(Reuters) - Armenia's prosecutor general on Thursday opened a criminal case into "an infringement of territorial integrity" by Azerbaijan, Russia's news agency RIA said, after Armenia's defence ministry accused Azerbaijan of moving forces into its territory.Armenia and Azerbaijan remain at loggerheads after the latest bloody conflict over the Nagorno-Karabakh enclave last year that locked in territorial gains for Azerbaijan and was eventually brought to a halt by a Russian-brokered ceasefire.
IN 2018 THE Chinese men’s ice-hockey team qualified for the first time for the Olympic games, to be held in 2022 in Bei jing, under a special dispensation for the host country.The cold reality of what this would mean was brought home last year when China was drawn in the same group in the competition as two powerhouses of the sport, Canada and America.
Ilnaz Galyaviev, 19, is accused of shooting dead seven pupils and two teachers at School 175 in Kazan, Russia.Investigators said he detonated an explosive device A school shooting suspect accused of slaughtering nine pupils and teachers told police he wanted to show everyone “I really am God”, it is claimed.
If his ex-wife's financial claim is successful, the payout will be the most lucrative in British legal history and worth up to £10 billion He is Russia’s wealthiest oligarch and perhaps its most influential; a nickel magnate who in his spare time plays ice hockey with Vladimir Putin.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's climate envoy described a recent global trend towards ambitious new targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as an "unreasonable race", saying Moscow would focus on the commitments it has made so far.In written responses to questions from Reuters, Ruslan Edelgeriyev also criticised proposals by the European Union to impose carbon taxes on imports, which he characterised as unfairly benefiting a small number of countries.
MOSCOW(Adds quotes, detail) May 13 (Reuters) - The Russian economy ministry is studying possible measures to address the issue of strong food exports amid globally higher prices for food and commodities, Economy Minister Maxim Reshetnikov said on Thursday.Russia, which competes for the rank of the world's largest wheat exporter with the European Union, imposed some grain export curbs this year in an attempt to rein in domestic food inflation.
President Joe Biden said Thursday that Vladimir Putin was not connected to a Russia-based criminal cyber attack on a huge US fuel pipeline but that he will raise the issue at an expected summit.Washington believes a criminal group based in Russia targeted the Colonial pipeline, which delivers gasoline through much of the south eastern United States, with ransomware.
A SUPERMARKET chain dubbed “Russia’s Lidl” has revealed a further 22 locations it wants to open shops in across the UK.Svetofor was founded in Siberia in 2009, but it's opened stores in Europe since 2018 under the name Mere.The Sun reported earlier this week that the Russian discount supermarket was looking to open four stores in the UK in Preston ,Castleford, Mold and Caldicot.
May 13 (Reuters) - China backed talks on an intellectual property waiver for COVID vaccines proposed by the United States, while Thailand granted emergency approval to Moderna's vaccine and Muslims across the world celebrated Eid with masks and prayers.DEATHS AND INFECTIONS * Eikon users, see COVID-19: MacroVitals here for a case tracker and summary of news.
VLADIMIR Putin is set to unleash his 800,000-strong ‘Hitler Youth’ propaganda army to peddle hate in a new cyber war with the West, it has been reported.The Russian president wants to use the young troops to tackle “Western values”, foreign interference and poison on social media.
Russia said Thursday it would send an actress and a director to space to make the first feature film in the cosmos and also deliver an eccentric Japanese billionaire to the International Space Station.Moscow is seeking to boost its embattled space programme, which has stagnated since the Soviet Union under corruption and been overtaken by US tech billionaire Elon Musk's company SpaceX.
Natalia Potanina’s case was dismissed as an example of ‘divorce tourism’ before being brought to the Court of Appeals One of Russia’s richest men faces multibillion-pound divorce proceedings in London after the Court of Appeals ruled that his ex-wife can bring a claim against him in England.
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said that the deadly school shooting in Kazan “has shaken” the country and ordered the government to revise school security protocols and tighten control over civilian gun ownership.“The tragedy has definitely shaken all of us,” Putin said, speaking at a meeting with government officials via video link Thursday.
Maezawa and assistant Yozo Hirano will travel aboard a Russian Soyuz MS-20 spacecraft.Japanese billionaire entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa and his assistant Yozo Hirano will be the next tourists to travel to the International Space Station (ISS), Russia's space agency Roscosmos said Thursday.Maezawa and Hirano will travel aboard a Russian "Soyuz MS-20 spacecraft that is scheduled for launch on December 8, 2021 from the Baikonur cosmodrome" in Kazakhstan, the agency said in a statement.
May 13 (Reuters) - Russia's economy is on track to grow by nearly 4% in 2021, the upper boundary of the previously expected range, the central bank's head of monetary policy, Kirill Tremasov, said on Thursday.The Russian economy is recovering from its sharpest contraction in 11 years, caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and a sharp drop in the oil price.
Russian supermarket Mere claims to undercut existing supermarkets by 20-30 per cent.A new supermarket that claims to be cheaper than discounters like Aldi and Lidl is eyeing up a number of possible locations to open in the UK.The Russian chain - named Mere - is apparently 20-30 per cent cheaper than rivals, due its no frills model that sees suppliers deliver directly to stores, eight employees per store, and no money spent on marketing.
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A SPACE war between world powers is "imminent" due to the "absence" of space arms control and "technology advances", an expert physicist warned.China, Russia, and the US would be the "main confronting powers" and some may have already begun their attacks - by blocking transmissions from satellites and jamming signals.
Russia's second richest oligarch faces £5billion divorce showdown with his ex-wife in London after she got 'just' £65million payout from the metal tycoon
Natalia Potanina, 59, seeking around £5billion from 60-year-old Vladimir Potanin She lost her legal battle against the businessman in London's High Court in 2019 Court of Appeal ruled today she can bring financial claim against him in England In her ruling, Lady Justice King said: 'The matter will therefore proceed to trial' Russia's second richest oligarch faces a £5billion divorce showdown with his ex-wife in London after she got 'just' a £65million payout from the metal tycoon.