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Putin meets France’s Le Pen in Moscow
Mar25

Putin meets France’s Le Pen in Moscow

MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin met French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen as she visited Moscow on Friday, with the Russian leader stressing that the Kremlin does not meddle in France s politics. Le Pen’s meeting with Putin comes a month before the first round of the French presidential vote and as she tries to boost her...

Football: Buffon reaches 1,000 as Italy and Spain cruise
Mar25

Football: Buffon reaches 1,000 as Italy and Spain cruise

PARIS (AFP) – Italy kept pace with Spain in European World Cup qualifying as goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon played his 1,000th professional match in a 2-0 victory over Albania on Friday.A first-half Daniele De Rossi penalty and late second from Ciro Immobile was enough to earn the Azzurri three points but they remain behind Spain on goal...

Putin meets France’s Le Pen in Moscow
Mar25

Putin meets France’s Le Pen in Moscow

MOSCOW (AFP) – President Vladimir Putin met French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen as she visited Moscow on Friday, with the Russian leader stressing that the Kremlin does not meddle in Frances politics.Le Pens meeting with Putin — their first, according to Moscow — comes a month before the first round of the...

France?s Le Pen says Putin embodies ?new vision? of world
Mar25

France?s Le Pen says Putin embodies ?new vision? of world

MOSCOW: France’s far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen said Russian President Vladimir Putin represents a “new vision” of the world, following her meeting with the Kremlin strongman in Moscow on Friday. “He represents a sovereign nation,” the leader of the National Front far-right party told reporters....

One dead after blasts at eastern Ukraine arms depot
Mar24

One dead after blasts at eastern Ukraine arms depot

KIEV (AFP) – Ukraine on Friday said one person has died as a result of a fire that broke out at an arms depot in the countrys east, sparking explosions and forcing a mass evacuation.Ukrainian authorities have blamed Thursdays fire on an act of sabotage and opened investigations into possible diversion or negligence of military personnel.The...

Ukraine probes arms depot explosion, mly blames ?sabotage?
Mar24

Ukraine probes arms depot explosion, mly blames ?sabotage?

KIEV: Ukraine on Thursday was probing a series of explosions that hit a munitions depot in the country’s east overnight as the military blamed the incident on an “act of sabotage”. “A fire broke out … as a result of an act of sabotage at a depot in the town of Balakliya where missiles and munitions were kept,”...

Ex-Russian lawmaker shot dead in Kiev
Mar23

Ex-Russian lawmaker shot dead in Kiev

A former Russian lawmaker who fled Moscow for Ukraine and was critical of President Vladimir Putin was shot dead in Kiev. Denis Voronenkov was killed Thursday at about 11:40 a.m. near the Premier Palace hotel in the center of Ukraine’s capital, the local police chief said in televised comments. Voronenkov’s bodyguard was injured in...

Lithuanian MP faces impeachment for ties to Russian spy
Mar23

Lithuanian MP faces impeachment for ties to Russian spy

VILNIUS: Lithuania’s parliament on Wednesday launched impeachment procedures against a lawmaker over his ties with a former Russian spy and a Kremlin-controlled energy company, as tensions with Moscow simmer. Mindaugas Bastys, 52, resigned as deputy speaker of parliament after being denied top security clearance by the intelligence agency...

Ukraine is Pakistan’s reliable, constructive partner: Ambassador Lakomov
Mar22

Ukraine is Pakistan’s reliable, constructive partner: Ambassador Lakomov

ISLAMABAD: The Ukrainian Ambassador Volodymyr Lakomov has said that Ukraine is a reliable and constructive partner of Pakistan and always stood with it at international and regional level. He was addressing at a web-seminar, jointly organised by Embassy of Ukraine in Pakistan, School of Politics and International Relations (SPIR) of Quaid-e-Azam...

US Secretary of State to skip NATO meeting, head to Russia instead
Mar21

US Secretary of State to skip NATO meeting, head to Russia instead

BRUSSELS: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will skip a meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Brussels in April, but will travel to Russia and Italy the same month, a US official said Tuesday. Tillerson will be replaced by a lower-level official at the NATO meeting on April 5-6, a development that will likely fuel new concerns about US President...

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