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  1. News - World - RUSSIA

    Russian fighter jet flies low near US navy ship in Black Sea

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 09:56pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington A Russian fighter jet made multiple passes close to an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes as tensions escalated in Ukraine, a US official has disclosed. In the first public account of the incident, the official said that the Russian Fencer jet flew within 900 metres of the USS Donald Cook, a navy destroyer, at about 150 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1483176/russian-fighter-jet-flies-low-near-us-navy-ship-black-sea
  2. News - World - RUSSIA

    Mikhail Gorbachev the whipping boy of disciples of lost Soviet empire

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 11:08pm by WASHPOST

    ... the former president, who has had periodic health problems, was prepared to tolerate. He called Novaya Gazeta, a liberal newspaper he has helped support financially, and offered caustic comment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1476944/mikhail-gorbachev-whipping-boy-disciples-lost-soviet-empire
  3. News - World - RUSSIA

    Putin signs law banning smoking in public places

    Posted Feb 25th 2013, 05:17pm by AFP

    ... to be smokers and the authorities admit that their failure to take firm action on the issue has turned smoking into a major public health problem. The health industry estimates that lower life ... Agence France-Presse in Moscow President Vladimir Putin has signed a law banning smoking in public places in Russia from June, a cornerstone of the government’s bid to improve public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1158320/putin-signs-law-banning-smoking-public-places
  4. News - World - RUSSIA

    Hundreds detained after seven receive long jail terms for anti-Putin protest

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 04:44pm by AFP

    ... as security forces and riot police ordered them to disperse. More than 200 people were detained for "attempts to breach public order", a police spokesman said. Some of those detained wore ... as a "show trial". The court had postponed the sentencing until yesterday in a move viewed by the opposition as an attempt to avoid publicity during Sunday's closing ceremony of the Winter ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1434098/russian-police-detain-protesters-outside-trial-over-anti-putin-rally
  5. News - World - RUSSIA

    Pussy Riot play the media and Russian authorities on visit to Sochi

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 06:09am by AP

    ... it is. A letter published by original Pussy Riot members in recent weeks attacked Tolokonnikova and Alyokhina for seeking publicity and going against the original values of the band. ... Shortly after her release, Samutsevich distanced herself from Tolokonnikova and Alyokhina. She continued to publicly support them while they were in jail but did not take part in any Pussy Riot ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1433299/pussy-riot-play-media-and-russian-authorities-visit-sochi
  6. News - World - RUSSIA

    Pussy Riot hit back after horsewhip attack with video blasting Putin

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

    ... The Washington Post in Sochi Cossacks strike as they perform protest song against Putin in public plaza Pussy Riot horsewhipped in Sochi Russian punk group Pussy Riot showed a new video ... in public for the first time on a laptop in a district of Sochi, surrounded by reporters but also pro-Kremlin activists who tried to drown them out. Watch: Pussy Riot unveil new anti-Putin Sochi ...

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

    Gunman kills two in church off Russia’s eastern coast

    Posted Feb 09th 2014, 03:47pm by Reuters

    ... of shooting sprees in offices and public places in Russia in recent years, but they are relatively rare and state-run media tend to treat such attacks as a largely American phenomenon. The February ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1424509/gunman-kills-two-church-russias-eastern-coast
  8. News - World - RUSSIA

    Obama says Putin’s tough guy act just ‘shtick’ and their relationship not icy

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 09:32pm by AFP

    ... that despite sharp differences between the Kremlin and the White House in recent months, Putin understood the need to work with Washington. "He does have a public style where he likes to sit back ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1423284/obama-says-putins-tough-guy-act-just-shtick-and-their-relationship-not
  9. News - World - RUSSIA

    IOC president tells world leaders to stop using Games as political platform

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 03:39am by AP

    ... a few politicians whose contributions to the fight for a good cause consisted of publicly declining invitations they had not even received.” The build-up  to the Olympics has been overshadowed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1421789/ioc-president-tells-world-leaders-stop-using-games-political-platform
  10. News - World - RUSSIA

    Two Austrian athletes receive Winter Olympics kidnap threat

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

    ... Interior Ministry spokesman Karl-Heinz Grundboeck confirmed the ongoing investigation, adding that Russian authorities had been informed and that no information would be made public if or when ...

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

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