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NASA to sever ties with Russia

NASA is largely spread over the Moscow area having offices at the Moscow Mission Control Center, Russian Federal Space Agency, the US Embassy, etc. It has a long history of varied and extensive support from Russia that started in the 1960s. But, Russia's last month invasion of the southern Crimea region of Ukraine has caused a breach in their long-term alliance. Therefore, the space agency has decided to adjourn its current engagements with Russia's Roscosmos, which was established in 1992.

However, according to media reports, NASA has also mentioned in a statement on Wednesday, April 2 that in order to maintain continuous and secure operation of the International Space Station; the work will go on with Roscosmos.

G8 Turns G7 following Russia exile

Leaders from the G7 countries: the UK, US, Italy, France, Canada, Germany, and Japan have dissolved their collaboration of 16 years with Russia in the G8 group. It's a purposive Russian alienation, which is done in response to the Russian invasion of Crimea. The leaders of G7, under the Hague Declaration Title, has given a consensus report, saying that they would now attend the summit without Russia in Brussels instead of Sochi.

They have also declared that the actions of Russia were in complete disjunction with the "shared beliefs and shared responsibilities" that made the collaboration of the G8 possible.

  List of G8 Nations  
G8 Country NameCountry Govt. HeadsName of Country Leaders
CanadaPrime MinisterStephen Harper
FrancePresidentFrançois Hollande
GermanyChancellorAngela Merkel
ItalyPrime MinisterMatteo Renzi
JapanPrime MinisterShinzō Abe
RussiaPresidentVladimir Putin
United KingdomPrime MinisterDavid Cameron
United StatesPresidentBarack Obama

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