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Russia, China sign $25-bn energy deal
Moscow, Feb 18 (DPA) Russia and China signed a $25-billion energy deal in Beijing Tuesday under which Russia will pump oil to its energy-hungry neighbour for the next 20 years in return for loans, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Sechin said.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009 4:18:54 AM

Alcohol sales restricted in Russian Caucasus region
Moscow, Feb 18 (DPA) Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov signed a decree Tuesday restricting alcohol sales in the predominantly Muslim Russian republic to two hours per day, Russian news agencies reported.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009 2:34:34 AM

EU faces 3.5 million job losses in 2009
Brussels, Feb 18 (DPA) Up to 3.5 million European Union (EU) citizens face losing their jobs in 2009 owing to the current economic crisis, the EU's executive warned Tuesday.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009 1:07:16 AM

Iran seeks advanced missiles from Moscow
Moscow, Feb 17 (DPA) The Iranian defence minister, now visiting Moscow, is seeking advanced surface-to-air missiles that could help Iran counter air strikes, a Russian newspaper reported Tuesday.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009 11:43:23 PM

NATO concerned over Pakistan's Shariat deal
Brussels, Feb 17 (IANS) The NATO Tuesday expressed concern over Pakistan's decision to allow a Taliban-linked Islamist group to implement the Shariat laws in parts of the country's North West Frontier Province (NWFP), EuAsiaNews reported.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009 11:22:22 PM

Sarkozy, mayor receive death threats
Paris, Feb 17 (DPA) French President Nicolas Sarkozy has filed a complaint against unidentified people after a letter containing death threats against him and another politician was sent to the city hall of the southern city of Beziers, the daily Midi Libre reported Tuesday.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009 10:02:50 PM

Al Qaeda has gained strength, active in North Caucasus: diplomat
Moscow, Feb 17 (RIA Novosti) The Al Qaeda terrorist organisation has not become weaker but gained in strength, a Russian diplomat said Tuesday.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009 9:53:51 PM

New Zealand PM questions safety of players in Zimbabwe
London, Feb 17 (IANS) New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has questioned whether it was safe for its cricketers to tour Zimbabwe, a country undergoing political and social breakdown.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009 8:49:00 PM

Walcott to extend his Arsenal career by five years
London, Feb 17 (IANS) Arsenal has offered young forward Theo Walcott a five-year deal that will keep him at the English club till 2014.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009 8:46:26 PM

'Russia will not change stand on Iran under pressure'
Moscow, Feb 17 (IANS) Russia has said it will not change its policy towards Iran under pressure from Europe and the US, IRNA reported Tuesday.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009 8:45:59 PM

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