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US looking at options in case no evidence of chemical attack in Syria is found — diplomat

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 23:03
The United States, the UK and France have earlier delivered airstrikes in response to an alleged chemical attack in Syria’s Douma

Russian diplomat calls US strike on Syria 'treacherous act of aggression'

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 22:43
"A serious blow has been delivered on prospects for political settlement in the country that has been suffering from a severe domestic conflict for seven years," a Russian diplomat said

Declining ruble rate poses problem for Italian export — expert

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 22:41
"Introduction of an embargo on import of Italian wine to Russia or an increase of duties would inflict a significant damage to the industry," he said

EU foreign ministers discuss relations with Russia away from sanctions — official

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 22:39
The ministers reaffirmed the five principles of building relations with Russia endorsed in March 2016

Inter-Korean summit seen as overture to Kim Jong-un’s meeting with Trump, expert says

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 21:00
Any outcome of the summit with Pyongyang will do for Washington, even its complete failure, expert notes

No alternative to UN in modern world, says Russian diplomat

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 20:36
Despite speculation that the United Nations is losing its significance, it continues to work resolving many problems that are "out of the public eye," the diplomat says

Germany starts discussing gas transport system options with consideration of Nord Stream 2

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 20:30
Germany authorized implementation of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project in its territory earlier

Skripal’s health is improving — UK National Health Service

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 20:05
Sergei Skripal is no longer in a critical condition

‘Red Machine’ forward Ilya Kovalchuk to skip 2018 IIHF World Championship in Denmark

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 20:02
Kovalchuk plays as the forward for SKA club of the Russia-based Continental Ice Hockey League (KHL) and is the gold medal winner of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea

Russian Football Union, FIFA probe jointly reported racist chants at St. Petersburg match

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 19:34
Russian deputy PM told TASS that the Russian football authorities would fully cooperate with the FIFA to establish reported acts of racist chants during the friendly match between Russia and France

US and its allies not interested in objective Syria probe — Russia's OPCW envoy

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 18:51
The United States, the UK and France said the strikes had been a response to an alleged chemical attack in Syria’s Douma

US, UK, France strikes trigger refugee flows, says Russian OSCE envoy

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 18:18
The attack came without the blessing of the UN Security Council, in flagrant violation of its Charter, the Russian diplomat pointed out

Russia's Arctic ore mining district attractive for investors, experts note

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 18:15
Back in the 1930s, resources of copper-nickel ores were found near Monchegorsk, and at that time the government took the decision to build a mining and metallurgical plant there

Moscow will get tough on US, if ‘red lines’ in Syria are crossed, vows Russian senator

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 17:29
The senator added that the Syrian crisis is complicating Russian-American relations right now

Russia surprised by OSCE’s silence following missile strike against Syria, says ambassador

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 17:00
The United States, the UK and France said the strikes were a response to an alleged chemical weapons attack in Douma

Expert highlights threat of new strikes against Syria

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 16:57
Each time they may be more powerful, Maxim Suchkov said

NBA official lauds Prokhorov’s Brooklyn Nets deal as one of major in US-based association

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 16:56
Prokhorov’s deal with Joe Tsai, he said, turned out to be one of the major ones for the Russian business in the West recently

Djukanovic’s win is Montenegro’s ‘irreversible’ shift towards West, Russian senator says

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 16:41
Djukanovic secured 54.15% of the votes, while his key rival Mladen Bojanic, representing several opposition parties, came in second with 33.24%

Yerevan police employ riot control methods to rein in opposition-sparked protesters

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 16:18
On Tuesday, Armenians will go to the polls to elect the nation’s prime minister

OPCW refuses to divulge information on its labs

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 15:55
On April 12, the OPCW released a report confirming London’s findings that the Skripals had been poisoned with a nerve agent, but did not provide any information on the name or origin of said agent

The battle to beat the block: Telegram’s attorneys see success in court efforts

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 15:43
One of the goals set by Telegram's founder was postponing the decision on the messenger’s blocking at least until the end of 2017

