Maria Antonova

Syrian President al-Assad will not go, warns Russia

Russia has warned that Syria president Bashar al-Assad would not be persuaded to leave, but insists a political solution to the conflict is possible.

Emerging giants dangle aid carrot at G20 summit

Emerging giants are pressuring EU countries at the G20 to solve their debt crisis, with Beijing dangling $100-billion in rescue funds.

Russia gains the edge in space race

As the US winds down its shuttle programme in a symbolic twist in space rivalry, Russia will gain control of access to the space station.

Medvedev gives Cold War warning over missile shield

President Dmitry Medvedev on Wednesday warned of a new Cold War era if Russia and the West failed to agree on missile defence.

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