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    US senators urge FIFA not to let Russia host 2018 World Cup
    Apr01

    US senators urge FIFA not to let Russia host 2018 World Cup

    A group of US senators has written to the international soccer association FIFA, urging it to consider removing Russia as host of the 2018 FIFA World Cup because of its role in the Ukraine crisis and occupation of Crimea. In a letter dated Tuesday and released on Wednesday, the 13 Democratic and Republican US lawmakers said they “strongly...

    Putin creates new agency to ‘unite Russian nation’
    Apr01

    Putin creates new agency to ‘unite Russian nation’

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on today ordered the creation of a new government agency to oversee ethnic issues, according to an official decree. The proposed agency will “implement measures directed at fortifying the unity of… The Russian nation,” it said. It will also chalk out “preventive measures” against...

    Kiev expects gas deal with Russia by April 14: minister
    Apr01

    Kiev expects gas deal with Russia by April 14: minister

    Ukraine, locked in a long-standing pricing row with Russia over gas, hopes to sign a memorandum on supplies with Moscow this month that will run until the end of March 2016, its energy minister said on Wednesday. …read more Source: Global...

    Merkel says Ukraine ceasefire hasn't been fully implemented
    Apr01

    Merkel says Ukraine ceasefire hasn't been fully implemented

    BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday that the situation in Ukraine had become calmer in the weeks following the Minsk agreement but added that the ceasefire had not yet been fully implemented. …read more Source: The...

    Obama authorizes sanctions to combat cyberattacks
    Apr01

    Obama authorizes sanctions to combat cyberattacks

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration on Wednesday launched the first-ever sanctions programme to financially punish individuals and groups outside the United States that are engaged in malicious cyber attacks.US President Barack, in an executive order, declared such activities a “national emergency” and allowed the US Treasury...

    Foreign adoptions by Americans drop to lowest level since 1982
    Apr01

    Foreign adoptions by Americans drop to lowest level since 1982

    Dawn and Jesse Seltrecht filed paperwork to adopt a Chinese baby in 2007. More than eight years later, they are still waiting.”China had the most secure program and the shortest waitlist,” said Ms. Seltrecht, 39 years old, of Cedarburg, Wis.Their experience is increasingly common for Americans adopting abroad, as the number of...

    Ancient battle on UN Security Council ‘trigger’ bogs down Iran talks
    Apr01

    Ancient battle on UN Security Council ‘trigger’ bogs down Iran talks

    It is one of those concepts that is particularly odious to Russia — an automatic trigger mechanism under which the UN Security Council would be forced to do something. Now a dispute over that issue threatens to wreck marathon negotiations on a preliminary political framework for a future comprehensive deal that would end the 12-year...

    Ukraine seeks to sign new gas deal with Russia in mid-April
    Apr01

    Ukraine seeks to sign new gas deal with Russia in mid-April

    Ukrainian Energy Minister Volodymyr Demchyshyn said here Wednesday that his country hopes to sign a new deal on natural gas supplies from Russia in mid-April. …read more Source:...

    Pakistan eighth most dangerous country in the world: report
    Apr01

    Pakistan eighth most dangerous country in the world: report

    LONDON: Pakistan has emerged as the world’s eighth most dangerous country, according to IntelCenter’s list of “Top 10 Most Dangerous Countries”, according to sources. The Middle East topped the list as of March 2015, with Iraq and Syria ranking No 1 and 2 respectively, given the current political situation in the war-torn countries....

    Pakistan ranks 8th among world’s most dangerous countries
    Apr01

    Pakistan ranks 8th among world’s most dangerous countries

    Washington- A new study has listed Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Ukraine, among the world’s 10 most dangerous countries. Based on terrorists and rebel activity, the study by the Washington-based Intel Center lists Iraq and Syria, as the world’s most dangerous countries. Afghanistan was ranked fifth and Pakistan was listed as the...

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