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    Belarus votes as Lukashenko aims to extend 21-year rule
    Oct11

    Belarus votes as Lukashenko aims to extend 21-year rule

    MINSK (AFP) – Belarussians began voting Sunday in an election that is likely to see authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko claim a fifth term, with the EU possibly lifting sanctions against him if the polls take place without incident.Lukashenko, 61, a swaggering former collective farm director once called Europes last dictator by...

    Stories from Balkans, Latin America, Ukraine Win Shining Light Award
    Oct11

    Stories from Balkans, Latin America, Ukraine Win Shining Light Award

    First place was awarded to two series: “Unholy Alliances,” on Montenegro as a Mafia state, by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project; and “Empire of Ashes,” by Brazil’s Gazeta do Povo, on tobacco smuggling and organized crime in South America. …read more Source:...

    Viswanathan Anand eyes world title in rapid and blitz chess championship
    Oct10

    Viswanathan Anand eyes world title in rapid and blitz chess championship

    Five-time World Champion Viswanathan Anand starts as one of the favourites but faces a tough field in the world rapid and blitz chess championship that gets underway in Berlin. World champion in all formats, Magnus Carlsen of Norway starts as the top seed and hot favourite to retain his titles won last year at Dubai. However, it will be a...

    Egypt signs deal for two French warships
    Oct10

    Egypt signs deal for two French warships

    Egypt signed a contract Saturday to buy two Mistral warships, whose sale to Russia Paris cancelled because of the Ukraine crisis, a delegation member with the visiting French prime minister said. …read more Source: The Times of...

    Kazakh, Ukrainian Presidents Discuss Trade, Int’l Issues in Astana
    Oct10

    Kazakh, Ukrainian Presidents Discuss Trade, Int’l Issues in Astana

    The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. ASTANA –Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev metOct. 9 with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko during the latter’s official visit to the nation. The parties discussed ways to strengthen cooperation in the spheres of trade, economy, the coal industry,...

    Russia backs bigger OSCE mission in Ukraine
    Oct10

    Russia backs bigger OSCE mission in Ukraine

    Russia said on Saturday it wanted to see a bigger European monitoring mission in Ukraine to help oversee withdrawal of mortars, tanks and light artillery under recent agreements. …read more Source: Channel...

    Russia backs bigger OSCE mission in Ukraine
    Oct10

    Russia backs bigger OSCE mission in Ukraine

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia said on Saturday it wanted to see a bigger European monitoring mission in Ukraine to help oversee withdrawal of mortars, tanks and light artillery under recent agreements. …read more Source: The...

    French PM in Egypt for talks on economy, conflicts
    Oct10

    French PM in Egypt for talks on economy, conflicts

    CAIRO – France’s Prime Minister Manuel Valls flew into Egypt on Saturday to start a three-country Arab tour aimed at boosting economic ties and for holding talks on the region’s conflicts.Valls was to be received by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi before going into a meeting with his Egyptian counterpart Sharif Ismail.French...

    Ukraine: Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk’s Ally Accused of Graft
    Oct10

    Ukraine: Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk’s Ally Accused of Graft

    Ukraine’s Ihor Kotvitsky, a lawmaker from Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk’s People’s Front party, has been accused of corruption for allegedly moving US$ 40 million to an offshore company through Ukraine’s state-owned Oshchadbank. …read more Source:...

    Injured Spain duo Silva and Morata to miss Ukraine game
    Oct10

    Injured Spain duo Silva and Morata to miss Ukraine game

    Spain forwards David Silva and Alvaro Morata have both withdrawn from the squad to face Ukraine on Monday through injury, the federation has said. …read more Source:...

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