Russian jet chases NATO plane away from defence minister’s aircraft: TASS

MOSCOW (Reuters) – A Russian fighter jet saw off a NATO warplane after it approached a plane carrying Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu over neutral waters in the Baltic Sea, the TASS news agency reported on Tuesday. Shoigu’s aircraft had been returning to Moscow from the Russian Baltic region of Kaliningrad – which is surrounded…

Moscow court allows opposition candidate to run after protest: TASS

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Moscow city court cancelled a decision by an election commission to bar a Russian opposition candidate, Sergei Mitrokhin, from running in a municipal election in September, TASS news agency reported. The court ruled in favour of Mitrokhin three days after tens of thousands of protesters turned out at a rally in…

Moscow court allows opposition candidate to run after protest: TASS

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Moscow city court cancelled a decision by an election commission to bar a Russian opposition candidate, Sergei Mitrokhin, from running in a municipal election in September, TASS news agency reported. The court ruled in favour of Mitrokhin three days after tens of thousands of protesters turned out at a rally in…

Clashes at Hong Kong airport; U.N. urges restraint over protests

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Protesters clashed with police at Hong Kong’s international airport on Tuesday evening after flights were disrupted for a second day, plunging the former British colony deeper into turmoil. The scuffles broke out in the evening between police and protesters, after an injured person was taken out of the main terminal by…

Clashes at Hong Kong airport; U.N. urges restraint over protests

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Protesters clashed with police at Hong Kong’s international airport on Tuesday evening after flights were disrupted for a second day, plunging the former British colony deeper into turmoil. The scuffles broke out in the evening between police and protesters, after an injured person was taken out of the main terminal by…