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    Olympics: Smooth piste for Beijing’s 2022 bid
    Jul29

    Olympics: Smooth piste for Beijing’s 2022 bid

    BEIJING (AFP) – China came of age as an Olympic power when it hosted the spectacular Beijing 2008, a display of the unlimited resources and political will some say are essential to its bid for the 2022 Winter Games.The capital emerged as the frontrunner for 2022 — which would make it the first city ever to host both summer and winter...

    Russian veto expected as Security Council votes on MH17
    Jul29

    Russian veto expected as Security Council votes on MH17

    UNITED NATIONS: Russia on Wednesday is expected to veto a U.N. Security Council resolution to set up an international criminal court to prosecute those responsible for shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine a year ago. …read more Source: New Straits...

    Russia names US foundation first ‘undesirable’ foreign group
    Jul29

    Russia names US foundation first ‘undesirable’ foreign group

    MOSCOW: Russian prosecutors Tuesday declared the US Congress-funded National Endowment for Democracy the first “undesirable” foreign group under a controversial new law to ban overseas organisations deemed a threat. The move is part of what critics say is a Kremlin drive against civil society, fuelled by growing anti-Western rhetoric over the...

    Ukrainian Military Pilot Faces Unfair Trial in Russia: Lawyers
    Jul28

    Ukrainian Military Pilot Faces Unfair Trial in Russia: Lawyers

    Lawyers for a Ukrainian military pilot held in Russia on charges of murdering two Russian journalists in east Ukraine said on Tuesday they could prove she was already captive when they died in shellin… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine bans Putin buddy Depardieu for five years
    Jul28

    Ukraine bans Putin buddy Depardieu for five years

    KIEV – Ukraine said Tuesday it had blacklisted French film star and newly minted Russian national Gerard Depardieu in apparent retribution for reportedly refusing to recognise the independence of the former Soviet state. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Ukrainian military pilot faces unfair trial in Russia – lawyers
    Jul28

    Ukrainian military pilot faces unfair trial in Russia – lawyers

    KIEV (Reuters) – Lawyers for a Ukrainian military pilot held in Russia on charges of murdering two Russian journalists in east Ukraine said on Tuesday they could prove she was already captive when they died in shelling, but doubted a court would heed their arguments. …read more Source: The...

    Russia names US foundation first ‘undesirable’ foreign group
    Jul28

    Russia names US foundation first ‘undesirable’ foreign group

    Russian prosecutors accuse the US Congress-funded National Endowment for Democracy of organising “political demonstrations aimed at influencing decisions taken by state institutions,” such as this opposition rally in Moscow on March 5, 2012 -AFP MOSCOW: Russian prosecutors on Tuesday declared the US Congress-funded National Endowment for...

    NATO proclaims ‘strong solidarity’ with Turkey against Islamic State
    Jul28

    NATO proclaims ‘strong solidarity’ with Turkey against Islamic State

    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, left, talks during a North Atlantic Council Meeting at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Tuesday July 28, 2015. For just the fifth time in its 66-year history, NATO ambassadors met in emergency session Tuesday to gauge the threat the Islamic State extremist group poses to Turkey, and the debated actions...

    Ukrainian military pilot held by Russia has alibi – lawyers
    Jul28

    Ukrainian military pilot held by Russia has alibi – lawyers

    Lawyers for a Ukrainian military pilot held in Russia on charges of murdering two Russian journalists in east Ukraine said on Tuesday they could prove she was already captive when they died in shelling, but doubted a court would heed their arguments. …read more Source: Channel...

    Ukrainian military pilot held by Russia has alibi – lawyers
    Jul28

    Ukrainian military pilot held by Russia has alibi – lawyers

    KIEV (Reuters) – Lawyers for a Ukrainian military pilot held in Russia on charges of murdering two Russian journalists in east Ukraine said on Tuesday they could prove she was already captive when they died in shelling, but doubted a court would heed their arguments. …read more Source: The...

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