International headlines about Russia on Thursday August 22 2013 selected by Google news.

Probe into alleged Microsoft partner bribery hits Russia – CNET
ZDNetProbe into alleged Microsoft partner bribery hits RussiaCNETIt was previously believed that the US was solely investigating Microsoft's partners in Italy, China, and Romania. However, that investigation has extended to Russia and Pakistan, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing people who claim …Microsoft Bribe Probe Reaches Into Pakistan, Russia DealsMicrosoft bribery probe

Russia defends anti-gay law in letter to IOC – Yahoo! News
Yahoo! NewsRussia defends anti-gay law in letter to IOCYahoo! NewsLONDON (AP) — The Russian government assured the IOC on Thursday it will not discriminate against homosexuals during the Sochi Olympics, while defending the law against gay “propaganda” that has provoked an international backlash. The IOC …Britain's homophobia needs to be tackled before we turn to Russia'sRussia's Olympic Games sh

Japan accuses Russia of air space intrusion; Moscow denies it – Reuters
Channel News AsiaJapan accuses Russia of air space intrusion; Moscow denies itReutersTOKYO/MOSCOW (Reuters) – Two Russian bombers briefly entered Japan's air space near its major southern island of Kyushu on Thursday, prompting Japan to scramble its fighter jets and lodge a protest, the Japanese government said, but Russia denied …Russia Denies Military Planes Violated Japanese Airspace

Russia's first year in WTO: short-term pain to get long-term gain? – RT
RTRussia's first year in WTO: short-term pain to get long-term gain?RTIn line with pre-admission expectations, Russia's food and agriculture are now clearly suffering the most, as the country's producers haven't yet become competitive enough to resist growing imports. In the last six months, the import of milk and cream …Russia's first year in the WTO marred by ructionsRussia not hurt by WTO mem

Russia Seeks to Seize Berezovsky's Serbian Assets – ABC News
Russia Seeks to Seize Berezovsky's Serbian AssetsABC NewsActing on the Russian demand, a Serbian court in July froze the assets of several Serbian-based enterprises allegedly partly owned by Berezovsky, which were valued at about $270 million. But an appeals court said Thursday it has annulled the decision …

Russia Defends Anti-Gay Law in Letter to IOC – ABC News
Telegraph.co.ukRussia Defends Anti-Gay Law in Letter to IOCABC NewsThe Russian government assured the IOC on Thursday it will not discriminate against homosexuals during the Sochi Olympics, while defending the law against gay “propaganda” that has provoked an international backlash. The IOC received a letter from …Britain's homophobia needs to be tackled before we turn to Russia'sRussia assures

Russia Is Repeating US Mistakes in Iraq on Syria – Bloomberg
RTRussia Is Repeating US Mistakes in Iraq on SyriaBloombergRussia isn't wrong to say that this week's apparent chemical weapons attack near Damascus in Syria could be a provocation, inflicted by rebels against their own to trigger international intervention. The timing of the attack was certainly odd, just as …Russia suggests Syria ‘chemical attack' was ‘planned provocation' by rebelsThe Cable:

Emerging-Market Noose Closes In on Ruble Bonds: Russia Credit – Bloomberg
Emerging-Market Noose Closes In on Ruble Bonds: Russia CreditBloombergThe yield on Russia's February 2027 bond increased to a record 8.37 percent on June 24 after Bernanke said the Fed may begin curtailing debt purchases this year and end them in 2014. The OFZ fell for a third day yesterday, pushing up the yield nine …Russia's ruble hits four-year low against euro

Prison Break star slams Russia's ‘anti-gay' bill – BBC News
Hollywood ReporterPrison Break star slams Russia's ‘anti-gay' billBBC NewsPrison Break star Wentworth Miller has refused an invitation to a film festival in St Petersburg in protest over Russia's new anti-gay laws. “It would make me happy to say yes,” he wrote in a letter to festival director Maria Averbakh. “However, as a …Wentworth Miller Is Gay — Comes Out In Letter To Russia Film Fest Direct

Court Rejects Navalny's Request to Check Mayor's Paperwork – RIA Novosti
Court Rejects Navalny's Request to Check Mayor's PaperworkRIA NovostiSobyanin, who was appointed to the position of Moscow Mayor by then-President Dmitry Medvedev in 2010 and enjoys the support of the ruling United Russia party, is the clear frontrunner in the race according to recent polls. The Moscow mayoral election …

