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    Russian rocket carrying Mexican satellite fails after launch
    May17

    Russian rocket carrying Mexican satellite fails after launch

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A Russian rocket carrying a Mexican satellite malfunctioned Saturday shortly after its launch — the latest mishap to hit Russias troubled space industry, whose Soviet-era glory has been tarnished by a series of launch failures.The rocket, a Proton-M, was launched from the Russia-leased Baikonur launch pad in Kazakhstan....

    Russian rocket carrying Mexican satellite fails after launch
    May17

    Russian rocket carrying Mexican satellite fails after launch

    KIEV, Ukraine — A Russian rocket carrying a Mexican satellite malfunctioned Saturday shortly after its launch — the latest mishap to hit Russia’s troubled space industry, whose Soviet-era glory has been tarnished by a series of launch failures. The rocket, a Proton-M, was launched from the Russia-leased Baikonur launch pad in...

    Bust of Putin as Roman emperor unveiled near St.Petersburg
    May17

    Bust of Putin as Roman emperor unveiled near St.Petersburg

    A St.Petersburg Cossack group unveils a bust of Russian President Vladimir Putin depicted as a Roman empero Vladimir Putin calls Ukraine fascist and country’s new law helps make his casePutin, Kerry to discuss Ukraine, Syria, Iran, U.S. saysRussia stages WWII victory parade as West stays awayRussia’s Putin meets Cuban leader Raul...

    Study Fukushima, Chernobyl before deciding on Jaitapur: Uddhav Thackeray to Maharashtra government
    May16

    Study Fukushima, Chernobyl before deciding on Jaitapur: Uddhav Thackeray to Maharashtra government

    Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray, whose party is fiercely opposed to Jaitapur nuclear power project, on Saturday suggested Maharashtra Government to send its ministers abroad to study ill-effects of atomic disasters in places like Fukushima and Chernobyl. Before going ahead with the Jaitapur project, he said the BJP-led Government in...

    Russian rocket carrying Mexican satellite crashes in Siberia
    May16

    Russian rocket carrying Mexican satellite crashes in Siberia

    Kiev, Ukraine: A Russian rocket carrying a Mexican satellite malfunctioned and crashed Saturday in Siberia shortly after its launch — the latest mishap to hit Russia’s troubled space industry, whose Soviet-era glory has been marred by a series of launch failures.The r.. …read more Source: India...

    One Ukrainian serviceman killed in fresh separatist attacks – Kiev military
    May16

    One Ukrainian serviceman killed in fresh separatist attacks – Kiev military

    KIEV (Reuters) – One Ukrainian serviceman has been killed and three have been wounded in fresh separatist attacks in eastern and south-eastern Ukraine in violation of a ceasefire, a Ukrainian military spokesman said on Saturday. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine erases communist reminders as it tries to ditch past
    May16

    Ukraine erases communist reminders as it tries to ditch past

    A hulking steel statue of a victorious female warrior bearing aloft sword and shield looms in dour majesty over the Ukrainian capital. The Motherland Monument’s shield bears the communist hammer-and-sickle, but maybe not for much longer. Ukraine’s leaders are eager to be seen as reinventing the nation. And erasing all visible...

    Ukraine president enacts controversial laws banning Soviet symbols
    May16

    Ukraine president enacts controversial laws banning Soviet symbols

    KIEV: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Friday enacted laws banning Soviet symbols and communist-era propaganda, his office said, after the measures drew strong Russian criticism when they were approved by parliament last month. The measures come as Ukraine’s pro-Western government seeks a complete break with its Soviet past and as...

    Ukraine president enacts controversial laws banning Soviet symbols
    May16

    Ukraine president enacts controversial laws banning Soviet symbols

    KIEV (AFP) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Friday enacted laws banning Soviet symbols and communist-era propaganda, his office said, after the measures drew strong Russian criticism when they were approved by parliament last month.The laws prohibit Soviet symbols, condemn the communist regime, open the Soviet special services...

    EBRD to invest more in Central Europe, ex-USSR, Greece
    May15

    EBRD to invest more in Central Europe, ex-USSR, Greece

    TBILISI – The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) promised on Friday more funds for ex-Soviet countries, Central Europe, and Greece, but ruled out new investments in Russia due to Western economic sanctions over Ukraine. …read more Source: Bangkok...

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