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Russia banned from Winter Olympics over doping allegations

International Olympic Committee Date : December 6, 2017 Reporter : BNN MOSCOW, Russia - The International Olympic Committee said on Tuesday that it was banning Russia from the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea over allegations of systematic, state-sponsored doping. The IOC however said that Russian athletes who can prove that they are clean will be "invited" to compete in Pyeongchang. According to IOC, those ‘clean’ athletes would have to meet strict guidelines and will compete under the name ‘Olympic Athlete from ...Full Story

POLITICS

Amid war fears, Russia accused of intercepting U.S. aircraft

Date : November 28, 2017 Reporter : BNN U.S. aircraft over the Black Sea. WASHINGTON, U.S. - Amid World War 3 fears, now Russia has been accused of making an “unsafe and unprovoked” intercept of a U.S. aircraft over the Black Sea. The Pentagon said on Tuesday that a Russian fighter made the ...Full Story

BUSINESS

'Russian billionaire invested Kremlin money in social media

Date : November 7, 2017 Reporter : BNN Paradise Papers WASHINGTON, U.S. - In a series of documents revealed in a fresh leak dubbed as the Paradise Papers, it has been found that investments in two of the biggest technology and social media giants Facebook and Twitter were directed from ...Full Story

INDUSTRY

Russia to increase oil export in 2017

Date : December 26, 2016 Reporter : Trend 558,000 barrels per day Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec.26 By Leman Zeynalova – Trend: Russia’s Energy Ministry expects a slight rise in the country’s oil export in 2017, Russia’s deputy energy minister Kirill Molodtsov told reporters Dec.26. ...Full Story

SOCIO-CULTURE

Russias social media targetting: What Americans think?

Date : October 31, 2017 Reporter : bnn Serious Issue for a majority of Americans WASHINGTON, U.S. - The use of social media advertising by Russia, to reach or manipulate American voters is considered to be a ‘serious issue’ for a majority of Americans. Russia’s social media use during the 2016 ...Full Story

HISTORY

Over 200 ISIS militants killed in Russian air strike

Date : August 22, 2017 Reporter : BNN Syrian city of Deir al-Zour DAMASCUS, Syria - The Russian air force targeted and killed at least 200 ISIS militants in an airstrike near the eastern Syrian city of Deir al-Zour. According to Russia's defence ministry, the jihadists had died after its air ...Full Story

HUMAN RIGHTS

Putin and Netanyahu discuss joint action to fight terrorism

Date : December 22, 2015 Reporter : BigNewsNet Fight terrorism in the Middle East MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke on the phone on Tuesday and agreed to coordinate their two countries' actions to fight terrorism in the Middle East. The phone call by ...Full Story

ENVIRONMENT

Russian and American prepare to spend a year in space aboard ISS

Date : March 29, 2015 Reporter : BigNewsNet The yearlong mission will be the longest continuous stay MOSCOW, Russia - American astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko have docked with the International Space Station for the start of a 12-month mission to study the effects of prolonged time in space on the body. ...Full Story

EDUCATION

Russian school's decision to ban Muslim girls from classes for wearing hijab sparks outrage

Date : October 17, 2012 Reporter : ANI Sudden change in school policies   Moscow, Oct 16 (ANI): Several Muslim families in Russia have expressed outrage after a school in the country's southern part said girls were not allowed to wear their hijabs. The Mufti of the southern Stavropol ...Full Story

TECHNOLOGY

Russia to launch regular manned moon missions as of 2025

Date : May 29, 2016 Reporter : Trend The spacecrafts initial testing will begin in 2021 Russia will commence regular manned missions to the moon between 2025 and 2040, says Russia's federal space agency, Press TV reported.> Trend A new type of manned spacecraft, dubbed Federatsiya, will be used to carry out ...Full Story

TRAVEL

Maersk Line says it will continue to serve Russian market despite economic factors

Date : December 22, 2014 Reporter : BigNewsNet Russian economy has been hit hard by the fall in oil prices MOSCOW, Russia - Denmark's A.P. Moller-Maersk, the largest shipping conglomerate in the world, said its four subsidiaries operating in Russia would continue to operate as planned despite the recent sharp drop in the oil price and ...Full Story

SPORTS

Russia banned from Winter Olympics over doping allegations

Date : December 6, 2017 Reporter : BNN International Olympic Committee MOSCOW, Russia - The International Olympic Committee said on Tuesday that it was banning Russia from the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea over allegations of systematic, state-sponsored doping. The IOC however said that Russian ...Full Story

ENTERTAINMENT

Russian Presidential Hopeful Speaks for Political Prisoners

Date : October 23, 2017 Reporter : VoA/ BNN Ksenia Sobchak MOSCOW, RUSSIA - A 35-year-old Russian celebrity TV host who wants to become a presidential candidate opened her first news conference on Tuesday by demanding the release of all political prisoners. Ksenia Sobchak announced her ...Full Story

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