HMS Defender crossed the maritime border of Russia in the Black Sea

HMS Defender crossed the maritime border of Russia in the Black Sea (photo Royal Navy)

Russia threatens British warship off Crimea – Ambassador summoned

A Russian patrol ship fired warning shots and a jet fighter dropped bombs after the British destroyer HMS Defender crossed Russia’s maritime border in the Black Sea. The UK embassy’s defense attaché has been summoned by officials in Moscow and the Ambassador will be summoned to discuss the affair.

The ITER experiment is under construction at a site in southern France, with first plasma operations scheduled for 2025. The tokamak building is the mirrored structure at center. Photo credit Courtesy ITER Organization/EJF Riche.

The biggest magnet in the world comes to France

ITER or the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor, currently under construction at Cadarache in the South of France, is getting ready to receive the biggest magnet in the world.

Fillon meets Putin at the 19th St Petersburg International (Photo credit The Kremlin Economic Forum in 2015)

Ex-Prime Minister Fillon to join Russian hydrocarbon company

Former french Prime Minister François Fillon is to join the board of directors of the Russian oil company Zaroubejneft, according to a Russian government decree. He is the nominee of the Russian government. Zaroubejneft specializes in the development and exploitation of oil and gas fields particularly overseas.