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  1. News - World - RUSSIA

    At least 12 killed, scores more injured as Moscow subway train derails

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 03:31pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Moscow Twelve people were killed on Tuesday and up to 120 injured when a Moscow underground train derailed between two stations during the morning rush hour, the Emergencies Ministry said. Russia’s investigative committee said it was looking into the causes of the accident. There seemed to be no suggestion of foul play. Injured passengers were carried on stretchers, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1554753/least-2-dead-more-50-injured-moscow-subway-train-derailment
  2. News - World - RUSSIA

    Weary Russians lament rash of 'absurd bills' being debated in the Duma

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 09:28pm by AFP

    ... Mizulina, chairperson of the State Duma's family issues committee, is coming forward with increasingly absurd bills," said the petition signed by more than 100,000 people. "We request ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1541147/weary-russians-lament-rash-absurd-bills-being-debated-duma
  3. News - World - RUSSIA

    New sanctions on Russia could ‘seriously’ impact growth: minister

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 08:25pm by Agence France-Presse in Moscow

    ... growth is already flatlining. Last week Russia’s central bank said the country’s growth rate would slow to just 0.4 per cent this year. Moody’s on Friday cut Russia’s credit rating to “negative” ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1542500/new-sanctions-russia-could-seriously-impact-growth-minister
  4. News - World - RUSSIA

    Putin orders military forces in the Urals on combat alert

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 06:13pm by Associated Press in Moscow

    ... Associated Press in Moscow Russian president puts troops in central Russia's Ural mountains region on week-long combat alert and announces drill of airborne troops as Ukraine attempts ceasefire on border Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday ordered military forces in central Russia on combat alert as well as a drill of airborne troops, a day after Ukraine ordered ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1537677/putin-orders-military-forces-urals-combat-alert
  5. News - World - RUSSIA

    Moscow court gives long jail terms to journalist Anna Politkovskaya’s killers

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 05:20pm by AFP

    ... disappointed that the trial had not come any closer to tracking down the mastermind. A spokesman for Russia's investigative committee, which conducted the investigation and laid the charges, vowed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1528715/two-jailed-life-murder-russian-journalist-anna-politkovskaya
  6. News - World - RUSSIA

    Pussy Riot hit back after horsewhip attack with video blasting Putin

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 09:57pm by WASHPOST

    ... on a two-year hooliganism sentence for performing an anti-Putin song in a Moscow cathedral in 2012. They were freed early in an amnesty last December. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) warned the women on Wednesday it would be "wholly inappropriate" to stage demonstrations outside the Olympic venues. However, central Sochi is some 30 kilometres north of the main Olympic Park. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1432137/pussy-riot-hit-back-after-horsewhip-attack-video-blasting-putin
  7. News - World - RUSSIA

    Two members of Russian punk group Pussy Riot released in Sochi

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 09:31pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Sochi Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina detained while walking in central Sochi Shouting and wearing their trademark garish balaclavas, two members of the punk ... for a new song. Tolokonnikova also said police had shoved her and other detainees and that the group would file a complaint about their treatment to Russia’s Investigative Committee. Pussy Riot, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1430571/two-members-punk-group-pussy-riot-held-sochi
  8. News - World - RUSSIA

    Russia spent record US$11.3b in one day defending rouble

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 10:18pm by AFP

    ... pressure due to concerns about conflict in Ukraine, central bank data showed yesterday. The Russian central bank moved on Monday to prevent the Russian currency from falling further in value, after ... of currency interventions and no further details were given. But the central bank had indicated on Monday that it was prepared to make major interventions, saying that due to the increased volatility ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1441320/russia-spent-record-us113b-one-day-defending-rouble
  9. News - World - RUSSIA

    IOC defends ejection of transgender gay rights activist

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 05:26pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sochi Olympic Park and venues not the place for demonstrations, says International Olympic Committee The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday defended the ejection of an Italian transgender gay rights activist from the Sochi Games, saying the Olympic Park and venues were not the place for demonstrations. Activist Vladimir Luxuria, a former Italian ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1430390/ioc-defends-ejection-transgender-gay-rights-activist
  10. News - World - RUSSIA

    Two Austrian athletes receive Winter Olympics kidnap threat

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 04:47am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Vienna Austrian athletes receive kidnap threats The Austrian Olympic Committee has received an anonymous letter containing a kidnap threat against two of its team ... month at a World Cup event in Koenigssee, Germany. The kidnap threat comes less than two weeks after a string of European Olympic committees received e-mails containing hoax terrorist threats ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1421045/two-austrian-athletes-receive-winter-olympics-kidnap-threat

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