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Petrescu to take over as Dynamo coach


August 16th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ex-Chelsea player Dan Petrescu will take over as the Dynamo Moscow football coach by the end of the week.Petrescu resigned as coach of FC Kuban, ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Russia busted about 200 spies in 2011: Medvedev


February 7th, 2012 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian counter-intelligence exposed 199 foreign spies in 2011, said President Dmitry Medvedev Tuesday.It proves that "activity of [foreign] intelligence services is not decreasing", Medvedev said. ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Russian election chief accused of spying for Britain


January 31st, 2012 - 3:38 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's Central Election Commission chief Vladimir Churov has been accused of spying for Britain after he personally invited deputy head of the British diplomatic mission ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Russian social network not to close opposition accounts


December 9th, 2011 - 7:39 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's most popular social network was asked by the domestic security agency to deactivate accounts of groups that contained posts calling for street protests, but ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Russia arrests Chinese national for spying


October 5th, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has detained a Chinese national for trying to gain secret information about the S-300 air defence system, officials said Wednesday.Tun Shenjun was arrested Oct ... Read more...

Posted in World |

British PM urges Russia to uphold rule of law


September 12th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) British businesses need guarantees that assets will not be "unlawfully taken away from them" before they can start work in Russia, British Prime ... Read more...

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Terror attack foiled in Moscow


July 19th, 2011 - 5:04 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 19 (IANS) A major terror attack on Moscow was foiled by the country's top security agency, officials said.Alexander Bortnikov, director of the federal security service or the Federal'naya ... Read more...

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Anna Chapman spy ring ‘traitor’ charged with treason


May 4th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI
New York, May 4 (ANI): A Russian spy who betrayed agent Anna Chapman and nine others has been charged with treason and desertion.Alexander Poteyev, the second-in-command of Russia's clandestine operations in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Suspects arrested over deadly bomb blast at Belarus metro station


April 13th, 2011 - 12:11 am ICT by BNO News
MINSK, BELARUS (BNO NEWS) -- Belarus Deputy Attorney General Andrey Shved on Tuesday said that some suspects were arrested in relation with the deadly bomb blast at a Minsk metro station.According to ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Russian security service wants ban on Skype, Gmail, Hotmail


April 9th, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 9(ANI): Russia's security agency, the Federal Security Service (FSB), has proposed banning Skype, Hotmail and Gmail as their "uncontrolled use" could pose a security threat, a service official has said.The ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Blast near Russia’s security service academy


March 10th, 2011 - 4:48 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A bomb went off at a bus stop near an academy of the Federal Security Service (FSB) in Moscow Wednesday, an anti-terrorist official has said.The ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Militants attack government buildings in Russia


February 26th, 2011 - 9:51 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A group of up to 12 militants attacked various law-enforcement buildings in Russia's North Caucasus city of Nalchik but there were no reports of any casualties, a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Suspected bomber behind Moscow airport blast identified


February 3rd, 2011 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) said Thursday that the suspected suicide bomber in the attack on Moscow's Domodedovo International Airport has been identified.The powerful blast, which ripped ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Mike Hancock’s colleagues raised concerns over his ‘assistants’


December 6th, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 6 (ANI): Several of Mike Hancock's colleagues have revealed that they raised concerns over his sympathies with Russia and his string of Soviet assistants before one was accused of espionage.The ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Putin knew about plot to ‘assassinate’ former Russian spy in London: Wikileaks


December 2nd, 2010 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 2(ANI): Senior US officials believed that Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin knew about the operation to murder former spy Alexander Litvinenko in London, according to classified US diplomatic cables released ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Russia under Prime Minister Putin a ‘corrupt, mafia state’: Wikileaks


December 2nd, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 2(ANI): Russia is a corrupt, autocratic kleptocracy centred on the leadership of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, in which officials and organized crime are bound together to create a "virtual mafia ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Russian secret service behind 1996 murder of six Red Cross nurses in Chechnya: Ex-agent


November 25th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 25(ANI): Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) was responsible for murdering six Red Cross nurses in Chechnya in 1996, a former agent of the secret service unit has claimed.The murdered nurses, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Pak, Afghanistan ‘incubators’ of terrorism and extremism: Russian security chief


November 11th, 2010 - 7:04 pm ICT by ANI
Dushanbe (Tajikistan), Nov 11(ANI): Pakistan and Afghanistan have become the 'incubators' of terrorism, and pose a threat to the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), the Russian security chief has said.Director of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Romanian caught spying ordered to leave Russia


August 17th, 2010 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A senior Romanian diplomat who was detained in Moscow while trying to obtain military secrets from a Russian national has been declared persona non grata and ordered ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Life of 10 deported Russian spies would be nightmare’


July 11th, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 11 (ANI): The 67-year old former Soviet dissident Vladimir Bukovsky, author and human rights activist who spent 12 years in Russian prisons, labour camps and forced-treatment at psychiatric hospitals before ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Moscow subway bombers may have links with Pak-Afghan militants: Lavrov


March 30th, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Moscow, Mar.30 (ANI): Suggesting foreign involvement in Monday's twin blasts, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said that the female suicide bombers who targeted the city's subway system might have links with ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Twin blasts in Moscow Metro kills 37


March 29th, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Moscow, Mar 29 (ANI): At least 37 people were reportedly killed in twin explosions on the Metro system in central Moscow on Monday morning.The first blast took place at the Central ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Federal regulators close Minnesota-based bank, sixteenth U.S. bank failure of 2010


February 6th, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- Federal regulators on Friday closed the 1st American State Bank of Minnesota based in Hancock, marking the sixteenth U.S. bank failure of 2010 following an economic turbulent ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Russia upgrades marine patrols off Abkhazian coast


September 20th, 2009 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 20 (DPA) Russia intends to significantly upgrade marine patrols off the coast of Georgia's breakaway region of Abkhazia, the Russian news agency Interfax reported Sunday. The dispute over the status ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Brit diplomat quits after videotape of sex romp in Russia emerges


July 9th, 2009 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jul 9 (ANI): A British diplomat has resigned from his office after he was filmed having sex with two blonde hookers in Russia.James Hudson, 37, resigned from his posting to the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

12 militants killed in Russia


December 28th, 2008 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 28 (RIA Novosti) Twelve militants, including a warlord, were killed in a security sweep in Russia's Ingushetia republic, the Federal Security Service (FSB) said Sunday. The security action was part ... Read more...

Posted in World |

UKs politicisation of Litvinenkos death case harming UK-Russia ties


August 15th, 2008 - 7:04 pm ICT by ANI
Moscow , Aug 15 (ANI): Russian ambassador to Great Britain Yury Fedotov has said that London s efforts to politicise the death case of Alexander Litvinenkos a former officer of the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Kremlin denies reports on strengthening president’s council


June 7th, 2008 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
RIA Novosti St. Petersburg, June 7 (RIA Novosti) The Kremlin Saturday denied reports that Russia's security council, which implements the president's decisions on internal security, would be reformed and its powers expanded. Reports ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Russian provincial minister being prosecuted


May 26th, 2008 - 5:58 pm ICT by admin
RIA Novosti Syktyvkar (Russia), May 26 (RIA Novosti) Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) has launched a criminal case against a deputy interior minister in Komi Republic in the northwest accusing him of divulging ... Read more...

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Cornell researchers help develop first genetically modified food crop in South Asia


November 14th, 2007 - 1:53 am ICT by admin
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Posted in Sci-Tech |

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