Gay reporter hijacks Russia Today TV interview to protest anti-gay law – AMERICAblog
Gay reporter hijacks Russia Today TV interview to protest anti-gay lawAMERICAblog (blog)I'm not a big fan of conservative gay writer Jamie Kirchick – who in a column once misattributed a “feeling” to me that he somehow gleaned over the telephone during an interview, then refused to correct his error – but this rocks. Kirchick was invited …

Wentworth Miller Is Gay — Comes Out In Letter To Russia Film Fest Director – Hollywood Life
Hollywood ReporterWentworth Miller Is Gay — Comes Out In Letter To Russia Film Fest DirectorHollywood LifeAs someone who has enjoyed visiting Russia in the past and can also claim a degree of Russian ancestry, it would make me happy to say yes. However, as a gay man, I must decline. I am deeply troubled by the current attitude toward and treatment of gay …Wentworth Miller Comes Out as Gay in Let

Activist reporter James Kirchick takes on Russia's anti-gay laws, on Russian … – CBS News
New York Daily NewsActivist reporter James Kirchick takes on Russia's anti-gay laws, on Russian …CBS NewsKirchick was brought on to Russia Today from Sweden to discuss Bradley Manning, as the network awaited the sentence of the army private accused of leaking classified information. James Kirchick appeared on Russia-funded RT Wednesday, and criticized …American Uses Kremlin-Financed Network to

Column: Navalny – Russia's opposition hero cult – Yahoo! News
Yahoo! NewsColumn: Navalny – Russia's opposition hero cultYahoo! NewsRussia's opposition has turned into a hero cult. What was a protest movement has morphed into a one-man show called Alexei Navalny. The man who first fought Russian corruption with crowdsourcing is now running for mayor of Moscow. But for his 10,000 …

Microsoft Bribe Probe Reaches Into Pakistan, Russia Deals – Wall Street Journal
Microsoft Bribe Probe Reaches Into Pakistan, Russia DealsWall Street JournalA U.S. investigation into Microsoft Corp.'s relationships with business partners that allegedly bribed foreign officials in return for contracts includes activity in Russia and Pakistan, a sign that the probe is wider reaching than previously known …Microsoft Says Bribery Investigation Includes RussiaWSJ: Microsoft Bribe

The Cable: How Russia Neutered Obama's Chemical Weapons Response – Foreign Policy
Foreign Policy (blog)The Cable: How Russia Neutered Obama's Chemical Weapons ResponseForeign Policy (blog)An effort by the Obama administration to reinforce the powers of U.N. chemical weapons inspectors in Syria this evening foundered in the face of Russian and Chinese opposition in the U.N. Security Council, according to council diplomats. Seizing on …Russia says rebels may have staged alleged

Navalny: Russia's opposition hero cult – Reuters Blogs
Reuters Blogs (blog)Navalny: Russia's opposition hero cultReuters Blogs (blog)Russia's opposition has turned into a hero cult. What was a protest movement has morphed into a one-man show called Alexei Navalny. The man who first fought Russian corruption with crowdsourcing is now running for mayor of Moscow. But for his 10,000 …

The Drive to Blame Russia – New York Times
New York TimesThe Drive to Blame RussiaNew York TimesTo be sure, Russia often takes positions contrary to those of the United States, and the Kremlin is an easy target for criticism. Putin's pugnacious style, his evident glee at poking the United States in the eye, along with his mounting appeals to …The Soviet Empire Strikes BackThe UAE Brings in Russia to Support the Egyptian GovernmentUS-Russ

No love for Russia today from Jamie Kirchick – Washington Post
New York Daily NewsNo love for Russia today from Jamie KirchickWashington Post (blog)A Russian gay-rights activist holds a poster reading “Love is stronger than homophobia!” while inside a police van after being detained at an unauthorized gay-rights rally in central Moscow. (Kirill Kudryavtsev/Agence France Press via Getty Images).Gay reporter James Kirchick kicked off Russia's RT news networkGay

Russia says rebels may have staged alleged Syrian chemical attack – Reuters
RTRussia says rebels may have staged alleged Syrian chemical attackReutersMOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia's Foreign Ministry called for a thorough investigation on Wednesday into reports that Syrian government forces had launched a chemical attack, suggesting that rebels could have staged the assault to provoke international action.Russia suggests Syria ‘chemical attack' was ‘planned provocation' by reb

Reset Russian relations to Cold War: Column – USA TODAY
Reset Russian relations to Cold War: ColumnUSA TODAYPresident Obama has bent over backward to accommodate Russian President Vladimir Putin in recent years and gotten virtually nothing in return. The Kremlin's antics during the Snowden affair, granting the American whistle-blower a one-year asylum as a …

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