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    Russian court sentences Ukrainian film director to 20 years in jail
    Aug25

    Russian court sentences Ukrainian film director to 20 years in jail

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – A Russian court on Tuesday sentenced Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov to 20 years in a high-security penal colony for “terrorist attacks” in Crimea, the Black Sea peninsula that Moscow annexed from Ukraine in April 2014, RIA news agency said. …read more Source: The...

    Ukrainian filmmaker sentenced to 20 years by Russian court over terror charges
    Aug25

    Ukrainian filmmaker sentenced to 20 years by Russian court over terror charges

    FILE – In this Tuesday, July 21, 2015 file photo Oleg Sentsov sits behind glass in a cage at a court room in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. (AP Photo) A Russian court convicted a prominent Ukrainian filmmaker on Tuesday of conspiring to commit terror attacks and sentenced him to 20 years in prison in what critics called a politically motivated show...

    Ukrainian filmmaker jailed in Russia for 20 years for ‘terrorism’
    Aug25

    Ukrainian filmmaker jailed in Russia for 20 years for ‘terrorism’

    ROSTOV-ON-DON (RUSSIA) – A Russian military court on Tuesday sentenced Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov to 20 years on terror charges in a trial condemned by Kiev, rights groups and top film directors. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Exhibition of goods of the Silk Road 2015 opens in Bishkek
    Aug25

    Exhibition of goods of the Silk Road 2015 opens in Bishkek

    Bishkek, August 25 / Kabar /. “The exhibition of goods of the Silk Road 2015” has started in Bishkek in the Palace of Sports. More than 120 exhibitors of China took part in the exhibition. Chinese entrepreneurs from the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Shaanxi, Guangdong, Gansu, Sichuan, Shandong, Shanxi provinces and Shanghai...

    US to Deploy F-22 Raptor Fighter Jets in Europe
    Aug25

    US to Deploy F-22 Raptor Fighter Jets in Europe

    The United States soon will deploy F-22 Raptors in Europe, sending the stealth fighter jets to reassure NATO partners concerned about Russia’s actions in Ukraine, a Pentagon official said on Monday. …read more Source:...

    Court orders Russia to pay compensation for Greenpeace ship seizure
    Aug25

    Court orders Russia to pay compensation for Greenpeace ship seizure

    AMSTERDAM: A court in the Netherlands has ordered Russia to pay compensation for seizing the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise during a protest against an offshore oil platform two years ago. The Permanent Court of Arbitration, which resolves disputes between states, said the decision was taken unanimously on Aug. 14, but it was not published until...

    Credit scheme backfired, hiking greenhouse gases: Study
    Aug25

    Credit scheme backfired, hiking greenhouse gases: Study

    A global scheme meant to keep atmospheric greenhouse gas (GHG) levels in check instead caused some 600 million tons of excess emissions, researchers said Monday.They blamed a loophole in the Kyoto Protocol’s Joint Implementation (JI) mechanism which allowed countries to earn and sell credits for emissions cuts which were “not...

    US to deploy F-22 Raptor fighter jets in Europe
    Aug25

    US to deploy F-22 Raptor fighter jets in Europe

    The United States soon will deploy F-22 Raptors in Europe, sending the stealth fighter jets to reassure NATO partners concerned about Russia’s actions in Ukraine, a Pentagon official has said. …read more Source: The Times of...

    Radwanska cruises to win in Connecticut Open
    Aug25

    Radwanska cruises to win in Connecticut Open

    Agnieszka Radwanska breezed into the second round of the Connecticut Open with a 6-0, 6-2 victory over American CoCo Vandeweghe on Monday at Connecticut Tennis Center.The Krakow, Poland native needed only 65 minutes to set up a second-round meeting with France’s Aliza Cornet, who advanced with a three-set win against Yulia Putintseva of...

    Russian ruble falls to 2015 low as stocks plunge
    Aug25

    Russian ruble falls to 2015 low as stocks plunge

    MOSCOW, Russia—Russia’s battered ruble sank Monday to its lowest point this year as Asian and European stock markets nosedived on concerns over the Chinese economy. Moscow’sdollar-denominated RTS stock index had tumbled 4.94 percent by the close of trading as the euro passed the symbolic 80-ruble mark for the first time since...

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