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    Ukraine postpones Eurovision ticket sales
    Feb08

    Ukraine postpones Eurovision ticket sales

    The launch of ticket sales for the Eurovision-2017 Song Contest postponed. …read more Source:...

    Belarus extradites Alexandr Lapshin to Azerbaijan
    Feb08

    Belarus extradites Alexandr Lapshin to Azerbaijan

    Belarus has extradited blog writer Alexandr Lapshin to Azerbaijan. Haqqin.az says that Lapshin, a citizen of Russia, Ukraine and Israel, was flown to Baku on a special charter flight. On February 7, the Supreme Court of Belarus rejected the blogger’s appeal against the Belarusian Prosecutor General’s Office on his extradition to...

    Vladimir Putin, Angela Merkel urge immediate ceasefire in Ukraine
    Feb08

    Vladimir Putin, Angela Merkel urge immediate ceasefire in Ukraine

    …read more Source: The Indian...

    Radio Free Europe debuts Russian-language TV channel as alternative to state-run media
    Feb08

    Radio Free Europe debuts Russian-language TV channel as alternative to state-run media

    U.S.-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty launched a new 24-hour Russian-language channel on Tuesday to offer Russian speakers living home and abroad a new alternative to government-run media. The channel, Current Time, is available on cable, satellite and digital platforms and aimed at millions of Russian speakers in Russia, the Baltics,...

    Ukraine may impose martial law if crisis deepens
    Feb08

    Ukraine may impose martial law if crisis deepens

    Ukraine may impose martial law if the crisis in the country’s eastern regions deepens, Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said late Monday. …read more Source: China Internet Information...

    Putin, Merkel urge immediate ceasefire in Ukraine
    Feb08

    Putin, Merkel urge immediate ceasefire in Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for an immediate restoration of a truce in southeastern Ukraine, the Kremlin said Tuesday. …read more Source: China Internet Information...

    German troops bulk up Nato-led force in Lithuania
    Feb08

    German troops bulk up Nato-led force in Lithuania

    RUKLA, Lithuania: Several hundred German soldiers arrived in Lithuania on Tuesday as part of the multinational Nato battalion being deployed in the country, part of the alliance’s effort to beef up its eastern flank. The battalion is one of four Nato is providing on a rotational basis to Lithuania and three other countries in light of a...

    Merkel urges Putin to help end violence in Ukraine
    Feb07

    Merkel urges Putin to help end violence in Ukraine

    February 08, 2017 5:00 AMBERLIN • German leader Angela Merkel has urged Russia’s Vla- dimir Putin in a telephone call to use his influence on separatists in eastern Ukraine to stop the violence there, a German government spokesman said. …read more Source: The Straits...

    Ambassador: Azerbaijan has strategic importance for Ukraine
    Feb07

    Ambassador: Azerbaijan has strategic importance for Ukraine

    Azerbaijan is of strategic importance for Ukraine as part of the implementation of the plan of replacing Russian oil with Azerbaijani oil, Alexander Mishchenko, Ukrainian extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassador to Azerbaijan, told Trend. …read more Source:...

    Singapore mandatory army training to stay in troubled world
    Feb07

    Singapore mandatory army training to stay in troubled world

    SINGAPORE: Singapore will keep its mandatory military service because it cannot depend on help from others in an uncertain world, the city-state’s defence minister said yesterday. Ng Eng Hen said conscription was crucial, especially for smaller countries like Singapore, and those who had abolished it ended up regretting their decision. One...

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