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    Russia plans second big military base near Ukrainian border
    Sep23

    Russia plans second big military base near Ukrainian border

    The new base will house 5,000 soldiers and heavy weaponry, according to public documents and people working at the site.Iran, Russia will work to help end Syria crisisPutin says Russia will continue aid to AssadPutin said to explore sidelining Assad even as Russia arms himRussia to U.S.: talk to us on Syria or risk ‘unintended...

    France says Egypt to buy warships after Russia deal scrapped
    Sep23

    France says Egypt to buy warships after Russia deal scrapped

    PARIS: Egypt has agreed to buy two Mistral warships which France built for Russia before scrapping the sale over the Ukraine crisis, the French presidency said in a statement Wednesday. President Francois Hollande and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi “have agreed on the principle and terms and conditions of Egypt’s acquisition...

    Shahriyar Mammadyarov in Quarterfinals of World Chess Cup
    Sep23

    Shahriyar Mammadyarov in Quarterfinals of World Chess Cup

    Baku / 23.09.15 / TURAN: At the World Chess Cup passing in Baku, the participants in quarterfinals have been determined. Among the eight players there is the Azerbaijani grandmaster Shahriyar Mammadyarov. Besides him in the ¼ finals there are Peter Svidler (RF), Yi Wei (China), Anish Giri (Netherlands), Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France), Nicaro...

    Turkish Stream important for Russia, but not vital
    Sep23

    Turkish Stream important for Russia, but not vital

    Turkish Stream gas pipeline project is important and interesting for Russia, but not vital anymore, as the country has an alternative supply of its gas to Europe, bypassing Ukraine, Stanislav Pritchin, research assistant of the Center for the Study of Central Asia and Caucasus of the Institute of Oriental Studies (Moscow), said in an exclusive...

    Energy
    Sep23

    Energy

    Soon Azerbaijan to mark export of 400 million tons of oil to the world marketsOver $60 billion invested into Azerbaijan oil industry within PSAGulf Drilling Azerbaijan introduces new drilling rigSOCAR drills two wells on offshore fieldsBaku to receive parts of unique vessel for Shah Deniz-2 projectTurkmenistan to hold Investment Forum in...

    Syrian political process must be revived
    Sep23

    Syrian political process must be revived

    LONDON: British Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Francois Hollande agreed that a political process in Syria must be revived, a source close to the French president said on Tuesday. At a meeting at Cameron’s country residence, Chequers, the two leaders “expressed agreement on the need to revitalise the political...

    Moscow sends new arms as signs grow of shift in Syria war
    Sep23

    Moscow sends new arms as signs grow of shift in Syria war

    DAMASCUS (AFP) – Syria said Tuesday it had received sophisticated new arms from Russia including warplanes and deployed them against jihadists, as signs grew of a major shift in the countrys four-year conflict.A senior Syrian military official told AFP Damascus had received a fresh batch of arms, including at least five fighter planes,...

    Ukraine helicopter pilot slams ‘lies’ as murder trial starts in Russia
    Sep23

    Ukraine helicopter pilot slams ‘lies’ as murder trial starts in Russia

    Ukrainian airforce helicopter pilot Nadiya Savchenko on Tuesday blasted Russian prosecution ‘lies’ against her at the start of a trial over the murder of two journalists that has caused outrage in Kiev and the West. Savchenko faces up to 25 years in prison for her role in the deaths of the two Russian reporters killed by mortar fire...

    Tennis: Suarez Navarro ends eight-match losing streak
    Sep23

    Tennis: Suarez Navarro ends eight-match losing streak

    TOKYO (AFP) – Carla Suarez Navarro ended her eight-match dry spell with a hard-earned 7-6 (7/3), 6-2 victory on Tuesday against Kateryna Bondarenko at the Pan Pacific Open.It was the first victory for the 10th-ranked Spaniard since June and she suffered a first-round, straight-set defeat against the 83rd-ranked Bondarenko a week ago at the...

    Tennis: Top seed Begu advances to Korea Open 2nd round
    Sep23

    Tennis: Top seed Begu advances to Korea Open 2nd round

    SEOUL (AFP) – Romanian top seed Irina-Camelia Begu scored a comfortable victory over Ukrainian qualifier Kateryna Kozlova in the first round of the WTA Korea Open on Tuesday.Begu, ranked 29th in the world, beat Kozlova in straight sets 6-2, 6-4 to set up a second-round meeting with Polona Hercog of Slovenia.American third seed Sloane...

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