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    Acclaimed Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko dies
    Apr02

    Acclaimed Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko dies

    This file photo taken on January 21, 2015 shows Russian poet, novelist and literature professor Yevgeny Yevtushenko looking on during a meeting with readers in Moscow – AFP/DMITRY SEREBRYAKOV Acclaimed Russian poet Yevgeny A. Yevtushenko, whose work focused on war atrocities and denounced anti-Semitism and tyrannical dictators, has died. He was...

    WHO warns of measles outbreak across Europe
    Mar28

    WHO warns of measles outbreak across Europe

    National vaccination levels in several European countries against the measles are below the 95 percent threshold considered necessary for protecting the entire population -AFP photo STOCKHOLM: The World Health Organization warned Tuesday of large measles outbreaks in countries where immunisation has dropped, after more than 500 cases of the...

    Russia set to repay all Soviet Union’s foreign debt
    Mar26

    Russia set to repay all Soviet Union’s foreign debt

    Moscow is about to settle the Soviet Union’s foreign debt, a quarter of a century after its demise. AFP Photo MOSCOW: 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 of a reliable borrower —...

    Poland clears airport plan for takeoff
    Mar15

    Poland clears airport plan for takeoff

    Polish Development and Finance Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has told reporters that a new airport in Warsaw will serve up to 50 million passengers per year -AFP photo WARSAW: Poland’s government approved Wednesday plans to build a large new airport outside the capital Warsaw that it hopes could become a passenger and cargo hub for central...

    Prudent Merkel meets unpredictable Trump amid tense ties
    Mar13

    Prudent Merkel meets unpredictable Trump amid tense ties

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet US President Donald Trump for the first time on Tuesday. AFP Photo BERLIN: Europe’s most powerful leader, Angela Merkel, meets for the first time next week America’s flamboyant President Donald Trump whose arrival in the White House has sent shockwaves across the Atlantic. While former US...

    Ukraine accuses Russia of ‘terrorism’ in top UN court
    Mar06

    Ukraine accuses Russia of ‘terrorism’ in top UN court

    THE HAGUE: Ukraine urged the UN’s top court yesterday to help bring stability to its war-torn east, seeking to convince judges that Russia is ‘sponsoring terrorism’ in Kiev’s conflict with separatist pro-Russian rebels. “Today I stand before the court to ask for the protection of the basic human rights of the Ukrainian people,”...

    Russia ‘up to no good’ with its meddling — UK’s Johnson
    Mar06

    Russia ‘up to no good’ with its meddling — UK’s Johnson

    BRUSSELS: Russia must halt ‘unacceptable’ meddling in other countries, especially the Balkans and Ukraine, for there to be any chance of a fresh start with the West, British foreign minister Boris Johnson said yesterday. “Let us be very clear, Russia is up to all sorts of no good,” Johnson said as he arrived for an EU foreign and defence...

    Sex workers march in Ukraine demanding legalisation
    Mar04

    Sex workers march in Ukraine demanding legalisation

    Sex workers demonstrate in front of Ukraine’s parliament in Kiev on March 3, 2017. AFP Photo KIEV: Dozens of sex workers and human rights campaigners gathered in Kiev on Friday demanding the legalisation of prostitution in Ukraine. Some 50 activists holding red umbrellas and wearing red plastic helmets staged the first-ever march through...

    UN slams North Korea over ‘provocative’ sanctions evasion
    Feb28

    UN slams North Korea over ‘provocative’ sanctions evasion

    The UN Security Council agreed on “the importance of full compliance” with sanctions resolutions directed at North Korea. – AFP Photo UNITED NATIONS: Backed by China, the UN Security Council on Monday unanimously condemned North Korea for its “irresponsible and provocative” attempts to evade sanctions. The council agreed during a closed-door...

    Germany slams Russia over Ukraine rebel passports
    Feb20

    Germany slams Russia over Ukraine rebel passports

    BERLIN: Germany yesterday criticised as “unacceptable” Russia’s decision to recognise passports issued by separatist rebels in Ukraine’s eastern regions of Lugansk and Donetsk. “The recognition of travel documents of the self-declared, so-called people’s republics of Lugansk and Donetsk undermines the unity of Ukraine,” said...

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