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Ugandans, South Sudanese win Russian state scholarships

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Russian Embassy in Kampala has approved a list of candidates from Uganda and South Sudan proposed for the Russian State Scholarship. The 16 Ugandans and five South Sudanese win scholarships to study at the Russian universities within the quota for international students provided …

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Putin urges Russians to vote on constitutional amendments

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday called on citizens to take part in the ongoing referendum on constitutional amendments. “My position is clear, unchanged and absolutely firm: the updated text of the constitution and all proposed amendments will come into force only with your approval,” Putin …

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Russia says has removed fuel from river hit by Arctic spill

Moscow, Russia | AFP | Russia has finished clearing fuel from the surface of a river hit by a massive diesel spill in the Arctic region, but the full clean-up could take years, officials said Wednesday. After more than 700 people were deployed to clear the pollution, officials said the operation …

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Nuclear powers modernising, arms control outlook ‘bleak’: report

Stockholm, Sweden | AFP | Nuclear powers continue to modernise their arsenals, researchers said Monday, warning that tensions were rising and the outlook for arms control was “bleak”. “The loss of key channels of communication between Russia and the USA… could potentially lead to a new nuclear arms race,” said Shannon …

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Russia struggles to clean up Arctic river fuel spill

Moscow, Russia | AFP | Russia on Thursday intensified efforts to clean up a major fuel spill that environmentalists say is theworst such accident in the Arctic, as investigators made their first arrest. A diesel reservoir collapsed at a power station outside the northern Siberian city of Norilsk on Friday, releasing …

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Trump says ‘common sense’ for Russia to rejoin G7

Washington, United States | AFP | President Donald Trump on Wednesday said it is “common sense” to bring Russia back into the G7, despite Moscow’s expulsion from the club after invading part of Ukraine. Speaking to Fox News radio, Trump said that the G7 countries — Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United …

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Putin rushes to move on from virus with vote on reforms

Moscow, Russia | AFP | It took less than a week after he said Russia’s coronavirus crisis had peaked for President Vladimir Putin to fast-track a vote on constitutional reforms allowing him to serve more Kremlin terms. By pushing ahead with the public vote on July 1 — despite Russia still …

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Russia begins building first stealth bomber: report

Moscow, Russia | AFP | Russia has begun manufacturing the prototype of its first strategic stealth bomber, state news agency TASS reported on Tuesday, as the country presses ahead with the modernisation of its military. Quoting defence industry sources, TASS said the state-controlled United Aircraft Corporation was overseeing the project. It said material was being shipped …

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China takes massive economic hit as Russia virus toll mounts

Beijing, China | AFP | China warned Friday that its huge economy will suffer an immense hit from the coronavirus, as the ongoing pandemic and national lockdowns cause massive global job losses and Russia faces a steep increase in deaths. As Beijing’s communist rulers failed to set an annual growth target …

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