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    Trump urges peace between Russia and Ukraine
    May12

    Trump urges peace between Russia and Ukraine

    The White House is left fuming after Russia publishes photos of Donald Trump meeting Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (R). AFP photo WASHINGTON: Donald Trump urged Russia and Ukraine to “make peace,” in a tweet accompanied by two photos of the US president posing with top diplomats from the rival countries. “Yesterday, on the same day – I...

    With Russia ties under scrutiny, Trump meets with Kremlin’s top diplomat
    May11

    With Russia ties under scrutiny, Trump meets with Kremlin’s top diplomat

    US President Donald Trump speaks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during a meeting at the White House in Washington, DC on Wednesday May 10, 2017. AFP Photo All but ignoring the unfurling drama over Russia and the US election, Donald Trump on Wednesday sought to advance prospects for cooperation between the former Cold War foes in...

    Europe media independence faces rising threats: watchdog
    May02

    Europe media independence faces rising threats: watchdog

    Countries with well-funded public service broadcasters experience less rightwing extremism and corruption according to human rights commissioner Nils Muiznieks -AFP photo STRASBOURG, FRANCE: The Council of Europe added its voice Tuesday to global concern over press freedom, saying that European public broadcasters and their regulators face...

    Merkel makes rare Russia visit as Putin backs warmer ties
    May02

    Merkel makes rare Russia visit as Putin backs warmer ties

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet President Vladimir Putin (shown in this file photo from May 10, 2015 in Moscow) on Tuesday in her first visit to Russia since 2015 in a sign of renewed dialogue between Berlin and Moscow. AFP File Photo SOCHI: German Chancellor Angela Merkel will Tuesday meet President Vladimir Putin in the Black Sea...

    OSCE limits Ukraine patrols after American’s death
    Apr28

    OSCE limits Ukraine patrols after American’s death

    © AFP/File | OSCE monitors work near Lugansk on April 25, 2017, to inspect the site where an OSCE patrol vehicle was destroyed by an explosion on April 23 KIEV: The OSCE said Friday it was limiting its patrols of Ukraine’s eastern war zone after the death of a US paramedic in an apparent mine blast last weekend. The deputy head of the...

    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...

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