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Moscow says 27 more Russian diplomats due to leave U.S. in January

Reuters
A Russian flag flies outside the Consulate General of the Russian Federation in New York in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., August 2, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register MOSCOW, Nov 28 (Reuters) – Russia’s ambassador to the United States said that 27 more......

U.S. says ‘all options’ on the table over Russian troop buildup near Ukraine

Reuters
A serviceman of the Ukrainian Armed Forces takes part in military drills at a training ground near the border with Russian-annexed Crimea in Kherson region, Ukraine, in this handout picture released by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine press service November 17, 2021. Press Service of General......

Russian rouble pares some losses, stocks recovery falters

Reuters
MOSCOW, Nov 25 (Reuters) – The rouble pared some losses on Thursday while a partial recovery on Russian stock indexes, which had fallen sharply on geopolitical fears, appeared to run out of steam. By 1330 GMT, the rouble had gained 0.4% against the dollar to 74.73 , retreating from the......

Russian troop build-up: View from Ukraine front line

BBC
Nato and the United States are worried about a build-up of Russian troops on its border with eastern Ukraine which has led to speculation over an invasion. BBC correspondent Abdujalil Abdurasulov has visited the Ukrainian front line. Filmed, produced and edited by Abdujalil Abdurasulov. BBC – For more and to......

US considering sending extra weaponry to Ukraine as fears mount over potential Russian invasion

CNN
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The discussions about the proposed lethal aid package are happening as Ukraine has begun to warn publicly that an invasion could happen as soon as January. The package could include new Javelin anti-tank and anti-armor missiles as well as......

U.S. Warns Allies of Possible Russian Incursion as Troops Amass Near Ukraine

New York Times
WASHINGTON — American intelligence officials are warning allies that there is a short window of time to prevent Russia from taking military action in Ukraine, pushing European countries to work with the United States to develop a package of economic and military measures to deter Moscow, according to American and......

Russian rouble slides past 73 vs dollar as oil drops

Reuters
MOSCOW, Nov 19 (Reuters) – The Russian rouble gave up early gains on Friday, sliding back past 73 to the dollar, as oil prices swung from positive to negative and geopolitical tensions depressed sentiment. By 1058 GMT, the rouble was 0.6% weaker against the dollar at 73.47 , nearing a......

Debris From Test of Russian Antisatellite Weapon Forces Astronauts to Shelter

New York Times
Russia carried out an antisatellite missile test on Monday, obliterating one of its own satellites in orbit. The test created a vast cloud of debris that continues to orbit Earth, and some of the material loomed dangerously close to the International Space Station, forcing astronauts to take shelter for hours......

Russian anti-satellite missile test endangers space station crew – NASA

Reuters
The International Space Station (ISS) photographed by Expedition 56 crew members from a Soyuz spacecraft after undocking, October 4, 2018. NASA/Roscosmos/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo WASHINGTON, Nov 15 (Reuters) – An anti-satellite missile test Russia conducted on Monday generated a debris field in low-Earth orbit that endangered the International Space Station......

ISS astronauts scramble to safety after Russian weapons test

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here ISS astronauts scramble to safety after Russian weapons test – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Seven astronauts on board the International Space Station, including two Russians, have taken shelter after a Russian weapons test blew up the country’s own......

US concerned that a Russian anti-satellite weapons test created a debris field in space

CNN
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here US Space Command confirmed that a rare and potentially dangerous “debris-generating event” took place but did not provide details or mention Russia. The two officials said the State Department is preparing to put out a statement later today. One......

Russian gas flows resume to Europe, reducing prices and easing fears

Reuters
A worker turns a valve as another worker talks on a phone at a gas compressor station at the Yamal-Europe pipeline near Nesvizh, some 130 km (81 miles) southwest of Minsk, Belarus, December 29, 2006. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko Westward gas flows resume on Yamal-Europe pipeline Putin ordered Gazprom to increase supplies......

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