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    Kerry visits Switzerland for talks with Russian counterpart
    Jan20

    Kerry visits Switzerland for talks with Russian counterpart

    ZURICH (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Switzerland for talks with Russia’s foreign minister on Syria and Ukraine.Kerry arrived in Zurich …read more Source: Taiwan...

    Roger Federer sees off Alexandr Dolgopolov to reach third round of Australian Open
    Jan20

    Roger Federer sees off Alexandr Dolgopolov to reach third round of Australian Open

    Roger Federer overcame some feisty resistance from Alexandr Dolgopolov to safely advance to the third round of the Australian Open with a 6-3 7-5 6-1 victory on Wednesday. The Swiss third seed had romped through the opening set of their second round clash on Rod Laver Arena in just 26 minutes before the 27-year-old Ukrainian started to assert...

    Ukraine told to pay
    Jan20

    Ukraine told to pay

    MOSCOW: Russian gas giant Gazprom on Tuesday fired off a new salvo in Moscow’s feud with Ukraine by demanding some $2.5 billion for Kiev allegedly breaching its supply contract. Gazprom said in a statement that under the terms of its deal with Ukraine state firm Naftogaz, Kiev had to buy a minimum annual amount of gas from them or face a...

    Gazprom draws $2.549 bln gas bill to Naftogaz of Ukraine
    Jan19

    Gazprom draws $2.549 bln gas bill to Naftogaz of Ukraine

    MOSCOW. KAZINFORM – Russian gas giant Gazprom has drawn a $2.549 bln bill to Naftogaz of Ukraine for the Russian gas Ukraine had not taken in the third quarter of 2015 under “take or pay” condition, Gazprom said in a statement on Tuesday. …read more Source:...

    Winter freeze leaves 300 Ukraine towns without power
    Jan19

    Winter freeze leaves 300 Ukraine towns without power

    KIEV, Ukraine – Almost 300 Ukrainian towns were left without power on Tuesday, January 19, while snowdrifts and blizzards trapped hundreds of vehicles and dozens of ambulances across the former Soviet state. Ukraine’s emergency service said most of the outages were recorded on Monday evening … …read more Source:...

    Russians celebrate Epiphany by diving into freezing waters
    Jan19

    Russians celebrate Epiphany by diving into freezing waters

    Russian Orthodox believers bathe in ice water in a pond to mark Epiphany outside Simferopol, Crimea, Tuesday. Water that is blessed by a cleric on Epiphany is considered holy and pure until next year’s celebration, and is believed to have special powers of protection and healing. The Russian Orthodox Church follows the old Julian calendar,...

    After big win, Naomi Osaka gets another test: Japanese media
    Jan19

    After big win, Naomi Osaka gets another test: Japanese media

    Japan’s Naomi Osaka hits a forehand return to Donna Vekic of Croatia during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday. (AP/Rafiq Maqbool)Naomi Osaka, an 18-year-old tennis player from Japan, faced a room overflowing with Japanese journalists on Tuesday after beating Donna Vekic in...

    Vladimir Yevseyev: Weakening of Saudi Arabia and Iran to make it easier for U.S. to manage Near East and Middle East
    Jan19

    Vladimir Yevseyev: Weakening of Saudi Arabia and Iran to make it easier for U.S. to manage Near East and Middle East

    The conflict between Russia and Turkey has once again proved the strategic relations of Moscow and Yerevan and cast doubt on the alliance with Baku. What conclusion will Moscow draw from the situation? How all this will affect the future of these relations? Moscow has never considered its relations with Baku as allied ties. The matter has always...

    UK to send 3,500 first aid kits to Ukrainian Armed Forces
    Jan19

    UK to send 3,500 first aid kits to Ukrainian Armed Forces

    The supplies were requested by Ukraine, which has been in conflict with pro-Russian separatists since Russia annexed Crimea in March 2014. …read more Source: Kazakh...

    Putin, Qatari Emir talk Syria, economic cooperation
    Jan19

    Putin, Qatari Emir talk Syria, economic cooperation

    MOSCOW (AFP) – President Vladimir Putin and the Emir of Qatar on Monday discussed the Syrian crisis, as global powers seek to push the warring sides towards the negotiating table. Russia plays a main role when it comes to stability in the world, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani said at the start of the meeting at the Kremlin.We very much...

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