Wednesday, 26 January 2022

Tag Archives: Russia

Trump stuns NATO with demand to double defence spending

LONDON: US President Donald Trump shocked allies at a fraught NATO summit on Wednesday by suddenly demanding that members double their defence spending commitments. Trump’s surprise demand came after he clashed with Chancellor Angela Merkel, calling Germany a “captive” of Russia because of its gas links and singling out Berlin ...

Read More »

Russia try to keep World Cup dream alive after miracle win

MOSCOW: Russia will try to keep their unlikely dream alive on Saturday when the host nation face Croatia in their first World Cup quarter-final since 1970. It has been an enchanted summer for the world´s largest nation as it hosts the biggest event in sport. Russia´s once-hapless team have suddenly ...

Read More »

No breakthrough in Iran nuclear talks

VIENNA: World powers and Iran appeared to make no concrete breakthrough in talks to provide Tehran with an economic package to compensate for US sanctions that begin taking effect in August. Ministers from Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia met their Iranian counterpart in Vienna for the first time since US ...

Read More »

England through to FIFA World Cup quarter finals

RUSSIA: England is through to the quarterfinals of the World Cup after beating Colombia in a penalty shootout three Lions had gone 12 long years without winning a knockout game at a major tournament but will now face Sweden in Samara on Saturday for a place in the semi-finals. England ...

Read More »

US, Russia agree to Putin-Trump summit

  MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed to hold a summit with Donald Trump in a third country at talks on Wednesday with the US leader’s hawkish national security advisor, voicing hope for an easing of tensions between the two nations. Adviser John Bolton was received in Moscow with top ...

Read More »

FIFA World Cup group qualifying scenarios for knockout rounds

MOSCOW: With the second round of World Cup group games completed on Sunday, qualification for the knockout rounds is now clearer. The top two teams in each group go into the last 16. In the case of teams finishing level on points, FIFA has put in place seven tie-breakers starting ...

Read More »

Female FIFA World Cup reporter sexually harassed on live TV

MOSCOW: A female journalist was sexually assaulted live on air during coverage of FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia last week. The TV channel reported that a man harassed Julieth GonzaIez when she was reporting from the city of Saransk for German broadcaster Deutsche Welle’s Spanish news channel. The man ...

Read More »

Russia to impose duties on American goods

Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images MOSCOW: Russia said on Tuesday it would impose import duties on U.S. road-building machinery, a measure likely to help Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, who was hit by US sanctions and controls Russia’s biggest maker of road-building equipment. In the latest move in the war of ...

Read More »

FIFA World Cup 2018: Russia beat Saudi Arabia 5-0 in WC opening match

MOSCOW: Russia kicked off the World Cup today with a crushing 5-0 victory over Saudi Arabia. The Russians gave the winning performance in front of the 80,000-capacity Luzhniki crowd, which included President Vladimir Putin and the Saudi crown prince. With Russia beating Saudi Arabia 5-0, they ended their seven-game losing ...

Read More »