Russia’s 2018 FIFA World Cup transport infrastructure '90% ready'

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 15:37
The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicks off in 58 days with the opening match in Russia's capital

State Duma to study bill on Russia’s retaliatory sanctions at first reading on May 15

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 15:25
The government "is vested with the authority to introduce some measures, both economic and political ones, chiefly directed at the removal by the US of the so-called unfriendly acts"

Russian Central Bank considering more restrictions on foreign currency borrowing

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 14:53
Last week Russian stocks had their biggest drop since March 2014

Russia, Turkey to cooperate despite different stance on US strikes against Syria — Kremlin

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 14:53
The Kremlin spokesman has commented on a recent statement from French President Emmanuel Macron

Moldovan leader alarmed by strikes on Syria

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 14:42
On April 14, warplanes and warships of the US, the UK and France carried out missile strikes on Syria

No discussion on possible Putin-Trump meeting yet — Kremlin

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 14:21
The Kremlin says Russia and the US are not discussing any possible meeting between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump

Lavrov: Russia-West relations are worse than in Cold War era

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 14:09
Russia's top diplomat voiced the hope people in the West were aware of how precarious this situation was

Russia to showcase super maneuverable fighter jets at Malaysia defense exhibition

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 13:35
Aviation is a priority in the structure of Russia’s exports to South-East Asian countries

Clashes underway in Douma between Syria’s National Guard and militants

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 13:26
The Russian Defense Ministry earlier reported that the evacuation of militants from Douma had been completed on April 13

Russian owner of NBA Brooklyn Nets Prokhorov says ‘happy’ with 49-percent stake sale

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 13:20
The sale of the 49% stake was unanimously approved by the NBA Board of Governors last Thursday

Pressure chamber reportedly used for training first man in space stolen in Moscow

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 13:19
Law enforcement sources told TASS the chamber had been stolen late last week

Swiss Spiez Laboratory ‘bound to OPCW for confidentiality’, says spokesperson

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 13:12
Spiez Laboratory’s head of Strategy and Communication gave no comment on information that the samples from Salisbury contained BZ nerve agent, part of chemical arsenals of NATO countries

Japan’s minister of economy to visit Russia in May

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 12:45
Japan’s Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Hiroshima Seko plans to visit Russia in May

Russia will not interfere with OPCW experts’ work in Syria — Russian permanent mission

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 12:33
An OPCW meeting devoted to the possible use of chemical weapons in Syria is being held in The Hague on Monday

Russia’ telecom watchdog starts blocking Telegram messenger

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 12:09
The watchdog has received the court's ruling

General director of Renault in Romania will become president of Russia’s Avtovaz

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 12:00
The general director of Renault in Romania, Yves Karakatzanis, will take up the post of president of AvtoVAZ from June 1, 2018

Russian defense firm unveils new air-launched rocket at Malaysia arms show

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 11:43
The DSA-2018 international exhibition runs in Kuala-Lumpur on April 16-19

Highlights of Miss Russia 2018 beauty pageant

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 10:24
Yulia Polyachikhina from the Chuvash Region won the Miss Russia national beauty pageant this year

Syrian conflict may last for decades, expert says

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 10:22
The Syrian conflict may be worse than the Palestinian-Israeli one, according to Valery Garbuzov

Montenegro’s veteran politician Milo Djukanovic wins presidential election

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 10:22
Milo Djukanovic, who has dominated Montenego’s politics for the past 27 years, has secured victory in the first round of the presidential election

Yerevan protesters blocked center demonstrating against ex-president's candidacy for PM

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 09:25
Armenia’s new President Armen Sarkissian, who used to serve as Armenia’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom, was elected by the parliament on March 2

Alcohol poisoning death rate in Russia declines

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 08:43
Russia’s alcohol poisoning death rate has declined by 25% since the retail sales of alcohol-containing non-food products and food supplements were banned

Russian expert comments on Western strikes against Syria

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 07:11
An expert believes the Us-led coalitions strikes affect the Astana peace process

