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Russian operator to end charter operations in state from January 12

Russian operator to end charter operations in state from January 12

PANAJI: Even as the tourism industry in the state is grappling with a decline in international , there’s more bad news. Pegas Touristik, a Russian tour operator which operates about 300 each season, has decided to discontinue its operations in Goa from January 12. Joao Xavier ‘Bush’ Miranda of Cicerone […]

Paul Whelan, former US Marine accused of spying by Russia, is a citizen of four countries

Paul Whelan, former US Marine accused of spying by Russia, is a citizen of four countries

The international links to an American charged with espionage in Russia widened Friday as Ireland became the fourth nation to acknowledge Paul Whelan as a citizen and seek consular access. The expanding passport list for Whelan, a 48-year-old former Marine arrested last week in Moscow, has boosted the complexities and […]

US ambassador Jon Huntsman meets Paul Whelan, American held by Russia on spying charges

US ambassador Jon Huntsman meets Paul Whelan, American held by Russia on spying charges

US ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman has met with Paul Whelan, an American detained in Moscow on allegations of spying, a US State Department spokesman said on Wednesday. “Ambassador Huntsman expressed his support for Mr Whelan and offered the embassy’s assistance,” the spokesman said in a statement. Whelan’s family has […]

Paul Whelan, American arrested in Moscow for ‘spying’ was there for wedding, family says

Paul Whelan, American arrested in Moscow for ‘spying’ was there for wedding, family says

An American ex-Marine is innocent, his family said Tuesday. The detention of Paul Whelan marked the latest in a series of espionage cases between Russia and the West. “We have read reports of the arrest in Moscow of Paul Whelan, our son and brother,” said a statement posted on Twitter […]

Russia detains American in Moscow suspected of espionage

Russia detains American in Moscow suspected of espionage

MOSCOW: has detained a US citizen in Moscow accused of spying, the service said on Monday. It said in a statement that the American was detained on Friday “while carrying out an act of espionage” and that a criminal case had been opened. The statement identified the American in Russian, […]

Russian intelligence detain American ‘Paul Whelan’ in Moscow on spying charges

Russian intelligence detain American ‘Paul Whelan’ in Moscow on spying charges

Russia’s domestic security service (FSB) said on Monday it had detained an American citizen suspected of spying in Moscow, local news agencies reported. The FSB, which said the American had been detained on December 28, added that a criminal case had been opened against him. The statement identified the American […]

Russia slaps ban on dozens of Ukrainian products

Russia slaps ban on dozens of Ukrainian products

MOSCOW: on Saturday announced a ban on dozens of imported products from in its latest economic sanctions targeting . The products to be banned included chocolate, wheat and beer as well as sunflower oil, bread, jam, children‘s nappies and wine, the government said in a statement. The ban would come […]

Russia says Gaddafi‘s son should play role in Libyan politics

Russia says Gaddafi‘s son should play role in Libyan politics

MOSCOW: , the most prominent son of the former Libyan leader, should play a role in his country‘s political life, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov was cited as saying on Monday by the RIA news agency. RIA said that one of Saif‘s representatives had delivered a letter from him […]

US troop pullout from Afghanistan, Syria: Who is happy, who is not

US troop pullout from Afghanistan, Syria: Who is happy, who is not

NEW DELHI: US President ‘s historic moves to pull out of and slash troop numbers in has received mixed reaction from the stakeholders across the world. But Trump steadfastly defended his sudden push for retrenchment, vowing that the US would no longer be the “policeman of the Middle East”. Here […]

Russia slams UN rejection of resolution supporting INF Treaty

Russia slams UN rejection of resolution supporting INF Treaty

MOSCOW: The Russian Foreign Ministry has said the international security and stability will be further undermined after a draft resolution in support to the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) was rejected in a UN vote. “A new blow was dealt to the architecture of international security and stability. Now, with […]