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‘Gas War’ With Russia Impossible Now – Ukrainian FM

Diversification of natural gas supplies by Ukraine and Europe made “gas wars” with Russia impossible, the Ukrainian foreign minister said on Tuesday.

Spokesman Asks to Respect Putin’s Private Life

A presidential spokesman has called on Russians to respect Vladimir Putin’s private life, commenting on recent online rumors that the Russian leader has remarried in a church ceremony at a secluded monastery.

Freezing Rain Delays Putin’s West Siberia Trip

Russian President Vladimir Putin had to spend Tuesday night in a West Siberian town after his destination airport was closed due to freezing rain, his spokesman said.

Moscow Suspects Syrian Rebels of Holding CW Components

Russia insists that all chemical weapons in Syria, including chemical arms components possibly held by Syrian opposition forces, should be destroyed, the Russian foreign minister said.

Tiny Chelyabink Meteorite Fragment Found, Big to Be Lifted Soon

While removing silt in an effort to fish out a huge chunk of meteorite from the bottom of a lake in Russia’s Urals, divers recovered a smaller meteorite on Tuesday, scientists said.

Iran Ready for Nuclear Talks, Not a Threat – Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday that Tehran is prepared to engage immediately in “time-bound and result-oriented” talks about its nuclear program under certain conditions and that his country is not a threat to global security.

Gay NY Opera Protesters Promise More Sour Notes for Russian Performers

Gay rights protestors who raised their voices and disrupted the start of the New York Metropolitan Opera’s Russia-centric opening night gala on Monday were singing victory on Tuesday, and planning new ways to pressure high-profile Russian performers to speak out against their country’s controversial legislation on homosexuality.

Over 20 Rare Amur Tigers Killed in Far East in 2013– IFAW

More than 20 endangered Amur Tigers were killed in Russia’s Far East in the past nine months, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) said on Tuesday.

Iranian Leader Declines Obama Meeting – US Official

Iran’s newly elected president on Tuesday opted against a brief meeting with US President Barack Obama at the United Nations because it would be “too complicated” for the Iranians, a White House official said.

Russian Businessman Admits to Bribing NY Lawmaker

A Russian businessman in New York City has admitted to bribing a New York State lawmaker in exchange for help opening adult day care centers, the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara has announced.

Brazilian Leader Rebukes US for Spying on Friends

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff delivered a scathing critique of the United States for spying on its allies, a practice unveiled in a wave of leaks by fugitive former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.

‘Russian Mob’ Turncoat Denies Killing Atlanta Rapper - Report

A Soviet-born mobster turned FBI informant has denied being involved in the murder of an Atlanta rapper, and has claimed he was actually helping US authorities solve the crime, in an interview with an Atlanta television station.

Russia’s Assault Drone Makers Urged to Work Faster – Official

Russia’s Defense Minister has urged defense firms to speed up work to develop combat drones, a senior industry official said Tuesday.

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