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Aeroflot cancels 14 flights on Friday due to bad weather

42 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
The airline is cancelling flights from Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport to Warsaw, Berlin, Helsinki, Frankfurt, Voronezh, Tallinn and Nizhny Novgorod
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Putin extends condolences to Iraqi president over ferry sinking victims

1 hour 13 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
The death toll has reached 85, according to the media
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More than 1 million people sign petition to cancel Brexit

1 hour 22 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
The Petitions Committee at the House of Commons reported that it hit the absolute record in the speed of signature collection
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Expert: Ukrainian prosecutor’s ‘untouchables’ spat with US envoy set up with Poroshenko

1 hour 23 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
According to Ruslan Bortnik, Kiev aggravated relations with ex-President Obama’s faction of the US establishment in order to try to strengthen relations with Trump’s current administration
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Russian Defense Ministry plans to buy over 100 Il-76MD-90A planes before 2030

1 hour 38 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
This is the main aircraft in Defense Ministry’s plans, the deputy prime minister said
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Karadzic trial shows bias and politicization of UN tribunal — Russian Foreign Ministry

1 hour 46 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Earlier, the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals in The Hague has increased Karadzic’s sentence to life in prison
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Russia’s Andrei Arshavin named among 34 ambassadors for 2020 UEFA Euro Cup

2 hours 7 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
The Russian forward is the three-time champion of Russia, the holder of Russia’s 2008 Super Cup, the Cup of the 2003 Premier League , the Cup of UEFA (2008) and the Super Cup of UEFA in 2008
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Russian space firm ready to boost Soyuz-MS production to 5 spacecraft a year

2 hours 12 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Currently, all of Russia’s manned launches are carried out aboard Soyuz-MS spacecraft
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Kalashnikov’s revenue up 280% in 2018

2 hours 15 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
The revenue totaled $267 million
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Moldovan president urges new parliament to respect Russian language, other ethnic groups

2 hours 30 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
The previous parliament sought to strip the Russian language of its special status as a language of international communication in Moldova
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At least 71 killed in Iraq ferry sinking

2 hours 51 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
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Su-27 jets did not chase away B-52 over Baltic Sea — US Air Force

2 hours 58 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Earlier in the day, the Russian Defense Ministry said two Sukhoi-27 fighters made a B-52 bomber turn away from the Russian border over the Baltic Sea
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Russian defense ministry invites NATO leadership to Moscow security conference

3 hours 21 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
The eighth Moscow Conference on International Security is set to be held on April 23-25
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Moscow to use new Russian TB vaccine in due time, vows health official

3 hours 41 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
The trials of the new vaccine take a lot of time, the deputy head of the Moscow City Health Department said
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Russian combat engineers get government awards for mine clearance in Laos

4 hours 7 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
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Russia to evaluate Ukrainian presidential election based on results, Lavrov says

4 hours 23 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
The Ukrainian presidential election is scheduled for March 31
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Holi 2019: India celebrates festival of colors

4 hours 38 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Holi festival is observed at the end of the winter season in India and other South Asian nations
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Petition to cancel Brexit gains more than 900,000 signatures

4 hours 41 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
The number of people wishing to support the specified petition is so high that this service fails to operate at times
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Unidentified arsonists torching Crimea’s forests, official says

4 hours 44 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Arson turned out to be the cause of at least two last year's large forest fires, near Yalta and Stary Krym
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Russian nuclear-powered container ship sets off for 1st voyage with Arctic LNG cargo

4 hours 46 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
The Sevmorput will deliver the output of Russian enterprises - pipes, metal frameworks, containers and building machinery
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Russian-Japanese trade rising, though abrupt jump is unlikely, says expert

5 hours 7 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
The expert believes that the program for acceleration of economic ties between the two countries offered by the Japanese PM can open up new cooperation areas
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NATO’s actions violate security indivisibility principle, Lavrov says

5 hours 33 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
The situation on the continent continues to be complicated, Russia's top diplomat noted
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Putin’s message to Assad devoted to bilateral ties, Syrian settlement, says Kremlin

5 hours 51 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
On March 19, Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu made a working trip to Damascus under the president’s instructions, and handed over the message
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Russian filmmakers plan to invite Milla Jovovich to star in chess movie

6 hours 13 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
The movie will tell a story of one of the most dramatic world chess championship matches that took place during the Soviet era
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Kremlin: Idea of uniting Russia, Belarus to keep Putin in power not under consideration

