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Proton-M rocket carrying Russia's most advanced satellite crashes
A Russian Proton-M rocket with an advanced satellite on board crashed outside of Kazakhstan's territory on Friday, about nine minutes after lift-off. The Express-AM4R would have been Russia’s most advanced and powerful satellite.

15.05.2014 22:10

US says it will increase aid to Syrian rebels
US Secretary of State John Kerry has said that the US and its allies will expand their support to the Syrian opposition. Kerry’s comments come after a US general said the Syrian rebels do not have the means to defeat President Assad.

15.05.2014 05:46

‘Useful, but no breakthrough’: Russia, US stalled after Ukraine crisis talks
US-Russian talks on Ukraine have not ironed out the two countries’ differences, with Washington saying it won’t recognize the results of the Crimean referendum and warning of Russia sanctions, and Moscow reiterating it will respect the republic’s choice.

14.03.2014 14:25

​Sochi Supertrack: Record-length bobsleigh track awaits Olympic sportsmen
The nearly 2-kilometer-long Sochi track can become the longest ever in the world for bobsleigh, luge and skeleton. The track is going through “polishing” and soon it will become a place where all ice and speed skaters will be chasing their dreams.

31.01.2014 13:01

'Denied access to justice': Moscow officials visit Gitmo trying to free Russian detainee
​A delegation of Russia’s high-ranking diplomats and representatives of the judicial system has in an unprecedented move visited the Guantanamo Bay prison, as Moscow has stepped up efforts to secure release of the only Russian national there.

18.01.2014 06:22

At least 21 killed in suicide attack on restaurant in Kabul diplomatic quarter
At least 21 people, mainly foreigners were killed in a suicide bomb attack which targeted a popular Lebanese restaurant in the diplomatic quarter in central Kabul, police said. The IMF confirmed that one of its representatives is among the dead.

17.01.2014 19:56

Obama announces NSA programs overhaul
President Barack Obama announced as expected on Friday a major overhaul to some of the National Security Agency’s most disputed surveillance operations seven months after they was first exposed, reining in the metadata collection program among others.

17.01.2014 15:22

Most Americans want NSA powers restricted – poll
The majority of Americans oppose keeping the NSA’s current surveillance programs the way they are, with 57 percent of respondents in a new poll saying they have “no confidence” that the government won’t abuse the collected data.

17.01.2014 06:54

UK schools fingerprinted over 800K children, third without parental consent - watchdog
​Schools in the UK used biometric technology to gather the fingerprints of over 800,000 pupils between 2012 and 2013, a watchdog has found. In 31 percent of schools, children were roped into giving their fingerprints without parental consent.

11.01.2014 11:29

‘12 years too many’: US activists mark Gitmo anniversary by rallying for closure
Saturday marks twelve years since the first detainees arrived at Guantanamo Bay prison on January 11, 2002. On the anniversary US human rights activists marched to the White House demanding the facility’s closure.

11.01.2014 05:29

Sochi Olympics gives new chance to Persian leopards in the Caucasus
With the leopard selected as one of the mascots of the upcoming Sochi Olympics, a program to restore the big cats’ population has been launched in the Caucasus mountains. Zoologists already have some successes to boast about.

06.01.2014 14:24

Snowy Sochi Olympics: 16,000,000 cubic feet of snow stored for games
There should be no worries of a snowless Winter Olympic in Russia’s Sochi, as the organizers of the event made sure to stockpile 16 million cubic feet of snow for the competitions.

04.01.2014 19:42

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