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Former Ukraine PM Tymoshenko goes on hunger strike


April 25th, 2012 - 12:32 am ICT by BNO News
KIEV, UKRAINE (BNO NEWS) -- Ukrainian opposition leader and former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko began a hunger strike late last week to protest her treatment in prison, including an alleged assault, her ... Read more...

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Russian billionaire Prokhorov to challenge Putin in presidential race


December 12th, 2011 - 10:53 pm ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW (BNO NEWS) -- Russian billionaire tycoon Mikhail Prokhorov on Monday announced he will take part in next year's presidential election and challenge Vladimir Putin, who has been facing increasing pressure over ... Read more...

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Russian committee promises to investigate election complaints


December 12th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW (BNO NEWS) -- The Russian Investigative Committee (SK) on Monday promised to investigate dozens of official complaints filed about this month's parliamentary elections after tens of thousands of people protested against ... Read more...

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Russian police arrest 569 people in second night of poll protests


December 8th, 2011 - 1:14 am ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW (BNO NEWS) -- Russian police arrested more than 560 people on Tuesday as Moscow witnessed a second evening of protests over alleged electoral fraud by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's United Russia ... Read more...

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Russia launches manned spacecraft to ISS


November 14th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 14 (IANS) Russia's manned Soyuz TMA-22 spacecraft was successfully launched from the Baikonur space centre in Kazakhstan Monday and was heading for the International Space Station (ISS), ... Read more...

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Seven killed in Russia fire


November 13th, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 13 (IANS) At least seven people were killed Sunday in a fire in northern Russia, the government said.The fire broke out Saturday night at a construction site in ... Read more...

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Military strike against Iran would be a mistake: Russia


November 7th, 2011 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 7 (IANS) Any military strike against Iran would be a serious mistake, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday.Commenting on an Israeli warning that a military operation against ... Read more...

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Arctic ice melting: Russian meteorologists


August 7th, 2011 - 6:32 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 7 (IANS) The Arctic is getting warmer at a fast pace with the Russian Arctic sector's ice areas reducing to "historically low levels", the Russian meteorological bureau has ... Read more...

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Five killed as Russian plane makes emergency landing


July 11th, 2011 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 11 (IANS) At least five people were killed when a Russian plane with 37 passsengers and crew onboard made an emergency landing on a river in Siberia Monday, ... Read more...

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Russia launches military communication satellite


May 5th, 2011 - 10:54 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 5 (IANS) Russia has successfully launched a new military communication satellite, Xinhua reported.Lt. Col. Alexei Zolotukhin, spokesman for the the Russian Space Forces, said a Meridian satellite, the ... Read more...

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Radiation detected in Japanese cars imported in Russia


April 12th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 12 (IANS) High levels of radiation have been detected in at least 20 cars imported from Japan to a Russian port city, a media report said Tuesday.The cars, ... Read more...

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Israel, Russia sign space cooperation agreement


March 27th, 2011 - 10:57 pm ICT by BNO News
JERUSALEM (BNO NEWS) -- The Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) and the Israel Space Agency on Sunday signed an agreement to increase cooperation in space exploration."The agreement, which was signed in the ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Russian defense minister visits disputed islands


February 4th, 2011 - 11:26 pm ICT by BNO News
ITURUP ISLAND (BNO NEWS) -- Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov on Friday visited the disputed south Kuril Islands to inspect Russian troops deployed there, the Itar-Tass news agency reported.Serdyukov visited the garrisons ... Read more...

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BREAKING: Suicide bomber kills at least 20 at Moscow airport


January 24th, 2011 - 9:29 pm ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW (BNO NEWS) -- At least 20 people were killed on Monday afternoon when a suicide bomber attacked Moscow's busiest airport, officials and media reports said. The blast at Domodedovo International ... Read more...

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Russian prisoners get tanning beds


January 20th, 2011 - 11:14 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Moscow, Jan 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Inmates in a Russian jail have been giving the rare chance to live a luxurious life behind bars.The prison officials at the Butyrskaya Prison in Moscow have ... Read more...

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Russian Deputy Prime Minister Sobyanin appointed Moscow mayor


October 16th, 2010 - 2:16 am ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW (BNO NEWS) -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Friday proposed Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Sobyanin to take over as the Mayor of Moscow, weeks after his predecessor was removed from office."Sergei ... Read more...

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15 killed in car bomb attack in Russia (Lead)


September 9th, 2010 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 9 (DPA) A suicide car bomb attack in a busy marketplace in Russia's Vladikavkaz city, capital of North Ossetia, left at least 15 people dead Thursday, according to the Itar-Tass ... Read more...

