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Warning shots fired as Russian aircraft violates South Korean airspace

Warning shots fired as Russian aircraft violates South Korean airspace

World
Warning shots have been fired after a Russian military aircraft violated South Korea's airspace.Officials in Seoul said three warplanes had initially violated the South's aerial identification zone off its east coast. One of the bombers then entered the country's territorial sky in an "unprecedented" act.Fighter jets were scrambled to the area to fire warning shots.Although the warplane left the area following Tuesday's incident, it later returned to South Korean airspace - and further warning shots were fired. Advertisement South Korea's top security adviser Chung Eui-yong urged Nikolai Patrushev, secretary of the Security Council of Russia, to assess the incident and take appropriate action, South Korea's...

Russian officials raise alarm over bee deaths

Technology
Russian officials are raising the alarm about mass bee deaths across the country. The Russian Agricultural Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday that bees have been dying in large numbers in at least seven regions this year. Experts attribute the deaths to a careless and excessive use of pesticides at nearby fields. Rossiya 1 in a TV report on Monday quoted one farmer outside Moscow who said he had lost 100,000 bees in the past week. The footage showed the ground by the hives covered by a layer of dead bees. The ministry said that the mass deaths recorded from western Russia to Siberia have had a "substantial financial impact" on beekeeping in Russia but did not provide any figures.Let's block ads! (Why?) ABC News: Technology
G20 summit: Trump jokes to Putin about Russian election meddling

G20 summit: Trump jokes to Putin about Russian election meddling

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Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump has appeared to make light of Russian election interference during a meeting with the country's leader, Vladimir Putin.A smirking Mr Trump wagged his finger at the Russian president and said: "Don't meddle in the election, please."The pair were holding talks on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Japan.It was their first meeting since Robert Mueller concluded his investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election.US intelligence agencies concluded that Russia was behind an effort to influence the presidential election with a state-authorised campaign of cyber-attacks and fake news stories planted on social media.But special counsel Mueller's report found...
Japan scrambles jets to counter Russian bombers in its airspace

Japan scrambles jets to counter Russian bombers in its airspace

Business
June 21 (UPI) -- Russian bombers violated Japanese airspace, prompting a scramble of fighter planes to escort them away, Japan's defense ministry said. Two Tu-95 bombers entered Japanese airspace near Minamidaito Island in Okinawa Prefecture on Thursday morning for about three minutes, and one later re-entered the airspace for about two minutes near Hachijo Island in the Izu island chain, the ministry said. It added no dangerous maneuvers were observed. The planes were later seen flying southward from the Sea of Japan through the Tsushima Strait between Japan and South Korea in the morning. A "stern protest" against Russia was lodged over the incident, the Japanese Foreign Ministry later said. Russia insisted that the planes did not violate Japan's airspace but flew over international wa...
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...