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    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:...

    Arms smuggling on the rise on volatile Russia-Ukraine border
    Aug06

    Arms smuggling on the rise on volatile Russia-Ukraine border

    DONETSK, Russia (AFP) – Russian border guard Alexander Mishchenko was on patrol one July morning near the countrys frontier with Ukraine when he eyed two suspicious men.When he attempted to check their documents, one of the men took out a pistol and opened fire, wounding the 29-year-old officer. The pair then drove off to the border, where...

    MH370 relatives protest outside Malaysia Airlines offices in Beijing
    Aug06

    MH370 relatives protest outside Malaysia Airlines offices in Beijing

    Zhang Meiling, second from right, whose daughter and son-in-law were passengers on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, gestures while speaking to journalists outside of the company’s offices in Beijing, Thursday. Pic: AP. About a dozen Chinese passenger relatives protested outside Malaysia Airlines offices in Beijing Thursday to vent their anger...

    France agrees to ‘fully reimburse’ Russia, ending spat over collapse of warships’ sale
    Aug06

    France agrees to ‘fully reimburse’ Russia, ending spat over collapse of warships’ sale

    France said 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. …read more Source: South China Morning...

    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...

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