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Sunita Williams completes spacewalk outside ISS


August 31st, 2012 - 9:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Indian-American astronaut Sunita Williams and Japanese astronaut Akihiko Hoshide completed almost a record long spacewalk outside the International Space Station (ISS), reported NASA.NASA Flight Engineer ... Read more...

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Russia’s ISS crew members complete spacewalk (Lead)


August 21st, 2012 - 7:08 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Yury Malenchenko completed a six-hour spacewalk having carried out all planned maintenance tasks on the International Space Station (ISS).The cosmonauts ... Read more...

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Russian cosmonauts go on spacewalk


August 21st, 2012 - 2:29 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti)Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Yury Malenchenko started Monday a six-hour spacewalk to carry out a number of maintenance tasks on the International Space Station ... Read more...

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Huge welcome in Colombia for Olympic medallists


August 16th, 2012 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Aug 16 (IANS/EFE) Colombia gave a huge welcome to its eight athletes who won medals at the London Olympic Games.The main streets of this capital were decorated with Colombian ... Read more...

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St. Petersburg gays to rally despite ban


July 7th, 2012 - 9:41 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The St. Petersburg gay and transsexual community will stage a parade despite the city council's ban on the event, according to organiser Yury Gavrikov.St. Petersburg ... Read more...

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Dynamo Kiev signs Portugal’s Veloso


July 5th, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, July 5 (IANS) Ukrainian football club Dynamo Kiev has signed Portugal midfielder Miguel Veloso from Italy's Genoa."We bought a good player of excellent age, who has a decent experience," ... Read more...

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Russian exorcist stabs wife to death


June 29th, 2012 - 9:29 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A man in Russia's St. Petersburg city has been placed in a psychiatric ward after he attempted to exorcise the devil from his wife by ... Read more...

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Putin, Obama to meet at G20 summit in June


May 30th, 2012 - 1:51 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Barack Obama will continue efforts to improve bilateral ties and sign an agreement on future cooperation ... Read more...

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Russian prosecutors find 3,000 poll violations


April 28th, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least 3,000 violations were committed during the recent parliamentary and presidential polls in Russia, the Prosecutor General's Office said in a report issued Saturday.Following ... Read more...

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Obama calls Putin


March 10th, 2012 - 6:57 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US President Barack Obama congratulated Vladimir Putin on his victory in the Russian presidential election in a telephone call Friday.It is the first time ... Read more...

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Ukraine to launch telecom satellite


January 28th, 2012 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, Jan 28 (IANS) Ukraine plans to launch its first telecommunications satellite in 2013, an official said."The satellite will be launched in the fourth quarter of 2013," head of the ... Read more...

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‘Bribery most common corrupt practice in Russia’


December 23rd, 2011 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Bribery has been identified as Russia's most common corrupt practice, as it accounts for a third of all corruption offences uncovered in 2011, Prosecutor General ... Read more...

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Medvedev orders probe into sale of land for embassies


October 26th, 2011 - 3:32 am ICT by IANS
Mosocw, Oct 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has ordered a probe into the "illegal" sale of Moscow land intended for foreign embassies to subsidiaries of a company belonging ... Read more...

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Ukraine slashes Russian gas purchases for 2012


September 1st, 2011 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
Kiev, Aug 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ukraine, which is in a bitter row with Moscow over prices for gas, has slashed the Russian gas purchases for 2012.Ukraine has slashed its purchases ... Read more...

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Ex-Russian colonel, guilty of Chechen war crime, buried


June 14th, 2011 - 4:22 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Yury Budanov, the former Russian army colonel who served nine years for the murder of a Chechen woman during the second war in Chechnya, was ... 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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Moscow bans gay parade


May 18th, 2011 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Moscow's city government has officially rejected an application to hold a gay pride parade, the mayor's office said."Moscow's authorities have prohibited the gay pride parade ... Read more...

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Now, pay penalty 100 times more than bribe in Russia


May 4th, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 4 (IANS) People in Russia will have to cough up 100 times the amount of bribe they pay or receive as penalty following the signing of an anti-corruption ... Read more...

