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    NASA extends contract with Russia for rides to  International Space Station
    Aug07

    NASA extends contract with Russia for rides to International Space Station

    NASA extended its contract with Russia to fly astronauts to the International Space Station due to budget cuts that have delayed commercial US alternatives, the US space agency said on Wednesday. Extending the contract through 2017 will cost the United States about $490 million, NASA chief Charles Bolden wrote in a letter to Congress. The deal...

    ‘No difficulty’ for France to find Mistral buyers: Hollande
    Aug06

    ‘No difficulty’ for France to find Mistral buyers: Hollande

    Paris refused to deliver the warships to Moscow in response to Russia’s alleged aggression in Ukraine last year. …read more Source: Channel...

    Russia accuses Britain of forcing out its diplomats
    Aug06

    Russia accuses Britain of forcing out its diplomats

    Russia has accused the British government of forcing out its diplomats in violation of international law, saying it believes some of the country’s politicians have taken a strategic decision to worsen relations with Moscow. In a series of statements and interviews this week, the Russian embassy in London and its ambassador, Alexander...

    Russian ‘food crematoria’ provoke outrage amid crisis, famine memories
    Aug06

    Russian ‘food crematoria’ provoke outrage amid crisis, famine memories

    Russian government plans for mass destruction of banned Western food imports have provoked outrage in a country where poverty rates are soaring and memories remain of famine during Soviet times. Even some Kremlin allies are expressing shock at the idea of “food crematoria” while one orthodox priest has denounced the campaign, which officially...

    ‘Extremely difficult’ for France to sell Mistral warships: Experts
    Aug06

    ‘Extremely difficult’ for France to sell Mistral warships: Experts

    PARIS – After cancelling the sale to Russia, France finds itself lumbered with two giant Mistral warships which it will find “extremely difficult” to re-sell and cannot afford to keep, say experts.The pair of 200-metre (650-foot) amphibious helicopter-carriers were due for delivery to Russia by the end of this year in a deal...

    Russia accuses Britain of forcing out its diplomats
    Aug06

    Russia accuses Britain of forcing out its diplomats

    Russia has accused the British government of forcing out its diplomats in violation of international law, saying it believes some of the country’s politicians have taken a strategic decision to worsen relations with Moscow. In a series of statements and interviews this week, the Russian embassy in London and its ambassador, Alexander...

    France says ‘several’ nations interested in Mistral warships
    Aug06

    France says ‘several’ nations interested in Mistral warships

    PARIS: France’s defence minister said on Thursday that “several” countries had expressed an interest in buying its Mistral-class warships, after Paris refused to deliver them to Russia because of the Ukraine crisis. “A certain number of countries — there are several — have made their interest known for these boats,”...

    Expert notices Ukrainian crisis poses particular challenge for Kazakhstan
    Aug06

    Expert notices Ukrainian crisis poses particular challenge for Kazakhstan

    …read more Source: AKIpress News Agency

    Russia begins destroying smuggled Western foods
    Aug06

    Russia begins destroying smuggled Western foods

    Russia launched Thursday a controversial campaign to destroy tonnes of Western food from gourmet cheeses to fruit and vegetables smuggled into the crisis-hit country, defying a storm of criticism.President Vladimir Putin last week signed a decree ordering the incineration of all food that breaches a year-old embargo on Western imports imposed in...

    France Says ‘Several’ Nations Interested in Mistral Warships
    Aug06

    France Says ‘Several’ Nations Interested in Mistral Warships

    France’s defence minister said on Thursday that “several” countries had expressed an interest in buying its Mistral-class warships, after Paris refused to deliver them to Russia because of the Ukraine… …read more Source:...

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