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    Russia's Putin, in home strait of election campaign, visits Crimea
    Mar14

    Russia's Putin, in home strait of election campaign, visits Crimea

    THE KERCH STRAIT (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday inspected a new bridge linking Crimea to Russia, touting his annexation of the peninsula to voters days before an election all but guaranteed to deliver him a second consecutive term in power. …read more Source: The...

    Singapore starts landmark public hearing on fake news
    Mar14

    Singapore starts landmark public hearing on fake news

    SINGAPORE: Singapore yesterday began a public hearing on how to tackle the threat of fake news, with speakers suggesting measures ranging from blocking websites to balancing the interests of national security and free speech. The wealthy city state is among the countries looking to introduce legislation to rein in fake news, a trend that has...

    A Chernobyl in the making
    Mar14

    A Chernobyl in the making

    A nuclear catastrophe looms from Yongbyon, North Korea, which could threaten to annihilate thousands of people and make some parts of North Korea, Russia and China uninhabitable for decades to come. Satellite image of North Korea’s light water nuclear reactor in Yongbyon. That deadly scenario also poses health risks to thousands, if not...

    Singapore starts landmark public hearing on fake news
    Mar14

    Singapore starts landmark public hearing on fake news

    SINGAPORE: Singapore on Wednesday began a public hearing on how to tackle the threat of fake news, with speakers suggesting measures ranging from blocking websites to balancing the interests of national security and free speech. The wealthy city-state is among the countries looking to introduce legislation to rein in fake news, a trend that has...

    Konstantin Kosachev: Selling weapons to Azerbaijan, we fulfill the  agreements reached before April 2016
    Mar14

    Konstantin Kosachev: Selling weapons to Azerbaijan, we fulfill the  agreements reached before April 2016

    ArmInfo.”Nagorno-Karabakh, fortunately, is not a hot spot, although we understand that the situation there is explosive especially given the April events of 2016,” Head of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of Russia Konstantin told a news conference in the Armenian parliament Kosachev,...

    British deadline to Russia expires, escalation expected
    Mar14

    British deadline to Russia expires, escalation expected

    LONDON: Britain braced for a showdown with Russia on Wednesday after a midnight deadline set by Prime Minister Theresa May expired without an explanation from Moscow about how a Soviet-era nerve toxin was used to strike down a former Russian double agent. The United States, European Union and NATO supported Britain after May said it was “highly...

    Russia calls poisoning accusations by Britain ‘nonsense’
    Mar14

    Russia calls poisoning accusations by Britain ‘nonsense’

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov gestures during a meeting at the Russian foreign ministry in Moscow, Tuesday March 13. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool)London (AP) — Russia on Tuesday dismissed accusations of any involvement in the poisoning of an ex-spy and his daughter as “nonsense,” saying it will only cooperate with a British...

    Kazakhstan labels fugitive tycoon’s political movement ‘extremist’
    Mar14

    Kazakhstan labels fugitive tycoon’s political movement ‘extremist’

    ASTANA (TCA) — A court in Kazakhstan has branded an opposition political movement established by Mukhtar Ablyazov, a fugitive critic of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, as an extremist organization, RFE/RL’s Kazakh Service reported. Astana’s Esil District Court ruled on March 13 that Democratic Choice of Kazakhstan (DVK)...

    Trump fires top diplomat Tillerson, names CIA chief as successor
    Mar14

    Trump fires top diplomat Tillerson, names CIA chief as successor

    WASHINGTON: Donald Trump on Tuesday sacked his top diplomat Rex Tillerson and named current CIA chief Mike Pompeo to succeed him, ending a rocky tenure by the Texas oilman who had frequently been at odds with the mercurial US president. A senior White House official said Trump wanted to reshuffle his team with a view to launching talks with North...

    Britain, Russia brace for showdown as deadline for nerve attack probe expires
    Mar14

    Britain, Russia brace for showdown as deadline for nerve attack probe expires

    Members of the emergency services wearing protective clothing work near the bench where former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found poisoned in Salisbury, Britain, March 13, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls LONDON: Britain braced for a showdown with Russia on Wednesday after a midnight deadline set by Prime...

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