article thumbnail'No' EU campaign attacks rival group

Image copyrightPAImage caption Lord Lawson will be president of Conservatives for Britain A group formed to push for a UK exit from the EU has told a rival Eurosceptic campaign to "shut up" and branded its leader a [ ... ]

article thumbnailEU probes TVs over energy test scores

Image copyrightSamsungImage caption Samsung acknowledges that it uses software that has an impact on its energy efficiency scores The European Commission says it is "following up" two reports that raise concerns th [ ... ]

article thumbnailRussia launches fresh Syria strikes

Russia says it has launched air strikes in Syria for a second day, targeting militants from Islamic State (IS).The defence ministry said its jets had destroyed an IS ammunition depot and control centres.However, the areas reportedly attacked appeared [ ... ]

article thumbnailTurkey deaths as bus hits commuters

Image copyrightEPAImage caption The bus ran over a number of people on the pavement before coming to a halt At least 11 people have died after a bus struck a queue of people at a bus stop in the Turkish capital, An [ ... ]

article thumbnailRussia's Glonass System Can Fully Switch to Domestic Electronics in 2 Years

Russia13:51 01.10.2015Get short URLMOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Russian Glonass global navigation system will fully switch to domestically-produced electronic components in the next two years, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Thursday. "We ha [ ... ]

article thumbnailThe UN Security Council veto: 7 facts

1. It was Soviet leader Joseph Stalin who insisted on the right of veto for the Security Council's permanent members during the Yalta conference in February 1945.2. The right of veto is wielded by the UN Security Council's five permane [ ... ]

article thumbnailParis smokers face stiff fine for butts

Image copyrightGetty ImagesImage caption Cigarette butts can take years to decompose and release heavy metals and pollutants during that time Stricter measures to stop people dropping cigarette butts on the streets [ ... ]

article thumbnailIndonesian parliament backs plan to buy Russian submarines- report

 Varshavyanka class diesel-powered submarines. Source: RIA NovostiThe Indonesian government’s plan to purchase Russian Kilo-class diesel-powered submarines received support from a parliamentary body overseeing defense and foreign affai [ ... ]

article thumbnailEye in the Sky: Russian Drones to See the Invisible

Russia11:37 01.10.2015Get short URL“The technology of hyperspectral data processing we are working on will allow our drones to see what humans can’t,” Rostec’s deputy head Sergei Skokov said in an interview with Rossiiskaya Gazeta newspa [ ... ]

article thumbnailMoscow has no data on collateral damage as result of Russian airstrikes in Syria - Lavrov

The Russian side has no data on injuries among civilians as a result of Russian airstrikes on ISIS positions in Syria, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said."One talks about injuries among civilians as a result of these strikes. We do not have  [ ... ]

article thumbnailFrance launches Syria anti-IS strikes

Image copyrightEPAImage caption French jets have been flying reconnaissance missions over Syria to identify targets France has carried out its first air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria.The presiden [ ... ]

article thumbnailCatalonia votes in landmark elections

Image copyrightReutersImage caption More than five million people are eligible to cast their votes on Sunday Catalonia is voting in regional elections that nationalist parties hope will set them on the road to inde [ ... ]

article thumbnailEngland 25-28 Wales

By Tom Fordyce Chief sports writer at Twickenham England (16) 25 Try: May Con: Farrell Pens: F [ ... ]

article thumbnailRussia and Estonia 'exchange spies'

Russia and Estonia have exchanged two convicted spies over a bridge separating the countries.Estonian security official Eston Kohver was sentenced to 15 years in a Russian jail last month.He was swapped for Aleksei Dressen, who was imprisoned in Esto [ ... ]

article thumbnailStolen €12,000 bike 'on sale for €120'

Image copyrightMalaga policeImage caption Police spotted the bicycle while they were inspecting the goods in a secondhand shop A stolen bicycle worth €12,000 (£8,800; $13,600) has been recovered from a secondhan [ ... ]

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