article thumbnailTwo die in hunt for Paris 'mastermind'

Media captionExplosions and gunfire heard in the Paris suburb of Saint DenisA woman has blown herself up and a suspect was shot dead during a police raid on a flat in a Paris suburb, while seven arrests were made. Police targeted the flat in Saint-De [ ... ]

article thumbnailRussia’s doping scandal: Keeping politics out of the arena

The latest scandal involving large-scale allegations of Russian athletes using performance-enhancing drugs in international competitions may end up not only with the culprits being named, blamed and stripped of their titles, but with Russia as a coun [ ... ]

article thumbnailA321: Four lessons for Russia

AP photoFSB chief Alexander Bortnikov stated on November 17 that the A321 passenger aircraft was destroyed as a result of a terrorist attack. CIA Director John Brennan stated that terrorist attacks in Paris were not an isolated incident, as terrorist [ ... ]

article thumbnailSyria breakthrough: An end to the slaughter in sight?

Foreign ministers and representatives from 20 countries agreed a road map to peace in Syria in Vienna on Nov. 14. With the terrorist attacks in Paris the night before giving the second round of talks fresh urgency, there was agreement on setting up  [ ... ]

article thumbnailMedvedev, Vietnamese president discuss bilateral agenda

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Vietnam's President Truong Tan Sang have met in Manila to discuss current bilateral relations and their development prospects. "We will continue contact at all levels of leadership," the Russian p [ ... ]

article thumbnailItalian priest attacked in Bangladesh

Image copyrightSTRImage caption Mr Parolari was attacked as he cycled in the town of Dinajpur - the gunmen escaped Gunmen have wounded an Italian priest in the latest in a series of attacks on foreigners in Banglad [ ... ]

article thumbnailMilitary-technological cooperation priorities defined by Russia and China

Russia and China have chosen priority areas of military-technological cooperation at a meeting of their intergovernmental commission, a source in the Russian Defense Ministry press service and information department told reporters. Accordi [ ... ]

article thumbnailMedvedev invites Thai PM to Russia in May

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has invited Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha to Russia in May 2016. "I would like to invite you to visit Russia in May 2016 for the Russia-ASEAN anniversary summit," Medvedev said while meeting  [ ... ]

article thumbnailKosovo police raid opposition MP's flat

Image copyrightEPAImage caption Tear gas and pepper spray were let off in parliament on Tuesday as protests erupted outside the building Police in Kosovo have tried to arrest opposition MP Albin Kurti, who has led  [ ... ]

article thumbnailPublication Date of A321 Crash Report Unknown - Kremlin

Russia12:26 18.11.2015(updated 12:27 18.11.2015) Get short URLMOSCOW (Sputnik) – Peskov said that he only knows “what was told to the president by the head of the [Federal Security Service] that this was a terrorist act.” A Russian Airbus A3 [ ... ]

article thumbnailRussia Not Considering Flight Bans to Other Countries Except for Egypt

Russia11:45 18.11.2015(updated 11:49 18.11.2015) Get short URLPETROZAVODSK (Sputnik) – In the beginning of November, Russia canceled all flights to Egypt after a Russian A321 plane crashed over the Sinai Peninsula killing all 224 on board. On  [ ... ]

article thumbnailRussia Creates Commission on Countering Terrorism Financing

Russia11:16 18.11.2015(updated 13:36 18.11.2015) Get short URLMOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, an order on the commission's creation was signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin."It's part of overall anti-terrorist activities, because  [ ... ]

article thumbnailRussian FSB Believes Suspected Nemtsov Murderer Hiding Out in UAE

Russia10:36 18.11.2015(updated 10:41 18.11.2015) Get short URLMOSCOW (Sputnik) – On February 27, Russian politician Boris Nemtsov was fatally shot in central Moscow. Five persons were detained in connection with the murder and put under arrest. [ ... ]

article thumbnailGermany friendly called off

Germany's friendly with the Netherlands on Tuesday is called off after a bomb threat at Hannover stadium....

article thumbnailGreece secures bailout cash deal

Image copyrightGetty ImagesImage caption In July, Greek voters rejected the terms of an international bailout Greece has secured a tentative deal with the eurozone to unlock the latest tranche of financial aid. The [ ... ]

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