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    Putin order for bomb threat plane to be downed in 2014 canceled after false alarm
    Mar12

    Putin order for bomb threat plane to be downed in 2014 canceled after false alarm

    MOSCOW: Russia’s Vladimir Putin in 2014 ordered a passenger aircraft which was reported to be carrying a bomb and targeting the opening of the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi to be downed, the president said in a film shown on Sunday. In a 2-hour documentary titled “Putin” and available on Russian social media, Putin told reporter Andrey...

    Serena, Venus win to set up third-round clash
    Mar12

    Serena, Venus win to set up third-round clash

    Monitoring Desk Indian Wells: Serena Williams continued her tennis comeback with a 7-6(5) 7-5 win over Kiki Bertens at the BNP Paribas Open on Saturday, setting up a third-round encounter with her sister Venus. Serena, who is returning to the sport after taking more than a year away to have a baby, was ragged at times but used her power to wear...

    Putin order for bomb threat plane to be downed in 2014 cancelled after false alarm
    Mar12

    Putin order for bomb threat plane to be downed in 2014 cancelled after false alarm

    MOSCOW: Russia´s Vladimir Putin in 2014 ordered a passenger aircraft which was reported to be carrying a bomb and targeting the opening of the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi to be downed, the president said in a film shown on Sunday.In a 2-hour documentary titled “Putin” and available on Russian social media, Putin told reporter Andrey Kondrashov...

    Vladimir Putin Ordered to Shoot Down ‘Hijacked’ Turkish Plane Carrying 110 Passengers Over Threat to Olympics; Withdrew Orders Later
    Mar12

    Vladimir Putin Ordered to Shoot Down ‘Hijacked’ Turkish Plane Carrying 110 Passengers Over Threat to Olympics; Withdrew Orders Later

    Moscow, March 12: Russian President Vladimir Putin had ordered to shoot down a passenger plane in 2014 after reports that it had been hijacked and was being ordered to land at Sochi, where winter Olympics were being held. President Putin revealed this in a 2-hour documentary titled “Putin”. The leader told journalist Andrey Kondrashov that he...

    Crimea will never return to Ukraine: Putin
    Mar12

    Crimea will never return to Ukraine: Putin

    MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that under no circumstances would he give Crimea back to Ukraine, speaking in a new documentary released Sunday ahead of his expected re-election in next week’s poll.”What, have you gone mad?” he told a journalist who asked him if there were any circumstances under which the...

    Maybe ‘Jews’ but not Kremlin meddled in US election: Putin
    Mar11

    Maybe ‘Jews’ but not Kremlin meddled in US election: Putin

    President Vladimir Putin suggested in a US television interview that Ukrainians, Tatars or “Jews,” could have meddled in the 2016 US presidential election — but not the Kremlin. “Why have you decided the Russian authorities, myself included, gave anybody permission to do this?” Putin asked in the often-combative interview with NBC television. The...

    Putin says he will ‘never’ give Crimea back to Ukraine
    Mar11

    Putin says he will ‘never’ give Crimea back to Ukraine

    MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that under no circumstances would he give Crimea back to Ukraine, speaking in a new documentary released Sunday ahead of his expected re-election in next week’s poll. “What, have you gone mad?” he told a journalist who asked him if there were any circumstances under which the...

    West-Russia relations tense as Russians prepare to vote
    Mar11

    West-Russia relations tense as Russians prepare to vote

    MOSCOW: Vladimir Putin’s pre-election nuclear sabre-rattling has raised the stakes in Moscow’s confrontation with the West on the eve of his fourth Kremlin term. The 65-year-old former KGB officer is all but guaranteed to extend his rule until 2024 in a presidential election on March 18 that follows an anaemic campaign punctuated by...

    Putin’s Russia: From basket case to resurgent superpower
    Mar11

    Putin’s Russia: From basket case to resurgent superpower

    Since Putin was last elected in 2012, Russians have invaded Ukraine, annexed Crimea, blanket-bombed Syria and been accused of meddling in the U.S. presidential election. Putin has also claimed to have a scary new nuclear arsenal. …read more Source: The Times of...

    Zhaina International Women’s Forum discusses female entrepreneurship, empowerment
    Mar11

    Zhaina International Women’s Forum discusses female entrepreneurship, empowerment

    The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. ASTANA – The March 4 Zhaina International Women’s Forum in Astana attracted more than 600 participants from Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Malaysia and the U.S. to discuss female entrepreneurship and empowerment. “There is a global trend of women...

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