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    Russian fighter in ‘unsafe’ intercept of US spy plane: Pentagon
    Sep08

    Russian fighter in ‘unsafe’ intercept of US spy plane: Pentagon

    WASHINGTON: A Russian fighter jet flew dangerously close to a US spy plane over the Black Sea on Wednesday, the Pentagon said, although Moscow quickly insisted the encounter was within “international rules.” A Russian Su-27 Flanker jet made an unsafe, close-range intercept of a US P-8A Poseidon anti-submarine and intelligence plane...

    Russian jet ‘flew 10ft’ from US plane
    Sep08

    Russian jet ‘flew 10ft’ from US plane

    — Reuters photo The Pentagon says a Russian fighter plane flew within about 10ft (3m) of one of its reconnaissance aircraft operating over the Black Sea. US officials described the intercept by the SU-27 jet on Wednesday as ‘dangerous and unprofessional’. Russia’s defence ministry said the US plane had been approaching Russian...

    U.S. warns Russia against interfering with Western politics
    Sep08

    U.S. warns Russia against interfering with Western politics

    Relations between Russia and United States hit a post-Cold War low in 2014 over the Ukraine crisisRussian jet came within 10 feet of U.S. spy plane: U.S. officialsU.S. says Libya close to eliminating Islamic State from Sirte …read more Source: Thanh Nien...

    Russian jet came within 10 feet of U.S. spy plane: U.S. officials
    Sep08

    Russian jet came within 10 feet of U.S. spy plane: U.S. officials

    Russia said U.S. aircraft approaching its border over the Black Sea had turned off their transponders, which are needed for identification.Merkel sees no end to EU sanctions against RussiaRussia announces war games after accusing Ukraine of terrorist plotRussia’s military rejects U.S. criticism of new Baltic encounterChinese jet...

    Russian jet came within 10 feet of U.S. spy plane
    Sep08

    Russian jet came within 10 feet of U.S. spy plane

    WASHINGTON: A Russian fighter jet carried out an “unsafe and unprofessional” intercept of a U.S. spy plane over the Black Sea and came within 10 feet (3.05 meters) of the American aircraft, two U.S. defense officials said on Wednesday. The incident is likely to cause more tension between the United States and Russia, who are at odds over the...

    Lavrov, Kerry to hold Syria talks this week
    Sep08

    Lavrov, Kerry to hold Syria talks this week

    MOSCOW (AFP) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his US counterpart John Kerry will meet Thursday and Friday in Geneva to try to hammer out a deal on cooperation in Syria, Moscow said.But Kerrys spokesman would not confirm the meeting Wednesday, suggesting that last-minute negotiations were continuing.The two top diplomats agreed...

    Russian jet came within 10 feet of U.S. spy plane: US officials
    Sep08

    Russian jet came within 10 feet of U.S. spy plane: US officials

    WASHINGTON/BERLIN: A Russian fighter jet carried out an “unsafe and unprofessional” intercept of a US spy plane over the Black Sea and came within 10 feet (3.05 meters) of the American aircraft, two US defense officials said on Wednesday. The incident is likely to cause more tension between the United States and Russia, who are at...

    German, French foreign minister to head to Ukraine next week
    Sep07

    German, French foreign minister to head to Ukraine next week

    German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Wednesday said he would travel to Ukraine with his French counterpart next week to discuss if, and when, broader Normandy format talks that also include Russia could be scheduled. …read more Source: Channel...

    German, French foreign minister to head to Ukraine next week
    Sep07

    German, French foreign minister to head to Ukraine next week

    BERLIN (Reuters) – German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Wednesday said he would travel to Ukraine with his French counterpart next week to discuss if, and when, broader Normandy format talks that also include Russia could be scheduled. …read more Source: The...

    Smuggling gangs hire Ukrainian sailors for 'luxury' migrant crossings
    Sep07

    Smuggling gangs hire Ukrainian sailors for 'luxury' migrant crossings

    LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Human smuggling gangs are increasingly hiring Ukrainian sailors to captain yachts and other boats for migrants willing to pay up to $8,000 for safe passage to Europe, Italian police said on Wednesday, after the arrest of two suspected traffickers. …read more Source: The...

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