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Stockholm, We Have a Problem: Male Rape Cases Increase in Sweden

Whereas sexual violence against women has been acknowledged as one of the foremost social problems affecting many parts of the world, male rape has yet to be addressed by either researchers or the police. Swedish scientists at Umeå University believe male rape should be taken more seriously.

Thank You, Sanctions: Ban on EU Food Exports Seeds Russian Agriculture Sector

Moscow's ban on the import of food products from the EU and the ensuing ruble crisis have added significantly to the resurrection of Russian farming; now the country makes more money from the export of agricultural products than from the international sale of military equipment, according to Spiegel Online.

Russian Aerospace Forces to Start Receiving Mi-26T2 Helicopters in 2018

The Russian Aerospace Forces will start receiving the upgraded Mi-26T2 helicopters from the Russian Helicopters corporation in 2018.

Russia to Continue Talks on Israel-Palestine Peace Meeting

Russia will continue consultations with Israel and Palestine on the form, content and date of the next peaceful settlement talks, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov told Sputnik on Tuesday.

Germany’s State Elections Signal Rise of Germany’s Right Wing AfD

The recent state elections in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania resulted in a shocking defeat for Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party, sending ripples across the German political circles.

Germany to Invest $65Mln to Build Infrastructure in Turkey's Incirlik Airbase

The German defense ministry has allocated a total of 58 million euros ($65 million) to build infrastructure to support German forces stationed at the Turkish Incirlik airbase which is used to conduct missions against the Daesh terrorist group, German media reported.

Russian Arms Exporter Awaits Brazil’s Invitation for Talks on Pantsir Purchases

Sergey Goreslavsky, Russian state arms exporter Rosoboronexport's deputy director said that firm expects an invitation for ‘face-to-face’ talks with the Brazilian air forces on the Pantsir-S1 anti-aircraft artillery systems.

Brussels Commends Kiev for Energy Plan That Has Left Ukrainians Out in the Cold

Earlier this month, EU Commissioner for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic travelled to Kiev, where he praised the Ukrainian government's decision to raise energy prices. Commenting on the official's remarks, Ukraine expert Yuri Sergeev explained that the decision Sefcovic had praised was, in fact, driving ordinary Ukrainians into destitution.

Moscow, Paris Share Same Goals in Settlement of Syrian Conflict

French Ambassador to Russia Jean-Maurice Ripert said that France and Russia have the same goals regarding Syria: to destroy the Daesh terrorist group and reserve a united, secular and democratic Syria.

No Table Manners! Live Danish TV Show Gets Rude Interruption

Was this just an attempt to earn a few seconds of fame, or was the guy just being a little deranged? You decide.

Russia, India Still in Talks on S-400 Triumf Missile System Deliveries

The Indian Defense Ministry is still in talks with Rosoboronexport on the supply of S-400 Triumf missile systems, according to the state arms exporter Rosoboronexport’s deputy director.

US Lifts Russian Arms Exporter’s Mi-17 Maintenance Sanctions in Afghanistan

US has lifted sanctions against Rosobonexport’s contracts in Afghanistan, the firm’s deputy director told Sputnik on Tuesday.

EU Countries Undermine Peaceful Rhetoric With Arms Sales to Asia

The EU's claim that it is a peaceful organization is undermined by the efforts of its arms dealers, who regularly do business in Asia, Asia Times reported on Friday.

AfD Hopeful to Become Germany's Second Strongest Party After General Elections

Markus Frohnmaier, the head of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party said that the party was optimistic about the results it could achieve in Berlin, although he complained about attacks on AfD supporters by leftist activists.

Russian Young Cancer Patients Paint Pieces for Space Suit With NASA Astronaut

Russian children fighting cancer together with NASA astronaut Nicole Stott and director of the Arts in Medicine Program at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Ian Cion are painting pieces for a real NASA space suit at a two-day event in Moscow.

Russia's Relations With France Determine Global, European Politics

The Russian State Duma said on Tuesday that the relations between Russia and France influence greately European and global politics.

About 90% of Turks Not Considering US Ankara's Strategic Partner

Some 90 percent of Turkish nationals do not regard the United States a strategic partner of their country, a poll revealed on Tuesday.

Norwegian Narrates Nautical Tale of Getting His 'Sailors' Stuck in Ikea Stool

Like all neighbors, Swedes and Norwegians are known to have a vibrant love-and-hate relationship, which sometimes produces hilarious episodes. An instance of these is a Norwegian man's recent genital-related issue with a piece of Ikea furniture, which even gave rise to an internet meme.

More AfD Seats in State Parliaments Could Toughen German Migration Policy

Markus Frohnmaier, the official spokesman for the AfD leader Frauke Petri, said that since last year, when Merkel gave her famous promise that Germany would cope with the migrant inflow - which stood at one million in 2015 - the country faced numerous problems caused by the chancellor's welcoming stance toward refugees.

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