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J-10 jet fighters of the Bayi Aerobatic Team of the Air Force of the Chinese People's Liberation Army take off at an airbase, March 10, 2015. Pilots Yu Xu, Tao Jiali, Sheng Yifei and He Xiaoli, members of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force acrobatic team, left for Malaysia Wednesday to perform at the Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) in the J-10 fighter jets. Their stunt show will be the first time China's female fighter pilots have performed abroad. (Xinhua/Zhang Pengyan) (mt)

Russian Su-30 fighter crashes, pilots eject to safety

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A Sukhoi Su-30 warplane of the Russian Western Military District crashed Tuesday during a scheduled training flight in the Tver region, northwest of Moscow,...
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Fire in Russian drug treatment clinic kills four

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Four people were killed and two others injured in a fire in a private drug treatment clinic in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk on...
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Russian fighter escorts U.S. bombers over Bering Sea

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A Russian MiG-31 fighter escorted two U.S. strategic bombers over the Bering Sea on Thursday, the Russian Defense Ministry has said. On...
A flag flies at half mast at the State Duma in Moscow, Nov. 1, 2015, to mourn the victims aboard the Russian plane that crashed Saturday in Egypt's Sinai. (Xinhua/Dai Tianfang)

Russian foreign ministry summons German ambassador over alleged poisoning of opposition leader

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The Russian Foreign Ministry said Wednesday it had summoned German Ambassador to Russia Geza Andreas von Geyr and expressed a strong protest in connection...
The handout photo released by Russian Foreign Ministry on June 16, 2020 shows Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif attending a news conference with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (not in the picture) in Moscow, Russia, on June 16, 2020. The U.S. attempts to force Iran nuclear deal participants to renounce their obligations and to punish Tehran by illegitimate initiatives, including the arms embargo, have no prospects from the point of view of international law, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday. (Sputnik via Xinhua) Editorial use only, no archive, no commercial use.

U.S. plan to restore Iran sanctions will fail – Russian FM

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U.S. attempts to re-impose sanctions on Iran are doomed to fail, while Moscow stands ready to mediate between Washington and Tehran, Russian Foreign...
A Tupolev Tu-22M3 Backfire long-range bomber hits ISIS targets in Syria's Aleppo, Deir Ez Zor and Idlib governorates. Best possible quality. (Sputnik Photo)

Russian fighters intercept U.S. bomber over Baltic Sea

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Two Russian fighter jets intercepted a U.S. strategic bomber over the Baltic Sea on Friday, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a press release...
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Russia lambasts U.S. sanctions amid Washington’s own suspicious research

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The Russian Foreign Ministry on Friday condemned the U.S. decision to blacklist Russian research institutes, recalling that Washington itself was carrying out suspicious research...
Russia

Russia to expel Norwegian diplomat in tit-for-tat retaliation

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Russia is to expel a Norwegian diplomat in a tit-for-tat retaliation, the country's foreign ministry said in a statement Friday. Norwegian Ambassador...
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Russian jet intercepts U.S., Swedish, German reconnaissance planes over Baltic Sea

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A Russian Su-27 fighter jet was scrambled to intercept reconnaissance planes from the United States, Germany and Sweden over the Baltic Sea, the...
MOSCOW, May 12, 2020 (Xinhua) -- File photo taken on Dec. 19, 2019 shows Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov at Russian President Vladimir Putin's annual press conference in Moscow, Russia. Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov has been hospitalized after contracting COVID-19, Russian media reported Tuesday. (Xinhua/Bai Xueqi)

Moscow to retaliate for Austrian expulsion of Russian diplomat

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Moscow will retaliate for the expulsion of a Russian diplomat from Austria, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Monday. "Our embassy has already...
A flag flies at half mast at the State Duma in Moscow, Nov. 1, 2015, to mourn the victims aboard the Russian plane that crashed Saturday in Egypt's Sinai. (Xinhua/Dai Tianfang)

Austria expels Russian diplomat suspected of industrial espionage

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Austria is expelling a Russian diplomat in connection with industrial espionage, local media reported on Monday. According to the Austrian Press...
Covid-19

Mexico to take part in clinical trials of Russian COVID-19 vaccine

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Mexico has been offered at least 2,000 doses of a Russian COVID-19 vaccine and is to take part in its clinical trials, said Foreign...
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US and Russia in space talks as West worries about satellite weapons

