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Ukraine launches investigation into death of OSCE monitor
Apr24

Ukraine launches investigation into death of OSCE monitor

Ukraine has launched an investigation into the death of an American working for the European security watchdog OSCE, whose vehicle hit a landmine in the country’s conflict-hit east, the general prosecutor’s office (GPU) said on Monday.The paramedic was on an OSCE monitoring mission patrol near the village of Pryshybin, controlled by...

Exxon Mobil requests sanctions waiver for Russia projects
Apr20

Exxon Mobil requests sanctions waiver for Russia projects

The Texas-based oil giant has projects lined up in the Black Sea alongside Russian state-owned Rosneft. A previous partnership in 2014 was broken over Russia’s annexation of Crimea and ensuing Western sanctions.American oil giant Exxon Mobil is seeking the green light from President Trump’s administration in order to resume drilling...

Russian tourists will not return to Sharm El-Sheikh before 2018: Hisham Ali
Apr20

Russian tourists will not return to Sharm El-Sheikh before 2018: Hisham Ali

The head of the Tourism Investors Association in South Sinai, Hisham Ali, does not see a glimmer of hope that indicates the return of Russian and English tourists to Sharm El-Sheikh before mid-2018. He said that the Egyptian government has exerted great efforts to review the security at various Egyptian airports in order to resume Russian flights...

Russian delegation travels to Egypt to discuss Mistral equipment deal: TASS
Apr18

Russian delegation travels to Egypt to discuss Mistral equipment deal: TASS

A Russian delegation left for Egypt to participate in the next stage of negotiations on delivering communications and control equipment for the Mistral-class helicopter carriers, a source in the military-technical cooperation system between Russia and other countries said to the Russian news agency, TASS, on Tuesday.”Negotiations continue....

G7 states reach no deal on UK call for further Syria sanctions
Apr11

G7 states reach no deal on UK call for further Syria sanctions

Foreign ministers from Group of Seven (G7) major industrialized nations reached no agreement on a British suggestion that sanctions be tightened against Syria and Russia, Italy’s foreign minister said on Tuesday.British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson had said ahead of the two-day G7 meeting that he wanted to discuss imposing fresh...

100 years later, debate goes on over Russia’s last tsar
Mar13

100 years later, debate goes on over Russia’s last tsar

Saint or playboy? Blood-stained autocrat or family man; incompetent leader or just a victim of circumstance? One century after he ended Romanov rule, Russia’s last tsar still prompts heated debate.Nicholas II abdicated on March 2, 1917, or March 15 by the current calendar, in the royal train in the northwestern town of Pskov. “There...

China says industrial policy not aimed at foreign firms
Mar11

China says industrial policy not aimed at foreign firms

China on Saturday tried to downplay concerns it is reducing market access for foreign enterprises, days after a report by an EU group accused Beijing of trying to skew its business playing field towards domestic firms. The paper, released Tuesday by the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China, slammed the government’s “Made in...

Russian hackers use Dutch polls as practice
Mar10

Russian hackers use Dutch polls as practice

The Dutch government, like its German and French counterparts, fears that Russia is trying to influence the upcoming election through hacking schemes and by spreading fake news. Thessa Lageman reports.It shouldn’t really come as a surprise, but the audacity remains breathtaking: In the past six months, foreign countries, in particular...

Russia’s take on Trump: glee gives way to frustration
Mar06

Russia’s take on Trump: glee gives way to frustration

The barely-disguised delight in Moscow that greeted Donald Trump’s victory on November 8 has gradually melted into a mixture of confusion and frustration.And that in turn has led to a cold-eyed reappraisal among Russian officials of what can be achieved with the Trump Administration.The reappraisal was crisply expressed by President...

British foreign minister to visit Russia to discuss differences on Syria, Ukraine
Mar05

British foreign minister to visit Russia to discuss differences on Syria, Ukraine

Britain’s foreign minister Boris Johnson will go to Moscow in the coming weeks to discuss the differences between the two countries over Syria and Ukraine, the Foreign Office said on Saturday, in the first such visit for five years.Britain backed sanctions against Russia in response to its annexation of Crimea in 2014, and the countries...

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