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    Putin gives go-ahead to Belarus airbase plan
    Sep19

    Putin gives go-ahead to Belarus airbase plan

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has backed the establishment of an airbase in neighbouring Belarus, the latest move by Moscow to project its military power abroad.Saturday’s announcement, which comes at a time of tension with the West over Russian involvement in Ukraine and Syria, may also signal the Kremlin’s interest in keeping...

    Putin and Berlusconi ‘drank $100,000 bottle of Crimean wine’
    Sep19

    Putin and Berlusconi ‘drank $100,000 bottle of Crimean wine’

    KIEV – Ukraine has launched a criminal probe into wine-tasting by Russian President Vladimir Putin and ex-Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi after they allegedly quaffed a $100,000 bottle of centuries-old wine in Crimea, prosecutors said Saturday. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Ukraine launches probe after Putin and Berlusconi allegedly quaff US$100,000 bottle of centuries-old wine
    Sep19

    Ukraine launches probe after Putin and Berlusconi allegedly quaff US$100,000 bottle of centuries-old wine

    Ukraine has launched a criminal probe into wine-tasting by Russian President Vladimir Putin and ex-Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi after they allegedly quaffed a US$100,000 bottle of centuries-old wine in Crimea, prosecutors said. …read more Source: South China Morning...

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says Bashar al-Assad has to Step Down
    Sep19

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says Bashar al-Assad has to Step Down

    Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad (L) meets Senator John Kerry in Damascus REUTERS/Sana (SYRIA) . . WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad has to go but the timing of his departure should be decided through negotiation. Speaking after talks with British Foreign Secretary...

    Putin, Berlusconi in Ukraine probe for drinking Crimea wine
    Sep19

    Putin, Berlusconi in Ukraine probe for drinking Crimea wine

    Ukrainian prosecutors are preparing charges against the director of a winery in Russian-occupied Crimea for allegedly uncorking a 240-year-old bottle for Russian President Vladimir Putin and former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi. …read more Source: The Times of...

    Putin and Berlusconi under fire for Crimea wine tasting
    Sep19

    Putin and Berlusconi under fire for Crimea wine tasting

    KIEV (AFP) – Ukraine has launched a criminal probe into wine-tasting by Russian President Vladimir Putin and ex-Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi after they allegedly quaffed a $100,000 bottle of centuries-old wine in Crimea, prosecutors said Saturday.The Kremlin strongman and the disgraced billionaire reportedly cracked open a bottle of...

    US defense official arrives in Azerbaijan
    Sep19

    US defense official arrives in Azerbaijan

    The US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia Evelyn Farkas arrived in Baku, the US embassy in Azerbaijan told Trend Sept. 18. …read more Source:...

    Serzh Sargsyan attends opening of Armenia Expo 2015
    Sep19

    Serzh Sargsyan attends opening of Armenia Expo 2015

    President Serzh Sargsyan attended today the opening of the annual Armenia Expo 2015 exhibition which was held at the Yerevan Expo Center of Yerevan Scientific Research Institute of Mathematical Machines CJSC. For already 15 years, this regional universal trade-industrial exhibition has been uniting the largest domestic manufacturers (more than...

    Russians with Western ties increasingly branded ‘traitors’
    Sep19

    Russians with Western ties increasingly branded ‘traitors’

    Anton Kravtsov looks at a photo of his parents Alla and Gennady, at home in northern Moscow, on Sept. 4. (AP/Nataliya Vasilyeva)When Gennady Kravtsov sent a cover letter to a Swedish company, he reasoned that, even if a job didn’t come of it, he at least would know whether his engineering skills were valued outside Russia.Instead, he found...

    Russian, US military talks: Concerned over Syria
    Sep19

    Russian, US military talks: Concerned over Syria

    Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks during a news conference at the Pentagon on Aug. 20. (AP/Manuel Balce Ceneta)American and Russian military chiefs began talks Friday over Moscow’s buildup in Syria, signaling the U.S. is resigned to Russia’s emerging plans but anxious to avoid dangerous misunderstandings on the battlefield.A...

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