Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Tag Archives: Russia

Israel’s Netanyahu in Russia to meet Putin ahead of polls

MOSCOW: Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in Russia, hoping to burnish his image as an international statesman, despite Moscow s condemnation of the Israeli Prime Minister s pre-election pledge to annex part of the occupied West Bank. Netanyahu is campaigning to maintain his status as Israel s longest-serving prime minister at next ...

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Protest leaders detained ahead of Moscow elections

MOSCOW: Russian police detained the leaders of recent anti-government protests in a wave of arrests ahead of local elections on Sunday. Ilya Azar, a journalist and protest organiser, was facing up to 30 days in jail following his arrest late on Monday, which sparked fierce controversy after police left his ...

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France invites Iran to G-7 to ease tensions

BIARRITZ: A European Union source is describing the leaders’ dinner at the Group of Seven as “quite tense” as leaders disagreed with US President Donald Trump over issues including how to deal with Russia. The person speaking on condition of anonymity due to lack of authorization to talk publicly said ...

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India, other countries must fight terrorists in Afghanistan: Trump

WASHINGTON: United States President Donald Trump said that India, Iran, Russia and Turkey would have to fight against terrorists in Afghanistan at some point of time. “India is right there, they are not fighting it, we are fighting it,” said Mr. Trump. “Pakistan is right next door. They are fighting ...

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Russia Says Five Killed in Mysterious Rocket Test Accident

MOSCOW –  Russia’s state nuclear agency Rosatom said early on Saturday that five of its staff members had been killed in an accident during tests on a military site in northern Russia, the RIA news agency reported. The accident occurred during tests on a liquid propellant rocket engine, RIA said, ...

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Russian Instagram influencer found dead in suitcase

MOSCOW: A prominent Russian Instagram influencer has been found dead with knife wounds in a suitcase in her rented apartment in Moscow, police say. Ekaterina Karaglanova, 24, was discovered on Friday after her family raised the alarm when she failed to contact them for several days. Ms Karaglanova, who had ...

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Nearly 1,400 detained in Moscow protest; largest in decade

MOSCOW: Nearly 1,400 people were detained in a violent police crackdown on an opposition protest in Moscow, a Russian monitoring group said Sunday, adding that was the largest number of detentions at a rally in the Russian capital this decade. OVD-Info, which has monitored police arrests since 2011, said the ...

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World powers meet Iran in Vienna to salvage nuclear deal

VIENNA: Representatives from Europe, China and Russia, which are still committed to the Iran nuclear deal, were meeting Sunday with Iran’s representative in Vienna to discuss how to salvage the unravelling accord. The diplomats are examining issues linked to the implementation of the nuclear accord after Iran surpassed the uranium ...

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Moscow police arrest hundreds at rally for fair elections

MOSCOW: Russian police arrested more than 300 people as they gathered in Moscow on Saturday to demand free and fair elections, a monitor said, following a crackdown on the opposition. The rally comes a week after the capital’s biggest demonstration in years, when some 22,000 people protested the authorities’ decision to ...

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Concerned about US-Iran confrontation near Russian border: Putin

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that Moscow is deeply concerned about the current confrontation between the United States and Iran, particularly as it is taking place near Russian borders and could destabilize the region surrounding Iran. “This worries us very much because it is happening near our borders. ...

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