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Moscow says Japan must recognize all Kurils as Russian

MOSCOW, Russia – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday, January 14, after meeting his Japanese counterpart that Tokyo must recognize Moscow's sovereignty over all of the disputed ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 14th, 2019Related News

Putin says Western spy cases aimed at holding Russia back

MOSCOW, Russia – Russian President Vladimir Putin at his annual press conference on Thursday, December 20, dismissed spy scandals in the West as aimed at undermining the country's international standing. Putin cited the poisoning of former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury, which Britain has blamed on Russia , naming the two suspects in ........»»

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

Russia claims US ignoring outreach on nuclear disagreement

MOSCOW --- Russia wants to sit down with Pentagon officials for "open and specific" talks on alleged violations of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty, the Russian Defense Ministry said Saturday. The U.S. claims Russia is violating the INF treaty, and on Dec. 4 issued an ultimatum that Moscow come into compliance with the accord in 60 days, or else Washington will withdraw. Russia denies it's in breach of the treaty. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu sent his counterpart, U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis, a proposal for launching a dialogue three days ago, according to a statement Saturday. But Russia says it hasn't received any official reply from the Penta...Keep on reading: Russia claims US ignoring outreach on nuclear disagreement.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 15th, 2018Related News

Lisa Macuja-Elizalde’s ‘Cinderella’ is a generous spell of stage magic

After retiring from the stage, Lisa Macuja-Elizalde, artistic director of Ballet Manila (BM), found her voice in choreography. Backed by a strong creative team, she undertook the enormous task of creating her version of the popular fairy tale, "Cinderella," in 2016. This year, it was restaged at the Aliw Theater, playing to a full capacity audience of over 2,400 for the last show. It has been Elizalde's vision to make ballet, an arcane art, appreciated by people who have no understanding or appreciation of the culture. Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev's score can sound profound at times to the uninitiated. Hence, Elizalde worked with arranger Roy del Valle who picked up the salie...Keep on reading: Lisa Macuja-Elizalde’s ‘Cinderella’ is a generous spell of stage magic.....»»

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

Russian State Arms Exporter s Order Book Tops $50 bln

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - The order book of Russia's state arms seller Rosoboronexport (part of the state hi-tech corporation Rostec) has exceeded $50 billion, Rostec CEO Sergei Chemezov said on Thursday......»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsNov 2nd, 2018Related News

Russian State Arms Exporter s Order Book Tops $50 bln

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - The order book of Russia's state arms seller Rosoboronexport (part of the state hi-tech corporation Rostec) has exceeded $50 billion, Rostec CEO Sergei Chemezov said on Thursday......»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsNov 1st, 2018Related News

Bolton, in Russia for nuclear talks, meets defense minister

MOSCOW: US National Security Advisor John Bolton met Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu on Tuesday during a visit to Moscow, after President Donald Trump announced plans to withdraw from a...READ MORE The post Bolton, in Russia for nuclear talks, meets defense minister appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes ManilatimesCategory: Oct 23rd, 2018Related News

Russia’s Putin calls poisoned ex-spy ‘scumbag’, traitor

  MOSCOW --- President Vladimir Putin has called Sergei Skripal, the ex-spy who was poisoned with a military grade nerve agent in Britain, a traitor and a "scumbag."   It was the first time Putin directly condemned Skripal, who spent weeks hospitalized with his daughter after both were poisoned in the city of Salisbury in March. Britain put the blame squarely on Russia, but Moscow has denied any role in it.   Asked about sanctions on Russia triggered by the attack, Putin called the ex-spy "just a scumbag" who betrayed his country. He reiterated Russia's claim that it has nothing to do with the poisoning.   He said Wednesday the former agent was of no intere...Keep on reading: Russia’s Putin calls poisoned ex-spy ‘scumbag’, traitor.....»»

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

After Russia vote, anti-doping group calls WADA compromised

FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2016, file photo, Sergei Tetiukhin carries the flag of Russia during the opening ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The World Anti-Doping Agency.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsSep 23rd, 2018Related News