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Spy swap talk grows (Lead, Changing dateline)


July 8th, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 8 (DPA) Ten Russian spy suspects are expected to be arraigned Thursday afternoon in a joint appearance in a New York federal court, fuelling discussion about a possible swap with ... Read more...

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Russia seeks spy swap to free agents in US


July 8th, 2010 - 4:02 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 8 (DPA) The Kremlin wants to resort to a spy swap reminiscent of the Cold War era to free some of the 10 Russians who were recently detained in the ... Read more...

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Drunk passengers prompt unexpected plane landing in China


May 27th, 2010 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 27 (DPA) An aeroplane travelling from Taiwan to Russia was forced to make a stopover in China after five heavily intoxicated Russians assaulted the crew, media reports said Thursday. The aircraft ... Read more...

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Policeman killed in Caucasian suicide blast


April 5th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Ingushetia (Russia), Apr.5 (ANI): A policeman has been killed in one of the two suicide bombings in Russia's volatile North Caucasus region of Ingushetia, officials said.According to news.com.au, in the first attack ... Read more...

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Moscow forbids gay pride parade


January 26th, 2010 - 3:38 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 26 (DPA) A planned gay rights parade will not be able to take place in Moscow after a ruling by its mayor, Yuri Lushkov, the Itar Tass news agency reported ... Read more...

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Russia to explore Cuban oil, lends $150 million


July 30th, 2009 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, July 30 (Xinhua) Russia has provided a $150-million loan to Cuba and signed pacts with the Caribbean nation for oil exploration in the Gulf of Mexico, a media report said. The money ... Read more...

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India, China growth makes Obama see US role in new light


July 6th, 2009 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, July 6 (IANS) Citing the rapid growth of India, China and Brazil, President Barack Obama says in a more integrated world, it was not for the US to ... Read more...

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Gandhi, Mandela among Obama’s heroes


July 6th, 2009 - 10:18 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 6 (IANS) Besides Abraham Lincoln, President Barack Obama looks up to Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela as his heroes for bringing about transformative change without violence by changing people's ... Read more...

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Russia ready to buy IMF bonds worth $10 bn: Putin


June 2nd, 2009 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 1 (Xinhua) Russia is ready to buy $10 billion worth of bonds from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said. Putin said the money would be used to ... Read more...

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N. Korea may carry out more nuke tests, says Moscow-based diplomat


May 25th, 2009 - 7:46 pm ICT by ANI
Moscow, May 25 (ANI): A senior North Korean diplomat in Moscow, Russia, has said that his country may carry out more nuclear tests unless the United States ends its "intimidation."The official ... Read more...

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Russia launches US satellite


May 16th, 2009 - 10:52 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 16 (Xinhua) Russia Saturday launched a rocket carrying a US communication satellite into space, the Itar-Tass news agency reported. The Briz-m rocket, with a ProtoStar-2 satellite atop, blasted off at 0057 ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Russia calls for ceasefire in Gaza


January 5th, 2009 - 3:36 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 5 (DPA) Russia has called for a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip following Israel's ground offensive that started late Saturday, Russian media reported Sunday.Moscow was seriously concerned about the situation, ... Read more...

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Protests in Russia against tax increase on imported cars


December 22nd, 2008 - 7:03 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 22 (DPA) Protests took place Sunday in several Russian cities, especially in the Far East, against higher taxes on imported cars and high fuel prices.In the Far Eastern coastal city ... Read more...

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Russian troops begin dismantling posts in Georgia


October 5th, 2008 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 5 (Xinhua) Russian troops started dismantling posts in the buffer zone around South Ossetia and Abkhazia to meet the Friday deadline for withdrawal from Georgia's territory, Itar-Tass news agency reported ... Read more...

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South Ossetia explosion kills seven (Lead)


October 3rd, 2008 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 3 (DPA) At least seven people were killed and three injured Friday when a bomb planted in a car went off near a Russian army installation in Tskhinvali, the capital ... Read more...

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Car bomb attack kills six in South Ossetia


October 3rd, 2008 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 3 (Xinhua) At least six people were killed and four injured when a car bomb exploded Friday near the Russian peacekeepers' headquarters in South Ossetian capital of Tskhinvali, Russian media ... Read more...

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Russia may help Cuba build space centre


September 18th, 2008 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 18 (ANI): After talks in Caracas with Venezuelan and Cuban officials, Russias space agency chief has said that Moscow is ready to help Cuba develop its own space centre.According ... Read more...

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Russia signs cooperation pacts with South Ossetia, Abkhazia


September 17th, 2008 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 17 (Xinhua) Russia Wednesday signed cooperation pacts with Georgian breakaway provinces of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, the Itar-Tass news agency reported."The treaties stipulate that our countries shall be taking joint ... Read more...

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