a new carrier rocket for manned flights from a new space centre in the country's Far East, an ... Read more...

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Russian army general visits Cuba


September 16th, 2009 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Sep 16 (EFE) Russia's armed forces general staff chief Nikolay Makarov is visiting Cuba, officials have said. Makarov arrived in Cuba Monday. The officials didn't provide details on his agenda or the ... Read more...

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Russia to build new space centre in 2011


September 7th, 2009 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 7 (RIA Novosti) The construction of a new space centre in Russia's Far East will start in 2011, a government official said Monday. Russia currently uses two launch sites for space ... Read more...

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Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad can become global capitals: Forbes


September 4th, 2009 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 3 (RIA Novosti) The Russian capital as well as Indian cities of Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad have every chance of becoming global capitals on par with cities such as New ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama urges China to adopt democracy


September 3rd, 2009 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Taipei, Sep 3 (DPA) The exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, called Thursday on China to introduce democracy to avoid a collapse like that of the Soviet Union. The Dalai Lama, invited ... Read more...

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Kazakhstan resolves issues with Lakshmi Mittal, ONGC Videsh


July 5th, 2009 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishnu Makhijani Astana, July 5 (IANS) Kazakhstan has resolved its issues with steel magnate Lakshmi N. Mittal and with India's largest oil explorer ONGC Videsh and the "situation is coming to ... Read more...

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Kazakhstan prepares to head European security grouping


July 2nd, 2009 - 10:37 am ICT by IANS
By Vishnu Makhijani Astana, July 2 (IANS) Eighteen years ago, Kazakhstan became the last of the former Soviet republics to reluctantly part ways with Russia after the collapse of the Soviet Union. ... Read more...

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