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    Football: FIFA meets to decide 2022 World Cup dates
    Mar19

    Football: FIFA meets to decide 2022 World Cup dates

    ZURICH (AFP) – FIFAs executive committee started a two-day meeting on Thursday to decide the dates of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, which will be the first held in winter.After more than four years of controversy over the tournament, dogged by allegations of corruption in the bidding and concerns over the treatment of migrant workers, the...

    Ukraine stuck on an IMF dripfeed a year after Crimea seizure
    Mar19

    Ukraine stuck on an IMF dripfeed a year after Crimea seizure

    In eight International Monetary Fund programs since independence in 1991, Ukraine has completed just one successfully. A year on from Russia’s seizure of Crimea, it looks unlikely it will live up to the terms of its latest deal with the IMF also. …read more Source: Channel...

    Fragment from MH17 crash site matches Russian-made missile system
    Mar19

    Fragment from MH17 crash site matches Russian-made missile system

    A metal fragment from the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 matches a surface-to-air BUK rocket, a Dutch broadcaster said on Thursday, supporting a theory that the plane was downed by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. The fragment was recovered by a Dutch journalist from the village of Hrabove several months ago near to where...

    Ukraine stuck on an IMF dripfeed a year after Crimea seizure
    Mar19

    Ukraine stuck on an IMF dripfeed a year after Crimea seizure

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In eight International Monetary Fund programs since independence in 1991, Ukraine has completed just one successfully. A year on from Russia’s seizure of Crimea, it looks unlikely it will live up to the terms of its latest deal with the IMF also. …read more Source: The...

    ISIS, other terrorists not Muslims: Lord Nazir in Japan Assembly
    Mar19

    ISIS, other terrorists not Muslims: Lord Nazir in Japan Assembly

    DUNYA NEWS(Web Desk) –Lord Nazir Ahmed, member of British House of Lords, spoke to Tokyo’s House of Representatives’ (Diet Members’ Building) in Feburary.Last month, Lord Nazir Ahmed was on a speaking tour to Japan where at the invitation of Japanese Universal Peace Federation, he gave a speech titled ‘Peace in the Middle...

    Fragment from MH17 crash site supports missile theory – Dutch TV
    Mar19

    Fragment from MH17 crash site supports missile theory – Dutch TV

    A metal fragment from the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 matches a surface-to-air BUK rocket, a Dutch broadcaster said on Thursday, supporting a theory that the plane was downed by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Channel...

    Fragment from MH17 crash site supports missile theory – Dutch TV
    Mar19

    Fragment from MH17 crash site supports missile theory – Dutch TV

    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – A metal fragment from the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 matches a surface-to-air BUK rocket, a Dutch broadcaster said on Thursday, supporting a theory that the plane was downed by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    NATO intercepts Russian fighters over Baltic Sea on Crimea anniversary
    Mar19

    NATO intercepts Russian fighters over Baltic Sea on Crimea anniversary

    A NATO patrol intercepted R­ussian fighter jets over the ­Baltic Sea, Lithuanian ­authorities said on ­Wednesday, as ­Moscow marked the ­anniversary of its takeover of Crimea with one of its largest military drills in years. …read more Source: Global...

    Former allies to snub Russia’s WWII commemorations
    Mar19

    Former allies to snub Russia’s WWII commemorations

    Seventy years ago they crushed Nazi Germany together but raging tensions over Ukraine mean Russia’s former World War II allies in the West will snub the Kremlin’s showcase victory anniversary celebrations. As top Western leaders give President Vladimir Putin’s Red Square parade on May 9 the cold shoulder, the guest list of those...

    Russian minister slams World Cup boycott calls
    Mar19

    Russian minister slams World Cup boycott calls

    ZURICH (AFP) – Russias sports minister Vitaly Mutko on Thursday hit back at calls for a boycott of the 2018 World Cup that his country will host.The world sports community is very negative about ideas of boycotting a sports event, said Mutko at FIFAs headquarters.Boycotts never have any result, with the exception that athletes prepare half...

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