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Poland proposes to help fund US troops in country, ministry says
May29

Poland proposes to help fund US troops in country, ministry says

US soldiers were among troops in NATO battalions deployed to Poland. (AFP pic) WARSAW: Poland has a proposal to welcome a permanent deployment of US troops to the country, including helping to defray the costs, the defense ministry confirmed on Tuesday, amid fears over recent aggression by neighbouring Russia. Paweł Soloch, head of the office of...

Ukraine president hopes to launch anti-corruption court in July
May29

Ukraine president hopes to launch anti-corruption court in July

KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko hopes Ukraine can start setting up a special anti-corruption court in July after parliament passes necessary legislation, he told reporters on Tuesday. …read more Source: The...

Nato, Russia to hold first talks since Skripal attack
May29

Nato, Russia to hold first talks since Skripal attack

BRUSSELS: Nato will on Thursday hold its first formal talks with Russia since the nerve agent attack on a former Kremlin double agent in Britain, as the alliance seeks to counter Moscow’s increasing assertiveness. Tensions between the transatlantic alliance and Russia have hit post-Cold War highs in recent years over Moscow’s...

Russia seeks 14 years jail for Ukrainian reporter
May28

Russia seeks 14 years jail for Ukrainian reporter

MOSCOW: Russian prosecutors have asked a Moscow court to convict a Ukrainian journalist of espionage and jail him for 14 years, his lawyer said Monday, in a move condemned by Kiev. Journalist Roman Sushchenko, who has worked for Ukrainian state news agency Ukrinform for over a decade, was detained in Moscow in 2016. Russia’s FSB security...

Crypto currency stunt on Everest linked to Sherpa death
May27

Crypto currency stunt on Everest linked to Sherpa death

In this photo taken on May 17, mountaineers make their way to the summit of Mount Everest, as they ascend on the south face from Nepal. — AFP photo KATHMANDU: A promotional stunt by an Irish tech company to bury US$100,000 worth of a new cryptocurrency at Everest’s summit has been linked to the death of a Sherpa guide, the company said...

Three Ukrainian soldiers killed in clashes with rebels
May27

Three Ukrainian soldiers killed in clashes with rebels

KIEV: Three Ukrainian servicemen were killed in fighting with pro-Russian rebels in the east of the country as fighting intensified in the region, Kiev said on Sunday. Ukraine’s defence ministry said one soldier was killed in fighting late on Saturday. The country’s security service (SBU) later on Sunday confirmed two other servicemen...

Five metro stations closed in Ukraine capital after bomb warning
May26

Five metro stations closed in Ukraine capital after bomb warning

KIEV (Reuters) – Kiev has closed five subway stations, mostly in the central part of the Ukrainian capital, after a bomb warning, the subway operator said in a statement. …read more Source: The...

Chinese J-15 jets complete night landings on carrier in push to modernise
May26

Chinese J-15 jets complete night landings on carrier in push to modernise

SHANGHAI: Chinese fighter pilots have carried out night landings on the country’s first aircraft carrier, the official China Daily reported on Saturday, the latest demonstration of Beijing’s push to modernise its military forces. Pilots flying J-15 jets landed at night on the Liaoning, the official paper said citing a video posted by...

UN sec-gen takes note of MH17 probe report ‘with concern’
May26

UN sec-gen takes note of MH17 probe report ‘with concern’

UNITED NATIONS: United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has “taken note with concern of the latest report” on the downing of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17. Speaking to journalists on Friday at the UN headquarters here, the UN Deputy Spokesman Farhan Haq said that Guterres had underlined a prior Security Council resolution demanding...

Russian ministry of defence denies BUK missile shot down MH17
May26

Russian ministry of defence denies BUK missile shot down MH17

MOSCOW: The Russian Ministry of Defence said no new anti-aircraft missiles crossed the border to Ukraine since 1991, Xinhua news agency reported, citing Russian media reports. Thus, the reports refuted the finding that Russia was responsible for the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in Ukraine on July 17, 2014. The joint investigation team...

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