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    Ukraine debt envoy ratchets up payment suspension warning
    Jun28

    Ukraine debt envoy ratchets up payment suspension warning

    FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Ukraine could suspend its debt payments almost immediately if an important meeting with creditors on Tuesday ends in stalemate, the country’s chief debt envoy Vitaly Lisovenko said. …read more Source: The...

    Turkish police use water cannon to disperse gay pride parade
    Jun28

    Turkish police use water cannon to disperse gay pride parade

    Turkish police fired water cannon and rubber pellets to disperse a crowd gathered in central Istanbul on Sunday for the city’s annual gay pride parade. It was not immediately clear why the police stopped the marchers gathering. The parade has been held in Istanbul in previous years, leading some to dub it the largest gay pride event in the...

    Hounded and out of work, gay Ukrainians flee rebel east
    Jun28

    Hounded and out of work, gay Ukrainians flee rebel east

    Shows Ukrainian women 35 –year-old Yulia (R) and 28-year-old Natalia (L), embracing on the balcony of a refuge home in Kiev, after they fled the separatist east out of fear for their lives for being gay. The stigma of being gay in Ukraine has long forced many to keep their personal lives to themselves. And it makes efforts by relief agencies to...

    Armenia president suspends electricity price hike after protests
    Jun28

    Armenia president suspends electricity price hike after protests

    YEREVAN: Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian (pix) on Saturday suspended a controversial hike in electricity prices but the move failed to appease protesters who vowed to keep up with the largest anti-government demonstrations the ex-Soviet nation has seen in years. Thousands have taken to the streets of the capital Yerevan since June 19 to...

    Tunisia weighs new security approach as tourists flee after Islamic State attack
    Jun28

    Tunisia weighs new security approach as tourists flee after Islamic State attack

    Tunisian army soldiers guard the street near the attacked Imperial Marhaba hotel in Sousse, Tunisia. (Source: AP) Thousands of tourists fled from Tunisia on Saturday after the country’s worst terrorist attack killed 38 people — including 15 Britons — as the government struggles to prevent future jihadi attacks against the all-important...

    Dutch investigators complete work at Boeing crash site in Ukraine
    Jun28

    Dutch investigators complete work at Boeing crash site in Ukraine

    THE HAGUE. KAZINFORM – The Dutch investigators have completed work at the MH17 Boeing crash site in Ukraine, the prosecutor’s office of the Netherlands said on Saturday evening. …read more Source:...

    China says changing position on sea dispute would shame ancestors
    Jun28

    China says changing position on sea dispute would shame ancestors

    BEIJING: Changing position on China’s claims over the South China Sea would shame its ancestors, while not facing up to infringements of Chinese sovereignty there would shame its children, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Saturday. China has become increasingly assertive in the South China Sea, building artificial islands in areas over...

    Victims of the Tunisia beach slaughter
    Jun28

    Victims of the Tunisia beach slaughter

    TUNIS: Thirty-eight people were killed and 39 wounded Friday in an attack on a tourist resort in Port el Kantaoui in eastern Tunisia that was claimed by the Islamic State group. The attack on the beach and pools of the Riu Imperial Marhaba Hotel near Sousse, 140 kilometres (90 miles) south of Tunis, was the bloodiest of its kind in recent...

    Conflicting reports surface about congo fever among Afghans
    Jun28

    Conflicting reports surface about congo fever among Afghans

    By Fazlur Rehman Zarghooni on 27 June 2015 KABUL (Pajhwok): Three Afghan patients with Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) have been transferred to Hayat Medical Complex (HMC) in Peshawar, provincial capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, for treatment but Afghanistan’s Ministry of Health rejected presence of the viral disease in the...

    China: Changing position on sea would shame ancestors
    Jun27

    China: Changing position on sea would shame ancestors

    BEIJING: Changing position on China’s claims over the South China Sea would shame its ancestors, while not facing up to infringements of Chinese sovereignty there would shame its children, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said yesterday. China has become increasingly assertive in the South China Sea, building artificial islands in areas over which...

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