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    Ukraine bans imports
    Dec31

    Ukraine bans imports

    KIEV: Ukraine said on Wednesday it may impose a ban as soon as next month on imports of dozens of Russian goods as a retaliatory measure against Moscow which this month said it was suspending a free trade zone with Kiev. The list, which was set out in a statement from the country’s economy ministry, included meat and meat products, baby...

    Pope calls for unity against militant atrocities
    Dec25

    Pope calls for unity against militant atrocities

    Pope Francis makes a blessing during the “Urbi et Orbi” (to the City and the World) message on Christmas Day from the balcony overlooking St Peter’s Square at the Vatican, on Friday. Photo: Reuters Vatican City, Dec 25 Pope Francis urged the world in his Christmas message today to unite to end atrocities by Islamist militants that he said...

    Ukraine MPs pass tit-for-tat Russian embargo
    Dec24

    Ukraine MPs pass tit-for-tat Russian embargo

    KIEV: Ukrainian parliament voted on Thursday to give the government the right to impose a trade embargo against Russia, which said last week that it would suspend a free trade zone with Ukraine from January 1. The law, supported by 291 of parliament’s 420 lawmakers, will come into force when it has been signed by the president. Russian...

    Rayani Air flight takes off with a prayer
    Dec24

    Rayani Air flight takes off with a prayer

    Rayani Air flight crews prays before departure at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 in Sepang, Malaysia, on December 22, 2015. Photo: AP KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA: The short domestic flight from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s biggest city, begins with a recital of Prophet Muhammad’s supplication before his travel. The passengers — most of...

    US expands sanctions
    Dec24

    US expands sanctions

    WASHINGTON: The Obama administration on Tuesday imposed financial restrictions on 34 additional people and entities for helping Russian and Ukrainian companies evade US penalties and other infractions, prompting threats of retaliation from the Kremlin. The action helps ‘maintain the efficacy of existing sanctions’ established after...

    Kuwait stages exhibition game despite FIFA warning
    Dec20

    Kuwait stages exhibition game despite FIFA warning

    Kuwait City, December 19 Kuwait on Friday staged an exhibition game with the participation of former international stars despite being suspended by world football’s governing body FIFA. FIFA last week sent a global alert to all members warning them to keep their players away from the ‘All Stars’ game in Kuwait because of its...

    Indian state oil firms in talks to buy stake in Siberia project
    Dec19

    Indian state oil firms in talks to buy stake in Siberia project

    New Delhi, December 18 Indian Oil Corp and Oil India are in talks with Russia’s Rosneft to buy up to a 29 per cent stake in a Siberian oil project, two sources said, as New Delhi accelerates a push to secure overseas energy assets. India, the world’s fourth-biggest oil consumer, has to ship in three quarters of its oil needs and with...

    World’s refugees and displaced exceed record 60 million
    Dec18

    World’s refugees and displaced exceed record 60 million

    Refugees wait to cross the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni, Greece December 4, 2015. Photo: REUTERS GENEVA: The number of people forcibly displaced worldwide is likely to have “far surpassed” a record 60 million this year, mainly driven by the Syrian war and other protracted conflicts, the United Nations said on Friday. The...

    Six crew missing after Danish cargo ship sinks near Indonesia
    Dec17

    Six crew missing after Danish cargo ship sinks near Indonesia

    BATAM: Officials say six Filipino crewmen are missing after their cargo ship collided with a chemical tanker and sank near Indonesia. Six other crew members were rescued. Batam port official Gajah Rooseno said Thursday the Danish cargo ship Thorco Cloud collided with the chemical tanker Stolt Commitment about 8 miles (13 kilometers) off...

    China gets EBRD membership
    Dec16

    China gets EBRD membership

    London, December 15 The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) said on Monday it had accepted China as a member, handing the world’s second biggest economy investment routes into Europe, Africa and Middle East. “China’s membership of EBRD will open up significant further opportunities for sustainable investment by...

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