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    Parties, Observers in Final Preparations for March 20 Elections
    Mar15

    Parties, Observers in Final Preparations for March 20 Elections

    The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. ASTANA – The six parties competing for 98 seats in Kazakhstan’s Mazhilis (lower chamber of Parliament) and the 10,825 candidates running for seats in maslikhats (local legislatures) are intensifying their campaigns in the final days before the March 20...

    Real snatch late victory
    Mar15

    Real snatch late victory

    Madrid, March 14 Casemiro headed an 89th minute winner to earn Real Madrid a barely deserved 2-1 victory at Las Palmas in La Liga on Sunday as they closed the gap on second-placed Atletico Madrid to four points. The Brazilian midfielder’s first goal for the club came off a corner two minutes after the home side’s Willian Jose had...

    Europe-Russia mission departs on hunt for life on Mars
    Mar15

    Europe-Russia mission departs on hunt for life on Mars

    BAIKONUR: A joint European-Russian mission aiming to search for traces of life on Mars left Earth’s orbit Monday at the start of a seven-month unmanned journey to the Red Planet, space agency managers said. The Proton rocket carrying the Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) to examine Mars’ atmosphere and a descent module that will conduct a test...

    Slovenia invites Putin to WWI event despite EU tensions
    Mar14

    Slovenia invites Putin to WWI event despite EU tensions

    Pool/AFP/File | Russian President Vladimir Putin gives a speech during a state awards ceremony at the Kremlin in Moscow, on March 10, 2016 LJUBLJANA: Slovenia said on Monday it has invited Russian President Vladimir Putin to attend a World War I commemoration event in spite of Western sanctions imposed on Moscow over the Ukraine crisis. “Our...

    Proximity along contact line in east Ukraine raises violence risks – OSCE
    Mar14

    Proximity along contact line in east Ukraine raises violence risks – OSCE

    International monitors want Ukrainian government forces and Russia-backed separatists to pull further apart along the line of contact in east Ukraine, a senior official with Europe’s main security and rights watchdog said on Monday. …read more Source: Channel...

    Proximity along contact line in east Ukraine raises violence risks – OSCE
    Mar14

    Proximity along contact line in east Ukraine raises violence risks – OSCE

    BERLIN (Reuters) – International monitors want Ukrainian government forces and Russia-backed separatists to pull further apart along the line of contact in east Ukraine, a senior official with Europe’s main security and rights watchdog said on Monday. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine’s president sees finance minister as option to replace PM
    Mar14

    Ukraine’s president sees finance minister as option to replace PM

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko sees Finance Minister Natalia Yaresko as possibly taking over as prime minister, his spokesman said on Monday, having repeatedly urged the government to resign saying that it had lost the trust of the people. …read more Source: Channel...

    Ukraine President sees Yaresko as possible PM – spokesman
    Mar14

    Ukraine President sees Yaresko as possible PM – spokesman

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko sees Finance Minister Natalia Yaresko as possibly taking over as prime minister, his spokesman said on Monday, having repeatedly urged the government to resign saying that it had lost the trust of the people. …read more Source: The...

    Man City closes in on 1st Champions League quarterfinal spot
    Mar14

    Man City closes in on 1st Champions League quarterfinal spot

    Manchester City’s David Silva (left) and Norwich City’s Cameron Jerome battle for the ball during the English Premier League soccer match at Carrow Road, Norwich, England, on Saturday March 12, 2016. Photo: Photo: AP MANCHESTER: Eight years after an influx of money from Abu Dhabi transformed Manchester City’s fortunes, the team...

    EU must stand firm against Russia: ministers
    Mar14

    EU must stand firm against Russia: ministers

    BRUSSELS, March 14, 2016 (AFP) – The European Union must stand up to Russia to defend core political and security interests even while trying to find common cause on issues such as the Syrian conflict, the blocs foreign ministers said Monday.The ministers gathered in Brussels for a regular monthly meeting which for the first time in a year...

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