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© RT Space-bound Russian android shows handyman skills Android robot FEDOR, likely to be part of Russian manned space missions starting 2021, has displayed impressive handyman skills.
20 ноября 2016
© vesti.ru Putin, Trump to normalise US-Russia ties Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump spoke on the phone on Monday and agreed on the need to normalise ties between Washington and Moscow.
15 ноября 2016
Sweden re-militarises Baltic island of Gotland Sweden's Baltic Sea island of Gotland is once again home to a permanent military presence.
14 сентября 2016
Goat polo, tug-of-war as Central Asia readies for Nomad Games In a melee of hooves and hands, a scrum of horseriders on the plains of Central Asia wrestle to get control of the ball.
29 августа 2016
Russia announces first Syria strikes from Iran base Russian warplanes on Tuesday flew a bombing run from an Iranian airstrip against jihadist groups in war-torn Syria.
16 августа 2016
Olympics: German weightlifting coach wants seven nations banned Germany's weightlifting coach has called for seven countries, including Kazakhstan, to be banned from international competition/
11 августа 2016
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Photo courtesy of tccb.gov.tr Russia-Turkey feud: from jet downing to making up Turkish President Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin hold their first meeting after Ankara's downing of a Russian warplane.
09 августа 2016
Shifting from Russia, Ukraine strikes US nuclear fuel deal Ukraine said Thursday it had reached an agreement with the US-based electric giant Westinghouse to build a nuclear fuel production unit.
05 августа 2016
Gold medal of Rio Olympics. Photo courtesy of news.e23.cn Olympics: Weightlifting's doping crackdown for Rio Overshadowed by the Russian Olympic doping scandal, the sport of weightlifting has been waging its own battle against drug cheats.
02 августа 2016
Photo courtesy of Macster.ru Police, cyber firms tackle 'ransomware' hacking threat Dutch police, Europol and a coalition of cyber security firms launched a new website Monday to fight a surge in "ransomware".
27 июля 2016
Photo courtesy of drugsmart.com Kazakhstan weightlifting team facing Rio ban over doping Kazakhstan, Russia and Belarus are to be suspended for one year by the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF).
23 июня 2016
Photo courtesy of old.vko.ru Russia to set up joint air defence system with ex-Soviet allies, including Kazakhstan Russia continues working on setting up a joint air defence system with all of its ex-Soviet military allies, including Kazakhstan.
13 июня 2016
Xinjiang residents must submit DNA for passports Residents of a border district in China's mostly Muslim region of Xinjiang must now provide DNA samples when applying for passports.
07 июня 2016
First shipment of US natural gas to EU arrives In a move which could lead to continental price wars and reduce Russian market domination, the first shipment of US natural gas to the European Union arrived.
27 апреля 2016
Russian coastal city of Kaliningrad. ©Reuters Lithuanian sentenced to 13 years for 'spying on Moscow' A Lithuanian national has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for spying on Moscow.
13 апреля 2016
Oil pipes. ©REUTERS / Sergei Karpukhin Ukraine adds Russian oil import ban to growing trade war Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk intends to introduce a ban on oil product imports from Russia.
06 апреля 2016
An armed British police officer (L) holds his automatic weapon as he stands on duty whilst a member of the The Life Guards sits on his horse during the Changing the Guard ceremony on Horseguards Parad After Brussels, spies debate security risks of Brexit The Brussels attacks have pushed security to the forefront of Britain's EU referendum campaign this week, as intelligence experts came out of the shadows to press the benefits and disadvantages of membership.
28 марта 2016
Caveman's best friends? Preserved Ice Age puppies awe scientists hunters searching for mammoth tusks discovered an Ice Age puppy's snout peeking out from the permafrost.
28 марта 2016
US and Russia to push Syrian political transition US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russia's President Vladimir Putin agreed to intensify the drive for a political settlement in Syria but remained divided over Bashar al-Assad's future.
25 марта 2016
Moscow begins withdrawal of military equipment from Syria Russia has begun to withdraw military equipment from Syria, the defence ministry said Tuesday.
15 марта 2016

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