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    Russia’s Lavrov says crimes against Mideast Christians ‘genocide’
    Mar03

    Russia’s Lavrov says crimes against Mideast Christians ‘genocide’

    GENEVA: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (pix) said Monday crimes committed against Christians in the Middle East were tantamount to “genocide”, joining other high-ranking diplomats in calling for action. Like other minorities, Christians have been the target of brutal violence waged by jihadists in countries such as Libya or...

    China ‘steps up’ anti-Western rhetoric
    Mar03

    China ‘steps up’ anti-Western rhetoric

    BEIJING — Western values are a “ticket to hell,” a newspaper published by China’s Communist Party said in a recent editorial that held up Ukraine and some Arab countries as examples of outside ideas causing turmoil. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Girlfriend of slain Russian opposition leader tearfully tells of killing
    Mar03

    Girlfriend of slain Russian opposition leader tearfully tells of killing

    The 23-year-old Ukrainian model who was with slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsov tearfully recounted their last dinner in a chic Red Square restaurant and their walk onto a nearby bridge — but said she did not see the gunman who pulled the trigger. …read more Source: South China Morning...

    Tourism thrives in Malaysia despite association with tragedy
    Mar03

    Tourism thrives in Malaysia despite association with tragedy

    Two airplane catastrophes put Malaysia on the map in a bad way in 2014. But they didn’t hurt the country’s tourism, and the higher visibility may even have helped: visitor numbers had their strongest growth in years.For the past decade, Malaysia has run an elaborate campaign to market itself abroad as an ideal Asian destination,...

    Russia and Ukraine to Discuss Summer Gas Supplies Late This Month
    Mar03

    Russia and Ukraine to Discuss Summer Gas Supplies Late This Month

    Russia and Ukraine have agreed to discuss a “summer package” of gas supplies late this month, with Kiev winning an assurance at Monday’s EU-mediated talks in Brussels that it would not pay for energy … …read more Source:...

    Girlfriend who witnessed Nemtsov murder reaches Kiev
    Mar03

    Girlfriend who witnessed Nemtsov murder reaches Kiev

    MOSCOW: The chief witness in the murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov — a Ukrainian model who was his girlfriend — arrived in Kiev late Monday, as authorities vowed to solve the most shocking political assassination to take place during Vladimir Putin’s rule. Ganna Duritska, who was walking with Nemtsov when he died, arrived...

    War displaces soccer players
    Mar03

    War displaces soccer players

    The sleek stadium, built six years ago and home of soccer team Shakhtar Donetsk sits in the middle of Donetsk, a war zone controlled by militias battling Ukrainian troops. …read more Source: China...

    Woman with slain Putin critic says she didn’t see his killer
    Mar03

    Woman with slain Putin critic says she didn’t see his killer

    MOSCOW – The 23-year-old Ukrainian model who was with slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsov tearfully recounted yesterday (March 2) their last dinner in a chic Red Square restaurant and their walk onto a nearby bridge – but said she did not see the gunman who… …read more Source:...

    Over 6,000 killed in Ukraine conflict: UN
    Mar03

    Over 6,000 killed in Ukraine conflict: UN

    GENEVA: UN rights leaders on Monday decried the “merciless devastation of civilian lives and infrastructure” in Ukraine as the death toll passed 6,000 …read more Source: The News...

    Russia and Ukraine to discuss summer gas supplies late this month
    Mar03

    Russia and Ukraine to discuss summer gas supplies late this month

    Russia and Ukraine have agreed to discuss a “summer package” of gas supplies late this month, with Kiev winning an assurance at Monday’s EU-mediated talks in Brussels that it would not pay for energy delivered to rebel-held areas. …read more Source: The Times of...

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