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Medvedev: Airport management should be held accountable for security failure


January 25th, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW (BNO NEWS) -- The blast that killed 35 people at Moscow's busiest airport on Monday afternoon was a "well-planned terrorist attack", according to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Tuesday morning, who ... Read more...

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Russia wants officials to be fluent in English


January 15th, 2011 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 15 (IANS) Russia wants all its newly-recruited bureaucrats to be English-speaking people from the next year and is taking measures to have at least one-fifth of its federal officials knowing ... Read more...

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Pensioners sue Moscow authorities over summer smog


September 30th, 2010 - 2:20 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Moscow pensioner couple have filed a lawsuit against the authorities in the Russian capital over the smog that shrouded the city in the summer.The pensioners demand ... Read more...

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Russia and Britain Celebrate Victory Day on the HMS Belfast in London


May 14th, 2010 - 4:09 am ICT by BNO News
LONDON, ENGLAND (BNO NEWS) – Russo-British 65th Anniversary Victory Day celebration took place on board HMS Belfast in London last Sunday, Finance & Investment Markets Players Club (KIFIR) said Thursday.Yury Fedotov, the ... Read more...

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Russia Bans Scientology Texts


April 23rd, 2010 - 7:34 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Moscow, Apr 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Church of Scientology suffered a major blow this week in Russia as the Russian Prosecutors declared that the texts and other materials put to ... Read more...

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Trial of two men who ate girl postponed


April 7th, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
London/Moscow, April 7 (IANS) The trial of two men accused of chopping up a teenager and serving her meat with potatoes to a lodger in the Russian city of St. Petersburg was ... Read more...

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Russian firm bags deal for 18 An-148 aircraft from India


March 5th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 5 (IANS) Russian manufacturer United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) has bagged orders for 18 An-148 aircraft from three airlines in India and it plans to start deliveries in the first ... Read more...

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Chelsea will win FA Cup: Ancelotti


February 13th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 13(ANI): Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has said that he is confident of winning the FA Cup ahead of tomorrow's fifth-round clash against Cardiff."It's a very important competition. We ... Read more...

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Russia prolongs moratorium on death penalty, contemplates ban


November 19th, 2009 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 19 (RIA Novosti) Russia's Constitutional Court prolonged on Thursday a moratorium on the death penalty, which was due to expire Jan 1. Russia imposed the moratorium after it joined the Council ... Read more...

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Russia proposes global court to try pirates


May 5th, 2009 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 5 (Xinhua) Russia has proposed to set up a global court to deal with piracy cases, a media report said Tuesday. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev Monday urged Prosecutor General ... Read more...

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Shuttle Discovery returns safely to Earth


March 29th, 2009 - 3:19 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 29 (DPA) The space shuttle Discovery landed safely at the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida Saturday. Commander Lee Archambault guided the shuttle to landing at 1914 GMT, ending the shuttle's 13-day ... Read more...

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Astronauts take call from White House


March 25th, 2009 - 2:26 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 25 (DPA) The crew of the International Space Station and space shuttle Discovery received a phone call from US President Barack Obama Tuesday. Obama made the call from the White ... Read more...

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Debris threat prompts International Space Station crew to evacuate


March 13th, 2009 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 13 (ANI): The threat of a possible collision with a piece of space junk made the three crew members of the International Space Station (ISS) to briefly evacuate the ... Read more...

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Space junk passes ISS, crew evacuates temporarily


March 13th, 2009 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 12 (DPA) The crew of the International Space Station (ISS) briefly evacuated Thursday after ground controllers determined that a piece of space junk was within range for a possible collision. The ... Read more...

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Micro-organisms placed in outer space


March 12th, 2009 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
Washington/Moscow, March 12 (DPA) Two International Space Station (ISS) crew members installed an experiment outside the craft during a nearly five-hour long spacewalk. US Commander Mike Fincke and Russian flight engineer Yury Lonchakov ... Read more...

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Space station crew exchanges seasons greetings with Earth


December 13th, 2008 - 3:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 13 (ANI): The crew of the International Space Station (ISS) has beamed down seasons greetings to the people of Earth, that is airing on NASA Television.The public can return ... Read more...

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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...

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