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UK scrambles 2 RAF Typhoon fighter jets to intercept Russian planes

Britain scrambled two Royal Air Force Typhoon jets from Scotland to intercept Russian planes close to the United Kingdom’s airspace, a defence ministry spokesman said. The Typhoons took off from RAF Lossiemouth in Moray, Scotland, at around 9:30 am to tackle the alleged encroachment. A RAF spokesman said: “This is a live operation and therefore we will not be providing ...

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US forcing Europe to abandon Russian gas supplies – Lavrov

The United States is afraid of fair competition in the energy sector, and is hampering the implementation of the Russian Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project, according to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. Read more “There is reprisal in the energy sector against North Stream 2. It is the US which is calling it politicized, leading to a split in ...

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Russian police try to end high-speed chase by lobbing snowballs at runaway car (VIDEO)

When there isn’t time to unroll a spike strip, there is always snow – or so thought a Sakhalin police patrol engaged in one of the most unimpressive attempts to stop an escaping driver in recent memory. An amateur video of the incident on a street in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, the biggest city on the Pacific island, has been uploaded to social ...

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Russian police try to end high-speed chase by lobbing snowballs at runaway car (VIDEO)

When there isn’t time to unroll a spike strip, there is always snow – or so thought a Sakhalin police patrol engaged in one of the most unimpressive attempts to stop an escaping driver in recent memory. An amateur video of the incident on a street in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, the biggest city on the Pacific island, has been uploaded to social ...

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‘Siberian Titan’: Russian scientists discover new dinosaur species (PHOTOS)

Russian scientists have described a new dinosaur species that roamed Siberia 120 million years ago, naming it the Siberian Titan. The giant with its long neck & tail is only the second of its type discovered on Russia’s territory. Paleontologists from the Tomsk State University together with their counterparts from the University of St. Petersburg have identified a previously unknown ...

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PetroChina’s biggest refinery doubles Russian pipeline oil intake

Since the new Russia-China oil supply agreement took effect at the start of the year, PetroChina’s largest refinery has almost doubled the amount of Russian pipeline crude oil that it is processing. Read more A senior industry source with direct knowledge of the volumes told Reuters, the 410,000-bpd PetroChina refinery in the northeast port city Dalian will process 260,000 bpd ...

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Hottest Russian whistleblower? Meet Ekaterina Kostyunina, football referee (PHOTOS)

Russian referee Ekaterina Kostyunina has long been dubbed the country’s most beautiful football official – and it’s easy to see why thanks to her Instagram pictures. Kostyunina, originally from the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, officiates semi-professional games in Russia. Before moving to Moscow, she played for the local student football team representing Krasnoyarsk State Pedagogical University. She also supports her ...

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Hammer & Sickle: Fedor Smolov – an inside look at West Ham’s Russian transfer target

With strong rumors circulating that FC Krasnodar striker Fedor Smolov is set to make a £15 million ($ 20 million) switch to Premier League side West Ham United, RT Sport gives you the lowdown on the Russian target man. Fedor Mikhaylovich Smolov currently plays his club football for FC Krasnodar, located in the Southern Russian resort town of the same ...

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First sunrise in 40 days: Arctic Russian city greets daylight as polar night ends (PHOTOS)

Published time: 12 Jan, 2018 12:21 Having seen no sunlight for more than a month, the northern Russian port city of Murmansk has finally greeted a sunrise and a glimpse of daylight that lasted little more than half an hour. Crowds of local residents gathered on top of a hill to watch the sun emerge from the horizon on Thursday, ...

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Russian daredevil jumps off high-rise in nail-biting video (VIDEO)

A Russian adrenaline junkie wearing a parachute has leaped off a snowy balcony in a high-rise apartment block, capturing the daring stunt on video. In a display of both bravery and recklessness, the man calmly unwraps his yellow-and-red parachute before jumping off the edge of a balcony. The next moment, he releases his unpacked parachute and glides for a few ...

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