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EU to map out escape route from Russian fossil fuels

EU to map out escape route from Russian fossil fuels

The European Commission will on Wednesday unveil a 210 billion euro plan for how Europe can end its reliance on Russian fossil fuels by 2027, and use the pivot away from Moscow to quicken its shift to green energy. To wean countries off …

Turkey to agree to Sweden, Finland NATO membership if...

Turkey to agree to Sweden, Finland NATO membership if...

Turkey has demanded that European countries end restrictions on the export of weapons, as well as the lifting of US sanctions for the purchased Russian S-400 systems, in return for agreeing to the membership of Sweden and Finland in …

Finland and Sweden formally apply to join NATO

Finland and Sweden formally apply to join NATO

Finnish ambassador to NATO Klaus Korhonen and his Swedish counterpart Axel Vernhoff officially handed over their countries’ NATO membership applications to the alliance's Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday. The ceremony was …

Opposition activists block metro traffic in Yerevan

Opposition activists block metro traffic in Yerevan

A group of opposition activists on Wednesday blocked the movement of the Yerevan metro, demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, police began detaining protesters, local portals are broadcasting live from the Yerevan …

Terrorist attack prevented in Russia's Makhachkala

Terrorist attack prevented in Russia's Makhachkala

Two militants were killed in a counterterrorism operation in Dagestan's capital of Makhachkala, the information center of the National Anti-terrorism Committee told TASS on Wednesday. "The gangsters detected near a power …

Russia opens land borders with Georgia

Russia opens land borders with Georgia

Russian citizens are allowed to enter Georgia by land without any special permission starting from May 17, according to a document published on the official Internet portal of legal information of Russia. Previously, during …

Sweden expresses desire to expand cooperation with Turkey

Sweden expresses desire to expand cooperation with Turkey

Sweden's prime minister Magdalena Andersson expressed her country's will to expand cooperation with Turkey within NATO. Speaking at a news conference with Finland's President Sauli Niinisto in Stockholm, Magdalena …

Putin hodls phone talks with new UAE president

Putin hodls phone talks with new UAE president

Russian President Vladimir Putin has congratulated Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan on his election President of the United Arab Emirates, the Kremlin press service said on Tuesday after their telephone call. The Russian leader once …

Georgian PM discusses Georgia's EU membership bid in Brussels

Georgian PM discusses Georgia's EU membership bid in Brussels

Georgia's application for European Union membership, as well as the progress made by the country in implementing the 2014 EU-Georgia Association Agreement and related democratic reforms were discussed on Tuesday in a meeting between Georgian …

Lavrov: Russia won’t be left without Internet

Lavrov: Russia won’t be left without Internet

Russia won’t be left without the Internet, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Tuesday. "I assure you that the tasks clearly set now by president [Vladimir Putin] will be implemented, and neither you nor I will be left …

Russia records 4,122 daily COVID-19 cases

Russia records 4,122 daily COVID-19 cases

Russia’s COVID-19 case tally rose by 4,122 over the past day to 18,268,958, the anti-coronavirus crisis center reported on Tuesday. In relative terms, the growth rate reached 0.02%. As many as 2,772 people were …

Tehran: NATO expansion reason behind situation in Ukraine

Tehran: NATO expansion reason behind situation in Ukraine

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said that NATO expansion and the West's disregard for Russia's security considerations are the reasons for the current situation in Ukraine. "We think that the root of …