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Russia s RT fumes after Facebook blocks wildly popular page

MOSCOW, Russia – Facebook has blocked a popular page run by Russian state TV channel RT, the channel's editor said Monday, February 18, criticising the move as an attack on media rights. "We had a subsidiary project in English, In the Now. The project was wildly popular – 2.5 billion views ........»»

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US investor ordered jailed in Russia

MOSCOW — A Moscow court has ordered a U.S. investment fund manager to be jailed for two months while facing fraud charges. Michael Calvey, founder and senior partner at Baring Vostok equity firm, was detained Friday morning along with two other fund managers. Prosecutors say Calvey is suspected of embezzling 2.5 billion rubles ($37 million) […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsFeb 17th, 2019Related News

In war-torn Ukraine, women get taste of combat training

MARIUPOL, Ukraine – In a gym in the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol, not far from the frontline with Russia-backed separatists, 20 women fall to the floor and pull back the rifle bolts of dummy Kalashnikovs. Next to them a bearded instructor in camouflage barks out orders: "Get on your knee, reload, ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 16th, 2019Related News

Disarmament efforts must include China as well as U.S., Russia – Merkel

MUNICH, Germany – China must be involved in international disarmament efforts, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Saturday, February 16, amid rising concern about Beijing's missile arsenal and the suspension of a key US-Russia arms treaty. "Disarmament is something that concerns us all and where we would of course be glad if ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 16th, 2019Related News

Record-breaking snowfall cloaks Moscow

MOSCOW, Russia -- Record snowfall covered Moscow on Wednesday, with streets and monuments blanketed in white and dozens of flights canceled at the city's main airport. Snow coated trees and power lines from morning, but melted into deep slush on pavements as temperatures rose above freezing in the afternoon. Some seven centimeters (2.8 inches) of snow fell overnight, according to the national meteorological service, with drifts reaching up to 45 centimeters (18 inches). Aeroflot airline said on its website that it had canceled more than 70 flights in and out of the city's Sheremetyevo airport. The Moscow meteorological service said the snowfall beat a record set in 1995 a...Keep on reading: Record-breaking snowfall cloaks Moscow.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 14th, 2019Related News

Pompeo pledges Slovakia support on latest stop to curb Russia, China

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo promised Tuesday, February 12, that the United States would support Slovakia's security and economy on his latest stop on a Central European tour aimed at curbing the growing influence of Russia and China. Pompeo, the first US secretary of state to visit Slovakia in ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 13th, 2019Related News

Russia seeks war vindication n war

MOSCOW — Soviet authorities themselves condemned the USSR’s bloody occupation of Afghanistan, but 30 years later some in Vladimir Putin’s Russia are coming to see the operation in a more positive light. After a decade of military intervention to bolster Kabul’s embattled Communist government against Islamist fighters, the USSR finally pulled out its last units […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsFeb 12th, 2019Related News

PH to Send Trade Mission to Russia

The Department of Agriculture (DA) is organizing a trade mission in hopes of penetrating the huge and previously unexplored market of Russia as well as other member countries of the Russian Federation. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel “Manny” Piñol said the trade mission will include delegates from the agriculture and fisheries sectors. With three fisheries companies already […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsFeb 12th, 2019Related News

Pompeo warns eastern Europe on Chinese and Russian meddling

      BRATISLAVA, Slovakia --- U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday invoked the 30th anniversary of the demise of communism to implore countries in Central and Eastern Europe to resist Chinese and Russian influence. Speaking in the Slovak capital of Bratislava, Pompeo said China and Russia pose twin threats to the democratic and free-market gains made since the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. He said the post-communist countries are particularly vulnerable to Chinese and Russian predatory investment and political meddling. To combat the threat, he said the United States is committed to boosting its engagement in the region, through defense coo...Keep on reading: Pompeo warns eastern Europe on Chinese and Russian meddling.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 12th, 2019Related News

Tech today: Globe esports team, new Gmail right-click options, Russia going offline

Globe now has its own esports team Globe partnered with Mineski to form and launch the Liyab esports team, comprised of sub-teams for the games League of Legends, Hearthstone, and prospective SEA Games title Arena of Valor. The teams have high-level tournament experience. The League of Legends ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 12th, 2019Related News

PH to send trade mission to Russia

THE DEPARTMENT of Agriculture (DA) is organizing a trade mission in hopes of penetrating the huge and previously unexplored market […].....»»