Defending champion Capitals have almost no camp competition

By Stephen Whyno, Associated Press ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — While smiles are in high supply at training camp for the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals, open jobs are not. Returning 18 of 20 the players who dressed in their Cup-clinching victory, the Capitals have almost no competition for roster spots going into the regular season. Barring injuries, the front office and coaching staff could pencil in probably 95 percent of the opening night roster before anyone hits the ice. "Obviously, I know our roster pretty well," general manager Brian MacLellan said Friday. "It's still going to be competitive on the fourth line. We're going to try to find a fourth line that we'd like to add a little bit more skill, a little more speed, and what we can do on the penalty kill." Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Braden Holtby and the rest of Washington's championship core remaining intact leaves the likes of Travis Boyd and newcomers Nic Dowd and Sergei Shumakov competing for fourth-line roles. MacLellan figures there will also be a competition between veteran Brooks Orpik and young defensemen Christian Djoos and Madison Bowey for playing time on the third pairing. That's a far cry from a year ago when the Capitals lost a handful of key contributors and were looking for someone — anyone — to step up and fill voids. Those voids don't exist this year given that only fourth-line center Jay Beagle and backup goaltender Philipp Grubauer aren't around. "You never know what's going to happen tomorrow because it's hockey stuff," Ovechkin said. "It's hard when your friends and when some of your teammates left, especially when you win the Cup, but there's a salary cap. ... It's hard to keep." It wasn't hard this time. The Capitals signed pending free agent defenseman John Carlson before he hit the market and re-signed playoff hero Devante Smith-Pelly and deadline pickup Michal Kempny. Their low turnover is similar to what the Pittsburgh Penguins had when they repeated as Cup champions. Todd Reirden replacing Barry Trotz as coach after four years as his top assistant is the biggest change. Reirden knows the roster as well as anyone and won't lie to players about opportunities, but he's trying to set them up to compete for spots that might come open because of injuries. "It's a different kind of competition," Reirden said. "You can't predict it, but all the players that are in camp, they know that there's competition. And whether that's competition for Day One of the season, Day 21 or 121 that there's a chance for them to be a part of a team that is the defending Stanley Cup champs." Dowd saw a chance to win a full-time job with the defending champions and jumped at the opportunity. The 28-year-old who has played for the Kings and Canucks wants to show he can bring everything Beagle did and provide some more offense. He's trying not to wonder every day in camp about where he stands in making the team. "I spent my first two to three years of pro hockey going into training camp trying to split the atom and trying to get in the minds of the coaches and, 'Why am I here, why I am there in the lineup, why am I this group, why am I in that group?'" Dowd said. "A lot of the time it makes no difference where you sit in practices and all that, and it just puts more stress on yourself in worrying about that." Most players at Capitals camp don't have much to worry about because they know where they'll be in October when the season starts. It's almost certain Pheonix Copley is Holtby's backup with prospect Ilya Samsonov in the American Hockey League with Hershey, and neither Bowey nor Djoos will be sent to the minors. Boyd, who played one playoff game during the Cup run, can't be sure and knows he's fighting for a job. "I didn't want to walk in here and think that I'm on the team," Boyd said. "I don't think I am. I definitely think that obviously there's some guys here that are good players too, trying to gain ahold of I guess the one or two spots that are open." NOTES: Carlson and center Lars Eller are nursing minor lower-body injuries that caused them to miss the first day of on-ice work. ... Reirden says the Capitals will take only a handful of veteran players to Boston for the preseason opener Sunday because the Bruins will have a big chunk of their team in China for exhibition games there......»»

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

Putin says Skripal poisoning suspects are not criminals

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia – Russia's Vladimir Putin said Wednesday, September 12, that two men Britain suspects of poisoning former spy Sergei Skripal with military-grade nerve agent had been identified as "civilians" and were not criminals. Putin urged the men to address the media saying there was "nothing criminal" about them, as he ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 12th, 2018Related News

Russia’s Lavrov condemns US ‘sanctions-first’ diplomacy

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia: Russia’s top diplomat Sergei Lavrov condemned US foreign policy on Wednesday, stoking tensions between the two powers by accusing Washington of imposing sanctions before it enters negotiations. Moscow has faced increasingly harsh punitive measures since angering the West and Kiev by annexing Crimea in 2014 and backing separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine. In [...] The post Russia’s Lavrov condemns US ‘sanctions-first’ diplomacy appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes ManilatimesCategory: Sep 12th, 2018Related News

Putin adviser: Never heard of poisoning suspects

  A senior adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin said he doesn't know the people whom Britain named as suspects in the poisoning of a former Russia spy.   British Prime Minister Theresa May said Wednesday that the two suspects behind the poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia work for Russia's military intelligence.   Putin's foreign policy adviser, Yuri Ushakov, told reporters in Moscow that the names of the two Russian men suspected in the poisoning "do not mean anything to me."   Ushakov pointed to the fact that British authorities mentioned that they think the men's names are aliases and wondered "why this has been done and what...Keep on reading: Putin adviser: Never heard of poisoning suspects.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 5th, 2018Related News

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