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First super-fast 5G network launched in Russia
Russian telecom operator MTS has announced that some of its customers will be able to access the company’s first 5G network in more than a dozen areas around the Russian capital.
Why Moscow is the perfect city for a winter break
Moscow in winter has a special charm. There are plenty of sights and activities to explore, from skating in Europe's largest ice rink to discovering the palaces and parks of times gone by.
US to Rely on Russia for Oil Under Biden, Trump Says as He Predicts 'Energy Disaster' for America
Speaking at a Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) event in Orlando on Sunday, Donald Trump lashed out at President Joe Biden's recent move to return to the Paris Climate Accord. According to the ex-POTUS, the decision disrupt...
Malaysia investigating spouse of ex-central bank boss over 1MDB funds
Malaysian police said on Wednesday it was investigating the husband of the country’s former central bank head for allegedly receiving funds linked to 1MDB, a state fund at the centre of a massive corruption scandal.
"Don't Play With Fire": Russia On US Sanctions Over Critic's Poisoning
Washington had imposed penalties in a coordinated action with the European Union as US intelligence concluded that Moscow orchestrated the near fatal poisoning of Alexei Navalny.
Major Internet Companies Must Comply With Russian Law, Upper House Speaker Says
Measures are needed that would force foreign IT giants to comply with Russian laws and fulfill the demands of Russian media watchdog Roskomnadzor, Russian upper house speaker, Valentina Matviyenko, told Sputnik.
Russia launches satellite to monitor climate in Arctic
Russia launched its space satellite Arktika-M on Sunday on a mission to monitor the climate and environment in the Arctic amid a push by the Kremlin to expand the country's activities in the region.
Congo-Brazzaville Strongman Buys Secret Weapons Haul from Azerbaijan
Congo-Brazzaville’s repressive government has quietly bought an arsenal from Azerbaijan. Opponents of President Denis Sassou-Nguesso say one recent cache is designed to tighten his grip on the nation.
EU agrees further sanctions on Russia over Alexei Navalny's jailing
EU foreign ministers agree more sanctions on Russia over the jailing of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny using a new human rights mechanism, chief diplomat Josep Borrell confirms.
Kremlin critic Navalny loses appeal and is found guilty of defamation
The opposition leader, who returned to Russia in January after being treated for Novichok poisoning in Germany, appeared before a Moscow court in two separate cases on Saturday.
Joe Biden Ditches Donald Trump's G7 Invite To Russia: White House
"I don't think we are making new invitations to Russia or reiterating new invitations to Russia," Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters traveling with Joe Biden on Air Force One.
Russian grandma, 91, proves it's never too late to travel the world solo
Elena Erkhova was a walking embodiment of the fact that adventure has no age limit.
Two journalists, 23 and 27, get two years in jail for live-streaming a protest in Belarus
A court in Belarus sentenced two journalists with the independent Belsat TV channel to two years in prison for live-streaming a demonstration, their employer and Belarussian Association of Journalists said in statements following the cou...
Crisis looms for the EU as Covid, Brexit, borders and Russia expose poor leadership and major rifts at the heart of the bloc
The European Union is in a tailspin as member states ignore diktats on common action over the coronavirus, a senior figure accuses boss Ursula von der Leyen of wrecking UK ties, and MEPs call on the foreign policy chief to quit.
Son of Russian Railways Official Owns European Real Estate Empire
A 33-year-old Russian man who runs no known profitable businesses secretly owns European real estate and other assets worth at least 50 million euros, corporate records from Luxembourg show.
Elon Musk asks Putin if he wants to have a conversation on Clubhouse
Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Saturday asked Russian President Vladimir Putin if he was interested in having a conversation on Clubhouse, the up-and-coming social media platform that connects people via audio chat rather than posting status upd...
Despite the pandemic, Uzbekistan’s privatisation plans forge ahead
The government of Uzbekistan has surprised international economists by announcing plans to forge ahead in 2021 with its ambitious privatisation plans, despite the global Covid-19 pandemic.
Is Kazakhstan capable of transitioning to democracy?
In the dramatic ‘reveal’ of Roman Polanski’s Chinatown, the lead character, private dick Jake Gittes (Jack Nicholson) violently extracts the identity of the young girl hidden in the house of Evelyn Mulwray (Faye Dunaway). Evelyn, after b...
Biden administration signals it will continue to pursue extradition of the journalist Julian Assange from U.K.
Assange, an Australian journalist and human rights activist, faces up to 175 years in prison in the United States for exposing war crimes to the public.
Lockdown who? Six60 fronts biggest live event in the world tonight in New Zeland
Wellington is hosting one of - if not the biggest - live event in the world on Saturday when Six60 headlines an all-Kiwi show in front of more than 30,000 fans.
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