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Ivan Golunov arrest: Russian reporter is freed after public outcry

Ivan Golunov arrest: Russian reporter is freed after public outcry

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Media playback is unsupported on your device A Russian journalist has been freed after drug-dealing charges against him were dropped following a public outcry.Russian newspapers had rallied round freelancer Ivan Golunov in a rare public show of support. Mr Golunov cried as he was freed from a police station on Tuesday and vowed to continue his investigative journalism.Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev admitted his guilt had "not been proven" and said an internal inquiry had been launched.The decision came after "forensic, biological, fingerprinting and genetic tests", the minister added. Mr Kolokoltsev said he would ask Russian President Vladimir Putin to dismiss two high-ranking officials over the case: the head of the Interior Affairs D...
Russian destroyer misses colliding with US cruiser by just 30 metres

Russian destroyer misses colliding with US cruiser by just 30 metres

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A Russian destroyer almost collided with a US guided missile cruiser in the Philippine Sea in an incident Washington has described as "unsafe and unprofessional".The Russian vessel came to within 30 metres of the USS Chancellorsville, according to US Seventh Fleet spokesman Commander Clayton Doss.He described a Russian claim that the US ship had acted dangerously as "propaganda".More follows... Let's block ads! (Why?) World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News
Recep Tayyip Erdogan expects F-35 jets ‘sooner or later’ despite Russian missiles purchase

Recep Tayyip Erdogan expects F-35 jets ‘sooner or later’ despite Russian missiles purchase

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May 19 (UPI) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday he expects F-35 jets will be delivered "sooner or late"r to his nation despite a deal with Russia to purchase the S-400 surface-to-air missile system. Turkey is among nine countries developing the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter but the United States has opposed shipment of the stealth jets if the nation goes ahead with the missile system purchase. "Sooner or later, we will receive the delivery of the F-35s, their equipment, and S-400s, too, will come to our country," Erdogan said after a dinner attended by representatives of youth organizations at the historical Dolmabahçe Palace in Istanbul. "There is absolutely no question of stepping back on the S-400 issue. It's a done deal." Erdogan expects the air defense s
U.S. condemns Putin’s decree pushing Russian citizenship for Ukrainians

U.S. condemns Putin’s decree pushing Russian citizenship for Ukrainians

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April 25 (UPI) -- The United States condemned Russian President Vladimir Putin's decision to hasten the process for residents in separatist-occupied Ukraine to gain Russian citizenship, saying the move violates Ukraine's sovereignty. "The United States condemns today's decision by President Putin to provide expedited Russian citizenship to Ukrainians living in Russia-controlled eastern Ukraine," the State Department said in a statement Wednesday. "Russia, through this highly provocative action, is intensifying its assault on Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity." On Wednesday, Putin signed a decree allowing for residents of certain regions of southeastern Ukraine to apply for Russian citizenship through a simplified procedure, Russia's state-run TASS news agency report. "Indiv...