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After Rafale Jets, India Quietly Working With France To Acquire Stealth Submarines In A Multi-Billion Dollar Deal

The bilateral ties between India and France have seen a major boost in recent years. Following the landmark Rafale deal, New Delhi is now set to acquire new submarines from the French shipbuilder Naval Group. Citing a source, a Nikkei Asia report said that the French shipbuilder will make an offer in line with the ‘Make in India’ initiative for a proposal ...

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Russia’s Lukoil says harsh tax policy will stunt recovery: agencies

Industry players have been fighting a Russian government drive to raise taxes on oil and mining companies, as Moscow seeks to plug fiscal gaps left by lower oil prices and the COVID-19 pandemic MOSCOW: The head of Russia’s second-largest oil producer Lukoil said on Sunday that he expects oil prices to rise to $50 a barrel in the first quarter of next year but ...

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The EDGE District roundabout is getting a $200k sculpture

THE SUN ON THE EDGE BY ILAN AVERBUCH WILL BE INSTALLED ON THE EDGE DISTRICT ROUNDABOUT IN EARLY 2021 Earlier this week, a selection committee chose Ilan Averbuch, an Israel-born sculptor, to construct a piece of art entitled The Sun on the EDGE for the prominent roundabout located at the intersection of 11th Street and Central Avenue in the heart of ...

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Mali’s military coup leaders release finance minister, ex-president’s close ally – Reports

Moscow, Aug. 21, 2020: The military men, who staged a coup in Mali have released previously captured Finance Minister Abdoulaye Daffe and Sabane Mahalmoudou, the ousted president’s confidant, Radio France Internationale (RFI) reported on Friday. The Malian media previously reported that Daffe had been kidnapped on Wednesday morning. According to the French radio broadcaster, 17 more people remain detained, and ...

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India-Russia Military Relations: Delay in Ka-226T project and SPAD Gun Missile System raised during talks

The Military and technical cooperation has been the key areas of the privileged Strategic Partnership between the countries. Russia has been the main and the preferred supplier of military platforms to India for seven decades. Even as Russia assured India of delivering the defence contracts on time and some ahead of times, when defence minister Rajnath Singh and the Deputy Prime Minister ...

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Park space mandate at Trop site falls short in St. Pete City Council committee

Tropicana Field A St. Petersburg City Council committee wants to make sure there is plenty of parkland when the Tropicana Field site is redeveloped. “I don’t want to see it slip into being a concrete jungle,” Council member Darden Rice said Thursday. It won’t, Alan DeLisle, city development administrator, told the Public Services & Infrastructure Committee. “The development community is ...

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Just before Russia’s coronavirus shutdown, Moscow signed a huge procurement deal with a company owned by a politically-connected conglomerate

Sergey Vedyashkin / “Moskva” News Agency On March 27, a day before Russia’s coronavirus shutdown took effect, the Moscow Mayor’s office signed a massive contract reportedly worth 3.2 billion rubles ($42.4 million) to purchase new concrete curbsides for the city.  Previously, the city’s largest contract for curbstone supplies was with “Bashkirsky Kamen” (Bashir Stone) Ltd., signed in August 2019. Worth 957 million ...

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