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US Launches Atlas V Rocket With Navy Communications Satellite After Delay

An Atlas V rocket, carrying a US Navy communications satellite into orbit, was successfully launched from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, local media reported Wednesday.

Serbia to Purchase Two Russian-Made Military Helicopters

Serbia is seeking to purchase two Russian military helicopters from Russia in the near future, the Russian Helicopters company's deputy CEO for sales, Grigory Kozlov, said Wednesday.

Free Love: Internet Community Rallies in Support of Hacktivist

A British Internet activist who had avoided being extradited to the United States on charges of alleged hacking offences is facing a fresh battle against extradition.

Russia’s Veteran Howitzer Goes Smart

The Akatsiya self-propelled howitzer, in service since 1971, has gone smart with the help of an all-new system of automated homing and fire control.

Kremlin: No Russian Jets Participating in Anti-ISIL Airstrikes in Syria

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov urged Wednesday not to believe media claims about the alleged participation of Russian aircraft in airstrikes against the Islamic State jihadist group in Syria.

Kiev to Declare Default if Parliament Rejects Debt Restructuring Proposal

If parliament does not accept proposals on restructuring Kiev's debt, a default will be declared, Ukraine's finance minister said.

Russia to Conduct About 100 Annual Scientific Expeditions in Arctic by 2031

Russia will modernize its existing Arctic meteorological stations and build new ones by 2031.

Russia Denies Negotiating Water Supply to Crimea With Ukraine

Russia's natural resources minister said that the Crimea water supply issue for 2015 was resolved without Ukraine's participation.

Dismantling of Russian-Made Equipment From Mistrals Underway

A Russian team has begun to dismantle telecommunications and control systems from the Mistral helicopter carriers docked at a shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, a French daily reported. The process is expected to last until October.

Madness Overload: Poroshenko Compares Russia to Nazi Germany

Petro Poroshenko used the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War to once again promote his distorted worldview featuring "aggressive" Russia waging a "hybrid war" against the free world embodied by Ukraine.

Berlin and Paris at Odds Over Dysfunctional Eurozone

A row has broken out between Germany and France over the Euro and how it is managed, exposing a rift in the normally tight Paris-Berlin axis, as well as the fundamental dysfunctionality of the Eurozone.

Russia to Present New Instruments for Far East Development in Vladivostok

Russia will present new instruments for the development of its Far East territory during the first East Economic Forum (EEF) which kicks off September 3 in Vladivostok.

West-Backed Ukrainian Government on Verge of Collapse – German Media

The Ukrainian government, sponsored by the EU and the US, is about to collapse. Although the West has invested billions over the last months to help Ukraine overcome the economic crisis, the situation in the country is worse than ever, DWN wrote.

EU Committee Extends Sanctions Against Russian Individuals, Entities

The European Union's Committee of Permanent Representatives (Coreper) has decided to extend its sanctions against Russian and Ukrainian individuals and legal entities it believes are responsible for undermining Ukraine's territorial integrity, a EU diplomatic source said Wednesday.

Turkish Serviceman Dead, 2 Injured in Firefight With Kurdish Militants

A Turkish soldier died in a clash with PKK militants. Ankara deployed fighter jets to conduct airstrikes in response.

Over 1,500 Russian Servicemen Begin Drills in South Ossetia

During the drills in South Ossetia, Russian troops will operate modern T-72BM tanks, BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicles, artillery using drones.

'Principle of Reciprocity': Kremlin Vows Response to Latest US Sanctions

Earlier in the day, the Russian Foreign Ministry stated that Moscow would respond to the extension of US sanctions targeting Russia’s economy.

Crippling US Foreign Policy Draws Russia, China Closer Together

Washington’s policy in the South China Sea, Ukraine and Syria has been a “failure,” pushing Moscow and Beijing closer together to counter a unipolar world, said Daniel Patrick Welch, an activist and outspoken critic of US foreign policy, Press TV reported.

Puerto Rican Group Calls for Reunification With Spain

A group in Puerto Rico has launched a campaign to demand that the Caribbean island break all political links with the United States and annex itself once again to Spain.

France to Take Russia's Interests Into Account Choosing Mistrals' Buyer

Moscow assumes that Paris will take its interests into account while choosing the potential buyer of the two French Mistral-class helicopter carriers, originally built for Russia, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Wednesday.

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