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    Xi, Putin to ‘harvest a fruits’ of deepening ties
    Nov09

    Xi, Putin to ‘harvest a fruits’ of deepening ties

    Russia’s President Vladimir Putin (L) and his Chinese reflection Xi Jinping shake hands during a signing rite during a Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on Nov 9, 2014. PHOTO: AFP BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Russian reflection Vladimir Putin betrothed ever-closer team-work Sunday as they met for a 10th time in...

    Thousands of balloons rise to sky to fete Berlin Wall fall
    Nov09

    Thousands of balloons rise to sky to fete Berlin Wall fall

    BERLIN (AFP) – Thousands of illuminated balloons sailed into the night sky Sunday from the former route of the Berlin Wall, as German Chancellor Angela Merkel said its fall 25 years ago proved that dreams can come true.The flight of the glowing white orbs through the heart of Berlin marked the climax of a huge open-air party at the...

    Worst East Ukraine Shelling for Month as Ceasefire Looks in Doubt
    Nov09

    Worst East Ukraine Shelling for Month as Ceasefire Looks in Doubt

    East Ukraine’s rebel stronghold Donetsk was pummelled on Sunday by the heaviest shelling in a month, and the OSCE said it spotted an armoured column of troops without insignia in rebel territory that … …read more Source:...

    Japan PM Shinzo Abe Urges Vladimir Putin to Ensure Ukraine Ceasefire Holds
    Nov09

    Japan PM Shinzo Abe Urges Vladimir Putin to Ensure Ukraine Ceasefire Holds

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday pressed Russian President Vladimir Putin to play a constructive role in ensuring that a shaky ceasefire in Ukraine holds. …read more Source:...

    Obama leaves for China, Myanmar, Australia tour
    Nov09

    Obama leaves for China, Myanmar, Australia tour

    WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama departed for China on Sunday, on a trip meant to help allay Washington’s sometimes tense relations with Beijing. Obama left Washington in the pre-dawn hours en route to an air force base in Alaska, where his plane refueled before traveling on to Beijing. The US leader was accompanied on his eight-day trip,...

    Japan's Abe urges Putin to ensure Ukraine ceasefire holds
    Nov09

    Japan's Abe urges Putin to ensure Ukraine ceasefire holds

    BEIJING (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday pressed Russian President Vladimir Putin to play a constructive role in ensuring that a shaky ceasefire in Ukraine holds. …read more Source: The...

    Gorbachev warns of ‘new Cold War’
    Nov09

    Gorbachev warns of ‘new Cold War’

    Tensions between the major powers have pushed the world closer to a new Cold War, former Soviet leader Mikhail S Gorbachev said Saturday. The 83-year-old accused the West, particularly the United States, of giving in to “triumphalism” after the collapse of the Soviet Union and the dissolution of the communist bloc a quarter century ago. The...

    Worst east Ukraine shelling for month as ceasefire looks in doubt
    Nov09

    Worst east Ukraine shelling for month as ceasefire looks in doubt

    DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) – East Ukraine’s rebel stronghold Donetsk was pummelled on Sunday by the heaviest shelling in a month, and the OSCE said it spotted an armoured column of troops without insignia in rebel territory that Kiev said proved Moscow had sent reinforcements. …read more Source: The...

    Intense artillery fire in Ukraine’s rebel bastion Donetsk
    Nov09

    Intense artillery fire in Ukraine’s rebel bastion Donetsk

    DONETSK, Ukraine: Ukraine’s separatist bastion of Donetsk came under intense artillery fire early yesterday, in a level of combat not seen in the region since a barely-observed ceasefire was signed in September.Firing close to the centre of Donetsk began to build up at 2.00am (2300 GMT Saturday), and could still be heard at the same...

    Gorbachev says world on brink of new Cold War
    Nov09

    Gorbachev says world on brink of new Cold War

    BERLIN: Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev warned in a speech in Berlin on Saturday that East-West tensions over the Ukraine crisis were threatening to push the world into a new Cold War, 25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall.Gorbachev, who is credited with forging a rapprochement with the West that led to the demise of communist regimes...

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