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    Germany to move ahead on new short-range air defence system
    Feb02

    Germany to move ahead on new short-range air defence system

    BERLIN (Reuters) – The German military has decided to replace its ageing short-range air defence systems and help fill a gap that has caused concern among NATO allies following Russia’s annexation of Crimea, a defence ministry spokesman said on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    EU’s Tusk calls on Russia to end violence in east Ukraine
    Feb02

    EU’s Tusk calls on Russia to end violence in east Ukraine

    BRUSSELS – European Council President Donald Tusk, the chairman of EU leaders’ meetings, called on Russia on Thursday to use its influence with rebels in east Ukraine to stop a recent spike in violence there. “We are reminded again of the… …read more Source:...

    EU’s Tusk calls on Russia to end violence in east Ukraine
    Feb02

    EU’s Tusk calls on Russia to end violence in east Ukraine

    European Council President Donald Tusk, the chairman of EU leaders’ meetings, called on Russia on Thursday to use its influence with rebels in east Ukraine to stop a recent spike in violence there. …read more Source: Channel...

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko plans referendum on NATO membership-German media
    Feb02

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko plans referendum on NATO membership-German media

    Reuters – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko plans a referendum on whether Ukraine should join the NATO alliance given polls that show 54 percent of Ukrainians now favor such a move, Germany’s Funke Mediengruppe newspaper chain reported Thursday. “Four years ago, only 16 percent (of the Ukrainian people) favored Ukraine’s entry into...

    EU's Tusk calls on Russia to end violence in east Ukraine
    Feb02

    EU's Tusk calls on Russia to end violence in east Ukraine

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Council President Donald Tusk, the chairman of EU leaders’ meetings, called on Russia on Thursday to use its influence with rebels in east Ukraine to stop a recent spike in violence there. …read more Source: The...

    World food prices rise to near two-year high in January: UN FAO
    Feb02

    World food prices rise to near two-year high in January: UN FAO

    A local resident receives free food (frozen fish) at an emergency center after shelling hit supply infrastructure in the government-held industrial town of Avdiyivka, Ukraine, on February 1, 2017. Photo: Reuters ROME: World food prices rose to a near two-year high in January, driven by surges in sugar quotations and export prices for cereals and...

    Russia summons Ukrainian diplomat over Black Sea flights
    Feb02

    Russia summons Ukrainian diplomat over Black Sea flights

    Moscow, Feb 2 : The Russian Defence Ministry has summoned the Ukrainian military attache in Moscow and handed a protest note over plane manoeuvres over the Black Sea, a media report said on Thursday. The attache to the Ukrainian Embassy was summoned on Wednesday evening, the Ministry’s spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov said, Xinhua...

    Tajikistan plans to produce 179 thousand tons of aluminum in 2017
    Feb02

    Tajikistan plans to produce 179 thousand tons of aluminum in 2017

    DUSHANBE (TCA) — This year Tajikistan plans to produce around 179 thousand tons of aluminum compared to 129.3 thousand tons last year, Avesta news agency reported with reference to Tajik Minister of Economic Development and Trade Negmatullo Hikmatullozoda. In 2015, Tajikistan produced 139.1 thousand tons of primary aluminum.Aluminum, along with...

    Ukraine reportedly plans referendum on NATO membership
    Feb02

    Ukraine reportedly plans referendum on NATO membership

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko plans a referendum on whether Ukraine should join the NATO alliance, with polls showing 54 percent of Ukrainians now favor such a move, Germany’s Funke Mediengruppe newspaper chain reported Thursday. Ukraine and NATO accuse Russia of providing troops and weapons to support separatist rebels in eastern...

    Zinc Production Reached 325,500 Tonnes in 2016
    Feb02

    Zinc Production Reached 325,500 Tonnes in 2016

    The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. ASTANA – Production of unprocessed zinc in Kazakhstan reached 325,500 tonnes in 2016, which is 0.5 percent more than in 2015. Kazakhstan exports almost 90 percent of its produced zinc. Domestic demand has grown by 38,700 tonnes, almost a third, in the last 11...

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