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Russian coronavirus cases above 260,000 as Moscow launches antibody tests

05 May, 2020 6:49 pm 6:49 pm

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s coronavirus case tally rose above 260,000 on Friday, cementing its status as the country with the second highest number of infections after the United States, as the city of Moscow began offering free antibody tests. Russia’s death toll rose by 113 overnight to reach 2,418, Russia’s coronavirus task force said, while … Read More


Russian border becomes China’s frontline in fight against second viru...

04 April, 2020 11:32 am 11:32 am

SUIFENHE, China (Reuters) – China’s northeastern border with Russia has become a frontline in the fight against a resurgence of the coronavirus epidemic as new daily cases rose to the highest in nearly six weeks – with more than 90% involving people coming from abroad. Having largely stamped out domestic transmission of the disease, China … Read More


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Russian jeweler tries to tap zeitgeist with coronavirus-shaped pendants

04 April, 2020 11:03 am 11:03 am

MOSCOW (Reuters) – A small Russian jewelry company specializing in science and medicine-themed ornaments has launched a coronavirus-shaped pendant, a move that has drawn accusations of insensitivity by some. When the first microscopic images of the coronavirus emerged a few months ago, Dr Vorobev, a jewelry firm based in Kostroma, a city around 300 kilometers … Read More


Russian, parliament, move, keep, Putin, power

Russian parliament backs move to keep Putin in power

03 March, 2020 9:33 pm 9:33 pm

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Constitutional changes allowing Vladimir Putin to run for president again in 2024 sailed through both houses of Russia’s parliament on Wednesday, raising the prospect he could clock up over three decades in the Kremlin. Putin, 67, who has dominated Russia’s political landscape for two decades as either president or prime minister, made … Read More


Putin, opens, Russian, rail route, Crimea

Putin opens Russian rail route to annexed Crimea

12 December, 2019 11:39 pm 11:39 pm

MOSCOW (Reuters) –President Vladimir Putin on Monday opened a rail route linking Russia’s two biggest cities to Crimea, which Moscow annexed from Ukraine in 2014, and said it proved that the country could deliver on giant infrastructure projects. Putin inaugurated the passenger service by personally taking a train across the road and rail bridge which … Read More


Russian, track, field athletes, 2020 Olympics, neutrals

Russian track and field athletes could be at 2020 Olympics as neutrals

12 December, 2019 11:11 pm 11:11 pm

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian track and field athletes could be cleared to compete at next year’s Tokyo Olympics as neutrals despite the federation’s ongoing suspension, its acting chief said on Friday. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on Monday handed Russia a four-year ban from top global sporting events, including the next summer and winter Olympics, … Read More


Russian, Olympic chief, calls, overhaul, athletics, federation

Russian Olympic chief calls for full overhaul of athletics federation

11 November, 2019 9:44 pm 9:44 pm

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The head of Russia’s Olympic Committee on Monday called for a full overhaul in the leadership of the country’s suspended athletics federation after the sport’s global governing body halted its reinstatement process. Russia’s athletics federation had been suspended since 2015 over a report commissioned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) which found … Read More


Turkey, Russian, S-400s, use, them, not put them aside

Turkey says it bought Russian S-400s to use them, not put them aside

11 November, 2019 4:56 pm 4:56 pm

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey bought S-400 missile defence systems from Russia to use them, not put them aside, the head of the Turkish Defence Industry Directorate said on Saturday, days after talks between President Tayyip Erdogan and US President Donald Trump. Erdogan and Trump held talks in Washington on Wednesday to overcome increasing differences between … Read More


‘Shameful’ of UK not to publish report on Russian meddling, say...

11 November, 2019 4:30 pm 4:30 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton criticized as “shameful” British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision not to publish a parliamentary report on Russian meddling in UK politics until after an election next month. The report by parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) has been cleared by the security services but it … Read More


South Korea, scrambled, jets, warn, Russian, warplanes, air defense zone

South Korea scrambled jets to warn Russian warplanes in air defense zone

10 October, 2019 8:49 pm 8:49 pm

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea scrambled fighter jets on Tuesday to warn Russian warplanes it said had entered its air space identification zone, the latest in a series of such incidents. Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said six Russian military aircraft had repeatedly entered the Korea Air Defence Identification Zone (KADIZ) over a six-hour … Read More


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Russian village’s last teacher stays on for her one remaining pupil

10 October, 2019 9:11 pm 9:11 pm

SIBILYAKOVO, Russia (Reuters) – Uminur Kuchukova, 61, could have retired years ago, but she continues to teach at this dying Russian village’s once bustling school for the sake of its last pupil, a 9-year-old boy. When she leaves next year, the school will close. Like thousands of villages dotted across Russia, the remote Siberian village … 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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FM briefs Russian counterpart about worse situation of IoK

08 August, 2019 7:21 pm 7:21 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Foreign Minister (FM) Shah Mahmood Qureshi held a telephonic conversation with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov today (Wednesday) and briefed him on the deteriorating situation of of Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK). According to the statement, Shah Mehmood Qureshi briefed him on the illegal and unilateral steps taken by the Indian government … Read More


Russian-boat

North Korea releases detained Russian fishing boat: Russian embassy

07 July, 2019 12:07 pm 12:07 pm

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea has released a Russian fishing boat held after being accused of violating entry regulations, the Russian embassy in North Korea said on Sunday, in an incident that prompted a Russian warning of a freezing of talks on fisheries cooperation. North Korea detained the 15 Russian and two South Korean crew … Read More


S-400

Russian S-400 missile defence arrives in Turkey despite US reservations

07 July, 2019 2:30 pm 2:30 pm

ANKARA (Web Desk) – Turkey has received the first parts of a Russian S-400 missile defence system despite opposition from the US. The shipment arrived in an airbase in the capital Ankara on Friday, the Turkish defence ministry says. The move will anger the US, which has warned that Turkey cannot have both the S-400 … Read More