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    ‘Tanks don’t need visas,’ blacklisted Russian official tells West
    May25

    ‘Tanks don’t need visas,’ blacklisted Russian official tells West

    MOSCOW, Russia: An outspoken deputy prime minister in charge of Russia’s defence sector has dismissed Western concerns over Moscow’s increased assertiveness in the Arctic by saying that “tanks don’t need visas.” Dmitry Rogozin, who oversees the defence industry, is known for his hawkish remarks and enjoys rattling...

    Russia says it has no access to men detained in Ukraine
    May25

    Russia says it has no access to men detained in Ukraine

    The Russian Embassy in Ukraine says it has still not been given access to two Russian citizens detained earlier this month on suspicion of fighting alongside separatists in the eastern region of Luhansk. The Russian Embassy said Monday that it filed a formal request on May 19 for its consul to visit the men in […] The post Russia says it has no...

    Putin wants ‘constructive’ Poland ties after Duda presidential win
    May25

    Putin wants ‘constructive’ Poland ties after Duda presidential win

    MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday called for “constructive ties” with Poland as he congratulated conservative challenger Andrzej Duda on his surprise victory at presidential polls.The Russian leader expressed hope that “the building of constructive ties between Russia and Poland, based on the principles...

    About 100 U.S., European jets join Arctic exercise near Russia
    May25

    About 100 U.S., European jets join Arctic exercise near Russia

    OSLO (Reuters) – About 100 fighter jets from the United States and eight European nations began an Arctic training exercise in the Nordic nations on Monday, a region worried by increased Russian military activity. The exercise, based in the north of Norway, Sweden and Finland with 4,000 personnel, is meant to test cooperation among Arctic...

    Forensic team carrying out test to identify bodies, says Zahid
    May25

    Forensic team carrying out test to identify bodies, says Zahid

    KUALA LUMPUR: The police forensic team is carrying out identification process on the bodies following the discovery of mass graves believed to have been used to accommodate refugees in Padang Besar. Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi in a press conference at the Parliament said the team was responsible to carry out forensics tests on...

    Conservative newcomer Duda wins Polish presidential cliffhanger
    May25

    Conservative newcomer Duda wins Polish presidential cliffhanger

    WARSAW: Conservative opposition challenger Andrzej Duda (pix) on Sunday won a surprise victory in Poland’s presidential run-off, trumping incumbent centrist Bronislaw Komorowski with promises of change and generous social spending. An MEP and lawyer with a populist streak, Duda scored 53% support ahead of Komorowski, who mustered 47%, exit...

    Ukrainian flight lands in Syria after years of suspension
    May25

    Ukrainian flight lands in Syria after years of suspension

    An Ukrainian airplane arrived Sunday in the airport of Syria’s coastal city of Latakia, the first foreign flight to land in the war-torn country since 2012. …read more Source: China Internet Information...

    Ukraine rebels deny internal strife behind commander’s slaying
    May24

    Ukraine rebels deny internal strife behind commander’s slaying

    KIEV: Ukraine’s pro-Russian rebels rushed Sunday to dispel speculation that a bloody internal battle for control of Moscow’s money was behind the gangland-style slaying of a top warlord. Prizrak (Ghost) brigade commander Alexei Mozgovoi and at least six others — including his press secretary and armed guards — were shot dead Saturday...

    One Ukrainian serviceman killed in separatist attacks in southeast – military
    May24

    One Ukrainian serviceman killed in separatist attacks in southeast – military

    KIEV (Reuters) – One Ukrainian serviceman was killed and two others were wounded on Sunday when their positions came under attack from Russian-backed separatists in the southeast of Ukraine in violation of a ceasefire, a Ukrainian military official said. …read more Source: The...

    La Liga: Deportivo pull off great escape; Xavi plays final game for Barcelona
    May24

    La Liga: Deportivo pull off great escape; Xavi plays final game for Barcelona

    Atletico Madrid secured a berth in the Champions League group stage for next season and Deportivo La Coruna narrowly escaped relegation when they came from two goals down to draw 2-2 at champions Barcelona on the final day in La Liga on Saturday. Atleti made sure of third place thanks to a 0-0 draw at Granada, while Valencia twice had to come...

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