Here are the International headlines about Russia for today, Tuesday September 03, 2013 compiled by Google News.

Will Russia lobby Congress against Syria strike? – USA TODAY
ABC NewsWill Russia lobby Congress against Syria strike?USA TODAY”Russian television showed Putin meeting on Monday with Valentina Matvienko, the speaker of the upper house, and Sergei Naryshkin, the lower house speaker, at his residence outside Moscow,” the Associated Press reports. “The lawmakers said maybe …Russia Says American Evidence on Syria ‘Does Not Convince Us at All'Russia seeks to st

Russia Raises Alarm Over Israeli Missile Test In Mediterranean – Huffington Post
BloombergRussia Raises Alarm Over Israeli Missile Test In MediterraneanHuffington PostMOSCOW, Sept 3 (Reuters) – Russia raised the alarm on Tuesday after detecting the launch of two ballistic “objects” in the Mediterranean Sea but Israel later said it had carried out a joint missile test with the United States. There were no reports of …US says it gave Israel technical help in missile testUnanno

Next on Syria: Leading From Russia? – Forbes
abc7news.comNext on Syria: Leading From Russia?ForbesHaving failed to obtain a United Nations resolution on Syria, or assemble a robust coalition of the willing, or provide the American public with any clear strategy surrounding his plans for a limited strike, President Obama is no longer leading from …Russia scoffs at sarin ‘evidence'Russia doubts US proof of Syria poison gas useSyria: Israel F

Gay Rights Activists Plan to Meet Obama in Russia – ABC News
San Francisco ChronicleGay Rights Activists Plan to Meet Obama in RussiaABC NewsLesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights activists said Tuesday they have been invited to meet with President Barack Obama on the sidelines of this week's Group of 20 summit in Russia. Obama and his administration have voiced concern over a law …Children of Gay Parents in Russia Hide Ties Under New LawBrutal vid

McCain to Russia: Bring back the Super Bowl ring – CNN
McCain to Russia: Bring back the Super Bowl ringCNN (blog)(CNN) – When a Russian delegation comes to Washington to talk about Syria, Sen. John McCain hopes they bring back New England Patriots' owner Robert Kraft's super bowl ring. “I was thinking this morning the worst thing you could do in the Old West was …

Russia and social enterprise – beyond oligarchy and philanthropy – The Guardian
The GuardianRussia and social enterprise – beyond oligarchy and philanthropyThe GuardianThe collapse of communism created a generation of Russian entrepreneurs (or less kindly, oligarchs) who embraced capitalism with the fervour of the convert. The new philosophy was summed up in Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Leonid Nevzlin's 1992 tract, …

Missiles launched in Mediterranean Sea possibly weather rockets: Russia – NEWS.com.au
Missiles launched in Mediterranean Sea possibly weather rockets: RussiaNEWS.com.auTWO rockets whose launch was detected by Russia splashed down into the sea and may have been fired from a US naval vessel for the purposes of weather reconnaissance, a Russian military source told the Interfax news agency. “The rockets … could have …

US fuels tension by deploying warships near Syria: Russia – Reuters
US fuels tension by deploying warships near Syria: RussiaReutersMOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia criticized the United states on Tuesday for sending warships close to Syria, saying the deployments would exacerbate tension as Washington prepares for a possible military strike. “The pressure being applied by the United …

Russia says ballistic ‘objects' fired in Mediterranean – Reuters
BloombergRussia says ballistic ‘objects' fired in MediterraneanReutersMOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian radar detected the launch of two ballistic “objects” towards the eastern Mediterranean from the central part of the sea on Tuesday, Russian news agencies quoted the Defence Ministry as saying. Interfax news agency quoted a …Report: Russia detects ballistic ‘objects' fired in MediterraneanRussia Detec

Children of Gay Parents in Russia Hide Ties Under New Law – Bloomberg
San Francisco ChronicleChildren of Gay Parents in Russia Hide Ties Under New LawBloombergWorking in a St. Petersburg restaurant after high school, Kristina Kochetkova was prepared for long hours and rude customers. She didn't expect her boss to goad her in front of her co-workers for having two mothers. “It felt incredibly uncomfortable,” …Obama to Include LGBT Activists in Russia MeetingsBrutal

