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    Canada signals it will reengage with Russia despite Ukraine
    Jan28

    Canada signals it will reengage with Russia despite Ukraine

    Canada will seek closer relations with Russia despite deep tensions over Moscow’s actions in Ukraine, new Liberal Foreign Minister Stephane Dion signalled on Thursday, marking a major policy shift. Last October the Liberals defeated the Conservatives, who had cut most high-level ties with Moscow and slapped sanctions on Russian firms,...

    Protests greet ‘executioner’ Rouhani’s visit to France
    Jan28

    Protests greet ‘executioner’ Rouhani’s visit to France

    PARIS (AFP) – Hundreds of protesters on Thursday condemned Iranian President Hassan Rouhanis visit to France, with a Femen activist dramatising a surge in executions in Iran by staging a mock hanging on a bridge near the Eiffel Tower.Welcome Rouhani, executioner of freedom, read a banner on the Paris bridge from which the woman was...

    European Union Court Throws Out Sanctions Against 5 Ukraine Old Guard
    Jan28

    European Union Court Throws Out Sanctions Against 5 Ukraine Old Guard

    An EU court on Thursday annulled European Union sanctions against five Ukrainians, including two former prime ministers, because the bloc had wrongly found them at fault over embezzling state funds. …read more Source:...

    Azerbaijan U-21 football team win Antalya Cup VİDEO
    Jan28

    Azerbaijan U-21 football team win Antalya Cup VİDEO

    The Azerbaijan national under-21 football team have become the winner of the Antalya Cup. The Azerbaijani footballers defeated Ukraine 2-1, Saudi Arabia 3-0, Albania 4-0 and Bahrain 4-0 …read more Source: Azerbaijan State News...

    Ali Hasanov: Azerbaijan’s long-term strategy envisages new development stage
    Jan28

    Ali Hasanov: Azerbaijan’s long-term strategy envisages new development stage

    Political crisis observed in some parts of the world, worsening of confrontation between various poles, numerous conflicts from Syria to Ukraine and active participation of global forces in them, relate to a number of factors that cause the deepening of the global crisis, Azerbaijani president’s aide for public and political affairs Ali...

    NATO looks to combat Russia’s ‘information weapon’
    Jan28

    NATO looks to combat Russia’s ‘information weapon’

    PHUKET: NATO may combat Kremlin “weaponisation of information” used to support action such as the 2014 seizure of Crimea by creating a new more powerful communications section and declassifying more sensitive material, according to draft plans.Both NATO and the European Union are concerned by Russia’s ability to use television...

    NATO Mulls First Russia Talks Since 2014: Jens Stoltenberg
    Jan28

    NATO Mulls First Russia Talks Since 2014: Jens Stoltenberg

    NATO head Jens Stoltenberg confirmed Thursday the alliance is discussing whether to hold its first formal talks with Russia since 2014 when the Ukraine crisis plunged relations into a deep freeze. …read more Source:...

    Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan among world’s most corrupt — watchdog
    Jan28

    Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan among world’s most corrupt — watchdog

    BISHKEK (TCA) — In its 2015 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) released on January 27, Transparency International ranked 168 countries based on perceived levels of public-sector corruption. The most corrupt countries in Central Asia, according to the index, were Afghanistan (ranked 166th), Turkmenistan (156th), and Uzbekistan (153rd). Tajikistan...

    NATO looks to combat Russia’s ‘information weapon’: document
    Jan28

    NATO looks to combat Russia’s ‘information weapon’: document

    BRUSSELS: NATO may combat Kremlin “weaponisation of information” used to support action such as the 2014 seizure of Crimea by creating a new more powerful communications section and declassifying more sensitive material, according to draft plans. Both NATO and the European Union are concerned by Russia’s ability to use television and the...

    France seeks new EU sanctions against Iran, even as Rouhani signs deals worth billions
    Jan28

    France seeks new EU sanctions against Iran, even as Rouhani signs deals worth billions

    France has asked its European Union partners to consider new sanctions on Iran for its recent missile tests, officials have said, even as Paris welcomed the president of the Islamic Republic, which is flush with funds from the lifting of other sanctions over Tehran’s nucl …read more Source: South China Morning...

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