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    Russia’s central bank cuts key rate to 9.75%
    Mar24

    Russia’s central bank cuts key rate to 9.75%

    MOSCOW: Russia’s central bank on Friday cut its key rate for the first time since September and raised the possibility of further cuts as the economy recovers. The central bank announced the cut to 9.75 percent from 10 percent after a regular meeting on monetary policy. Econo-mists had been divided on whether to expect a rate cut. The...

    Some progress in arresting march of HIV, reveals new book
    Mar24

    Some progress in arresting march of HIV, reveals new book

    A new book Getting to Zero: Global Social Work Responds to HIV provides an unprecedented international snapshot of the HIV/AIDS situation, covering Brazil, Canada, the Caribbean, Ethiopia, Germany, India, Mozambique, Scotland, South Africa, sub-Saharan Africa, Ukraine, United States and Zimbabwe, across 18 chapters. It was released on Tuesday at...

    In eastern Ukraine, troops tiptoeing up to front line risk heavy battles
    Mar24

    In eastern Ukraine, troops tiptoeing up to front line risk heavy battles

    AVDIYIVKA/KIEV – Ukrainian government troops and separatist fighters have drawn closer to each other at several places along the tense front line in eastern Ukraine, monitors say, raising the risk of violent flare-ups that could wreck a shaky ceasefire. … …read more Source:...

    Syrian factor prompted heating up of Turkey’s rhetoric over the Crimea, turkologist says
    Mar24

    Syrian factor prompted heating up of Turkey’s rhetoric over the Crimea, turkologist says

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    Le Pen says, if elected, will mull swift lifting of Russia sanctions
    Mar24

    Le Pen says, if elected, will mull swift lifting of Russia sanctions

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – French far-right party leader Marine Le Pen said on Friday after meeting President Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin she would consider what she had to do to swiftly lift European Union sanctions imposed on Russia over the Ukraine crisis if elected. …read more Source: The...

    Facebook peace initiative: Over 27 lakh Indians and Pakistanis became FB friends on a single day!
    Mar24

    Facebook peace initiative: Over 27 lakh Indians and Pakistanis became FB friends on a single day!

    New Delhi, Mar 24: Despite the hostile relationship between India and Pakistan, people of both the countries continue to make bonds with each other on social media. According to the data released by the popular social networking site Facebook, 2,700,149 Indians and Pakistani turned a new leaf and became friends in a single day. Facebook on Friday...

    Ukraine military arsenal fire: One dead as house gets hit by a shell
    Mar24

    Ukraine military arsenal fire: One dead as house gets hit by a shell

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    On Tuesday, this Putin critic feared he would never be forgiven. On Thursday, he was shot in the head
    Mar24

    On Tuesday, this Putin critic feared he would never be forgiven. On Thursday, he was shot in the head

    Denis Voronenkov, a former Russian member of parliament and harsh critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, had much to worry about. On Tuesday evening, he said in an interview that he feared for his life, citing anonymous threats against him and his wife, Maria Maksakova, a former member of the United Russia party founded by Putin, with whom...

    Ex-Russian lawmaker and key Kremlin critic who fled to Ukraine is gunned down outside Kiev hotel
    Mar24

    Ex-Russian lawmaker and key Kremlin critic who fled to Ukraine is gunned down outside Kiev hotel

    A former Russian lawmaker who became a vociferous critic of Moscow following his recent move to Ukraine was shot and killed Thursday in Kiev, prompting harsh words between the two neighboring countries. , who had testified to Ukrainian investigators and criticized Russian policies after his move to Kiev last fall, was shot dead by an […] The post...

    Ukraine probes arms depot explosion, mly blames ?sabotage?
    Mar24

    Ukraine probes arms depot explosion, mly blames ?sabotage?

    KIEV: Ukraine on Thursday was probing a series of explosions that hit a munitions depot in the country’s east overnight as the military blamed the incident on an “act of sabotage”. “A fire broke out … as a result of an act of sabotage at a depot in the town of Balakliya where missiles and munitions were kept,”...

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