Bruce Willis Faces Skeptics Amid Trust Bank Bond: Russia Credit – Bloomberg
Bruce Willis Faces Skeptics Amid Trust Bank Bond: Russia CreditBloombergTrust Bank, the Russian lender whose products are advertised by actor Bruce Willis, faces investor skepticism in its bid to sell perpetual bonds to replenish capital. The lender, once part of jailed oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky's business empire, is …

Russia sends spy ship as US prepares for possible Syria strike – The Guardian
The GuardianRussia sends spy ship as US prepares for possible Syria strikeThe GuardianThe Priazovye left Russia's naval base in the Ukrainian Black Sea port of Sevastopol late on Sunday on a mission “to gather current information in the area of the escalating conflict”, said an unidentified military source quoted by the Interfax news …

G20 Leaders Should Flag Rights in Russia – Human Rights Watch
G20 Leaders Should Flag Rights in RussiaHuman Rights Watch“A strong, open society is essential for transparency,” said Tanya Lokshina, Russia program director at Human Rights Watch. “Russia's leadership needs to hear from its G20 partners that its crackdown does not serve but instead contradicts the interests …Protests planned to highlight human rights violations in Russia

Slowdown Is Forcing Russia to Trim Spending, Says Putin – Wall Street Journal
Wall Street JournalSlowdown Is Forcing Russia to Trim Spending, Says PutinWall Street JournalMOSCOW—An economic slowdown is forcing Russia to cut its budget, undermining a pledge by President Vladimir Putin to increase state spending that for years has helped keep his popularity high. Mr. Putin won re-election last year with a promise to lift …

Russia scoffs at sarin ‘evidence' – The Australian
BBC NewsRussia scoffs at sarin ‘evidence'The AustralianThe strategy, outlined by a senior White House official, came as Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov panned evidence presented by the West of an alleged chemical attack near Damascus. Moscow vehemently opposes US-led plans for military action …Russia sharply steps up criticism of US over SyriaCongress wary of Obama's Syria plan; Russia sa

Russia sends military reconnaissance ship to Syrian coast – The Guardian
The GuardianRussia sends military reconnaissance ship to Syrian coastThe GuardianRussia has dispatched a military reconnaissance ship into the eastern Mediterranean, where five US warships are operating in the lead-up to a widely expected air strike in Syria. The reconnaissance ship Priazovye departed for the Syrian coast on Sunday …

Russia Sends Spy Ship To Mediterranean, Interfax Reports – Huffington Post
Russia Sends Spy Ship To Mediterranean, Interfax ReportsHuffington PostMOSCOW, Sept 2 (Reuters) – Russia is sending a reconnaissance ship to the eastern Mediterranean, Interfax news agency reported on Monday, as the United States prepares for a possible military strike in Syria. U.S. President Barack Obama has said he …

Russia Foreign Minister: US evidence on Syria ‘unconvincing' – Fox News
Russia Foreign Minister: US evidence on Syria ‘unconvincing'Fox NewsDAMASCUS, Syria – Evidence of alleged chemical weapons use by the Syrian regime presented to Moscow by the U.S. and its allies is “absolutely unconvincing,” Russia's foreign minister said Monday, as the Obama administration lobbied Congress to …

Russia Issues Travel Warning About United States – New York Times
RT (blog)Russia Issues Travel Warning About United StatesNew York TimesMOSCOW — Countries often issue travel advisories warning citizens of danger abroad: war, for instance, or a terrorist threat or an outbreak of disease. The Russian Foreign Ministry posted advice of a somewhat different nature on Monday, cautioning …Russia warns citizens against visiting countries that extradite to the USRussi

Putin plans Russian delegation to sway Congress on Syria strike – CBS News
Channel 4 NewsPutin plans Russian delegation to sway Congress on Syria strikeCBS NewsMOSCOWPresident Vladimir Putin hopes to send a delegation of Russian lawmakers to the United States to discuss the situation in Syria with members of Congress, the Interfax news agency reported Monday. Russian legislators Valentina Matvienko and …Russia doubts US proof of Syria poison gas use

Russia's anti-gay crusader seeks tougher punishment for illegal abortions – report – RT
RTRussia's anti-gay crusader seeks tougher punishment for illegal abortions – reportRTAfter stirring Russian society with the controversial act banning non-traditional sex propaganda, the head of State Duma's committee for the family

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