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Indian president, 74, test flies Russian fighter jet
The respectable age of 74 didn’t stop President of India Pratibha Patil from personally testing a fighter jet, the Russian-designed Su-30 MKI.

April 07, 2010 22:18

“Singh’s 2005 visit didn’t generate nearly as much interest”
Indian PM Manmohan Singh is in the US on a state visit discussing terrorism and the financial crisis. Manish Antani from the US-India political action committee told RT he was surprised with the attention given to Singh.

December 04, 2009 10:11

Buddhist monk defies pacifism in search of fresh air
A Myanmar Buddhist monk, 45, opened the emergency exit of his plane, delaying the flight for more than 7 hours. He claimed there was not enough air for him in the plane.

November 25, 2009 01:52

Japan accuses Russia of “illegal occupation”
The Japanese government has adopted a document claiming that Russia “illegally occupies the South Kuril Islands.” Russia’s Foreign Ministry has sent a letter of protest to Tokyo in response.

December 02, 2009 07:46

Obama and Hu – moving towards
Despite the smiles and glad handing, American President Barack Obama and China's Hu Jintao haven't come up with a panacea to their growing trade deficit. In fact, they achieved something different.

November 23, 2009 11:05

Treasure hunt on an international scale
Russian parliamentarians and historians have a new lead in the search for the legendary gold of the Tsar's family. According to the new discovery, the whole treasure, or part of it, may be in Japan.

March 22, 2010 14:03

Karzai’s government to battle for people’s support
On Thursday, incumbent leader Hamid Karzai was sworn in as president of Afghanistan for a second five-year term. He won August's election only after his rival, Abdullah Abdullah, dropped out of a planned second ballot.

November 19, 2009 17:25

“Iran needs to have proper guarantees”
Iran does not trust Western offers because international politics must be based on guarantees and not simply trust, says Pirouz Mojtahed-Zadeh, a professor of geopolitics from Tehran.

November 19, 2009 16:49

Iran rejects UN uranium exchange offer
A top Iranian official announced on Wednesday that his nation had rejected a UN plan to send enriched uranium out of the country and get it back as fuel rods.

November 19, 2009 09:46

“Europe should overcome inertia in politics and mentality”
Europe should overcome dividing lines and prejudices of the past and work towards a common security platform for the entire Euro-Atlantic region, said Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Andrey Nesterenko.

November 19, 2009 13:56

“I imagine Chairman Mao and Deng Xiaoping’s reaction to Obama”
If the late leaders of Communist China were to witness an American President visit their country, not to lecture but to call it a peer, they would call it quite a sight, jokes author and journalist Pepe Escobar.

November 18, 2009 09:19

Tourist hotspot in Kashmir under threat of pollution
Dal Lake in Indian-administered Kashmir is a magnet for tourists. Famous for its natural beauty and the houseboat hotels which dot the shoreline, the popular holiday destination is now under threat of pollution.

November 16, 2009 10:51

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