Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Tag Archives: Russia

EU, China and Russia in move to sidestep US sanctions on Iran

NEW YORK: The European Union, Iran, China and Russia have set out a plan to sidestep unilateral US sanctions designed to cripple the Iranian economy and force the Iranians to renegotiate the nuclear deal signed in 2015. European diplomats hope the proposed measure – known as a special purpose vehicle ...

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US, Russia clash at UN over North Korea sanctions

NEW YORK: The United States accused Russia of “cheating” on UN sanctions against North Korea with plans for a railway project, oil transfers and ongoing business dealings with Pyongyang. Russia shot back and charged that Washington was blocking steps to foster cooperation between North and South Korea and using a ...

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Putin says Russia and China to reduce use of dollar in trade

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin said Moscow and Beijing plan to use their own national currencies more often in trade deals as Russia’s relations with the West deteriorate. “The Russian and Chinese sides confirmed their interest in using national currencies more actively in reciprocal payments,” Putin told journalists during a ...

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UK seeks two Russian ‘agents’ over spy poisoning

LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May said that two Russian military intelligence officials carried out a nerve agent attack on a former spy on British soil, as prosecutors issued a warrant for the suspects’ arrest. Police identified Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov as the men who allegedly tried to kill ...

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Russia says space station leak could be deliberate sabotage

AFP MOSCOW: Russia launched checks Tuesday after its space chief said an air leak on the International Space Station last week could have been caused by deliberate sabotage. Space agency chief Dmitry Rogozin said the hole detected Thursday in a Russian space craft docked at the orbiting station was caused ...

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Merkel says don’t expect much from meeting with Putin

BERLIN: Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned against expectations that her meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday will produce any breakthrough on the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria. Speaking on the eve of talks with the Russian leader, Merkel pitched the meeting as the product of necessity rather than ...

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US blacklists Russian, Chinese companies for breaking North Korea embargo

The US Treasury announced sanctions on Russian and Chinese companies Wednesday for violating the economic embargo on North Korea as Washington seeks to keep pressure on Pyongyang over its nuclear program. The Treasury accused China-based Dalian Sun Moon Star International Logistics Trading Co and its Singapore-based affiliate, SINSMS Pte., of ...

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Maria Sharapova storms past Kasatkina as Kerber falls

MONTREAL: Maria Sharapova fired 25 winners past hapless Russian compatriot Daria Kasatkina in a 6-0, 6-2 victory at the rain-hit Montreal WTA event on Wednesday, but Angelique Kerber’s first match since capturing the Wimbledon title ended in a sobering defeat. Sharapova needed just 66 minutes to see off 12th-seeded Kasatkina ...

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US hits Russia with sanctions over nerve agent attack in Britain

AFP: The United States said it was imposing new sanctions on Russia over Moscow’s involvement in the use of a “lethal” nerve agent in the attempted killing of a former spy in Britain. The State Department said the sanctions were in response to “the use of a ‘Novichok’ nerve agent ...

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