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SINGAPORE, October 20. /TASS/. Russia’s Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu has urged the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member-states and their partners to join the humanitarian and recovery mission in Syria. "Today the country (Syria - TASS) is badly in need of assistance of the global community," he addressed the fifth council of defense ministers of ASEAN Continue Reading
Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu © Mikhail Tereshchenko/TASS SINGAPORE, October 20. /TASS/. Russian Aerospace Defense Forces have made over 40,000 flights, including 21,000 flight in the nighttime, over the course of the operation in Syria and delivered strikes at around 122,000 terrorist facilities, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said on Saturday at the Continue Reading
Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu © Alexey Nikolsky/Russian presidential press service/TASS SINGAPORE, October 20. /TASS/. The Islamic State terrorist group (outlawed in Russia) has been defeated over the last three years of military actions in Syria with Russia's support, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said on Saturday at the fifth council of defense Continue Reading
An enhanced-color image of Mercury taken during NASA's MESSENGER's primary mission (2011-2015) © EPA-EFE/NASA/JHU Applied Physics Lab/Carnegie Inst. Washington MOSCOW, October 20. /TASS/. /TASS/. European heavy-lift rocket Ariane-5 has been launched successfully from the European Spaceport in Courou, French Guiana, at 01:45 UTC on Saturday. The rocket will deliver into Continue Reading
© Alexander Demyanchuk/TASS ST. PETERSBURG, October 20. /TASS/. The fourth body has been recovered at the site of the explosion at the Avangard pyrotechnical devices plant near St. Petersburg, a spokesman for the local emergencies ministry told TASS on Saturday. The spokesman added that the body was recovered at 1:15am Moscow time. The press service of the local Continue Reading
Russian Embassy in Washington, DC © Anatoly Bochinin/TASS WASHINGTON, October 20. /TASS/. The upcoming midterm elections in the United States will be a convenient pretext to launch new attacks on Russia, the Russian Embassy in Washington wrote on its Facebook account on Friday. "The sanctions pendulum that had been set in motion requires new 'justifications'. It can be Continue Reading
US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin © Mikhail Metsel/TASS WASHINGTON, October 20. /TASS/. US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin may meet in Paris or Buenos Aires in November, a senior administration official said in response to a TASS question at a meeting with reporters on Friday. "There are a couple possibilities, Continue Reading
Moldovan President Igor Dodon and Russian President Vladimir Putin © Mikhail Klimentyev/Russian Presidential Press and Informatin Office/TASS CHISINAU, October 19. /TASS/. Moldovan President Igor Dodon plans to discuss migration and export liberalization during his official visit to Russia on October 31, he said in a televised interview with the NTV-Moldova channel on Continue Reading
© EPA-EFE/RAMINDER PAL SINGH MOSCOW, October 19. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered condolences to India’s President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the accident on rail tracks in India's northern Punjab state which claimed the lives of more than 50 people, the Kremlin said in a statement published on its official website on Friday. Continue Reading
© Ladislav Karpov/TASS/Archive MOSCOW, October 19. /TASS/. Russia’s Defense Ministry has refuted media allegations that one of the pilots of the L-39 military training jet was found alive. "Unfortunately, the emerging reports that one of the pilots of the L-39 plane that crashed off Dolgaya Spit on October 18 are unsubstantiated," the ministry said. The defense ministry Continue Reading
© Valery Sharifulin/TASS MOSCOW, October 19. /TASS/. Russian military have registered shellings by militants in the Syrian regions of Latakia and Aleppo, Lieutenant General Vladimir Savchenko, the chief of the Russian center for reconciliation of conflicting sides in Syria, said on Friday. "In the past 24 hours, insurgents attacked Ikko (two times), Nahshabba, Continue Reading
© Sergey Malgavko/TASS KERCH, October 19. /TASS/. Six people injured in the mass shooting at the Kerch Polytechnic College are in critical condition and seven more are in serious condition, Crimea’s Deputy Healthcare Minister Nikolay Derkach told TASS on Friday. "As of now, 43 people are still in hospital. Six of them are still in critical condition and seven more in Continue Reading
US National Security Advisor John Bolton © Mikhail Metsel/TASS WASHINGTON, October 19. /TASS/. US National Security Advisor John Bolton will visit Moscow to continie discussions that began at the meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump in Helsinki on July 16. "Heading to Moscow tomorrow to meet with senior Russian leaders, including Continue Reading
