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    Ukraine urges allies to consider boycotting Russia's 2018 World Cup
    Mar16

    Ukraine urges allies to consider boycotting Russia's 2018 World Cup

    BERLIN (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko urged his country’s allies to consider boycotting the 2018 football World Cup in Russia if Moscow does not pull all its troops out of his territory, in a German newspaper interview published on Monday. …read more Source: The...

    Putin set to reappear after 10-day absence
    Mar16

    Putin set to reappear after 10-day absence

    SAINT PETERSBURG – President Vladimir Putin was due to reappear in public on Monday after an unusually long 10-day absence that unleashed frenzied speculation about the whereabouts and health of the Russian strongman.Putin is scheduled to meet with Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev in Saint Petersburg later Monday, and a Kremlin official...

    Putin set to reappear after 10-day absence
    Mar16

    Putin set to reappear after 10-day absence

    SAINT PETERSBURG: President Vladimir Putin was due to reappear in public on Monday after an unusually long 10-day absence that unleashed frenzied speculation about the whereabouts and health of the Russian strongman. Putin is scheduled to meet with Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev in Saint Petersburg later Monday, and a Kremlin official...

    Institute: China now world’s third-biggest arms exporter: study
    Mar16

    Institute: China now world’s third-biggest arms exporter: study

    BEIJING: China has overtaken Germany to become the world’s third-biggest arms exporter, although its 5 percent of the market remains small compared to the combined 58 percent of exports from the U.S. and Russia, a new study says. China’s share of the global arms market rose 143 percent during the years from 2010-2014, a period during...

    One year under Russia rule: What happened in Crimea then and what’s happening now
    Mar16

    One year under Russia rule: What happened in Crimea then and what’s happening now

    March 16, 2015 3:19 PMRussia marks the first anniversary on Monday (March 16, 2015) of Crimea voting to leave Ukraine and join the Russian state in a referendum blasted as illegal in the West but seen in Moscow as a triumph for President Vladimir Putin. …read more Source: The Straits...

    Putin says Russia was ready for nuclear confrontation over Crimea
    Mar16

    Putin says Russia was ready for nuclear confrontation over Crimea

    Moscow was ready to put its nuclear forces on alert to ensure Russia’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine last year, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a pre-recorded documentary. …read more Source: The Times of...

    Ukrainians leave, citing rebel area mismanagement
    Mar16

    Ukrainians leave, citing rebel area mismanagement

    Looking out over the several hundred cars lined up to cross into Russia from rebel-held eastern Ukraine, Vladimir curses the separatist authorities who he says are forcing people to venture out of the rebel stronghold in search of basic needs. In contrast to the highly publicized Russian humanitarian aid convoys that roll into rebel-held...

    Ukraines President Presses Germany Ahead of Key EU Summit
    Mar16

    Ukraines President Presses Germany Ahead of Key EU Summit

    – Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko, seeking Western military aid to end a pro-Russian rebellion in his homeland, has arrived in Germany for talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel and key German … …read more Source: Japan Herald...

    It’s not easy to achieve 7% economic growth, says Chinese premier
    Mar16

    It’s not easy to achieve 7% economic growth, says Chinese premier

    Achieving its 7 per cent economic growth target is no easy feat, Premier Li Keqiang said, noting that the government recognised the presence of “considerable downward pressure” on China’s growth.Li, during a press conference at the Great Hall of the People here yesterday, told reporters that China’s 2015 target was equivalent to a...

    Vladimir Putin says Russia was ready for nuclear war to annex Crimea
    Mar16

    Vladimir Putin says Russia was ready for nuclear war to annex Crimea

    Moscow was ready to put its nuclear forces on alert to ensure Russia’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine last year, President Vladimir Putin said in a pre-recorded documentary aired on Sunday. Putin also said that Russia had saved the life of Ukraine’s former pro-Moscow president, Viktor Yanukovich, who he said had been in danger...

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