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China says it won’t take part in trilateral nuclear arms talks

BEIJING: China on Monday dismissed a suggestion that it would talk with the United States and Russia about a new accord limiting nuclear arms, saying it would not take part in any trilateral nuclear disarmament negotiations. U.S. President Donald Trump said he and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed on Friday ...

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Putin Floats “Common Citizenship” For Russia, Ukrain

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday that Ukrainians and Russians were “one people” and would benefit from common citizenship, after he angered Kiev by offering to fast-track Russian passports for Ukrainians. “I’ve said many times that Ukrainians and Russians are brotherly nations. More over, I believe that they are essentially ...

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Kim and Putin: Challenging US role in denuclearisation

MOSCOW: The Kremlin tried hard to present Kim Jong Un’s first ever visit to Russia as an historic event aimed at proving how important Moscow is in the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula – especially after the failure of US-North Korean talks in Hanoi two months ago. Kremlin-controlled media described ...

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Russia transgender woman wins case

SAINT PETERSBURG: When Anastasia, a Russian transgender woman, took her employer to court for firing her after a gender reassignment operation, she did not expect to win. “I knew the chances were slim, I understand what country I live in,” the 43-year-old told AFP in her native Saint Petersburg. But ...

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Japan protests over planned Russian drills on Kuril Islands

TOKYO: The Japanese government has lodged a protest with Russia over Moscow’s plans to hold a military exercise in the area of the disputed Kuril Islands, referred to by Tokyo as the Northern Territories, the Kyodo news agency reported on Thursday, citing the Japanese Foreign Ministry. “This does not correspond ...

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Russia, China to conduct research using underwater drones

BEIJING: Russian and Chinese scientists will conduct a joint investigation using unmanned underwater vehicle (UUVs), Alexander Shcherbatyuk, the director of the Institute of Marine Technology Problems of the Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, told Sputnik on Wednesday. “The Chinese side should bring the equipment and we ...

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Turkey to face ‘grave consequences’ for acquisition of Russian S-400: Pentagon

WASHINGTON: Turkey’s military relationship with the United States will face serious consequences if Ankara takes possession of the Russian S-400 air defence system, Defence Department spokesperson Charlie Summers told reporters. “If Turkey takes the S-400, there would be grave consequence in terms of our military relationship, and the Patriots and the F-35s,” ...

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India signs $3b nuclear-powered submarine deal with Russia

NEW DELHI: India has signed a $3 billion deal to lease a third Russian nuclear-powered submarine for 10 years, giving Delhi a boost in the Indian Ocean against Pakistan and China, media reports said. The deal – which according to the reports took months to negotiate – comes as tensions ...

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