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Still flying at 86 – Ukrainian pilot who survived Chernobyl disaster
Apr25

Still flying at 86 – Ukrainian pilot who survived Chernobyl disaster

KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian military pilot Mykola Volkozub could barely move under the weight of a lead vest meant to protect him from radiation as he prepared for his first flight over the Chernobyl reactor after the world’s worst nuclear disaster in 1986. …read more Source: The...

Belarus leader says may loosen grip on power – but not yet
Apr24

Belarus leader says may loosen grip on power – but not yet

Alexander Lukashenko has been President of Belarus since 1994. (Reuters pic) MINSK: Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko on Tuesday said the constitution could be “improved” to share some of his powers, but not in the near future. Lukashenko has run Belarus in authoritarian style since 1994, during which time he changed the constitution to...

Chinese carrier leads live fire drill in East China Sea
Apr24

Chinese carrier leads live fire drill in East China Sea

BEIJING: China’s sole aircraft carrier has led a flotilla of naval vessels in a “live combat drill” in the East China Sea, state media reported Tuesday, the latest show of force by Beijing’s burgeoning navy. The official Xinhua news agency said the vessels “took part in anti-aircraft and anti-submarine warfare...

Some US allies caught in crossfire of sanctions on Russian arms
Apr24

Some US allies caught in crossfire of sanctions on Russian arms

The Indian Air Force’s Russian-made Sukhoi-30 aircraft fly past during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi. (Reuters pic) NEW DELHI: US sanctions on Russian military exports have put the brakes on a $6 billion deal with India and may derail the arms purchases of other US allies around Asia, experts say. Under a law that US President Donald...

German defense ministry wants to spend billions on armaments this year
Apr23

German defense ministry wants to spend billions on armaments this year

Germany has been steadily increasing its military spending since 2014. (Reuters pic) BERLIN: The German Defense Ministry plans to spend billions of euros on armaments this year to tackle deficiencies in the armed forces’ equipment, German newspaper Handelsblatt reported on Sunday. Germany sharply curtailed military spending after the end of...

IMF unveils new corruption policy for member states
Apr22

IMF unveils new corruption policy for member states

IMF managing director Christine Lagarde attends a press conference during the IMF/World Bank spring meeting in US. (Reuters pic) WASHINGTON: The International Monetary Fund will systematically address corruption and its impact on economic growth with all its member countries under new guidelines launched on Sunday. The new policy also tackles how...

G7 foreign ministers to discuss Russia, sanctions not on agenda
Apr22

G7 foreign ministers to discuss Russia, sanctions not on agenda

Inspectors from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) at the scene of the nerve agent attack on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal, in Salisbury, Britain (Reuters pic) TORONTO: Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven leading industrialised nations will discuss how to maintain pressure on Russia when they meet on Sunday...

European lawmakers demand Russia World Cup boycott
Apr20

European lawmakers demand Russia World Cup boycott

BRUSSELS: A group of EU lawmakers on Friday urged the bloc’s leaders to boycott this year’s football World Cup in Russia to protest over Moscow’s “mockery of European values”. The 60 MEPs said all European Union countries should follow the lead of Britain and non-EU member Iceland in refusing to send official...

Russian, Austrian FMs discuss peacekeeping mission in Ukraine – RIA
Apr20

Russian, Austrian FMs discuss peacekeeping mission in Ukraine – RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday after meeting his Austrian counterpart Karin Kneissl that they had discussed the possibility of the deployment of a peacekeeping mission in east Ukraine, the RIA news agency reported. …read more Source: The...

U.S. tells Russia to address election concerns, chemical weapons
Apr20

U.S. tells Russia to address election concerns, chemical weapons

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – White House national security adviser John Bolton told Russia’s ambassador on Thursday that better relations between the two countries require addressing U.S. concerns on election meddling, chemical attack in Britain, and the situations in Ukraine and Syria, the White House said. …read more Source: The...

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