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Ukraine-Russia naval conflict deepens post Russian seizure of Ukrainian warships

United States President Donald Trump has called off his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin that was scheduled to be held on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Argentina. The announcement was made soon after the Ukraine-Russia naval conflict Russian forces on Sunday seized two Ukranian gunboats and a tug sailing from Odessa to the port of Mariupol, in the

Russian media believes China flared artificial GDP growth

  The Russian media doubts the GDP growth of China which superseded Japan’s economy in 2010. It alleges China of manipulation in its GDP figures. Media Research company Chinascope published a report from Radio Free Asia, which cited a commentary that appeared in Russian daily Kommersant. The piece, titled "The Deception of the GDP," claimed that the GDP was doctored by 'powerful

US objected at UN by Russia, China over blacklisting Russian-based North Korean banker and two other entities

The United States at UN Security Council proposed to add a Russia based North Korean banker in the blacklist, on Thursday. The blacklisted names involved the other two entities along with the Russian bank. As per the reports by Reuters, the proposal was laid to the 15 member UNSC North Korea sanctions committee, which operates by the consensus. On the ground of no

Russia considers retaliation over US, called new sanctions illegal, unfriendly

In the US row of tightening sanctions over countries like Iran and North Korea, Russia joined the targets and it readily plans on the retaliatory measures. On Thursday, Russia condemned US sanctions and has started considering retaliation over a new round sanctions applied on the trade. The U.S. State Department said on Wednesday that it would impose fresh sanctions by the month’s

Trump under Fire for Remark on Russian Meddling

After President Trump made headlines at Helsinki for refusing finding of U.S.A intelligence agencies and siding with Vladimir Putin, he came home to criticism at its best and backlash and outrage at its worst from friends and foes alike. Once back, however, President Donald Trump claimed to have “full faith” in his intelligence agencies and stated that he had repeatedly accepted

The Trajectory of Bollywood’s Affair with Russia

This article was published in D&B’s special edition: 71st Anniversary of India-Russia Bilateral Ties During the 1940s and 50s, India was exploring its potential in every sector, at home and internationally, as an independent sovereign country. The aim of extending its hand to the world was not only to develop strategic ties and bilateral relations, but also to leave footprints

It’s a Win for France

FIFA World Cup 2018 was a tournament of firsts. Stereotypes were shattered when the so-called ‘underdog’ teams took over the game and all the big-shot players had to take a backseat. VAR (Video Assistant Referee) was used for the first time by hosting nation Russia in this tournament to reach better decisions. But the grandest moments that will go down in

India–Russia FGFA Deal Hits a Bump

In 2007, India and Russia signed an inter-governmental agreement for a mega project consisting of joint-development of a fifth-generation fighter aircraft (FGFA). India, however, recently has conveyed its unwillingness to Russia to move forward with the project due to the high costs involved. Official sources from both sides are currently stating that negotiations and discussions haven’t been entirely shelved yet. India is

Russia’s Epicurean History Garnished with Warmth

This article was published in D&B’s special edition: 71st Anniversary of India-Russia Bilateral Ties Contrary to Russia’s cold and wintry landscape, its food brings out a want for culinary pleasure. Russia, similar to India, is one of the oldest civilizations in the world, with a sense of traditionalism. Where Indian cuisines are bursting with flavours, Russian cuisine is an embodiment of simplicity

Iran Walks out of OPEC Meeting

Despite Iran strongly opposing the decision, OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) and its allies have come to a preliminary agreement to theoretically raise production by 1 million barrels per day. There is doubt as to whether an increase will actually be experienced in the production as several small countries that are members will be unable to rise to such

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