Source: Mindanaoexaminer MindanaoexaminerCategory: NewsFeb 12th, 2019Related News

Russia repatriates 27 children of ISIS fighters from Iraq

BAGHDAD, Iraq – A Russian official said Sunday, February 10, that Moscow had repatriated a fresh batch of children whose mothers are being held in Iraq for belonging to the Islamic State group. "Twenty-seven Russian children have been repatriated from Baghdad," a Russian foreign ministry official said.  Thirty other children were sent ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 10th, 2019Related News

Pinoys warned vs illegal recruiters for Russia jobs - Philstar.com

Pinoys warned vs illegal recruiters for Russia jobs Philippine Star The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has warned Filipinos against illegal recruiters offering jobs in Russia......»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsFeb 10th, 2019Related News

New luxury river cruise ships set to sail Nile and Mekong rivers next year

Some of the world's most famous river bodies including the Nile in Egypt and the Mekong in Vietnam will become the playground for new luxury river cruises set to launch next year. Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection is expanding its fleet with the addition of three new luxury ships that will set sail along the Nile, Mekong and Douro rivers beginning in 2020. Its ship anchored in Italy is also slated to undergo major renovations and re-emerge as the S.S. La Venezia early next spring. Unlike behemoth cruise ships that are built to carry thousands of passengers, river cruise ships are designed as smaller, more intimate alternatives. Uniworld's fleet has an average capacit...Keep on reading: New luxury river cruise ships set to sail Nile and Mekong rivers next year.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 10th, 2019Related News

Russian Arctic archipelago sounds alarm over aggressive polar bears

MOSCOW, Russia – A Russian Arctic archipelago on Saturday, February 9, declared an emergency situation over an "invasion" of dozens of aggressive polar bears that have entered homes and public buildings. Russia's northeastern Novaya Zemlya archipelago, which has a population of around 3,000 people, has appealed for help to tackle "a ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 9th, 2019Related News

Agri exporters set sights on Russia - Inquirer Business

The Department of Agriculture (DA) has organized a trade mission to Russia to find buyers for the countrys coconut oil, bananas and shrimps, among other agricultural commodities, in the latest bid to.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsFeb 9th, 2019Related News

The Philippines eyes more agricultural product exports to Russia

The Philippines continues to explore export opportunities for various agricultural products, this time targeting to tap a greater chunk of the Russian market......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceFeb 9th, 2019Related News

Agri exporters set sights on Russia

The Department of Agriculture (DA) has organized a trade mission to Russia to find buyers for the country's coconut oil, bananas and shrimps, among other agricultural commodities, in the latest bid to tap an unexplored market.   Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piol said on his Facebook page that Russian Ambassador to the Philippines Igor Khovaev visited his office earlier this week to finalize the agreements, which included the visit of the Philippine delegation to Moscow later this month.   The visit will include the signing of an implementing agreement spelling out the specific areas of engagements between the two nations, including the development of agriculture a...Keep on reading: Agri exporters set sights on Russia.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 8th, 2019Related News

Russian race walker banned for doping

MOSCOW--- Russian race walker Anisya Kirdyapkina, a two-time world championship medalist, has been banned for using performance-enhancing drugs, further dismantling one of the most successful doping programs in history. Kirdyapkina was the only athlete from Russia's nine-person Olympic walk team in 2012 never to have served a ban despite multiple investigations into organized doping involving her coach, her teammates and her gold medal-winning husband, Sergei. The Russian track federation said Thursday that Kirdyapkina was banned for three years by the Court of Arbitration for Sport after her blood data showed signs of doping. She will have to cease her coaching career and is d...Keep on reading: Russian race walker banned for doping.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 8th, 2019Related News

Trump’s Russia ties probed

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump warned Congress that investigations and legislation don’t mix. But Speaker Nancy Pelosi said such threats have no place in the House, as unbowed Democrats charged ahead Wednesday with plans to probe Trump’s tax returns, business and ties to Russia. The chairman of the intelligence committee, Rep. Adam Schiff, announced a […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsFeb 7th, 2019Related News