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Russia's Novak will not attend Davos: energy ministry

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Energy Minister Alexander Novak will not fly to Switzerland to attend the Davos world economic forum due to changes in his schedule, an energy ministry spokeswoman told Reuters on Tuesday. Novak had previously told reporters in Brussels he would meet his Saudi counterpart Khalid al-Falih in Davos, if the minister were to attend. (Reporting by Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber and Vladimir Soldatkin; Writing by Polina Ivanova; Editing by Gareth Jones)
Tags: Science, Russia, Davos, Switzerland, Moscow, Brussels, Reuters, Novak, Vladimir Soldatkin, Khalid al Falih, Alexander Novak, Gabrielle Tetrault Farber, Polina Ivanova, Reuters Russia s Energy


No Punishment for Russia Over Delay on Doping Data

Russia missed the deadline for turning over data on its doping program by nearly three weeks. WADA decided that was not a problem.
Tags: News, Russia, Wada, Craig, Steroids, Reedie, World Anti-Doping Agency, Doping (Sports


Supreme Court releases censored appeal by foreign government

WASHINGTON (AP) — An unidentified foreign government is asking the Supreme Court to get involved in a case that may be part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation The justices on Tuesday granted the government’s request to file a censored version of an appeal to the high court in which the country is fighting […]
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Washington, Russia, Ap, Nation, Robert Mueller


The Latest: RUSADA welcomes WADA decision

Russia's anti-doping agency has welcomed a WADA decision not to reinstate a suspension after authorities handed over lab data past the deadline            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Russia, Ap, Wada, Rusada


Drunk Siberian man hijacks Moscow-bound plane, say Russian police

Man allegedly told crew he was armed and demanded diversion shortly after takeoffRussian police detained a drunken man whom they say threatened the crew of an passenger plane flying from a Siberian city to Moscow, forcing it to land shortly after takeoff.The Russian Investigative Committee said that the man told the Aeroflot crew that he was armed and demanded the diversion of the plane after it had taken off from the Siberian city of Surgut on Tuesday. The plane landed in the city of Khanty-Man...
Tags: Europe, Russia, World news, Moscow, Russian Investigative Committee, Surgut, Aeroflot, Khanty Mansiysk


Drunk man tried to hijack Moscow-bound jet, say Russian police

Passenger arrested after he forced pilots to divert plane, sparking terror alertA drunk passenger who attempted to hijack a Moscow-bound plane has been arrested, Russian officials have said. The Aeroflot flight from the Siberian city of Surgut suddenly made a 180-degree turn after take-off on Tuesday, sparking concerns of possible terrorism. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Russia, World news, Moscow, Aeroflot


Russia Says He’s a Spy. His Lawyer Says He Just Wanted Photos of a Cathedral.

Paul N. Whelan, a former United States Marine, was arrested after being given a thumb drive of state secrets, believing it to contain vacation pictures, his lawyer says.
Tags: News, Russia, United States, Whelan, Federal Security Service, United States Marine, United States International Relations, Espionage and Intelligence Services, Classified Information and State Secrets, Butina, Mariia, Paul N, Paul N Whelan


Supersonic bomber crashes in Russia

A Tupolev Tu-22M3 supersonic strike bomber has crashed in Russia's northwestern region of Murmansk.
Tags: News, Russia, Stories


Supersonic bomber crashes in Russia's northwest

A Tupolev Tu-22M3 supersonic strike bomber has crashed in Russia's northwestern region of Murmansk.
Tags: Russia, Cnn


Russia plane 'hijacking': Passenger jet bound for Moscow ordered to divert to Afghanistan

A Russian passenger plane bound for Moscow has been forced to land shortly after take-off following a suspected hijacking, officials said. [Author: Tom Batchelor]
Tags: Russia, Afghanistan, Moscow, Tom Batchelor


Kremlin 'optimistic' ahead of WADA doping ruling

Vladimir Putin's spokesman says Russia is "optimistic" ahead of a World Anti-Doping Agency ruling on whether the country's authorities met demands to turn over lab data            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Ap, Kremlin, Wada, World Anti Doping Agency


Accused US spy Paul Whelan found with Russian 'state secrets,' lawyer says

Paul Whelan, the US citizen accused of spying in Russia, was found with "evidence that constitutes state secrets," his state appointed lawyer told CNN on Tuesday.
Tags: Russia, US, Cnn, Paul Whelan


US man accused of spying was found with Russian 'state secrets,' lawyer says

Paul Whelan, the US citizen accused of spying in Russia, was found with "evidence that constitutes state secrets," his lawyer told CNN on Tuesday.
Tags: News, Russia, US, Cnn, Stories, Paul Whelan


Lucas Torreira’s rotational role under Unai Emery explained & Hector Bellerin injury timescale revealed

One of the biggest frustrations voiced by many Arsenal supporters is Unai Emery’s use of Lucas Torreira. Despite the Uruguayan proving a huge success since his arrival from UC Sampdoria, Emery has acquired a habit of benching him. However, Henry Winter of The Times has explained the reasoning behind the Spanish head coach’s management of Torreira. Torreira’s role at Arsenal questioned by supporters BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 25: David Brooks of AFC Bournemouth is tackled by Lucas Torreir...
Tags: David Brooks, London, Russia, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Premier League, Arsenal, Real Madrid, The Times, Henry Winter, Uruguay, Afc Bournemouth, Chelsea FC, Emirates Stadium, Arsenal Fc


