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    No special status for east Ukraine without ceasefire – president
    Jan24

    No special status for east Ukraine without ceasefire – president

    Ukraine will not give its eastern regions greater autonomy until a lasting ceasefire with pro-Russian separatist rebels is in place, President Petro Poroshenko said on Sunday, in comments that could antagonise the rebels and the Kremlin. …read more Source: Channel...

    No special status for east Ukraine without ceasefire – president
    Jan24

    No special status for east Ukraine without ceasefire – president

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine will not give its eastern regions greater autonomy until a lasting ceasefire with pro-Russian separatist rebels is in place, President Petro Poroshenko said on Sunday, in comments that could antagonise the rebels and the Kremlin. …read more Source: The...

    France hopes to see Russia sanctions lifted ‘this summer’: French minister
    Jan24

    France hopes to see Russia sanctions lifted ‘this summer’: French minister

    France hopes that western sanctions imposed on Russia for its intervention in Ukraine will be lifted “this summer,” French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday. …read more Source: Channel...

    40,000 rally against government in ex-Soviet Moldova
    Jan24

    40,000 rally against government in ex-Soviet Moldova

    CHISINAU: Some 40,000 opposition demonstrators on Sunday took to the streets of Moldova’s capital Chisinau calling for early elections as a political crisis continues to rock the tiny ex-Soviet state. The protest movement — which includes forces from the left and right that are considered both pro-European and pro-Russian — has stepped up...

    Iran, China vow tighter ties as Xi visits
    Jan24

    Iran, China vow tighter ties as Xi visits

    TEHRAN: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday hailed a ‘new chapter’ in relations with China after talks with President Xi Jinping, who is touring the region to boost Beijing’s economic influence. The Asian giant and the Middle East’s foremost Shiite power aim to build economic ties worth up to US$600 billion within the...

    Oil wealth a blessing, energy dependence a curse for Russia’s economy
    Jan24

    Oil wealth a blessing, energy dependence a curse for Russia’s economy

    MOSCOW:Abundant oil and gas deposits have been a blessing for Russia, but they now feel like a curse as low prices propel the country into a deep economic crisis that shows no signs of abating, BSS/AFP. The ruble fell to a record dollar low this past week as global crude prices slumped to 12-year lows, highlighting at once Russia’s...

    Abe agrees with Putin to arrange unofficial visit to Russia
    Jan24

    Abe agrees with Putin to arrange unofficial visit to Russia

    TOKYO: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed Friday with Russian President Vladimir Putin to arrange an unofficial visit to Russia, possibly in spring, prior to a trip to Japan by the Russian leader. In their 40-minute telephone talks, Abe and Putin affirmed that the two governments will hold a vice minister-level meeting in February in Tokyo to...

    Iran, China pledge closer ties
    Jan24

    Iran, China pledge closer ties

    TEHRAN: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday hailed a “new chapter” in relations with China after talks with President Xi Jinping, who is touring the region to boost Beijing’s economic influence. The Asian giant and the Middle East’s foremost Shiite power aim to build economic ties worth up to $600 billion within the next 10...

    Ukraine-Georgia-Azerbaijan-Kazakhstan-China container train arrives in Baku Port
    Jan24

    Ukraine-Georgia-Azerbaijan-Kazakhstan-China container train arrives in Baku Port

    The first test train on Ukraine-Georgia-Azerbaijan-Kazakhstan-China route has arrived in a ferry terminal of Baku International Sea Trade Port in Alat, Azertag state news agency reported. …read more Source:...

    Burials begin for Burkina Faso nationals killed by jihadists
    Jan24

    Burials begin for Burkina Faso nationals killed by jihadists

    People hold printouts of flags from different countries, during the memorial ceremony for the victims of the recent hotel attack where extremist killed foreigners and Burkina Faso nationals, in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso on Saturday. Burials have begun for the 10 Burkina Faso nationals killed in last week’s attack on a cafe and hotel in the...

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