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    What the big win for Putin’s party at Russia vote tells us
    Sep20

    What the big win for Putin’s party at Russia vote tells us

    MOSCOW: The crushing victory of Russia’s ruling party has been welcomed as a vote for “stability” by President Vladimir Putin, but slammed as a catastrophe by the marginalised opposition. The record win for Putin’s party came despite the country suffering the longest economic crisis of the strongman’s 16-year rule, but the low...

    Syria declares ceasefire over as bombing of Aleppo reported
    Sep19

    Syria declares ceasefire over as bombing of Aleppo reported

    Syria’s military declared a week-long ceasefire over on Monday and air raids were reported in Aleppo, even as officials from the United States and Russia met behind closed doors in Geneva to try to extend the truce. Syrian or Russian warplanes bombed rebel-held areas in the city of Aleppo and nearby villages, the Syrian Observatory for...

    Putin cheers crushing win in Russia parliament vote
    Sep19

    Putin cheers crushing win in Russia parliament vote

    MOSCOW: Russia’s President Vladimir Putin on Monday hailed a vote for “stability” after his ruling party won a record number of seats at parliamentary polls amid a low turnout. The Kremlin’s United Russia scooped three quarters of the seats in the 450-member State Duma after bolstering its tally to over 54 percent at a nationwide vote...

    Vladimir Putin firms control with big win for Russia’s ruling party
    Sep19

    Vladimir Putin firms control with big win for Russia’s ruling party

    Vladimir Putin won even greater supremacy over Russia’s political system after the ruling United Russia party took three quarters of the seats in parliament in a weekend election, paving the way for him to run for a fourth term as president. With most votes counted, the party, founded by Putin almost 16 years ago after he first became...

    Study in Japan Reveals Over 40% of Single Men and Women Aged 18-34 Still Virgins
    Sep19

    Study in Japan Reveals Over 40% of Single Men and Women Aged 18-34 Still Virgins

    The institute said the increase in singles was particularly sharp for people in their late 20s . . TOKYO – According to a new study that highlights concerns about demographic challenges in Japan, people aged 18 to 34 found 42% of men and 44.2% of women have never had sex. The institute said the increase in singles was particularly sharp for...

    Freedom in Armenia and Nagorno Karabagh in 2016
    Sep19

    Freedom in Armenia and Nagorno Karabagh in 2016

    Freedom House has published the “Freedom in the World 2016” report which introduces the political rights and civil liberties situation in 195 countries and 15 disputed areas of the world from January 1 of 2015 to December 31 of 2015. The report divides the countries and disputed areas into three groups: free, partly free and not free. This report...

    Young Kazakh boxers win gold at Klitschko Brothers Youth Tournament
    Sep19

    Young Kazakh boxers win gold at Klitschko Brothers Youth Tournament

    ASTANA. KAZINFORM – Young Kazakhstani boxers have hauled two gold medals at the 18th Klitschko Brothers Youth Tournament in Berdychiv, Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Rio Paralympics 2016 end with music and relief
    Sep19

    Rio Paralympics 2016 end with music and relief

    Rio said farewell to the 2016 Paralympics on Sunday in a closing ceremony showcasing Brazil’s passion for music and celebrating what many consider to have been a surprisingly successful Games. The famous Maracana football stadium was packed, with the Paralympians themselves seated across the field, as proceedings kicked off with fireworks....

    Concerns remain after Ukraine awarded Champions League final
    Sep19

    Concerns remain after Ukraine awarded Champions League final

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia and Ukraine’s political rivalry will extend into the world of football next year as they try to outdo each other …read more Source: Taiwan...

    Putin’s party scores crushing win in Russia parliament vote
    Sep19

    Putin’s party scores crushing win in Russia parliament vote

    MOSCOW (AFP) – Russia’s ruling United Russia party has cruised to an easy victory in parliamentary polls that could pave the way for President Vladimir Putin to glide to a fourth term in 2018 elections, partial results showed.Sunday’s ballot for the 450-seat State Duma was smooth sailing for authorities desperate to avoid a...

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