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    Russian ‘food crematoria’ provoke outrage amid crisis, famine memories
    Aug06

    Russian ‘food crematoria’ provoke outrage amid crisis, famine memories

    Russian government plans for mass destruction of banned Western food imports have provoked outrage in a country where poverty rates are soaring and memories remain of famine during Soviet times. Even some Kremlin allies are expressing shock at the idea of “food crematoria” while one orthodox priest has denounced the campaign, which officially...

    ‘Extremely difficult’ for France to sell Mistral warships: Experts
    Aug06

    ‘Extremely difficult’ for France to sell Mistral warships: Experts

    PARIS – After cancelling the sale to Russia, France finds itself lumbered with two giant Mistral warships which it will find “extremely difficult” to re-sell and cannot afford to keep, say experts.The pair of 200-metre (650-foot) amphibious helicopter-carriers were due for delivery to Russia by the end of this year in a deal...

    Russia accuses Britain of forcing out its diplomats
    Aug06

    Russia accuses Britain of forcing out its diplomats

    Russia has accused the British government of forcing out its diplomats in violation of international law, saying it believes some of the country’s politicians have taken a strategic decision to worsen relations with Moscow. In a series of statements and interviews this week, the Russian embassy in London and its ambassador, Alexander...

    France says ‘several’ nations interested in Mistral warships
    Aug06

    France says ‘several’ nations interested in Mistral warships

    PARIS: France’s defence minister said on Thursday that “several” countries had expressed an interest in buying its Mistral-class warships, after Paris refused to deliver them to Russia because of the Ukraine crisis. “A certain number of countries — there are several — have made their interest known for these boats,”...

    Russia begins destroying smuggled Western foods
    Aug06

    Russia begins destroying smuggled Western foods

    Russia launched Thursday a controversial campaign to destroy tonnes of Western food from gourmet cheeses to fruit and vegetables smuggled into the crisis-hit country, defying a storm of criticism.President Vladimir Putin last week signed a decree ordering the incineration of all food that breaches a year-old embargo on Western imports imposed in...

    Expert notices Ukrainian crisis poses particular challenge for Kazakhstan
    Aug06

    Expert notices Ukrainian crisis poses particular challenge for Kazakhstan

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    France Says ‘Several’ Nations Interested in Mistral Warships
    Aug06

    France Says ‘Several’ Nations Interested in Mistral Warships

    France’s defence minister said on Thursday that “several” countries had expressed an interest in buying its Mistral-class warships, after Paris refused to deliver them to Russia because of the Ukraine… …read more Source:...

    Arms smuggling on the rise on volatile Russia-Ukraine border
    Aug06

    Arms smuggling on the rise on volatile Russia-Ukraine border

    DONETSK, Russia (AFP) – Russian border guard Alexander Mishchenko was on patrol one July morning near the countrys frontier with Ukraine when he eyed two suspicious men.When he attempted to check their documents, one of the men took out a pistol and opened fire, wounding the 29-year-old officer. The pair then drove off to the border, where...

    MH370 relatives protest outside Malaysia Airlines offices in Beijing
    Aug06

    MH370 relatives protest outside Malaysia Airlines offices in Beijing

    Zhang Meiling, second from right, whose daughter and son-in-law were passengers on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, gestures while speaking to journalists outside of the company’s offices in Beijing, Thursday. Pic: AP. About a dozen Chinese passenger relatives protested outside Malaysia Airlines offices in Beijing Thursday to vent their anger...

    France agrees to ‘fully reimburse’ Russia, ending spat over collapse of warships’ sale
    Aug06

    France agrees to ‘fully reimburse’ Russia, ending spat over collapse of warships’ sale

    France said it had agreed a compensation deal with Russia for failing to deliver two Mistral warships due to the Ukraine crisis, drawing to a close a months-long diplomatic and commercial spat. …read more Source: South China Morning...

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