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All impounded Russian aircraft leave, except one

All impounded Russian aircraft leave, except one

KARACHI: All Russian aircraft that were impounded by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) have left the country except for one at the Karachi airport.
Sources told Pakistan Today that the impounded aircraft were given unconditional permission to leave by the CAA and only one AN-21 is currently grounded at Karachi airport on technical grounds, but that too would leave very soon.
Two weeks back, the CAA’s flight standard director had released three impounded Russian aircraft

Russian spy uncovered in British parliament

LONDON: A young Russian woman working for a British lawmaker is facing deportation after security services detained her on suspicion of espionage, the Sunday Times reported on Sunday.
The paper reported that Katia Zatuliveter, 25, secretly worked for the Russian intelligence as a “sleeper” agent.
She had been working for Liberal Democrat MP Mike Hancock who sits on parliament’s defence select committee which examines defence policy but has no access to secret material.

Impounding Russian aircraft – CAA’s decision may undo Pakistan’s ties with CARs

KARACHI: The decision by the Civil Aviation Authority of impounding 16 Russian aircraft including three helicopters is likely to upset Pakistan’s diplomatic relations with the Central Asian Republics (CARs) as most of the aircrafts belong to CAR, while this act may also affect the relief operations in the flooded areas.
Total eight aircrafts including three helicopters was impounded at the Jinnah International Airport Karachi, two at the Allama Iqbal International Airport Lahore,

CAA impounds all Russian aircraft

KARACHI: In clear violation of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) rules, the CAA flight standard director has impounded all Russian aircraft in the country.
Immediately after the crash of the Russian cargo aircraft IL-76 near Dalmia area of Karachi, Flight Standard Director Captain Naveed Aziz impounded four to five Russian aircraft present at various airports across the country, sources told Pakistan Today.
The CAA claimed that the crash had nothing to

Poland hails Russian blame for Stalin over WWII killings

WARSAW: Poland on Friday hailed the Russian parliament’s declaration blaming Joseph Stalin for a World War II massacre, a week before Russia’s President Dmitry Medvedev makes an official visit.
“This is a good step, and an important sign,” Poland’s speaker of parliament Grzegorz Schetyna told reporters, noting that the acknowledgement that the Soviet dictator personally ordered the Katyn massacre of Polish officers came just over a week before Medvedev visits.

Russian president to visit other isles off Japan

OSLO: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev plans to visit other islands disputed with Japan and step up investments in the archipelago, Russia’s foreign minister said on Tuesday, deepening a diplomatic row between Moscow and Tokyo.
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, attending a conference in Oslo, said Japan had over-reacted after Medvedev on Monday visited one of four islands seized by Russia from Japan at the end of World War Two.
Japan said it was recalling its ambassador

Aisam, Bopanna continue their Russian assault

Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi and Rohan Bopanna faced a tough resistance from the Russian top star Mikhail Youzhny (currently world no. 9) and Sergiy Stakhovsky, the no. 1 player of Ukraine (currently world no. 37) in the opening round of St. Petersburg ATP World Rating Tennis Championship being played in the indoor courts of Petersburgsky, Russia.
Due to an increase in the top singles players participating in doubles events, the technicalities of the game are changing

US duo battle the Russian star for all-around title

Rebecca Bross and Alexandra Raisman will be gunning to restore US pride and scupper Russian star Aliya Mustafina’s bid for a gymnastics double in the women’s all-around final at the world gymnastics championships here on Friday.
Mustafina helped Russia to their first ever women’s team gold by a narrow margin ahead of the US at the Ahoy Arena on Wednesday night, and is now a favourite for all-around gold after leading qualifiers.
World silver medallist Bross is

Russian men fail to fire-up home crowd

Russia’s Nikolay Davydenko, top seed of the joint ATP and WTA Kremlin Cup tournament, crashed out of the event beaten by unheralded Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas in straight sets.
The 24-year-old Cuevas won 7-6 (8/6), 7-6 (7/5) in one hour 48 minutes to level his record with Davydenko, three-times a champion here (2004/06/07), at 1-1. It was not a good day for the Russian hopes as defending champion Mikhail Youzhny pulled out because he has not recovered after falling ill in