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Kanu Nwankwo robbed of $11,000 at Russia airport

Kanu Nwankwo robbed of $11,000 at Russia airport

Former Arsenal striker Nwankwo Kanu had $11,000 (9,300 euros) stolen from his suitcase at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport on his way to playing in a friendly match organised by FIFA, TASS reported. Kanu, 41, who captained the Nigerian national team and played for Arsenal and Inter Milan, was robbed as he transferred to a flight to

Russia holds largest annual military exercise with 95,000 servicemen

Russia on Monday began its largest military exercise of the year, with about 95,000 servicemen set to participate, the Defence Ministry said in a statement. The exercise, titled Centre-2015, is being held until Sunday, primarily in Russia’s Central Military District, which comprises the Ural Mountains and Siberia. Parts of the exercise featuring warplanes and naval

Russia says Syria’s Assad ready to share power

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was ready to hold snap parliamentary elections and could share power with a “healthy” opposition. Russia, along with Iran, has been Assad’s principle international ally in the war that has raged in Syria for four-and-a-half years and has claimed a quarter of a