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    US launches biggest allied airborne drills since Cold War ended
    Aug18

    US launches biggest allied airborne drills since Cold War ended

    BRUSSELS (AFP) – The United States said Tuesday it has launched the biggest allied airborne drills in Europe since the Cold War ended, as fighting involving pro-Russian separatists escalated in eastern Ukraine.Nearly 5,000 soldiers from 11 NATO allies are taking part in four weeks of simultaneous multinational airborne operations across...

    Putin dives in mini-sub to shipwreck off Crimea
    Aug18

    Putin dives in mini-sub to shipwreck off Crimea

    MOSCOW (AFP) – Russian President Vladimir Putin burnished his action man image on Tuesday by diving down in a mini-submarine to explore a shipwreck off the coast of the Crimea peninsula that Moscow seized from Ukraine last year.Putin — wearing a beige pantsuit — plunged down to a depth of 83 metres seated alongside the pilot in...

    Ukrainian, French, German, leaders to meet Monday in Berlin
    Aug18

    Ukrainian, French, German, leaders to meet Monday in Berlin

    The leaders of France, Germany and Ukraine are to meet in Berlin on Monday in a bid to bring an end to a new wave of violence in Ukraine, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said. …read more Source: Channel...

    Ukrainian, French, German, leaders to meet Monday in Berlin
    Aug18

    Ukrainian, French, German, leaders to meet Monday in Berlin

    PARIS (Reuters) – The leaders of France, Germany and Ukraine are to meet in Berlin on Monday in a bid to bring an end to a new wave of violence in Ukraine, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said. …read more Source: The...

    Russian police smash illegal US$30 million cheesemaking ring
    Aug18

    Russian police smash illegal US$30 million cheesemaking ring

    MOSCOW: Russian police said Tuesday they had detained an “international criminal gang” that produced contraband cheese worth some US$30 million (RM122.21 million) using banned Western ingredients. Russian officials are currently waging war against produce from the West prohibited under a year-old embargo introduced in retaliation for...

    Melbourne keeps crown as world’s most livable city
    Aug18

    Melbourne keeps crown as world’s most livable city

    Melbourne, Australia, is the world’s most livable city but conflict and terrorism have led to a fall in global urban living conditions more generally, according to a respected British study published Tuesday.For the fifth year running, the Australian city came out on top of the annual Livability Ranking study of 140 cities, conducted by the...

    Russia’s Putin blames Kiev for increased violence in east Ukraine
    Aug18

    Russia’s Putin blames Kiev for increased violence in east Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday blamed the Ukrainian government for the latest upsurge in fighting between Kiev forces and Russia-backed rebels in east Ukraine. …read more Source: Channel...

    Russia's Putin blames Kiev for increased violence in east Ukraine
    Aug18

    Russia's Putin blames Kiev for increased violence in east Ukraine

    SEVASTOPOL, Crimea (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday blamed the Ukrainian government for the latest upsurge in fighting between Kiev forces and Russia-backed rebels in east Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    Putin crony to step down as head of Russian railways, become a senator
    Aug18

    Putin crony to step down as head of Russian railways, become a senator

    The powerful president of Russia’s state-owned railway company, Vladimir Yakunin, confirmed late Monday that he will step down next month after a decade in the top post and expects to become a senator. Yakunin, 67, is a long-time confidant of President Vladimir Putin and on the United States sanctions list over the Ukraine crisis. He […]...

    Kazakhstan’s Armed Forces Conduct Exercises over Summer
    Aug18

    Kazakhstan’s Armed Forces Conduct Exercises over Summer

    The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. ASTANA – July was traditionally a period of holidays and vacations, but for the military it was a busy month with many engagements in training exercises. Kazakh soldiers prepare for a training exercise. As reported by the Kazakh Ministry of Defence press service,...

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