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  1. News - World - RUSSIA

    Edward Snowden applies to extend Russia stay as asylum status nears expiry

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 09:56pm by AFP

    ... establishment with a series of leaks on mass surveillance in the United States and around the world. He could not travel on from Sheremetyevo however after his passport was revoked, and was holed up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1550581/edward-snowden-applies-extend-russia-stay-says-lawyer
  2. 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 ... campaign to weaken Russia and subvert its influence in its post-Soviet neighbouring states. ...

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

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

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

    ... standards for footwear, charging that high heels and ballet flats were bad for women's health. A legislator from the ruling United Russia party, Elena Mizulina, has put forward so many ... 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
  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

    ... Saturday, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said, quoted by Russian state news agencies. Some 65,000 troops will take part in military drills accompanying the combat alert, according to head ... Defence Ministry reported two attacks on the quarters of a missile unit in the village of Avdiyivka. Kiev said men armed with automatic rifles and grenade launchers attacked the base at 11pm — one ...

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

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

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

    ... grows, state reserves shrink,” he said. Ulyukayev’s comments come on the heels of Ukraine’s signing of the Association Agreement with the European Union on Friday, and a decision by Ukrainian ... state reserves shrink” Alexei Ulyukayev The signing of the agreement – a 1,200-page document defining the political and trade terms under which Kiev will slip from the Kremlin’s embrace – drew ...

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

    Russian rocket carries international team to space station despite tensions

    Posted May 29th 2014, 09:51pm by Reuters

    ... We have ignition A Soyuz rocket blasts off from Baikonur in Kazakhstan, carrying a Russian cosmonaut and astronauts from the US and Germany for a six-month mission aboard the International Space Station. The station is overseen by the United States and Russia, which have seen ties strained over events in Ukraine. This month, Russia said it would not support a US proposal to keep ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1521350/russian-rocket-carries-international-team-space-station-despite-tensions
  7. News - World - RUSSIA

    Vladimir Putin describes Hillary Clinton as weak over Hitler comment

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 10:51pm by AFP

    ... "When I hear such extreme statements, to me it only means that they don't have any valid arguments. "Speaking of US policy, it's clear that the United States is pursuing the most ... of state Hillary Clinton, a possible 2016 presidential candidate, as "weak" in some sarcastic comments about women. In an interview on French television on Wednesday, Putin was asked ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1526166/vladimir-putin-describes-hillary-clinton-weak-over-hitler-comment
  8. News - World - RUSSIA

    Russia on cusp of forcing its people to declare holding of foreign citizenship

    Posted May 21st 2014, 09:08pm by Reuters

    ... to come under aggressive pressure from the West." The United States and European Union have imposed sanctions on officials, legislators and companies close to Putin to punish him ... the authorities. "It will prompt people to hide their second citizenship in order to minimise their relations with the state," she said. There are no figures on the number of Russian citizens who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1517332/russia-cusp-forcing-its-people-declare-holding-foreign-citizenship
  9. News - World - RUSSIA

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

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

    ... surrendered Leningrad to save lives. Russian state television coverage of eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russian rebels have been fighting for control with Kiev's forces, has portrayed the conflict ...

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

    Biden calls on Europe to stand firm on sanctions against Russia

    Posted May 20th 2014, 09:12pm by AP

    ... summit in Wales stronger and more united," Biden said. Since Crimea was annexed, Nato has put surveillance planes in the skies over Poland and Romania, dispatched warships to the Baltic and Black seas and sent US Army troops to Poland, Romania and the Baltic states. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev hit out at the sanctions, saying Russia was being pulled into a new cold war ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1516288/biden-calls-europe-stand-firm-sanctions-against-russia

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