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    Armenia protesters block roads, railways in stand-off with authorities
    May03

    Armenia protesters block roads, railways in stand-off with authorities

    YEREVAN: Protesters blocked roads and railways across Armenia on Wednesday, responding to a call from opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan for a campaign of civil disobedience to force the ruling elite to relinquish its grip on power.Armenia is locked in a political crisis after the ruling party, severely weakened after days of protests that forced...

    Ukraine to mirror U.S. sanctions on Russian tycoons
    May02

    Ukraine to mirror U.S. sanctions on Russian tycoons

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine has decided to expand sanctions on Russian companies and entities to mirror those of the United States, which has blacklisted tycoons and allies of Russia’s Vladimir Putin, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Wednesday. …read more Source: The...

    Saakashvili to the Republican Party of Armenia: you have problems not  with an international conspiracy, but with your own people
    May02

    Saakashvili to the Republican Party of Armenia: you have problems not  with an international conspiracy, but with your own people

    ArmInfo.Ex-president of Georgia, leader of the Ukrainian party “Rukh Novikhikh Sistem” Mikhail Saakashvili stated that he is not familiar with the leader of the protests in Armenia, the oppositionist Nikol Pashinyan. He wrote about this in Facebook. “Some idiots in the Armenian National Assembly accused Pashinyan of having...

    Protesters block roads across Armenia in stand-off with authorities
    May02

    Protesters block roads across Armenia in stand-off with authorities

    By Margarita Antidze and Hasmik Mkrtchyan YEREVAN (Reuters) – Armenian protesters blocked roads in and around the capital on Wednesday, responding to a call from opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan for a campaign of civil disobedience to force the ruling elite to relinquish its grip on power. Ex-Soviet Armenia is locked in a political crisis...

    Trump blasts leak of questions he could face in Russia probe
    May02

    Trump blasts leak of questions he could face in Russia probe

    WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Tuesday criticised the leak of more than 40 questions that Special Counsel Robert Mueller wants to ask him as part of a probe into Russia’s alleged election meddling and possible collusion by the Trump campaign. As negotiations continue over whether Trump will sit for an interview, the New York Times...

    Want to become first Pakistani UFC champion, says MMA fighter Mehmosh Raza
    May02

    Want to become first Pakistani UFC champion, says MMA fighter Mehmosh Raza

    Pakistan’s emerging Mix Martial Arts (MMA) fighter Mehmosh ‘The Renegade” Raza on Sunday outclassed Ukraine’s Igor Gryckiv in the third round at the Rebel FC-7 Fight for Honour featherweight class in Shanghai Mehmosh only took five minutes in the third round to bring Gryckiv down as the judges unanimously declared him the winner of...

    Sanctions force Russia to cut defense spending
    May02

    Sanctions force Russia to cut defense spending

    Russia’s military expense last year came in at US$66.3 billion. (AFP pic) STOCKHOLM: Russia’s military spending fell sharply in 2017 for the first time since 1998 as a slew of Western economic sanctions hit government coffers hard, a closely followed review said on Wednesday. Despite soaring tensions between Moscow and the West,...

    Russian military spending falls, could affect operations: think-tank
    May02

    Russian military spending falls, could affect operations: think-tank

    File – Russian S-400 missile air defence systems drive during the military parade to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the battle of Stalingrad in World War Two, in the city of Volgograd, Russia, on February 2, 2018. Photo: Reuters STOCKHOLM: Russian military spending fell by a fifth last year, its first decline in nearly two decades, with...

    Armenia protest leader fails in bid to become interim PM
    May02

    Armenia protest leader fails in bid to become interim PM

    YEREVAN (AFP): Nikol Pashinyan failed in his bid to be elected interim prime minister of Armenia. According to the local ArmenPress news agency only 46 lawmakers voted in favour of him becoming prime minister – he needed 53 votes to be elected. He was the only candidate, but the ruling Republican Party had refused to endorse him. Earlier, tens of...

    Armenia opposition leader calls supporters out onto streets
    May01

    Armenia opposition leader calls supporters out onto streets

    Armenian opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan addresses lawmakers during a parliament session to elect an interim prime minister, in Yerevan, Armenia, on May 1, 2018. Photo: Reuters YEREVAN: Armenian opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan on Tuesday urged supporters to take to the streets to pressure parliament to choose him as the next prime minister....

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