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Russia warns Britain over spy poisoning speculation

LONDON-UNS : Russia warned the British government Monday it was playing a “dangerous game” that risked harming bilateral ties as Prime Minister Theresa May prepared to update MPs on a spy attack that politicians and the media have linked to Moscow. May will make a …

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With gas and diplomacy: Russia embraces Pakistan

ISLAMABAD- As U.S. influence in Islamabad wanes, Pakistan’s former adversary Russia is building military, diplomatic and economic ties that could upend historic alliances in the region and open up a fast-growing gas market for Moscow’s energy companies. Russia’s embrace of Pakistan comes at a time …

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Kremlin says Russia not interested in ‘arms race’

MOSCOW (AFP) – The Kremlin denied Friday Russia was violating any arms control agreements and said it did not want to be part of an arms race, after Putin talked up a new arsenal of cutting-edge weapons. “We categorically reject any accusations that Russia is …

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New heights in Pak-Russia ties:FM Asif leaves for Russia on four-day visit

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI In new phase of global and regional realignment is on full swing. Tension between Pak-US relations the Pakistans’ foreign policy dimensions are changing.Both Pakistan and Russia are agreed to explore new opportunities to strengthen bilateral relations in all fields including defence and …

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Palestinian leader seeks Russia’s backing over Jerusalem

MOSCOW (AFP) – Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas visits Russia on Monday in a bid to secure Russian President Vladimir Putin’s support following Washington’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The Palestinian leader was set to visit Moscow two weeks after a visit by Israeli Prime …

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Over 71 feared dead in Russian passenger plane crash

Moscow -UNS : A Russian passenger plane carrying 71 people crashed outside Moscow on Sunday after taking off from the capital’s Domodedovo airport, officials and local media said. The Antonov An-148 plane operated by the domestic Saratov Airlines was flying to Orsk, a city in …

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Russia ‘will target US mid-term elections’ says CIA chief

The director of the CIA expects that Russia will target the US mid-term elections later this year. Mike Pompeo told the BBC there had been no significant diminishing of Russian attempts at subversion in Europe and the US. He also said North Korea may have …

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Russia warns US decision to arm Ukraine encourages ‘new bloodshed’

MOSCOW (AFP) – Moscow warned Saturday that Washington was encouraging “new bloodshed” in eastern Ukraine by its decision to provide the ex-Soviet nation with lethal weapons, while Kiev expressed the hope arms supplies could help contain Russia. The stern Moscow warning came after a new …

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Russia to withdraw majority troops from Syria, keep two bases

MOSCOW -Xinhua/UNS — Russia will pull most of its troops out of Syria after claiming a victory against the Islamic State (IS) but will maintain an airbase and a naval base in the war-torn country, President Vladimir Putin announced Monday. During a surprise visit to …

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Putin launches giant $27bn LNG project in Arctic

SABETTA (AFP) – President Vladimir Putin on Friday launched a $27 billion liquefied natural gas plant in the snow-covered plains of the Arctic as Russia hopes to surpass Qatar to become the world s biggest exporter of the chilled fuel. The Russian president congratulated workers …

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