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    Russia backs major Syrian assault
    Oct07

    Russia backs major Syrian assault

    Russia has showed off its military reach with a barrage of missiles fired against Syrian insurgents from the Caspian Sea. (VIDEO) ||| Beirut – Syrian troops and militia backed by Russian jets mounted what appeared to be their first major coordinated assaults on Syrian insurgents on Wednesday and Moscow said its warships fired a barrage of...

    Putin to deploy military in Syria
    Sep30

    Putin to deploy military in Syria

    The Federation Council voted unanimously to give President Vladimir Putin approval to deploy Russia’s military in Syria. ||| Moscow – The Russian parliament on Wednesday unanimously granted President Vladimir Putin the right to deploy the country’s military in Syria, a move a top Kremlin aide said related only to the air force....

    US, Russia clash over working with Assad
    Sep28

    US, Russia clash over working with Assad

    The US and Russia agreed to try and end the Syrian civil war but then disgreed over whether President Bashar al-Assad should be included. ||| United Nations – The United States said on Monday it was willing to work with Russia, as well as Iran, to try to end the Syrian civil war but the two big powers clashed over whether or not Syrian...

    Putin and Obama to discuss Syria
    Sep25

    Putin and Obama to discuss Syria

    Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin will meet to discuss the Syrian crisis amid suspicions over Russia’s increasing presence in Syria. ||| Amid suspicions in some Western nations that Vladimir Putin is using the Syrian conflict to flex Moscow’s military might as he builds up the Russian presence in the country, Barack Obama and Mr Putin...

    Aurelius seeks better Ukraine debt terms
    Sep18

    Aurelius seeks better Ukraine debt terms

    The hedge fund has accumulated Ukraine sovereign bonds and formed a group seeking improvements to a recent debt workout, a source said. ||| London – A hedge fund that has for years used courts to secure better debt repayment terms from Argentina has accumulated Ukraine sovereign bonds and formed a group seeking improvements to a recent debt...

    Hackers attack Putin website
    Sep14

    Hackers attack Putin website

    Hackers made a “very powerful” attack on the Kremlin website, the Russian government said, linking the attack to local elections. ||| Moscow – Hackers made a “very powerful” attack on the Kremlin website on Sunday, the Russian government said on Monday. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov linked the attack to regional elections in Russia on...

    Sir Elton challenges Putin on gay rights
    Sep14

    Sir Elton challenges Putin on gay rights

    Sir Elton John wants to meet with President Vladimir Putin to discuss Russia’s record on gay rights. ||| He has trapped tigers, chased polar bears and shot whales. Now Vladimir Putin faces perhaps his most difficult challenge – the offer of a cup of tea with Sir Elton John to discuss Russia’s record on gay rights.Sir...

    Moscow to continue Syria military support
    Sep13

    Moscow to continue Syria military support

    Russia will continue with military supplies to Syria, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was quoted as saying. ||| Moscow – Russia will continue with military supplies to Syria, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was quoted as saying by Russian news agencies on Sunday. Moscow has come under increased international pressure in recent days over what...

    Retailer M&S slows foreign expansion
    Sep12

    Retailer M&S slows foreign expansion

    British retailer Marks & Spencer is slowing its overseas expansion drive amid economic turbulence in China and Russia. ||| Brussels – British retailer Marks & Spencer is slowing its overseas expansion drive amid economic turbulence in priority markets China and Russia, its international boss told Reuters. Battling tough markets at...

    Berlusconi, Putin meet in Crimea
    Sep11

    Berlusconi, Putin meet in Crimea

    Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi rubbed shoulders with Russian president Vladimir Putin at a Crimean war memorial. ||| Yalta – Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi rubbed shoulders with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday in Crimea, the most prominent Western politician to visit the Black Sea peninsula since...

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