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Japan brings up territorial spat, denies visas to Russian businessmen
Russian businessmen due to represent the Sakhalin region in Tokyo next week have been denied visas for Japan. Russia’s Foreign Ministry has called the move unacceptable.

May 04, 2010 17:30

Russian captain of Thai vessel wounded by pirates - reports
The Russian captain of a fishing vessel, Thai Union 3, hijacked by Somali pirates on 29th October this year, has been taken to hospital with bullet-wound, according to news agencies Reuters and Itar-Tass.

November 08, 2009 13:44

Afghan government can’t cope with corruption – former presidential candidate
Former Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah has said Hamid Karzai’s re-election was illegal and new government won’t be able to deal with corruption and terrorism in the country.

November 08, 2009 11:10

Football a lifeline for troubled Kashmir youth
In the Indian state of Kashmir football is giving young people the hope of changing their lives for the better. A soccer school is raising a generation away from the troubles of the conflict between India and Pakistan.

November 03, 2009 09:41

India’s Iron Lady still an icon 25 years after death
Saturday marks the 25th anniversary of the assassination of Indira Gandhi – one of India's most influential and most controversial leaders, as she was the country's first and only ever female prime minister.

October 31, 2009 09:39

The wrong arm of the law: Indian police get brutal
The reputation of India’s police is being heavily tarnished with officers bypassing the law to get results through extra-judicial violence, known as “false encounters”, often leading to the death of alleged suspects.

October 29, 2009 13:21

Afghan president’s brother is a dope dealer and CIA informer?
Ahmed Wali Karzai, the governor of Afghanistan’s Kandahar province and the brother of Afghan president Hamid Karzai, has been paid by the CIA for the past eight years, The New York Times reported this week.

November 18, 2009 11:49

No S-300 missile shipments to Iran so far – Deputy PM
Russia is not supplying its S-300 air defense missile system to Iran, the country's Deputy Prime Minister Sergey Ivanov has confirmed.

August 02, 2010 20:48

“More troops to Afghanistan within weeks”
When you’re in for a counterinsurgency action in Afghanistan, that necessarily means that you’re going to see more casualties, said Reiham Salam from the New America Foundation.

October 29, 2009 05:28

Moscow says Iran didn’t refuse to enrich uranium in Russia
Iran has not rejected an offer to enrich its uranium in Russia, and is preparing an official response to the proposals of the International Atomic Energy Agency, said Russia’s Foreign Minister.

October 29, 2009 15:01

“No chance to talk Iran out of nuclear program” – Bolton
All negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program have failed and the option now is for Israel to launch a preemptive strike against the Islamic Republic, former US Ambassador to the UN John Bolton told RT.

July 11, 2010 03:15

Lavrov: we will build a new model of cooperation
Issues of strategic partnership between Russia, India and China have been brought up as foreign ministers of the three nations met to discuss the emerging new world order in India’s Bangalore.

October 28, 2009 15:53

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