Czech PM changes stance on Syria strikes after conversation with president

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 06:08
On Saturday, Andrej Babis said that the the strike on the Syrian regime, which has been targeting civilians with chemical weapons, was inevitable

Kerch Strait bridge to help arrange transit of goods between Russia, Syria

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 05:59
Asad listened with interest to our suggestions to arrange a sea route between Sevastopol and Tartus," Dmitry Belik said

Trump misled by aides on number of Russian diplomats to be expelled

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 05:49
On March 16, Washington expelled 60 Russian diplomats, including 48 embassy staff and 12 members of Russia’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations

Chinese experts say strike on Syria political step not aimed at escalation

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 04:58
In their opinion the recent attack on Syria was nothing more than a demonstration of power

Trump points to constitutional authority to order missile strikes on Syria

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 03:29
In order to cool the criticism, Trump did send a notification to Congress two days after the attack on Syria had taken place

Isinbayeva calls on IAAF to fight doping instead of playing political games

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 02:50
The IAAF suspended the ARAF in November 2015, following an investigation based on assertions related to an alleged state-sponsored doping system in Russia

UK’s air strikes on Syria cannot be viewed as humanitarian intervention

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 01:32
The specific arguments used by the UK in support of its position confirm this further," the embassy added

UK hopes to ensure Russia’s support for new UNSC draft resolution on Syria

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 01:12
"I hope, even at this late stage, that Russia would still come back and would still help us resolve this crisis," said the UK’s Ambassador to the UN Karen Pierce

German top diplomat expects RF to make constructive contribution to resolving Syria issue

TASS [Russian State News] - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 01:09
According to Heiko Maas, the missile attack on Syria at least made it clear for all parties that not only an opportunity but also the need has arisen to launch a political process

RF to work only with those countries that are ready to develop bilateral ties - Tolstoy

TASS [Russian State News] - Sun, 04/15/2018 - 23:59
Deputy speaker of the Russian State Duma lower parliament house, Pyotr Tolstoy said that "If they don’t want to work together, Russia, on its part, will also close doors to colleagues from the USA

Strike on Syria has demonstrated West’s silliness, says Czech president

TASS [Russian State News] - Sun, 04/15/2018 - 22:48
According to the Czech leader, Saturday’s strike on Syria by the US, Great Britain and France has dramatically destabilized the situation in that country that had begun to show signs of improvement

Over 59,000 return to their homes in Eastern Ghouta - Russian reconciliation center

TASS [Russian State News] - Sun, 04/15/2018 - 22:22
During the day, as many as 133 Syrians received medical assistance from Russian military doctors

Macron says dialogue with Russia, Turkey and Iran on Syria is needed

TASS [Russian State News] - Sun, 04/15/2018 - 22:21
According to the French leader, Saturday’s operation in Syria was successful

Macron confirms plans to visit Russia in May

TASS [Russian State News] - Sun, 04/15/2018 - 21:25
Macron was invited to have a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg Economic Forum in May

Montenegro’s ex-MP and president Milo Djukanovic winning presidential polls

TASS [Russian State News] - Sun, 04/15/2018 - 21:00
Montenegro’s presidential office was contested by seven candidates

International organizations undergoing durability test over Skripal case - diplomat

TASS [Russian State News] - Sun, 04/15/2018 - 20:58
The OPCW published on Thursday a report on the results of its investigation into the Salisbury incident

US’ new sanctions to punish Russia for mere fact of its presence on global arena

TASS [Russian State News] - Sun, 04/15/2018 - 18:57
"This is exactly how they worded these sanctions: for Russia’s role in international affairs," Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman stressed

Russian senior diplomat, Palestinian president discuss Palestinian-Israeli settlement

TASS [Russian State News] - Sun, 04/15/2018 - 18:38
The meeting took place on Saturday in the Saudi city of Dhahran ahead of the 29th summit of the Arab League

US, UK, France embark on course towards political domination over others

TASS [Russian State News] - Sun, 04/15/2018 - 17:39
According to the Russian diplomat, initiatives coming from these countries often run counter to international law and only hinder Syrian settlement

