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    Nasa signs $490m contract with Russia for ISS travel
    Aug06

    Nasa signs $490m contract with Russia for ISS travel

    WASHINGTON: Nasa has extended a contract with Russia’s space agency for $490 million to carry US astronauts to the International Space Station amid a lack of Congressional funding, the US agency said Wednesday. The United States will continue to rely exclusively on Russia to take astronauts to the orbiting outpost under the new contract,...

    Ukraine reduces natural gas imports
    Aug06

    Ukraine reduces natural gas imports

    From January to July this year, the volume of gas imported by Ukraine totaled 10.7 billion cubic meters. …read more Source: Kazakh...

    Hollande, Putin reach agreement on cancelled warship deal
    Aug06

    Hollande, Putin reach agreement on cancelled warship deal

    France said Wednesday it had agreed a compensation deal with Russia for failing to deliver two Mistral warships due to the Ukraine crisis, drawing to a close a months-long diplomatic and commercial spat. The fate of the ships has long plagued Franco-Russian ties following Paris’ decision in November to put the €1.2 billion (RM5.06...

    Tennis: Age no obstacle as Date-Krumm stuns Lisicki
    Aug06

    Tennis: Age no obstacle as Date-Krumm stuns Lisicki

    STANFORD (AFP) – Evergreen Japanese veteran Kimiko Date-Krumm came from behind to score an upset victory over Germanys Sabine Lisicki at the Stanford WTA tournament here Tuesday.Date-Krumm, 44, who was forced to qualify for the main draw, looked to be heading to a rapid defeat after Lisicki whizzed through the first set, winning 6-1. But...

    Hollande, Putin agree compensation deal over Mistral ships
    Aug06

    Hollande, Putin agree compensation deal over Mistral ships

    French President Francois Hollande agreed with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on the terms of a compensation deal over two Mistral helicopter carriers which France had suspended due to the ongoing Ukrainian crisis, his office announced Wednesday. …read more Source: China Internet Information...

    Hollande, Putin agree compensation deal over Mistral ships
    Aug06

    Hollande, Putin agree compensation deal over Mistral ships

    French President Francois Hollande agreed with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on the terms of a compensation deal over two Mistral helicopter carriers which France had suspended due to the ongoing Ukrainian crisis, his office announced Wednesday. …read more Source: <a...

    Malaysia Airlines calls MH370 proof a ‘major breakthrough’
    Aug06

    Malaysia Airlines calls MH370 proof a ‘major breakthrough’

    KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines said on Thursday the confirmation that debris found on an Indian Ocean island came from flight MH370 was a “major breakthrough” in solving the mystery of the flight’s disappearance. “This is indeed a major breakthrough for us in resolving the disappearance of MH370 and we expect and hope that there would be...

    Ukraine collars criminals trying to sell uranium-238 in western region amid ‘dirty bomb’ fears
    Aug06

    Ukraine collars criminals trying to sell uranium-238 in western region amid ‘dirty bomb’ fears

    Ukraine’s security service said on Wednesday it had seized a small quantity of what appeared to be nonfissile uranium in a peaceful western region of the war-torn former Soviet state. The State Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) said a group of criminals had been trying to sell the uranium-238 isotope — common in nature and […] The post...

    Hollande, Putin reach accord on cancelled warship deal: Paris
    Aug05

    Hollande, Putin reach accord on cancelled warship deal: Paris

    PARIS – French President Francois Hollande’s office said Wednesday he had reached an agreement with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on compensation for failing to deliver two Mistral warships over the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Russian outcry over plan to destroy smuggled Western foods
    Aug05

    Russian outcry over plan to destroy smuggled Western foods

    MOSCOW (AFP) – Russians hit out Wednesday against government plans to destroy hundreds of tonnes of Western food smuggled into the crisis-hit country despite a ban on produce from fruit and vegetable staples to gourmet French cheese.Authorities are set to start incinerating the contraband products on Thursday after President Vladimir Putin...

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