Sunday, 24 March 2019

Tag Archives: Russia

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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Turkey rejects US patriot offer amid row over Russian S-400

MOSCOW: The United States has been pressing Turkey, its NATO ally, to reject a plan to purchase Russia’s cutting-edge S-400 missile systems, which Turkey estimates to be three times cheaper than a $3.5 billion order for US anti-aircraft weapons. Turkey has rejected the offer by the United States on the sale of US ...

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Pakistan signs $10 bn gas pipeline agreement with Russia

ISLAMABAD: As a major sign of increasing economic cooperation, Pakistan and Russia on Wednesday signed an inter corporate agreement for the laying of more than 1,500 km offshore gas pipeline costing $10 billion that would be transporting natural gas from the Russian gas company Gazprom’s sources in the Middle East ...

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Russia denies its missile violates INF treaty

MOSCOW: The Russian 9M729 land-based cruise missile, contrary to the allegations of the United States, does not fall under the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), senior Russian officials said. “Russia has fulfilled and continues to strictly observe the provisions of the treaty and does not allow any violations,” said Lt.-Gen. ...

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US calls on Russia to destroy new missile system

GENEVA: The United States called on Russia on Monday to destroy a new cruise missile system which it said was a “direct and continuing violation” of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, and accused Moscow of destabilising global security. Robert Wood, US disarmament ambassador, said the system was capable of ...

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Russia Celebrates Epiphany

MOSCOW: Eastern Orthodox churches, including Russia’s one, celebrate Epiphany. The occasion marks the baptism of Jesus Christ and traditionally incorporates ice bathing on the eve of the feast. Orthodox Christians across Russia braved the freezing weather to take dips in icy waters to celebrate Epiphany. The rite is not mandatory, but is believed to cleanse the ...

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I never worked for Russia: Trump

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump said on Monday he never worked for Russia, his first direct denial after a media report that the FBI in 2017 investigated whether he acted against US interests. Trump also disputed a Washington Post report that he had concealed details about his meetings with Russian ...

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Death toll jumps to 37 in Russian apartment block collapse

MOSCOW: Thirty-seven bodies have been recovered from the rubble of a Russian apartment building that partially collapsed this week after an apparent gas explosion, Russian news agencies reported on Thursday. The blast in the early hours of December 31 damaged 48 apartments in a 10-storey building in the industrial city ...

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