15 Russians not invited to Olympics despite doping ban repeal
Feb05

15 Russians not invited to Olympics despite doping ban repeal

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has refused to invite 13 Russian athletes and two coaches to the 2018 Winter Olympics, despite their lifetime bans being overturned earlier by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). In a statement released Monday, the IOC says its Invitation Review Panel ruled unanimously to decline requests for Olympic invitations for a list of 15 athletes and coaches submitted by the Russian Olympic...

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Russian Navy gets new weapon to induce ‘hallucinations’ and ‘blind’ the enemy
Feb04

Russian Navy gets new weapon to induce ‘hallucinations’ and ‘blind’ the enemy

A new weapon installed on Russian warships can make enemy soldiers miss targets by blinding them, while also causing hallucinations and making them want to vomit. Two Russian frigates were fitted with the new non-lethal dazzler-type weapon, the 5P-42 Filin (eagle-owl), the manufacturer’s representative told RIA Novosti. The weapon is designed to temporarily blind the enemy. It creates a strobe-like effect that disrupts eyesight,...

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Crisis in Venezuela ‘fueled’ from outside, those responsible not interested in talks – Turkish FM
Feb04

Crisis in Venezuela ‘fueled’ from outside, those responsible not interested in talks – Turkish FM

Ankara has warned that the states refusing meaningful dialogue with the legitimate authorities of Venezuela only ‘help’ to plunge the country into more chaos and uncertainty, rather than contribute to resolving the problem. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu cautioned that “there is a spark that can turn into a fire at any moment.” A crisis like that should be defused “through dialogue,” and Venezuelan authorities have...

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Global outages boost oil prices
Feb04

Global outages boost oil prices

Oil prices are on track for strong gains this week, and the price increases are not only the result of the crisis in Venezuela. The oil market received a boost from the US Federal Reserve this week, which signaled on Wednesday that it would essentially suspend its plans to hike interest rates this year. Fed chairman Jerome Powell said that economic growth remained “solid” but that the central bank had “the luxury of patience” when...

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Putin to take part in East Asia Summit in Singapore
Nov15

Putin to take part in East Asia Summit in Singapore

Russian President Vladimir Putin will take part in the 13th East Asia Summit (EAS) on the third day of his official visit to Singapore. The Kremlin press service reported that Thursday’s plenary session will focus on “issues of strengthening regional security and combating terrorism, boosting cooperation in the sphere of healthcare, high tech and environment protection.” The summit began on Wednesday evening with an...

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