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    World’s first Pele shrine shines in war-torn Ukraine
    Mar18

    World’s first Pele shrine shines in war-torn Ukraine

    Lugansk, Ukraine – In the heart of an eastern Ukrainian city shaken by echoes of guns stands the world’s first shrine to football legend Pele that miraculously survived nearly two years of war.The creator of the unlikely Lugansk museum — painted in Brazilian gold and green and adorned by a bronze statue of Pele and a giant...

    ‘Russia can ramp up military presence in Syria within ‘hours’ if needed’
    Mar18

    ‘Russia can ramp up military presence in Syria within ‘hours’ if needed’

    MOSCOW (AFP) – President Vladimir Putin on Thursday warned Russia could ramp up its military presence in Syria within several hours if needed, as he urged all sides of the conflict to respect a ceasefire.Putin spoke during a ceremony in the Kremlins sumptuous St Georges Hall to bestow awards on servicemen who fought in Syria, with the...

    Sadiq for greater  cooperation with Ukraine
    Mar18

    Sadiq for greater cooperation with Ukraine

    ISLAMABAD: National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq on Thursday said relations with Ukraine form an important pillar of Pakistan’s outreach to the countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia as part of its endeavours to forge stronger connectivity and deeper cooperation. He was speaking to Ukrainian Ambassador Volodymyr Lakomov, who...

    Doping, Russia’s absence headline world indoor championships
    Mar18

    Doping, Russia’s absence headline world indoor championships

    An athlete jumps over hurdles on Wednesday, the day before the start of the World Indoor Athletics Championships in Portland, Oregon. (AP/Elaine Thompson)The face of Ashton Eaton is plastered on walls and buildings all over the city as the poster athlete for the world indoor championships.For the next few days, this is his town — he’s from...

    Europe must share data on warzone aviation risks
    Mar18

    Europe must share data on warzone aviation risks

    BERLIN: European countries must do a better job sharing information on the risk to civil aviation over conflict zones, said a report commissioned after the downing of MH17 over Ukraine and published Thursday. The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) said in a statement that a high-level task force recommended the development of a common risk...

    Germany's Economy Minister aims to get Russia sanctions lifted
    Mar17

    Germany's Economy Minister aims to get Russia sanctions lifted

    BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel called on Thursday for the European Union to try to create conditions by this summer to lift sanctions imposed against Russia over the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source: The...

    Germany’s Economy Minister aims to get Russia sanctions lifted
    Mar17

    Germany’s Economy Minister aims to get Russia sanctions lifted

    Germany’s Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel called on Thursday for the European Union to try to create conditions by this summer to lift sanctions imposed against Russia over the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source: Channel...

    Ukraine Vows Swift End to Political Crisis, Wins EU Offer of Visa-Free Travel
    Mar17

    Ukraine Vows Swift End to Political Crisis, Wins EU Offer of Visa-Free Travel

    …read more Source: The Jakarta...

    Germany, France, Ukraine say Minsk deals must be fully implemented
    Mar17

    Germany, France, Ukraine say Minsk deals must be fully implemented

    BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed with the presidents of France and Ukraine that the lifting of sanctions against Russia had to be linked to a full implementation of Minsk agreements, a German government spokesman said on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    It Needs to be Clarified Why and How does Gas Price Increase for the Consumer, when Russia Cheapens it: Simonov
    Mar17

    It Needs to be Clarified Why and How does Gas Price Increase for the Consumer, when Russia Cheapens it: Simonov

    “Armenia’s population should clarify how does the gas price increase after the border?” Konstantin Simonov, founder and CEO of Russian National Energy Security Foundation, economic and political analyst, said in an interview with 168.am, touching upon Armenia-Russia negotiations on gas. Note, Hovik Abrahamyan, RA Prime Minister, submitted a...

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