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    France says time to act on Congo, EU sanctions possible
    Oct04

    France says time to act on Congo, EU sanctions possible

    France said on Tuesday it was time to prevent the political situation worsening in Democratic Republic of Congo and consider imposing European Union sanctions. …read more Source: Channel...

    Putin Resurrects the KGB, Under New Super-Agency Called the Ministry of State Security
    Oct04

    Putin Resurrects the KGB, Under New Super-Agency Called the Ministry of State Security

    . . . MOSCOW – Soon after he was first appointed prime minister back in 1999, Vladimir Putin joked to an audience of top intelligence officers that a group of undercover spies, dispatched to infiltrate the government, was “successfully fulfilling its task.” It turns out Putin doesn’t do jokes. Over Putin’s years in power, not just the...

    Foreign tourists spent $82 million in Tajikistan in first half 2016
    Oct04

    Foreign tourists spent $82 million in Tajikistan in first half 2016

    DUSHANBE (TCA) — In the first half of this year, more than 163 thousand foreign tourists visited Tajikistan, spending almost US $82 million in the country, Avesta news agency reported citing Adkham Abdullozoda, the chairman of the Committee of Youth Affairs, Sports and Tourism of Tajikistan. According to Abdullozoda, in the first half of 2016,...

    Russian firm sells beds shaped like BUK missiles
    Oct04

    Russian firm sells beds shaped like BUK missiles

    KUALA LUMPUR: CaroBus, a St.Petersburg based company, has begun selling children’s beds in the shape of BUK missile launchers, according to a report by the Mirror. The beds are selling at 10,000 roubles or about GBP123. The children’s BUK-beds are part of a “defenders of the motherland” series to encourage children to be soldiers. It...

    Kazakhstan Ranks 53rd in Global Competitiveness Rating, Loses 11 Positions
    Oct04

    Kazakhstan Ranks 53rd in Global Competitiveness Rating, Loses 11 Positions

    The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. ASTANA – Kazakhstan lost 11 positions in the 2016-2017 Global Competiveness Report issued by the World Economic Forum (WEF). The country was ranked 53rd among 138 nations between Rwanda (52) and Costa Rica (54). “The Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) shows, to...

    Putin suspends nuclear pact, raising stakes in row with Washington
    Oct04

    Putin suspends nuclear pact, raising stakes in row with Washington

    Russian President Vladimir Putin attends an awarding ceremony at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, on September 22, 2016. Photo: Reuters MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday suspended a treaty with Washington on cleaning up weapons-grade plutonium, signaling he is willing to use nuclear disarmament as a new bargaining chip in disputes...

    Putin suspends weapons-grade plutonium deal with US
    Oct04

    Putin suspends weapons-grade plutonium deal with US

    President Vladimir Putin on Monday suspended a deal with the United States on the disposal of weapons-grade plutonium, once a symbol of US-Russian rapprochement that has fallen apart amid tensions over Ukraine, Syria and other disputes. …read more Source: The Times of...

    Putin suspends 2010 agreement to clean up weapons-grade plutonium with U.S.
    Oct04

    Putin suspends 2010 agreement to clean up weapons-grade plutonium with U.S.

    President Vladimir Putin on Monday suspended a treaty with Washington on cleaning up weapons-grade plutonium, signaling he is willing to use nuclear disarmament as a new bargaining chip in disputes with the United States over Ukraine and Syria. Starting in the last years of the Cold War, Russia and the United States signed a series […] The post...

    US-Russia relations plummet further over Syria, Ukraine
    Oct04

    US-Russia relations plummet further over Syria, Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Already testy, relations between the United States and Russia plummeted Monday as Washington suspended diplomatic contacts with Moscow over failed efforts to end the war in Syria and Vladimir Putin put on hold a deal with the U.S. on disposing weapons-grade plutonium. White House press secretary Josh Earnest speaks during the...

    Putin scraps plutonium disposal deal with ‘unfriendly’ US
    Oct04

    Putin scraps plutonium disposal deal with ‘unfriendly’ US

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday ordered a halt to an agreement with the United States on weapons-grade plutonium disposal in retaliation for Washington’s “unfriendly actions” amid a wider standoff with the West. The deal, signed in 2000, was meant to allow both nuclear powers to dispose of plutonium from their defense programmes,...

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