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Russian restaurant with visitors swept away down Volga River by giant ice sheets (VIDEO)

Published time: 18 Apr, 2018 17:57 A restaurant in Samara, Russia, took an unplanned trip down the Volga River after ice streams untethered the eatery from the shoreline and pushed it downstream. It was filmed being towed back to shore, with no injuries reported. Videos posted to YouTube and social media by eyewitnesses show the ‘Old Wharf’ restaurant, in Samara’s ...

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‘Ready to slaughter people’: What we know about Russian school attacker

The teenager who attacked a school teacher and his classmates in a city in Russia’s Urals was reportedly inspired by the Columbine High School massacre. The teen was planning to slaughter his schoolmates and then commit suicide. READ MORE: 4 injured in knife & arson attack at school in Russia’s Bashkortostan republic The 17-year-old boy, identified by the local media as ...

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Revenue from US sales used to develop cutting-edge rocket engines, says Russian weapons chief

The Russian deputy PM responsible for the defense industry has said that a ban on rocket-engine sales to the US is undesirable because it provides funds to Moscow for R&D, but such sanctions would be manageable if they’re imposed. Read more “You know this engine that we are supplying to the United States, the NK-33. We have made a decision ...

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Russian aluminum major losing Japanese market after being sanctioned by US

Top commodity dealers in Japan have asked United Company RUSAL to stop shipping refined aluminum and other products after the Russian firm was added to the US sanctions list. “We have requested RUSAL stop shipments of aluminum for our term contracts as we can’t make payment in US dollars and we don’t want to take the risk of becoming a ...

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Russian watchdog goes nuclear in attempts to enforce Telegram ban

Russia’s telecommunications watchdog is banning millions of IP addresses in an attempt to enforce a court-ordered block of messenger app Telegram. Its own website has been brought down by a DDoS attack in apparent retaliation. Telegram was blocked in Russia last Friday over its failure to provide the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) with access keys to its encrypted communications. ...

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Russian stock markets, ruble recover after Trump rejects further sanctions

The US president’s decision to delay extending further economic sanctions against Moscow has pushed Russian stocks and currency higher. The new penalties were aimed at punishing Russia for its support of the Syrian government. The RTS dollar-traded index had gained nearly three percent by 08:00 GMT on Tuesday, while the ruble-denominated MOEX climbed almost two percent, led by shares in ...

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London should face uncomfortable questions from G7 over Skripal poisoning – Russian senator

G7 nations should be asking uncomfortable questions of London rather than probing Moscow about the circumstances of the Skripal poisoning, according to the head of the Russian Upper House committee for international relations. “The G7 member nations must urgently ask questions about Salisbury, but they should ask London instead of Moscow. There, they know everything. Why were the animals cremated? ...

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Russian nuclear energy deals with Egypt reach almost $60bn

Russian state corporation Rosatom, which is building Egypt’s first nuclear power plant (NPP), has a range of contracts worth tens of billions of dollars with the country, the company’s chief has announced. According to Rosatom head Alexey Likhachev, the company launched a commercial package of all Egyptian contracts in mid-December. It includes the construction of a WWER (Water-Water Energetic Reactor) ...

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Aluminum hits highest price in 7 years with Russian supply at risk

The cost of aluminum futures on the London Metal Exchange has risen to its highest level since 2011. Global aluminum supplies are at risk because of US sanctions against Russian producer RUSAL. On Monday, the metal went up to $ 2,377.50 per ton, setting a new seven-year record. Over the past week, its value increased by 12 percent. Read more ...

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US sanctions aim to squeeze Russian firms out of global markets – Kremlin spokesman

Sanctions against Russia are taking on an obsessive form and are aimed at driving Russian companies from international markets, according to Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, responding to questions on possible further penalties. On Sunday, the US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, said that the White House is planning to introduce a fresh round of sanctions against Moscow later on ...

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