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Mass bee deaths sting Russian beekeepers

Anatoly Rubtsov looked despondently at the beehives lining his property. “The farm used to be loud, it sang,” he said. Today just a faint buzz is audible but an overpowering rotting stench hung in the air after his bees were likely poisoned by a pesticide. Rubtsov, who keeps a large honeybee farm on the edge of a small village in ... Read More »

US deciding how to punish ally Turkey over Russian arms deal

Washington, July 12 (AP/UNB) — The U.S. edged closer to crisis Friday with NATO ally Turkey, which began receiving components of a Russian-made air defense system in defiance of Trump administration warnings that the deal would mean economic sanctions and no access to America’s most advanced fighter jet. The Turkish Ministry of Defense announced it received the first shipment of ... Read More »

Russian, North American astronauts to return to earth

The first crew to blast off to the International Space Station following a launch accident that deepened doubts over Russia’s space programme is set to return to earth Tuesday. NASA astronaut Anne McClain, veteran cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko of Roscosmos, and Canadian Space Agency record-holder David Saint-Jacques are expected to touch down on the steppes of Kazakhstan at around 0248 GMT. ... Read More »

Russian Arctic archipelago sounds alarm over polar bears

A Russian Arctic archipelago on Saturday declared an emergency situation over an “invasion” of dozens of aggressive polar bears that have entered homes and public buildings. Russia’s northeastern Novaya Zemlya archipelago, which has a population of around 3,000 people, has appealed for help to tackle “a mass invasion of polar bears into inhabited areas,” regional authorities said in a statement. ... Read More »

240 witnesses identified as cops probe Russian ex-spy poisoning

More than 240 witnesses have been identified as police investigate the Russian ex-spy poisoning “at speed”, the UK home secretary has said. Amber Rudd praised the professionalism of the police who are now looking at more than 200 pieces of evidence. The investigation into the attempted murder of Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia is now in its sixth day. Read More »

UK military deployed after Russian spy poisoning

About 180 military personnel have been deployed to Salisbury to help in the investigation into the attempted murder of an ex-Russian spy and his daughter. The personnel – from the Army, Royal Marines and RAF – are experts in chemical warfare and decontamination. Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia remain in a critical condition after being exposed to a nerve ... Read More »