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‘I’m an FSB major!’ Russian football legend’s wife kicked off flight for ‘disruptive behavior’

Published time: 9 Jan, 2018 12:40 The wife of former Russia and Arsenal winger Andrey Arshavin was kicked off a flight after a row in which she allegedly tried to intimidate staff by claiming to be a high-ranking agent for Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB). In a show of behavior less than glamorous for a footballer’s wife, Alisa Arshavin says she ...

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Good match? Merkel & Social Democrats still at odds on major issues as coalition talks gets underway

Angela Merkel is apparently doing her best trying to hammer out a coalition deal with the Social Democrats to finally get a functioning government. However, it could prove to be a dead lift, as RT unpacks the stumbling blocks. On Sunday, Merkel’s conservative bloc consisting of her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and its Bavarian ally, the (CSU), embarked on negotiations ...

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10 reportedly killed as major blaze engulfs shoe factory in Siberia

Published time: 4 Jan, 2018 07:54 Edited time: 4 Jan, 2018 08:01 A major blaze has ravaged a shoe factory near the Siberian city of Novosibirsk, covering about 2,000 square meters with plumes of reportedly toxic smoke. Sources in emergency services told local media 10 people were killed. “According to preliminary estimates, 10 people have died,” a source in the ...

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Head of major cryptocurrency exchange kidnapped in Ukraine

Published time: 27 Dec, 2017 10:59 Edited time: 27 Dec, 2017 11:00 A Russian IT specialist and managing director of one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges Pavel Lerner has been kidnapped in Kiev, Ukrainian media reports. Lerner stopped responding to phone calls on December 26, according to a Ukrainian media Strana.ua. “The programmer was dragged into a Mercedes-Benz Vito car ...

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Explosion at major oil pipeline in Libya – sources

Published time: 26 Dec, 2017 13:34 Edited time: 26 Dec, 2017 13:45 An explosion has rocked a crude oil pipeline that feeds the Es Sider sea terminal in Libya, an oil source in the country said. The Mediterranean port of Es Sider, also spelled as Sidr and Sidra, features the largest oil depot in Libya. The blast occurred near Marada, ...

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‘Major blow to EU’: Senior Russian senator compares Catalonia election results to Brexit

Published time: 22 Dec, 2017 12:59 The chairman of the Russian upper house committee for foreign relations says the victory of pro-independence parties in the Catalan parliamentary election is a blow to the EU, comparable to Britain’s exit from the bloc. “The Catalonia vote is an obvious blow to the European Union and its painfulness is comparable to Brexit and ...

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Saudi Arabia can become major hub for Russian agriculture

Published time: 19 Dec, 2017 14:23 Moscow and Riyadh are discussing plans for making Saudi Arabia a hub for Russian agricultural products, according to a Russian official. “Saudi Arabia is a traditional crossroads of trade routes, it has a convenient geographical location. Since ancient times, people who lived here, traded with the surrounding countries, with Africa,” a spokesman for the ...

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Trump to Putin: US was glad to save many lives in Russia by helping foil major terrorist attack

Published time: 17 Dec, 2017 20:28 Edited time: 17 Dec, 2017 20:58 The White House says US intelligence services were pleased to have helped thwart a terrorist plot in Russia that “could have killed large numbers of people.” Read more “President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia called President Donald J. Trump today to thank him for the advanced warning the ...

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India’s tax regulators crack down on major bitcoin exchanges

Published time: 14 Dec, 2017 14:38 The Indian Income Tax Department has raided bitcoin exchanges across the country seeking to identify crytocurrency traders. The raid was conducted because of alleged tax evasion by exchange customers, the Press Trust of India (PTI) reported. Read more Nine cryptocurrency exchanges have been inspected, according to the media, in Delhi, Pune, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, and ...

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Two major cryptocurrency exchanges suffer outages

Published time: 12 Dec, 2017 18:57 Cryptocurrency exchange operators Coinbase and Bitfinex have been experiencing technical problems in the two seemingly unrelated incidents. Coinbase’s website, as of 17:00 GMT Tuesday, showed “service unavailable,” flashing a message that said it was down for maintenance. Its exchange, the gdax.com, appeared to be operational, stating, however, that it was experiencing “minor service outage.” ...

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