Below are the international headlines for today, Friday August 30 2013, selected by Google News.

David Cameron accused Ed Miliband of ‘siding with Russia' over Syria – The Guardian
The GuardianDavid Cameron accused Ed Miliband of ‘siding with Russia' over SyriaThe GuardianDavid Cameron accused Ed Miliband of siding with Russia and letting down the United States over Syria in an acrimonious phone call made between the leaders a day before the Commons votes against intervention in Syria, according to Labour sources.Russia accuses West of jumping gun on SyriaRussia Calls Urgent

Manifesta Will Not Boycott Russia Over LGBT Abuses: ‘Engagement Is Important' – GalleristNY
Manifesta Will Not Boycott Russia Over LGBT Abuses: ‘Engagement Is Important'GalleristNYThough some have called on Manifesta to cancel its 10th edition, which is to open in St. Petersburg next year, because of the Russian government's recent crackdown on the LGBT community, the organization said it was going ahead with its plans, saying …

Russia Running Out of Cards on Syria – Wall Street Journal
Christian Science MonitorRussia Running Out of Cards on SyriaWall Street JournalMOSCOW—The Kremlin said Friday it is still trying to prevent a Western military strike against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, but Moscow appears to be running out of cards to play to protect its longtime ally. From the start, the …Russia and the West4 signs Russia is abandoning SyriaRussia sends wars

Russia prepares budget for oil drop – RT
Russia prepares budget for oil dropRTWith increasingly oil markets volatile, Russia's Ministry of Finance has come out with a game plan. The Ministry sees oil,the backbone of Russia's economy, falling to $80/bbl from 2016 to 2030, down from two–year peak of $115/bbl. The overall strategy …

Syria: Russia And US Send Warships To Med – Sky News
WBURSyria: Russia And US Send Warships To MedSky NewsRussia and the US have sent further warships to boost their military capacity in the Mediterannean as expectations grow of an imminent strike on Syria. Syria's ally Russia is sending an anti-submarine ship and a missile cruiser to the Mediterranean …Russia bolstering naval presence amid expected Syria airstrikesRussia Sends Warships To Mediter

Sochi Olympics: Brian Burke takes on Russia's anti-gay laws – Los Angeles Times
New York Daily NewsSochi Olympics: Brian Burke takes on Russia's anti-gay lawsLos Angeles TimesHe also is director of player personnel for the U.S. Olympic hockey team and has strongly criticized Russia's “archaic” anti-gay laws. His son Patrick, now the NHL's director of player safety, was the co-founder of the You Can Play project, and Brian …Dana White wants show in RussiaUS Olympic hockey te

Russia escalates dispute with Belarus after CEO's arrest – Reuters
RTRussia escalates dispute with Belarus after CEO's arrestReutersMOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia banned pork imports from Belarus on Friday, stepping up a diplomatic and trade war over the arrest of a Russian businessman and threatening to deepen the isolation of its former Soviet ally. Russia is one of Belarus' few …Russia ‘may review' relations with ‘unacceptable' Belarus over detention of …Russia

Dana White wants show in Russia – ESPN
New York Daily NewsDana White wants show in RussiaESPNINDIANAPOLIS — UFC president Dana White is eager to set up a show in Russia and said he was unaware of the country's new anti-gay legislation and the backlash it has created. Russia's law prohibits the promotion of “nontraditional” sexual relations.US Olympic hockey team players speak out against Russia's anti-gay laws'Keep Controversy Roaring

Russia threatens Belarus with months of oil supply cuts – Reuters
RTRussia threatens Belarus with months of oil supply cutsReutersMOSCOW (Reuters) – Tension between Russia and Belarus rose on Thursday as Moscow warned oil supply cuts to its energy-poor neighbor could last for months, and Minsk threatened to open a criminal case against a Russian tycoon with Kremlin ties.Russia ‘may review' relations with ‘unacceptable' Belarus over detention of …Belarus-Russia

Has Russia done all it will for Syria? – Christian Science Monitor
Christian Science MonitorHas Russia done all it will for Syria?Christian Science MonitorAs the clock ticks down to what many in Moscow believe is imminent US-led military action against the Kremlin's client, Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad, few here appear to believe that Russia can do much more to help Mr. Assad. Skip to next paragraph …Russia Seethes on Sidelines as West Prepares Syria Action

Russia Sends Warships To Mediterranean Amid Syria Tension – Huffington Post
Russia Sends Warships To Mediterranean Amid Syria TensionHuffington PostMOSCOW, Aug 29 (Reuters) – Russia is sending two warships to the east Mediterranean, Interfax news agency said on Thursday, but Moscow denied this meant it was beefing up its naval force there as Western powers prepare for military action against Syria.

Russia ‘may review' relations with ‘inadequate' Belarus over detention of … – RT
RT (blog)Russia ‘may review' relations with ‘inadequate' Belarus over detention of …RT (blog)A planned jail meeting between Uralkali CEO Vladislav Baumgertner and Russian diplomats has been postponed until Friday, as Russia warns that his continued detention is harming relations with Belarus. Baumgertner was detained August 26 in the Minsk …Russia Threatens Belarus with Oil Supply CutsBelarus-

Russian Athletes Want You to Know They Know Nothing of Russia's Anti-Gay Laws – The Atlantic Wire
The Atlantic WireRussian Athletes Want You to Know They Know Nothing of Russia's Anti-Gay LawsThe Atlantic WireRussia is doing its best to become the most homophobic nation in the Western world. In the land of Czar Putin, you can ostensibly be punished for telling a child that gay people exist. You can't come out in support of homosexual rights, either. Among …

Iran-bound S-300 anti-aircraft systems ‘dismantled' – Russia – RT
RT (blog)Iran-bound S-300 anti-aircraft systems ‘dismantled' – RussiaRT (blog)The S-300 anti-aircraft systems that Moscow planned to deliver to Iran under agreements from 2007 are now completely dismantled and recycled, the head of the company producing the S-300 systems said. “The equipment, which was intended for Iran, is no …Russia destroys missiles destined for Iran following Western pressur

Russia and the West – The Economist
The AtlanticRussia and the WestThe EconomistWHEN Vladimir Putin plays host to Barack Obama and other world leaders at the G20 summit in St Petersburg next week, mutual resentment and dislike will be ill-concealed. The American president recently likened the Russian leader's body language to that …Fearing Retribution, Artist Behind Putin Lingerie Painting Leaves RussiaPainting of Putin in drag hi

Artist flees Russia after painting Putin and Medvedev in pants – The Guardian
The GuardianArtist flees Russia after painting Putin and Medvedev in pantsThe GuardianThe authorities removed four of Altunin's satirical depictions of Russian politicians on Monday and shut down the exhibition. Police did not specify which laws may have been violated by the provocative works. One Russian law bans insulting state …

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