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    Russia sends highest number of submarines to Scottish, Scandinavian coastlines in 20 yrs
    Apr22

    Russia sends highest number of submarines to Scottish, Scandinavian coastlines in 20 yrs

    Russian attack submarines are increasingly patrolling the coasts of Scandinavia and Scotland, the Mediterranean and the North Atlantic, a U.S. Navy chief has said, according to The Daily Mail. Vladimir Putin`s recent boost to the submarine fleet means Russia now has the most underwater attack vessels in the area in two decades, The Daily Mail...

    Russian forces in Syria fire at least twice on Israeli military aircraft
    Apr22

    Russian forces in Syria fire at least twice on Israeli military aircraft

    Russian forces in Syria have fired at least twice on Israeli military aircraft, prompting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to seek improved operational coordination with Moscow, Israel`s top-selling newspaper said on Friday, according to Reuters. The unsourced report in Yedioth Ahronoth gave no dates or locations for the incidents nor any...

    EUCOM nominee would consider Javelin in Ukraine
    Apr22

    EUCOM nominee would consider Javelin in Ukraine

    The likely next head of U.S. forces in Europe believes there is a need in Ukraine for anti-tank weapons, and indicated a willingness to provide the Javelin system to Ukrainian forces during a hearing Thursday, according to Defense News.”I believe that we should provide the weaponry that we believe they need to defend their sovereignty, and that...

    China`s central bank injects huge liquidity to market
    Apr22

    China`s central bank injects huge liquidity to market

    The People`s Bank of China (PBOC) on Friday conducted 240 billion yuan of seven-day reverse repurchase agreements (repo), a process in which central banks buy securities from banks with an agreement to resell them in the future, according to China Daily. The operation followed a 250-billion-yuan reverse repo on Wednesday and one of 260 billion...

    Russia doubles fare for foreign trucks
    Apr22

    Russia doubles fare for foreign trucks

    The Russian government has increased the levy on foreign carriers for travelling on Russian roads from RUB 60,000 to RUB 120,000 per year, according to a resolution published on the official website of the Russian Government, Russian business news agency PRIME has reported.The government also increased the daily payment for travel from RUB 385 to...

    First U.S. gas shipment en route to Europe — WSJ
    Apr22

    First U.S. gas shipment en route to Europe — WSJ

    A tanker from Louisiana loaded with U.S. natural gas is en route to Portugal, the first shipment in a trade relationship that could shake up the European market, according to Wall Street Journal. The 970-foot long Creole Spirit, carrying liquefied natural gas, is expected to arrive by the end of April, according to shipping data and people...

    U.S. State Department calls on Russia to lift ban on Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar
    Apr22

    U.S. State Department calls on Russia to lift ban on Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar

    The U.S. Department of State has called on the Russian authorities to reconsider the decision to ban the Crimean Tatar Mejlis. ”We call on the Russian Federation to reverse the Ministry of Justice`s recent decision to designate the Crimean Tatar Mejlis as an ”extremist” organization and the decision by de facto authorities in Crimea to suspend...

    FBI reveals price paid to unlock iPhone
    Apr22

    FBI reveals price paid to unlock iPhone

    The FBI paid more than $1 million to the company that gained access to San Bernardino terrorist Syed Farook`s iPhone for their hacking services, FBI Director James Comey said Thursday, according to CNN.When asked how much the agency spent on cracking the device, Comey, who was speaking at the Aspen Security Forum in London, said, ”A lot. Let`s...

    UN: 165 countries to sign Paris Agreement on climate change on Apr 22
    Apr22

    UN: 165 countries to sign Paris Agreement on climate change on Apr 22

    Global leaders are preparing to sign the Paris Agreement on climate change at United Nations Headquarters in New York today, on April 22. Thus far, the latest assessment indicates that more than 165 countries will sign the landmark accord, setting a record for the most countries to sign an international agreement on one day. The previous record...

    Steinmeier calls for cooperation with Russia
    Apr22

    Steinmeier calls for cooperation with Russia

    Germany`s Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said in an interview with Handelsblatt he wants to stronger reconnect with Russia on the international stage.”It would be good to overcome here now speechlessness,” said Steinmeier.”I can imagine we are making a serious attempt to cooperate with Russia on Libya,” he added.According to the...

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