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Tensions continue to shroud US-Russia relations amid tit-for-tats

Washington and Moscow are caught in a fresh round of tit-for-tat over recent US-imposed sanctions, which threatens to dim the silver lining in bilateral ties.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/10 19:31:43

Moscow to treat new US sanctions as act of economic war

Moscow considers Washington's new anti-Russia sanctions over the ex-spy poisoning as a declaration of economic war, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/10 17:44:59

Russia's nuclear-powered icebreaker Ural to be launched in May 2019

Russia's nuclear-powered icebreaker Ural is expected to be floated out in St. Petersburg in late May 2019, according to the Baltic Shipyard's press service on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/10 13:27:58

Six-day Portuguese wildfire no longer "active"

All "active fronts" of the wildfire that has been raging in Monchique, Portugal since Friday last week have been put out, the National Civil Protection Authority (ANPC) said on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/10 6:38:59

After wildfire tragedy, Greece establishes new civil protection mechanism

In the aftermath of the July 23 wildfire tragedy near Athens which resulted in 93 deaths, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced on Thursday the establishment of a new civil protection mechanism.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/10 6:30:56

Experts optimistic about Turkey-US compromise despite rising tension

Despite the rising tension in the Turkey-US ties due to Turkey's detention of a US pastor, Turkish experts remain optimistic that the two NATO allies could reach a compromise.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/10 6:19:51

New US sanctions may nullify outcome of Putin-Trump summit

Moscow criticized new US sanctions on Russia and vowed retaliation on Thursday in a fresh round of spats that could smother a glimmer of hope from a recent Putin-Trump meeting that bilateral ties may improve.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/10 6:15:54

Britain in race to launch 2,000 satellites into space by 2030

British Business secretary Greg Clark said Thursday Britain was poised to compete for the launch of an estimated 2,000 satellites by 2030.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/9 21:51:20

Overwhelming task

Firefighters watch burning trees as they combat a wildfire close to Monchique in the Portuguese Algarve, on Wednesday. Wildfires scorched across Portugal's southern Algarve region, threatening more villages as the country's prime minister warned the blaze could burn for days before being brought under control. Photo: VCG
Source: VCG | 2018/8/9 21:43:41

New US sanctions "unfriendly," says Kremlin

The US decision to impose new sanctions on Russia is an unfriendly move and inconsistent with the constructive atmosphere created after the recent Putin-Trump meeting, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/9 20:00:20

Polish brewery that created vagina beer: we plan variety of BDSM-series drinks

Just over a week ago, the world's first vagina beer was introduced to the wider public, quickly gaining popularity due to a steaming hot advertising campaign by the Polish brewery "The Order of Yoni."
Source: | 2018/8/9 19:51:17

Political activist on Corbyn anti-semitism accusations: 'silly season hysteria'

The deputy leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party increased pressure on its leader, Jeremy Corbyn, over anti-Semitism on Sunday, saying the party could "disappear into a vortex of eternal shame" unless he tackled a growing crisis. Sputnik spoke to Peter Reynolds, Writer and Political Activist about this.
Source: | 2018/8/9 19:32:31

How Russia recognized the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia

In August 2008, when hostilities broke out in South Ossetia and the Kodori Gorge and when Russia subsequently recognized the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, Sergei Shamba was the Abkhazian foreign minister; he later became prime minister.
Source: | 2018/8/9 18:58:56

Whim of nature: watch tornado descend on lake in northwestern Russia

A twister was spotted over Lake Ladoga in Russia's Leningrad region on August 6, allowing the residents of the village of Zaostrovie to witness a rare natural occurrence.
Source: | 2018/8/9 18:41:53

New Russian steel to increase service life of oil pipelines

Researchers for NUST MISiS, together with Severstal and Bardin Central Research Institute for Ferrous Metallurgy, have developed a new steel alloy for oil pipelines.
Source: | 2018/8/9 18:35:01

Kremlin confirms Trump's letter to Putin handed through diplomatic channels

A letter from US President Donald Trump to Russian President Vladimir Putin has been handed to the Russian side through diplomatic channels, but the Kremlin has not read it yet, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov confirmed Wednesday.
Source: | 2018/8/9 18:31:31

4 Russian National Guard servicemen killed in avalanche

Four Russian National Guard (Rosgvardia) servicemen were killed in an avalanche in Caucasus mountains, Sputnik news agency reported Wednesday, citing a Rosgvardia statement.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/9 10:20:25

German authorities search for cause of major fire on high-speed rail line

German authorities continued their search for the cause of a major fire which broke out along the Cologne-Frankfurt high-speed railway line, a spokesperson of Deutsche Bahn, Germany's biggest train operator, told reporters on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/9 7:04:48