Tokyo's first Russian-style maid cafe

Nov 4, 2016

Tokyo's first Russian-style maid cafe

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Twelve men sit in silence at a new cafe in Tokyo’s Shinjuku district as three women dressed in Russian attire start serving a sour-looking plate of borscht. The men have each paid ¥15,000 to attend this soft opening of ItaCafe, which bills itself as ...

Nov 4, 2016

Russia makes U-turn after evicting Amnesty from Moscow office

Human rights group Amnesty International can return to the Moscow office it was evicted from this week, a Kremlin human rights adviser said on Thursday after discussing the matter with President Vladimir Putin. Amnesty has been a vocal critic of Russia over its bombing ...

Nov 2, 2016

Russia declares 10-hour Aleppo 'humanitarian pause' on Friday

President Vladimir Putin has ordered a 10-hour truce on Friday in the war-ravaged Syrian city of Aleppo, the Russian Defense ministry said. “A decision was made to introduce a ‘humanitarian pause’ in Aleppo on November 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 19:00,” the chief of ...