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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano enter a hall during a meeting in Moscow, Russia on May 15. The post Meeting in Moscow appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsMay 16th, 2018Related News

Russia cuts World Cup squad player who faced doping case

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia cut from its World Cup squad a player who faced a doping investigation. The Russian Football Union said on Monday defender Ruslan Kambolov injured a calf muscle during a game for Rubin Kazan the day before. He was replaced by 38-year-old veteran Sergei Ignashevich, who has come out of international retirement. The RFU said coaches dropped Kambolov, "taking into account the training time (until the World Cup begins) and the possibility of exacerbating the problem." Kambolov was investigated by FIFA this year following the publication of World Anti-Doping Agency investigations alleging Russian officials covered up earlier doping cases. Lawyers for Kambolov said last month his case was closed for lack of evidence, though FIFA hasn't confirmed that. The center back Ignashevich has made 120 appearances for Russia but last played for the team at the 2016 European Championship. Russia coach Stanislav Cherchesov said he met on Sunday with Ignashevich, who refused previous comeback pleas. "Ignashevich heard me out calmly," Cherchesov said in a statement. "And today he gave his agreement after the results of Kambolov's examination became clear." Ignashevich said the call was a surprise "but I thought saying yes was the right thing to do," in comments on the team Twitter feed. "After all, it's the World Cup and moreover it's happening in our country. I'll give every effort to help the team." Russia is struggling ahead of the tournament with no wins in its last five games. Since the start of 2016, it has played 13 games against teams who will be at the World Cup and won only once, against South Korea. In Group A, Russia plays Saudi Arabia in the opening game of the World Cup on June 14 in Moscow, followed by Egypt and Uruguay. Ahead of the tournament, Russia has scheduled friendlies against Austria away on May 30 and against Turkey in Moscow on June 5. Russia's 28-man preliminary squad must be cut to 23 players by June 4......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 15th, 2018Related News

Russia yet to decide on supply of missile system to Syria

THE Russian government has yet to decide on whether to supply S-300 defense system to Syria in order to help the latter prepare for future acts of aggression by the United States and Europe, Russia’s foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said. Speaking before the members of media on the sidelines of his trip to China, Lavrov [...] The post Russia yet to decide on supply of missile system to Syria appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes ManilatimesCategory: Apr 24th, 2018Related News

Russia, China to stop bid to ‘sabotage’ Iran deal — Lavrov

BEIJING: China and Russia will block any attempts to “sabotage” the Iran nuclear agreement, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday, as US President Donald Trump mulls whether to scrap the deal. Trump has set a May 12 deadline to “fix” the 2015 accord, which curbs Tehran’s nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief and [...] The post Russia, China to stop bid to ‘sabotage’ Iran deal — Lavrov appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsApr 23rd, 2018Related News

Russia says no victims among Syrian civilians, military

RUSSIA – Russia's defense ministry said Saturday, April 14 the Western strikes claimed no victims among Syrian civilians or military. "According to preliminary information, there were no victims among peaceful civilians and the Syrian military," senior military officer Sergei Rudskoi said at a briefing in Moscow. The Russian military said that ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsApr 14th, 2018Related News

Russia promises tough response to U.S. sanctions

MOSCOW, Russia – Moscow on Friday, April 6, promised a "tough response" to new US sanctions imposed on 7 of Russia's most influential oligarchs following the diplomatic crisis sparked by the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal. (READ:  U.S. imposes sanctions on Putin's oligarch allies ) "We will not let the current attack, or any new anti-Russian ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsApr 7th, 2018Related News

International Community Not Willing to Associate Itself with UK, U.S. Over Poisoning Case: Russian Ambassador

The Russian Ambassador to the UK Alexander Yakovenko on Thursday claimed the international community is not willing to associate itself with the UK and the United States over the poisoning of Sergei Skripal after Russia’s proposal for a joint inquiry into the case has been voted down at a meeting of Organization for the Prohibition […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsApr 6th, 2018Related News

War of Words on Ex-Spy Dispute Continues Between Britain, Russia

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson was on Wednesday accused of misleading the public as a war or words over the poisoning of former Russian agent Sergei Skripal gathered pace. In a further major development, it emerged a message on a Ministry of Defense social media site has been deleted. It had said government scientists blamed […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsApr 5th, 2018Related News

Defense chief says China-Russia military ties a signal to US

MOSCOW, Russia --- China's new defense minister says his visit to Russia is a signal to the United States about the increasingly close military ties between Moscow and Beijing. The unusually bold statement Tuesday by Gen. Wei Fenghe at the start of his talks with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu reflected the growing military cooperation between the two former Communist rivals. Speaking in Moscow, Wei emphasized that he chose Russia for his first trip abroad since becoming the international face of China's military last month to "show the world a high level of development of our bilateral relations and firm determination of our armed forces to strengthen strategic coopera...Keep on reading: Defense chief says China-Russia military ties a signal to US.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Apr 3rd, 2018Related News

