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  1. News - World - RUSSIA

    Putin touts Russian weapons build-up with ICBM submarine launch

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 09:16pm by AP

    ... War. Addressing a Kremlin meeting on weapons modernisation, Putin ominously warned the West against getting "hysterical" about Moscow's rearming efforts, in view of US missile ... security," Putin said, adding that he would now take personal charge of the government commission overseeing military industries. "I would like to underline that we only take retaliatory ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1590289/putin-touts-russian-weapons-build-icbm-submarine-launch
  2. News - World - RUSSIA

    History of Nato-Russia relations

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:09pm by AFP

    ... 1999 Nato admitted three former Warsaw Pact countries- the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland. Moscow then warned Nato against admitting a former Soviet republic. Nevertheless, on March 29, ... strikes, Russia froze military cooperation. Tensions resurfaced on Kosovo's February 17, 2008, declaration of independence, with Moscow denouncing a "precedent" encouraged ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1583997/history-nato-russia-relations
  3. News - World - RUSSIA

    Russian authorities tighten hold on opposition with ‘bloggers’ law’

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 09:55pm by WASHPOST

    ... oversight over the most-read online personalities, including opposition bloggers and politicians. The restrictions, put into force yesterday, come as some of Russia's most prominent independent ... the blog of anti-corruption politician Alexei Navalny, a prominent anti-Kremlin leader. Navalny remains under house arrest on corruption charges and is barred from communicating with the media. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1564370/russian-authorities-tighten-hold-opposition-bloggers-law
  4. News - World - RUSSIA

    Russia extends scrutiny of McDonald’s after closing four branches in Moscow

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 07:24pm

    ... outside the United States and Canada, according to its last year annual report. Last month, Rospotrebnadzor’s branch in the Novgorod region opened a court case against McDonald’s as a result ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1578589/russia-extends-scrutiny-mcdonalds-restaurants
  5. News - World - RUSSIA

    Russia bans food imports from West, but says it has nothing to do with sanctions

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 03:48am by WASHINGTON POST

    ... and Europe step up economic sanctions against Russia, Moscow's food-safety epidemiologists have been working overtime. In the past few weeks, Russian agricultural and consumer watchdog agencies ... Many of those products have been blocked from Russian markets since Ukrainians in Kiev's Independence Square ousted pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych in February; the rest were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1565645/russia-bans-food-imports-west-says-it-has-nothing-do-sanctions
  6. Business - Economy - RUSSIA

    Russia digs in its heels

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 11:44am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... sanctions against Russia on Tuesday covering the energy, defence and banking industries. This is not what Putin expected- nor is it what financial investors, who had recently turned more bullish ... the downing of MH17, the Russian rouble has lost nearly 4 per cent against the US dollar. Russian stocks are set to suffer their worst monthly loss since May 2012, with Moscow's Micex index ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1563306/russia-digs-its-heels
  7. News - World - RUSSIA

    Yukos shareholders awarded US$51 billion from Russia by Hague arbitration court

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 10:33pm by Reuters

    ... Osborne, director of GML. "It's now a question of enforcing it." But Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Moscow would probably appeal against the decision, so shareholders, who have ... economist Aleksei Pogorelov. Separately, The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg is expected on Thursday to announce a separate decision on Yukos' multibillion-dollar claim against ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1561352/yukos-shareholders-awarded-us51-billion-russia-hague-arbitration-court
  8. News - World - RUSSIA

    Bank fines a US attempt to 'blackmail' Paris into halting warship sale: Putin

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 12:39am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Moscow Putin says bank finesa form of 'blackmail' Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States of using fines against French banks ... against French bank BNP Paribas, which pleaded guilty on Tuesday to criminal charges following accusations that it had violated US sanctions against Sudan, Cuba and Iran. "We know about ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1545044/bank-fines-us-attempt-blackmail-paris-halting-warship-sale-putin
  9. News - World - RUSSIA

    Putin holds back on retaliatory sanctions against US over Crimea

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 06:04pm by Reuters

    ... explaining the sanctions, the US Treasury said: "Gennady Timchenko is one of the founders of Gunvor, one of the world’s largest independent commodity trading companies involved in the oil ... on Wednesday as part of what the company called a "contingency plan". Moscow retaliated by announcing its own sanctions against senior US politicians, with the Foreign Ministry saying ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1454134/putin-holds-back-retaliatory-sanctions-against-us-over-crimea
  10. News - World - RUSSIA

    Vladimir Putin adds weight to push to restore city’s name to Stalingrad

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 10:22pm by GDN

    ... of a referendum. "The word Stalingrad already has a life of its own, independent of the name Stalin. It is associated with the victory in a famous battle, with a certain part of our history," ... and pensioners, few seem to support bringing back the war-era name. A poll by the independent Levada Centre in 2012 found that 18 per cent of respondents were for renaming the city Stalingrad, but 60 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1528819/vladimir-putin-adds-weight-push-restore-citys-name-stalingrad

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