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Kiev says engine type ‘used in N.Korea missiles’ made for Russia
Aug16

Kiev says engine type ‘used in N.Korea missiles’ made for Russia

KIEV: Ukraine’s space agency said Tuesday that an engine type reportedly used in North Korean missiles was made at a Ukrainian factory, but solely for use in space rockets supplied to Russia. The development came after an expert report published Monday said Pyongyang’s recent rapid progress in developing a long-range missile appeared...

Kiev says engine type ‘used in N.Korea missiles’ made for Russia
Aug16

Kiev says engine type ‘used in N.Korea missiles’ made for Russia

KIEV: Ukraine’s space agency said Tuesday that an engine type reportedly used in North Korean missiles was made at a Ukrainian factory, but solely for use in space rockets supplied to Russia. The development came after an expert report published Monday said Pyongyang’s recent rapid progress in developing a long-range missile appeared...

N. Korean missiles based on motor from ex-Soviet plant: Report
Aug14

N. Korean missiles based on motor from ex-Soviet plant: Report

WASHINGTON: North Korea’s recent rapid progress in developing a long-range missile appears to come after it procured Soviet-designed rocket engines from a plant in Ukraine, according to an expert report published Monday. According to Michael Elleman of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, the missiles used in recent North...

Top cardinal aims to set up Pope visit to Russia
Aug11

Top cardinal aims to set up Pope visit to Russia

ROME: A top cardinal due to meet President Vladimir Putin in Moscow this month says he will be hoping to do groundwork for Pope Francis to make a historic visit to Russia. Pietro Parolin, the number two in the Vatican hierarchy and its de facto foreign minister, is due in Russia from Aug 20 to 24. He is scheduled to meet both Putin and the head...

US calls Putin visit to Georgia separatist region ‘inappropriate’
Aug10

US calls Putin visit to Georgia separatist region ‘inappropriate’

WASHINGTON: The United States on Wednesday criticised a visit by President Vladimir Putin to the Russian-backed Abkhazia region of Georgia, calling it “inappropriate.” In 2008, Russia and Georgia fought a brief war over the region, which Putin visited on Tuesday, the anniversary of the start of the fighting. “The United States...

FBI raided former Trump campaign manager’s home in Russia probe
Aug10

FBI raided former Trump campaign manager’s home in Russia probe

WASHINGTON: A July FBI raid on the Virginia home of President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, confirmed on Wednesday, showed that a federal investigation of possible ties between Trump’s campaign and Russian meddling in the 2016 US election was intensifying. Federal Bureau of Investigation agents executed a search warrant at...

Ex-Trump campaign chief Manafort’s home raided in Russia probe
Aug09

Ex-Trump campaign chief Manafort’s home raided in Russia probe

WASHINGTON: FBI agents seized documents in a raid on a home of former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort last month as the explosive probe into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election gains pace. A Manafort spokesman confirmed the raid, which the Washington Post described as a pre-dawn search of Manafort’s Alexandria, Virginia home...

Indonesia to barter palm oil, coffee for Russian fighter jets
Aug08

Indonesia to barter palm oil, coffee for Russian fighter jets

JAKARTA: Indonesia said Tuesday it would trade palm oil, coffee and tea for Russian fighter jets, saying it wanted to capitalise on international sanctions on Moscow as Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was due to arrive for a visit. Indonesia and Russia signed a memorandum of understanding to exchange 11 Russian-made Sukhoi fighters for key...

Two Pussy Riot members detained over protest in Siberian city
Aug07

Two Pussy Riot members detained over protest in Siberian city

MOSCOW: Russian police on Monday detained two members of Pussy Riot after they staged a protest in support of a jailed Ukrainian filmmaker in a Siberian city. Maria Alyokhina, one of the punk rock group’s members previously jailed for a protest against President Vladimir Putin, wrote on Twitter that she and Olga Borisova were being held in...

Two Pussy Riot members detained over protest in Siberian city
Aug07

Two Pussy Riot members detained over protest in Siberian city

MOSCOW: Russian police on Monday detained two members of Pussy Riot after they staged a protest in support of a jailed Ukrainian filmmaker in a Siberian city. Maria Alyokhina, one of the punk rock group’s members previously jailed for a protest against President Vladimir Putin, wrote on Twitter that she and Olga Borisova were being held in...

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