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    Unannounced, new Russian passenger plane completes maiden flight
    May28

    Unannounced, new Russian passenger plane completes maiden flight

    Russia completed the maiden flight of its new MS-21 medium-range passenger plane on Sunday, its first foray into mainline commercial aircraft since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Russia, squeezed by Western sanctions over its role in the Ukraine crisis, is trying to rejuvenate domestic industrial production to make the country less dependant...

    American OSCE monitor killed in rebel east Ukraine
    Apr24

    American OSCE monitor killed in rebel east Ukraine

    An American monitor with the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe died after a mission patrol vehicle hit a landmine in the Russian-backed separatist east, eliciting sharp words towards Moscow from US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Sunday. It marked the first loss for the security body’s Special Monitoring Mission (SMM)...

    Belarus culture
    Feb27

    Belarus culture

    Villagers play traditional games as they take part in a Chyrachka rite during the Maslenitsa celebration in the village of Tonezh, some 280km from Minsk. Maslenitsa is an ancient farewell ceremony to winter, traditional in Belarus, Russia and Ukraine. Actors perform during the Maslenitsa celebrations marking the end of winter in central Moscow A...

    Russia tells US it will not return Crimea to Ukraine
    Feb16

    Russia tells US it will not return Crimea to Ukraine

    MOSCOW – Russia said on Wednesday it would not hand back Crimea to Ukraine or discuss the matter with foreign partners after the White House said US President Donald Trump expected the annexed Black Sea peninsula to be returned. Moscow says an overwhelming majority of Crimeans voted to become part of Russia in a 2014 referendum wanting...

    EU top diplomat discusses Russia, Iran nuclear deal with Tillerson
    Feb10

    EU top diplomat discusses Russia, Iran nuclear deal with Tillerson

    In their first meeting, the European Union’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke “at length” about terrorism, Russia, the Iran nuclear deal and Ukraine, the EU said in a statement. Mogherini is in Washington on Thursday and Friday, for the first time since Donald Trump became...

    Trump under fire for saying he respects ‘killer’ Putin
    Feb06

    Trump under fire for saying he respects ‘killer’ Putin

    PALM BEACH: President Donald Trump is drawing fire from Republicans and Democrats alike after playing down political assassinations in Russia and Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine. Trump — now two weeks into his four-year term — showed no signs of yielding to demands from within his own Republican Party to distance himself from...

    Clashes claim more lives in Ukraine as US pressures Russia
    Feb04

    Clashes claim more lives in Ukraine as US pressures Russia

    AVDIIVKA – Clashes between Ukrainian forces and Moscow-backed rebels left two more dead in a flashpoint town Friday and four others elsewhere in bloodshed that has prompted the US to condemn Russia’s “aggressive” stance. The latest reports from both sides put the death toll in fighting since Sunday in the eastern war zone...

    Ukraine crisis
    Feb04

    Ukraine crisis

    Local residents have a meal at an emergency center after shelling hit supply infrastructure in the government-held industrial town of Avdiyivka, Ukraine Local residents receive hot tea at an emergency center after shelling hit supply infrastructure in the government-held industrial town of Avdiyivka, Ukraine Local residents have a meal at an...

    8 people killed in fighting in eastern Ukraine
    Jan31

    8 people killed in fighting in eastern Ukraine

    AVDIIVKA: Fighting between government troops and Russia-backed separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine escalated on Tuesday, killing at least eight people overnight, injuring dozens and briefly trapping more than 200 coalminers underground, the warring sides reported. Rebels in Donetsk said an electricity sub-station was damaged in shelling, cutting...

    Ruble’s revival gives Russia an unexpected headache
    Jan29

    Ruble’s revival gives Russia an unexpected headache

    It was a step that seemed unimaginable a year ago: the Russian authorities stepping in to stop the country’s currency from getting too strong. Back in January 2016 the ruble hit a record low of 85 to the dollar as a combination of plunging oil prices and Western sanctions over Moscow’s actions in Ukraine pounded the Russian economy....

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