Putin, Rouhani discuss situation in Syria after missile strike - Kremlin

TASS [Russian State News] - Sun, 04/15/2018 - 16:12
The two leaders agreed that the strike is adversely impacting prospects for political settlement in Syria

Attempts to make pariah country of Russia doomed to failure - Russian UN envoy

TASS [Russian State News] - Sun, 04/15/2018 - 15:25
Countries that are blaming Russia for the use of warfare toxic agent in the UK are seeking to weaken Moscow’s role on the global arena, Vasily Nebenzya said

Russia has fitting response to any US attempts to exert pressure on it - Foreign Ministry

TASS [Russian State News] - Sun, 04/15/2018 - 14:18
The arms race in the world has become a dangerous reality, Vladimir Yermakov said

Assad favors using Russia’s experience to organize multi-party elections - lawmaker

TASS [Russian State News] - Sun, 04/15/2018 - 13:15
Sergei Zheleznyak said the Syrian leader noted that Russia is a multi-confessional state

Assad spoke highly of Soviet weapons after Syria strike - Russian lawmaker

TASS [Russian State News] - Sun, 04/15/2018 - 13:02
Dmitry Sablin quoted Assad saying Syria countered American aggression with Soviet missiles manufactured in the 1970s

About $400 bln required to restore Syria’s economy, Assad says

TASS [Russian State News] - Sun, 04/15/2018 - 12:40
Syrian President added that he does not expect ot see Western oil and gas companies in the country

Russia ready to develop cooperation with Arab League - Putin

TASS [Russian State News] - Sun, 04/15/2018 - 10:40
The President expressed hope that Russia and Arab League will contribute to intensifying the political settlement in Syria and Iraq

Western countries should not label Russia as enemy - German president

TASS [Russian State News] - Sun, 04/15/2018 - 10:08
Frank-Walter Steinmeier noted that the Sailsbury incident gave rise to concern

Talks on Western UN draft resolution on Syria to begin April 16 - source

TASS [Russian State News] - Sun, 04/15/2018 - 08:32
The source didn't specify when the draft resolution’s co-authors are going to put it to vote

Expert: rejection of Russian draft resolution on Syria in UNSC was predictable

TASS [Russian State News] - Sun, 04/15/2018 - 07:40
Head of the Center for Public and Media Relations at the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies Igor Pshenichnikov noted that the US, the UK and France have all means to influence their allies

Strikes conducted by US and its allies undermine negotiations on Syria - Russian envoy

TASS [Russian State News] - Sun, 04/15/2018 - 06:05
Alexander Lukashevich said that the US, the UK and France have conducted an armed and unprovoked attack

Ceasefire taskforce to discuss situation in Syria on April 16

TASS [Russian State News] - Sun, 04/15/2018 - 03:47
An urgent session will be carried out at Russia’s initiative

France, US, UK launch joint draft resolution on Syria

TASS [Russian State News] - Sun, 04/15/2018 - 02:58
Resolution demands immediate investigation into chemical attacks

Yulia Polyachikhina from Chuvash Region wins Miss Russia 2018 beauty pageant

TASS [Russian State News] - Sun, 04/15/2018 - 02:09
The final stage of the pageant was held at the Barvikha concert hall on Saturday

US launches Atlas V rocket with two military satellites

TASS [Russian State News] - Sun, 04/15/2018 - 01:46
The launch began at 02:13 Moscow time on Sunday

At least 20 people killed in explosion in Syria’s Aleppo — media

TASS [Russian State News] - Sun, 04/15/2018 - 00:30
According to Turkish TV channel CNN Turk, the explosion shook an Iranian training camp in southern Aleppo

In phone talk with Erdogan Putin calls US strikes gross violation of UN Charter

TASS [Russian State News] - Sat, 04/14/2018 - 22:37
The two heads of state think it is necessary to intensify bilateral cooperation to get ahead with the political solution in Syria

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