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    Negative outlook remains for recession-hit Russia: S&P
    Oct16

    Negative outlook remains for recession-hit Russia: S&P

    PARIS (AFP) – The outlook for Russias recession-hit economy remains weak, as it struggles with international sanctions and weak oil prices, ratings agency Standard & Poors said Friday.S&P said it expected the Russian economy to expand by about 0.4 percent annually between 2015 and 2018, well down on the average 2.4 percent seen in...

    Ukraine to work closely with Malaysia under UNSC membership next year
    Oct16

    Ukraine to work closely with Malaysia under UNSC membership next year

    KUALA LUMPUR: Newly-elected United Nations Security Council (UNSC) non-permanent member, Ukraine, will work closely with Malaysia on the MH17 tragedy during its term, says Ukrainian Ambassador to Malaysia Ihor Humennyi. …read more Source: New Straits...

    Dutch FM says Russia ‘sowing confusion’ on MH17
    Oct16

    Dutch FM says Russia ‘sowing confusion’ on MH17

    THE HAGUE: Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders on Friday accused Russia of “sowing confusion” about the fate of flight MH17 by constantly criticising a final report into the disaster. “I get the impression that the Russians at this point are not really that interested in the final report, but rather in sowing confusion (about it),” Dutch media...

    CIS leaders adopt military cooperation concept
    Oct16

    CIS leaders adopt military cooperation concept

    DUSHANBE, October 16, 2015, Asia-Plus — The leaders of member nations of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) have signed a statement on combating international terrorism and an agreement on military cooperation through 2020. These two documents were signed among 14 others at a summit of CIS leaders — representing Armenia,...

    Ukraine to sit alongside Russia on UN Security Council
    Oct16

    Ukraine to sit alongside Russia on UN Security Council

    Sitting round a table for talks on Ukraine, with from left to right, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and French President Francois Hollande, during an informal meeting in Paris, France, Oct. 2, in a revived European push to bring peace to eastern Ukraine. (AP/Mikhail...

    Ukraine, Japan among new members of UN Security Council
    Oct16

    Ukraine, Japan among new members of UN Security Council

    Ukraine is expected to use its seat on the Council to push for accountability for the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. …read more Source:...

    CIS Summit kicks off in Kazakhstan
    Oct16

    CIS Summit kicks off in Kazakhstan

    Burabai, October 16 / Kabar /. CIS Summit has started in resort town Burabay in Akmola region of Kazakhstan in a narrow format. The Summit is attended by Presidents of Kyrgyzstan – Almazbek Atambaev, Kazakhstan – Nursultan Nazarbayev, Tajikistan – Emomali Rahmon, Armenia – Serzh Sargsyan, Belarus – Alexander Lukashenko,...

    Egypt, Japan, Senegal, Ukraine, Uruguay win UN council seats
    Oct16

    Egypt, Japan, Senegal, Ukraine, Uruguay win UN council seats

    …read more Source: AKIpress News Agency

    Egypt, Japan, Ukraine elected as non-permanent UNSC members
    Oct16

    Egypt, Japan, Ukraine elected as non-permanent UNSC members

    The non-permanent members that will remain on the Council until the end of 2016 are Angola, Malaysia, New Zealand, Spain and Venezuela. The UN General Assembly has elected Egypt, Japan, Senegal, Ukraine and Uruguay to serve as non-permanent members on the Security Council for two-year terms beginning January 1 next year. The new members, elected...

    ‘Stop blaming Russia for MH17’
    Oct16

    ‘Stop blaming Russia for MH17’

    A picture taken on October 15, 2014 shows the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 near the village of Rassipnoe. (AFP/Dominique Faget) Russia ambassador to Malaysia says KL should focus instead on finding out the perpetrators behind the tragedyRussia has called for a stop to accusing it in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17,...

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