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Ebola virus forces African judokas to skip 2014 Judo World Championship in Russia

CHELYABINSK, (PNA/ITAR-TASS) — African judokas decided against competing in the 2014 Judo World Championship in the Russian city of Chelyabinsk later this month citing Ebola virus disease outbreak in West…

Russia eyes importing agricultural produce from Paraguay

MOSCOW, (PNA/ITAR-TASS) — Russia’s agricultural watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor is likely to accredit more Paraguayan exporters of meat and milk products as well as fruits and vegetables, the watchdog said in a…

Russia’s migrants may have their own ombudsman soon

MOSCOW, (PNA/Itar-Tass) — A special position of Russia’s ombudsman for the rights of migrants may be introduced next week, when the presidential council for inter-ethnic relations meets in session in…

Putin to meet leaders of Japan, China and Indonesia on sidelines of APEC summit

MOSCOW, (PNA/Itar-Tass) — Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold meetings with Japanese Prime Minister Sinzho Abe and Chinese and Indonesian leaders Xi Jinping and Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on the sidelines…

West does not know what to do if extremist comes to power in Syria – Putin

VALDAI, Novgorod Region, (PNA/Itar-Tass) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Western countries did not know what to do if extremist came to power in Syria as a result of their…

Putin to discuss ties and Syrian issue with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi

MOSCOW, (PNA/ITAR-TASS) — Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet on Thursday with the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of the United Arab…

Putin, Obama leave G20 talks with unwavering views on Syria – Putin

ST. PETERSBURG, (PNA/RIA Novosti) -– Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday that his meeting with US leader Barack Obama was “constructive,” but added that they held by their opinions on…

Putin, Obama discuss Syria at G20 summit – aide

ST. PETERSBURG, (PNA/RIA Novosti) -– Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks about Syria with his US counterpart, Barack Obama, on the sidelines of the G20 summit near St. Petersburg, a…

US Plans ‘significantly larger’ strike on Syria – reports

WASHINGTON, (PNA/RIA Novosti) – The United States is making plans for a “significantly larger” military strike on Syria than at first envisioned that could include use of long-range bombers making…

(Nightlead) Russia warns US vs. strike on Syrian chemical facilities

MOSCOW, (PNA/Xinhua) — Russia warned Friday the United States against any unilateral military strike on Syrian chemical facilities. “We are especially alarmed by the fact that military infrastructure facilities guaranteeing…

Russia to allocate 200 million rubles for human rights groups before year-end

MOSCOW, (PNA/Itar-Tass) — Russia will allocate 200 million rubles to support domestic human rights organizations before the year-end, Russian President Vladimir Putin told the Presidential Council of Civil Society and…