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Russia braces for four-year Olympic ban over doping scandal

12 December, 2019 10:34 pm 10:34 pm

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia could be hit with a four-year Olympic ban on Monday for flouting anti-doping rules, a punishment local officials have said would be unfair and part of a malicious Western attempt to destroy sport in the country. Russia, which has tried to showcase itself as a global sports power, has been embroiled … Read More


Russia expels Bulgarian diplomat in tit-for-tat move

12 December, 2019 4:58 pm 4:58 pm

SOFIA (Reuters) – The Russian government has expelled a Bulgarian diplomat in a tit-for-tat move after Sofia asked Moscow to recall a diplomat on suspicion of espionage, Bulgaria’s foreign ministry said on Thursday. Bulgaria’s ambassador in Moscow, Atanas Krastin, has been informed that the diplomat must leave Russia within the next 24 hours in line … Read More


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Turkey says ‘largely’ reached agreement with Russia in Syria ta...

10 October, 2019 4:40 pm 4:40 pm

ANKARA (Reuters) – Talks between Turkish and Russian officials on developments in northeast Syria have concluded and the two delegations have “largely” reached an agreement, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar was quoted as saying by state media on Wednesday. On Tuesday, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said Russia had informed Turkey that the Syrian Kurdish YPG … Read More


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Syrian Kurds accuse Turkey of violations, Russia says peace plan on track

10 October, 2019 8:45 am 8:45 am

BEIRUT/MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) accused Turkey on Thursday of launching a large land offensive targeting three villages in northeast Syria despite a truce, but Russia said a peace plan hammered out this week was going ahead smoothly. Under the plan, agreed by Presidents Tayyip Erdogan and Vladimir Putin, Syrian Kurdish … Read More


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Syrian Kurds accuse Turkey of violations, Russia says peace plan on track

10 October, 2019 7:20 pm 7:20 pm

BEIRUT/MOSCOW (Reuters) — The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) accused Turkey on Thursday of launching a large land offensive targeting three villages in northeast Syria despite a truce, but Russia said a peace plan hammered out this week was going ahead smoothly. Under the plan, agreed by presidents Tayyip Erdogan and Vladimir Putin, Syrian Kurdish … Read More


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Russia, Turkey reach deal to remove Kurdish YPG from Syria border

10 October, 2019 9:12 am 9:12 am

SOCHI, Russia/ANKARA (Reuters) – Syrian and Russian forces will deploy in northeast Syria to remove Kurdish YPG fighters and their weapons from the border with Turkey under a deal agreed on Tuesday which both Moscow and Ankara hailed as a triumph. Hours after the deal was announced, the Turkish defence ministry said that the US … Read More


Last Soviet leader Gorbachev urges Russia, US to hold nuclear talks

10 October, 2019 5:12 pm 5:12 pm

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Mikhail Gorbachev, the last Soviet leader, warned on Friday that the world was drifting into a dangerous era of militarised politics and appealed to Moscow and Washington to sit down for urgent nuclear arms control talks. Gorbachev, whose 1980s arms control push and democracy-oriented reforms helped end the Cold War, made the … Read More


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Scotland’s win over Russia the ideal prep for Japan clash

10 October, 2019 8:57 am 8:57 am

HAMAMATSU (Reuters) – Part one of Scotland’s four-day World Cup survival plan has been achieved and the comparative ease with which they saw off Russia should fill coach Gregor Townsend with confidence ahead of Sunday’s showdown with Japan in Yokohama. Scotland ran in nine tries to secure a bonus point in their 61-0 Pool A … Read More


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Russia’s men clinch maiden team title at Gymnastics World Championshi...

10 October, 2019 4:40 pm 4:40 pm

STUTTGART (Reuters) – Russia’s men clinched their first-ever team title at the gymnastics world championships on Wednesday, edging China in a tight contest in the finals in Stuttgart. The Russians never missed a beat as they posted a score of 261.726 across six apparatus – just 0.997 more than last year’s winners China. Needing 13.470 … Read More


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Russia rolls out the red carpet for Huawei that is banned in US

09 September, 2019 3:58 am 3:58 am

MOSCOW – While the US banned Huawei for alleged espionage and asked its allies to do the same, Moscow has rolled out the red carpet for the Chinese tech company, letting it develop 5G networks in Russia. Analysts say the move is as much a show of solidarity with Beijing against the US as it … Read More


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Russia could be banned from all major global sports events, Wada warns

09 September, 2019 3:45 am 3:45 am

92 NEWS – Russia could face a ban from all major sports events over “discrepancies” in a lab database, the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) has warned. The country has been given three weeks to explain “inconsistencies” or risk being excluded from the Olympics and world championships. Russia also faces being barred from hosting major events. … Read More


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Multinational military exercise ‘CENTRE 2019’ starts under SCO in Russi...

09 September, 2019 1:28 pm 1:28 pm

RAWALPINDI (92 News) – A week-long multinational military exercise ‘TSENTR (CENTRE) 2019’ under the ambit of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) started at Donguz, Orenburg, Russia, said a press release issued by the ISPR on Tuesday. Apart from host Russia, military contingents from all SCO member states including Pakistan are taking part in this international exercise. … Read More


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Turkey, Russia, Iran agree steps to ease tensions in Syria’s Idlib de...

09 September, 2019 2:04 am 2:04 am

ANKARA (Reuters) – The leaders of Turkey, Russia and Iran meeting in Ankara on Monday agreed to try to ease tensions in northwest Syria’s Idlib region, but disagreements between the countries appeared to linger, especially over the threat from Islamic State. The summit of the three countries – all of whom have allies fighting in … Read More


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Facebook, Google distributed political ads on election day: Russia

09 September, 2019 3:22 am 3:22 am

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Tech giants Google and Facebook had allowed political advertising during Sunday’s regional elections despite being asked to ban such publicity, said Russian state communications watchdog Roskomnadzor. “Such actions can be seen as interference in Russia’s sovereign affairs and hindering the conduct of democratic elections in the Russian Federation”, the watchdog said on … Read More


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Thawing cold relations: Russia, Ukraine exchange 35 prisoners on each side

09 September, 2019 1:33 am 1:33 am

MOSCOW/KIEV (Reuters) – Russia and Ukraine traded dozens of prisoners on Saturday in a carefully-negotiated rapprochement that brought Western praise and could thaw a freeze in relations since Moscow’s annexation of the Crimea region in 2014. While the exchange of 35 prisoners on each side could help rebuild confidence between Moscow and Kiev and allow … Read More