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    Russia masses heavy firepower on border with Ukraine – witness
    May28

    Russia masses heavy firepower on border with Ukraine – witness

    KHUTOR CHKALOVA, Russia – Russia’s army is massing troops and hundreds of pieces of weaponry including mobile rocket launchers, tanks and artillery at a makeshift base near the border with Ukraine, a Reuters reporter saw this week.Many of the vehicles have number plates and identifying marks removed while many of the servicemen had...

    Foreigners exploiting law loophole to adopt, say Ugandan MPs
    May28

    Foreigners exploiting law loophole to adopt, say Ugandan MPs

    KAMPALA: Uganda MPs have raised fresh concerns that hundreds of children have left the country through “dubious circumstances” as a result of foreigners working with local lawyers to exploit a loophole in the law, allowing them to be adopted. Last September, an official report said a boom in Uganda’s “international...

    Kazakhstan Unveils 100 Concrete Steps to Implement Institutional Reforms
    May28

    Kazakhstan Unveils 100 Concrete Steps to Implement Institutional Reforms

    The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. ASTANA – Kazakhstan is embarking on some of the most ambitious reforms in its independent history as President Nursultan Nazarbayev moves to implement his election campaign platform of five institutional reforms. On May 20, three weeks after Nazarbayev announced...

    Russia’s nuclear threats ‘deeply troubling’: NATO chief
    May28

    Russia’s nuclear threats ‘deeply troubling’: NATO chief

    WASHINGTON (AFP) – Russias provocative rhetoric and its dramatic expansion of flights by nuclear bombers are deeply troubling and dangerous, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday.Russias plans to deploy nuclear-capable missiles in Kaliningrad — near Polands border — and its threat to move nuclear forces in...

    Biden castigates Putin, casts Ukraine crisis as a test
    May28

    Biden castigates Putin, casts Ukraine crisis as a test

    WASHINGTON (AFP) – US Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday denounced Vladimir Putins pure aggression in Ukraine, warning that Western nations must be prepared to respond with further sanctions against Russia if necessary.Condemning the Russian presidents actions abroad and repression at home, Biden said facing down Putin was critical to...

    Ukraine faces looming HIV treatment shortage
    May28

    Ukraine faces looming HIV treatment shortage

    A group of Ukrainians infected with HIV warned on Wednesday that thousands could soon perish because the war-torn country was running out of treatment for the virus responsible for AIDS. The activists staged a poignant protest in which they marked out territory for a symbolic cemetery outside the government building in central Kiev. “We...

    Franklin Mutual Series CEO Sees Opportunities in European Economy U.S. Telecoms
    May28

    Franklin Mutual Series CEO Sees Opportunities in European Economy U.S. Telecoms

    “There is still a fair bit of skepticism about whether the European economic recovery will last,” says Langerman. “And while Greece and the Ukraine remain … …read more Source: Japan Herald...

    Exclusive – Russia masses heavy firepower on border with Ukraine: witness
    May28

    Exclusive – Russia masses heavy firepower on border with Ukraine: witness

    Russia’s army is massing troops and hundreds of pieces of weaponry including mobile rocket launchers, tanks and artillery at a makeshift base near the border with Ukraine, a Reuters reporter saw this week. …read more Source: Channel...

    Football: Bacca double helps Sevilla retain Europa League
    May28

    Football: Bacca double helps Sevilla retain Europa League

    WARSAW (AFP) – Sevilla became the first side to win the Europa League four times with a thrilling 3-2 victory over Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk on Wednesday.Carlos Bacca was the hero for the Spaniards as he struck the winner 17 minutes from time to ensure Sevilla also qualify for the group stages of next seasons Champions League.It was also the...

    Exclusive – Russia masses heavy firepower on border with Ukraine: witness
    May27

    Exclusive – Russia masses heavy firepower on border with Ukraine: witness

    KHUTOR CHKALOVA, Russia (Reuters) – Russia’s army is massing troops and hundreds of pieces of weaponry including mobile rocket launchers, tanks and artillery at a makeshift base near the border with Ukraine, a Reuters reporter saw this week. …read more Source: The...

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