© EPA-EFE/ANDY RAIN LONDON, March 14. /TASS/. The UK parliament on Thursday supported the government’s proposal to request Brussels to reschedule its official withdrawal from the European Union, due on March 29, to a later date. During the vote which took place in the House of Commons on Thursday, 412 members of parliament supported delaying Brexit, 202 were against. Continue Reading
MOSCOW, March 14. /TASS/. Yury Ganus, the director general of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) held a number of bilateral talks with heads of the national anti-doping organizations this week, RUSADA’s press service announced on Thursday. Attending the annual session of the iNADO (Institute of National Anti-Doping Organizations) in Switzerland’s Lausanne on March Continue Reading
ATHENS, March 14. /TASS/. The defense of Russian national Alexander Vinnik, arrested in July 2017, insists that the Greek court at its forthcoming session on March 20 should order his release from custody, the chief of the group of lawyers, Timofei Musatov, told TASS by telephone. Musatov said the defense had filed a request at a special court for Vinnik’s release, because Continue Reading
MOSCOW, March 14. /TASS/. FIA Formula One Race Director Charlie Whiting, who passed away on early Thursday in Australia’s Melbourne, has left a huge impact on the development of the world’s most prestigious auto race, Motorsport.com quoted as saying Russia’s F1 driver Daniil Kvyat. The press service of Formula One racing announced in the early hours of Thursday that "FIA Continue Reading
Yulia Timoshenko, leader of the Batkivshchyna party © Alexanber Prokopenko Tymoshenko Press Service Pool Photo via AP KIEV, March 14. /TASS/. Yulia Timoshenko, leader of the Batkivshchyna (Fatherland) party and a Ukrainian presidential contender, informed EU ambassador to Ukraine Hugues Mingarelli about an extensive scheme by incumbent President Pyotr Poroshenko’s team to Continue Reading
Russian Foreign Ministry © Sergei Fadeichev/TASS MOSCOW, March 14. /TASS/. Washington openly harms Moscow’s economic, energy, and military-technical cooperation with foreign partners, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a commentary on Thursday. On March 11, President Donald Trump in his budget request to Congress for the 2020 fiscal year asked for reserving $500 million Continue Reading
MOSCOW, March 14. /TASS/. US citizen Paul Whelan, who is charged with espionage against Russia, believes that the criminal investigation and charges against him are a provocation and phantasies of Russia’s Federal Security Service, his attorney Vladimir Zherebenkov told TASS. "This was a framed-up crime. His acquaintance linked to Russian special services wrote a statement Continue Reading
ASTANA, March 14. /TASS/. Talks in Kazakhstan’s capital of Astana remain an effective platform where the sides work out solutions on settling the Syrian crisis, Russian Federation Council (the upper house of parliament) Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Konstantin Kosachev said on Thursday. "Astana offered a shoulder to lean on, probably at the most challenging moment of Continue Reading
Ilya Repin’s painting "Ceremonial meeting of the State Council of 7 May 1901 on the day of the Centenary of its Establishment" © Peter Kovalev/TASS MOSCOW, March 14. /TASS/. The Tretyakov Gallery will take triple security measures while holding a retrospective exhibition of Russian painter Ilya Repin opening on March 16. Visitors are advised to buy tickets in advance so as Continue Reading
  RBC: US Treasury to clamp down on Russia The US Treasury Department has established six Strategic Impact Units dealing with issues related to terrorism and financial intelligence. They will focus on top priority areas - Russia, North Korea, the Islamic State terror group (outlawed in Russia), Iran, virtual currencies, human rights and corruption, RBC writes. Acting Continue Reading
© Ugur Can/DHA via AP ANKARA, March 14. /TASS/. Turkey and Russia continue efforts to create a joint coordination center in Syria’s Idlib de-escalation zone, the Anadolu news agency reported on Thursday, citing Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar. "Turkey and Russia are working to create a joint center to coordinate activities in Idlib. Our work continues," Akar said, Continue Reading
LATAKIA, March 14. /TASS/. The Syrian city of Latakia is ready to receive refugees from the Rukban camp, head of the city’s refugee center Bashar Lakhtashmak said. "We have prepared 30 rooms that can accommodate up to 500 people. There is everything they might need, including kitchens and showers, they will also be provided with food. This is a matter of national interest. Continue Reading
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It was the eleventh, and perhaps the most important meeting between President Putin and PM Netanyahu on 27 February, writes the well-informed journalist, Elijah Magnier: "The Israeli visitor heard clearly from his host that Moscow has no leverage to ask Iran to leave - or, to stop the flow of weapons to Damascus ... Moscow [also] informed Tel Aviv about Damascus's Continue Reading
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House Judiciary Committee Republicans on Tuesday released hundreds of pages of transcripts from last year's closed-door interview with ex-FBI attorney Lisa Page, revealing new details about the bureau's controversial internal discussions regarding an "insurance policy" against then-candidate Donald Trump. Page first entered the spotlight in December 2017, when it was Continue Reading
The Russian military says an airstrike has obliterated a terrorist munitions stockpile in Syria's Idlib province, which contained a whole fleet of drones. The UAVs were set to attack Russia's Khmeimim Air Base in western Syria. Wednesday's air raid was called after Russia learned that the drones, repeatedly used by terrorists attempting to rain down explosives on the base, Continue Reading
The recent storm of accusations by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo against Russia's oil producer, Rosneft, are not in line with international law, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told a press conference on Tuesday. "Recently, Pompeo accused Rosneft of violating US sanctions against the Venezuelan oil company and demanded that it stop buying oil from this company. Continue Reading
CHISINAU, March 14. /TASS/. Leader of unrecognized Transnistria Vadim Krasnoselsky noted Russia’s important role in supporting peace in the Dniester River area. He said about it at a meeting with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin in Moscow, the press service of the Transnistrian leader noted on Thursday. "Krasnoselsky thanked Russia for systematic support for Continue Reading
MOSCOW, March 14. /TASS/. Yury Ganus, the director general of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) held a number of bilateral talks with heads of the national anti-doping organizations this week, RUSADA’s press service announced on Thursday. Attending the annual session of the iNADO (Institute of National Anti-Doping Organizations) in Switzerland’s Lausanne on March Continue Reading
MOSCOW, March 14. /TASS/. The member states of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) believe that the UN Security Council is the only body authorized to determine responsibility for the use of chemical weapons, according to a statement made by the permanent representatives for the CSTO countries on collective security in the UN. Its text was published on the Continue Reading