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Mapping Russia's new airport construction: From Crimea Wave to Platov International (PHOTOS)

Since 2010, Russia has seen a major boost in infrastructure as the country hosted the Sochi Winter Olympics, Formula 1, the APEC Summit and prepares to welcome the World Cup. As a result, a number of cities got brand new airports. However, not only the cities that hosted major events like Sochi and Vladivostok benefited. Over the last decade, new ...

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Kadyrov vows to rescue 94 Russian children from prison in Iraq

The head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov has revealed plans to return to Russia almost 100 children whose mothers had been jailed in Iraq over alleged participation with the Islamic State terrorist group. “After a short pause connected with solving some complicated legal problems we will bring 94 children home to Russia. These are children of women who had ...

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‘Superhero’ firefighter catches falling man midflight from a window below (VIDEO)

Incredible resourcefulness and improvisation by Latvian rescuers has helped save a person who fell from the fourth floor of a multi-story building. The hero firefighter has managed to grab the victim by the feet midflight. The members of Latvia’s National Fire and Rescue Service (VUGD) responded to an emergency at a multi-unit apartment building last weekend, where a “suspicious” person ...

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Kim repeats commitment to Korean Peninsula denuclearization after letter from Putin

Kim Jong-un has reaffirmed his commitment to a complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula during talks with Russian FM Sergey Lavrov, who passed the North Korean leader a personal letter from President Vladimir Putin. “We will continue to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula in a new era, in a new way, in a new way to find solutions to their respective ...

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Trump to receive letter from Kim Jong-un, hopes to have summit on June 12

President Donald Trump has said that a North Korean delegation currently in New York will give him a letter from leader Kim Jong-un. He added that he hopes to meet Kim on June 12, but that more talks must take place first. Speaking to reporters on Thursday, Trump said that the North Korean delegates would be coming to Washington on ...

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Russia ready to extend world’s longest railway from Siberia through Korean peninsula

The world’s longest railway spanning almost the entire length of Russia – the Trans-Siberian – could get an extension to North and South Korea. A memorandum on the project was signed 10 years ago, but talks have been frozen after relations between the two Koreas deteriorated. The recent thaw has seen Seoul and Pyongyang more open to improving ties. Read ...

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Australians will no longer be able to order from Amazon’s American site

Starting in July, Australians will be blocked from ordering items on Amazon’s United States site. The company said today that shoppers in Australia will be redirected to its local site, Amazon.com.au, and that its international sites, including Amazon.com, will no longer ship to Australian addresses. The change is in response to a new tax regulation that goes into effect on ...

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From immaculate conceptions to alien abduction: The 5 weirdest insurance policies

As an Israeli insurance firm begins offering coverage against falling missiles in the event of a new war with Hamas, RT looks at some of the most bizarre types of insurance ever made available on the market. Immaculate conception cover In 2006, three sisters from Inverness, Scotland, were left reeling after their million-pound policy insuring themselves against becoming mother to ...

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Choose your conspiracy! Russiagate liberals and Trump fans cherry-pick facts from Gowdy interview

Depending on your political leanings, a recent interview with Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) either proved that Donald Trump overreacted to reports of the FBI spying on his campaign — or confirmed that the ‘deep state’ is out to get him. In an interview with CBS, Gowdy dismissed Trump’s anger about the FBI planting informants in his 2016 presidential campaign and ...

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New AI can predict exact moment a protest will turn violent from Twitter posts

Twitter seems a battleground at all times, but it is a very specific type of message that appears before words online turn to actions on the street, say US researchers who developed an algorithm for predicting public violence. “Our findings suggest that people are more likely to condone violent protest of an issue when they both see it at as ...

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