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    Human rights violations and abuses persist in eastern Ukraine
    Jun02

    Human rights violations and abuses persist in eastern Ukraine

    Serious human rights violations and abuses persist in eastern Ukraine, including shelling, executions, arbitrary and illegal detentions, torture, ill-treatment, human trafficking and the lack of justice and accountability, as well as deprivation of economic and social rights, deeply affecting the 5 million people living in the conflict-affected...

    US plays down flyover by Russian bombers near warship
    Jun02

    US plays down flyover by Russian bombers near warship

    WASHINGTON: The US military released a video Monday of a Russian Su-24 bomber flying past an American warship in the Black Sea to dispel what it called inaccurate media reports about a routine encounter. In the video, a Su-24 aircraft appears in the distance, then zooms by the USS Ross – a guided-missile destroyer. Other Russian bombers also flew...

    More than 6,400 killed in Ukraine violence
    Jun02

    More than 6,400 killed in Ukraine violence

    GENEVA: The United Nations said on Monday that more than 6,400 people had been killed in conflict-wracked Ukraine, and despite a slowdown in fighting, …read more Source: The News...

    Int’l Seminar Examines History of Kazakh Nuclear Disarmament Efforts Under Nunn-Lugar Programme
    Jun02

    Int’l Seminar Examines History of Kazakh Nuclear Disarmament Efforts Under Nunn-Lugar Programme

    The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. ASTANA – An international seminar on the oral history of the Nunn-Lugar weapons of mass reduction decommissioning programme launched in Astana on June 1 with statements from Russian, American and Kazakh diplomats and participants in Nunn-Lugar supported...

    Tennis: Federer faces Wawrinka as home hopes rest with Tsonga
    Jun02

    Tennis: Federer faces Wawrinka as home hopes rest with Tsonga

    PARIS, June 2, 2015 (AFP) – Roger Federers clash with fellow Swiss Stan Wawrinka is the standout match as the quarter-finals begin at the French Open on Tuesday.Federer takes on his Davis Cup-winning team-mate on Court Suzanne Lenglen in one of two mens last-eight ties, while home hopes lie with the last French survivor, 14th seed...

    US plays down flyover by Russian bombers near warship
    Jun02

    US plays down flyover by Russian bombers near warship

    WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US military released a video Monday of a Russian Su-24 bomber flying past an American warship in the Black Sea to dispel what it called inaccurate media reports about a routine encounter.In the video, a Su-24 aircraft appears in the distance, then zooms by the USS Ross — a guided-missile destroyer.Other Russian...

    Tennis: Serena survives but Sharapova, Kvitova sent packing in Paris
    Jun02

    Tennis: Serena survives but Sharapova, Kvitova sent packing in Paris

    PARIS (AFP) – Defending champion Maria Sharapova and fourth seed Petra Kvitova were sent packing from the French Open at the fourth-round stage on Monday, but top seed Serena Williams survived a scare to seal her quarter-final place.Sharapova, seeded two, was beaten in straight sets 7-6 (7/3), 6-4 by Lucie Safarova, the Czech 13th seed who...

    UN finds growing signs of Russian involvement in Ukraine war
    Jun01

    UN finds growing signs of Russian involvement in Ukraine war

    A separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine is revealing increasing evidence, but not yet conclusive legal proof, of Russian state involvement, senior United Nations human rights officials said on Monday. …read more Source: Channel...

    Egypt seizes over 64 million smuggled cigarette packs
    Jun01

    Egypt seizes over 64 million smuggled cigarette packs

    CAIRO: Egypt said on Monday it seized more than 64 million packs of smuggled cigarettes in May, of which over two million were counterfeit. The customs authorities at Port Said confiscated about 56 million packs before they could enter the country, the interior ministry said. At the same port, 5.9 million packs that were being shipped from the...

    Nato flexes muscles in Baltics, Poland
    Jun01

    Nato flexes muscles in Baltics, Poland

    US-led Nato drills began Monday in the Baltic states and Poland, a move intended to reassure Russia’s nervous neighbours amid tensions over Ukraine. Russia’s increased military presence in the Baltic Sea and regional airspace since its annexation of Crimea from Ukraine last year has jangled nerves in the area, which lay behind the...

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