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NASA to Pay Russia $424 mln More for Lift Into Space

NASA to Pay Russia $424 mln More for Lift Into Space

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 10:29

NASA said Tuesday it will pay $424 million more to Russia for giving US astronauts a lift to the International Space Station. [caption id="attachment_30513" align="alignright" width="369"] NASA Russia Space Program[/caption] The hefty bill ...

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Russia Bans Controversial Anti Islam Video

Russia Bans Controversial Anti Islam Video

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 8:48

A Russian court paved the way for a potential closure of the video-sharing website YouTube by banning an anti-Islam video on Monday that sparked violent protests across the Muslim world. Moscow's Tverskoy Court ruled that the ...

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Govt Considers Alternative as Russia Caves in to Pressure (Iran-Pakistan pipeline)

Govt Considers Alternative as Russia Caves in to Pressure (Iran-Pakistan pipeline)

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 11:08

The government is working on an alternative plan to finance the $1.5 billion Iran-Pakistan (IP) gas pipeline as hopes for funding from Russia fade in the face of mounting pressure from the US to stop the project, says a senior government official....

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Russian Plane Crashes With 43 Aboard, 12 Survive

Russian Plane Crashes With 43 Aboard, 12 Survive

Monday, April 2, 2012 9:54

Russia A Russian passenger plane with 43 people on board crashed in Siberia on Monday, killing at least 16 people while 12 survivors were rescued, an emergency official said....

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Vladimir Putin wins Russian Presidency Ppponents Allege Fraud

Vladimir Putin wins Russian Presidency Ppponents Allege Fraud

Monday, March 5, 2012 10:59

Vladimir Putin won a resounding victory in Russia's presidential election on Sunday, exit polls showed, securing a new six-year term in the Kremlin and a mandate to deal with opposition protests after a vote that opponents said was marred by fraud....

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Russia to Launch Space Hotel With Intergalactic View

Russia to Launch Space Hotel With Intergalactic View

Thursday, August 18, 2011 6:49

A Russian company has unveiled an ambitious plan to launch a 'space hotel' in orbit 217 miles up which would have huge windows for views of the Earth turning below. A five-day stay in the hotel, which would ...

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Russia Presents New Nuclear Plan to Iran

Russia Presents New Nuclear Plan to Iran

Thursday, August 18, 2011 6:36

Russia pressed ahead Wednesday with its drive to revive the stalled nuclear talks between Iran and Western powers after the Islamic state's president said he backed Moscow's new crisis proposals. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov ...

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50th Anniversary of Gagarin Space Flight Celebrated

50th Anniversary of Gagarin Space Flight Celebrated

Wednesday, April 13, 2011 12:20

Russia on Tuesday celebrated the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s first human space flight.On April 12, 1961, the Soviet Union made history as they sent 27-year-old Yuri Gagarin into space in their Vostok rocket, as he became the first man to go into outer space....

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MPs told Russia, India and UAE involved in Baloch Insurgency

MPs told Russia, India and UAE involved in Baloch Insurgency

Friday, December 3, 2010 11:18

A briefing given by the then director general of military operations, Ahmed Shuja Pasha, to parliamentarians has been characterised as being supportive of the US....

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Japan says PM to meet Russian President despite Row

Japan says PM to meet Russian President despite Row

Tuesday, November 2, 2010 11:34

Leaders from Japan and Russia will likely hold talks at an Asia-Pacific summit in mid-November, Japan's top government spokesman said on Tuesday, despite a diplomatic row over disputed islands that both nations claim....

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