An European News Headlines Digest

 
article thumbnailIan Bremmer: 'It is possible Trump will recognize Crimea as Russian'

You call 2017 a year of "geopolitical recession". What is the crux of this trend? Should we speak of a multipolar or a non-polar world?It’s definitely a non-polar order, one that I call "G-zero" to distinguish it from the delusion that the G7 holds [ ... ]


article thumbnailTennis star Sharapova set for comeback at Stuttgart tournament in April

Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova is set to make her comeback following a doping suspension on April 26 at the tennis tournament in Stuttgart, the tournament’s press service announced on Jan. 10."Fans of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix can look for [ ... ]


article thumbnailTrump desperately needs better intelligence briefings on Russia

The surprisingly hollow declassified report by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), apparently intended to prove Vladimir Putin’s personal interference in the U.S. presidential election, should be a cause of genuine alarm for [ ... ]


article thumbnailTimeless precision in the court of the Tsars

The Russian Imperial House, like other monarchies, had their own exclusive suppliers. Source: Press photoThe royal warrant of appointment has always been an exclusive recognition granted to a purveyor to the royal family. It's an indicator of the fi [ ... ]


article thumbnailKremlin ready for talks on normalizing U.S. ties even under sanctions

Moscow is ready for dialogue with Washington on normalizing bilateral relations even if sanctions are not lifted, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Jan. 10.Peskov answered a question on whether lifting anti-Russian restrictions is a n [ ... ]


article thumbnailRussia points to 10% jump in outbound tourism during holiday season

The number of Russian tourists travelling abroad during the holiday season rose ten percent this year compared with the 2015-2016 season, Executive Director of the Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR), Maya Lomidze said in an interview with [ ... ]


article thumbnailPoll shows half of Russians welcome granting citizenship to foreign actors

Almost half of Russians (49 percent) welcome granting Russian citizenship to renowned foreign athletes and leading members of the arts, the All-Russia Public Opinion Research Center said in a statement."Most of our fellow citizens either view these c [ ... ]


article thumbnailGoogle buys rights to the Russian TV series 'Locust'

Source: kinopoisk.ruGoogle has bought rights for screening the Russian TV series Locust (Sarancha) in digital store Google Play, reports vc.ru with reference to the representative of the production company "Sreda".As "Sreda", Locust is available on G [ ... ]


article thumbnailAnkara center for modern art named after assassinated Russian ambassador

The Center for Modern Art in Turkey’s capital of Ankara, where Russian Ambassador Andrei Karlov was assassinated by a terrorist, has been named after the diplomat, Turkish Anadolu news agency reported.The Cankaya district municipality head Alper Ta [ ... ]


article thumbnailPenile foreskin innovation can end animal testing, say Siberian researchers

Siberian scientists have developed a system to extract cells from a male's penile foreskin in order to grow artificial human skin. This research was made possible thanks to a $537,000 grant from Russia's Ministry of Education and Science. “We us [ ... ]


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article thumbnailDefense Ministry comments on Charlie Hebdo's caricatures on Tu-154 crash

It is "humiliating for a normal person" to pay attention to caricatures on the Russian Tu-154 plane crash over the Black Sea published by the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, Russian Defense Ministry's official spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konash [ ... ]


article thumbnailTape of third black box from Tu-154 plane deformed

The tape of the third flight data recorder from the Tu-154 plane of the Russian Defense Ministry has been deformed but it may be partly deciphered, a law enforcement source told TASS on Dec. 29."The third black box, which was in the tail section, dup [ ... ]


article thumbnailMajor search effort in Black Sea waters after Tu-154 crash completed

The major search operation in the Black Sea waters after the crash of the Tu-154 plane of the Russian Defense Ministry has been completed, a source in the operation headquarters told TASS on Dec. 29."The active phase of the search operation in the Bl [ ... ]


article thumbnailGuests from space: 6 large meteorites that fell in Russia's Far East

On December 6, a meteorite fell in the Sayanogorsk district in the Republic of Khakassia. According to preliminary reports, the celestial body was about 32-50 feet in diameter and it had either a rocky or rocky-water composition. Scientists said that [ ... ]


article thumbnailWhen will Russia's Reserve Fund disappear?

A lot has been said and written recently about the impending exhaustion of the Reserve Fund of Russia. One could hear such statements from officials representing the Ministry of Finance and the Accounting Chamber. On the one hand, it seems that offic [ ... ]


article thumbnailSochi plane crash: Black box data indicates possible problems with flaps

New information is beginning to emerge about the fate of the Russian military aircraft that crashed into the Black Sea on Dec. 25, killing all 92 on board, following the recovery of one of the plane’s flight recorders from the sea bed.On the mornin [ ... ]


article thumbnailRussia's five achievements and greatest failure of 2016

Elections to the State Duma, completion of the political reform, success in economy, the biggest failure - experts shared their views with Pravda.Ru about main achievements in 2016. Elections to the State Duma and political reform"This year, Russia  [ ... ]


article thumbnailInna Novikova: Gloating over death is always an act of savagery

AP photoThe crash of the Tu-154 over the Black Sea has not left anyone indifferent. Against the background of condolences to those, who lost their loved ones in the terrible disaster, one can hear happy voices from Ukraine and Russian liberals. Pravd [ ... ]


article thumbnailPutin: Russia remains stronger than any potential aggressor

AP photoOn December 23, Russian President Putin held his traditional annual Q&A conference with  journalists. This year, the conference was delayed for one day because of the assassination of the Russian Ambassador to Turkey. On Thursday, Decemb [ ... ]


article thumbnailHermitage faces outcry over installations featuring dead animals

An exhibition featuring installations by the Belgian artist and theater director Jan Fabre at the Hermitage museum in St. Petersburg has provoked an outcry from both human rights activists and art lovers. The exhibition, entitled “Jan Fabre: Knight [ ... ]


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