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US and Russian officials started space security talks on Monday in Vienna, after Washington and London accused Moscow of having launched an anti-satellite weapon...
Reverend Monsignor Henryk Mieczyslaw Jagodzinski

Pope appoints 51-Year-Old Polish Priest

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Pope Francis has appointed the Reverend Monsignor Henryk Mieczyslaw Jagodzinski, Councilor of the Nunciature, Apostolic Nuncio to Ghana. By his appointment, he was raised at...
Covid

Russian COVID-19 cases rocket to 3,548

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Russia has tallied 3,548 cases of COVID-19 in 76 regions as of Thursday, surging by a record of 771 from the previous day, official...
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (C), Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani pose for a group photo after their summit in Ankara, Turkey, on Sept. 16, 2019. (Photo by Mustafa Kaya/Xinhua)

Russian and Iranian presidents discuss Syria’s Idlib

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Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani discussed the recent escalation of tensions in Syria's Idlib during a phone conversation on...
Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Erdogan says road map set for Syria’s Idlib

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday said a road map on Syria's Idlib was determined after his phone conversations with Russian, French and...
Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) listens to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during their meeting in Sochi, Russia, on Oct. 22, 2019. Russia and Turkey have adopted a joint memorandum on the situation in Syria after the talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Sochi. According to the memorandum, Moscow and Ankara have agreed to deploy Russian and Syrian forces in zone of the Turkish operation in Syria starting from Wednesday. (Sputnik via Xinhua)

Russian and Turkish defense ministers discuss situation in Syria’s Idlib

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Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu discussed the situation in the Syrian city of Idlib with his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar during a phone conversation,...
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Russian, Iranian military leaders discuss Mideast situation after U.S. killing of Iranian commander

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Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu held a phone conversation with Iranian army's Chief of Staff Mohammad Bagheri to discuss the aftermath of the U.S....
Russian Government hands over trucks and trailers to UN WFP

UN WFP receive trucks and trailers from Russian Government

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The Russian Federation has handed over 22 Kamaz trucks and five trailers to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) as part of a...
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov addresses his annual press conference in Moscow, capital of Russia, on Jan. 26, 2016. Russia intends to build relationships with western countries on the basis of equality and mutual benefit, and it will no longer yield to external pressure, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday. (Xinhua/Dai Tianfang)

Russian, Algeria Deliberate on Cooperation and International Matters

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov arrived in Algeria late on Wednesday for a two-day visit at the invitation of his Algerian counterpart Abdelkader Messahel,...
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Russian Opposition Leader Handed 30-Day Sentence

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A Moscow court on Tuesday sentenced Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny to 30 days in custody for organizing unauthorized rallies in Russian cities on...
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Russian individuals, entities hit with new set of United States rules

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The United States slapped a new round of sanctions on Russia on Friday, targeting Russian business elite and senior government officials, a move that...
tuberculosis

TB Mortality Rate Reduced By 37 Percent

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Global efforts to combat Tuberculosis (TB) have saved an estimated 53 million lives since 2000 and reduced the TB mortality rate by 37 percent,...
European Union

Russian official criticises EU pronouncement on Russian sanctions

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The decision by the European Union (EU) to extend economic sanctions against Russia is a defeat for European diplomacy, Russia's upper house chairman Konstantin...

Russian Blogger Found Guilty of Playing Pokeman Go in Church

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A Russian blogger arrested after posting a video of himself playing Pokemon Go in a church has been found guilty of insulting religious believers...

Russian Hackers Make Macron Their Person of Interests

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Russian hackers are targeting the campaign of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron, say security experts. Phishing emails, malware and fake net domains were all being...

Russian Programmer Nabbed in Connection With US Election Hacking

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Spanish police have arrested a Russian programmer for alleged involvement in “hacking” the US election, Spanish press reports have said.Pyotr Levashov, arrested on 7...

Six new Russian Mi-8 MTV-5 helicopters arrive in Belarus

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Six new Russian Mi-8 MTV-5 helicopters arrived in Belarus, Belarusian Defense Ministry said on Friday in a statement. The helicopters that have...
Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi

Egypt-U.S ties emanates from anti-terror war and Russian expansion

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The phrase "war on terror" and "Russia" are synonymous with the current thaw in Egyptian-U.S. ties under the leaderships of Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi...