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Russia to Lift Ban on EU Produce, Bans Meat

Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 3:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Russia says it will ban some German meat and dairy imports, citing concern about E. coli, even as the European Union and Russia struck a deal on conditions for lifting a ban on EU vegetables. Russian regulators said Wednesday the ban on meat and milk products from about 300 German companies is being implemented because […]

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US Disappointed That Russia Bars Political Party

Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 3:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States said Wednesday it was disappointed by Russia’s decision to bar an opposition political party from participating in the country’s upcoming parliamentary elections. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in a statement that the U.S. also was “troubled” by reports of pressure by authorities against supporters of the Party of People’s Freedom, or […]

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Russia, EU Sign Deal to End Vegetable Ban

Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 1:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The European Union and Russia have signed an agreement on conditions for lifting a ban on EU vegetable imports. Moscow imposed the ban earlier this month after an outbreak of E. coli killed at least 39 people and infected around 3,000 others. The outbreak was traced to a farm in northern Germany. But Russia said […]

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Russian Plane Crash Death Toll Rises to 45

Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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Russia’s Emergencies Ministry says a 9-year old boy has become the 45th victim of Tuesday’s passenger plane crash in northwest Russia, near the Finnish border. The ministry said Wednesday the child had died of his injuries. Seven other people were dragged alive from the burning wreckage in Russia’s northern republic of Karelia. Deputy Prime Minister […]

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Russia Moves to Cut Off Electricity to Belarus

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 2:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Russia is threatening to suspend supplies of electricity to Belarus if that country does not pay its bills. Belarus is battling a severe currency crisis, and has seen the value of its money fall by 36 percent. The Russian state-controlled power group InterRAO said it would stop the flow of electricity on Monday, June 27, […]

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Russian Plane Crash Kills 44, 8 Survivors

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities are blaming pilot error for a plane crash in Russia’s northern republic of Karelia that killed 44 people after slamming into the ground and catching fire. Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov, who oversees Russia’s aviation industry, said Tuesday that it appears the pilot made a mistake while trying to land in heavy fog. The […]

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44 Reported Killed in Russian Plane Crash

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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Russian officials say 44 people were killed and eight others injured when a passenger plane crashed late Monday in Russia’s northern republic of Karelia. The plane, a Tupolev 134, with 52 people on board was trying to land at Petrozavodsk airport, about 650 kilometers northwest of Moscow, when it crashed on a nearby highway and […]

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44 Reported Killed in Russian Plane Crash

Posted June 20th, 2011 at 11:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Russian officials say 44 people were killed and eight others injured when a passenger plane crashed late Monday in Russia’s northern republic of Karelia. The plane, a Tupolev 134, with more than 50 people on board was trying to land at Petrozavodsk airport, about 650 kilometers northwest of Moscow, when it crashed on a nearby […]

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44 Reported Killed in Russian Plane Crash

Posted June 20th, 2011 at 9:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Russian officials say 44 people have been killed and eight others injured when a passenger plane crashed late Monday in Russia’s northern republic of Karelia. The plane, a Tupolev 134, with more than 50 people on board was trying to land at Petrozavodsk airport about 650 kilometers northwest of Moscow, when it crashed on a […]

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At Least 40 Reported Killed in Russian Plane Crash

Posted June 20th, 2011 at 7:45 pm (UTC-5)
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A passenger plane with nearly 50 people on board has crashed in Russia’s northern republic of Karelia. Local media and officials said at least 40 people were killed. The plane, a Tupolev 134, crashed on a motorway about 15 kilometers away from Petrozavodsk airport late Monday. It caught fire after the crash, which damaged the […]

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