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    Russia ponders raising retirement age in budget crunch
    Apr26

    Russia ponders raising retirement age in budget crunch

    MOSCOW – Taking care of pensioners who are his bedrock of support has been a key feature of President Vladimir Putin’s rule, but as crisis bites, the Russian government is mooting an idea that has been taboo for 80 years: raising the retirement age.Since 1932, Russian men have been eligible to retire at the age of 60 and women at the...

    Over two tonnes of cocaine seized off Scotland: French customs
    Apr26

    Over two tonnes of cocaine seized off Scotland: French customs

    PARIS (AFP) – Nine men have been charged with drug trafficking after the British coastguard seized more than two tonnes of cocaine off the east coast of Scotland, French and British officials said on Sunday.French customs shared specific information allowing two ships from the Royal Navy and the British coastguards to board a tug 100...

    Strongman Nazarbayev tipped for fresh term as Kazakhstan votes
    Apr26

    Strongman Nazarbayev tipped for fresh term as Kazakhstan votes

    ASTANA (AFP) – Polls got underway Sunday in energy-rich Kazakhstan for a ballot almost certain to re-elect 74-year-old strongman incumbent President Nursultan Nazarbayev.Voting at over 9,000 polling stations across the country began at 0100 GMT and will continue until 1400 GMT, according to the Central Election Commission (CEC).Few doubt...

    Rich get richer in British index of wealthiest people
    Apr26

    Rich get richer in British index of wealthiest people

    April 26, 2015 5:43 AMLONDON (AFP) – Ukrainian businessman Len Blavatnik has been named the wealthiest man in Britain in a rich list being released Sunday studded with members of the international jet set living in London. …read more Source: The Straits...

    Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists trade accusations as Minsk deal frays
    Apr25

    Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists trade accusations as Minsk deal frays

    KIEV/MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Ukrainian military and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine traded accusations on Saturday, reviving concerns that a peace deal signed in Minsk in February may collapse, although monitors said the violations were still relatively limited. …read more Source: The...

    Ukrainian serviceman killed in rebel attack near Mariupol – military
    Apr25

    Ukrainian serviceman killed in rebel attack near Mariupol – military

    One Ukrainian serviceman was killed and two were wounded in shelling attacks by pro-Russian separatists on Saturday near the port of Mariupol in Ukraine’s southeast, Kiev’s military said. …read more Source: Channel...

    IOC chief Bach to meet PM Modi on Monday evening
    Apr25

    IOC chief Bach to meet PM Modi on Monday evening

    International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach arrives here tomorrow for his one-day whirlwind visit and is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday to discus ways to take Indian sports forward amid speculation that the country might bid for 2024 Olympics. Bach, who will be on his first visit to India after taking over as...

    One Ukrainian serviceman killed, two wounded near Mariupol
    Apr25

    One Ukrainian serviceman killed, two wounded near Mariupol

    One Ukrainian serviceman was killed and two were wounded in shelling attacks by pro-Russian separatists on Saturday near the port of Mariupol in Ukraine’s south-east, military spokesman Dmytro Gorbunov said. …read more Source: Channel...

    One Ukrainian serviceman killed, two wounded near Mariupol
    Apr25

    One Ukrainian serviceman killed, two wounded near Mariupol

    KIEV (Reuters) – One Ukrainian serviceman was killed and two were wounded in shelling attacks by pro-Russian separatists on Saturday near the port of Mariupol in Ukraine’s south-east, military spokesman Dmytro Gorbunov said. …read more Source: The...

    Pakistanis happier than Indians: report
    Apr25

    Pakistanis happier than Indians: report

    Indians and Bengalis are less happy than their counterparts in Pakistan, according to a UN-sponsored study. Generosity is a key indicator in which the Pakistanis are several points ahead of their big neighbour. Pakistan’s cabbies and shopkeepers have proved the point every time a group of Indians comes calling to watch a cricket match or...

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