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Russia blasts ‘unacceptable’ new US sanctions

MOSCOW -- The Kremlin on Thursday branded as "unacceptable" new US sanctions against Russia over its alleged role in a nerve agent attack on a former spy, as the ruble and Russian stocks tumbled. The action by the US State Department is the latest salvo in a series of disputes between the rival powers, and comes less than a month after US President Donald Trump met his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Helsinki. The State Department said Wednesday the new sanctions were in response to "the use of a 'Novichok' nerve agent in an attempt to assassinate UK citizen Sergei Skripal" -- who was a Russian double agent -- and his daughter Yulia on English soil in March. They are a...Keep on reading: Russia blasts ‘unacceptable’ new US sanctions.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Aug 9th, 2018Related News

US hits Russia with sanctions over nerve agent attack in Britain

  Washington, United States -- The United States said Wednesday it was imposing new sanctions on Russia over Moscow's involvement in the use of a "lethal" nerve agent in the attempted killing of a former spy in Britain. The State Department said the sanctions were in response to "the use of a 'Novichok' nerve agent in an attempt to assassinate UK citizen Sergei Skripal" -- who was a double agent -- and his daughter Yulia in March. The action is aimed at punishing President Vladimir Putin's government for having "used chemical or biological weapons in violation of international law," State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement.   The new sa...Keep on reading: US hits Russia with sanctions over nerve agent attack in Britain.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Aug 9th, 2018Related News

‘Unknown substance’ hospitalizes 2 in UK

LONDON, United Kingdom — British police said Wednesday that two people are in a critical condition in a Salisbury hospital after being exposed to an “unknown substance,” just a short distance from where former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter were poisoned. The two patients “are both currently receiving treatment for suspected exposure to […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsJul 5th, 2018Related News

Akinfeev stars as Russia knocks out Spain on penalties

MOSCOW, Russia – Russia captain Igor Akinfeev saved two penalties in a dramatic shootout as the World Cup hosts dumped title contenders Spain out in the last 16 following a 1-1 draw. Veteran Russia centerback Sergei Ignashevich gifted Spain the opening goal on 12 minutes in Moscow when he unwittingly turned ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJul 1st, 2018Related News

Russia defeats Spain in shootout at World Cup

By GRAHAM DUNBAR,  AP Sports Writer MOSCOW (AP) — Russia shockingly eliminated Spain from the World Cup, surviving two hours of dominance by the 2010 champions in a 1-1 draw and then winning a penalty shootout 4-3. Russia's captain and goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev saved spot-kicks from Jorge "Koke" Resurreccion and Iago Aspas, and four of his teammates all scored. Spain dominated the ball during the game — completing more than 1,000 passes — but was too passive against a well-organized Russian defense. Spain led in the 12th minute when captain Sergio Ramos helped force Russia's Sergei Ignashevich into an own goal when his back was turned to the play. The 38-year-old defender diverted a crossed ball into the net with his heel. An error in Spain's defense let Russia level in the 41st, after Gerard Pique's raised arm blocked a header by Artyom Dzyuba at a corner. Dzyuba's penalty kick fooled goalkeeper David De Gea to dive the wrong way. Russia next plays Croatia or Denmark who play later Sunday. The quarterfinal is on Saturday evening in Sochi......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 1st, 2018Related News

Top US, Russian diplomats to meet before Trump-Putin summit

MOSCOW (AP) --- Moscow says the top Russian and US diplomats are likely to meet to set the stage for a summit between President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump. Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is likely to meet with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo within two weeks. Ryabkov said in remarks carried by Russian news agencies Thursday that Moscow already has made a proposal regarding the specifics of the meeting and is waiting for Washington's answer. Trump told reporters that he'll probably meet with Putin during a July trip to Europe. He mentioned Helsinki, Finland, and Vienna, Austria, as possible venues, adding that he...Keep on reading: Top US, Russian diplomats to meet before Trump-Putin summit.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jun 28th, 2018Related News

Russia brushes off possibility of G8 return

MOSCOW, Russia – Russia has not asked to rejoin the group of the world's leading economies and is perfectly happy working with the larger G20, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday, June 9, a day after US President Donald Trump called for Russia's return. Lavrov said on national television that ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJun 9th, 2018Related News

Meeting in Moscow

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