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Russia-Africa Summit Head and Afreximbank Meet

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) plans to hold its 26th annual meeting in Moscow on 18-22 June. A series of closed sessions will be held...
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Russia Prepares to Take in More Foreign Students

Russia has launched a large-scale campaign abroad, targeting to enrol about 15,000 foreign students into its educational institutions. The program, which seeks to boost the...
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African Photojournalists Have Become a Fixture of the Stenin Contest

Young professional photographers from a record 80 countries across five continents have submitted applications to participate in the Andrei Stenin International Press photo Contest...
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Russia Makes Efforts to strengthens Ties with Africa

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to establish a committee that will be in charge of preparation and holding of the Russia-Africa...
Wang Xinjiang (C), a Chinese engineer, works with Kenyan workers at the T-beam factory on the section six of Kenya's Standard Gauge Railway project, near Makueni, Kenya, on March 16, 2015. The project, expected to cost 3.8 billion U.S. dollars, involves the construction of about 480 kilometer railway line from the port city Mombasa to the capital city Nairobi. China Roads and Bridges Corporation (CRBC) is undertaking the project. (Xinhua/Pan Siwei)

Afreximbank, RZD of Russia chase railway construction in Africa

With US$20 billion per annum credit line made available by the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) towards the development of the railway sector, Russian Railways...
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Kremlin Unhappy with Facebook for RT Channels Block

The Kremlin on Monday condemned the blocking of Russian government-backed RT video channels by Facebook as "unprecedented and undisguised pressure on the Russian media." "Unfortunately,...
Soldiers of pro-government militia are pictured in Aleppo, Syria, on Dec. 11, 2016. (Xinhua/Yang Zhen) (zw)

Algiers and Moscow Pledge Their Continuous Support for Syria

Algeria and Russia on Thursday agreed to continue supporting a political solution in Syria. Visiting Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in a joint press...
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Russian Leader Partakes in Orthodox Epiphany Celebration

Russian President Vladimir Putin took part in the traditional mass bathing in the icy waters to celebrate Epiphany, a major holiday of Orthodox Christians,...

NASA’s Jim Bridenstine accepts invitation to visit Russia

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has accepted an invitation to make a working visit to Russia in the next several months, Russian space agency Roscosmos...
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NASA Cannot Cut Links With Russia

The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) intends to continue cooperation with Russia in exploring outer space despite pressure from Washington, a Russian...
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Russia and U.S. Have Made No Plans for 2019

Russia and the United States have not scheduled any direct contacts for the beginning of 2019 so far, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov...
Military jets fly in formation during the Victory Day parade in Moscow, Russia, May 9, 2016. (Xinhua/Bai Xueqi) (zw)

Moscow to Confirm Facts About Abducted Russian Sailors

The Russian Investigative Committee on Saturday has organized a procedural check on information relating to the abduction of six Russian sailors in the Gulf...

Detained Paul Whelan Also Has A British Citizenship

U.S. national Paul Whelan, who was detained last week in Moscow on suspicion of espionage, also has British citizenship, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria...

Russia and Israel Agree to Tackle Syrian Crisis Through Diplomatic Channels

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agreed on Friday to strengthen coordination on Syrian issues through military and diplomatic channels. The...
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Jan. 4 world news summary at 0030 GMT

UNITED NATIONS -- The UN Security Council on Thursday condemned the terrorist attack that took place at security checkpoints in northern Sar-e-Pul Province and...
Dmitry Medvedev, Islam Karimov...Russian President Dmitry Medvedev speaks to the media during his and his Uzbek counterpart Islam Karimov, unseen, in Tashkent, Uzbekistan's capital on Friday, Jan. 23, 2009. Medvedev says Moscow is ready to help U.S. efforts in Afghanistan by allowing the Americans to ship cargo intended for coalition forces across Russian territory. He spoke in televised comments during Friday's visit to Uzbekistan, a central Asian nation bordering Afghanistan. He expressed hope that President Barack Obama's administration will be more successful in stabilizing Afghanistan than its predecessors.(AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Dmitry Astakhov, Presidential Press Service)

Moscow-Kiev Tensions: Ukrainian products Faces Ban

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a government decree on Saturday to ban imports of many Ukrainian products amid Moscow-Kiev tensions. The banned items include...
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov addresses his annual press conference in Moscow, capital of Russia, on Jan. 26, 2016. Russia intends to build relationships with western countries on the basis of equality and mutual benefit, and it will no longer yield to external pressure, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday. (Xinhua/Dai Tianfang)

Treating Russia like a tool portends failure: Lavrov

Washington's attempts to treat Russia as a tool for serving U.S. interests are doomed to failure, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday. ...

Ethiopian Airlines to Connect Africa with Russia

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest Aviation Group in Africa and SKYTRAX certified Four Star Global Airline, has announced that it will soon launch services...
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World Cup 2018: England threaten to thrill but only half convince in opener

Six shots on target in the first half, several shots off target which should have been in the back of the net and 1-1...
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Russian Opposition Leader Handed 30-Day Sentence

A Moscow court on Tuesday sentenced Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny to 30 days in custody for organizing unauthorized rallies in Russian cities on...
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1,000 People Partake in Russia’s Rally for Internet Freedom

Around 1,000 people took part in an authorized rally to defend Internet freedom in the center of the Russian capital, the city police said...
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Alibaba’s Sub-network Unlocked By Russia’s Roskomnadzor

Russia's telecommunications watchdog Roskomnadzor said Sunday that it had unlocked a subnet of China's e-commerce giant Alibaba earlier implicated in an extensive blocking against...
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Russian leader takes his fourth oath of office

Vladimir Putin took oath of office on Monday to start his fourth term as Russian president. "It is my duty and the meaning of my...
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Top world leaders to observe Vladimir Putin’s Inaugural Ceremony

Six African Heads of State will be among global leaders and foreign dignitaries to eye-witness the official ceremony inaugurating the newly elected Russian leader,...
Sudan's fleet of Russian-made planes and helicopters has suffered a number of losses in recent years, with the military frequently blaming technical problems

Russian military authorities to visit England in certainty building visit

A group of Russian military inspectors will visit a designated district in Britain and receive briefings there about military activities by the British side,...
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Russia asks U.S., S. Korea to respond to DPRK choice to end nuclear tests

The Russian Foreign Ministry on Saturday hailed the decision of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to suspend nuclear tests and urged South...
5473595 11.04.2018 April 11, 2018. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ambassador of the Republic of Ghana to Russia Lesley Akyaa Opoku Ware after the ceremony to present credentials from foreign ambassadors at the Grand Kremlin Palace's Alexander Hall. Alexei Druzhinin / Sputnik

President Putin Strongly Cautions 17 Newly Arrived Foreign Envoys

Russian President Vladimir Putin has assertively reminded 17 newly arrived foreign envoys to make efforts to facilitate the development of multifaceted relations with Russia...
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Putin prepared to meet Trump – Lavrov

Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready to meet his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump at the invitation of the United States, but Moscow is waiting...
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov addresses his annual press conference in Moscow, capital of Russia, on Jan. 26, 2016. Russia intends to build relationships with western countries on the basis of equality and mutual benefit, and it will no longer yield to external pressure, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday. (Xinhua/Dai Tianfang)

Visa blockade: Russia to block flight to the U.S. – Lavrov

The sharp decrease in the issuance of U.S. visas to Russian citizens is a deliberate move by Washington to exert more pressure on Moscow...
US President describes impact of Paris Accord

U.S. accused of breaking all international protocols

The United States is violating all international norms, and Russia views the latest military strikes against Syria as an act of aggression, Alexander Sherin,...