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Dutch Court of Appeal backs Russia’s right to Stolichnaya, Moskovskaya vodka brands

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 16:26
The court ruled that the Luxembourg based Spirits International company should stop selling vodka under the Stolichnaya brand in the Benelux countries

Antimonopoly watchdog refuses to open case against Yandex.Taxi based on Gett complaint

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 16:22
Vedomosti newspaper wrote earlier that Gett taxi service asked to check activities of Yandex.Taxi

Macron amuses China with Chinese lesson

BBC - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 16:19
French President Emmanuel Macron tried to learn to say "make the planet great again" in Chinese.

Analysis: With Koreas talking again, should US be worried?

AP - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 16:18
TOKYO (AP) — North Korea is starting off the new year with a fresh diplomatic initiative aimed at wooing South Korea ahead of its hosting of next month's Winter Olympics. But it's sticking to a decidedly harsh — and familiar — message for U.S. President Donald Trump: back off and let Koreans solve their own problems. 2018-01-09T10:16:19-05:00 2018-01-09T10:08:34-05:00
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Venue for Korea talks is potential flash point inside border

AP - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 16:18
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The two Koreas' rare high-profile talks Tuesday took place at the jointly controlled area inside the world's most heavily fortified border — the same place where North Korean soldiers recently sprayed bullets at a colleague who was making a daring dash for freedom. 2018-01-09T10:16:19-05:00 2018-01-09T10:14:23-05:00
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Formidable mysteries of 2017 unlikely to be unraveled in 2018

PRAVDA.RU [ Russian ] - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 16:12
Throughout 2017, many people living on different continents could hear a low, howling camerton-like sound coming from under the ground

Siberian nuclear physics institute reaches deal to supply accelerators to India

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 16:11
The Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics has clinched a deal with an Indian cable producer, Siechem, for the supply of four electron accelerators in 2018 to the tune of roughly $3 mln

Bomb targeting police kills 6 in Pakistan

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 16:07
Police in Pakistan say a bomb targeting a police truck has killed six people and wounded 17 in the city of Quetta.

German given 3½ year sentence over Hamburg G20 riot

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 16:07
A man has been sentenced to 3½ years in prison for throwing a bottle at police officers during the riots that accompanied last year’s Group of 20 summit in Hamburg — the highest sentence yet over the disturbances.

Egypt court jails 262 for offences at 2013 Cairo sit-in

REUTERS - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 16:02
CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court jailed 262 people from three years to life on Tuesday for security-related offences during a 2013 sit-in protest against the ousting of former president Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood, judicial sources said.

North Korea to join Olympics in South Korea as tensions ease

AP - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 16:02
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The rival Koreas took steps toward reducing their bitter animosity during rare talks Tuesday, as North Korea agreed to send a delegation to next month's Winter Olympics in South Korea, hold talks on lowering tension along their border and reopen a military hotline. 2018-01-09T10:01:57-05:00 2018-01-09T09:57:58-05:00
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Japan kayaker banned after spiking Olympic rival's drink

BBC - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 15:57
Sports officials say Yasuhiro Suzuji had a history of sabotaging competitors.

North Korea says it will not discuss nuclear arms in talks with South

REUTERS - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 15:51
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said on Tuesday it would not discuss its nuclear weapons in coming talks with Seoul because they were aimed only at the United States, not its "brethren" in South Korea.

Face of Defense: Basic Training Flightmates Serve Together 21 Years Later

(USA) DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 15:49
Two airmen who went through basic training together in 1996 have been reunited by a deployment to Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar.

U.S. won't sent Americans back to Embassy in Havana yet: U.S. official

REUTERS - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 15:48
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The government will not send American staff back to the U.S. Embassy in Havana yet, a U.S. official told Reuters on Tuesday amid concerns over what Washington calls attacks that have sickened two dozen diplomats.

Greece, FYROM to make new effort to resolve name dispute

REUTERS - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 15:43
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) agreed on Tuesday to make a renewed effort to settle a dispute over the latter's name which has been dragging on for decades and holding up its aspirations of joining the EU.

Defiant Bosnian Serbs celebrate banned ‘statehood’ holiday

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 15:36
Bosnian Serbs are celebrating a banned “statehood” holiday in stubborn defiance of the west and their non-Serb compatriots.

Top Russian nuclear weapons designer Avrorin dies at 85

WASHINGTON POST - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 15:36
Yevgeny Avrorin, a renowned nuclear physicist who played an important role in developing Russia’s atomic weapons, has died. He was 85.

North Korea to join Olympics in South Korea as tensions ease

AP - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 15:36
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The rival Koreas took steps toward reducing their bitter animosity during rare talks Tuesday, as North Korea agreed to send a delegation to next month's Winter Olympics in South Korea, hold talks on reducing tension along their border and reopen a military hotline. 2018-01-09T09:34:44-05:00 2018-01-09T09:29:05-05:00
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Controversial US photographer’s exhibition in Moscow extended for five more days

TASS [Russian State News] - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 15:34
The exhibition of Jock Sturges has been prolonged over its popularity among Muscovites

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