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France seeks to resolve Russian Mistral 'crisis' - Hollande| Reuters

Apr 19, 2015

France seeks to resolve Russian Mistral 'crisis' - Hollande| Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande said on Sunday he was looking for a "way out of the crisis" with Russia over the suspended delivery of Mistral helicopter carriers purchased by Moscow. Speaking on Canal Plus television, Hollande said he would discuss the halted 1.2 billion euro ($1.3 billion) contract with Russian President Vladimir Putin when the two leaders meet in Armenia on Friday. #Politics #Business #Economy #France #Russia #Argentina #United Kingdom #Entertainment #Mexico #russian #lifestyle
Poland summons U.S. ambassador over FBI head's Holocaust remarks| Reuters

Apr 19, 2015

Poland summons U.S. ambassador over FBI head's Holocaust remarks| Reuters

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland has summoned the United States' ambassador in Warsaw over an article written by a top U.S. intelligence official on Poland's alleged responsibility for the Holocaust during World War Two, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Sunday. The article by FBI director James Comey, published in the Washington Post earlier this week, prompted an outcry in Poland and drew condemnation in the media and from politicians. #Politics #Economy #United States #France #Middle East #Russia #markets #Entertainment #Hungary #Ukraine
Russia to invest $2 bn into building energy pipeline in Pakistan: Is India ready for the challenge?

Apr 19, 2015

Russia to invest $2 bn into building energy pipeline in Pakistan: Is India ready for the challenge?

Russia has agreed to invest $2 Billion to build an 1100-km-long energy pipeline in Pakistan to transport liquefied natural gas. #India #Pakistan #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Russia #Vladimir Putin
Two Russian opposition parties unite after Nemtsov killing| Reuters

Apr 18, 2015

Two Russian opposition parties unite after Nemtsov killing| Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Two Russian opposition parties agreed on Friday to run on a joint platform in 2016 parliamentary elections, aiming to make a first step in uniting fractious Kremlin adversaries after the killing of party leader Boris Nemtsov. Critics of President Vladimir Putin say he bears ultimate political responsibility for the gunning down of Nemtsov, a former deputy prime minister, on Feb. #Business #Economy #France #Russia #science #Africa #Argentina #Latin America #Mexico #lifestyle
Smaller but better: Here's why PM Modi should fast track production of next-gen BrahMos missiles

Apr 17, 2015

Smaller but better: Here's why PM Modi should fast track production of next-gen BrahMos missiles

India needs to encourage and fast track the agreement to develop the ambitious "BrahMos-Next Generation" (BrahMos-NG) missile project #World #India #Defence #Russia #ConnectTheDots #IAF #BrahMos Missile System #BrahMos missile

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How power relationships among nations shaped the Ukraine crisis

Mar 04, 2014

How power relationships among nations shaped the Ukraine crisis

Editor's note: This is a reader we received on the piece 'Another Cold War? India cant ignore Crimea crisis in Ukraine'. As per Firstpost policy, the comment has been lightly edited for spellings and grammar. #India #China #Barack Obama #Syria #Russia #ConnectTheDots #Cold War #LetterstoFP #Vladimir Putin #Ukraine #US-Russia ties #Crimea
Defence projects, n-plants India's new envoy to Russia has a huge task ahead

Jan 13, 2014

Defence projects, n-plants India's new envoy to Russia has a huge task ahead

Indian officials believe Raghavan is an old Russia/Soviet Union hand and should be able to smoothen rough edges in the Indo-Russian defence relationship. #India #Russia #Ministry of External Affairs #Kudankulam #BrahMos #Moscow #IFS #Indo-Russian relations