Tag Archives: Russia

Russia hopes US to drop idea for forward basing of arms in Eastern Europe

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Monday it hoped the United States would drop plans to store military hardware for as many as 5,000 American troops in…

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Russia won't stop bombing mission in Syria after cease-fire

MOSCOW (AP) — A top Russian diplomat says Moscow won't stop its air strikes on Islamic State positions in Syria if & when a cease-fire there is announced. The United…

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Egypt hires consultancy to check airport security after Russia crash

By Ahmed Aboulenein CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt has hired global consultancy Control Risks to review security at its airports after the crash of a plane carrying Russian holidaymakers that killed…

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Accusations grow against Russia over Syria civilian killings

BEIRUT (AP) — The three missiles fired on a public market in the northern Syrian town of Ariha took the morning shoppers by surprise. In a few moments, the main…

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AP PHOTOS: Major moments in international sports in 2015

LONDON (AP) — From Serena Williams' near Grand Slam in tennis to Japan's shock defeat of South Africa in the Rugby World Cup & Barcelona's dominance on the football pitch,…

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Cambodia PM stands by hydropower, dismisses critics as 'extremists'

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) – Cambodia's prime minister defended his government's energy policy on Wednesday & hit back at environmentalists opposed to hydropower plants by suggesting their electricity be cut off…

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Rights watchdog accuses Russia of civilian killings in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — A human rights watchdog on Wednesday accused Russia of using cluster munitions & unguided bombs on civilian areas in Syria in attacks that it says have killed…

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Spacewalking astronauts fix station's stuck rail car

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) – Two U.S. astronauts floated outside the International Space Station on Monday in a hastily planned spacewalk to move a stuck rail car…

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Brent crude oil falls to 2004 low as market rout heads into Christmas

By Henning Gloystein SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Brent crude fell to levels last seen in 2004 on Monday, dropping under the lows hit during the 2008 financial crisis on renewed worries…

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Assad allies Russia, Iran in Mideast resurgence

Beirut (AFP) – After years of waning influence, Russia & Iran made a dramatic comeback in the Middle East in 2015 as they threw their support behind Syria's embattled President…

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