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    Putin accuses ‘quasi-partners’ of counting on Russia collapse
    Apr27

    Putin accuses ‘quasi-partners’ of counting on Russia collapse

    President Vladimir Putin accused some of Russia’s “quasi-partners” on Monday of counting on the country’s collapse by cutting its banks off from the global financial system at a time when oil prices had plunged.Speaking in Russia’s second city of St Petersburg, Putin said they had been proved wrong and the economy...

    Turkey’s Erdogan criticises Putin over Armenian ‘genocide’ comments
    Apr27

    Turkey’s Erdogan criticises Putin over Armenian ‘genocide’ comments

    Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday Russia should account for its actions in Ukraine and Crimea before calling the 1915 mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks a “genocide”. …read more Source: Channel...

    Pro-Putin bikers turned away at Polish border
    Apr27

    Pro-Putin bikers turned away at Polish border

    WARSAW – Ten Russian pro-Kremlin bikers who had planned a controversial WWII victory ride through Europe were on Monday denied entry into Poland at the Belarusian border, Polish border guards said.Russian bikers including the Night Wolves – a fiercely nationalistic motorcycle club backed by Russian President Vladimir Putin – had...

    ‘Intense shelling’ in flashpoint Ukraine village: OSCE
    Apr27

    ‘Intense shelling’ in flashpoint Ukraine village: OSCE

    VIENNA: OSCE observers said Monday they have witnessed the most intense shelling in the flashpoint eastern Ukrainian village of Shyrokyne since fighting began there in mid-February, as well as movement of heavy weapons. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, which is helping to monitor a ceasefire in Ukraine, said that...

    Turkey's Erdogan criticises Putin over Armenian 'genocide' comments
    Apr27

    Turkey's Erdogan criticises Putin over Armenian 'genocide' comments

    ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday Russia should account for its actions in Ukraine and Crimea before calling the 1915 mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks a “genocide”. …read more Source: The...

    Germany knew Ukraine flight dangers before MH17 crash: Reports
    Apr27

    Germany knew Ukraine flight dangers before MH17 crash: Reports

    Berlin knew the risks of flying over war-torn east Ukraine before Flight MH17 was shot out of the sky last year but did not inform German airlines, local media reported. …read more Source: The Times of...

    29th Anniversary of ‘Chernobyl disaster’
    Apr27

    29th Anniversary of ‘Chernobyl disaster’

    A traveller writes their account of Chernobyl visit as its 29th anniversary is celebrated. The Chernobyl disaster was a catastrophic nuclear accident that occured on April 26 1986 at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine, which was under the direct jurisdiction of the central authorities of the Soviet Union. An explosion and a huge fire...

    One more Ukrainian serviceman killed in eastern Ukraine – Kiev military
    Apr27

    One more Ukrainian serviceman killed in eastern Ukraine – Kiev military

    One Ukrainian serviceman was killed and three other were wounded in attacks by pro-Russian separatists in the past 24 hours in the east, the Ukrainian military said on Monday. …read more Source: Channel...

    One more Ukrainian serviceman killed in eastern Ukraine – Kiev military
    Apr27

    One more Ukrainian serviceman killed in eastern Ukraine – Kiev military

    KIEV (Reuters) – One Ukrainian serviceman was killed and three other were wounded in attacks by pro-Russian separatists in the past 24 hours in the east, the Ukrainian military said on Monday. …read more Source: The...

    Nursultan Nazarbayev: Kazakhstan’s moderniser with authoritarian streak
    Apr27

    Nursultan Nazarbayev: Kazakhstan’s moderniser with authoritarian streak

    ASTANA, Kazakhstan – A shepherd’s son who counts former British prime minister Tony Blair and Russian President Vladimir Putin among his admirers, Kazakhstan’s Nursultan Nazarbayev has overseen two decades of change in his Central Asia country, while remaining entrenched himself.Under Nazarbayev, the sprawling country of 27...

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