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U.S. ship Porter enters Batumi after Odessa

The U.S. ship Porter (DDG 78) has arrived in Georgia’s Batumi for a port visit today, the U.S. Embassy to Georgia reported. "The visit serves to highlight the continued cooperation between the U.S. and Georgia by …

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North Caucasus accused of being ineffective

The Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation in its report criticized the state support allocated for the socio-economic development of the North Caucasus regions in 2017-2019. In 2017-2018, 8.8 billion rubles were allocated for …

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Caspian Sea hit by 3.8-magnitude earthquake

A magnitude 3.8 earthquake has struck the Azerbaijani sector of the Caspian Sea today, according to the Republican Seismic Survey Center of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 53 …

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Ebola defeated?

European drug regulators approve world's first Ebola vaccine after its 'success' in disease-hit Democratic Republic of Congo

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Southern Iran hit by 5.6-magnitude earthquake

A magnitude 5.6 earthquake struck in southern Iran today, the Fars news agency reported. The earthquake was focused near the town of Kukherd in the southern province of Hormozgan, according to the report. There …

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Tbilisi court freezes 60% of Rustavi 2 TV shares

Tbilisi City Court has ruled that 60% of shares of TV channel Rustavi 2 be frozen after two founders of the channel filed a lawsuit against current owner Kibal Khalvashi last week. Khalvashi, who stated his shares …

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Europe to be connected to Turkish Stream next year

Construction of the second line of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline will be completed by 2020, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said after talks with the Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Minister of Bulgaria Ekaterina …

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India and Pakistan exchange fire in Kashmir - media

Pakistani and Indian soldiers traded fire in disputed Kashmir yesterday, killing at least nine people on both sides. According to the Indian military, Pakistani soldiers targeted an Indian border post and civilian areas along the …

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Rescue effort resumes after eastern Siberia dam burst

Search and rescue operations resumed on Sunday morning after Saturday’s deadly dam collapse in the Kuraginsky district of eastern Siberia’s Krasnoyarsk territory, a regional office of the Russian emergencies ministry said, TASS …

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