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44 dead in Russian plane crash

44 dead in Russian plane crash

A Russian jetliner crashed on Tuesday, killing 44 people and injuring at least 8 others.

Russia, Qatar win bids to host World Cups

Russia, Qatar win bids to host World Cups

Russia and Qatar won the bid to host the FIFA World Cup in 2018 and 2022 respectively, beating out countries like Australia, Japan, South Korea, and the United States.

Russian mine blasts kill 12, trap 83

Russian mine blasts kill 12, trap 83

Two explosions in Russia’s biggest underground coal mine on Sunday left at least a dozen people dead and 83 more trapped.

Poland president, wife, dead in plane crash; no survivors

Poland president, wife, dead in plane crash; no survivors

Polish President Lech Kaczynski is feared to have been killed with his wife in a plane crash in the Russian region of Smolensk, according to local news reports. Kaczynski was 60.

President Medvedev to fight terrorism in Russia

President Medvedev to fight terrorism in Russia

Because of the recent suicide bombings in Russia, President Dmitry Medvedev said that he is determined to fight without hesitation any act of terrorism in the country.

Georgians panic after TV broadcast of Russian invasion

Georgians panic after TV broadcast of Russian invasion

Thousands of Georgians were thrown into a panic after a local television network televised a fake report about a Russian invasion of the country.

President calls on Russian Olympic officials to resign due to ‘poor performance’

President calls on Russian Olympic officials to resign due to ‘poor performance’

President Dmitri Medvedev have called on Russian Olympics officials to “take the brave decision and submit their resignations”, following the country’s less-than-satisfactory performance in the last Winter Olympics games.

India and Russia sign nuclear agreement

India and Russia sign nuclear agreement

Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh and Russian president Dmitry Medvedev signed an agreement on Monday to stabilize and increase their defense cooperation.

Russia’s Putin considers running again in 2012

Russia’s Putin considers running again in 2012

After ten years in power as either president or prime minister of Russia, Vladimir Putin on national television Thursday gave hints on his plans of going at it again in 2012.

Obama scraps Bush missile defense plan

Obama scraps Bush missile defense plan

U.S. President Barack Obama has shelved a missile barricade plan that former president George W. Bush said was necessary in dealing with potential threats from Iran and the like.

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