Russia: Spy poisoning ‘in interests’ of UK govt

MOSCOW: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) suggested Britain could be behind the poisoning of a former double agent that has triggered an unprecedented wave of tit-for-tat expulsions of diplomats. More than 150 Russian diplomats have been ordered out of the US, EU members, NATO countries and other nations as punishment [...] The post Russia: Spy poisoning ‘in interests’ of UK govt appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsApr 3rd, 2018Related News

Russia hits back in spy poisoning row as experts called in

  Russia has hit back at Britain in the spy poisoning row, demanding proof of its alleged involvement in a recent nerve-agent attack, as international weapons experts arrived to take samples of the toxic substance.   The March 4 poisoning of former double agent Sergei Skripal, which took place just two weeks ahead of Russia's presidential poll in which Vladimir Putin was re-elected,has plunged relations between London and Moscow into crisis.   As the European Union offered Britain its "unqualified solidarity" on Monday, the Kremlin demanded London to either come up with proof of Russia's involvement -- or apologize.   "Sooner or later thes...Keep on reading: Russia hits back in spy poisoning row as experts called in.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Mar 20th, 2018Related News

Russia hits back in spy poisoning row as experts called in

LONDON, United Kingdom – Russia hit back at Britain in the spy poisoning row, demanding proof of its alleged involvement in a nerve agent attack , as international weapons experts arrived to take samples of the toxic substance. The March 4 poisoning of former double agent Sergei Skripal, which took place just two ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsMar 20th, 2018Related News

An affront to the rules-based system

On Sunday 4 March, Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found on a public bench, in the busy centre of the British town of Salisbury, slipping out of c.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsMar 18th, 2018Related News

Russia to Begin Serial Production of Combat Robots in 2018: Defense Minister

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced on Thursday that serial production of combat robots for the army could be implemented this year. “We have begun creating combat robots. Their state and army tests are nearing completion. And I think we will begin serial production as early as this year,” Shoigu said. Shoigu made the announcement […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsMar 18th, 2018Related News

Russia boots 23 UK diplomats in spy-poisoning tit for tat

  MOSCOW --- Russia on Saturday announced it is expelling 23 British diplomats and threatened further measures in retaliation in a growing diplomatic dispute over a nerve agent attack on a former spy in Britain. Britain's government said the move was expected, and that it doesn't change the British conviction that Russia was behind the poisoning of ex-agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the British city of Salisbury. Prime Minister Theresa May said Britain will consider next steps in the coming days alongside its allies. The Russian Foreign Ministry ordered the 23 diplomats to leave within a week. It also said in a statement that it is ordering the closure of the B...Keep on reading: Russia boots 23 UK diplomats in spy-poisoning tit for tat.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Mar 17th, 2018Related News

Russia will ‘of course’ expel British diplomats – Lavrov

ASTANA, Kazakhstan: Moscow will expel British diplomats in response to London’s move to kick out 23 Russian officials over the poisoning of ex-double agent Sergei Skripal, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday. “Of course we will,” Lavrov told journalists when asked whether Moscow will respond in kind to the expulsion of Russian diplomats [...] The post Russia will ‘of course’ expel British diplomats – Lavrov appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsMar 16th, 2018Related News

UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting on poisoning of ex-spy

UNITED NATIONS – The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on Wednesday, March 14, at Britain's request to discuss the poisoning of a Russian former double agent in England. Britain will brief council members during the open meeting at 1900 GMT on the nerve agent that left ex-spy Sergei Skripal ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsMar 15th, 2018Related News

Russia warns of reprisals if UK acts over spy attack

LONDON, United Kingdom --- Russia warned Britain on Tuesday to expect reprisals if it announces sanctions over the poisoning of a former double agent, as the US and other allies joined London in demanding answers on how a Soviet-designed nerve agent was used in the attack. British Prime Minister Theresa May says Russia was "highly likely" to be behind the attack, giving Moscow until midnight Tuesday to provide answers on the March 4 poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia. In Moscow, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov insisted "Russia is not guilty", saying it was ready to cooperate with Britain but complaining that its request for samples of the nerve...Keep on reading: Russia warns of reprisals if UK acts over spy attack.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Mar 14th, 2018Related News

Russia ex-spy poisoning extremely worrying – Chemical weapons watchdog

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – The nerve agent poisoning of Russian former double agent Sergei Skripal in Britain was "extremely worrying", a global chemical weapons watchdog said Tuesday. "The recent report that two people became seriously ill in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland as a result ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsMar 13th, 2018Related News

Who poisoned Russ ex-spy?

LONDON -- British detectives were scrambling Thursday to uncover who poisoned a Russian former double-agent and his daughter with a nerve agent, as doctors battled to save their lives and that of a policeman who also fell ill after coming to their aid. Sergei Skripal, 66, who moved to Britain….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsMar 8th, 2018Related News