ST. PETERSBURG, October 19. /TASS/. Rescuers do not rule out that more people may still remain under the debris following an explosion at a pyrotechnical devices plant near St. Petersburg, Yevgeny Deineka, chief of the Russian Emergencies Ministry’s department for St. Petersburg and Leningrad region, said on Friday. "According to our information, more people may still Continue Reading
MOSCOW, October 19. /TASS/. Russian President’s Special Representative for the Middle East and Africa, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov and Eritrea President Isaias Afwerki held talks in Asmara on bilateral cooperation and removal of the anti-Eritrea sanctions imposed by the United Nations Security Council, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Friday. "At the Continue Reading
BRUSSELS, October 19. /TASS/. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has dubbed his talks with Belgian counterpart Charles Michel in Brussels as "meaningful dialogue held in a friendly atmosphere," he said on Friday at a news conference after the talks. "We did have very meaningful dialogue in a normal friendly atmosphere, when we could exchange views on a wide range of Continue Reading
WASHINGTON, October 19. /TASS/. The U.S. Treasury has extended the term for American investors to complete operations with the shares and debt instruments of Russia’s GAZ Group until December 12, 2018. This was according to a statement by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control. Earlier the US Treasury extended this term until December 12 for Continue Reading
MOSCOW, October 19. /TASS/. The Patriarchal Exarchate for Orthodox Parishes of the Russian Tradition in Western Europe, which vows in its statement not to break off ties with the Russian Orthodox Church, is highly likely pursuing a goal of presenting Russia as an outcast in the Orthodox world, Roman Lunkin, an expert in theology, told TASS on Friday. "The patriarchal Continue Reading
MOSCOW, October 19. /TASS/. A federal program, Global Education, that makes it possible for Russians to receive education at the world’s leading universities free of charge has been presented at the University of Tyumen, Western Siberia, the university’s press service said on Friday. The Global Education program is being implemented by the Skolkovo Moscow School of Continue Reading
BRUSSELS, October 19. /TASS/. Russian gas supplies are politicized by the United States but US gas will be 40% more expensive for Europe, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Friday after talks with Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel. "This issue is highly politicized lately and not by efforts of Russia or Belgium, but by efforts of the United States in the Continue Reading
© Alexey Nikolsky/Russia's presidential press service/TASS SINGAPORE, October 19. /TASS/. Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu has arrived in Singapore on an official visit. "During his stay in Singapore, the Russian defense minister will attend the 5th Defense Ministers’ Meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and ASEAN eight Dialogue Partners," Continue Reading
© REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger MOSCOW, October 19. /TASS/. The performance level of the OPEC+ oil production capping deal was 111% in September, a source in OPEC told TASS after the technical committee meeting in Vienna. This figure was 129% in August. OPEC+ agreement participants made the decision to return the deal performance level from 150% to 100% from July, which actually Continue Reading
BRUSSELS, October 19. /TASS/. Relations between Russia and the European Union has absolutely degraded and nothing good will come of this, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Friday at a news conference after talks with Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel. "I have had meetings with lots of other colleagues [at the Asia-Europe Meeting]. Yesterday, I held a brief Continue Reading
BRUSSELS, October 19. /TASS/. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev met Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel on the sidelines of the ASEM summit and discussed implementation of the Nord Stream 2 project with her. "I had a meeting with Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel. We discussed different issues. Let me frankly say that the Nord Stream was also discussed, certainly. And Continue Reading
MOSCOW, October 19. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent a message of greetings to Russia’s national team upon its victory at the 3rd Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires. "I congratulate you upon an excellent performance at the 2018 3rd Summer Youth Olympics in Argentina. You decently represented our country at these high-profile competitions and for the first Continue Reading