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Japan's First Charter Flight to Kurils Makes Emergency Landing in Sakhalin

TOKYO/YUZHNO-SAKHALINSK (Sputnik) — The aircraft with a group of Japanese citizens, who traveled to the Kuril Islands on the first ever charter flight, made an emergency landing in Russia's Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk,...

Eurasian Abrasion: Kyrgyzstan Accuses Kazakhstan of Election Interference

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan summoned Rymtai Karibzhanov, Kazakhstan's chief diplomat to Bishkek, and handed him a notice of official protest Wednesday. Bishkek has accused Astana...

China to Limit Export of Oil Products to North Korea

BEIJING (Sputnik) — China’s Commerce Ministry announced Saturday it would limit exports of refined petroleum products to North Korea starting next month in line with a recent UN Security...

France May Withdraw From 2018 Winter Olympics Over North Korea Threat

Laura Flessel, the country's sports prime minister, told RTL radio on Thursday that the French team will not travel to the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang if its...

India's Defense Sector Prepares for 100% Foreign Direct Investment

NEW DELHI (Sputnik) — India is planning to further liberalize its defense sector by allowing 100 percent foreign direct investment (FDI) in projects. The move is mainly aimed at curtailing the...

China Extends Invitation to Egypt to Join BRICS

This gives hope to the African continent that change and progress can occur in a timely manner if there is the will and good planning.  African...

Indian Farmers Prepare to Embrace Artificial Intelligence but With Caution

New Delhi (Sputnik) — India's large and diverse agricultural sector is awaiting the launch of the country's first driverless tractor that would plow fields without human intervention....

India Begins Deployment of Submarine in Indian Ocean Region After Long...

New Delhi (Sputnik) — India is deploying an attack submarine to the Western Arabian Sea in the Indian Ocean after a long gap. The Indian submarine Shishumar entered...

Russia, India to Explore Possibility of Collaboration in Afghan Peace Process

New Delhi (Sputnik) — In what is being seen as a strong indication that India and Russia are once again converging on the international peace-building efforts in war-torn...

India to Tighten Digital Financial Security in Wake of Cyberattacks From...

New Delhi (Sputnik) — Almost a year after Narendra Modi-led government introduced sweeping measures, including demonetization of high-value currency notes, to promote a digital economy, India is faced...

China Inaugurates Strategic Highway to Nepal Much to India’s Dislike

New Delhi (Sputnik) — China has opened a new highway that connects the country with the Nepali mainland through Tibet as part of its One Belt One Road (OBOR)...

Russia Pitches Aggressively for MiG-29K $12Bn Indian Deal

New Delhi (Sputnik) — With an eye on a big ticket deal involving supply of 57 naval multi-role fighter jet for Indian Navy's aircraft carriers, Russian manufacturer MiG...
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