article thumbnailKerber stuns Williams to win title

Angelique Kerber had won just one of her previous six matches against Serena WilliamsAustralian OpenVenue: Melbourne Park Dates: 18-31 JanuaryCoverage: Live radio and text commentary on all Andy Murray matches, plus highlights on BBC TV and BBC Sport [ ... ]

article thumbnailHow Could Russia Respond to New Threats in Military Doctrine?

Russia14:50 30.01.2016Get short URLThe updated Russian military doctrine will probably be a response to the 2015 National Military Strategy of the US, which contains 13 mentions of Russia in a negative and aggressive context, Col. Gen. Leonid Iva [ ... ]

article thumbnailSmall but Dangerous: Russia’s New Missile Corvette Packs Huge Punch

Russia14:04 30.01.2016Get short URL © Photo: courtesy of the Southern Military District press serviceOne of the newest corvettes of the Russian Navy, the Buyan-M is a multi-purpose river-sea type corvett [ ... ]

article thumbnailNew Twist of Friendship: Russian Exporters Set Eyes on Iran's Market

Russia11:33 30.01.2016Get short URLDuring a recent trade and industry expo in Tehran, the Russian delegation, led by Trade and Industry Minister Denis Manturov discussed with their Iranian hosts areas of mutually-beneficial cooperation. One preli [ ... ]

article thumbnailRussia Successfully Puts European Communications Satellite Into Orbit

Russia11:08 30.01.2016(updated 14:54 30.01.2016) Get short URLMOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, Proton-M with the European satellite was launched from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan."European Eutelsat 9B space vehicle has undocked [ ... ]

article thumbnailMalaysia fund 'may be missing $4bn'

Image copyrightReutersImage caption Some of 1MDB's money was transferred to former officials, Switzerland's attorney general says About $4bn (£2.8bn) may have been stolen from a fund owned by the Malaysian state,  [ ... ]

article thumbnailMagnitude 7.3 Quake Hits Kamchatka Peninsula

Russia06:45 30.01.2016(updated 12:52 30.01.2016) Get short URLMOSCOW (Sputnik) – Kamchatkabranch ofthe Geophysical Service ofRussian Academy of Sciences reported that 7.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred in Russia’s Kamchatka Territory.Earlier [ ... ]

article thumbnailEurostar resumes after suspension

Image copyrightReutersEurostar services from London have resumed after trains were held for more than two hours when a man got on to the tracks. Eurostar tweeted that the line was open and trains would start moving "gradually".Services were held, str [ ... ]

article thumbnailPeople smuggling suspect held

Image copyrightPAA Ukrainian man suspected of murder and people smuggling into the UK has been arrested in Battersea, south-west London. Marian Shkirko, 33, was detained in a joint operation between UK and Belgian police on suspicion of having a lead [ ... ]

article thumbnailRussia Launches Proton-M Rocket With Eutelsat Communications Satellite

Tech01:27 30.01.2016(updated 02:19 30.01.2016) Get short URLMOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russian Proton-M carrier rocket with the European Eutelsat 9B communications satellite was launched from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan, a spokesperson of R [ ... ]

article thumbnailItaly mafia bosses found in bunker

Image copyrightEPAImage caption The two fugitives were caught at their well-concealed mountain hideout (pic: Italian police) Police in the far south of Italy have arrested two top fugitives - 'Ndrangheta mafia boss [ ... ]

article thumbnailSpanish princess must face fraud trial

Image copyrightGetty ImagesImage caption Princess Cristina is sixth in line to the Spanish throne Spain's Princess Cristina has lost an appeal to have the two charges she faces of tax evasion dropped.A court in Pal [ ... ]

article thumbnailNo deal yet on EU welfare - Cameron

Image copyrightAFPImage caption Mr Cameron has cancelled a trip to Sweden to hold talks with Jean-Claude Juncker David Cameron has dismissed a proposed "emergency brake" on in-work benefits for EU migrants as "not  [ ... ]

article thumbnailGrenade thrown at Germany asylum hostel

Image copyrightGetty ImagesImage caption The pin had been pulled out of the grenade but it failed to detonate Unidentified attackers threw a live hand grenade at a migrant hostel in south-western Germany, officials [ ... ]

article thumbnailShould Russia take US clowning seriously?

Print versionFont SizeSend to friendPutin's official spokesman Dmitry Peskov called White House spokesman Josh Earnest's remarks about the Russian president "outrageous and offensive." In a recent press conference, Earnest stated that the US administ [ ... ]

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