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    Belarus sentences Ukrainian to 8 years for spying
    May24

    Belarus sentences Ukrainian to 8 years for spying

    MINSK: A Belarussian court has sentenced a Ukrainian radio correspondent to more than eight years in prison for spying, Ukraine’s ambassador in Minsk Ihor Kizim told Reuters on Wednesday.Last November, Belarus’s KGB state security service said it had uncovered a spy ring working for Ukraine’s defence ministry set up by...

    Navalny, hundreds of supporters detained at anti-Putin rallies
    May06

    Navalny, hundreds of supporters detained at anti-Putin rallies

    MOSCOW: Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was detained along with more than a thousand of his supporters on Saturday during nationwide rallies against Vladimir Putin as police used force to break up rallies in Moscow and Saint Petersburg.Riot police beat protesters with truncheons, dragged them along the ground and threw them into police...

    Armenia protesters block roads, railways in stand-off with authorities
    May03

    Armenia protesters block roads, railways in stand-off with authorities

    YEREVAN: Protesters blocked roads and railways across Armenia on Wednesday, responding to a call from opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan for a campaign of civil disobedience to force the ruling elite to relinquish its grip on power.Armenia is locked in a political crisis after the ruling party, severely weakened after days of protests that forced...

    Skripal attack: Nato expels seven more Russian diplomats over UK spy poisoning
    Mar28

    Skripal attack: Nato expels seven more Russian diplomats over UK spy poisoning

    BRUSSELS: Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg said on Tuesday the alliance was expelling seven Russian diplomats to show that Moscow faces “costs and consequences” over a nerve agent attack on a former spy in Britain.Stoltenberg announced the maximum size of the Russian mission to Nato would also be slashed by a third, from 30 to 20, as part...

    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...

    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...

    Ex-double agent?s mysterious illness: UK warns Russia
    Mar07

    Ex-double agent?s mysterious illness: UK warns Russia

    SALISBURY, England: Britain warned on Tuesday it would respond robustly if Russia was shown to be behind the mysterious illness that struck down a former Russian double agent convicted of betraying dozens of spies to British intelligence.Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson named Sergei Skripal, once a colonel in Russia’s GRU military...

    Trump will be watching UN vote on al-Quds, US ambassador warns

    UNITED NATIONS: US Ambassador Nikki Haley on Wednesday warned countries that she will report back to President Donald Trump with the names of those who support a draft resolution rejecting the US decision to recognise al-Quds as Israel’s capital.The UN General Assembly will hold an emergency session Thursday to vote on the proposed measure...

    Russian mly pushes into foreign policy
    Dec14

    Russian mly pushes into foreign policy

    MOSCOW: From Damascus to Doha, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu has been showing up in unexpected places, a sign of the military’s growing influence under Vladimir Putin.In the past few months, at times wearing his desert military uniform, Shoigu has held talks with Syria’s president in Damascus, met Israel’s prime...

    Ex-Georgian president on hunger strike
    Dec10

    Ex-Georgian president on hunger strike

    KIEV: Former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili has gone on hunger strike to protest his arrest in Ukraine on charges of trying to stage a coup sponsored by Russia, his lawyer and supporters said Saturday.Kiev police rearrested the foe of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Friday after an attempt to detain him earlier in the week...

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