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Booking.com slapped $17 mn fine by Russia for ‘abusing’ dominant position

Moscow, Russia: Russia has slapped online travel agency Booking.com with a $17.5 million fine for "abusing" its dominant position in the market, a government...

Russia-led bloc ‘concerned’ Taliban yet to form a government

Moscow, Russia: A Moscow-led security bloc said Monday it was concerned that the Taliban had not yet started forming a transitional government in Afghanistan,...

Ukraine blocks access to popular Russian news sites

Keiv, Ukraine: Ukraine on Monday blocked the websites of several prominent Russian media outlets in its latest round of sanctions against neighbouring Russia, which...

UK, US sanction seven more Russians for Navalny poisoning

London, United Kingdom: Britain and the United States sanctioned seven Russian officials on the first anniversary Friday of the near-fatal poisoning of jailed Kremlin...

BBC calls Russian expulsion of correspondent attack on media freedom

London, United Kingdom: The BBC on Friday accused Russia of "a direct assault on media freedom" after effectively expelling one of its Moscow correspondents...

Russia ramps up Siberia blazes battle

Yakutsk, Russia: On Friday, Russia established a national response center and dispatched extra firefighters to combat the country's coldest province, Yakutia in Siberia, which is...

Russian tourists fly to Egypt’s Red Sea resorts after years-long ban

Cairo, Egypt: Flights bringing tourists from Russia to Egypt's Red Sea resorts arrived Monday for the first time since the October 2015 jihadist bombing...

UK court hears Abramovich libel claim over Putin book

London, United Kingdom: Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich rejects "lazy inaccuracies" in a book that claims he took over Chelsea Football Club at the Kremlin's...

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Swiss unanimously votes for same-sex union referendum

GENEVA — In Switzerland, a controversial same-sex marriage referendum has been resoundingly approved by voters of the conservative, rich Alpine...
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New Covid surge overwhelms hospitals in parts of US

WASHINGTON, D.C. — According to one of the country's top health officials, the spike in coronavirus cases in the...

China wants effeminate male celebs to man up

WASHINGTON — Macho men are in and effeminate male performers are out as Beijing expands its crackdown on China's entertainment...

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