Ukraine’s ex-PM announces presidential bid

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has announced her presidential bid. Opinion polls have placed the 58-year-old, who was the country’s prime minister between 2007 and 2010, as a front-runner in the presidential election set for March 31. Tymoshenko spent two-and-a-half years in prison for signing a gas deal with Russia, […]
Tags: News, Russia, Ukraine, Ap, Nation, Kiev Ukraine, Yulia Tymoshenko, Tymoshenko


State secrets were on US man during Russia arrest, says his lawyer

Paul Whelan, ex-marine accused of spying, may have been unaware of possessionA Russian lawyer for Paul Whelan, the US citizen accused of spying on Russia, has said his client was carrying state secrets when he was arrested in Moscow but may not have realised it.Whelan, an ex-marine, has been accused of an unspecified “act of espionage”, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Russia, US, UK News, World news, US news, Moscow, Espionage, Whelan, Paul Whelan


US man accused of spying in Russia may have had state secrets, says his lawyer

Moscow court orders Paul Whelan, an ex-marine who also holds a UK passport, to remain under arrest until 28 February A Russian lawyer for Paul Whelan, the US citizen accused of spying on Russia, has said his client was carrying state secrets when he was arrested in Moscow last month but may not have realised it.Whelan, an ex-marine who also holds a British passport, has been accused of an unspecified “act of espionage”, a charge that carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. Continue rea...
Tags: Europe, UK, Russia, US, UK News, World news, US news, Moscow, Espionage, Whelan, Paul Whelan




Russian religious regression creates opportunity for Protestant churches

Russia (MNN) -- Concerning news follows on the heels of Open Doors’ 2019 World Watch List release . For the first time in eight years, Russia is ranked as one of the world’s toughest places to be a Christian. This news might come as a surprise, given the prevalence of Christianity in Russia. According to Open Doors , Christians comprise approximately 82-percent of the total population. However, “it’s important to understand the landscape” and consider this update against that religious...
Tags: Asia, Russia, Moscow, Jesus, Orthodox Church, Protestant, Orthodox, Eric Mock, SGA, Mock, Slavic Gospel Association, Anastasia Zhenina


Russia And Japan Are Still At War — At Least On Paper

Japan's prime minister will be in Moscow Tuesday, amid speculation that Russia and Japan might be about to sign a peace treaty. The two countries have still not officially ended World War II.
Tags: Japan, News, Russia, Moscow


Paul Whelan: US spy suspect to remain in custody in Russia

Ex-US marine Paul Whelan was arrested last month on suspicion of spying - claims his family denies.
Tags: News, Russia, US, Paul Whelan


Kremlin ‘optimistic’ ahead of WADA doping ruling

MOSCOW (AP) — Vladimir Putin’s spokesman says Russia is “optimistic” ahead of a World Anti-Doping Agency ruling Tuesday on whether the country’s authorities met demands to turn over lab data. The WADA executive committee reinstated Russia’s anti-doping agency in September on condition the country turned over data from a Moscow laboratory. That could help WADA […]
Tags: News, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Sports, Ap, Nation, Olympics, Moscow, Kremlin, Wada, World Anti Doping Agency


Paul Whelan, American charged with espionage in Russia, found with evidence that constitutes state secrets

Paul Whelan, the US citizen accused of spying in Russia, was found with "evidence that constitutes state secrets," his lawyer told CNN on Tuesday.
Tags: Russia, US, Cnn, Paul Whelan


US man charged with spying in Russia found with evidence that constitutes state secrets, his lawyer says

Paul Whelan, the US citizen accused of spying in Russia, was found with "evidence that constitutes state secrets," his lawyer told CNN on Tuesday.
Tags: News, Russia, US, Cnn, Stories, Paul Whelan


Two ships catch fire in Kerch Strait near Crimea; deaths reported

At least 10 people died after two ships under the Tanzanian flag caught fire in the Kerch Strait near Crimea on Monday evening, according to Russia's state news agency TASS, citing the Russian Maritime Agency.
Tags: Europe, News, Russia, Crimea, TASS, Kerch Strait


Russia and Japan at odds over seven-decade-old Kuril Islands dispute

On Tuesday, the leaders of Japan and Russia will hold talks on what remains one of the world's longest-running unresolved international disputes.
Tags: Asia, Japan, News, Russia, Kuril Islands


Paul Whelan, American charged with espionage in Russia, will be in court Tuesday for a pretrial hearing

Paul Whelan, the US citizen accused of spying in Russia, will appear in court today for a pretrial hearing.
Tags: Russia, US, Cnn, Paul Whelan


Russia and Japan at odds over seven-decade-old Kuril Islands dispute

On Tuesday, the leaders of Japan and Russia will hold talks on what remains one of the world's longest-running unresolved international disputes.
Tags: Japan, Russia, Cnn, Kuril Islands


Russia, Ukraine to hold further gas talks in May

Russia and Ukraine will meet for further gas talks in May after an EU-mediated discussion in Brussels on Monday yielded no concrete results, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said.
Tags: Money, Russia, Eu, Ukraine, businessNews, Brussels, Russia Ukraine, Alexander Novak