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    One Ukrainian serviceman killed, three wounded, in clashes with rebels – Kiev military
    Mar30

    One Ukrainian serviceman killed, three wounded, in clashes with rebels – Kiev military

    KIEV (Reuters) – One Ukrainian serviceman was killed and three were wounded in clashes with Russia-backed separatists in the past 24 hours despite a ceasefire, the Kiev military said on Monday. …read more Source: The...

    290 US Paratroopers to Train Ukraine Forces
    Mar30

    290 US Paratroopers to Train Ukraine Forces

    Hundreds of US paratroopers will train Ukrainian soldiers from April 20 as Kiev battles to contain pro-Russian separatists in the country’s east, Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said today. …read more Source:...

    Soros says ready to invest $1 billion in Ukraine
    Mar30

    Soros says ready to invest $1 billion in Ukraine

    …read more Source: AKIpress News Agency

    Turnout 70pc in Uzbek polls; strongman Karimov set to be re-elected
    Mar30

    Turnout 70pc in Uzbek polls; strongman Karimov set to be re-elected

    TASHKENT: Uzbeks voted massively in a presidential election on Sunday with turnout topping 70 per cent halfway through the poll expected to deliver another landslide victory for strongman Islam Karimov. Few doubted the outcome after all three of Karimov’s challengers endorsed his campaign to extend an iron-fisted rule that dates to before...

    Soros says ready to invest $1.3 billion in Ukraine if West helps
    Mar30

    Soros says ready to invest $1.3 billion in Ukraine if West helps

    Billionaire financier George Soros is ready to invest US$1 billion (S$1.3 billion) in Ukraine, if Western countries help private investment there. He also put the odds of Greece leaving the euro at a third, in an interview with Austrian newspaper Der Standard.Soros has previously urged the West to step up aid to Ukraine, outlining steps towards a...

    Soros says ready to invest US$1bil in Ukraine if West helps
    Mar30

    Soros says ready to invest US$1bil in Ukraine if West helps

    VIENNA: Billionaire financier George Soros is ready to invest US$1 billion in Ukraine, if Western countries help private investment there. He also put the odds of Greece leaving the euro at a third, in an interview with Austrian newspaper Der Standard. …read more Source: New Straits...

    Govt urged to impose export tax on steel slabs
    Mar30

    Govt urged to impose export tax on steel slabs

    Local steel producers are demanding that the government impose an export tax on semi-finished steel so that domestic needs can be met and the industry can produce the goods more efficiently.Two major steel plate manufacturers — PT Gunung Raja Paksi and publicly listed PT Gunawan Dianjaya Steel — said a levy of around 10 percent would be necessary...

    Huge turnout as Uzbeks set to re-elect strongman Karimov
    Mar29

    Huge turnout as Uzbeks set to re-elect strongman Karimov

    TASHKENT (AFP) – Uzbeks voted massively in a presidential election Sunday with turnout topping 70 percent halfway through the poll expected to deliver another landslide victory for strongman Islam Karimov.Few doubted the outcome after all three of Karimovs challengers endorsed his campaign to extend an iron-fisted rule that dates to before...

    Uzbekistan declares polls set to re-elect strongman Karimov valid
    Mar29

    Uzbekistan declares polls set to re-elect strongman Karimov valid

    TASHKENT: Uzbekistan on Sunday declared its presidential ballot valid after more than the required third of voters turned out in an election that 77-year-old strongman incumbent President Islam Karimov is almost certain to win. The central electoral commission of the ex-Soviet Central Asian country said 36.55% of the 20 million registered voters...

    Ruble bounce rare ray of sunshine for crisis-hit Russian economy
    Mar29

    Ruble bounce rare ray of sunshine for crisis-hit Russian economy

    MOSCOW (AFP) – Its been a torrid time of late for the Russian economy as the fallout from Ukraine and tumbling oil prices have plunged the country into financial crisis.But an unexpected recent rebound by the ruble has partially reversed months of pain for the nosediving national currency and fired hope among harried officials in Moscow...

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