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    PACE: Media freedom under serious threat in Azerbaijan
    Jan25

    PACE: Media freedom under serious threat in Azerbaijan

    PACE has expressed its concern at the many cases of serious threats to media freedom in Europe listed by the Platform to promote the protection of journalism and safety of journalists, set up by the Council of Europe in 2015. A resolution adopted on January 24 by the Assembly, on the basis of a report by Volodymyr Ariev (Ukraine), highlights the...

    More Mandarin learners in Ukraine
    Jan25

    More Mandarin learners in Ukraine

    Ukrainian Zvenyhorodskyi Pavlo says he has learned two things in his journey to learn Chinese. “First, is to adjust your attitude, and second, to respect and embrace the culture. Hotpot, for instance, could be a good start.” In October, the 21-year-old, whose Chinese name is Zeng Ziru, won the second prize in Chinese Bridge, an annual...

    Nepal slips 1 position down in Corruption Perceptions Index
    Jan25

    Nepal slips 1 position down in Corruption Perceptions Index

    KATHMANDU: Nepal slipped one position down in the Corruption Perceptions Index made public by the Transparency International today. Nepal has slipped to the 131st position in the Index. Last year, Nepal was at the 130th position. Nepal shares the position with Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia and Ukraine with 29 points. Denmark and New Zealand are at the...

    Nepal slips 1 position down in Corruption Perception Index
    Jan25

    Nepal slips 1 position down in Corruption Perception Index

    Source: Transparency International KATHMANDU: Nepal slipped one position down in the Corruption Perception Index made public by the Transparency International today. Nepal has slipped to the 131st position in the Index. Last year, Nepal was at the 130th position. Nepal shares the position with Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia and Ukraine with 29 points....

    No reason to ease sanctions against Russia: Ukrainian president
    Jan25

    No reason to ease sanctions against Russia: Ukrainian president

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Tuesday that there is no reason to relieve the sanctions imposed by the United States and the European Union (EU) on Russia. …read more Source: China Internet Information...

    Council of Europe decries rising attacks against media
    Jan25

    Council of Europe decries rising attacks against media

    Protesters hold copies of Turkish daily newspaper “Cumhuriyet” during a demonstration outside the newspaper’s headquarters in Ankara in November 2016, following the arrest of nine Cumhuriyet staff – AFP STRASBOURG (FRANCE): The Council of Europe on Tuesday voiced concern at the rising levels of violence against journalists throughout the...

    Tajik women train to shoulder work men left behind
    Jan25

    Tajik women train to shoulder work men left behind

    DUSHANBE, Tajikistan: Wearing blue overalls, trainee mechanic Marjona Abdulloeva carefully examines a car chassis at a government-run training centre in Tajikistan, an ex-Soviet republic hit hard by the recession in Russia. The 20-year-old hopes to be the first woman to earn a car mechanic’s diploma at the Dushanbe centre, as a growing...

    Sirisena hopes to further strengthen relations with India
    Jan24

    Sirisena hopes to further strengthen relations with India

    Colombo, Jan 24 (PTI) Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena today hoped that the long-established Indo-Lanka ties will be further strenghened with an experienced diplomat taking over as the Indian envoy here. Sirisena’s comments came as the new Indian High Commissioner to Colombo, Taranjith Singh Sandhu, presented his credentials to...

    EU unblocks visa-free regime for Ukraine, Georgia
    Jan24

    EU unblocks visa-free regime for Ukraine, Georgia

    Georgian and Ukrainian citizens may gain visa-free entry to the European Union (EU) very soon. …read more Source:...

    Exclusive: Germany nears decision to beef up short-range air defenses – sources
    Jan24

    Exclusive: Germany nears decision to beef up short-range air defenses – sources

    BERLIN – Germany is nearing a decision to replace its aging short-range air defense systems and help fill a gap that has caused concern among NATO members after Russia’s annexation of Crimea, two sources familiar with the issue said. A decision… …read more Source:...

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