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Finnish Air Force to Conduct Aerial Bombing for First Time Since WWII

Finland's Air Force has announced it is going to conduct aerial bombing at its artillery practice range in Rovajärvi for the first time since the Second World War; next week's bombing test is part of a scheduled lifecycle update for the country's Hornet fighter jets.

Russia Needs Own Staff in Order Not to Pay for Foreign Coaches - Minister

Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said that Russia needs to prepare own staff instead of invited foreign coaches.

Fear and Chaos at the Heart of Britain’s Murky Detention Estate?

As British Prime Minister David Cameron introduces a new "immigration taskforce" - an attempt by the Conservatives to reduce net migration from hundreds of thousands to "tens of thousands", inspections of two of the UK's biggest immigration removal centers reveal "the fear and chaos at the heart of Britain's murky detention estate".

Ukraine Receives $1 Bln Loan From US – Finance Ministry

Ukrainian finance ministry said that Kiev has received a loan of $1 billion from the United States.

Israel Blames UN for Accrediting Palestinian NGO With Alleged Hamas Ties

Israel has slammed the United Nations for granting accreditation to a Palestinian non-governmental organization which Tel Aviv claims is linked to the Islamic movement Hamas.

Russia's Oil Production in May Nears Record

Russia’s oil output neared a record last month, producing 10.708 million barrels a day, according to Energy Ministry unit data.

Egyptian Court Postpones Morsi Death Sentence Verdict to June 16

The Cairo criminal court postponed the final death sentence verdict for ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and his allies that was previously scheduled for June 2.

Russia Plans Arms Delivery to Iraq Worth 'Hundreds of Millions of Dollars'

Russian Presidential Aide Vladimir Kozhin said that Moscow plans to deliver weapons to Iraq worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

Greece Should Leave Eurozone If Bailout Terms Fail – Official

European Parliament Vice President Alexander Graf Lambsdorff said that if Greece does not pay to its international creditors, Greece should leave the eurozone.

No Fair Trial for Snowden if US Pursues 'Political Biases' - Lawyer

Edward Snowden’s lawyer said that if the US does not drop its political biases against former NSA contractor Snowden, then no fair trial can ever be expected.

Kiev to Enforce Complete Blockade Over 'Cancerous Tumor' of Donbass - MP

An MP from the Petro Poroshenko Bloc has suggested to his fellow deputies that the territories under the control of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics should be subjected to a complete economic blockade, calling them a "cancerous tumor."

China Launches Construction of Its Part of 'Power of Siberia' Gas Pipeline

China has started the construction of its part of the Power of Siberia gas pipeline; the welding of the first pipe joint is scheduled for the end of June.

Seller Finally Withdraws 'Stolen' Russian Artwork From Sotheby's Auction

Sotheby’s Worldwide Director of Sales Communications said that Ivan Aivazovsky’s “Evening in Cairo,” which Russia has assumed to be stolen, has been removed from Sotheby’s auction by request of the seller.

Slovakia Looking to Russia for Nuclear Power Plant Modernization

Slovakia is interested in attracting Russian organizations to modernize its national nuclear energy facilities, according to Russian governmental press release.

Holding G7 Without Russia Makes No Sense – Former Chancellor Schmidt

Speaking to Deutsche Presse-Agentur, former German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt stated that he did not have any high hopes for the upcoming G7 Summit, set to begin June 7. Noting that the summit makes no sense without Russian participation, Schmidt's greatest hope is that Western countries do not "add fuel to the fire" over the crisis in Ukraine.

First Quarter 2015 US Exports to Russia 31.8 Percent Less Than in 2014

According to the data provided by the US Census Bureau, US-Russia trade turnover dropped 29.4 percent in the first quarter of 2015 against the same period in 2014, while US exports to Russia dropped 31.8 percent over the same period...

Argentina Refuses to Negotiate US Hedge Fund Debt, Complains of Attacks

Lawyers acting on behalf of the Argentine government complained to the mediator in charge of the negotiations of "unwarranted attacks" from the creditors suing the country for unpaid debt.

Slovakia Has No Plans for Finding Substitution for Russian Gas

According to Russian governmental documents released before Slovakian Prime meeting with Russian Prime Minister, it will be difficult for Slovakia to find a full-fledged substitute for Russian gas.

Egyptian Ex-President Morsi Can Give Up Citizenship to Avoid Dealth Penalty

According to reports, Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi could renounce his Egyptian citizenship to avoid death penalty.

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