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Russia prepares to pay off the last of its debt inherited from the old Soviet Union
Mar26

Russia prepares to pay off the last of its debt inherited from the old Soviet Union

A quarter of a century after the fall of the Soviet Union, Russia is finally set to pay off all the foreign debt it inherited from the vanished communist empire. Keen to establish a reputation as a reliable borrower – despite Western financial sanctions over the Ukraine conflict – Moscow announced last week it would pay off US$125.2 million in...

On Tuesday, this Putin critic feared he would never be forgiven. On Thursday, he was shot in the head
Mar24

On Tuesday, this Putin critic feared he would never be forgiven. On Thursday, he was shot in the head

Denis Voronenkov, a former Russian member of parliament and harsh critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, had much to worry about. On Tuesday evening, he said in an interview that he feared for his life, citing anonymous threats against him and his wife, Maria Maksakova, a former member of the United Russia party founded by Putin, with whom...

Ukraine accuses Russia of ‘state terrorism’ after former MP Voronenkov shot dead in broad daylight
Mar23

Ukraine accuses Russia of ‘state terrorism’ after former MP Voronenkov shot dead in broad daylight

Ukraine accused Russia of “state terrorism” after a former Russian lawmaker and key witness in a treason case against former leader Viktor Yanukovich was shot dead in broad daylight outside a hotel in central Kiev on Thursday. Russia called the allegation “absurd”. Former MP Denis Voronenkov was killed by an assailant who was armed with a pistol...

‘Cynical and inhumane’: tensions spike as Ukraine bans Russian singer from Eurovision Song Contest
Mar22

‘Cynical and inhumane’: tensions spike as Ukraine bans Russian singer from Eurovision Song Contest

Tensions between Russia and Ukraine spread to the Eurovision Song Contest on Wednesday after Kiev banned a Russian contestant from entering the country over a past performance in Moscow-annexed Crimea. Ukrainian security service (SBU) spokeswoman Olena Gitlyanska said Yuliya Samoilova had been banned “from entry for three years” for having been...

Chinese toy makers seek larger share of Ukrainian market
Mar22

Chinese toy makers seek larger share of Ukrainian market

We’ve been working on toys for 17 years, and for all the 17 years we’ve been working with Chinese toy makers, because no other people can give us similar goods, said Inna Georgieva, a co-owner of toy chain shops from southern Ukraine. …read more Source: English China News...

Russia launches live-fire drill in Crimea
Mar20

Russia launches live-fire drill in Crimea

Russia has launched a large-scale live-fire exercise in Crimea, a senior military official said Monday, after the West repeatedly asked Moscow to return the Black Sea peninsula to Ukraine. …read more Source: China Internet Information...

Putin keeps Crimea situation under control: Kremlin
Mar20

Putin keeps Crimea situation under control: Kremlin

Russian President Putin is keeping the situation around Crimea under control and would take the same decisions about Crimea even if given another opportunity, Kremlin spokesman Peskov said. …read more Source: China Internet Information...

Russian President Putin keeps situation in Crimea under personal control: Kremlin
Mar20

Russian President Putin keeps situation in Crimea under personal control: Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin is keeping the situation around Crimea under control and would take the same decisions about Crimea even if given another opportunity, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Sunday. …read more Source:...

Trump and Merkel to hold summit on NATO and terrorism
Mar10

Trump and Merkel to hold summit on NATO and terrorism

After accusing German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the campaign trail of “ruining Germany” by welcoming refugees, President Trump will have his first face-to-face meeting with the German leader at the White House on Tuesday. The two were expected to discuss strengthening the NATO alliance, collaborating to fight terrorism and taking steps to...

Ukraine will accuse Russia of sponsoring terrorism in top UN court, calling negotiations ‘futile’
Mar06

Ukraine will accuse Russia of sponsoring terrorism in top UN court, calling negotiations ‘futile’

Kiev will seek to convince the UN’s top court that Moscow is “sponsoring terrorism” in a bloody conflict involving separatist pro-Russian rebels, as tensions escalate in war-torn eastern Ukraine. Ukraine’s representatives will also ask the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Monday to take emergency measures ordering Russia to...

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