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    President Xi Jinping Suppresses Legal Activism Movement in China
    Aug05

    President Xi Jinping Suppresses Legal Activism Movement in China

    China’s crackdown raises familiar specter of foreign forces . . BEIJING – In halting televised confessions and emotional courtroom testimony, Chinese lawyers and activists held in a government crackdown have voiced the same ominous message: Shadowy foreign forces are funding, directing and encouraging activities bent on destabilizing...

    The Huffington Post: It’s Time for Armenia’s Leader to Go
    Aug05

    The Huffington Post: It’s Time for Armenia’s Leader to Go

    The Huffington Post has published an article covering the latest events in Yerevan where a group of armed Karabakh war veterans seized a police compound demanding among others the resignation of the president and release of the jailed oppositionist Jirayr Sefilyan. In her article titled “It’s time for Armenia’s leader to...

    170,000 ink petition demanding Russia PM’s resignation
    Aug05

    170,000 ink petition demanding Russia PM’s resignation

    MOSCOW: More than 170,000 Russians have signed an online petition to President Vladimir Putin calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev over his recent comments on teachers’ pay. The petition posted on Change.org came after the premier advised a low-paid lecturer to go into business if he wanted to make money....

    Tens of thousands call for Russian PM’s dismissal
    Aug05

    Tens of thousands call for Russian PM’s dismissal

    MOSCOW — A petition calling on Russia’s president to sack Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, whose comments about teachers’ pay sparked outrage earlier this week, has attracted more than a hundred thousand signatures. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, center, listens to Sevastopol governor Sergei Menyailo, right, as he visits new...

    Rio 2016: Gymnast Simone Biles says she learnt not to bite into the hype and pressure
    Aug05

    Rio 2016: Gymnast Simone Biles says she learnt not to bite into the hype and pressure

    There is only one person who appears capable of beating gymnast Simone Biles at the Rio Olympics — Simone Biles. With an abundance of talent and flair oozing out of every pore of her tiny 1.45 metre frame, she has shown over the past three years as she has piled up numerous records that she has no equal in the sport. She is already the most...

    Obama turns up pressure on Putin over Syria
    Aug05

    Obama turns up pressure on Putin over Syria

    WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama warned Russia faces fierce international rebuke if it continues to make common cause with Syria’s brutal regime, signaling a renewed push to end the bloody five-year civil war. Obama said Russia risked casting itself as an “irresponsible actor” on the world stage, after meeting with top aides at the...

    Former U.S. security officials call Trump comments 'disgraceful'
    Aug05

    Former U.S. security officials call Trump comments 'disgraceful'

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A group of former U.S. national security officials, including some who have worked for top Republicans, called Donald Trump’s recent comments about NATO, Russia’s annexation of Crimea and other matters “disgraceful” in a letter released on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    Shifting from Russia, Ukraine strikes US nuclear fuel deal
    Aug04

    Shifting from Russia, Ukraine strikes US nuclear fuel deal

    About half of Ukraine’s energy is produced by nuclear power stations that still operate in the wake of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster. (File) Ukraine said on Thursday it had reac …read more Source: The Indian...

    Ukraine rejects Russia’s proposed ambassador to Kiev
    Aug04

    Ukraine rejects Russia’s proposed ambassador to Kiev

    The Kremlin has proposed Mikhail Babich as a candidate for Russia’s ambassador to Kiev, but Ukrainian foreign ministry official Olena Zerkal said Kiev had decided not to consider the pr …read more Source: The Indian...

    Ukraine rejects Russia's proposed ambassador to Kiev
    Aug04

    Ukraine rejects Russia's proposed ambassador to Kiev

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine has rejected Russia’s proposed candidate for its next ambassador to Kiev, a senior Ukrainian foreign ministry official said. …read more Source: The...

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