6 hours 23 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
According to the Kremlin spokesman, the Russian presidential administration has a heavy agenda, which particularly concerns the implementation of Putin’s May Decree
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Putin to hold negotiations with Lebanon’s president on March 26

6 hours 33 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
The talks will take place in Moscow
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Ukrainian sanctions cannot affect Crimea’s development anymore, authorities say

7 hours 1 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
On March 21, Pyotr Poroshenko signed the law to impose sanctions on 294 legal entities, 848 persons who took part in the Crimean Bridge construction and the organization of the Donbass' elections
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Moscow regrets redeployment of US B-52 bombers to Europe

7 hours 11 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Such actions by the United States breed more tensions, according to the Kremlin spokesman
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Ex-Bosnian Serb leader Karadzic brands Hague’s toughened sentence as ‘futile revenge’

7 hours 22 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
The former leader of the Bosnian Serbs stressed that the Serbian people won, which resulted in the creation of their own republic in Bosnia and Herzegovina
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China, Russia call on Syrians to search for way out of crisis through dialogue

7 hours 35 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
China's Foreign Ministry said that Beijing, Moscow were permanent UNSC members and strategic partners with"dialogue on regional and global issues and make joint contributions to ensuring global peace"
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Diplomat says NATO chief failed to show Lavrov any proof of Russia’s INF ‘violations’

7 hours 58 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
The United States argues that Russia violates the INF treaty and demands that Moscow should eliminate its ground-based cruise missile 9M729
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Russian space firm launches upgrade of shipborne telemetric system

8 hours 9 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
The Zefir-T system has been developed to receive and register telemetric data
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Ambassador’s untouchables: Poroshenko in hot seat over prosecutor’s claims against envoy

8 hours 14 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Earlier, Ukraine's general prosecutor said in an interview that in his first meeting with the US Ambassador to Ukraine, she handed him a list of "untouchable" individuals that should not be prosecuted
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Frigate Admiral Essen conducts drills in the Mediterranean

8 hours 21 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
The ships of this class have a displacement of about 4,000 tonnes, speed of 30 knots and endurance of 30 days
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Press review: NATO bid for Brazil may jolt BRICS and US eyes ‘Star Wars’ after INF failure

8 hours 29 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Top stories in the Russian press on Thursday
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Ukrainian interior minister rules out Saakashvili’s return

8 hours 39 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
State Border Service Speaker Oleg Slobodyan, in turn, said that border guards would not allow Saakashvili to enter Ukraine on April 1, the day after the presidential vote
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Russian space agency to adapt Soyuz-5 rocket for Sea Launch project — source

8 hours 42 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
The launches are carried out from the equatorial Pacific near Christmas Island
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The Sunhak Peace Prize Committee is accepting nominations for the 4th Sunhak Peace Prize

9 hours 29 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Call for Nominations for the 4th Sunhak Peace Prize
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San Marino does not impose sanctions against Russia, opposed to such steps

9 hours 32 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
On March 21, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is beginning the first ever visit in the history of diplomatic relations to the enclaved Republic of San Marino
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Two jets force US' B-52 bomber to move away from Russian border

9 hours 37 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
The Defense Ministry reported that the B-52 was flying over international waters of the Baltic Sea
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Trina Solar rolls out four new series of modules

9 hours 59 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
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ECHR rejects Jehovah's Witnesses request on interim measures after torture claims

10 hours 4 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
According to the ECHR’s practice, interim measures are urgent measures that apply only where there is "an imminent risk of irreparable harm"
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Poroshenko can’t win Ukrainian presidential election fairly, says Russian Duma speaker

10 hours 18 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
The Ukrainian presidential election is scheduled to take place on March 31
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Yakutia to present investment projects at Arctic forum

10 hours 48 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
According to the official, Yakutia will present construction of the Zhatai shipyard at the forum
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Russia, Syria urge Jordan to join effort on evacuating Rukban refugee camp

10 hours 49 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
The Jordanian leadership has opened the Nasib border crossing on the Syrian border, thus enabling more than 100,000 Syrians to come back to Syria
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Northern Sea Route’s development named as key topic on Arctic forum’s agenda

10 hours 58 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Northern Sea Route’s development is a key driver of the Arctic development, says official
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Snowmobile expedition team gets to Russia’s northernmost city

11 hours 2 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
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Kiev slaps sanctions on Russia’s lower house speaker

