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    Russian cosmonaut back after record 879 days in space
    Sep12

    Russian cosmonaut back after record 879 days in space

    Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka returned safely to Earth with two other astronauts from the International Space Station Saturday with the record for having spent the most time in space. Padalka, who has spent a total of 879 days in space over five separate trips — touched ground on the barren Kazakh steppe on schedule at 0051 GMT along with...

    Terrorism Threats Remain in Region, Also In Afghanistan: Obama
    Sep12

    Terrorism Threats Remain in Region, Also In Afghanistan: Obama

    President Barack Obama addressed a variety of national security topics during his live multimedia Worldwide Troop Talk at Fort Meade in the United States on Friday and said that despite their continued war against terrorism significant threats from terrorist organizations persist in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and North Africa. In a U.S Department...

    U.S. steel pipe makers hit hurdle in anti-dumping case
    Sep12

    U.S. steel pipe makers hit hurdle in anti-dumping case

    South Korea was the biggest producer targeted in the case, which also covered imports from India, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine and Vietnam.High production costs make Vietnam’s poultry industry vulnerable: expertsVietnam official ‘surprised’ by prices of chicken from US, but cagey about dumpingVietnam challenges Indonesia for imposing...

    Obama warns Russia against helping arm Syrian government
    Sep12

    Obama warns Russia against helping arm Syrian government

    President Barack Obama gives a thumbs up as he takes a question from a service member in Afghanistan, on screen at right, during a town hall with service members at Fort Meade, Md., Friday, on the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. (AP/Andrew Harnik)President Barack Obama warned Russia Friday against doubling down on its support for Syrian...

    Italy’s Berlusconi rubs shoulders with Putin in Crimea
    Sep12

    Italy’s Berlusconi rubs shoulders with Putin in Crimea

    Putin blames “the rival side” for violence in East UkrainePutin slams ‘external control’ over Ukraine on Crimea visit …read more Source: Thanh Nien...

    Russian cosmonaut back after record 879 days in space
    Sep12

    Russian cosmonaut back after record 879 days in space

    Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka entering the International Space Station on March 28. (AFP/NASA TV)Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka returned safely to Earth with two other astronauts from the International Space Station Saturday with the record for having spent the most time in space.Padalka — who has spent a total of 879 days in space...

    Russia to U.S.: talk to us on Syria or risk ‘unintended incidents’
    Sep12

    Russia to U.S.: talk to us on Syria or risk ‘unintended incidents’

    MOSCOW (Reuters) -Russia called on Friday for military-to-military cooperation with the United States to avert unintended incidents as it stages navy exercises off the coast of Syria, where U.S. officials believe Moscow is building up forces to protect President Bashar al-Assad.The United States is using Syrian air space to lead a campaign of air...

    NATO deals with security challenges in Ukraine, Syria
    Sep12

    NATO deals with security challenges in Ukraine, Syria

    NATO top commanders meet here Friday to discuss security challenges in Ukraine and Syria as tension is mounting between the rivals over the crisis. …read more Source:...

    Russia urges coordination over Syria to prevent ‘incidents’
    Sep12

    Russia urges coordination over Syria to prevent ‘incidents’

    MOSCOW (AFP) – Russia on Friday called for coordination between a US-led coalition and Moscow to avoid unintended incidents in Syria where Washington accuses it of expanding its military presence.In recent days Russia has faced criticism from the United States which says Moscow is ramping up its military presence in Syria in an apparent bid...

    Ukraine says sealing border with Russia condition for peace
    Sep11

    Ukraine says sealing border with Russia condition for peace

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says the withdrawal of Russian forces from the east and the sealing of the nation’s border with …read more Source: Taiwan...

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