Friday, 16 November 2018

Tag Archives: Russia

US sanctions on Iran ‘destroy balance’ in world: Erdogan

ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday slammed the US sanctions against Iran, calling it “a move to destroy balance in the world.” “US sanctions on Iran are wrong. These steps aim at destroying balance in the world,” Erdogan told reporters following a parliamentary group meeting. “We don’t want ...

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Macron urges European army to defend against Russia, US

PARIS: French President Emmanuel Macron called for a “real European army” to allow the bloc to defend itself against Russia and even the United States, a hugely sensitive idea amongst EU nations which jealously guard their defence. Macron, who has pushed for a joint European Union military force since his ...

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Attack on Crimea college kills at least 17

At least 17 people were killed and dozens more wounded, most of them teenagers, after an attack on a college in Russian-annexed Crimea, with conflicting versions referring to a lone shooter and a bomb. Russia’s Investigative Committee said the attack was carried out by 18-year-old student Vladislav Roslyakov, who was ...

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China to give 48 high-end drones to Pakistan

BEIJING: China will give 48 high-end drones to its close ally Pakistan, a deal, which experts say, could be the biggest of its kind. The Chinese media reported about the development after India struck a $5 billion deal with Russia to buy S-400 defence systems. China is Pakistan’s biggest arms ...

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US tells India to avoid signing S-400 missile deal with Russia

WASHINGTON: The US has urged India to forgo its proposed deal to buy the S-400 missile defence system from Russia, warning that the deal could attract American sanctions. New Delhi and Kremlin are expected to announce the deal this week during Russian President Vladimir Putin’s two-day visit to India starting ...

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US, China look on as Putin seeks India arms deals

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives in India on Thursday looking to tie up billions of dollars in arms deals with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, likely irking the US, China and Pakistan in one fell swoop. The Kremlin said before the two-day visit that the “key feature” would be the ...

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Britain, Australia accuse Russian spies of global cyber attacks

LONDON: Britain and Australia accused Russian military intelligence of conducting a campaign of cyber attacks targeting political institutions, businesses, media and sport bodies around the world. Operatives from Russia’s GRU arm carried out various “reckless and indiscriminate” high-profile online attacks, British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said in a statement. Many ...

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Pakistan, Russia ink $10bn gas pipeline deal

MOSCOW: Pakistani and Russian officials signed a historic $10-billion offshore gas pipeline agreement in Moscow. Inter State Gas Systems (ISGS), a state-owned Pakistani company, will work alongside Russia’s energy giant Gazprom, to execute the multibillion-dollar project. According to the agreement, Pakistan will import some 500 million to 1 billion cubic ...

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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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