11 hours 35 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
The decision stems from Volodin's statements and the State Duma’s decision to set up a working group to analyze Ukraine’s damage to Crimea and Sevastopol
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Russian pair take silver at World Figure Skating Championships

12 hours 24 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
The gold went to China’s Wenjing Sui and Cong Han
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Human rights ombudsperson calls for ensuring fair trial for journalist jailed in Ukraine

12 hours 42 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
If found guilty, the journalist may face up to 15 years
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Russian human rights ombudsperson plans to visit UN General Assembly session

13 hours 7 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
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Red Cross doctors visit Russian journalist Vyshinsky in Ukrainian prison — ombudsperson

14 hours 37 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Russian human rights ombudsperson Tatyana Moskalkova said that Red Cross doctors described Kirill Vyshinsky's condition as satisfactory
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Moscow Conference on International Security to focus on situation in the Middle East

15 hours 10 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
The 8th Moscow Conference on International Security will be held on April 23-25 in Moscow
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Mechanized infantry thwart "enemy" offensive at drills in Russia's Far East

15 hours 23 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Over 1,600 servicemen are taking part in the drills, along with around 300 units of weapons and military equipment
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Venezuela to cover 70% of domestic demand for medicines — Maduro

16 hours 1 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said the remaining 30% of necessary medicines will be imported
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Special envoys for Afghanistan from US, Russia, China, EU to hold talks on March 21-22

16 hours 26 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
US Special Representative for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad will hold consultations with Russian, Chinese and EU diplomats on March 21-22 in Washington
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First flight of new Il-112V aircraft to take place in the next few weeks

17 hours 55 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
A source in the defense-industrial complex that the first flight of new Russian military transport aircraft Il-112V will take place at the end of March or start of April
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Moscow, Beijing urge to stamp out terrorism in Syria — Russia’s foreign ministry

18 hours 11 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Russian Presidential Special Representative for the Middle East and Africa Mikhail Bogdanov met with China’s Special Envoy for Syria Xie Xiaoyan on Wednesday
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Russian senior diplomat discusses Syria’s reconstruction with UNDP officials

18 hours 26 min ago - [CET/Central European Time]
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Vershinin met with Mirjana Spoljaric Egger, Director of the UNDP Regional Bureau for Europe and the CIS, and UNDP Country Director in Syria David Akopyan
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UK prime minister expresses regret over Brexit delay

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 23:56 - [CET/Central European Time]
UK Prime Minister Theresa May said that "it is high time we made a decision" on Brexit
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Russia's Central Bank to keep key rate at 7.75% — consensus forecast

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 23:49 - [CET/Central European Time]
Director of the Central Bank's department of monetary policy Alexey Zabotkin said the Central Bank will assess the effectiveness of two key rate increases in 2018 at the March 22 board meeting
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Bolivian president to discuss cooperation with Russia during visit — foreign minister

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 23:19 - [CET/Central European Time]
Bolivian Foreign Minister Diego Pary said that among topics that the Bolivian side wants to discuss in Moscow are "cooperation with Gazprom and investment into the Center for Nuclear Research"
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Immediate evacuation is last chance to save Rukban camp refugees — reconciliation center

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 22:44 - [CET/Central European Time]
Head of the Russian reconciliation center Viktor Kupchishin said there are currently around 40,000 people staying at the Rukban camp
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Russian ambassador confirms preparations underway for Austrian president’s visit to Moscow

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 22:14 - [CET/Central European Time]
Russia’s Ambassador in Vienna Dmitry Lyubinsky said that Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen will visit Moscow in the coming months
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Russia’s Lavrov discusses sustainable development goals with UN officials

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 21:31 - [CET/Central European Time]
UN High Commissioner for Refugees, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and Director-General of the UN Office at Geneva attended the working lunch with the Russian foreign minister
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Aeroflot luggage-less rates to provide premium services for less money

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 19:59 - [CET/Central European Time]
The airline plans to introduce the so-called "luggage-less" fares on flights to cities in Italy and Germany
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US Federal Reserve System keeps base interest rate at 2-2.5%

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 19:27 - [CET/Central European Time]
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Austrian president may visit Russia in May — source

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 19:12 - [CET/Central European Time]
On January 18, Putin wrote in his message of greetings to Van der Bellen that the Austrian president’s visit to Russia would help forge friendly ties between the two countries
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